Words and translated by Audrey Liu
246, XueShi Rd, North Dist
Hours: 11 am-9 pm (closed Thu)
"I want my kid to eat healthy." That succinctly sums up the main reason Asoka's owner decided to open this restaurant. With such intentions and the hope that other young people will also eat here, Asoka offers healthy and delicious all-day dining, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., so customers will feel free to stop in at any time for brunch, lunch, tea time,and dinner.
To meet the demands of a healthy culinary experience, the owner uses reputable sources for the freshest natural ingredients, including organic vegetables, Japanese flour and Italian virgin olive oil. Notable among the variety of drinks here are the fresh juices, made from natural fruit without any chemical coloring or fruit concentrates. Basically, everything here is simply natural, healthy and safe.
Eating options include brunch (NT$240), pasta and stewed rice lunch and dinner entrees (NT$250-350), salads, fried snacks, pizzas, and waffles (NT$160-240). For beverages, there are coffees, teas, yogurt milk shakes, juices and smoothies (NT$90-180).
"Asoka" means "without sorrow" in the ancient Indian Sanskrit language, which expresses my own feelings of ease when I eat here. For anyone who has been worried or concerned about unhealthy dining outside of home, this is certainly a place worth visiting.