Sunday, 30 September 2018

From Boring to Awesome : My Mille Crepe Birthday Cake!


Yesterday my brother gave me a pleasant surprise. I was chatting with mum at his house when the door bell rang. Mum asked me to go outside the pick up a delivery.


Oh! Cake delivery! The delivery man asked me to open the box to check and then he took a snapshot as evidence that the cake was delivered in good order.

There was a card attached to the box.


hee...hee...hee... In case you are not familiar and wondering why the poor grammar, that caption is from the movie The Help.


I was very touched by my brother's gesture. It was so sweet of him to buy the cake. Then later he went out to buy lunch. When he got back, I spotted his cat and again attempted to make friends with it.


Look at the kitty. Refused to wish me happy belated birthday. Tsk!


Then it finally looked at me. Hmm....


Lunch. Chicken rice with poached chicken, roast duck, char siew and nga choy (beansprouts). Dad has made good progress in his recovery and was able to enjoy the chicken rice. It was a nice change for dad as he has been eating porridge all this time.  


That was a very good lunch. I love chicken rice! My favorite is the poached chicken.


The char siew was also pretty good. I love the fatty charred bits.


The duck was a little dry but I still enjoyed it. 


Not only did he get me a cake and a good lunch, my brother also got me a birthday present.


Eight tai paus! wahahahaha!!!  These are for me to freeze and enjoy as and when I want.


Back home, I packed each one into a freezer bag and into the freezer they went.

Now for the cake.


A solitary candle was lit and my parents and my brother sang the Happy Birthday song. I was so moved I almost cried but I pulled myself together. I am such a softie.

My wish before blowing the candle - For mummy and papa to have a long happy and healthy life. I have nothing to wish for myself.


The cake is a Vanilla Mille Crepe with caramelized nuts topping. Wow! It was delicious. 


I was quite full from the chicken rice or else I would have had a second slice hee..hee...


There were leftovers from lunch which I took home for dinner. And I had a slice of cake for dessert.

Well, that was a wonderful birthday celebration. I is so happy!

38 comments:

  1. Why are you blogging on a Sunday?
    Why am I reading your blog on Sunday too? Muahahaha

    I wish I have a sweet brother like yours. Please ask him to adopt me. I also love to eat charred char siew bits. Even cancerous also don't care la.

    Now this is a brilliant idea to freeze my pau dumplings as SOS food when I am hungry at supper.

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    1. My weekend schedule is quite tight these days so since I am blog hopping on Sunday, I might as well publish a post. Hah..hah.... Yes, frozen pau is very convenient for emergency food.

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  2. So lovely of your brother. Just a good sibling. Happy birthday to you.

    Awesome mille crepe. Oh my, the topping.

    I love chicken rice too. Meant to have it for lunch today but it was sold out. So end up, we having Indian for lunch. Lol.

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    1. Thank you again, Rose! The mille crepe was so yummy. Between Indian food and chicken rice...hmmm... I think I choose Indian LOL!

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  3. Happy Birthday Ah Hong Chee...

    I thought I will get to see Ah Hong Chee picture, but I was disappointed, nope, there is no picture of Ah Hong Chee ..

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. No lah, face not pretty, so don't want to show LOL!

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  4. Hello,

    Lovely !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr/

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  5. happy belated birthday! i too would be very moved by the love shown by your parents and brother. it's great that you have a close-knit family, and you can all count on each other :)

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  6. Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely surprise from your brother and that makes the mille crepe cake even more delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Mun! This is the second time I have eaten a mille crepe and it was better than the first one.

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  7. Where did your brother buy the poached chicken? It looks so yummy so golden skin. And are all the baos having the same fillings? Are they from your favourite bao shop (may I know which shop)?

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    1. I did not ask him but I presume it is from 1977 Ipoh Chicken Rice. He normally busy from there. All the baos have the same filling and it is from a shop in Taman Megah. Along same row as Restoran 134.

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  8. The poached chicken looks good and tasty and pls pls give me that fatty charred bits of the char siew. You have a wonderful brother. You have nothing to wish for yourself because you are a blessed person with everything that you need and want. The cake looks so lovely, i like milli crepe cake too

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Libby. My brother is my best friend!

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  9. What a lovely brother you have! Still single and available? Wink! Wink! LOL!!! And that's one fat cat!!!

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    1. Oh yes, still single. Same size as you, only taller, a six footer. LOL!

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  10. A lovely and sweet surprise from your brother. Glad you had a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I had a wonderful time :)

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  11. 'I is jeles' with you for having such a lovely brother. He is so sweet. And I admire both of you for your love and care to your parents. Salute!

    And the cake...makes me drooling haha :D

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    1. hah..hah... I am so blessed! The cake was awesome :)

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  12. Happy Birthday Phong Hong. Hope you had a fantastic day.

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  13. Happy birthday and God bless you and your family

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  14. Happy belated birthday, dear! Such a sweet bro you've got there! Glad to know we're from the same generation...... xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Shirley! Yup, we are from the same generation :)

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  15. wah, so blessed with all the cakes, meaty dishes and bao....that stack of bao can last me for weeks! ur bro so nice and generous, I want a bro like him too!!!

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    1. hee..hee.. those baos will last me another 7 Sundays (ate one last night).

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  16. Hmmm...a post like that and a lot of people would want to adopt your brother...wuahahahaha! :D I only love poached chicken if they're those special breed...like choi yin kai or kampong chicken where the meat has more taste. Now where did those bird's eye chillies came from in your tapau-ed rice? ;) Is there anything you don't freeze? If I have a mille crepe cake, I would pick vanilla too but would choose not to have any topping. Happy belated birthday, my dear.

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    1. Thank you, Kris! Well, I don't want to share my brother with anyone hah..hah... That chicken I believe is choi yin kai, my favorite. Paus are so freezable hee..hee... Wah, so sharp you eyes, you noticed the cili padi. Those came from my garden, my miserable harvest of only two chilies >.<

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  17. Happy Birthday Phong Hong, all the food in this post looks so tempting. The cake itself is so lovely and you have a very nice brother and family.

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    1. Thank you, Yannie! I am so blessed :)

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  18. Those chicken came with beautiful yellow skin, must be very delicious~
    The gift your bro gave you are very "realistic", from the cake to the bao, hehe :P

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    1. Ya hor? Very practical gifts, can eat one :)

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  19. Happy belated birthday to you, Phong Hong! Your brother is such a sweet brother, giving you a surprise birthday with cake and presents. I too would want such a brother. Good to know that your dad is doing well. Very yummy birthday lunch and delicious birthday cake!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! I had a very blessed birthday :)

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