Voronezh Russian Home Cuisine
6, ZhongXing St, West Dist (near MinSheng Rd)
Hours: 11:30 am-2 pm, 5-9 (closed Tue.)
No service charge.
This cozy little restaurant--decorated with light-colored wood, Russian nested dolls and other knickknacks--is run by Taiwanese-Russian married couple Diego and Yulia, who met in India and named this place after Yulia's home city in central-western Russia. She describes the cuisine as traditional "Russian holiday food" and five main entrees include the popular Veal Orloff (NT$360), roasted with cheese, onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms, pictured as a set (add NT$180) with Russian Crab Sticks Salad (NT$90 a la carte), rich veggie-filled Borsch soup, and Russian-style Apple Pie, made with Yulia's mother's recipe, plus a Taiwan No. 18 Hot Black Tea. Other main entrees include Lamb Ribs Marinated in Lemon Sauce (NT$380), Chicken Roll with Mushrooms Roasted in Cream Sauce (NT$280), the Uzbek-influenced Beef Plov (NT$290) and Chicken Tabbaka (NT$270). The restaurant also offers nine kinds of Russian vodkas by the shot (NT$120, 3-shot sampler NT$280) or bottle. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Anna Yang