On our second day in Wulai, a small village outside of Taipei, Greg and Chao took my mom and I to a vegetarian slow food restaurant. The literal translation of the restaurant’s name is “vegetarian face,” which I found amusing. This style of restaurant is reservation only, so that the exact amount of food–over 10 courses!–can be prepared. The courses are meant to be eaten slowly, and are served in small portions. All of these mini-meals were extremely delicious and the entire meal took us nearly three hours. Greg tried his best to translate what each dish contained, but some ingredients were difficult to name in English and the chances of me being able to recreate any of them is minimal. My favorite course was a tofu and mushroom dish that the chef recently won an award for.