Wednesday, December 26, 2007
The Arts Canteen
Several weeks ago, I was at the university, my alma mater. One place that most of the students of my faculty would visit would be the Arts Canteen. It was known for the good food that was sold at its various stalls.
The Arts Canteen had several levels. I remember that my peers will term the various levels as Heaven, Earth and Hell. Such terms appear to have a function in helping people locate their friends if they were to meet up at the Arts Canteen. They would simply mention whether they are sitting at "Heaven", "Earth" or "Hell".
I have no idea how people nowadays term the different levels of the newly refurbished Arts Canteen. Anyway, I saw that there is an air-conditioned level whereby there is a Burger Kings outlet, a Thai food outlet and some cafe establishment at the new Arts Canteen when I was there a few weeks ago.
At another level, one could find stalls selling food such as Chinese food, Western food, Japanese food, Yong Tau Foo and so forth. This level, with yet another level are non air-conditioned. But well, there is a price to pay to eat at the air-conditioned level. The food from the stalls at the air-conditioned level are much more expensive.
Anyway, I quite like the layout of the new Arts Canteen. Without the nostalgic brick dividers and walls, more light could be allowed to enter the canteen, and allowing one to get a glimpse of the nearby sceneries.
I found myself liking the seemingly spacious layout of the new Arts Canteen. Food wise, somehow, I can't help but to say the layout of the food stalls have made the food look not as appetizing as they used to be. However, I did not have the time nor appetite to try the food from most of the stalls, so I can't really tell how the food taste like.