I have no doubt that all Yummy fans are refined diners in their respective ways and they have specific tastes and preferences. Your views on this piece will be greatly altered on what constitutes eating out at restaurants in other continents. In China the toilet themed restaurants are a hit with various establishments opening up in cities like Hangzhou, Shanghai, Chonqing and Kunming. Yes, it sounds like something out of Ripleys believe it or not but thats a fad that has taken over in China. The decor in the restaurants resembles a bathroom and is complete with showers on the walls and toilets for seats. The cutlery and utensils comprise of toilet like items like bidets, potties and little cups with plumbing.
Your Chinese Street-Food Was Probably Cooked In Poop Oil
Eating 'Poo' in the Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan!
This summer, I had the opportunity to spend eight weeks in Beijing. Although I cannot count how many times it upset my stomach afterward, the delicious, cheap local food we ate every day was one of the best parts of my summer. But what was arguably the most interesting, and frankly, most unappetizing of all was the excrement-themed cuisine I had at House of Poo Poo. From its name to its interior and menu, the restaurant does not compromise. When you walk in through the poo-shaped doors, a mini-toilet — complete with fake poo inside — greets you as you go up a staircase to get to the restaurant on the second floor. Inside, customers sit on toilets with lids instead of chairs, and every kind of toilet and bathroom accessory imaginable adorns the walls. As the waiter took us to our seats, she showed us the of course poop-shaped menu.
This Beijing Restaurant Is Poop-Themed
Well, this is horrifying. Street vendors in China have taken to using something called "gutter oil"—quite literally the oil gathered from gutter runoff, dumpster sludge, garbage juice, and untreated fucking sewage fuck fuck fuck —to cook food for human consumption. And then unwitting humans are consuming that food. As you might guess, not everyone's happy about that.
And nothing screams quirky like the Modern Toilet Restaurant in Taipei! It sounded right up my street, so I put it right at the top of my stuff to check out when I visited Taipei, so how was it? Pretty awesome! Only in Asia, eh?!