By Ann Li Translated
by Ann Lee
103, BoGuan 3rd St
Hours: 7 pm-3 am
(kitchen closes at 2 am)
Credit cards accepted.
Minimum charge NT$500 on holidays.
If you're looking for something to
do after a day's work, but don't want to join a crowd
of people in the clubs or KTVs, then Mega Barbecue &
Beer House is the hangout for you. This place has a
comfortable atmosphere where you can relax with some
simple snacks and beer. With only seven or eight tables
in sight, Mega is a small but well-decorated bar. Even
if you come here alone, you won't feel left out, as
the bartenders and owner will be glad to chat.
A modern-looking city girl is spray-painted
on the wall. French windows give patrons a glimpse of
the street outside and make Mega seem more spacious.
The menu might take you by surprise, with around 60
or 70 items that include grilled kebabs, seafood, poultry,
stir-fry, and vegetable dishes. Owner Wu says, "Although
my joint is small, I offer a great selection of food
for my guests", explaining the irony of naming
a small bar "Mega". Not only is the list extensive,
but it is also delicious. All ingredients are purchased
fresh every day and prepared on the spot by Wu.
If you like tangy vegetables, try his
signature dish, Four Seasons Green Beans (NT$160). The
garlic, pepper and chili create a multi-layered taste
that goes great with beer. If you don't have much tolerance
for spice, ask the staff to go easy on the chili. Garlic
Cuttlefish Slices (NT$180), a salty and crispy combination
of peanuts, garlic and onions is a dish that is well
liked by many customers. Another must-try is the Grilled
The kitchen closes at 2 a.m., so if
you are someone who likes to stay up late, then you
will certainly have a great place to go for food. Alcohol
selections include some local and imported beers like
Heineken, Taiwan Beer, Smirnoff Ice, and Carlsberg.