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FUN MAGAZINE, August, 2005.
Pub: 20 years of oven-baked original flavor
12, ZhongXiao East Road, Sec.
Hours: 11:30 am-2:30 pm, 6-9:30 pm
Credit cards are accepted, plus 10% service charge.
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--By Dionysus Translated by Cara Steenstra
With over 20 years of oven baking experience
and the famous techniques of Chef Xiao Li, Pizza Pub
has plenty of secrets behind their success. Walk into
The Sheraton Hotel and find Pizza Pub down a flight
of stairs. With famous British Brinton carpet at your
feet, the red-brick colors, wooden decor and tinted
chandelier all emit the warmth of southern Italian villages.
Recent renovations have added drapes made of iron beads,
adding an element of modernism amidst the traditional
Pizza Pub is headed by Chef Li Zheng-Li, known to everyone
as "Xiao Li". Like a parent to his team, he
leads with a humorous personal style and fosters a team
effort and family-style atmosphere that is rarely seen
in five-star hotels. This can be said to be one of the
restaurant's chief characteristics. The 20-plus-year-old
oven seems to have a magic of its own, making the chef's
handmade dough crispy but still full of texture, as
well as full of a special fragrance from the acacia
wood used in the baking. Many customers have become
loyal fans because of the pizzas here. Chef Xiao Li
recommends their Duck and Garlic Bacon Pizza (8 inches
for NT$380, 12 inches for NT$580), a perfect combination
of tasty meat, fresh vegetables and crispy dough.
However, the pizzas are not the only good things found
here. The open kitchen is always wafting with the fragrance
of freshly baked bread. Onion bread, country bread and
other varieties are made right before your eyes. Caesar
Salad (NT$320), Sicilian King Lobster Soup (NT$280),
and the Spice Baked Lamb Cutlets (NT$750) are all very
popular. During lunch time (12 noon-2 p.m.), the Homie
Lunch is extremely popular, too. Originally priced at
NT$2,400 for two persons, it is now available at only
NT$1,200. You can choose from Pan Fried Fresh Fish of
the day (NT$750) and Spicy Pan Roasted Chicken with
Rosemary Mashed Potatoes, Baby Vegetables and Basque
Sauce (NT$750), plus over 10 kinds of pasta dishes and
six kinds of pizzas to choose from.
This is definitely a great place for friends and family
to gather for a memorable meal together. Live-band entertainment
is also available during evening hours.