Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Leisure

Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taiwan Serves Up Toilet-Themed Delights [VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Lena Vazifdar

Updated: Feb 28, 2013 02:35 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

Modern Toilet
Modern Toilet is a toilet themed restaurant in Taipei.(Photo : Reuters)

For most of the population, eating a delicious meal in a bathroom is not an appetizing thought.  But in a kitschy effort, a restaurant in Taipei Taiwain has been doing just that.

Modern Toilet restaurant started as just selling piles of chocolate ice cream resembling poop, served in containers looking squat toilets has turned into a full blown restaurant with various outposts.

"We are a group of "muckrakers" following our dreams. It all started when one of us was reading the manga, Dr. Slump on the toilet - and the rest is history. In the beginning, we mainly sold ice cream - a big pile of chocolate ice cream sold in containers shaped like a squat toilet. This humorous spin became a great success.After much planning from all of our partners, we finally took the first step towards realizing our dreams in May 2004 ," says Modern Toilet's website.

Share This Story

The restaurant has since opened up shops around China and other parts of Asia due to its popularity.

"It's supposed to shock and confuse the senses," says Modern Toilet manager Chen Min-kuang to TIME magazine in 2009.

At the restaurant, hungry patrons are seated on an acrylic toilet with the lid down. The toilets are decorated with images such as seashells, roses and paintings. The table in front, is made of glass with a sink underneath and meals are served ceremoniously in a mini toilet bowl. Drinks are sipped from tiny plastic urinals and swirls of soft serve ice are served in mini squat toilets.

"Items on the menu are cleverly divided by the bathroom fixture in which they are served. A Western-style toilet bowl is used for curry, meat and hot pot dishes; a bathtub for gratin dishes; a toilet lid for pasta; a squat-toilet for side dishes and soft-serve ice cream; and a urinal for drinks. I decided to go with an order of curry and soft-serve for dessert," reported Rocket News. 

Menu items are eclectic and don't fit one certain genre but border on Asian and Western fusion. They include include pasta, fried chicken and Mongolian hot pots. Gross, themed names for desert include shaved ice called "bloody poop" for strawberry and "green dysentery" for kiwi. Appetizing.

"It's a little gross when you see other people eat," said teacher Chen Kin-hsiang to TIME, "but when you're eating, you don't notice it, 'cause you're hungry and the aroma is appetizing."

For any traveler or local to Taiwan, a visit to Modern Toilet is full of poo-themed delights.

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

Lima, Peru

A Travel Guide to Peru: Things to Know

Peru is a cultural hub filled with unique sights to see, amazing cuisine, a plethora of activities, and is definitely somewhere worth putting on your travel bucket list, but there are a few things to know before planning your trip.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

4-year-old Pennsylvania girl leaves home, alone at 3 a.m. just to get a slushie

4-Year-Old Girl Slushie: Pennsylvania Girl Shocks Passengers At 3 A.M., Left Home Searching For Slushie

4-Year-Old Girl Slushie – On Friday, a raincoat-clad 4-year-old girl from Pennsylvania shocked a driver and his passengers after she boarded a public bus alone at 3 a.m. in search of a slushie, according to transportation officials Sunday.

Father and his two sons, five daughters ranging from 6 to 15 years old died from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Maryland: Neighbors Shocked By Tragic Death Of Father, 7 Kids, Electric Meter Removed?

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Maryland – Neighbors were shocked after carbon monoxide poisoning killed a father and his seven children in their one-story Maryland Eastern Shore home Monday. The 8 victims of the carbon monoxide poisoning Maryland were reportedly poisoned by accident in their sleep from a gas-powered generator after utility disconnected a stolen meter at their rental home, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Firefighter Falls Through Roof, Gets Intense Support Across US

Firefighter Falls Through Roof: Hospitalized, Gets Intense Support Across US

A firefighter falls through roof and is now in a critical condition after tackling a house fire in Fresno, California, according to the BBC. The firefighter falls through roof when the roof of the burning house gave way, engulfing the man in flames.

Turkish flight diverts to Casablanca due to second bomb threat in two days

Turkish Airlines Bomb Threat: Emergency Landing Made, Second Bomb Threat In Two Days?

Turkish Airlines Bomb Threat – A Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday after finding a bomb threat, making this the second time in two days that a flight was diverted because of a Turkish Airlines bomb threat.

South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa rattled by strong earthquakes

South Pacific Earthquakes Rattle Several Nations, Small Tsunami Follows

South Pacific Earthquakes – A pair of strong earthquakes rattled the South Pacific nations of Tonga, Samoa and Papua New Guinea Monday. The South Pacific earthquakes resulted in a small tsunami, frightening locals near the epicentre. However, there had been no reports of damage or injuries so far, reports USA Today.

One person killed after two men dressed as women tried ramming a stolen SUV through the NSA gate

NSA Shooting: One Killed, Another Severely Injured, Two Men Dressed As Women Rams N.S.A. Security Gate, No Terrorism Involved

NSA Shooting – One man was been killed while another was severely injured and taken to a local hospital after a shooting occurred at one of the main gates to the US National Security Agency at Fort Meade, Maryland. An NSA police officer who was injured during the NSA shooting was also taken to the hospital.

Florida church in shock after church van crashes into canal, leaving at least eight dead

Florida Van Crash: 8 Dead, 10 Injured After Van Crashes Into Canal

Florida Van Crash – According to the Florida Highway Patrol, at least eight people were left dead while 10 others were severely injured after a van crashed early Monday. The Florida van crash occurred when a church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and ultimately landed in a canal in southwest Florida.

Atlanta Falcons fined $350K

Atlanta Falcons Fined $350,000 For Fake Crowd Noise, Loses 5th Round Draft Pick In 2016

Atlanta Falcons Fined – The Atlanta Falcons have been fined $350,000 for pumping artificial crowd noise home games inside the Georgia Dome in 2013 and 2014, according to the NFL. Not only were the Atlanta Falcons fined the hefty amount, but they will reportedly be forfeiting a fifth-round draft pick in the 2016 draft because of the violation.

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement Set On April 14

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement Set On April 14, At Freedom Tower

Marco Rubio Presidential Announcement – The Freedom Tower in downtown Miami has been reserved by Senator Marco Rubio on April 13 for an undisclosed event. The Miami Herald reports that the venue appears to be a potential spot for Marco Rubio’s presidential candidacy announcement.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics