I'd seen articles about this place before. Living at the end of the blue line of the MRT, this place seemed a bit far, but within reason. I've experienced two to three years of vegetarian life before. After coming back to Taiwan, because it was quite an ordeal to cook at my flat, and the veggie places around where I live were not quite so good, I started eating poultry and seafood. But sometimes I still enjoy some non-meat feasts. This time, it was actually because there was a vegetarian among us. So whenever we'd meet up, we'd pick a place that's convenient for him. For non-veggies, it's easy to go without meat (come on, you can easily buy some meaty snacks afterwards!). But for veggies, it's difficult to dine at a meat-themed restaurant.
Therefore, I set out to find a nice veggie place for us all to try out. First, I tried booking us a table at this highly recommended place near Sun-yat-sen Memorial Hall. But it turned out to be a complete fiasco! I tried calling more than 10 times, and no one picked up the phone. Then, I left a message on their Facebook page, leaving all the essential information, saying that I'd already tried calling but with no avail, and hope that they'd let me make a booking through Facebook. The reply left me speechless. They simply left me their phone number, which I'd already known! So I tried calling one more time. This time, the call got through. But what the guy at the other end of the phone told me, left me, again, speechless. He told me that they were doing some training, and were not open during these days! Well, why on earth didn't the guy that saw my Facebook message tell me that!?
Then, I remembered about this place. Called them, and settled our dinner plan. Finally!
It's really not difficult to find. But I'd not been familiar with this neighbourhood. I thought it would take a while to find at first. When I saw the restaurant, I knew that I had made the right choice this time!
The price is very affordable! And since it's a veggie restaurant, rest assured that all the dishes are correctly labeled with what type of veggie each dish is made for.
This salad was part of the set meal. The sauce was a bit too generous for my taste. But then, I normally eat my salad without sauce!
濃郁美味的濃湯。The chowder tasted just fine.
But the set meal version was a bit different! The soup came in a bowl of bread!
Pesto penne rigate
Basil mushroom pasta in white wine sauce.
Dessert from the set meal.
One of the drinks was a part of the set meal.
After having so many large meals with lots of meat and seafood, it's nice to have veggie meals like this once in a while!