Samba Frozen Yogurt
121-4, WenHua Rd
Hours: 12-10:30 pm
open to 11:30 pm Fri/Sat)
No service charge.
Credit cards not accepted.
Taiwanese returnee Michael Lu came back to Taichung from California six months ago with the intention of opening Samba, one of Feng Jia's newest foodie hot spots. According to Michael, his place is named after the Latin American dance to evoke passion. Samba was conceived with popular American frozen-yogurt places in mind, most notably Pink Berry and Red Mango, and this is evidenced in the modern interior decor and eclectic assortment of toppings that are offered. While Michael embraces the traditions of the above American establishments, he opened in Taiwan because he "wanted Taiwanese to be able to enjoy American food without paying American prices". These start at NT$59 for a medium and NT$79 for a large frozen yogurt, including your choice of three toppings with additional topping at a cost of NT$5. --By Elizabeth Anderson, translated by Naomi Lai
A. There are a variety of yogurt flavors available, including Original, Strawberry, and Green Tea, with Mango soon to be offered as well. Several fresh fruits, syrups, cookies and candies are offered as toppings. The frozen yogurt is velvety smooth and rich, yet surprisingly low in fat. Probiotics are added to the mix to provide a healthy balance to the sweet treat.
B. Michael Lu's favorite combination is the Original yogurt flavor with fresh kiwi and pineapple fruit. The most popular dessert is Chocolate with marshmallow and chocolate toppings.