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COMPASS MAGAZINE > November 2016
   

Relaxing Coffee Houses--KATZ Fusion Restaurant, Mezamashikohi-Urban Store No. 2, Aoki, DIY Bakery

Translated by Anna Yang

KATZ Fusion Restaurant

(04) 2326-7355
4, JingCheng 5th St, West Dist
Hours: 11:30 am-10 pm (last order by 8:30 pm)

This Jingming shopping district restaurant mainly sells American and Korean cuisine and draft beer. Its bright and spacious second floor, with simple black and white metal decor, offers bicycles and home decorations for sale. A la carte Korean dishes include Bibimbap and Korean bento boxes, with the top recommendation being Korean Sweet and Spicy Fried Chicken (half chicken NT$298), crunchy outside, tender inside and served with plenty of crispy potato chips. Besides Korean soju and imported beers (NT$150-260), the cooling Pineapple and Mango Ade (NT$150) goes great with any food item. This place is perfect for groups to enjoy big meals and, if you order Hot Chicken Stewed with Cheese and Potatoes or Stir-Fried Spicy Pork Chops with Green Onions (NT$260 each), you can have fun making an extra cod roe and seaweed flavored rice balls for something new. --By Chloe Huang

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Mezamashikohi-Urban Store No. 2

(04) 2310-2616
8, DaEn St, Xitun Dist
Hours: Mon-Sun 8 am-7 pm; Tue 8 am-6 pm

Mezamashikohi-Urban Store No. 2, along quiet DaEn Street, offers customers a spacious environment with wall shelves filled with all kinds of books--one of the reasons customers enjoy lingering here--and a unique style revolving around modern, minimalist wooden decor. The cafe has plenty of seating, including a single sofa area, long sofa area for groups, and bar seats with wall power sockets by the window. The name of this business means "wake up your coffee" in Japanese and you can enjoy Japanese drip-brewed coffee, fancy charcoal coffee, and coffees made with illy coffee beans. Food includes breakfast salad and bread items as well as seaweed snacks and fruit-flavored egg rolls that can be enjoyed with a discounted beverage. --By Chloe Huang

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Aoki

(04) 2471-5822
468, DaDun S Rd, Nantun Dist
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30 am-9:30 pm
Sat & Sun 11 am-9:30 pm

This restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor eco-friendly environments and an artistic dining ambiance. Local farm products are sold here and monthly exhibitions by local artists are presented on the walls. The chef prepares western meals with Japanese cooking styles and local ingredients and the menu includes pan-fried, grilled, deep-fried and boiled items, as well various types of beverages and hot pancakes. The delicious cheeseburgers are served with organically-grown rice. The Oolong Pork Hot Pot is a unique dish prepared with Bo Ling oolong tea that tenderizes the pork. Numerous customers also come here for the warm pancakes, which have a brown sugar cake-like texture and the fragrance of eggs, and come in both salty and sweet flavors. --By Tanya Tung

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DIY Bakery

(04) 2462-8217
606, FuKe Rd, Xitun Dist
Hours: 9:30 am-9 pm

Dessert baking materials and equipment can be a hassle. However, if you'd like to sample some desserts and enjoy the baking process at the same time, this is the perfect place to visit. This bakery offers great baking experiences and products, providing baking ingredients, recipes and professional baking equipment, as well as friendly assistance from the staff to ensure your desserts come out right. Many couples, students and friends enjoy this fun experience together here, and cookie and dessert baking sessions for beginner and advanced participants are only 2.5 hours long. Customers can take home their creations in provided boxes and decorated cakes (with extra charge) make perfect gifts. Reservations are recommended and customers must be older than 15. --By Tanya Tung

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