5, Lane 398, CingNian Rd, Tainan City
Hours: 7:30 am-9 pm
Credit cards not accepted.
Chinese & English menus.
Opened by the Bunun tribe sisters who
run Tainan's landmark aboriginal pub Hud La Voos, they
recently opened up a new coffee-and-food establishment
called Hud La Noom, this place is central enough to
be highly convenient, yet just far enough from the main
road to be an oasis of peace and quiet. To create Hud
La Noom, the sisters and their friends and relatives
transformed an old house near Tainan Theological College.
Inside, it's comfortable and colorful; the walls and
furniture have been decorated with indigenous arts and
motifs. Handicraft items and souvenirs are for sale.
The menu includes a selection of wraps, omelets, pancakes
and yoghurts (NT$50-120). For something a little more
unusual, try the Sakud Meal Set (NT$220) or Sakud Hot
Pot (NT$230). Sakud is Reeve's Muntjac, also known as
"barking deer". There are also salads and
barbecued items and juices, plus coffees and teas from
NT$50. Alcoholic drinks include Heineken (NT$75) and
Belgian brews (NT$150), plus some special aboriginal
drinks. There's wireless Internet access if you have
work to do, but this is a place more suited to kicking
back than working hard. --By Steven Crook, translated
by Ann Lee, photos by Richard Matheson