Shan Chuan Vegetarian Restaurant (Puti Shan Vegetarian Marinade) spices up
vegetarian cuisine with creativity
By Lin Fu-shan
Translated by S. Ying
668, DongXing Rd, Sec 1, Nantun Dist
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-8:30 pm
Marinade hours: 5-10 pm
This restaurant offers various stir-fried vegetarian dishes and vegetarian marinade for take-out, as well as a bright ambiance featuring Tibetan Nepalese Buddhist decorations. Executive chef and owner Chen Hong-shan has worked in the restaurant business for many years and made the changeover to vegetarian dining seven years ago when his sister became a Buddhist nun and advised him against eating meat. Since then, he has focused on introducing creative elements to vegetarian dishes.
Prices vary from NT$30 to over NT$150 for the marinaded items here and the menu includes stir-fried dishes (NT$130/small, NT$250/large), hot pots (NT$400/small, NT$450/large), soups (NT$150/small, NT$300/large), "recommended new dishes" (NT$200/small, NT$400/large), and chef's recommendation items (NT$150/small, NT$300/large).
Medium: Taro Salad with Lettuce
(NT$400/large) is an egg-free
dish made with steamed taro
that is deep fried and wrapped
in fresh lettuce, giving it a fresh
Right: Golden Yam (NT$200) features stir-fried egg yolks and
yams, providing a crunchy texture and salty flavor.
Left: Made with natural, healthy ingredients imported from Chile, the
Hot Plate Sea Bamboo Fungus (NT$200) is a collagen-rich dish
that has a meat-like texture.
Medium: Jia Xiang Veggie Pot
(NT$150) is slow cooked
and broiled with over 10
kinds of vegetables.
Right: Chef Chen Hong-shan