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Ah Mao Risotto restaurant (阿毛石鍋燉飯) in the Ximending (西門町) area of Taipei has made its dog-friendliness into a rather successful gimmick.

Ah Mao

Apparently they serve Italian style rice in a Korean stone bowl, with the bottom crisped bibimbap style. Sounds yummy, but I’ve never tried their menu, despite being tempted many a time by the presence of the Golden Retriever perpetually parked by the door.

Air conditioning? or water?

Air conditioning or water? Such a tough choice…

Since I was last in Taiwan, they’ve expanded to at least one additional store in the area. The second shop featured a different mascot — a rather plump, shaved Border Collie.

Shaved Border Collie @ Ah Mao

I suspect the store mascots are being fed a high carb diet of leftovers from the kitchen…