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FUN MAGAZINE, June, 2006.
--By Yan Chen, translated by Cara Steenstra
Behind frosted glass in an alley off
AnHe Road lies Floral Hush. Push through the antique
wooden door and step into a refuge from the hustle and
bustle of the city. Pink walls, Balinese wooden chairs
and tables, lapis lazuli decorations and relaxing jazz
make you forget that this is actually a restaurant offering
delicate Taiwanese-style cuisine. Added inspiration
and creativity from the head chef is sure to surprise,
an example being their specially-brewed soups, which
emphasize health and nutritional ingredients such as
green papaya and Chinese yams so customers can enjoy
both good food and health. In the basement is a lounge
bar with sporadically-scheduled live music performances.
A. The most popular
dish in the restaurant is the Pork's Liver Pan Fried
in Red Yeast Wine (NT$260). The pork's liver is tender
and rich with wine flavours. The head chef recommends
savouring it with a piece of peppermint leaf on the
side. This combination is well worth trying.
B. The Aloe Vera Shrimp (NT$320) is
very refreshing. Plump shrimp look delectable among
the brightly-colored peppers and celery. The aloe vera
pulp adds juice and a jelly-like texture, making this
a very popular dish.