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TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE,
Shr Da Road, Lane 93
Hours: 9am - 11pm; daily
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by Hon-Lin Lin / translated
by Heidi Yong
Back in the old days when Grandma Nitty operated
out of an obscure shop front, I was a regular.
They served fancy French dishes - a la Julia
Child - that were the rage in America at the
time. I was hooked! In fact, when I finally
made it stateside I felt right at home with
the food. Nicoise salad, field greens with balsamic
vinaigrette, rosemary chicken, smoked salmon
in creamy dill sauce and spinach linguini were
the continental classics that I had come to
know and love, and that were designated favorites
in kitchens across the U.S.
Today, Grandma Nitty's Kitchen has come a long way.
"Old standbys" are still available, but
Mexican, Italian, Greek, Spanish, British, Thai and
Cajun dishes, all popular in America today, are added
to the menu. And because items are changed regularly,
Im never bored. It's no wonder that the restaurant
is a popular hangout with expatriates - it offers
them a taste of "home".
The Tex-Mex Fajitas (NT$250), a personal favorite,
brings the California coast to mind. Tequila
Fried Chicken Linguini (NT$350), also served
with seafood, is another delight. A tender batter
fried sea bass fillet is key to the English
Fish & Chips, and the Sweet & Sour Chicken
with Honey Marinade (NT$350) is an Asian flavored
hit. Italian-style Pork Chops with Basil and
Grilled Tomato (NT$400) or the Greek Omelet
with Feta Cheese (NT$250) are excellent as well.
Add to the list an all-day American breakfast
(until 7pm during the week; 5pm on weekends)
and you're sure to find something.
Nitty's reminds me of restaurants I frequented on
road trips in the U.S. Those were the days - footloose
and fancy free with good food to be found all around.
And, thanks to Grandma Nitty's, those memories are
rekindled in Taipei!