Shabu after COVID-19


Bangkok Shabu Place Comes Up With Tables For Customers To Eat Together Safely After Closure Ban Lifted

Images adapted from: Voice TV

Since the government eased the lockdown and allowed businesses to reopen from 3rd May, many owners are figuring out the way to make their eateries safe from COVID-19.

Penguin Eat Shabu is one of many restaurants in Bangkok that came up with a brilliant idea that allows its customers to eat together without having to worry about the virus.

Bangkok Shabu Place Comes Up With Tables For Customers To Eat Together Safely After Closure Ban Lifted

Image credit: Voice TV

The restaurant built a clear partition for tables in a way that allows diners to see and talk to each other. It’s almost like dining together like the old times!

To follow the government’s health guideline, the restaurant also provides free face shields and hand sanitiser. 


Low budget and applicable


Bangkok Shabu Place Comes Up With Tables For Customers To Eat Together Safely After Closure Ban Lifted

Image credit: Voice TV

The partitions were made from transparent plastic sheets and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes, which are light in weight and easy to install.

“Each partition cost around ฿200 to ฿300 (~USD6-9), which is for 1 table,” said the Mr. Thanapan, the restaurant’s owner. 


Urging other restaurants to follow 


Bangkok Shabu Place Comes Up With Tables For Customers To Eat Together Safely After Closure Ban Lifted

Image credit: Voice TV

In the interview with Voice TV, Mr. Thanapan urges other places to create their own partitions because it’s easy to make and cheaper than buying them in the market. 

He also said that his team wanted to build the partitions for small eateries that don’t have enough money.

Thank you, Mr. Thanapan, for such a great idea. We’re literally looking at the new normal for our beloved shabu restaurants.

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