Grandma's funeral was today. After a pretty emotional day - during which we cremated her and brought her ashes to her final resting place - we took a breather at
Last Minute Uncle remembers that he was taken to a high-end vegetarian restaurant once upon a time, so that was where we ended up. Yu Shan Ge (鈺善閣) apparently is a place where high-ranking Buddhist monks are entertained by their followers, and their set menus start from around TWD 1,100 and go all the way up to around TWD 4,900 - which is about USD 150! I wondered what the restaurant would serve for that price...
We sat down at the large oval table, and the thirteen of us ended up leaving the seat empty at one end of the table. We told ourselves that the seat was reserved for grandma, and invited her to come dine with us.
Since there were so many of us coming for the first time, Last Minute Uncle decided that taking the TWD 1,400 menu (鈺品套餐) would be sufficient for a first look.
The tea we were served throughout the meal tonight was made with sweet potato, ginseng, and Chinese licorice (地瓜人參甘草茶). Actually I think it was sweet potato leaves and not the sweet potato itself, since this was actually a little bitter.
The pickled cabbage on the side was pretty spicy, not quite like kimchi... Garnished with loofah leaf.
天醋香草 - a shot of plum juice drink.