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100, NanWan Rd., HengChuen Town, Pingtung County
Hours: Weekdays: 11
am-12 midnight; Weekends: 10 am-12 midnight;
open 7 days a week until the end of August, then closed
the two-and-a-half years since she opened Bossa Nova, Clair
Yu's Bossa Nova Cafe has become one of Nanwan's landmark
restaurants, a place for relaxing and getting straight-from-the-horse's-mouth
information, as well as superb dining.
With a prime location directly facing the bay, and a choice
of indoor and outdoor seating, Bossa Nova is also a great
place to hide from the strong afternoon sun while enjoying
a quality coffee.
There are almost fifty items on the menu. Portions are well-sized--large
enough to not leave you hungry, but not so huge as to limit
the range of dishes a couple or small group could enjoy.
Clair makes all the sauces herself. On the Asian side of
the menu, one of her great successes is the Thai-Style Hot & Spicy
Chicken (NT$200), which is both delightfully tasty and mild
enough for spice-intolerant individuals. Another popular
dish is the Fried Kimchi Beef (NT$250, pork version also
available). There are plenty of vegetable options, such as
Cabbage With Bacon (NT$150).
Western dishes include spaghetti, lasagne, and the Bossa
Classic Sandwich (NT$180, with French Fries), which features
succulent chunks of chicken, and another of Clair's special
Bossa Nova's decor is a blend of bright seaside colors and
darker wood fixtures. Clair sometimes holds salsa parties,
and rather than schedule live music, she instead encourages
her friends to bring their instruments and play some tunes. "I
let them do what they want!"
She says she wants her guests to enjoy a real vacation feeling--"total
relaxation." An avid water-sports enthusiast (drop in
or send her an e-mail if you're interested in joining her
informal, all-female sports/outdoors group), she's a fount
of information about the area and it's facilities. "I
want people to know what kind of fun is available!"