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78-1, JhongHua(JungHua) Rd., Pingtung City
Hours: 10 am-11 pm
cards not accepted; smoking section
those of us looking for an occasional indulgence in really
good food, without the hassles of astronomically priced,
inconveniently situated, and overly formal restaurants,
Pingtung City's Vanilla House--formerly Angus' Kitchen--hits
Situated directly behind the Sogo Department Store, this
relatively small, two-story restaurant sports an array of
impeccably prepared Italian and French dishes, as well as
a cocktail and a coffee bar, herbal teas, and a selection
of imaginatively flavored hot pots.
The decor is reminiscent of the colorful art deco of Miami
and the whimsy of the sunny cafes and restaurants of Venice,
California. Large windows, pots of Italian herbs, glass-covered
tables with Prussian blue tablecloths and pressed flowers,
and a white masonry semi-circular staircase accented with
square recesses lit by neon blue light contribute to a casual,
Among the highlights of the menu are Spanish Seafood Risotto,
creamy but light, mildly flavored, topped, with, among others,
mussels, squid and sea bream; and the surprising--but very
pleasantly so--Lavender And Butter Sauce Spaghetti With Prawns.
Another exceptional dish is the Steak With Foie Gras, which
includes aperitif, soup, salad, drink, dessert and fruit.
The staff also recommends the Vanilla House Local Flavor
Lemongrass Hot Pot and the Organic Fresh Herbal Hot Pot.
At NT$220 to NT$240 for risotto and spaghetti dishes, NT$200
to NT$220 for hot pots, and NT$380 for the steak, Vanilla
House perhaps does not fall into the "modestly priced" category,
but the quality is definitely worth the expense. And after
dinner, you can stroll around the nearby market area, which
is both vibrant and historic, and sample some of the local
drink and snack specialties.