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Barbie gets her own restaurant

A waitresses and a waiter walk through the

A waitresses and a waiter walk through the restaurant during the opening ceremony of a Barbie-themed restaurant in Taipei. (Jan. 30, 2013) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Just what the world needed: A Barbie-themed restaurant.

Not anywhere within driving distance, but, rather, in far-off Taipei. If you’re among the Barbie-obsessed, however, you might want to book a trip forthwith. If not, you probably want to stop reading, for risk of sugar shock.

Anyway, the place — licensed by Barbie’s maker, Mattel — is completely done in magenta and pink, with bar tables modeled after stiletto heels and chair backs after bustiers — some adorned with tutus. Images of Barbie dolls are everywhere. Even waitresses are supposed to look like Barbie, waiters like Ken.

The menu is geared to Barbie-like figures, so calorie counts are given for such dishes as a salmon “beauty” salad and hazelnut tiramisu..

The crowning touch is a giant “Barbie box.” Step into it and feel like you’re Barbie herself.

Which Barbie would you like to be? On second thought, keep that one to yourself.


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