A few days ago, I visited Daylight 光合箱子~ a restaurant that specializes in enormous servings of fresh vegetables, freshly made bread and homemade yogurt. For my first visit, I tried their salmon scrambled eggs, over freshly baked bread. The plate arrived accompanied by the trademark generous serving of salad and roasted vegetables, and a small serving of handmade yogurt.
最近天氣真的開始熱了。 一到了這個季節 我就想過悠閒的日子～例如睡到自然醒， 然後再跟朋友們去吃早午餐。 最近發現了 Daylight 光合箱子 的 brunch~ 吃了兩次後， 非常推薦給大家。 喜歡他們超大份量的蔬菜 & 手工優格。
The entire plate was delicious. However, the star of the show was their handmade yogurt, which was creamy, with just a hint of tanginess, topped with brown sugar and assorted nuts and seeds. This brunch kept me full, yet energized for almost the entire day~ from about 11:00 pm to 6:30 pm, through two meetings! Usually by the end of one of those meetings, I start craving sweets and coffee, but this time, I just sat calmly (and a bit smugly) in my chair, while the others ran out during the break to get their fix.
Daylight has several branches in Taipei, so you can choose the one that best fits into your schedule, and of course the size of your party. I personally like the Huashan Creative Park (華山）location if I’m eating with a large group, and the Yongkang Street (永康街）location if I’m brunching with just one or two friends, or even on my own.The menu is the same at both locations, only the Huashan location is open a bit later into the evening.
For the visit to the Huashan location, I selected their handmade yogurt (seen on the left side of the menu pictured above)~ only I asked for them to put all the toppings on the side. (To be honest, I don’t like nuts and fruits and brown sugar to be mixed together with the yogurt~ I’m sort of like Meg Ryan’s character, in the movie When Harry Met Sally, who always likes everyone “on the side” )
The yogurt comes with bran flakes, and also a house-made English muffin. I also ordered a latte, and it was just the right combination for a filling, yet light brunch. I was so enthralled by the texture and flavor of the homemade yogurt that I decided to try to make my own. (It’s now happily fermenting away for the next 12 hours or so. Check back here next week and see if I succeeded!)
Another bonus of choosing the Huashan Creative Park location is that there is lots to see~ look at this absolutely lush, ivy covered wall!
Information: Daylight光合箱子（Dongmen Branch)| Address: Chaozhou Street, No. 93, Taipei, Da-An District|Phone: 02-2322570| Hours: 9:00-18:00 |地址：台北市大安區潮州街93號
|電話：02-23225703 |營業時間：9:00am to 6:00 pm| Daylight光合箱子 (Huashan Branch) | (Huashan Creative Park Branch) Bade Road, Section 1, Number 1 |Phone:02-2356-8661| Hours: 10:00-9:00 pm| Daylight 光合箱子 (華山店) 地址：台北市中正區八德路一段1號 |電話：02-2356-8661 | 營業時間：10:00 am ~ 09:00 pm
(This was not a sponsored post, all experiences and viewpoints expressed are my own, and I paid for all items consumed with my own money)