Friday, September 4, 2009

The Modern Toilet

A post about toilets in a foreign country could go a lot of different ways, but today we are talking about a restaurant. When we were in the states we came across a blog post about this restaurant called "The Modern Toilet". It looked interesting to say the least, and when we found out there was a location in Taichung we gathered a group of friends and went.

Everything is bathroom related. When you walk in you see this:
picture from here

Yes, those are toilets you see - they serve as your seats. The tables are made of bathtubs.

Before you eat, wash your hands here:

Quirky, but nothing too weird, right?

Luckily we knew better than to think this was where the bathroom theme ended. Our food was served in this:
That's hot pot served in a toilet shaped bowl (was great hot pot too).

Jeremiah's drink was served in this little portable device:

Dessert - shaved ice with all sorts of sweet things on top - came out in this:

But this is really takes the cake (mom - if you've made it this far in the post I'm impressed, but I can hear your sounds of disgust already at the next one, and I'm sorry):
picture from here

I would recommend checking one of these restaurants out if you have the opportunity, if only to say you've been.

On a side note, there is a cockroach in our bedroom right now. Jeremiah is trying to catch him for me. I freaked out this morning when I almost sat on it and while I'm getting a little more used to the idea of a humongous bug being in our house, I don't like that he's hiding under our bed and could creep out at any time to chill on me while I'm sleeping. I'll let you know if he gets it for me...

update: after some teamwork, 3 boxes, a broom and a headlamp we got him out. It's now midnight and I'm going to bed!


  1. HAHAHAHA! I love that restaurant. Themes always make for a good night!

  2. Get out of here, or should i say - scat?

  3. I was ok until Jeremiah's drink!!!!

  4. I've heard of theme restaurants where you eat in pitch dark served by blind waiters and an ice bar where everything is solid ice... but I've never heard of this place... until now... can I go back in time and not read this?

    Do the bathrooms at this place look like a dining room?

    Got to love those squat toilets eh!?

  5. This really is hilarious. I have never heard of such a thing, but I'm so glad you guys went there. Gotta love the weirdness of Asia.

  6. This really 'cracked' me up! I hope you didn't have a potty mouth while dining at the Modern Toilet!

    Love your adventures! Love you both too!

  7. Did you wash your hands before or after dinner?!