Saturday, 19 June 2010

Lunch on the loo

Once again, I stray away from the usual format of this blog because I have discovered the nadir of tastelessness in the heart of Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island's shopping district.


With walls adorned with shower heads, somewhat unorthodox seating and poo-themed merchandise on sale, you may understand why I got the giggles sitting down to lunch at the ''Modern Toilet'' restaurant.

The taiwanese chain is frequented by families and high school students at lunchtime.
Our attractively presented "urinal drinks"...
When our food was served, strangely enough, we didn't have much appetite...

I tried my best to put on a smile before tucking in to my Japanese pork schnitzel-type thing, but the "toilet bowl" in front of me was decidedly offputting...


...as is the entrance area, decorated with an interesting photo-op board, and a huge sink adorned with a large fluffy turd.

Our conclusion... toilets and chopsticks shouldn't mix!

All content ©Emilie Pavey

10 comments:

  1. That is just wrong Emilie! I'm not surprised you couldn't stomach it. Think the orange juice drink in the urinal is a step far too far!x

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  2. Hi Emilie,

    I am heading to HK and Shanghai in September for a couple of weeks work. I remembered your blog and thought that it would be a great introduction into life in Hong Kong.

    I really like the humour and colourfulness of your blog posts.

    Keep up the good work,
    Cecily

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  3. Thank you Cecily! It's great to have feedback! Get in touch when you are staying in Hong Kong and we can go for something to eat. I'd love to hear what you are up to these days. Emilie x

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  4. Mon Dieu... Ca c'est du dépaysement... Et t'as pu finir ton repas ou tu es restée le temps de la photo ?? :) XX

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  5. On a quand meme fini nos assiettes (si on peut les appeler comme ca!) ... mais sans grand appetit!

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  6. I dont think this ones for me! I'll stick to cruising with Cunard, we get proper plates etc!! (Your dad gave me the link, pleased to hear you are enjoying life in HongKong. Auntie Judith, (dads cousin))

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    1. Hello Judith, yes, this one is about as bizarre and tasteless as it gets. There is lots of good food in HK too though!

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  7. Hi, I am shobhita from India. I work for a print magazine here. We need these pictures for publishing purpose. Could you please mat me at shobhsme@gmail.com so that we could take this further. Thanks.

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    1. Hi Shobhita. Please tell me which magazine you work for. You can email me on landofnocheese@gmail.com . Cheers.

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