Kitchen for Good Food and Coffee
120, ZhongXing Street
Hours:11:30 am-10:30 pm
(2-5 pm tea time)
Credit cards not accepted.
---By Pei-Rong Cai Translated
by Sho Huang
Carol's Kitchen for Good Food and Coffee,
situated on quiet ZhongXing Street, used to serve simple
set meals. However, the restaurant changed owners, as
well as its decor and menu, last year. Today, it serves
European French country-style cuisine.
The Deluxe Afternoon Tea Set Meal (NT$180) offers one
of three different combination choices and a long drinks
list to choose from. The options are broad and include
a thick soup, yogurt fruit, Mexican vegetable burrito,
classic delicious cakes, Italian desserts, French country-style
garlic bread, fresh vegetable fruit salad, and pasta.
The menu also has a French European
Classic Steak, Au Gratin and Spanish Risotto, and Low
Cholesterol and Energy Kids' Meals, in addition to coffees
and juices. The restaurant specialty, Grilled Goat Chops
with Pesto, is served with barbecued, tender lamb chops.
Another popular dish is Roast Chicken of Southern France
(NT$380), prepared with 90-day-old chicken marinated
with wheat germ and various spices for a very pleasing
and tasty effect. Thailand Spicy Sauce in Baked Chicken
with Spaghetti or Vallian Rice (NT$260) is another highly-recommended
The attractive owner used to run a
restaurant in Taipei and insists on both high-quality
food and service. Every decorative item in the restaurant
is carefully selected to add to the classic French atmosphere,
from the chandelier, velvet curtains and black glass
to Thai-style seaweed decorations. Black and gold are
the main theme colors and help create a glamourous yet
romantic ambience, which is exactly what the owner aims
for. The end result is an exotic, yet relaxing, dining
space that incorporates simple, romantic elements.