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Deli Review: Take Five 五方食藏

By Liam Gibson  /  Staff Reporter

Take Five’s artichoke pizza (NT$340) stood out for the sheer amount of artichokes added to it. Every thin, crispy slice had a few chunks of the edible flower, ever-so lightly grilled, retaining the natural juices that give off its subtle, unique flavor. The other toppings were simple — Thai basil, olives, baby tomato and oyster mushroom, allowing the artichoke to take center stage. A well-rounded pizza, though purists might balk at the use of Thai basil.

Take Five is a far cry from a classic Western-style deli, but if foods from far-flung places are the criteria, it’s worthy of the name. They stock hard-to-find foods and, to their credit, they’re not afraid to try new things with this wide-array of ingredients. If you can leave your sentimental attachments for your hometown deli at the door, you probably will enjoy it.

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