Doreen's Bird Day (Feb 14)
Valentine's night... I joint the Wong family to celebrate Doreen (DD)'s Bird Day... Yap, she was born in valentine's day. :D Went with Bert Bert and Hoi Chin (my secondary school fren). Hoi Chin was going back to Penang 2 days later, so I dragged her to join us.
I have a little secret that I have never revealed before, not even my primary school frens know bout it... The 1st puppy crush that I had was on my classmate that was oso born on valentine's. He was a hit within the gals... bad bad type of boy. Look like young edition of Andy Lau (but I'm not fancy of Andy Lau wor), got a very husky voice... which fish fish think extremely attractive (most of the boys in my class that time still got very high pitch girlish voice). He was a good singer in our class, everytime he sang, can made this fish drunk. :P
This crush went on for quite a few years, without ever let him knew. Then primary 6 came, when all of us going to graduate soon... One day, his neighbour went away, the seat was empty... Somehow fish fish just sat besides him... heart was beating very very fast... We didn't talk at first, just very quiet.
"I'm going to 12th Mile to continue my secondary..." Suddenly he said...
"I see..." That was the only 2 words I managed to say out. My heart sank, thinking of wouldn't be able to see him anymore...
After that, I only saw him once in front of the main post office. He became so tall, far away... I recognized him, but he didn't see me. I didn't walk over to say hi.
Few years later, I heard frens told me he got caught by the police becoz of doing some illegal thing.
Then the last time people talked bout him, was many years back...
"He went to Miri to become a cook." Well, my crush for him have long gone by that time. But somehow I felt happy for him, to know that he was doing well. Wherever you are, whatever you do now... fish fish sincerely bless you from the bottom of heart. :)
Puppy crush... sweet memories~ Kekeke...
Ok, finish the nonsense. Let see how DD enjoyed her bd that nite. ;)
It was Winston suggestion... We went to Benson Seafood (茗勝海鮮) nearby Sarawak Plaza to have dinner.
Pic by Ann.
Eddie was busy looking at the display counter. I wonder what was so interesting bout this 'Japanese tofu' that make him smiling at it that time. :P
Anyway, just a little info here... Frequently, in Kuching, people like to order either 'Japanese tofu' or 'local tofu'. In Japan, there is actually no such name. This Japanese tofu that we called actually is egg tofu in Japan. But they dun have this kind of shape... all in cubes. (Must do a post on that next time). Instead of eating like deep fry etc ways in Malaysia... The Japanese would just eat it cold with Japanese light sauce, like a way to eat dessert. So, next time if you come to Japan, and if you are craving for Japanese tofu, look for 'Tamago tofu' (卵豆腐). ;) That's the rite word for it.
The Wong's family. Right to left : Doreen, Eddie, Their mummy and Ann.
We ordered quite a number of dishes that nite.
First, this Ou Jian (osyter deep fried pancake) came up. A very famous local delicacy in Kuching. Most of the restaurant offer this dish... however, not all the restaurants can make a good one. This one was just so so for fish fish.
Kekeke... I forgot the name of the bean when it was presented. Just remember the Chinese name as 四角豆. Then, auntie literally translated it into Four-corner Bean. *LOL* Brilliant name... Now next time I'll know when I see this stuff, what will I call it. But I doubt will anyone understand that if I make an order. Later, I think Ann told me this is called Season Bean?? Can anyone give the correct name please...
Btw, this bean stir fry with belachan was good. It has been years I didn't eat this.
Next, crabs!! I think it was cooked with pepper and egg... Didn't try this menu, but it did look drooling huh~ ;)
This is called Taro Bird's Nest, which by the name, you know the nest was made from smashed taro. Under the nest, the hay-look stuff was deep-fried bean-starch vermicelli. Inside the nest, instead of little birdies, assorted veges were stuffed inside, including the golden Japanese tofu that Eddie was smiling at just now... :P
This, another common decorated dish u will commonly found in Kuching restaurant.
This is called Dou Miao (豆苗), sprout. I dun really know what kind of sprout was this. In Japan, it is called Kaiware, which mostly are the radish sprout. Usually, this vege was common to be cooked in stir-fried garlic.
Well, fish fish not a fan of Dou Miao... there is a sense of pungent taste that back me off. But I did take the challenge to have some that nite. :P
This was requested by fish fish. Didn't have any Char Kueh Tiaw yet ever since I was back to Kuching. Not a very delicious one, but not bad neither. The ingredients inside were kind of generous. I had quite some of this.
Butter prawn... another delicacy that u will normally seen in a restaurant. This version looked quite oily. Some restaurants can make very good one, you can even enjoy the crispy butter chunk.
Doreen, the bird day gal treat us this meal. Gochisosama deshita, Doreen san~~~
See these chairs? Crabs!! Kekeke... cute huh~
Overall, the dinner was a nice one... if you want to have just normal meal. But if you are looking for something really drooling, this wouldn't be much attraction to you. One think I like the most bout the dishes here... they were not salty...
Sometimes the foods that are prepared in Kuching can be quite salty... which really make me want to shout to the owner...
"Oi~ Tau Keh... Lu eh yam mien lui er, si bor??" (Your salt no need money one, is it?)
Later, we have the cake cutting ceremony...
DD and Ann were in their crazy mode... Attracted many pairs of eyes... It was fun to see the Wong's sisters act that time.
Pic by Ann.
DD... and her cake. Very lovely looking that nite.
Another big MUCK from fish fish here again~ ;)
Pic by Ann.
I love this pic. Ann took it with a good angle and right timing.
Pic by Ann.
Contradictory... see Eddie expression... why your face so Bittergourd that time ar? :P
Oso, meet my darling old fren, Hoi Chin (left)... we omost only see each other once a year since we graduated. I'm not sure if I can see her again next year, cause I won't be home during CNY... and she might go to Arab to work.
Hey dear... if you really are going, dun forget to inform me ok. Kyak kyak kyak!! I'll have another free place to stay liao. ;) Must 38 a lot with u then tat time.