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Taking a Dot Com Dump

written by John Chow on June 8, 2008

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Instead of doing a normal Dot Com Pho, Taipei edition, we decided to do something completely different and take a Taipei Dot Com Dump at the Modern Toilet. The Modern Toilet is an unusual concept to say the least. Instead of normal tables and chairs, guests dine on toilets. They sit on toilets as well. It brings up some very funny Jack Ass moments.

Joining Sarah and me on this Dot Com Dump were the rest of the Dot Com Crew, Stephen Fung, Ed Lau and Michael Kwan. We all took videos of the event. I’m sure they’ll be posting their footage soon. In the mean time, you can check out the first ever Dot Com Dump below.

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Gary Lee June 8, 2008 at 11:25 pm

My country’s moving on up! No more squatting in f’in concrete holes!

Jacky Supit June 9, 2008 at 12:22 am

ew.. that is gross

btw, i wish i could join as your dot com member john, you surely have good fun on every meet up. tell me if you decided to head over to indonesia John, you are so welcome here :)

oh and trust me, indonesia is save :)

Jacky Supit June 9, 2008 at 12:33 am

i wonder if their motto was “eating while pooping” ew.. can’t believe i’d say this

sorry guys, but and you guys got that shit cream? eww.. sorry if i submit this comment. i just can’t hold it

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 9, 2008 at 7:08 am

I understand ur feelings Jack! :)

Complexity Designs June 11, 2008 at 7:19 pm

lol Even though I’m your neighbor country, I didn’t know Indonesia was safe. Well maybe I was wrong.

iPhone in Canada June 8, 2008 at 11:32 pm

What a crappy post! :mrgreen:

BCXS - Vancouver June 9, 2008 at 10:40 am

Heh, nice.

As for the toilet themed restaurant, I’d have to say NO.

Not John Chow June 10, 2008 at 6:54 am

That is one dot pho or dump that I am glad I missed!

Complexity Designs June 11, 2008 at 7:22 pm

They should implement this in FEAR FACTOR :lol:

Complexity Designs June 11, 2008 at 7:24 pm

I’d second that…

Shawn Knight June 8, 2008 at 11:34 pm

That has to be the weirdest theme for a restaurant ever… but a dog would love it!

Abdul June 8, 2008 at 11:45 pm

That’s gross, seeing the toilet seat I feel like pukin in it!
Totally gross, I wonder if anyone visits the restaurant!

John Chow June 9, 2008 at 12:01 am

The place is always packed. We had to show up within 15 min of our reservation or we would lose the table, I mean toilets.

Thiago Prado June 9, 2008 at 1:34 pm

hey john tell me truth, when you saw the food inside the toiled did you feel sick?

OCGolfCourse June 9, 2008 at 8:59 pm

I bet he didn’t… It does feel weird though…

John Chow June 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Didn’t felt sick at all. We had a great time. The food was good!

Flimjo June 10, 2008 at 10:31 am

“Hi, this is John Chow. I’d like to reserve a toilet for 4, non-smoking. Thanks.”

Terry Tay June 9, 2008 at 8:02 pm

It looks like someone blew some chunks in the toilet. At least you wouldn’t have to run far if you felt sick :neutral:
Hey, didn’t we just have a blowing chunks post the other day?
~Terry :mrgreen:

Thando - Website Development June 9, 2008 at 12:19 am

Damn, that’s just weird. But I guess it’s the strange things that sell these days, as everyone is frequently looking for something different. But I personally wouldn’t go to that restaurant, H*ll no!

Mauro June 9, 2008 at 12:23 am

What the hell had happened with this blog?!

John Chow June 9, 2008 at 12:26 am

It went down the toilet! :twisted:

Terry Tay June 9, 2008 at 8:08 pm

Hahaha…nice one :lol:

Hollywood Encountered June 11, 2008 at 11:58 am

I actually laughed out loud.

Make Money Talks June 9, 2008 at 2:44 am

lol lol and lol :)
That looks really funny, especially if you eat hot dog :)

Stanium June 9, 2008 at 3:20 am

Indeed, that may look gross for someone (not me :) ), but the marketing idea is great! People would drop in just to see what’s like. After that it would not be hard to trick them into ordering something :)

Wes Mahler June 9, 2008 at 3:26 am


Wes Mahler June 9, 2008 at 3:27 am

When I come to visit Vancouver, I hope its not on a dot com Dump day.

Germz June 9, 2008 at 3:53 am

Oh… My… God.:shock:
Dude I would never even get near that even if it’s a 5 star restaurant lol it’d just be way too weird. :shock:

Ed Lau June 9, 2008 at 5:21 am

That was definitely the most delicious thing I’ve ever eaten out of a toilet.

…wait, what did I just say?

Ajin_10 June 9, 2008 at 5:38 am

Oh no … no way im gonna eat from that stuff!!! *haha*

Jorge June 9, 2008 at 6:05 am

In Oporto there’s a restaurant that does that too. :grin:

Thiago Prado June 9, 2008 at 6:24 am

I’ve seen many crazy here in USA and in Brazil however I’ve never seen something as crazy as this restaurant.
I wouldn’t be able to eat if the food was served in a toilet. :???:

$ Secret Money Blog $ June 9, 2008 at 6:51 am

Eeew! What a dirty post …john! :) i would prefer to remain hungary rather than eating in toilet!!

Joy Smith June 9, 2008 at 7:06 am

Hey! I want that toilet!!!

There was a lady here in Kansas who sat on a toilet for several years due to paranoia. She got stuck to the toilet lid because her skin grew to it. I’m not kidding. I blogged about it! It was in our local paper on on the news online.

make150aday June 9, 2008 at 9:03 am

yes true–

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The Freelance Writer's Blog June 9, 2008 at 7:40 am

I simply couldn’t eat food from a toilet — even if it is a restaurant gimmick. Truly a case of “to each his own.” Uggghhhh!

cheap laptop June 9, 2008 at 7:54 am

They should give you a plunger, with the meal, for memorabilia for visiting.

Clickusername June 9, 2008 at 8:09 am

and do you wipe your mouth with toilet paper?

Think Like An SOB June 9, 2008 at 8:35 am

No! They use a Bedet.

Collin - Feed Flare June 9, 2008 at 8:23 am

As a plumber I find that funny as heck……lol

perfect affiliate June 9, 2008 at 8:25 am

Yuck.. I won’t eat at that restaurant..

Michelle_T June 9, 2008 at 9:38 am

Reminds me of the litterbox cake I saw at a party. It was made in a litter box pan and was complete with a scooper and chocolate poops on top. I absolutely could not eat it.

Apoorv June 9, 2008 at 9:43 am

LOL, So funny plates :cool:

Ajith Edassery June 9, 2008 at 11:32 am

ROFL MAO…literally

Affiliate Confession June 9, 2008 at 12:06 pm

My wife would never eat at this place in a million years and I’m not sure I would.

Marc June 9, 2008 at 12:21 pm

That is just nasty…

Michael - iBserious Dot Com June 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Awesome Video. Wish I was there so I can see the other food that they serve and on what they serve it in. Love the site by the way.

Brian June 9, 2008 at 1:30 pm

The two funniest things
1. all the asian guys with the cameras at the beginning – reminds me of NYC :twisted:

2. Eating from the steaming toliet. Classic! :lol:

Jared Stenzel June 9, 2008 at 2:35 pm

There is one theme I don’t think we will see spread around the US.

Start Blogging June 9, 2008 at 4:15 pm

I gotta tell ya, these videos are becoming more and more interesting!

G.Smith June 9, 2008 at 5:43 pm

That restaurant is the shit! By the way, what do they have in the bathrooms? :lol:

Flimjo June 10, 2008 at 10:27 am

Probably plates, forks, and knives. Ouch!

Noobpreneur June 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm


LOL – That’s simply bizzare!

I’ll think twice before eating in to the restaurant – I have to make sure I’ve properly going to the loo at home. Otherwise…

Mike Huang June 9, 2008 at 11:17 pm

I wonder after seeing this video will anyone open up a franchise in America or Canada :)


Ed Lau June 10, 2008 at 11:05 pm


exband June 10, 2008 at 12:32 am

ok no offence… but what is it with asians and toilets/toilet related things? Any time i see or read something strange or weird about toilets it is always from somewhere in asia! for example:

Binary Ant June 10, 2008 at 2:06 am

Funny dinner :mrgreen: What was in the toilet instead a w.c.? A bowl? A dish? ;)

Talk Loud June 10, 2008 at 7:40 am

I like that “toilet bowl” like soup, its very funny that while you eat you think of something dirty. :lol:

Flimjo June 10, 2008 at 10:13 am

There is something disturbing about this. :!:

Joseph Ratliff June 11, 2008 at 6:50 am


Holy smokes…I am NOT going to reserve a table there. It’s just wrong man :shock:

Joseph Ratliff

Hollywood Encountered June 11, 2008 at 12:00 pm

That’s weird. I feel like I would be sick because it’d be like eating in the bathroom. And then looking at the toilet seats imagining piss & crap…ugh.

PS3 Cheat Codes June 11, 2008 at 8:02 pm

That is funny..

Does it make you want to throw up looking at that little toilet with white and yellow crap in it..

Doe people actually pay to go here and eat.. I bet the owners laugh all the way to the bank..

Mike Greene

Milov Patel Blog June 12, 2008 at 7:34 am

I dont think I will be able to eat even a single morsel in a toilet seat.

jonson roth June 19, 2008 at 4:30 pm

Seriously? How disgusting. What makes you want to eat out of a toilet bowl? Guess there’s always someone who’ll come up with a stupid idea and someone else that’ll spend money to be part of it. And then a blogger who’ll take photos and blog about it. And an idiot like me who’ll waste time commenting on a concept that’s just wrong.

Al Rodriguez June 22, 2008 at 5:18 pm

The concept, in my opinion, is a bit avant-garde for the US, but I enjoyed the post. Entertaining.