Da’an District, Taipei City1F, No. 225, Section 2, Keelung Rd
Moon Bear Loves Dancing creates a fun, youthful atmosphere by drawing together elements of Taiwanese traditional decor - including a brick wall hung with teal-green window casements reminiscent of Japanese-era farmhouses - with modern splashes. The modern, youthful and vibrant decor with a traditional twist carries through to the food, which incorporates traditional Taiwanese ingredients in modern dishes. The space is comfortable, colorful and welcoming for anything from a sit-down dinner to a few drinks with friends. A screen near the counter rotates through some of the restaurant’s signature offerings, including hamburgers on a variety of brightly- colored buns. Near several universities, Moon Bear Loves Dancing is a perfect MRT-accessible spot for the local college crowd and anyone looking for something different.
Moon Bear Loves Dancing offers a range of Taiwanese-Western fusion dishes, including a a cheeseburger topped with a red wine, cranberry and chocolate sauce. Other burgers include a spicy chicken burger with a sauce made with ingredients from Hualien and a ‘double decker’ burger that includes a beef patty and cow stomach from Gangshan, a region of the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. One of the more innovative aspects of the menu is the use of osmanthus barbecue sauce. Osmanthus (locally known as “gui hua”) is an intensely sweet-smelling flower often included in tea blends. MBLD offers it both on roasted pork over risotto and on chicken wings. A variety of beer and other drinks are also available.
The staff are friendly and attentive, aiming to please. They take pride in their food and make good recommendations, pointing out what other customers have enjoyed. Service is smooth without being intrusive or pushy. An English menu is available.