Da Juice Man
371, GongYi Rd
"Da Juice Man" himself, Kaohsiung native Mr. Hsueh, decided to open his own place in Taichung that--as the name implies--focuses on offering about 80 different types of healthy and refreshing drinks, mostly made on spot with fresh fruit and vegetables. Drink categories include "Magic Mix" healthy juice combinations with creative names like "Popeye The Sailor" (spinach, grape, apple, kumquat and celery) and "Run!! Rabbit" (carrot, pineapple, guava and kumquat). Other categories include 100% juices, smoothies, juice-and-yogurt mixes, juice-and-Yakult-yogurt-drink mixes, juice-and-milk mixes, coffees and teas. These very reasonably-priced beverages, combined with some simple-but-tasty dining fare, make this an ideal pit stop on a warm summer day or night. --By Douglas Habecker, translated by Naomi Lai
A. Da Juice Man's healthy, colorful, fresh-made 500cc drink selections encompass a wide range of flavors and mixes included (pictured) Grape Juice (NT$50), Kiwi Fruit & Apple (NT$60), Mango Yogurt Drink (NT$55), and Graptoplan Paraguayense & Apple & Pineapple juice mix (NT$45).
B. A small but very tasty selection of food is available for dining in or take-out, including the Hot Dog Sub (NT$65), made with fresh French bread, relish, mustard, lettuce and other items, and the Mexican beef or chicken subs. Using almost the same ingredients is the Taco Salad, served with a homemade Spicy Thousand Island Dressing that includes ginger, chili peppers, onions and other ingredients. All these can also be ordered as discounted combo meals, paired with a drink from the menu.
C. Da Juice Man is located in the heart of GongYi Road's busiest stretch of restaurants, on the corner with DaTong Street. In addition to the first-floor open-air tables, there is a relaxing upstairs air-conditioned area offering free wireless Internet and a magazine rack.