Dollars Pasta Drink Zakka
36, ShuangShi Rd, Sec 2, North District
Hours: 11:30 am-9 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Located near Taichung's Confucius Temple, this American-style eatery has a red, white and blue sign that complements the temple's yellow tiled rooftop in an interesting timewarp/contrast. What makes this place special is its nostalgic American diner ambiance, including an abundance of decorative items related to American music, culture, politics and products from decades ago. The pasta main course selection (NT$140) includes chicken, bacon, tuna and seafood and three sauces－white sauce, red sauce and mixed sauce－to choose from. The salads (NT$120) served here are prepared with Romaine lettuce and seasonal vegetables and fruits with either Caesar or Italian dressings. Fresh juice and all kinds of tea are also available (NT$80). Don't rush out after your meal; for a unique experience, hang out with the boss, Mr. Zhang, and he'll show you his private American collection. --By Marshall, translated by Sho Huang
A. Dollar's entrance design is bright and simple and reveals the retro American interior through French windows.
B. The set meals also feature very American-sized portions, so you definitely won't leave hungry.