Speak softly love…

Sorry, folks! If you’re expecting a romantic, lovey-dovey, mushy-mushy post, you are in for a disappointment. I’ve chosen this song for the title because it is the theme song from the movie, “The Godfather”. ROTFLMAO!!! You see, sometime back, my godson, Elias…

Elias

…who is also an ex-student of mine, contacted me and invited me out to dinner at Cafe cafe…

Sibu's Cafe cafe

…on Thursday night last week. He did not want to tell me what the occasion was, so I just guessed that it was probably some students’ gathering to celebrate the end of the academic year. When I got there, I was surprised to see him and his elder brother, Kevin who is also my godson…

Kevin

…waiting for me outside the cafe…

Elias and Kevin at Cafe cafe

Then only did they tell me that their parents and younger sister were waiting inside and that they had invited me out to celebrate my birthday!!! Horror of horrors! Adults! LOL!!! It was somewhat embarrassing but it certainly was a pleasant surprise that I found most flattering. They could not have it on the actual day as Kevin would have to sit for a few more papers in the STPM Examination around that time.

It was my first time at Cafe cafe (in its present location) and I must say that the place was very dimly-lit, so you will have to bear with the small, dark and blur photographs in this post. We had the cincaluk (fermented shrimps) fried rice…

Cincaluk fried rice

They gave some cincaluk in a small dish but I could not taste any in the fried rice itself. In my own version of that, I would have a generous amount in the fried rice but I quite enjoyed it the way it was, eating it together with the cincaluk provided. We also had this lamb and pasta dish…

Lamb pasta

It wasn’t too bad. The pasta was kind of bland but went well with the lamb in its dark gravy that tasted something like a very mild black pepper sauce. Its signature dish – the mee mamak – was a disappointment, I felt, with its excessive chilli/tomato sauce…

Mee mamak

…but I loved the tuna toast with its rich and creamy cheesey topping…

Tuna toast

I would order that should I happen to go to that cafe again. We also had this broccoli and mushroom dish…

broccoli mushroom

…and this huge bowl of sea cucumber soup…

Sea cucumber soup

We also had some cakes including this hazelnut cheesecake…

Hazelnut cheesecake

…which was just so-so and this extremely sweet chocolate cake…

Chocolate cake

and this white chocolate cheesecake that was everyone’s favourite…

White chocolate cheesecake

After dinner, we adjourned to The Queens next door for a round of drinks. It is a nice, comfy place with keyboards and guitars for anyone musically-inclined who may want to show of his or her musical talents…and even the waiter is willing to belt out a song or two upon special request…

The Queens

Thank you so very much, Elias and Kevin…and also to your parents and sister for that delightful start to my birthday celebration this year. It certainly was very sweet and nice…and thanks for remembering my birthday too.

P.S.
Incidentally, this is my 300th post since I started in March this year…and to date, I have had 89,245 views and 6,148 comments. My Google Page Rank stands at 5/10 and according to websiteoutlook, the estimated worth of my blog is US$4,109.90 with a daily page view of 1,132 and a traffic rank of 971,542. Ummm…at least, I’m within the top 1 million blogs in the world. LOL!!!

Thanks to shinyin, I think, for this award…

Blog award 1

and faisaladmar for this one…

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It sure is nice to feel appreciated… LOL!!!