Text & photos by Amelie Tseng Translated by Ann Lee
1, Lane 4, QingNian 1st Rd, LingYa District
Mon-Thu (Reservations required 1 day in advance)
11 am-10 pm
Ms. Wang, the owner of Creation, has been working with art for many years, and has enjoyed making dolls by hand since she was a little girl. Now, in her store, she combines clothes, plants, lace and her own favorite paintings to provide a cozy space for students to attend art classes and enjoy some wonderfully prepared foods.
Wang tells her students, If you put your heart into your home, then the environment will become a place where you can reflect on your soul and spirit." Wang puts her love into her handmade dolls, displayed all over her home/studio, thus sharing the satisfaction that comes with making an original piece with her eager students. She believes the most fulfilling part of being a teacher is seeing the look of accomplishment on her students' faces after they finish a project--that triumph is both a motivation and a stress reliever.
Besides art classes, Creation provides some simple vegetarian dishes. The "Creation Set Meal" comes with multi-grain rice and a couple vegetable dish variations. For a treat, try their addictive signature drink, Dark Plum Tea. Other good eats include Japanese Ramen (noodles), sushi, French-style Vegetable Rolls, and rich, creamy Milk and Cheese Hot Pot--all of these dishes are made from the chef's own recipes. The Handmade Oolong Coffee is another must-try. To provide a better dining experience, the restaurant requires advanced reservations, so remember to give them a call before you head over!