I know I have been blogging about food continously for quite a number of entries, and I am not blaming you guys if any of you are starting to get sick of looking at food photos here. It just so happened that there was another birthday celebration, so we just had to have food for the celebration !! Every good celebration would commonly involve, good food, it is just tradition that is universally practised. So yeah, please bear with one more entry filled with food, and I promise the following few ones will be free of any traces of food. Promise, ok?
This time, we are celebrating a dual birthday of two gorgeous ladies. Sarah (AGAIN???), and Zhong Yu, both having appeared on my blog on several encounters previously.
So where was the celebration dinner at?
The Famous HOGSBREATH CAFE
To be honest I have never been to this place before, it was my first time there tonight. I have heard of the reputation for serving good quality western cuisines, but yeah, back then I was this poor poor student who survived on instant noodles and cheap junk food. Now that I have finally earned my own money, I thought it is time to try out some things I should have tried long time before, and catch up with all the things that I have missed out while I was a student. It was painful rejecting invitations after invitations to go out dinner or anything else with friends and people, just because I could not afford it previously. Without having the cash to spend freely, you can be pretty much left out of many important things in a uni life.
Alright, self-pitying talk aside, lets move on with something happier. Life is supposed to be a happy one, and we should all take joy in that.
Though it was a weekday, the restaurant was packed.
Most of the people there at the dinner I knew from the place I have stayed in previously, a residential college called Currie Hall. It was not just a birthday celebration, but a much looked forward catching up session with old friends. It is interesting how birthdays can bring people together, and do wonders.
ZHONG YU (Birthday Girl) and RETZ
RYAN AND SU FEN
RYAN, SU FEN and ZHONG YU
THEIR SIDE OF THE TABLE
MY SIDE OF THE TABLE
SARAH (Birthday Girl), ROBIN, MARCO, BUYO
I gotta say I was quite impressed with the service at Hogsbreath. the waitress came to our table and started with nice and very inviting chat, involving everyone. I personally love and adore waitresses who are able to spark up conversations and chuck in a joke or two on the spot, creating a very lively atmosphere for everyone dining in. Believe me, it is not something easy to do, and the waitress serving our table did a wonderful job, before starting to take our orders.
With starving stomach, we waited, and of course, the food came. Almost everyone ordered something different from each other, but I could only manage to capture picture of my own plate, plus a victim sitting next to me, Sarah.
SARAH's LAMB SHANK
I did try quite a portion of Sarah's Lamb, and I gotta tell you, it tasted so much better than any lamb shanks I have tried in Malaysia (not that I have tried that many). And for Chun Chow's information, its is MUCH larger than Westwood's lamb shank, and Sarah ordered a "medium" size at Hogsbreath!! There was large size, and I seriously wonder how much more larger could it possibly get.
EL GRANDE with FRIED and SALAD
OMG OMG OMG !!!! The food was so so so nice. Thanks Zhong Yu for recommending this dish. For a first timer, I truly think that this recommendation ROCKS !!! The meat was medium done, and there was still a hint of rawness in the taste. Just perfect, not too dry, not too moist. And you gotta admit the cheese cream dropping off from the top looks just salivating.
Alright folks, I gotta be cutting this entry short (does this count as short?? Hmmm) since tomorrow is a working day, and I am very very exhausted. It was a great, great dinner, and good to finally meet up and catch up with everyone again. Great food, awesome company, it just made my day. You can tell by their facial expressions in the photos that everyone genuinely enjoyed their time there.
To Zhong Yu and Sarah, Happy Belated Birthday. Many many blessings flowing into your way abundantly from heavens, and all the best in everything you guys are doing !!!
I shall end this entry with camwhoring pictures !! Not, not me, do not worry folks.
Nice pictures of the girls of corse.
Upcoming entries for the weekends should be
something out of the ordinary interesting, Make sure you guys come back and check it out ya?