131, ZhongMing Rd, North Dist.
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs. 5:30-9:30 pm;
Fri. 5:30 pm-1 am; Sat. 5:30-12 am;
Sun. 11 am-2 pm, 5:30-9:30 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
American Jeff Parker has opened this eatery to showcase his Changa--a Mexican-style invention consisting of a large, deep-fried Chinese dumpling skin, filled with a mix of rice, olives, tomatoes, corn and green peppers, together with either beef, chicken, tuna or vegetables. Changas and burritos are NT$90, or NT$150 as a set with one side (fries, potato salad or green salad), plus a NT$10 and NT$20 discount on soda and beer, respectively. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Angel Pu
A Beef Changa, shown here with fries, is best with some lettuce and a bit of salsa.
Changa's cozy, relaxing, beach-themed first-floor area has a shuffle board, darts, table tennis and TV. A balcony/mezzanine area has a comfortable lounge and the second floor is a party/function room, equipped with Xbox, and can be booked for special gatherings.
Parker stands by his outdoor mini bar, where he prepares meals. Customers can sit here and other outside tables if the weather's nice.