117, ZhongCheng St
Hours:7 pm-3 am
384, HuaMei St
Hours:10 am-10 pm
Friday & Saturday open to 2 am
27, Lane 419, ZhongMei St
Offers three versions of itself
Oldies Frank's, Oldies, and Noodle Noodle
may seem like three very different individual restaurants.
Yet, they are all related to each other and run by the
Leo Kung started out with Oldies Restaurant, which becomes
a pub after meal times. The menu focuses on prawn dishes,
such as Butter Prawns and Italian Spice Prawns, with
small servings costing NT$180 and large ones going for
NT$350. While many other dishes may seem fairly standard,
the restaurant puts a lot of effort into providing diners
with great flavors.
Oldies' sister restaurant, Oldies Franks,
was one of Taichung's first eateries to focus on serving
authentic German-style sausages. There are four sausage
varieties: Original (NT$120), Cheese (NT$140), Mexican
Beef (NT$140) and a Small Sausage set meal (NT$130).
To go with these, there are six sauce choices and five
side dishes to choose from. The combination of a sausage
in a hot bun, slathered with a sauce and two side-dish
choices is definitely a satisfying experience for your
belly and eyes. Australian VB (NT$100) and Belgium Stella
Artois (NT$120) beers, both good, high-quality brews,
can also be found here. After you enjoy a "dog"
and beer, it's perfectly easy to understand why Germans,
Americans and many others love this combo so much. Sausages
here are also available for wholesale.
The third Oldies restaurant, Noodle
Noodle, not surprisingly, focuses on Italian pasta.
The decor is simple with white tables and red chairs
and the place is fairly compact with a capacity of about
40 people. However, the menu is huge. Fish Ball Tomato
Pasta (NT$250) includes small white fish balls, made
of pure fish meat. These handmade, chewy and tasty creations
are hard to find anywhere else. Another dish, Little
Fish White Wine Chili Pasta (NT$250) presents you with
a new but still tasty variation on traditional pasta.
Undoubtedly, the best way to experience Leo Kung's passion
for food is visit all three of his establishments and
sample a culinary variety that can't be found in any
---By Catherline Liu Translated
by Sho Huang