Jeffrey Chang & Andy Wang
For the past three years, my friend and I have been desperate to find a place where we might have a pleasant time and a delicious meal. When we say, “a pleasant time and a delicious meal,” we mean good, healthy food and, most importantly, a good, clean environment. With Light and Salt Pasta, we think we have hit the jackpot.
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At Light and Salt Pasta, the prices range from $50 to $80 per dish. We bet you couldn't find any pasta restaurant that serves better food at such low prices. The couple who owns the restaurant used to work in the catering industry, which means that they really know food. We once asked them how they could keep their prices so low, and the owner said that money wasn't their first priority. He said that they devote themselves to the community, to students, and to God.
Everything they sell at Light and Salt Pasta is healthy. Their dishes use a great variety of vegetables and very little oil or salt; this is what makes them special. The owners of Light and Salt Pasta go to market every morning and carefully choose the ingredients they are going to need. I guess that why their sauces are quite different than others. You can choose one of six different sauces, Marinara, Cream, Pesto, Dijon mustard, Curry, or Panfry. Once you have decided on your sauce, it's time to add the other elements to complete your pasta order. You get to choose from clams, shrimp, chicken, beef, bacon, and pork cutlets. On the other hand, you can stick to the original Light and Salt pasta and add nothing but your favorite sauce.
Someone once told us that, "Nice dinning atmosphere will make your food better." Light and Salt pasta actually accomplish this. They have only five tables and a short bar, which creates an enjoyable, cozy dinning environment. Their interior is neat and clean. You might wonder why we highlighted these; Light and Salt Pasta is actually much cleaner than many other restaurants around Feng Chia University. You can really see that they put a lot of effort into running their restaurant.
When people think of where to eat in the Feng Chia area, they often hear that there are just too many choices. However, if you are looking for a restaurant that you would like to try again and again, every time you go to Feng Chia night market, then Light and Salt pasta should definitely be your first choice.
Light and Salt Pasta
19 Wenhua Road, Lane 138, Xitun District, Taichung
Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 – 21:00