1001, JianXing Rd, West District
This establishment, whose name means "aroma" or "scent" in French, is a combined restaurant and bakery that is attractively decorated in a southern European style. Visitors and passersby can look through the glass windows to watch the chefs in the kitchen baking bread, which exudes wonderful aromas, as the name hints. The breads here--chewy on the outside and soft inside--don't use any chemical additives, so it takes more time for fermentation to work. There are 8-10 kinds of bread (NT$35-45) baked fresh daily and ready at 11 a.m. Breakfast is available from 6 a.m., and there are breakfast hamburgers (egg salad/chicken/pork) for NT$50, with a breakfast hamburger-coffee set available for NT$80. Wall-mounted signs give ordering instructions: For light meals, choose a salad or dessert; a beverage (noted by picture and number) such as juice, Okinawa brown sugar milk tea, Yuzu vinegar drink and Darjeeling black tea; and a bread-based entree with choices from five kinds of breads such as Arome bread, bagels, hamburgers, submarine sandwiches, and focaccia, filled with either vegetables, fish steak, pork, chicken, or beef (NT$90-110/serving). The restaurant also provides hot meals like a chicken leg steak, pork ribs, and beef rice.--By Uvia Chang, translated by Angel Pu
A. Wireless Internet is provided inside Arome, whose European-style interior wooden decor and natural ambient light is soothing and comfy.
B. Arome Flavored Chicken (NT$100) is made with bread fermented with raisin-fed yeast. Each big bite gives you a taste of the marinated chicken with romaine lettuce, onions, cucumbers and tartar sauce inside this sandwich.
C. The Beef Stew Rice (NT$150) meal consists of a side dish, soup and the main course.