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Welcome to Mr. Jungle: Shalu's friendly local bar

By Ann Li
Translated by S. Ying

ZhongQi Rd, Shalu Dist (opposite Providence University)
(04) 2652-1635
Hours: 6 pm-2 am
No service charge.

This bar--located across from Providence University on a slope--is a very popular hangout for students and residents in the nearby area, as it's a great place to drink, dine and relax over some small eats. Pasta and risotto entrees served here are both reasonably priced and generously portioned and all menu items are personally prepared by owner Jiang Ge, who boasts the culinary skills of a five-star hotel chef.

There is also plenty of couch space and entertainment that makes you to feel more at home here. This includes a karaoke stage, TV with remote control for guests to pick their favorite channels, and even a small area for dancing your stresses away as you groove to the music. Jiang Ge designed the entire layout and all aspects of this place, including paint colors, carpentry, lighting, bar top, wooden stools, and partitions for an outdoor space used for barbecues and group activities.

Stop by and enjoy a cocktail (NT$100), beer (NT$70), hot drinks (NT$70), soft drinks (NT$50) or one of the owner's creative dishes. The displayed postcards sent by students to Mr. Jungle Music Bar from all over the globe are a testimony to this bar's appeal as a great hangout regardless of where in the world you hail from.

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Right: Every other Saturday, live jazz is performed here by Vintage Impression Band.

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Left: Garlic Chili Pasta (NT$120), Made with celery and green peppers mixed with garlic, chili pepper flakes and grated cheese for a yummy, richly-flavored dish. Cheese Sticks (NT$100).
Right: Mr. Jungle resembles an American dining bar, filled with regulars who are friends.

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Left: Carbonara Pasta (NT$140) features a white sauce made with milk and fresh cream. The pasta is mixed with egg to give it a creamy texture and delicious flavors.
Right: This is also a great place to relax and hang out on your own.
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