Light Hourse's tasty offerings illuminate
By Sharon Chang
Translated by Angela Cheng
161, SanMin Rd, Sec 3, 2F, North Dist. (Chung Yo Department Store, Building 'C')
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-10 pm; Sat-Sun 10:30am-10pm
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Parking lot available.
Light House's menu is filled with a diversity of Western-style dishes and light meals, from pasta and risotto entrees to waffle dessert to coffee smoothies. The menu changes with each season, but what stays the same is the use of local Taiwanese produce and this establishment's consistently warm, friendly style.
Popular entrees here include Local Bu-la Fish Risotto with Pine Nuts in Cream Sauce, and Beef Stew Pasta with Red Wine Sauce. Among top dessert choices is the Madame Rose Pancake, made with rose petals inside the pancake, and Rose Garden Crepe, blossoming like rose with a citrus fragrance. Enjoy these with a Light House Signature Latte (NT$155), which has a dried longan fragrance, is served with cute logo on it, and promises to brighten up your day a bit.
Left: Beef Stew Pasta with Red Wine Sauce (NT$358) is served in
a pan with fried garlic pasta that has a mild olive-oil fragrance.
Medium: Smoked Duck Risotto with Pine Nuts in Pesto Sauce (NT$299) includes
tasty Yilan wild smoked duck breast, slow roasted to bring its oils out, plus a
risotto that combines the fried duck oil with rice, a special pesto sauce and
Right: The Madame Rose Pancake Petite Size
(NT$198) is made with rose powder and
has raspberry and rose petal jam on each
layer, making this a great spring eason
Left: The Rose Garden Crepe with 3 kinds of
handmade sauces (NT$145) uses the three
jams--longan honey, Hakka pounded tea,
and caramel sea salt--to complement the
soft, chewy and citrus-smelling crepe.
Right: Local Bu-la Fish Risotto with Pine Nuts in Cream Sauce (NT$288)
features "bu-la" fish from the Toucheng and Fangliao coastline (respectively
in northeastern and southwestern Taiwan) that give the risotto a rich seafood
taste, served with fresh, crispy fried greater burdock in a feast for the eyes