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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2006.
623, BeiAn Road
Open: 11:30 am-10 pm
Credit cards accepted.
No smoking. Parking available.
10% service charge.
---By Claire Tyrell Translated by Tre
This charming restaurant in DaZhi has
a distinctly European feel, with dark floors and furniture,
white walls and large arched windows caressed by the
trees outside. The food, however, shows wider influences
as Mrs. Huang talks enthusiastically of the menu she
created using ideas from Europe, Taiwan, Japan and Thailand.
Attention is also paid to food preparation, using mostly
organic ingredients, olive oil, and no eggs. Combo meals
are served with fresh dressed salad, thick pumpkin or
corn soup with bread, dessert and drink, and most can
be ordered as a single course. The menu is extensive
and inviting, but recommended are the Chinese Fondu
with Spices (NT$680), Baked Fried Beef Tenderloin (soy
bean protein) (NT$580/380), and Balsed Mushroom Rice
with Cream Cheese (NT$420/260). I have also enjoyed
both the Spaghetti with Mushrooms and Vegetables (NT$360/220)
and the Fried Rice with Pesto (NT$360/220). Good teas,
coffees, and healthy herbal drinks are also available.