The V:F 舞蔬弄果: Dancing Vegetables
I’m getting more acquainted with Taipei’s vegetarian restaurants than I would have imagined. But with so much diversity and quality, even a carnivore would find something worth trying. My latest all veggie escaped led me to the oddly named The V:F 舞蔬弄果 (yes, you NEED that colon). Owned by the same folks that created the much-loved Thaipanyaki, The V:F is a Western-inspired eatery where you can watch the chefs make bread from hand and most importantly, scan through their large selection of desserts. Here are some pictures from my latest visit.
It’s hard to describe what The V:F’s gimmick is, or if they even have one. Their menu has a heavy focus on Western food including Mexican and American, so if you’re craving those options it would be a good place to visit. They also have a large dessert menu with some beautiful concoctions.
The interior has a cafe feel, with colorful chalk boards and simple wooden tables. If you sit at the bar, you can watch the chefs pat, fold, and mold bread. There are some dishes with a heavy focus on bread, and the restaurant excels in taking simple ingredients and making them look new. Here are some shots from my visit.
Each entree is about 250NT. I thought the portions were too small for the price, but I didn’t leave disappointed. If you’re looking for some more creative vegetarian options with a quiet atmosphere, this is a good place to start.
Xinyi Rd. Section 3, No. 7, 2F 信義路三段7號2F (Daan Park MRT, turn right from Exit 1 and walk a few minutes)