COMPASS MAGAZINE > December 2013

Old House Old Tree

By Niang Chen & Uvia Chang
Translated by Angel Pu

24, MinSheng Rd, South Dist. (opposite Taichung Cultural and Creative Industries Park on FuXing Rd)
(04) 2223-8391 / 0933-806107
Hours: Sat 6-8 pm (buffet available)
Open by reservation during other hours

Everything in this shop--stools, a bridal sedan chair, folding screens, tables and chairs--is a recycled item collected by owners Wang Tien-chuan and Cheng Yu-hua, who are enthusiastic about retro-style, nostalgic things. Old House Old Tree is a place where those with similar interests can exchange ideas about creativity, education and culture, or join activities such as flower-arranging and language classes and history-related storytelling times. This also serves as Jeremy Lin's central Taiwan fan club. Every Saturday (6-8 p.m.) there is buffet dinner with Taiwanese cuisine such as duck, free-range chicken and pork (NT$200/person) and low-caffeine coffee and tea drinks are available at other times.

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Medium: The buffet offers hearty dishes, including vegetarian items.
Right: The shop's entrance sign.

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Right: Like many Taiwanese young people, Wang loves singing karaoke.

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