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COMPASS MAGAZINE, May 2007

Blue Pond

By Amelie Translated by Ann Lee

483, GongYi Rd, Sec 2
(04) 2255-1234
Hours: 9 pm-5 am
Credit cards accepted. 10% service charge.
Minimum charge NT$500.

As you walk in Blue Pond's door, it is not unusual to be greeted by a crooning pianist singing old songs in English, or to see a group of people lounging around the open area near the music. Farther into the lounge, customers can find secluded sofas, golden lamps and curtains—a relaxing esnvironment for a group of friends. Blue Pond is a bit of a piano lounge, providing a romantic and leisurely place for guests to enjoy nightly live performances from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The style of music changes after midnight, from mellow to faster-paced, and you will find the pianist interacting with the crowd.
The main crowd at Blue Pond ranges in age from about 30 to 50. You won't find deafening sound and flashy lights here; instead, you'll get a carefree and tranquil corner where you can let the tender sounds of the piano take away your stress.
One exquisite dish recommended by the chef is the Peppery Diced Beef (NT$400)-- top-notch American sirloin beef, diced and spiced into a flavor that melts in your mouth. The Japanese seven-Flavored Matsuzaka Pork (NT$400), also popular amongst patrons, is slightly grilled pork that is baked, for a crispy exterior and juicy inside, and seasoned with their unique five-flavored seasoning. A signature dish at Blue Pond is the Spicy Half-Island Season Beans (NT$200). This dish has no added salt or preservatives. Malay-Style Sauteed Cabbage (NT$200) is cooked with XO sauce and shrimp paste, which brings out the vegetable's sweetness. Last but not least, their Thai Sweet and Sour Peppery Chicken (NT$350) is also worth trying. Beverage choices include Long Island Ice Tea (NT$250), B52s, various cocktails (NT$250) and freshly-squeezed juices.

At Blue Pond, you will find some rarely-seen water pipes imported from the Middle East, and available flavors include peach, cherry, strawberry, mint and coffee.

Alcoholic drinks are strictly prohibited for those under 18.

 

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