No, I did not have a grand celebration in conjunction with my 64th birthday the other day but of course, we had the longevity noodles…
…in the morning, the mee sua in traditional Foochow red wine chicken soup, and two eggs…
…to go with it. I went to buy a tray the previous day and I thought I would spoil myself just this once and grabbed the largest size, over RM13.00 a tray. Normally, we would buy the medium ones, around RM11.00 a tray as the small ones, around RM10.00, aren’t that big. If I am not mistaken, people would usually buy this size when they want to give the eggs to somebody, like someone who has just given birth and is in confinement and I think with eggs this size, there is a very good chance of getting one with twin yolks. Unfortunately, luck was not on my side with the two that I had that morning – hopefully, that is not a foreshadowing of what lies ahead in the year to come, touch wood!
The ladies went and got me a cake from Marcus, our favourite…
…and my good friend, Lim & family got me this assortment of cakes…
…from this bakery in town. I found the chocolate one too sweet but the fruity one with the grape on top was very nice. My favourite, however, is still the Dark Bavarian, the ones with the pandas on top.
I have not had the chance to reciprocate since they invited us out to a scrumptious and sumptuous dinner in June this year and besides, their eldest daughter scored straight A’s in the recent UPSR Examination – the results have been somewhat disappointing this year but yes, she’s one of the few who made it and that would be reason enough for a little celebration…so I invited all of them to join us, and also my brother-in-law and his missus, here…
…that evening and when the first dish was served, our jaws fell wide open! Gasp!!!…
I had ordered the poo cha or the Thai-style stuffed crabs (RM8.90 each)…
…available upon special request only but Mary and her lovely staff went out of their way and threw in this lobster…
…and these eggs…
…and also the pineapple fried rice…
…all on the house, with a special greeting…
…for the occasion. Good grief!!! That certainly made my day! Thank you so so so much to Mary and all you wonderful people at Flavours!
As a matter of fact, that alone would be enough for all of us but of course, I couldn’t cancel the rest of my orders including this prawn dish (RM79.00)…
…and the pad Thai (RM29.90)…
Lim and his wife had never been here before and this was the first time they tried the miang kam (RM19.90)…
…and they loved it so very much that they, and also my brother-in-law who really enjoys it so much too, kept on going, one after another until it was all gone.
I must say my favourite that night was the barramundi with the chef’s special Thai sauce (RM78.00)…
…but then again, I have this soft spot for fish so I may be a little biased. Whatever it is, I sure enjoyed it a lot like those times when we had it before.
I did order another dish – the sotong (squid) curry (RM25.50) but we were already too full by then so I requested for it to be packed for me to take home.
I must say that I was indeed very glad that everyone enjoyed the dinner and it sure turned out to be not too bad a day at all with the simple low-key birthday celebration to wrap things up that night…and thank you all for the calls, the sms-es and the hundreds of greetings on Facebook. If wishes do come true, it sure looks like it is going to be a great year ahead. Cheers!!!
18 thoughts on “Just us…”
Happy belated birthday.
The food looked so good, fitting for the occasion.
Thank you. Yes, it was indeed a banquet fit for a king! Can’t get anything half as nice at the Chinese restaurants around here, not even at double the price.
Happy Belated Birthday, Arthur and the food looks amazing…and I love your cake! 🙂
Thanks, Linda. Yes, all good, that day!
Happy Belated Birthday!!!
I always love your mee sua…. yummy…
I love all the dishes you all had at the dinner…
Thanks. All good, at the dinner that night – we sure enjoyed ourselves.
We seldom cook mee sua at home now, only on birthdays. I know of some very good places outside, strong red wine taste and fragrance so we can just go and eat whenever we feel like it.
Oh my! What a feast! Lobsters! What else could you ask for! ^^
Twin egg yolk for good luck. I did once back in Sibu. Not sure I bought the largest size tray but not only I got 1 twin yolk but 2 that morning! Double luck.
Since then, no more double egg yolk. I did have a twin yolk once over here few months ago with the white kampung chicken egg. ^^
Happy belated birthday. I love mee sua. Just had a bowl yesterday.
Thank you. None so far, all 30…except one. My girl had that one for her half-boiled one morning. See!!! What more to say TOTO, even getting a double yolk eludes me. No luck at all. Tsk! Tsk! 😀
Yes, we had lobster, so blessed. My friend, Mary, is really so kind and generous, couldn’t ask for more!
Lovely looking food. A great way to celebrate.
Yes, simple, low key with one’s loved and dear ones, good enough.
That was indeed an awesome birthday dinner. Wow, lobster!!!!….All the food looks amazing. So far, I never come across egg with double yolk. Once again, Happy Belated Birthday & hope many many more to come.
You never? Me neither…or maybe, just once, don’t quite remember. My sis gets it very often, but she does not buy TOTO. 😀
Thanks for your wishes, certainly looking forward to lots more…counting the days now to 65! 😀 Great dinner, so good – can’t get anything like it at those Chinese restaurants…and these days, definitely not at that price, around RM300 only altogether!
That’s a scrumptious birthday dinner 🙂 esp the lobster dish…so blessed Arthur and many happy returns of the day to you 🙂
Thanks, Elin. It most certainly was, so glad everyone enjoyed the dinner to the max, sure we would be back for more! Coming over to Sibu anytime soon?
Happy Belated Birthday Sir Arthur_STP
That first dish was very grand indeed! Love all the food 🙂
Couldn’t be better.
A belated Happy Birthday to you Arthur.
Mary is as usual very nice to add-on those additional food for your birthday. Food looks really good and I trust it tastes as good if not better.
Yes, I heard the UPSR result is not good this year so to be amongst one of the few to score straight As is really something. Well done to your good friend, Mr Lim’s eldest daughter. She has certainly made her parents proud.
They’re like family to us, Lim and family – we are very close, together with our dear friend, Jimmy, who left us so very suddenly a few years ago. Still miss him a lot especially at this time of year when he would be here with us. So glad that the girl did so well.
Food was very good, to everybody’s liking. Thanks for the wishes.
Yes, I feel like as if I know Jimmy too through your postings. It was a very sad day to read of his demise that day 😦
Still feel so sad, now that we do not have him with us anymore, he and his very loud and infectiously happy laughter, each time we all got together.
happy belated 64th birthday Arthur! That first dish, wow.
Thanks, Isaac. Yes, it was WOWWWW indeed!!!
Happy Belated Birthday!
So many nice cakes. 😉
Thanks. All good, cakes, everything.
Happy Belated Birthday once again! Glad you enjoyed yours 😀
Thanks. I’m glad too.