Following the Fashion: off to Taipei’s ‘Modern Toilet Restaurant’!

Fashion, fashion, fashion….. it’s all here in Taipei ~ much of it homegrown, equally much imported. In the case of themed restaurants, much is imported from Japan ~ and has taken off big time!

Soooooo ~ here we go ~ off to Taipei’s Modern Toilet Restaurant.  In Chinese, the word for a flush toilet sounds like ‘ma-tong’ which, with a bit of imagination, sounds a bit like the English word ‘modern’ ~ hence the restaurant name….

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Went with one of my former students ~ who obliged by posing in all the right places!

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The setting is hmmmmm, well… like a huge bathroom, and people sit on… yes, what look like real toilets and eat at tables which look like real baths and under real showers…

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This toilet is actually the washbasin…

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And food is served in…. well, toilets of course…

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Followed by ice-cream ~ hmmmmm, just don’t ask how it’s served!

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And drinks? In…. well, urinals or toilet-shaped cups…

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You can check out the restaurant website if you don’t believe me at www.moderntoilet.com.tw or even a real live review here on a backpacking blog….

And while most of the people there were students, a family with 3 small children came in, and to see the smallest child’s eyes light up when she saw all those toilets ~ she was so delighted!

Really quite a bizarre experience altogether ~ but it has to be said, a part of the culture that is unique ~ and definitely worth trying!

 

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