With a pizzeria that remains popular after over 18 years in business, it would be easy to keep everything just the way it is. However, Salut owner Danielle Huang isn’t resting on her laurels, making some attractive recent changes that include renovations to give a fresh, more upscale feel to the premises, seating about 50 inside and outside at tables and an indoor/outdoor bar. 
More significantly, she has partnered with two new collaborators to offer an exciting new brunch menu and authentic Mexican cuisine. From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on designated days each month (announced via FB/IG by the 28th) Ching Tien Wu serves a full menu of creative brunch-style entrees (NT$230-300), based her handmade zucchini-based “Zoodles” or pitas. This ranges from Roasted Chicken Thigh with Homemade Ranch Dressing + Fries + Soup to the plant-based Beyond Meat (mixed with potatoes and fresh herbs) in Tomato Sauce with Grilled Mozzarella Topping + Fries + Soup. There are also two Fritata options, Falafels (NT$120), and handmade Cinnamon Rolls (NT$90), topped with a gooey mixture of cream cheese, walnuts and brown sugar.
Those hunting for authentic Mexican food will be delighted that Cancun native Fred Ibarra has also started 6-11 p.m. Saturday Mexican Nights at Salut, usually twice a month (check FB) but every Saturday in February. This includes NT$100 chicken, pork and beef tacos wrapped in his handmade soft tortillas; NT$150 chicken, pork, and mushroom quesadillas; and chips with his handmade guacamole, made with his grandmother’s recipe.
Danielle still offers her 16 excellent pizzas (9-inch NT$245-320, 12-inch NT$335-435) made with a wonderfully chewy crust. These are evenly divided between meat choices like Pepperoni and Dragon’s Pizza (sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms, blue cheese, bacon) and vegetarian ones like Greek, and Spicy Apple (apple slices, hot pepper, sharp cheddar), plus a make-your-own option.  Equally tasty non-pizza items include three Calzone options, very tasty Quiche, chicken wings and other fried appetizers, and special desserts/appetizers like Cranberry Nut Goat Cheese balls.
To go with your meal are a good range of bottled beers (NT$130-170), including Red Point craft brews, plus wine by the glass and a good number of cocktails.

Don’t drink and drive
開車不喝酒 喝酒不開車

25-7, DaYe Rd, West Dist
(04) 2310-3541
通常營業時間- 5:30-11 pm; 早餐時段 9:30 am-4:30 pm (詳請看臉書); 周一休
Hours: Regular hours 5:30-11 pm; breakfast days 9:30 am-4:30 pm (check FB); closed Mon
No credit cards. No service charge.

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Written by 何道明 Douglas Habecker

Douglas Habecker is the editor-in-chief of Compass Magazine


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