A worth sharing quality lifestyle - Ingolstadt Village

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慕尼黑慶祝農曆新年的氣氛比起其他歐洲城市顯得略微清淡;不過另一半喜歡華人文化,也熱衷享受亞洲美食,我們甚至每年張貼新的春聯,所以還是可以感受過年喜氣的氛圍。除此之外,到Ingolstadt Village折扣購物村採買年貨也讓我十分期待倒年夜數時刻的來臨。

每年農曆年前常會受Ingolstadt Village與Wertheim Village邀請拍攝新年專輯。往年大多以時尚主題為發想,不過今年想嘗試不同的內容。最主要原因是,我想呈現出可以產生更多互動的主題。不只是為了社群發文,同時也是我和家人間的互動,那些平凡卻讓我珍惜的確幸時刻,像是旅行、烹飪、吃食、音樂或電影等。

於是我把主題設定在居家生活,鎖定購物村裡五大品牌:Le Creuset、Rosenthal、Type Hype、WMF與Zwilling,這些同時也是華人客群喜歡的品牌,希望可以提供不同的購物靈感。在挑選拍攝商品時,也是倚著私心、假想成是自己的購物清單。如果是自己用,想買什麼回家、這個價格划算嗎、實用嗎?沒想到這份拍攝清單就成為了自己的願望單,期待每回來購物村時,以預算與使用優先等條件依序入手。

The Bicester Village Collection在德國有兩座購物村,慕尼黑近郊的Ingolstadt Village與法蘭克福近郊的Wertheim Village,在不同季節與特殊節日都會提供額外的優惠與折扣。因為優惠有時效性,所以在文章內不特別記載。不過在出發前,可以利用購物村的網站查詢,抵達購物村後也先到服務中心詢問,領取優惠與折扣資訊。購物村裡的服務中心與每個品牌店面裡都全時間提供中文服務員,對說華語的顧客來說很方便,在購物、退稅等諮詢就更方便了。

The atmosphere of the Lunar New Year in Munich is slightly less than in other European cities. However, my other half likes Chinese culture and enjoys Asian cuisine. We even post new Spring Festival couplets every year, so we can still feel the festive atmosphere of the New Year. Also, buying new year's goods at the Ingolstadt Village makes me looking forward to the New Year moment.

Every year before the Lunar New Year, I am often invited by Ingolstadt Village or Wertheim Village to shoot a New Year album. Most of the previous years were based on fashion themes, but I wanted to try different content this year. The main reason is that I want to present issues that can create more interaction. It's not just for the social media, but also the communication between my family and me, the ordinary moments that make me cherish, such as travel, cooking, dining, music or movies.

So I set the theme in home living and lifestyle. I focused on the five brands in the Ingolstadt Village : Le Creuset, Rosenthal, Type Hype, WMF and Zwilling, which are also the brands that we Chinese people like, and hope to present different shopping inspiration. When choosing products for shooting, I imagined that it was my shopping list. If it was for my own use, what do I want to buy? Is this price reasonable, practical? Sure enough, this list has become my wish list, and I look forward to the next time when I revisit Ingolstadt Village to collect them one after another.

The Bicester Village Collection has two shopping villages in Germany, Ingolstadt Village in the outskirts of Munich and Wertheim Village in the outskirts of Frankfurt. Additional discounts sale offered in different seasons and special holidays. Because each offer always has a fixed period, I do not record in the article. However, before departure, you can use the website of the shopping villages to check the discount information. After arriving at the shopping villages, you shall go to the service center firstly to ask for the seasonal discount news. Chinese speaking staff is available in the service center and all stores in both Villages. It is very convenient for Chinese-speaking customers. Do not hesitate to ask for shopping and tax refund information.

 
 
 
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TYPE HYPE

Little fine stuff for your quality life. And of course, a cup of nice coffee.

來自柏林的Type Hype於2018年夏天時在Ingolstadt Village開設店面,提供生活居家小物。多元活潑的風格元素在慕尼黑顯得有風格、十分亮眼。同時,Type Hype也提供美味的咖啡糕點,溫暖具有設計的氛圍讓人只想捧著咖啡在購物之後享受片刻時光呢。

Type Hype from Berlin opened a store in Ingolstadt Village in the summer of 2018 to provide home living and lifestyle goods. The diverse and lively elements make itself unique in Munich. At the same time, Type Hype offers delicious coffee and pastries. The warm and well-designed atmosphere makes you want to enjoy a cup of coffee after shopping.

 
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Le Creuset

Colorful kitchen and happy cooking mood.

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Le Creuset的鍋組是近期內我最想入手的品項。從以前把預算花在時尚單品到現在更鍾情於居家生活物件的轉變其實不是一朝一夕之間。我還是很欣賞時尚,不過現在喜歡把預算用在「可以和家人產生共同話題與回憶」的事物上。而烹飪是生活中的第一首位。跨年時才和另一半提起,這兩年我們一家三口外食的機會比起往年少了很多,就那麼幾回與朋友聚餐而已。

在家吃,真的吃得比較好、比較舒心合意、也比較方便,還可以隨意搭配自己心儀的酒品,這都是讓我越來越喜歡幫家人煮上一桌好菜的主要原因。

這回到Ingolstadt Village購物村拍攝專輯,順勢從Le Creuset帶回兩只好鍋。剛好在店裡頭遇上一位從台灣來德國玩的女子。在她豐富使用經驗介紹下,讓我更確定符合生活需求的鍋具。滿足地扛了兩個很重的鍋子回家,內心裡的喜悅完全無法以言語形容。文章下方有兩道以Le Creuset鍋具煮食的料理,是我在到家之後馬上開箱的興奮之作呢。

Le Creuset's pots were the ones I wanted to purchase in the Ingolstadt Village. I used to spend my budget on fashion items, but now I am more interested in home living. These changes are not overnight. I still appreciate fashion, but now I prefer to spend my budget on things that can create common topics and memories with my family. Cooking is the number one in life. I just mentioned with my other half that we reduced chances to dining outside in the past two years. Instead, we enjoy cooking at home.

Cooking at home means eat better, more comfortable and convenient. It is also easier to match your favorite wine for different dishes. These are the reasons why I like to cook for my family and enjoy meals together.

This time, I brought back two good pots from Le Creuset. While I was looking for proper pots in the store, I met a woman who came to Germany from Taiwan. Under the introduction of her experience, I found two pots that match my needs. It was difficult to carry two heavy pots home; however, I was so satisfied. At the bottom of the article, there are two dishes cooked with Le Creuset. I was too excited, and I could not wait to cook with them right after I got home.

 
 
 
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Zwilling

Made in Germany Quality

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德國製造品質保證的口碑直接反映在消費者的行為上;雙人牌產品不只深受其他國家使用者喜愛,就連德國人自己都是鐵粉。在購物村的雙人牌店面裡,常有亞洲來的消費者直接拿了產品照片或是型號請店員拿貨。而本地的消費者則是比較家中已經有的、並且考慮再購入不同款式的其他商品。

鍋組、刀組當然是人氣熱賣品,不過也別錯過了美容小工具,像是指甲刀剪、小鑷子、剪刀等類。挑一把自己喜歡的顏色與款式吧,因為它會陪伴你很久很久唷。

Made in Germany seems to be a guarantee of quality. Zwilling's products are not only loved by users in other countries, but even the Germans are loyal users. In the Zwilling's store in the Ingolstadt Village, customers from Asia often take the product photos or model's number and ask the salesperson directly to get the goods. Local customers often compare the products that they already have at home and consider repurchasing different goods.

The pots and the knife sets are of course popular items but don't miss out on beauty accessories such as nail clippers, tweezers and scissors. Pick a color and style that you like, because it will accompany you for a long time.

 
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Rosenthal

Rosen Thal可以說是我定居德國後第一個認識的生活居家品牌。婆婆家裡一整套六人份瓷器餐盤組就是Rosen Thal的,一用就是四十年。婆婆說,雖然那時候購入的價格很貴,不過品質是值得投資的。在她細心呵護使用下,將近四十年過去,整套餐盤依舊在我們回老家用餐時奉上最好的歡迎。

如今Rosen Thal品牌下有不同系列設計,風格各有異,每個人都可以挑選出自己喜歡的設計。而我,依舊喜歡經點簡單的款式,如同婆婆家裡的風格;這次也入手了幾組餐盤,非常滿意。

以前偶爾買幾個漂亮杯盤當作拍照的道具,不過拍完照之後就收起來不敢用。一直到幾年前採訪孫怡,她的一句話完全顛覆了我過往的生活習慣:「生活裡的好東西必須被使用才有它存在的價值。」對呀,當我手中捧著到阿姆斯特丹旅遊時買的那只別緻的手工瓷杯,內心裡勾起的回憶無限且無價;如果只放在櫥櫃中,未免太過可惜了。

The first home living brand I knew after I settled in Germany was Rosen Thal. The six-person porcelain set in the mother-in-law's house is Rosen Thal, which she bought nearly forty years ago. My mother-in-law said that although the price was high at that time, the quality is excellent. With her careful use, for almost forty years, the whole set of dishes is still served the best dining time when we return to our hometown.

Today, the Rosen Thal company has different collections, and everyone can pick out the designs they like easily. However, I still love the simple style, like the style of my mother-in-law has. Therefore, I also bought a few plates, very satisfied.

I used to buy a few beautiful cups and plates as accessories for photo shooting. But I didn’t dare to use it after taking photos. Until a few years ago, I had an interviewing with Leslie Sun, her words completely changed my mind: "The good things in life must be used to reveal its value." Yes, when I held the handmade cup that I bought during a trip to Amsterdam, the memories in my mind are priceless; if I only placed it in the cabinet, it would be a pity.

 
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WMF

我想,所有德國製造中最讓華人喜愛的品牌之一就是WMF。幾年前婆婆生日時,我們購入一組三套件鍋組當禮物送給她。她瞇著眼睛笑著收下,卻又開著玩笑說:送品質這麼好的禮物,搞不好她自己會比鍋子更早壞掉呢。就連不懂煮食的另一半都只建議我購買WMF的產品,就是因為品質。

這次到購物村因為拍攝、也因為自己想好好瞭解,仔細問了店裡頭大部分商品的使用方式,當然還有價格。令我十分訝異的是,購物村裡所提供的價格真的值得入手「購物清單上」的每項產品。華人最愛的炒鍋、壓力鍋以及烘焙器具等,都可以在沒有壓力的情況下選擇購入。每回有機會到購物村工作前,都會先問問喜歡烘焙的女兒是否有需要的器具,可以一起順手帶回呢。

I think WMF is one of the most popular "Made in Germany" brands. When my mother-in-law celebrated her birthday a few years ago, we bought a set of pots for her. She smiled and joked: It is such a good quality gift, maybe I will break earlier than this pot. Even my other half who doesn't know how to cook, he only advises me to buy WMF products because of quality.

This time while I was in Ingolstadt Village, I received helpful information about the WMF products in the store, and of course the prices. To my surprise, the prices offered in the village are worth to purchase every product on the "shopping list" without any budget pressure, such as Chinese wok, pressure pot or baking equipment. Every time before I visit the village, I first ask if my daughter who likes to bake needs any equipment so that I can bring it back by the way for her.

 
 
 
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紅燒肉

Red Braised Pork

 
 
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Le Creuset這只經典琺瑯鑄鐵圓鐵鍋在購買清單上絕對是我的第一順位。只是在現場對於鍋具大小琢磨了很久,買只大點的好些,還是買個每天都可以用、適合一家三口煮食的尺寸呢?當然,要挑那個顏色也是困難的決定。最後實用性戰勝,這款十八公分大小的黑色鑄鐵鍋跟著我回家了。

第一道想嘗試的菜色就是紅燒肉。這天肉攤上的肉肥瘦適中,斷面油花層次讓人足以想見燉好之後軟Q的口感。以前燉紅燒肉偏好台式口味,濃厚醬汁淋在熱燒的白飯上很開胃。近年則越來越喜歡日式紅燒肉的調味方式,清爽口感中帶有層次,類似湯汁的醬汁配著馬鈴薯或是地瓜一口而下,更是冬日裡暖胃的好料理。

在備料照片中的木盤與瓷盤是這次在Rosen Thal購入的。木盤厚實的重量與手感在每次使用時都感到心情愉悅,好喜愛。

Le Creuset's COCOTTE RONDE EN FONTE ÉMAILLÉE is definitely my first pick on the shopping list. The only question was which size I buy and which color would be better. Should I buy a bigger pot, or buy a smaller one that can be used every day, suitable for our lifestyle? Finally, the practicality wins, this 18cm-size black iron pot follows me home.

The first dish I wanted to cook with this pot was Red Braised Pork. On this day, I got one beautiful piece of pork belly. I could image how soft it would be after stewing. In the past, I preferred to cook the red braised pork in a Taiwanese flavor. The thick and rich sauce dripped on the rice, so tasty. In recent years, I have become more and more fond of the seasoning way of Japanese-style braised pork. The refreshing taste has different layers. It is a delicious dish to warm your stomach in winter.

The wooden plates and porcelain plates in the first two photos were purchased at Rosen Thal in Ingolstadt Village. The heavyweight and warm feeling of the wooden dish make me feel happy and enjoyable every time I use it.

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薑片雞粥

Chicken porridge with ginger

在Le Creuset店裡頭的時候剛好遇上一位台灣太太,太太看來對Le Creuset鍋組很有使用心得,而我們就這麼聊了起來。在她的建議之下,入手了這只非常適合我們一家三口煮食習慣的媽媽鍋。既可以當炒鍋,也可以當成燉鍋,大小也合適。雖然扛了兩只鍋回家是段很辛苦的路程,不過內心裡的快樂真的滿到胸口了呢。

一回到家開箱,女兒見了鍋子馬上脫口而出:好美麗的鍋;並且同時點菜:「媽媽,燉個雞粥好不好?」這兩天慕尼黑下了大雪,一鍋暖胃暖心的雞粥聽來的確過癮。雞粥,喝的就是全雞豐滿油脂的美味,用料越簡單越好。在台灣的話,我會加兩條洋蔘,這裡沒有,就以充足的薑來暖活身子吧。

厚實的琺瑯鑄鐵鍋燉起雞粥真的又快又好,熱騰騰端上桌之後一直到用餐結束,蓋子下鍋裡的粥湯都還是熱的呢。

這樣子的生活讓我好珍惜好滿足。把生活裡的預算撥在可以與家人一起互動、產生回憶與話題的物件上,不管是一包香濃的咖啡豆、一部電影或是一鍋讓一家人都意猶未盡的好粥。

When I was in Le Creuset, I met a Taiwanese woman. She seemed to have a lot of experience with Le Creuset pots, and we talked about it. Under her advice, I bought this MARMITE that is very suitable for our lifestyle. It can be used as a wok or as a stewing pot, and the size is also appropriate. Although it took a long time to get home with two heavy pots, I was delighted.

When I got home and opened the box, my daughter saw the pot and immediately blurted out: what a beautiful pot; and at the same time ordering: "Mom, how about to cook a pot of chicken porridge, sounds good?" We had heavy snow in Munich in the past days, a pot of tasty chicken porridge is pleasant. In Taiwan, I would add ginseng. However, I don't have one here; instead, I added plenty of ginger.

To stew chicken porridge with the Le Creuset thick and heavy iron pot is fast and good. It keeps the porridge warm until the end of the meal.

This kind of simple life makes me cherish and satisfy. Invest your budget in life on things that can communicate with your family, create memories and topics, whether it's one pack of coffee beans, a movie, or a pot of chicken porridge that leads us to endless aftertastes.

 

This post was written in cooperation with Ingolstadt Village & Wertheim Village for Le Creuset, Rosenthal, Type Hype, WMF and Zwilling. Even though, we give our own opinion uninfluenced. We had full rein over text and content of this article.