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Friday, September 2, 2011

The Battle of the Toilets


How apt that Toilet Thoughts should review two famous Toilet restaurants, one in Taiwan (Modern Toilet) and the other in Malaysia (T-Bowl Concept Restaurant). But to give you a more detailed description, I’m letting my guest food enthusiast JD Cruz to give you her review.

Modern Toilet was pretty hard to find , or maybe we were just Mandarin-impaired. As per instructions, we walked around Ximending until we saw a giant toilet hanging out of a building.

On the outside, it looks like a hole-in-the wall restaurant. The place is pretty small compared to some restaurants I’ve been but that’s probably due to the space issue in the Ximending Area.

Inside, tables are propped on sinks and bath tubs. As as the name implies, there were a lot of toilet bowls around, for they are used for chairs in this place.

They have an English menu for those who cannot understand a word, like me. They have the basic Chinese food fare like noodles and dimsum, as well as the hamburger and pasta of the western world. I looked around and saw that people keep on ordering this hotpot thing, so I decide to try that as well.

Yep, your food comes in its very own toilet bowl as well. Talk about mixed feelings. The hotpot was very good though and pretty cheap at around 150TWD (225Php). Also, you can choose to get your drink served in a urinal for only 30TWD.

The best part of the meal is always dessert. Which comes with every meal you buy as part of the set.


Modern toilet can be found at the following address:
Name: Ximending Store, Taipei
TEL: 02-2311-8822
ADD: 2F., No.7, Lane 50, Sining S. Rd., Wanhua District, Taipei City

The week after, I went to KL for business. I knew I just can’t pass up going to the T-Bowl concept restaurant, especially after dining at Modern Toilet in Taiwan.

The restaurant is located inside the Sunway Pyramid mall, second floor in the Orange Atrium. Interior wise, T-Bowl is definitely one up against Modern Toilet. It’s newer, cleaner and well… cuter.

As with Taiwan’s resto, tables are mounted on sinks and bath tubs. Chair are toilet bowls, although there are some normal tables and chairs scattered about. Probably for those who aren’t really into the “toilet” experience.

Food was pretty expensive, as this dish cost about 25RM (375Php) and it’s not part of the set yet. Also, taste wise Modern Toilet’s food is definitely superior for me. I guess what they lacked in flavor they made up with cuteness?

The ice cream, however, is way better than Modern Toilet’s. It’s also more expensive as it isn’t part of the meal.

T-Bowl Concept Restaurant can be found at the following address:
Orange Atrium Lot 1F-96-97, First Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No. 3, Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

I can’t really say which one’s better. They’re both equally good in their own way. Food wise, it’s the Taiwan Resto. But for atmosphere and convenience, T-Bowl wins hands down. Plus, they got the better ice cream.

7 mga umutot:

bulakbolero.sg said...

bago lang kaya tong orange atrium? lagi ako andyan dati nung nagwowork pa ko malaysia pero di ko to nakita. lol.

hArTLeSsChiq said...

CUTE! kaya lang pag sinerve na yung food parang nakakailang kasi nga sa lalagyan :))

the green breaker said...

ay, medyo nakaka-off yung thought na toilet and shape ng lalagyan. pero ok naman yung tae-shaped, kasi pag nakain mo na yun bawas na, so you won't see the whole form all the time.. :)

Leah said...

That is just soooo disgustingly CUTE!! lols..

Katherine said...

Nadidisturb ako sa images ng food served in toilet bowls haha pero the concept is cute :)

Toilet Thoughts said...

@joel: baka bago lang din ung nasa orange atrium hehe.

@madz: miniature naman, not exact na ceramics pang toilet haha.

@green breaker: hehe. toapk lang siguro ako kaya di nakakailang sakin. :P

@ate nini: disgustingly cute... parang ako lang?!?! haha!

@katkat: hmm pag nag business ba ako sa Pinas ng ganito kakain kaya kayo dyan? :P

bagotilyo said...

amazing! wahahha

appetizer ang lahat ng nakikita ng mata ko..lolz!

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