A well-prepared stock is the basis for many dishes, including hotpot, ramen, and Taiwanese braised foods. Located in a small alley in the Taitung Night Market, “Vegine” is a small vegetarian eatery specializing in Taiwanese braised dishes. “Vegine” is a landmark for vegetarians in Taitung because of their delicious homemade soup, fresh local seasonal vegetables. After Zi Fan, the owner of “Vegine”, moved back to Taitung, he hoped to fulfill his concept of “Eat Locally, Eat Seasonally” in Taitung. He wanted to take care of his hometown by using healthy and nutritious vegetarian ingredients in his cooking.
The braising stock is an all-natural process, without any artificial flavorings or shortcuts. “Vegine” uses an assortment of fresh vegetables, home-grown sugar cane, and over 10 different types of Chinese herbs to create the flavorful and healthy braising stock. In addition to their classic recipe, “Vegine” also offers a special spicy stock that is pleasantly spicy and will keep you coming back for more.
“Vegine” supplies lots of fresh choices for guests, such as cabbage, spinach, and string beans. In order to provide fresh seasonal products, “Vegine” has also partnered with several local organic farms in Taitung. Guests can enjoy local Taitung flavors such as tatukem, purslane, and other wild seasonal vegetables at “Vegine”. You’ll also discover that slow braising brings out a unique flavor in vegetables and noodles. Some people have said that you can’t feel full without eating meat. Rest assured that the owner has taken this into consideration. The hefty portions at “Vegine” leave even the hungriest of carnivores feeling satisfied and content. When you come over for a meal, remember to try the special sauces, which include home-made sesame ginger and Chinese mahogany sauce. These unique flavors put that extra amazing finishing touch on an already amazing meal. We’re sure that after you try the food at “Vegine”, you’ll want to bring your friends down for seconds.