We were invited to a local Japanese restaurant by factory for lunch on the 2nd day after I got to Indonesia. According to the factory friend, this is a very popular local restaurant that most Japanese people will go. I thought it must be nice.
The restaurant is not too far away from the hotel. It’s in a very narrow street. I don’t think tourist would have had found it without guidance by local people. It’s a very small restaurant with very simple decoration. There were not many guests there. Only a couple when we arrived. I guess maybe it was because it was lunch time at working day. Business must be much better during dinner or weekend.
We ordered some basic Japanese food like sashimi, squid, sushi and mackerel. The food was served very quickly. It didn’t take them too long to put all the food on the table. On our half way through, suddenly, some water fell off from the roof right next to me. I looked up and saw a long seam on the roof with water leaking, around the seam, the color has turned to yellow and black. You can tell the seam has been there for a very long time.
I said to the factory friend- “hopefully it’s not from the toilet!”. We asked the restaurant waitress for what’s going on. They simply looked at us and did nothing. I requested that we moved our table to another side and they agreed. While we were settled with the other table, I saw the waitress cleaned up the table. Shortly after, there came few more guests, they sat right on the table that we just moved!
Obviously, the seam has been there for a very long time, the restaurant waitresses have gotten used to it, that explains why they didn’t do anything but simply took a glance at the roof when we told them. I couldn’t resume eating after that. I couldn’t imagine how fresh the food will be esp with raw fish if the restaurant doesn’t even care about the roof? I hope the water didn’t come from the toilet, but when I told my husband about it, he was joking that how could you guys eating raw fish when the shit was running down? Both my colleague and I had to sit on the pot for few times in the afternoon. We didn’t have iron stomach as the locals. But I had to tell the factory friend that we will never ever go back to that restaurant no matter what. After all, sickness is the last thing you want when you travel!
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