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Slow food restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan.
Shaffer's kitchen is an upscale brunch, lunch and diners serving a variety of French, German, Italian and American slow food in Taipei.
Best described as New German cuisine, this restaurant is a new star in the slow food movement here in Taipei. The comfortable seating and well sized restaurant tables make it a perfect afternoon hangout. Located in Taipei's Xinyi District, Shaffer's kitchen is only a ten minutes walk from Taipei 101.
The exact location is #16 Yixian Road, Lane 50, Xinyi District
(Entrance is at #5 Lane 42)
We visited Shaffer's Kitchen on Valentine's Day.
For starters, we had Goose Liver Pate, Mozzarella Basil Tomatoes and Italian Bruschetta. The Goose Liver Pate was soft creamy with a mild flavor. The Mozzarella Cheese and the Italian Bruschetta were excellent.
For our main course, we enjoyed the Sirloin Steak and the Risotto Morel with mushrooms and Truffles. The steak was tender and moist. With a minty sauce drizzled alongside, it was a refreshing experience without feeling overfull. The Risotto Morel had a creamy fluffy consistency and the Truffles were absolutely fresh and maintained their original earthy flavor with a slightly floral taste .
His wife Jennifer who manages the kitchen had a deep passion about food. She wasn't interested into cooking recipes only, instead, she took it a leap further and learned everything about the ingredients. She learned about the history, the origin and the chemistry of foods.