Back in 1997 when we were still on our first year in Med school, we did cadaver-dissection in our Gross Anatomy laboratory per group. More or less 10 medical students were assigned to one specimen to study each systems beginning with Integumentary or skin down to the skeletal; that means, from removal of the skin, each muscle, each nerve, each blood vessel wasn’t left unnoticed.
We went through the course without feeling disgusted about the requisites. We even developed tolerance to sneak in and eat sandwiches, chips or anything to munch even in front of our laboratory tables amidst the strong scent of formalin. I didn’t remember feeling nauseated; it was like nothing for us compared to the gut of an ordinary individual.
If having few bites in Anatomy laboratory wasn’t an issue for us then, eating inside a toilet-themed restaurant seems nothing but fun.
Dining for some is such a sacred thing. But for others, it can be a whole lot of adventure.
I have not explored eating exotic foods yet and have no intentions of doing so in the near future. For now, my friends and I have tried eating at concept restaurants available here in Penang that serve nothing beyond I cannot eat.
Few weeks ago, we enjoyed Clinic Cafe, and just last Saturday, we tried T.Bowl for lunch…
My lunch last Saturday :
Would you dunk your spoon and fork on a cheesy chicken chop rice served on a miniature toilet bowl? I did! 🙂
Some may find it so weird, but that’s precisely the theme of this food place. The ambiance may be unusual but the food certainly delights the palate. Sarap! 🙂
Because we usually crave for pork dishes (in a predominantly Halal community), my 2 friends (Drs. Alvin & Ronnie) ordered plates with what else but pork…
CHINESE MAMBO PORK RICE (RM 11.90+ /PhP 166.60)
JI LIE PORK CHOP SALAD (RM 7.90 /PhP 110.60). Oh yes, instead of the usual croutons, there were those equally crunchy pork chop cubes, sinfully d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s! 🙂
While we all shared DEEP FRIED DUMPLING (RM 5.90 / PhP 82.60).
And for dessert, docAlvin tried T.Bowl’s MANGO SAGO (RM 5.50 /PhP 77) served on a mini bath tub. 🙂
The mango slices weren’t that sweet as Philippine mangoes. 🙁
When we asked for iced water to wash down, they served them on unique ceramic glasses…
And I almost forgot to show you the ambiance…
We didn’t sit on toilet bowls but on these benches with backrest, adjacent on the shower area. 🙂
All in all, food was nice, the place is quite a must-try for curious diners like us.
Question now is, would you dare eat in a toilet resto like this ?
T.Bowl, Queensbay Mall, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.