Jan 16, 2016

28 The Eating Never Stops - Birthday Food!

" The thought of food makes running a marathon through the jungles of Borneo look attractive! " I grumbled in exaggeration to a friend over the phone as we rambled about the the seemingly never-ending feasting we have been made to partake, in the name of tradition and bonding. 

It begins in December with the Winter Solstice festival, followed by several Christmas dos and doesn't end until February, after the Chinese New Year festivities are done with. In between all that, there's several Birthdays to be celebrated. Mine included!

"There, there..", I consoled myself non-too seriously with the knowledge that from March onwards, I would be missing all these and ironically, wishing it was  December again! Funny me! I love food gatherings, but too much of a good thing is like putting too much air into a lovely balloon. It'll reach its limit soon enough.

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Here I am at Garden Cafe, Midvalley last week for my Birthday makan (eat). I had a brilliant time with Hubs, whom I sometimes call machoman because of his attachment to Wrestlemania. The day started with little sleep the night before. It was the excitement - friends, family, surprises! I was too happy to get any shuteye.

Oh, check out my Birthday meal!

I went with Chicken Teriyaki, a bestseller. Hubs ordered a roulade, which I remember was yummy but for the life of me, cannot remember the name of the dish.

Chicken Teriyaki

A Roulade

I have always loved coming to this cafe. The ambiance is perfect for long conversations, and the food is good too. It's our (GFs and I) regular spot for shopping breaks.

Garden Cafe, Mid Valley

Garden Cafe, Mid Valley (left) and The Birthday Girl (right)

Me, pictured above, looking like, "Muehehe, it's my special day." Lol.

Back at home, a  florist arrived at my doorstep bearing gifts from my cheeky cousin who'd sent a bouquet of chocolates over, for my complaining jeans! I had posted on FB days before about my pair of jeans begging me to eat salads instead. 

Well, that's just a small part of how I spent my Birthday, which went on for some days. In fact, I have just received another surprise today by mail - another Birthday present, which I will tear open right after this!

Wishing everyone a pleasant weekend!

 

28 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you, Sharon! Both the Chicken Teriyaki and the Roulade look very delicious. About your jeans, eat first and sweat later, ha ha!

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    1. At the rate I'm going, I'll have to buy new jeans for CNY, Nancy! (-_-)

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  2. I always passby this cafe, but I have never try the food yet. Looking so good, I must try it next time.

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    1. It's a great place to hold private functions too. Convenient location!

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  3. Ohhh so kepo about the food only, forgot to wish you. Happy Birthday Sharon, stay happy always :)

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    1. Thanks, Ez ...haha! At least I know the food pic was great. ;D

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  4. Happy belated birthday, Sharon! To me, Birthday month is the perfect time to feast & indulge in good food. Perfect excuse, ain't it? Hahaha! Happy weekend, dear

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    1. Really...thanks for making me feel better, Shirley! ;)

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  5. Happy Birthday, Sharon! You should celebrate it the whole month!

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    1. Brilliant idea, Angie..I shall! =P

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  6. Super love your birthday food!! And wow, one celebration after another huh? No wonder you were complaining in fb about eating and gaining weights. Haha. CNY is just few weeks away and more feasting to do. ^^

    Roulade! Not really fancy it. Maybe because the sauce makes the whole meat wet. Haha.

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    1. Haizz...non-stop eating, Rose! -_-

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  7. Happy Birthday Sharon dear! I need not wish you had fun cause it already looked like it. Many more makan on your birthday month!

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  8. happy belated birthday Sharon ;D
    I never been to Midvalley for more than a half year I think
    haha

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    1. Thanks, Emily! I go there every festive season. ;D

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  9. special dish on special day... just doubles the joy

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  10. Belated Birthday wishes and the meal looks mouthwatering.

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  11. Happy Birthday lovely lady! Good food is the best way to celebrate xxx

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  12. Happy Birthday Sharon ☺

    I seldom go there so didnt notice it

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  13. Happy Birthday to you, Sharon! So sorry I am late. Your photos are wonderful and the food looks delicious! :)

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    1. Better late than never, so they say. Thank you, Linda ..xxoo ^.^

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