For years the Roxy (Pang Di's) has been a mainstay of both the
tea/coffee set in the early evening and later in the evening the
pub set. The Roxy has always been able to blend the two
The atmosphere is lively and fun, with specially brought in palm
trees out front and a fun and eclectic interior. Typically
packed on the weekends with a largely young clientele, it really
heats up in the evening. The bands keep the place pumping,
and the energy rises as the evening moves on.
Having been this way for years, this is hardly
news. I have visited Roxy many times, but this time I was
in for a surprise.
Once upon a time I lived in Changhua, and during those years
the only way to get decent western food was to go up to Taichung.
I had tried Roxy food in years past, and while it was the best
in town and they made decent sandwiches it wasn't good enough
to deter a trip up north.
the current residents of Changhua there is finally a choice Roxy
now has some good western food.
Too much 'Chinese' food in Western countries is bland, too sweet,
made with the wrong ingredients and changed to suit Western taste.
It's exactly the same here with Western food especially in places
like Changhua. Imagine my surprise when I was served up
Schweinshax'n (Rotisserie broiled pork hock) salty and laden with
genuinely sour sauerkraut! It was really good!
This shouldn't deter you from dropping in for an iced coffee
(I know many who swear by them), a tea, a beer or a cocktail in
order to soak up the atmosphere or check out the bands.
After all, that is what made them famous in the first place and
make them this month's one and only Compass Liquid Spot!