Kaohsiung finally gets a Burger King!!!

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Kaohsiung finally gets a Burger King!!!

Postby ?SyntaxError » 28 Jun 2005, 20:05

Burger King has opened a branch in the food court (near the outpatient area) of the Veteran's Hospital on Da Jhong Rd.

No longer can one use the "I only eat it because we don't have them down south" excuse when travelling up north. :D
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Postby ozzo » 03 Jul 2005, 20:12

OMG!!! I'm so there!

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Postby Visitor » 04 Jul 2005, 09:41

ozzo wrote:OMG!!! I'm so there!

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Postby maoman » 04 Jul 2005, 09:50

I was disappointed to find out that Burger King in Taipei doesn't always cook their meat on the spot, but "flame broils" them at some locations and then ships them over to other locations where they are microwaved until they are warm. I kid you not. I found this out when I asked for a burger that was "well done", i.e. left on the grill for a longer period of time. The staff looked at me blankly. "Um, we can microwave it for you longer, if you want."
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Postby Truant » 04 Jul 2005, 09:53

Maoman wrote:I was disappointed to find out that Burger King in Taipei doesn't always cook their meat on the spot, but "flame broils" them at some locations and then ships them over to other locations where they are microwaved until they are warm. I kid you not. I found this out when I asked for a burger that was "well done", i.e. left on the grill for a longer period of time. The staff looked at me blankly. "Um, we can microwave it for you longer, if you want."

yeah same, I was disappointed to hear that also. But I guess I should cut back on that shit anyway, so knowing that helps.
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Postby ozzo » 08 Jul 2005, 23:02

Ok....went there....sampled their fare....and realized that yes, it's really BK. hehe....I don't even really like burger king....but hey, it's been almost 2 years, so guess I was craving that "home-like" taste...

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Postby coolingtower » 15 Jul 2005, 01:17

I want to go. What is the Da Jong, though? Does that mean "the masses" or does it mean "big middle"?? Can anybody type the Chinese? Thanks
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Postby ozzo » 16 Jul 2005, 12:58

coolingtower wrote:I want to go. What is the Da Jong, though? Does that mean "the masses" or does it mean "big middle"?? Can anybody type the Chinese? Thanks


Yes....Da Zhong "Big Middle" "大中"

In case you're not sure where, just get on Mintzu and head north past Dollars. Eventually you'll get to an overpass (Da Zhong runs dirctly beneath the highway), turn right. There's an optical shop & Betel nut stand on the corner there. Go straight for about a block and the hospital will be on your left side. Can't miss it. As syntax error mentioned, it's in the outpatient building. If you go in the main front doors, just head towards the left and follow the signs on the ceiling that say "Outpatient Building". After a small maze of corridors it'll be on your right hand side.

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Postby coolingtower » 11 Aug 2005, 17:03

Just back from Burger King!

Good directions, ozzo. I would like to add to those directions to maybe save future visitors some walking. You can't turn left directly from Da Zhong Rd. You have to go up and then hook back. I parked near a drain-channel thing and had to walk REALLY far. So, here's what you do:

If you're going north on Mintzu, PASS the overhead freeway (Da Zhong Rd) and then take any right (east) turn after that. If you don't come exactly up to the outpatient building, at least when you get to Rong Cong Rd, you can turn right on that road and hook back to the Outpatient building entrance.

If you're going south on Mintzu (as if you're coming from Tainan), you can turn left at Hua Xia Rd or any other left (east) turn after that but BEFORE the freeway you may already see looming in the distance. (Looming? What? Are they making fabric?) You will pass Rong Cong STREET and then come to Rong Cong Rd. Turn right (south) and you will come to the Outpatient building (on the left).

If you're standing on the sidewalk (facing the building) between the motorcycle and car parking areas, the main entrance will be at 10 o'clock. However, there's a path at 1 o'clock that goes up over a bridge into a small door. Below there's a drainage area with air conditioners and COOLING TOWERS down there. (I'm always happy to see those--haha). Go in that door and turn left, following the windows. When you reach the end of the hallway, turn right and there's the food court.

I looked in the back and the kitchen looked big. I couldn't see if they had real grills or if they microwaved the meat. If it's the only BK in GaoXiong, I'm assuming they grill meat there. (You never know, though. Tesco doesn't make their formerly good sausages on-site anymore. They're made in PingDong Xian and they're absolutely flavorless.) I had a Whopper meal and a "dan dian" bacon double cheeseburger. Both were good. I hope it lasts--they seem to be doing good business, especially since they have a "semi-captive audience".

Also, 12:30pm seems to be a good time to go: I got hit on by a nurse!
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Postby M0NSTER » 11 Aug 2005, 18:38

Burger King. Out-patient ward (Hospital). Irony.
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