By Kseniia Dubinina
From the outside, Tor Dāy looks like an ordinary building without any indication of what’s inside, making it feel like a secret that you can share with your friends when you come there for a drink or a late-night meal. The restaurant-style bar offers a wide variety of traditional Taiwanese dishes (NT$220-320), as well as common western fried foods like chicken nuggets (NT$180), french fries and onion rings (both NT$200). Towards the end of the menu, you’ll also find a selection of cocktails (NT$380-400), in addition to coffees and soft drinks. When ordering a cocktail here, you’re always in for a bit of a surprise since the type of alcohol used in its creation isn’t noted on the menu. Fertile (NT$380) is a sweeter cousin of Irish Coffee, with a kick that comes from espresso and whiskey. Topped with creamy yogurt, Purple Morning Dew (NT$400) offers a flowery aftertaste. Tor Dāy is a place for people who seek something new and undiscovered, who enjoy surprises and aren’t afraid of a strong alcohol punch from a beautifully crafted cocktail. Although this is a newer place, customers already visit in large numbers, so reservations are a good idea.
40, Lane 210, GongZheng Rd, West Dist
Mon-Sun 5:30 pm-1 am