This was lunch one weekend with my parents (visiting from KT), brother and uncle. Yes, the uncle who stopped me and my brother from ordering our usual feeding-frenzy-sized orders the last time we were at Kar Hiong hah..hah... But we are fond of him and we invite him along at every opportunity we get.
Well, we were back at Kar Hiong to celebrate somebody's birthday. Somebody. Oh no, please don't wish me happy birthday because it is way past and besides, at my age, I don't need to be reminded. Get it? Good.
Mum insisted on buying her birthday girl lunch, so we put her in charge. And with Mum's backing, we can order as many dishes as we like hah...hah...
First up, a vegetable. As I mentioned before, mum loves her vegetables and so do we. We ordered the cekor manis. It was very good.
And of course, what's a birthday celebration without some fatty oinks? I chose this pork belly with yam dish. It was alright. I was curious because I haven't had this before. No, I don't think I want this again. Sweet and Sour Pork would have been better.
And this is me miserable without my mountain of cili padi. Abstaining for the sake of my health. But once I recover, I'm going to eat cili padi again. Just less.
Then we had another vegetable, stir fried sweet potato leaves. This was very good too. I always love sweet potato leaves. They are delicious. And I do need lots of fiber in my diet.
The honey pepper chicken is as good as ever. I must come back and eat this again.
And of course, everytime we come to Kar Hiong, we will order the asam fish. I was supposed to avoid spicy food, so I made sure to take only the fish without the gravy.
Oh, another vegetable! Of course with mum at the helm we must focus on our vegetable. Gladly so, as she has trained us to love vegetables. This stir fried bittergourd with egg is an all time favorite anywhere we go.
The last dish was a steamed fish. I prefer deep fried but I do enjoy steamed fish too.
We did rather well didn't we, 7 dishes for 5 people. All except the two fish dishes were small orders. That was uncle's recommendation, to go for small sizes but more variety. But honestly, I could have eaten more hah..hah... But we were saving space for dinner at my house. Thank you mummy for the lovely lunch!
This was what we had later that evening.
And this is the Ice Cream birthday cake from Baskin Robbins courtesy of my other brother and his family.
|Raspberry flavour. It was so, so good!|
I also baked a cake but I didn't take a picture. I should have, to show you the disaster. My cake was too tall and the top got stuck to the cover. So when I opened the container, off came the top of my cake. Grrr.....
The next day, I had leftovers for lunch. Actually there were no leftovers for the nasi minyak (in fact not enough). The nasi minyak you see above was from a test run I did in the morning. I was glad I did the trial run because I made mistakes which I avoided when I cooked the one for dinner.
So that's it for the little birthday do!