On your special day…

All of us went out for dinner on Saturday at this restaurant in town to celebrate my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday …

Sheraton

My missus ordered a cake for her…

BC1

…and my niece who came home all the way from Singapore ordered one too…

BC2

…from that same place. She loves the cakes so much that she would always order one whenever she comes home, never mind whether there is anybody’s birthday or not.

Of course the dinner had to start with the longevity noodles and eggs…

FMS

– the fried mee sua (thread noodles). I remember we never had the noodles fried in the past until a colleague told me a long time ago that she had it here at this very restaurant and it was very nice. Probably they were the first one to cook it this way but nowadays, you can get the same at virtually anywhere else but of course, some are good and some aren’t really worth the calories. The one we had that night was very well done though – very nice, indeed!

I don’t know why but this came next – the sea cucumber and mussels with mushroom and broccoli …

SC

Usually, this would be served towards the end before the prawns and the dessert.

Normally, this would be the first dish or the second, after the mee sua

Big ship

…and that night, they had really good stuff inside – lobster, soft shell crab and everything else, all so very nice!

THE soup followed…and after that came the specialty of the house – their fish head curry…

FHC

When dining at the restaurant, this is one dish that you must not miss and I must say that it is absolutely out of this world – none that I have had anywhere else can be better and that I can declare without any reservation whatsoever. The problem is it is usually served with rice or bread and after this dish, there would hardly be any room left in the tummy for very much more.

The roast duck came next…

RD

…served in mantao with the other condiments and sauce added…

MT

…and after that, we had the butter prawns…

BP

…before the fruit platter for dessert…

FD

The servings were all so huge that most of the time, we were not able to finish despite the fact that there were 12 of us and we had to tapao the leftovers home.

I noticed that the table next to ours was having the exact same dishes – if I’m not mistaken, this is one of their standard dinner set menus…so would anybody like to try and guess how much that would cost?