I first tried Yaletown Bistro’s (耶魯小鎮 ) fries at the Kaohsiung International Food Festival several years ago. The fries are fresh cut and can be ordered with several different seasonings or sauces (called loaded fries). One thing that sets them apart from most of the expat owned restaurants is that their food is a little healthier. In addition to the fresh cut fries they also have paninis, sandwiches, salads and two new savory rice dishes. I usually order the lemonade (made from squeezed lemons instead of concentrate) but they also have smoothies.
The loaded fries (butter chicken pictured above) are a good option for those that want something more than a snack and less than a big meal.
Kevin and his wife opened Yaletown 4 years ago and it is located between MEGA/FE21 and the 85 Building. They chose the name Yaletown as part of Kevin’s Canadian roots. Yaletown is a trendy Vancouver neighborhood that is known for its nice restaurants. It might be a good idea to use their online reservation system (on their FB page) if you are coming during the peak meal times. There is a parking lot next to MEGA and several private garages in the alley that offer parking (30 TWD/scooter).
The Porchetta Rice is a new addition to their menu. The pesto dribbled on the pork porchetta was a perfect touch.
Location – No. 26-3, Xīnguāng Rd (next to the Family Mart and one block west of FE21)
Prices – 150 to 250 TWD although fries (more of an appetizer) are cheaper
Hours – 11:30 to 8:30 (or 9 Sat/Sun) – closed on Tuesdays
Contact info – 073341257 or 0973013900 – firstname.lastname@example.org – Yaletown FB