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FUN MAGAZINE, July, 2006.
216, SanMing Rd., Sec. 1, 1F, Banciao City,
Taipei County (Cathay Life Bldg)
Hours:8 am-12 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Until now, it hasn't been possible to
get a good but reasonably-priced cup of coffee in the
bustling area around the Carrefour in Banciao. With
the arrival of AMANA, quality coffee is now available
for a mere NT$35. The manager, Mr. Chou Hsiao-Ho, started
in the coffee business when he was a high school freshman
25 years ago. He is determined to use his extensive
experience to choose quality beans and then carefully
oversee their roasting and brewing to produce a fine,
fragrant product. The menu features detailed descriptions
of the source of the coffee beans or tea, the recipe
applied and taste descriptions. Among a handful of light
meals on offer, their Yang Zhou and flat rice noodles
are particularly popular. --By Shanzi Chen, translated
by C. Donovan Smith
Ice Coffee (NT$160). Brewed from special espresso beans,
the drink is quickly cooled to below zero and crushed
ice and frothy milk added.
and distinctive, the decor exudes a quiet warmth. The
open bar arrangement allows for observation of the pros