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TAIPEI DINING FEATURE
TAIWAN FUN MAGAZINE,January 2005

Spring Natural Vegetarian Restaurant

26, ChangChun Rd, 3F
Tel:
(02) 2525-1622
177, HePing E. Rd, 3F
Tel: (02) 2393-0288
Hours: 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Credit cards accepted
http://www.springfood.com.tw

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By Rachel Lanning Translated by Michael Ho

As a meat lover, I was rather skeptical when invited to eat at a vegetarian buffet. But I was humbled and pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the food at the Spring Natural Vegetarian Restaurant.

Vegetarian food has become trendy lately. A strict vegetarian doesn't eat meat, fish, or poultry, and a vegan abstains from eating all animal products, including milk, cheese, other dairy items, and eggs. In Taiwan, the vegetarian lifestyle is usually due to religious beliefs or dietary concerns. But, at the Spring Restaurant, at least half of the patrons aren't vegetarians at all--they just like the food!
The restaurant offers an extensive buffet during lunch and dinner hours, and also serves food during tea time. If you prefer the all-you-can-eat approach, this restaurant is for you; you definitely won't walk away hungry. The buffet continues to change, with fifty-plus dishes being offered.

A variety of vegetables, soups, salads, dim sum, fruits and desserts are offered, along with a bunch of "fake meat" dishes. Made of soy or tofu, the "meat" closely resembles the real stuff, and tastes surprisingly good. Fried turnip cakes are cooked right in front of your eyes, and several chefs are on hand to stir-fry dishes to your liking. You can also order dishes off a menu at no extra cost. And, amazingly, all of the desserts are made without eggs--but you'd never know it.

During lunch hours (11:45 a.m.-2 p.m.), adults can eat for NT$450, and children for NT$250. Tea time (2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.) will set you back NT$300 for adults, and NT$200 for children. At dinner (5:45 p.m.-9 p.m.), prices are NT$550 and NT$300. On the weekends, be sure to make a reservation.

So, give up your fried chicken lunchbox for a day and sink your teeth into some delicious food at Spring Restaurant. You may even be convinced to become a vegetarian.

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