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FUN MAGAZINE, May 2004.
Bamboo Lounge Bar
16, Lane 75, YungKang Street, 1F
Hours: 1 pm-12 midnight(Tues-Thurs & Sun);
1 pm-2 am(Fri & Sat)
; closed Mon
Lounge Bar is tucked away in a quiet alley behind
busy YungKang Street. Its fluorescent green signage
is very eye-catching, and can be easily spotted
from a distance away. Opened just six months ago,
this lounge bar has already attracted a crowd of
regulars, and the waiters and waitresses find themselves
serving many familiar faces.
The decor is strikingly modern. The large white sofas
and dark wooden tables help create Bamboo's cool, ultra
hip atmosphere. Each table is lit only by a small candle;
the interior is therefore quite dark. This is fundamental
to the modern, cool ambience that the owner is trying
Unlike many lounge bars around the city, Bamboo plays
French music, because of the owner's liking for French
culture and music. A hands-on boss, she makes all the
desserts served at Bamboo. Her cakes and handmade biscuits
(served in coffee and almond flavors) are favorites with
Afternoon tea is served from 1 pm and 5 pm every day;
desserts are NT$50 each during this period. The hot food
selection is quite impressive--don't miss the Pizza Toast
(NT$80) and the famous French Cheese Bread (NT$70) if
you want something light. After 5:30 pm, French Fries,
Fried Cheese Sticks and even dumplings are served for
those who are seriously hungry.
Boddingtons (NT$200) is one of the most popular beers
here. It's served from a can, from due to the container's
unique design, the beer arrives with a head of froth.
The bartender--the owner's brother--also makes an excellent
Lychee Cocktail (NT$200), and is open to challenges to
make other cocktails not on the menu.