Daylight ｜Nanjing Fuxing
Address: No. 5, Alley 8, Lane 303, Section 3, Nanjing E Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City
Hours: 9am – 6pm
To me, eating a hearty brunch after waking up on a weekend morning is one of the best things in life. For today’s brunch, we came to ‘Daylight’, a place known for its rich & hearty side dishes.
Take the No.7 exit of the Nanjing Fuxing subway station, ‘Daylight’ is located in an alley about 3 minutes walk away.
The rusty metal sign has its own distinct style to it.
The concept of ‘Daylight’ : “Eat slowly, reimagine what is between me and the food with every bite”
The restaurant has a simple color tone with rugged industrial style
Similar to most of other restaurants that serve brunch, there is also a blackboard with drawings here. But here they don’t write out the menu, they draw it out instead. You can see from the image that there is a bountiful amount of food in front of the chef, you can deduct that you should get lots of food here!
‘Daylight’ has 1st floor and B1 floor, two layers of dining environment.
I love the picture of forests on the wall on the floor below, there is a restful and comfortable feeling here.
The floor below has seatings for a large group.
The bathroom sign also goes a rugged industrial style
Here is the menu for your viewing
The lights above the tables are a bit low, I almost hit the light with my head every time I stood up ?
All the brunch menu items came with Japanese Black Tea or Americano
▲法式脆皮女士 Gratin Toast & Ham $290
Homemade toast with French Ham littered with mozzarella cheese along with casserole, sunny-side up egg, and seasonal salad. (There is a 15-minute waiting time for this dish)
You can choose the egg to be well-done or partially-cooked. I chose partially-cooked. I got hungry just by looking at the smooth egg-yolk! Gratin Toast & Ham was baked crispy and tasty even by itself. Eating along with the French Ham and Mozzarella is even more delicious! Since I chose my egg to be partially cooked, when I cut it open, dipping the toast with the egg yolk is another good choice with a different texture added to the taste.
Here is the mountain like salad side-dish with many different kinds of veggies! There are Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Leek, red and yellow pepper, carrots, onions, okra, mushrooms, guava, pineapple, sweet potatoes, green lettuce, purple lettuce, red lettuce, cucumbers, potatoes, apples, pineapple, guava! So many right? This is my first-time eating so many kinds of vegetables and fruits. This feels super healthy!
Salad’s homemade dressing. You can choose between oil & vinegar and honey mustard
Some of the veggies such as onions are baked first. After baking, the onions did not have its raw sharp taste. Instead, it brought out the onion’s sweetness! This detailed processing is a big plus to this dish!
▲班尼迪克蛋 Egg Benedict $290
French Ham with 2 wavy eggs, homemade toasts with Hollandaise sauce, homemade brown-sugar nuts yogurt, seasonal salad.
This actually tastes very similar to the Gratin Toast & Ham, with the additional creamy taste of the Hollandaise sauce along with a hint of sour taste. When you cut open the partially-cooked egg, the egg yolk combined with the slightly sour Hollandaise sauce. When you dip the bite-size toasts & ham into the combined sauce, you can feel and enjoy the rich egg and smooth Hollandaise sauce’s taste. I also highly recommended this!
Similar to the Gratin Toast & Ham, Egg Benedict came with a mountain-like salad.
Brown-sugar yogurt is very delicious! It is a thick yogurt which I like. If you eat original flavor yogurt, you mind find it a bit too sour, but with brown sugar, the sweetness neutralize some of the sourness and becomes very smooth and tasty. Along with the nuts, very nutritious! The waitress told us that we should not leave this out too long as the nut may taste different if it stays inside the yogurt too long. They recommend us to eat the yogurt first.
Compared to other restaurants that serve brunch, ‘Daylight’ has a slightly more expensive pricetag. All the dishes here are about 300NT with an extra 10% service charge added. Minimum charge person here is 120NT. But for the amount of food you get, the freshness of the ingredients, and the overall appearance, I feel the money you spend here is well worth it! Today’s Gratin Toast & Ham and Egg Benedict both exceeded my expectation. The partially cooked egg with the restaurant’s homemade toast along with the french ham and cheese has just the right proportion. I did not get tired of eating either dish. As for side-dishes, I finally got to see it for myself and it is still shocking. It is like the concept of hot-pot veggies. It is the largest portion of side-salad I have ever seen at a brunch place. This also make me feel that its a good value for my money. Especially since they baked some of the veggies like onions to bring out the sweetness and neutralize the rawness of the onions. The amount of thoughts they put into making this dish is a big plus. I highly-recommend this venue for everyone!
address: No. 5, Alley 8, Lane 303, Section 3, Nanjing E Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City
Hours: 9am – 6pm