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MAGAZINE, May 2002
13, Lane 164, SanMin Rd., section 3
Tel: (04) 2229-1980
Hours: 11:30 am-12 midnight
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Jung Street is a favorite shopping and eating destination for students
attending nearby schools. However, many students describe this area
as being like "a noisy night market", "crowded",
or downright "dirty and disorganized". I tended to agree
with these opinions, until I overheard a group of young people discussing
their plans to meet at Hogashaga. The strange name piqued my curiosity.
According to the owner, "Hogashaga" just popped into his
brain after he spent an entire day trying to come up with a name
for the cafe. Old-fashioned red brick can still be seen in the newly-renovated
a variety of "bubble teas" and there is also the special
namesake Hogashaga black and green teas (NT$45). Food items include
Chinese onion pancake (NT$60) and chicken drumstick and mushrooms
with rice (NT$100). What stands out most is the decor, as the interior
is a fusion of East and West. The Chinese-style room is filled with
decorative pieces reminiscent of past eras: a large black-and-white
wedding picture, hand-held fans, suitcases and vintage raincoats.
Pieces collected from the owner's adventures abroad fill the American-style
room. Another unique feature of Hogashaga is its outdoor barbecue
area. As night sets in, young men and women talk by candlelight.
Even though this may not be the most refined place, it has a certain
rustic charm and unique style that keeps drawing customers.