Sunday, July 26, 2009

O' Sweet

O' SWEET a great dessert with a small restaurant and coffee shop with trendy style. We try O' Sweet Tiramisu caketail, Kyoto snow white-flavored in green tea sauce, cake,red beans, milk cream. Hawaiian Fall in Love a combination of pineapple and strawberry chunks, custard, vanilla chiffon cake, whipped cream and berry sauce. One of the cafe’s most popular desserts is the First Kiss of Fresh Strawberry, strawberry sauce drizzled over the fresh whipped cream, the combination of kiwi and strawberry slices, vanilla chiffon cake and the light berry flavored jelly, at the bottom of the caketails then it made into an art of dessert. It was also yummy and beautifully presented. I order the vanilla mousse cake for the second round, It was delicious.
Kyoto snow white caketail and Tiramisu caketail
Hawaiian fall in love caketail and First kiss of fresh strawberry caketail
Strawberry vanilla mousse
Green tea au lait
Iced fresh cranberry shake
Kenya coffee
Iced coffee au lait
O'Sweet. Address: 45, Ln 51, Da-an Rd Sec 1, Taipei City
Tel no: (02) 8771-7812

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This rather the Spanish style restaurant, the menu itself had a wonderful array of both authentic items to choose from. However, those items that stretched the definition of “Spanish cuisine” first impressions were good, the decor is impressive and the service was above average with very polite staff.  Unfortunately the food was a complete and utter let-down. The paella was so poor, as it seemed they just cook the rice then arrange on paella pan and topped with all ingredients. We feel that on our second order. The arroz negra was a thing of beauty, squid ink paella with fish, shrimp and squid, mussels, the seafood it was cold.  I'd though this is not the way we cooked our "paella" I'm sorry to say!  We also had a combo dish  that feature  grilled chicken, beef, a large size of scallops, and mushroom that comes to the table on a long skewer that is drenched with bacardi rum, set a fire and served with spicy and fruit dipping sauces, but still it was tasteless, taught and chewy.
The gazpacho very refreshing, the desserts it was nice, the bacalao is crunchy but lovely and we enjoy it. The Portugal style chicken is undone we can eat rare beef but not the chicken we request to the waitress just  to cook the chicken again. It maybe this is our first and last to dine here. I prefer Hestia more than Gusto but I'd like the decor of the restaurant with real Spanish atmosphere. They must improve their Paella and cooked in real traditional Spanish way.
Spanish ham
Seafood combo salad
Bacalao fried cod
Black rice paella
Paella Valenciana
Portugal style chicken
Crema Catalana
Baked banana with caramel rum
Spanish ice coffee
Gusto Tapas Beer Spanish Restaurant
No.23, Alley 5, Lane 107, FuXing S Rd, Sec 1 Taipei City

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Toro"s I've heard so much about the reputation of fresh-cut steak. Inside dining is very spacious and focus on areas with a ceiling of nearly two floors! So, feeling very comfortable dining there is no oppressive feeling that quite a rare drop in Taipei. Inside the bar area with sofa and square table and up a long table has a round-table seating.
We have been into the seat, the service attentive pour our glass of water with lemon slices proffered menu, napkins laid out for us after the meal began to introduce methods. In short, because it is our first time, the staff focus us the recommendations best fresh cut and cook for us according to our taste. So we go for it!  Then the set full meal course packages just add NT$250, including appetizers, soup, salad, dessert drinks.
Our first meal that start on bread inside added rosemary, looks similar to the famous Italian called focaccia is very common in Italy. Also attached is three kinds of bread sauce:  Basil sauce,  olive oil with balsamic vinegar, and butter creamy sauce. Followed by 2 kinds of soup; the french onion soup and cream of tomato soup and it was fine.
My father and daughter had a French smoked duck breast with orange sauce, we have eaten a duck breast before and it taste pretty good. But this duck breast is a little  bit old, taught and chewy like a chewing gum.
Charles had a baby shrimps with orange and grapefruit segments and it smells very refreshing
Marinated beef platter in Thai style not quite bad again and very refreshing!
Waldorf salad serve with tossed apple, celery and potato with pecan, the potato salad celery taste I can only say cannot be considered delicious. The taste of this salad, seems to be redundant, uncoordinated taste.
Mixed green salad with sesame dressing also good but added more dressing will be even better.
*Main Entrees*
Tenderloin steak rossini, the taste of foie gras is the processed somewhat less.
Baby abalone and chuck short rib, the abalone turned out to be false and synthetic! Is not a genuine too dry. The beef still tender and juicy.

U.S CAB strip loin steak is very simple too! we could not help but once again. I guess the steak  preservation misconduct, tasteless and loss of gravy.
U.S tenderloin steak, finally we came to the classic entree! asparagus, red pepper yellow pepper, mashed sweet potato are ok.
*Desserts and Beverage*
After the main course, the rest is dessert. I am full of hope to see all the recommended the souffle, but also wanted to see what kind of desserts will be made.
Souffle is so simply can not be called Souffle! If you have eaten authentic delicious souffle, this is not souffle! taste completely wrong. Even worse is too sweet, and every spoonful, We can feel the sugar grains on the tongue.
Paris vanilla mousse

Hawaiian fruit tea
The rest of our 2 desserts is so so simple it was really sweet in the history of creation. Coffee is okay, the Hawaiian fruit tea there's no enough taste of fruits or even the tea flavor. Because the relationship between the price and the foods there's no way to have a second time to dine here. The dinner for nearly more than NT$4,000 plus service charges. We also understand the restaurant of the decor,  florist, personnel  staffs and ingredient costs, but the consumer's position, I would naturally want to defend the interests of our own meals. If today we spent NT$ 1000 each  for fancy meal, they prefer less, and the food quality of certain higher.
Toros Steak House Neihu Branch
LEECO Outlet 4F, No. 205, Minshan Street,Neihu Taipei City