King's Palace Borderless Western Bar & Restaurant
233, YiZhong St, North Dist.
This large two-floor, 120-seat American-style bar and restaurant--a block from Chung Yo Department Store and the heart the Yizhong Street Night Market--is run by the well-known Prince Cafe chain company. Besides the long menu of reasonably-priced food and drinks, patrons will be immediately struck by the lively decor, which includes lots of wood, knickknacks and creative tables and chairs made from heavy wood, metal and stone by a famed artist. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A. A sampling of flavorful Western favorites from the long menu includes the pictured Mexican Barbecued Pork Ribs (NT$680), Seafood Pasta with Tomato Sauce (NT$260) and 10-inch Smoked Chicken Pizza (NT$320). There are six selections for each of the salad, pizza and burger categories. Other main courses included steak, pig knuckle and grilled chicken entrees, plus fried finger foods and five burrito options.
B. The well-stocked bar is made from a single, heavy slab of polished wood and serves drinks late into the night. These include beers (NT$110-180) like Carlsberg, Grolsch and Erdinger, and various spirits, wines and cocktails (NT$180-220). Non-alcoholic drinks include siphon coffees (NT$160-200), flavored coffees, teas, shakes and frappes.
C. One of the most vividly-painted restaurants around, King's Garden is impossible to miss with its bright inside and outside American Southwest hues and colorful cactus decorations.