Cash Box KTV!

January 3, 2010 in Food, Taiwan, Travel by pacejmiller

No visit to Taipei is complete without a visit to the karaoke.

Karaoke is one of the most popular past times in Taiwan.  It’s as common as, say, going to the movies.  There are literally hundreds of karaoke ‘bars’ in Taipei, but broadly speaking, karaoke is dominated by two franchises: Cash Box and Holiday KTV (both websites are in Chinese only, so find a friend who can read Chinese).

These karaoke venues are massive and operate for 24 hours, 365 days a year – entire buildings are required, complete with lifts, hotel-like reception and dozens of staff linked by radio.  Each venue has hundreds of individual luxurious en-suite rooms with your own LCD flat screen and state-of-the-art computer systems to help you find the song you’re looking for.

The one we went to was Cash Box, in the Xin Yi district.  Cash Box is known to have awesome food, which you can order in the karaoke rooms as you sing.  Cash Box has really ‘cashed in’ on the popularity of their cuisine, and have opened up a Cash Box restaurant (see here – unfortunately Chinese only).

Anyway, the singing was what it was, but the food was sensational! Check out photos below.

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