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FUN MAGAZINE, May, 2006.
Taipei: Toxin-free Organic Cuisine Restaurant
(02) 2100-2100, ext.2377 Lobby
63, ZhongShan North Road, Section 2
Hours:Mondays to Fridays Organic Lunch Time Salad
Saturday/Sunday Organic Brunch--Environmental
Family Day 10:30 am-2 pm
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
--By Josie Wu, translated by Cara Steenstra
"Lohas" (lifestyle of health
and sustainability) is a new concept originating overseas.
It teaches love of personal health, organic food and
promotion of activities aimed towards health and protection
of the Earth. In response, the Ambassador Taipei Hotel
has established Taiwan's first five-star organic restaurant
in cooperation with Uni-President Organic Shop and Shou
Fong Township Farmers' Association. Ingredients are
carefully selected to create toxin-free organic dishes.
During weekday lunch hours, there is a light meal salad
bar (NT$450). Tuesday is Lady's Day, with a 10-percent
discount. Organic Brunch is served Saturdays and Sundays.
The buffet is NT$680, and there is also a choice of
three main courses, including Fillet Steak with Italian
Style Herbs and Vegetable Sauce, Mediterranean Style
Lamb Chops with Pesto Sauce, and British Style Roast
Chicken with Rosemary. There is a 50-percent discount
for kids and elderly before the end of June.
A. Low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar, pollution-free.
Everything from water and meat products to sauces feature
organic ingredients. Preparation utilizes the simplest
methods to recapture natural flavors.
B. The head chef prepares dishes with exotic flavors,
including American Style Sandwiches, Vegetable Pita
Roll, Thai Style Vegetable Satay, Japanese Style Rice
Balls, and Indian Curry with Stewed Seasonal Vegetables.