IN TAIPEI: BRUNCH PLACES

 

台北早午餐店

樂。野食

 

台北很多咖啡廳都有最低消費的條款,通常是每人至少要點一杯飲料,這家當然也不例外。我們剛從對面的Yucca用完餐過來,純粹想試試這家的義大利麵,也不想點其他的,結果還是多叫了一杯抹茶拿鐵(慶幸的是,其實還蠻好喝的)。這裡的海鮮四重奏義大利麵真的令人驚艷,超好吃的!這義大利麵除了排盤很藝術不說,用料相當豐富,一點也不吝嗇:有干貝、明太子、鮮蝦、還有鮮蛤,所以才命名為四重奏。義大利麵除了海鮮的香氣外,還帶有大蒜的蒜香,伴著白醬汁與彈性恰到好處的麵條,每一口都是滿足。這裡的服務也是一流的,服務員不知怎麼知道我們是國外來的(是聽口音嗎哈哈),還特意招待免費的薯圈圈,貼心得我們都不好意思拒絕呢。雖然義大利麵和燉飯是樂。野食的強項,可是藍莓麻糬鬆餅也很有人氣哦,可惜我們吃到太撐,只好下次來嚐了!

 
 

Most cafes in Taipei has a minimum spending rule that requires each diner to order at least one drink and this place isn't an exception. We wanted to try out their spaghetti but ended up having to order a cuppa matcha latte (thankfully it was good!). The seafood quartet we ordered was mind-blowingly delectable! Besides the amazing plating skills (how is this not the perfect spaghetti twirl ever?), they are also extremely generous with the ingredients used. There was scallops, mentaiko, prawns and mussels, hence the name. Every bite is an explosion of flavours - a combination of an overpowering seafood aroma with a garlicky fragrance, coupled with al dente noodles mixed in white sauce. What made our experience even more memorable was the impeccable service. Somehow an attentive waiter found out that we're foreigners (perhaps our accent gave it away?) and kindly offered us a bowl of curly chips on the house. Well, it would be impolite to reject his thoughtfulness, right? Even though they are famous for their spaghetti and baked rice, the blueberry mochi waffles here is also a popular dish that we didn't get to try, sadly. Next time, maybe? 

 

YUCCA

 

白色為基礎的建築配上綠色植物的點綴,襯托出Yucca典雅中又帶有大自然的氣息。室內裝潢特色之一當然就是那片掛滿植栽的白牆。延續著大自然元素,各個角落都充斥著綠意。加上大面積落地窗引入自然採光,整體環境非常舒適。除了可選擇甜鹹的八種Yucca吐司,店裡最暢銷的巴西莓罐更是受大眾歡迎。以巴西莓冰沙鋪底,然後放入烤好的蜂蜜燕麥脆片,再疊上五顏六色的水果和堅果,層次分明。用最天然食材做出健康的料理不只美味,吃完後沒有罪惡感,還充滿飽足感和滿足感呢。我們還點了舒眠美人,這花茶裡有玫瑰、桂花、金盞花,用天然的蜂蜜帶甜,每一口清涼解渴。如果想用下午茶也可以來這裡試試這裡法式吐司(供應時間為2-5pm)。

 
 

The white building adorned with succulent plants accentuates Yucca's ambience - classy yet full of life. One of the key element in the interior would be the piece of plain wall where the foliages hang. Harmonising with its theme, each and every corner of the space can be seen with pots of greeneries. On top of that, the full-length window draws in plenty of natural light, making the entire place cosy and relaxing. Besides the eight types of sweet/savoury toasts that one can choose from, the acai jar they served is fancied by all. With crushed acai berries smoothie as a base, topped with crunchy granola, colourful fruits and nuts, it's a dish that is distinct in layers but blends well in flavours. This is would be the perfect example of a dish that's uses quality ingredients, tastes amazing, leaves you full and contended without that feeling of guilt. We've also ordered their sleeping beauty tea that is brewed with rose, sweet osmanthus, marigolds and sweetened with honey.  If you wish you have afternoon tea instead, go ahead and try their french toast that's only available from 2-5pm.