By Joshua Translated by
Photos by Victoria Seto
As you make a turn from MingHua Road
into SinHai Road, you will find this seemingly serene
eatery called Oogenlust. This is the dream establishment
for a female travelist. Roses crawling recklessly on
the outside beige walls of this building and a large
courtyard are complimented by beautiful plants and flowers.
The whole scene bears a close resemblance of the southern
Behind the heavy wooden door are a number
of distinctive pendant lamps that provides the entire
space with a cosy ambiance. The simple-yet-solid decorations
inside this restaurant can't help but make patrons want
to just relax. The friendly staff are dressed in maid
uniforms, and they are ready to make detailed introductions
to the delicious cuisine. The owner of Oogenlust is
very particular about the preparation of cuisine they
serve, from start to finish. The ingredients of the
herbal teas here are all organically grown, with no
pesticides. Upon ordering your drink, you may find the
staff busy picking ingredients from the garden outside.
The Purple Flirtion has a slightly sweet aroma and you
can smell it right away when they bring it to your table.
All the pastries, snacks and handmade cookies from the
teatime buffet are all prepared by skilled chefs, and
they are made to order. On weekdays, pay NT$198 and
enjoy the whole set (NT$225 on weekends) . Everything
from French Caramel Pudding to Zero Celsius Ice Coffee,
and their Chicken Subway are all great choices. Additionally,
you can also try their bigger meals, like Roasted Pork
Rib with Honey BBQ Sauce (NT$480), Italianism Prawns
& Cod Fish (NT$430) or the Shrimp Scallop Spaghetti
With Pumpkin Sauce (NT$340).
The owner of Oogenlust has made her
dream come true by creating a little southern Italian
country house, and she welcomes all to share her wonderful
food and atmosphere.