With so many festivities and exciting activities happening lately let me pen them down one by one and keep everyone updated. Pictures are not very well taken from my iphone. But it sure captures the essence of the subject sufficient to be described as point of reference here.
First I'm glad my follower list on my humble little blog grew from a single digit to a 14 number hit today. Sometimes I really wonder who these people are as they don't leave behind any comments. Whoever you are, thank you! And for those who leave comments, nothing makes me happier than seeing a positive lovely comment posted for my product, which sometimes look like a failure! And still having many more followers each time I check my blog.
Sweet Bird Day
I had a wonderful and splendid birthday with many of my close friends and family. For a start, I had Chinese food at The Majestic. The waiting time at Da Hua is terribly long. The food is great, but comes with a high price tag. The wasabi prawn is to die for! yum yum. And the tofu is not bad either. It's soft and 'melt in your mouth'
For my birthday family dinner, my mom did a cold dish platter like what you get at Chinese restaurants at weddings. It's not too bad, but just a tad too oily.
At a gathering with some close friends, I had dessert at 1 Caramel. They have a wide assortment of tea, some of which are rather refreshing. Their range of cakes is awesome! The cakes are displayed on the tall glass display shelves and you will be standing at the shelves for a good 5-8 min thinking and choosing on what cake to eat. I tried the green tea red bean cake and lychee kiss. I prefer the lychee kiss for its sweet lychee flavour and light cake texture. :)
On the actual day of my birthday, I had a nice dinner at Ember at Hotel 1929. It's fine dining. I had the seabass which was yummy. It is not too heavy on my stomach but a little salty on the seasoning. The veal wasn't too bad either, but the colour just looked so raw. On my birthday I received a pleasant surprise with a cake delivered to my office from one of my vendors. I gladly shared with all my colleagues, on top of a coffee cake I baked and shared with them earlier in the day! A greater surprise came when ** baked a brownie for me with a candle on it. (99 marks for first attempt and effort but 49 marks for edibility)
Sweet Wang (Prosperous in Chinese)
This is my 2nd year of pineapple tart baking for CNY. Chinese eat Pineapple Tarts during CNY for prosperity reasons. This time, I managed to convince a galfriend of mine to place some orders from me. I charged a little friendship price :) This is how it looks for the 2 different shapes made, with some effort from my 2 colleagues who happened to come over, my maid and mother!
Not very pro and perfect, but each piece comes baked with love and tenderness.
That's all and Happy New Year folks! Happy feasting.