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FUN MAGAZINE, September, 2005.
ble d'or: Not just another
100, DunHua North Road
Asia World Courtyard (next to Holiday Inn)
Hours: 5 pm-2 am; Sunday 4 pm-1 am
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By Mark Payne Translated by Vivian
Over the past year or more, Le ble d'or
has been carving out a reputation as a very decent micro-brewery.
In October, 2004, it was covered in a Taiwanfun special
feature on this fast-growing market (you can still read
this on our website: www.taiwanfun.com). However, although
some people seem to try, man does not live by beer alone.
Food is both a necessity of life and one of its greatest
pleasures. And, at Le ble d'or, they serve up some mighty
fine and pleasurable necessities.
The menu includes such treats as German Bratwurst (NT$120),
Veal Sausages (NT$150) and the hearty and expertly prepared
German-style Pork Knuckle-a steal at NT$380 and well
worth a try. Other dishes that come recommended are
the Roast Chilli Seabass (NT$220), the Spicy Cuttlefish
(NT$220) and the classic BBQ Beef Ribs (NT$360). They
also turn out a mighty fine Seafood Spaghetti Marinara
(NT$300) and a mean Hungarian Baked Beef Stew with rice
If you're just looking to snack and
keep some room for more beer (or to soak up previous
consumption), then the Deep-Fry selection will not be
a disappointment. Whether it's a serving of delectable
French Fries (fried with herbs and totally tasty), Crispy
Soft-Shelled Crab or fresh Golden Fried Halibut-you
crave, Le ble d'or won't let you down (prices from NT$80-280).
If it feels too hot to indulge in such tasty treats
and/or you're in a health conscious mood, you can go
for a freshly prepared Caesar Salad (NT$180).
With all that great food successfully
tucked away, the only thing left to do is sit back and
relax in the great outdoors, accompanied by a couple
of glasses of the good stuff. There are three types
of beer available: the Munchner Helles (cool, crisp
lager), the Hefe-Weissbier(the perfect summer tipple)
and the Munchner Dunker Stout. Prices start from NT$120
for 350cc (Munchner Helles) and rise to NT$1,350 for
a five-liter pitcher (the other two run from NT$150/350cc
to NT$1,500/ 5L). Also, for those sizzling summer nights,
you can cool down with a refreshing beer slush. The
Rasperry Stout Slush (NT$150) is especially worth a
For great beer and hearty food in a great urban al fresco
environment, Le ble d'or is a perfect place to visit
this summer. With live music on Friday and Saturday
evenings, what are you waiting for?