Bahahaha, no Taiwan in summer is not like a toilet, regardless of all the stinky tofu smell in the air. I’m referring of course to the Modern Toilet Restaurant where the food looks like crap and comes to you in a crapper! I thought I’d share some pics of my visit there as it’s a… unique idea that I haven’t seen done anywhere else. After all, who’d think to combine toilets and dining?
The food comes to you in a variety of different bathroom fixtures. Curries and main courses are delivered in the sitting toilet, beverages in the urinal and desserts in Taiwan’s beloved squat toilets. The food is alright although the portion sizes are deceptively small! From the pictures you’d think the entire toilet bowl was filled with curry, but it’s actually in a shallow plate hovering in the toilet bowel. The squat toilet shaved ice desserts are huge though!
In the pictures, you’ll see some of my classmates from my second semester at the National Taiwan Normal University (Shida) Mandarin Training Center (MTC). My classmates this semester are fantastic and make class lots of fun! My classmates are an interesting mix of japanese, indonesian, vietnamese, mongolian and american which makes for a lot of interesting cultural exchange during class.
Taipei in Summer
Summer is well underway here in Taipei. Everyday is around 36C (47C with the humidex!) Moving from air conditioned interiors to outside often feels like walking into a wall of water.
The start of summer also means the start of typhoon season! Taiwan has yet to actually be hit with a typhoon although a couple have brushed by. Respect for the power/danger of mother nature and all of that aside, I’m looking forward to experiencing one, although I imagine one will probably be enough for me.
Rain and typhoons aside, I’m really enjoying summer here so far. Shorts and t-shirt weather everyday is wonderful and makes for fun people watching!