It was a good day…

A week had gone past and there was only one more week left before the end of the mid-year school holidays but even though we did not go some place for a holiday, I would say it had been great, spending quality time with my girl and making the most of it…like last Friday, for instance, when I took her to our favourite Italian restaurant in town.

We enjoyed the fisherman combo…

Bistecca & Bistro fisherman combo

…very much though there wasn’t as much in that platter as what we had had some place else like here, for instance. It seems that they have a choice between parrot fish or dory and I sure would not want the latter as often, it has a smell that I am not particularly fond of and at times, the texture is like jelly, not all that palatable – they say it depends on the variety and also where the frozen fillet comes from. I am not sure what a parrot fish is though – I imagine it to be one of those very nice and expensive ones that people keep as pets, the flowerhorn or something but still, I decided to give it a try and yes, it was very good, smooth and tasty and had none of that fishy smell that will put off a lot of people.

We also had the seafood pasta aglio olio

Bistecca & Bistro seafood aglio olio

…and there were slices of salmon in it so we picked them all out and let my girl enjoy all of them – she loves salmon…and yes, this was good too!

I ordered the fish fillet burger…

Bistecca & Bistro fish fillet burger 1

…as well and yes, it was parrot fish too and boy, it was huge…with two generous pieces of fish fillet…

Bistecca & Bistro fish fillet burger 2

…and whatever else in the bun plus the chips by the side.

I loved the chips and wedges here – they sure tasted like their own freshly-made ones, none of those that one can buy pre-fried in huge packs at the supermarkets and I loved the potatoes they used. When I buy them at the shops or market, I do find that at times, they are very very much to my liking while sometimes, they are not so good. They say that it depends on which country they come from and I have encountered some that were not so nice and starchy and some did not even cook so well, still hard after a long time and those would not make really great mashed potatoes, I feel.

We did not think their potato salad…

Bistecca & Bistro potato salad

…was as nice as the Japanese version of the same that we had here a few days earlier though.

We were all very full after everything that we had ordered but that did not stop us from going for their panna cotta

Panna cotta

…for dessert – just one for us all to share.

Then, when I went to the counter to pay, I was informed that my ex-student, who was there with his wife for lunch, had settled everything for us. Good grief!!! *face palm* And I ordered so much as I wanted my girl to enjoy as much as she could before going back to her school once the holiday had ended!!! Gee! That was so embarrassing but thank you so very much to my ex-student all the same. You shouldn’t have but it sure was really nice and sweet of you to do that.

After we had left the restaurant, we stopped by one of the malls in town to pick up a few things and my girl went to try her luck at one of those claw machines there. She enjoys that very much and would always stop by and spend a few ringgit everytime to see if she could win anything but so far, she had never had any luck until that day. Believe it or not, with just one ringgit, she got this plush toy…

Plush toy

…upon her very first try! Ain’t that great? Now what do you think that is? A horse? Or do you think it’s a donkey?

It certainly was a good day that day…a very very good day!