Flavors: the Ultimate Swedish Restaurant in Taipei!

January 31, 2010 in Food, Taiwan, Travel by pacejmiller


Before you freak out and call Ghostbusters, that 'orb' you see is from the rain

(Update: I went back again!  For new pics, click here)

Restaurant: Flavors
Cuisine: Swedish
Location: No. 13, Alley 26, Lane 300, Section 4, Ren Ai Road, Taipei
Price: Realistically around TWD 1000 per person (minimum spend TWD 500 per person)
Contact: (02) 2709 6525
Website: www.flavors.com.tw (English available)

Flavors is one of those restaurants you go to and come out thinking ‘Did I really just have the best freaking tasting Swedish food ever...in Taipei?’

Yes, it is.  And yes, I have been to Sweden.

The reason is because Flavors is owned and operated by top Swedish Chef Ola.  Ola is the real deal, not one of those ‘I can pretend to be a proper chef and people will believe me because I’m white’ guys.  In my humble opinion, the man is as close to a culinary genius as I have met.

So Ola cooks, while his Taiwanese wife Stephanie (they met while studying at a restaurant school in Switzerland) runs the dining floor.  Apparently when they first started it was just the two of them, but now they have a few additional helpers both inside the kitchen and out.

Usually I wait until the end of the post to give my rating, but for Flavors I’m going to just come out and say it: 10 out of 10!

Now, you just have to see these food pics.

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