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   Undertoad  Monday Jun 20 01:20 PM

6/20/2005: Toilet restaurant

Clodfobble finds this wonderful one, the official cap: Children in Khaohsiung, Taiwan, sit on Western-style toilets as they enjoy ice cream served in miniature Asian squat toilets at Marton -- a recent hit theme restaurant. It's named after the Chinese word Matong, meaning -- what else -- toilet. The restaurant became so flush with success that owner Eric Wang opened a second branch just seven months after the first.

I think I would take a kid there. Because if nothing else, you KNOW they're not gonna mess up their food safety practices.

"there/they're/their" trifecta unintentional

I would definitely get the hot fudge. With peanuts!

xant  Monday Jun 20 01:52 PM

Originally Posted by Undertoad
I think I would take a kid there.
I would take a shih tsu there.

xant  Monday Jun 20 01:53 PM

I wonder what the bathrooms look like?

capnhowdy  Monday Jun 20 03:22 PM

Originally Posted by xant
I would take a shih tsu there.

Yeah, I would take a shit there too.
It looks like the kids have "hunter" safety vests on. One kid looks like he is snorting his food with a straw up his nose. Even though cultures may vary, and their restraunts may differ, Kids all over the world have the same table manners. None.

Trilby  Monday Jun 20 04:13 PM

This is g*dawful and disgusting and WRONG. What the hell kind of ambiance is that? Totally gross and weird. I wouldn't take anyone there--I've more respect for my kids than that! I might take a dog there. Like one with two penii.

xoxoxoBruce  Monday Jun 20 06:33 PM

~~so flush with success that owner Eric Wang~~
I would definitely get the hot fudge. With peanuts!
Really got into writing this one, didn't you.

Sun_Sparkz  Monday Jun 20 07:12 PM

the ones the kids are on actually look like they are plumbed in... they arent opertational are they?!


Queen of the Ryche  Monday Jun 20 07:45 PM

the ice cream looks like poop in a bedpan. how appetizing!

wolf  Tuesday Jun 21 01:45 AM

Originally Posted by Sun_Sparkz
the ones the kids are on actually look like they are plumbed in... they arent opertational are they?!

I would hope not, but I understand that the sanitary standards of other cultures do vary, particularly when considering American Standards.

Hobbs  Tuesday Jun 21 02:18 AM


If the food is crappy, at least your in the right environment.

There, I said it.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jun 21 01:51 PM

particularly when considering American Standards
Was that an intended pun?

wolf  Tuesday Jun 21 01:59 PM


chrisinhouston  Wednesday Jun 22 12:48 PM

Speaking of Taiwanese toilets, my brother and his wife have a restaraunt in Taipei and in one of the restrooms they have a toilet they bought in Japan that has a small sink on the top of the tank. The water that is pumped to refil the toilet tank and bowl after flushing passes through the faucet on the sink and then drains down into the toilet tank, ultimately conserving water usage; you wash your hands and the water is then reused for the next flush.

Also I found that homes don't usually have shower curtains around the tub, you shower and get the floor nice and wet and then it is clean for the next person.

It would never fly over in the USA, we like to use the most resources possible!

Clodfobble  Wednesday Jun 22 04:39 PM

And it wouldn't work unless the bathroom has a drain in the floor like commercial bathrooms do. If water gets all over my bathroom floor, it has to be mopped up or mold will grow.

wolf  Wednesday Jun 22 07:22 PM

Mine would drip down causing a major problem with the first floor ceiling.

Something to keep in mind while designing a home, though.

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