Sunday, July 3, 2011

Taichung (台中) cardboard restaurant

While in Taichung, we discovered the cardboard restaurant called the Carton King. It's a restaurant and gift store made out of cardboard. Yes, cardboard. Amazingly unique idea that i've never seen before. Everything is made of cardboard. The cups, the plates, the bowls, the chairs, the tables, walls. They also have a nice garden with large plastic recreation of famous buildings like the eiffel tower and the leaning tower of pisa. The food is ok, kinda pricey, but that's given because of the unique attraction this place offers. They even have hot pot. Open flame in a house build out of paper! But we really enjoyed it as it was a sweltering hot day that day and the air conditioned restaurant was a welcomed refuge. Going thru the store, they also sell miniature paper puzzles of the famous buildings that you see outside in the garden. They also offer recycled cardboard hats and purses. If your in Taichung, look this place up, it's a neat visit. After that, we went to a korean BBQ place. There was a main street that was just full of all you can eat restaurants. Whether it was korean, japanese, american steak, taiwanese, hot was all AYCE. AYCE street! However we weren't that hungry so the korean BBQ restaurant also had the a la carte option. Check the restaurant patron if you're not up for AYCE. Here's the address for Carton King.



  1. Hi Brian,
    Love the pictures of the cardboard restaurant. Would like to use them for UK national newspapers. Can you contact me please:

    Kind regards,
    Stephen Johns

  2. Hi Brian

    Can we use your images from the restaurant with our story we are working on? Thank you for your time!

    Damon Scheleur

  3. Hi Brian

    We are writing a story on the cardboard restaurant and were wondering if we could use your images with our story. Thank you for any info you can give!

    Damon Scheleur

  4. Hi Brian,

    I work for a TV show in the US called "The Chew," and we'd love to use your pictures of the cardboard restaurant in an upcoming episode of our show!

    Please email me at:

    Thank you for your help!


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