Friday, January 23, 2009

But do they provide free loo rolls?

I am baffled. I don’t know who first thought of a toilet theme for a restaurant, and I can’t imagine who would actually pay for the experience of dining in a simulated loo… but there must be people who do, because Taiwan apparently has a toilet-themed restaurant, where customers are actually seated on toilet bowls.

But I’m lying. Taiwan doesn’t really have one such restaurant.

It has TWO of them.

So I can only conclude that there are lots of locals and possibly tourists too, who find the experience worthwhile. Maybe it's the thrill (???) of communal dining, with everybody on the “throne”, that flushes out the closet eat-and-excrete enthusiasts - if you will forgive the imagery - from the privacy of their homes.

Too, there are other questions which rise to the surface... just how authentic an experience do the two restaurants provide? Does the room get sprayed with eau de bathroom fumes? Is the piped muzak a combination of plops and tinkles or drips, interspersed with the occasional, sudden sound, of a rush of water fading away? What about the dress code, is there one?

And so on… although I'm not sure I'd want answers to the questions.

One does hope the food isn’t crap, though.


inbavalli said...

Ugh! Do these theme restaurants have actual loos? Now what do THOSE look like?

just another mommy said...

I just finished a 25hr flight. So am not thrilled about the flight themed restaurant either!

Teesu (very very Indian, very very good) said...

I would like to check this out:)

ra said...


Pollux aka Paps said...

I'd just go and eat in my loo if ever I wanted to experience such shit;-) It would be a lot healthier on my purse too!@!

CW said...

Ah, that last line. :-D