On day 4 mum treated us to lunch at Ocean Restaurant. As you can see, mum and dad are very intent on feeding us even though it is very obvious that we are already very well fed muahahaha! I guess that's what parents love to do :)
I have been to Ocean before and it was nice to revisit as I remember the food here is rather good. This is a very typical no frills Chinese restaurant and the decor is at best minimal.
We were early and only a few tables were taken. That's the way I like it because I hate going to a restaurant when it is very crowded. The guy you see in the red striped tee shirt is the captain. If I remember correctly he is known as Joe.
Mum did the ordering. When she came to dish number 4, the well meaning Joe told her that the number of dishes was enough already. Mum trooped on and added one more dish. Joe was very convinced that we ordered one too many and this good man obviously does not know our capacity for food.
Let's take a look at what we had.
This is our standard order anywhere we go. Mixed fried vegetables. We love this and mum cooks this quite often at home. This time, mum did minimal cooking because my brother and I told her in advance that we wanted her to relax and chill out while we were there. Besides, Phong Hong did not want to do any work in the kitchen muahahahaha!!!
Sweet and Sour Oinks. A family favorite. We must order this if we see it on the menu. Cannot resist this dish no matter how hard we try. To me, this goes very well with kailan fried with salted fish.
Another vegetable. My mum is an advocate of vegetables and we love our greens. This I think is Choy Tam fried with garlic and salt. One of my favorite vegetables. I used to love the one at Esquire Kitchen when it was under the old management donkey years ago.
This is the Barbeque Duck. It's quite popular apparently and it was rather good. I think it is basically roasted (or was it deep fried?) and served in a nice sweet and salty sauce. I used to dislike duck but not anymore. I enjoyed the duck very much.
Asam Fish with lots of thick gravy. This one goes very well with rice. Did I eat rice that day? I think I didn't. It was my attempt at restricting my carbs but I more than exceeded my carb quota and put on quite a bit of weight. I'll show you my carbs later. The Asam Fish was quite good and I loved it. But mum and I agreed that grandma's asam fish is still number one. I should cook it one day, eh?
This was our servings before the Asam Fish came. It's not too many dishes at all. This Joe fellow must be a small eater.
That's more like it, 5 dishes. Joe kept coming by from time to time to keep tab of our progress. Don't worry Joe.
We were all done, nothing left behind. Next time we should shock Joe with 6 dishes hee..hee..hee...