Well, that’s quite a hyperbole ‘cos it’s only lunch and the place is far from fine dining, but it was quite an experience.
We chose to forgo the typical sit-down tables at the ‘deck’ on the outside of this restaurant, designed to look like a ship and sat in the interior of the ‘ship’. As you can see, it’s sort of like sitting in a Japanese tea house, except that it’s not as classy and you would constantly bump onto someone behind you because there’s no space to separate you and your dining neighbours except a piece of transparent plastic curtain! Not to mention no privacy despite the impression it offers with the plastic curtains.
That’s our table. Ahoy treasure, matey! Or whatever them pirates speak.
On the wall of the ‘ship’ are these buttons to press to either call for the server, ask for refill of your drinks (if it’s one of the refillable ones) or get the bill.
Our drinks: sulz with good ol’ sky juice (which I think is the lamest euphemism for water because “water” is a perfectly fine word on its own!) and Angel with her sourish but yummy green apple juice (who, as always, supplied the pictures for this post).
Angel’s dish, which I suffered food envy from. Fried rice with omelette and fish bits.
My chicken cordon bleu which took forever to arrive and which Angel suffered food envy from, somewhat. Apparently my chicken goes great with her fried rice. We basically ate food off each others’ plate. Why didn’t we just change plates?? 😆
It was quite weird sitting down on the floor, legs crossed and eating. Even weirder was occasionally bumping our bodies with the people behind us. The menu selection and food made up for it, though. There are hundreds of dishes to choose from, from common Western dishes to unusual fusion sorts. I recall they have a green apple fried rice. (But I could be wrong. But I know they had some pretty interesting-sounding dishes!)
Gasoline is more of a teenager’s place for food. Angel and I felt a bit out of place there since we are way past teen age and we were wearing office-ish heels that day! (We had to take our shoes off to sit in there, so imagine two pairs of pointy heels amongst the sneakers and flip-flops.) It was also our first time there, so we weren’t sure how the system works (for instance, you have to write your order down, then pass it to the server instead of the server taking your order).
Interesting experience! I’d go there for the food again, as Angel would I’m sure. The price was very reasonable. We’d probably sit on proper chairs with a proper table though. 😀