The V:F 舞蔬弄果: Dancing Vegetables

Cupid strikes in this dessert from the vegetarian restaurant The V:F.

Cupid strikes in this dessert from the vegetarian restaurant The V:F .

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.

The V:F is located on the second floor, right next to their sister store Thaipanyaki.

The V:F is located on the second floor, right next to their sister store Thaipanyaki.

The outside has a host of flyers and ads that you can peruse.

The outside has a host of flyers and ads that you can peruse.

The interior has a humble but stylish appearance.

The interior has a humble but stylish appearance.

A closer look at the menu and the bread piling up in the kitchen.

A closer look at the menu and the bread piling up in the kitchen.

If you sit at the bar, you can get a good view of the kitchen.

If you sit at the bar, you can get a good view of the kitchen.

One chef rolls bread while the other gets the toppings ready.

One chef rolls bread while the other gets the toppings ready.

Nearly everything in the menu has a large picture accompanying it.  It really helps you make a decision on what to try.

Nearly everything in the menu has a large picture accompanying it. It really helps you make a decision on what to try.

Bread plates stack up near the kitchen.

Bread plates stack up near the kitchen.

The bean soup resembles a typical American stew.  All the soups are 90 NT.

The bean soup resembles a typical American stew. All the soups are 90 NT.

A very Mexican veggie wrap.  The portions are a bit small, but I enjoyed it.  The tomatoes are a bit sour, so it may turn off some people.

A very Mexican veggie wrap. The portions are a bit small, but I enjoyed it. The tomatoes are a bit sour, so it may turn off some people.

Along with my veggie wrap came this salad.  Dishes typically come with a few things to add something else to the entree.

Along with my veggie wrap came this salad. Dishes typically come with a few things to add something else to the entree.

A potato cake burger with chips and salsa.  Finally, someone realized a potato burger is better than a mushroom one.

A potato cake burger with chips and salsa. Finally, someone realized a potato burger is better than a mushroom one.

A reverse shot of the cupid brownie dessert.  The ice cream wasn't anything special, but the brownie at the bottom was great.

A reverse shot of the cupid brownie dessert. The ice cream wasn’t anything special, but the brownie at the bottom was great.

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.

Location

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)

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Posted on March 17, 2014, in Restaurants, Taipei, Vegetarian and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Abercrombie moose

    Appreciate your post for vegetarian restaurants. Keep writing more veggie information. It really is a big help to those can’t read Chinese but they are vegetarian/vegan. I’d love to read and spread it. Cheer!

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