Yi Yang Shan Fang
60, FuYa Rd, Xitun District
Hours: 11 am-9 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
Parking lot NT$30/hour
parking for orders over NT$400)
The couple who owns this place has over a decade's experience running vegetarian restaurants, and is now ready to inject some novelty into the business. They provide vegetarian meals such as Spanish risotto, gratin-style dishes, spaghetti, Korean bibimbap mixed rice, and hot pots (NT$120-240) and their cooking style combines Chinese and Western cooking methods in order to give diners more choices. The restaurant's most special dish is the Earthen Jar Stew (NT$60-80), a traditional entree from China's Jiangxi province. Yi Yang Shan Fang also offers business lunches (weekends NT$100, weekdays NT$80) with all-you-can-drink barley tea. Afternoon tea items include desserts, juice, tea and smoothies (NT$30-100). --By May Chen, translated by Angel Pu
A. Korean Bibimbap Mixed Rice with Chinese Mahogany set (NT$240)-The unique taste of Chinese toon makes this dish irresistible, and the side dishes and the pine seeds also enhance flavors. This set comes with salad, soup, dessert and a juice or coffee. For soup, the restaurant's special recommendation is Chinese Knotweed Soup, which contains black beans, kidney beans, chick peas, lotus seeds, Chinese knotweed, rehmannia root, Sichuan lovage and angelica slices. This broth takes three hours to cook, making it a must-try item.
B. Rosemary and Mushroom Risotto (NT$200)-This delicious vegetarian risotto contains king trumpet mushrooms for texture and bell peppers and broccoli for color. The rice is filled with rosemary flavors as it cooks. This dish can be upgraded to a set with salad, drink and soup.
C. This restaurant's dining area is bright and clean.