Capellini with Spicy Sauce:
Combining the originality
of Chinese-Italian cuisine with self-made XO sauce,
this dish is full of flavors and
Smoke Salmon Salad with Lemon Sauce: This
smoked salmon dish becomes extra-relishing &
intense with the invigorating tastes of lemon
and black vinegar liquor.
Store ambiance: The indoor
space is dominated by reddish-
orange decor, allowing you to
enjoy a warm, inviting feeling
when you enter.
Guli Italian Cuisine
-Photos and words
by Eden Lin Translated by Ann Lee
2, Alley 1, Lane 217, ZhongXiao E Rd, Sec 3
Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30 am- 10:00 pm, Sat-Sun 7:30 am- 10:00 pm (closed Mondays)
MRT: ZhongXiao/FuXing station, ext 1
Credit cards not accepted. Smoking allowed.
Guli Guli takes its name from
the Chinese phrase for "cheer up", as
the owners want to convey an optimistic, open
attitude to customers. Owner Rebecca is a fan
of authentic cuisine, and a long-term supplier
of Western-style meals and baked goods to hotels
and restaurants in the Taipei area. Now she is
promoting the concept of healthy, natural-style
cooking at this Italian eatery.
Guli Guli combines a bakery and
restaurant into one establishment, and makes use
of numerous imported ingredients like French Valrhona
chocolate, French fruit pulp, stone-milled flour,
sweet grass seeds, Arabian coffee beans and extra
virgin olive oil. Here, they even grow their own
sweet grass to guarantee freshness and easy availability.
The cooking staff is also outstanding
and the dessert chefs, from popular bakeries like
Champs Elysees and La maison du danemark , excel
at making cakes in various three-dimensional shapes.
When it comes to cooking, the executive chef here
is fastidious about using wholesome ingredients
to produce fresh flavors in the offered dishes.
However, you don't have to worry too much about
spending a fortune here. Their luscious signature
pasta Capellini with Spicy Sauce (NT$250), plus
the Smoked Salmon Salad with Lemon Sauce (NT$120),
with its fittingly intense finish, and Pan-Fried
Chicken Leg and King Prawn Topped with Sauteed
Truffle (NT$450) are all temping.
Until end of March, Guli Guli
is giving away a bottle of French sparkling wine
with the purchase of an entree. What a special
Specially-Designed Cakes: Exquisite
handmade cakes in the shapes of a handbag, cattle
and baseball. They can also make other shap of
cake by customer request.
Pan-Fried Chicken Leg
and King Prawn Topped with Sauteed Truffle:
Fragrant tastes of truffle , along with tender,
juicy chicken and tangy prawns-this is a dish
guaranteed to satisfy taste buds with lots of