If you are hankering for real pizza (not Pizza Hut or Dominoes) then hop down to the H.O.P..
I have been in Taoyuan teaching English for the past 6 months, having relocated here from Chicago (a town well known for its quality pizza) and I can honestly say that the pizza here is as good as any I have had in Chi-town.
One of the things I have really missed since relocating is decent cheese, which is only found in expensive specialty markets here (and Costco). At the H.O.P., they use a brick, wood-burning pizza oven which produces a nice crisp crust. The pizza's are topped with a variety of ingredients and, most importantly, real mozzarella cheese. I recommend the smoked chicken mexican pizza which has shredded smoked chicken flavored with cumin, onions and jalapenos.
The owner is from Buffalo, NY and he is quick to tell you about his Buffalo wings which, while not overly spicy, are some of the best wings I have had anywhere. You can really taste the butter on the wings and tabasco is available if you want to kick it up a notch.
They also have a great beer selection including ales from Europe and Corona from Mexico as well as a full bar and always have some beer as a two for one or three for one special. The H.O.P. is a family run establishment and you will often find the owners and their son working together reminiscent of a Tavern in Chicago. They are very laid back and friendly and love to talk to the customers, giving them advice about things to see and do in Taiwan. They recommended an excellent Thai restaurant near the Taoyuan bus station to me and , if I knew the English name of it, I could offer another rave review.
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