My sister June says I'm obsessed with poop. We can dispute this at a later date; right now I want to tell you about my trip to the toilet restaurant:
Modern Toilet (便所主题餐厅) is a bathroom-themed restaurant born in Taiwan with branches also in Hong Kong and now Shenzhen. The idea is, you sit on toilets, eat out of toilet-shaped bowls, drink out of urinal cups, and often the food is kind of poop-shaped (we didn't the order "braised sirloin hot pot" but you can probably imagine). Jon and I visited Hong Kong's Causeway Bay branch with my friend and fellow '08er Heidi, who was in town vacationing with her parents, and I am happy to report that the experience was pleasant, the ambiance swank, and the food completely devoid of E. coli or any real human fecal matter.
Heidi had some sort of casserole baked in a bathtub:
Jon and I both had a duck salad plated on a flattened sink:
Heidi and I both had milk tea in blue urinal cups:
And Jon had a coffee in a good old porcelain throne:
Jon didn't know it when he took that sip, but there were chunks of brown coffee jelly floating around the bottom of the mug.
After saying goodbye to Heidi, Jon and I met up with my friend Rory at Kowloon Tong and had a completely un-poop-related evening (unlike the last time I saw Rory). The restaurant we went to was called The Noodle Pizza Experience. Rory and I had both passed by it before, and agreed that noodles on pizza would indeed be an experience not to be forgotten soon. Alas, they don't serve noodle pizza, only noodles.... and pizza.
And dragonfruit/blueberry juice.
Would eat again.