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Restaurant review: Serenity (祥和蔬食餐廳)

By George Lee  /  Contributing reporter

The finale to such a scrumptious vegetarian meal was the impressive squid balls. The mixture of soy, wheat and what seems to have the texture of seitan or tofu is stuffed in cremini mushroom and deep fried to golden-brown perfection. They are seasoned with a dash of pepper salt and lie atop a bed of crispy basil leaves. These plant-based squid balls tasted so similar to actual squid balls that I forgot they were completely vegetarian.

We probably should have ordered their much-lauded steamed stinky tofu. I’ll definitely come back, though. The price was unbelievably fair (four overfull stomachs costed NT$1,408); no wonder this restaurant was featured on the Michelin guide’s Bib Gourmand section.

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