The Kaohsiung Scene

restaurants

#1

First of all here is a link to The Southern Taiwan Directory :

http://aroundkaohsiung.freeservers.com/directory.html

I don’t eat out much anymore ( I am doing the low fat diet thing at home , and if I do eat out I stick with a few trusted favourites:

Smokey Joe’s II (Tex-Mex) #318 Tzuyu 2nd Rd. Tel: 557-8655 (part of the Amy’s chain of restaurants.

Great service and a nice variety of food (it is a bit like the best of Amy’s).

A special mention to Angel and Becky who are simply amazingly friendly and helpful.

Just the other day Becky helped me out by showing me where I could buy some of the products they use in their cooking (sour cream, fresh kidney beans etc.) She even drew me a map and got me a few phone numbers.

Another great place is Hola’s (Spanish)
#578 Heti Road. Sanmin Tel: 343-3045

Run by a Spanish guy this place has some beautiful dishes on it’s menu. Things are not cheap here, but definitely worth the price.

It is also non-smoking (even though I am a smoker I really dislike the smell of smoke when I am eating), but for the hardcore puffers there are a few tables outside.

At the last Chinese Valentines Day, Holas served an amazing 6 course dinner. STUNNING!!

Another restaurant in the Amy’s Chain is called Mamamia (Italian) #186 Chungcheng 2nd Rd. Lingya Tel: 222-5627 .

Great lasagna! And the Godfather Pizza is a MUST have.


#2

John, have you heard of a bar/restaurant in Tsoying that has microbrew beer and pole-dancing every Wednesday during January and February?

I’m supposed to be going there at Chinese New Year and I’d like to find out a bit about it beforehand.


#3

Hi Sandman,

Have not heard of it, but will ask some of my mates if they have.

One place that you also might like is the
Old Belgian Inn Tel: 587-6330
#116-8 Kushan 3rd Road. Kushan

This is run by that guy who was featured in the China Post Prime section a few weeks ago.

A great selection of Belgian beers, no TV!!!, and soft background music. The owner (Geerd) also provides some nice bar snacks for free, and he has a simple menu ( sandwiches or cheese plate etc.) No pole dancing though

This is a nice place to talk to friends, and get loaded up before you hit the clubs. Best times would be Friday and Saturday from about 10pm onwards.