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55, WuQuan W 4th Street
Hours:Mon-Thu 11 am-3 pm, 5-10 pm
Weekends and holidays 11 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted. No service charge.
Located on the WuQuan Parkway near the
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Stone Food provides
not only food that's good for your body, but also good
for your soul. This restaurant features a wide variety
of delicious Korean cuisine, with each dish carefully
calculated in calories. Main courses are presented in
stone bowls and the multi-colored vegetables represent
the five fundamental elements in our world. The bowls
used to hold the food are amphibole, a type of stone
not only contains a considerable amount of mineral substances,
but also retains heat well.
One of the special dishes is Pabinpap, which means "rice
in a stone bowl" in Korean (NT$200, with soup,
fruit, kimchi and drink), with a total of 600 calories.
This dish is tasty and artistic, with five different
colors of vegetables and an organic egg beside the main
courses. With it comes a choice of shrimp, teriyaki
chicken, pork, beef, eel, and vegetarian selections.
Another highly recommended dish is Konjac Noodles (NT$180/
270 calories). This is a well-known, Japanese jelly-like
food and comes with your choice of mushrooms, beef,
pork and Kimchi. Konjac is known for being low-calorie
The drink list is also extensive at
Stone Food. One of the most popular beverages is the
Health Tea (NT$160), which has an abundance of freshly-brewed
Chinese herbs. Other choices, such as Ginseng Tea, Lavender
Tea and Rose Tea, are also popular.
Ms. Jian, the owner, is extremely interested in exploring
inner energy and even provides interesting courses for
children and adults in the space right underneath the
restaurant. Courses offered in the downstairs workshop
include yoga, belly dancing, breathing exercises, singing,
a book club, and opera appreciation. Ms. Jian also leads
meditation every morning. She welcomes everyone to visit
her blog at: http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/christy8886.