In line of the monthly dinner-dates with my two friends to try out new restaurants and flavors, we faced a few (positive) diffculties. One of my friend just completed her traineeship and the other one was busy working and then busy enjoying her vacation. So the last time, we met at a restaurant was at a vietnamese restaurant almost three months ago (although, i recently wrote about it).

In midst of May, we saw each other at my friend’s home where she cooked for us (β‰  actual dinner-plan) and we wanted to meet up again at a restaurant a months ago. But in addition to my friend’s exam preparation period, she revealed that she is going to marry in July AND that she is pregnant. Yippie! :)

To cut a long story short: I met with just one friend for dinner at a new restaurant.


My friend ordered an asparangus soup for starters, I wasn’t too hungry and didn’t order anything besides my main dish. Unfortunately, the soup took so long that my friend started eating her soup right away (no picture) and I eat all of the bread that came with the soup. As main course, I had grilled salmon filet in sage-butter, mixed vegetables and spinach in puff pastry (picture on the left) and my friend had a vegan burger with salad (picture on the right).

The food was very delicious but we could only enjoy it halfway. We were already too stuffed with soup and bread. :-/


tuan anh’s birthday

At the beginning of the year, I wrote about how my friend planned a surprise birthday party for his wife’s 30th birthday a couple of years ago. Now, his wife returned the favor. :)

tas b-day

She invited some of his friends and badminton team mates and prepared lots of tasty food at home. Besides, the snacks on the picture above, she also cooked fried rice and chili con carne.

This time, I brought a birthday cake. It was a good opportunity to try out a new recipe. :P

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It was a blueberry poundcake with a berry mousse ontop, decorated with white chocolate chips and icing sugar. My first try and it turned out great!

enoteca la cantina

It’s been a while since I met with my friend for lunch. Usually, we go to the Korean diner around the corner or another shop for salads. But this time, we went to my friend’s favorite Italian restaurant. It is very small and does not offer too many seats but the owner of the restaurant and her nephews (of course, Italian family business) are very hearty, so nice and funny. I have been there before a few years ago, my friend was celebrating her birthday there with anti-pasti and noodles with truffles. Very delicious!

For lunch, we shared a plate of mixed anti-pasti and a salad with swordfish.


It may not look like it was a big portion but both of us were very full and happy. Can’t wait for my friend’s birthday in July, she is celebrating it at the restaurant again. Yay!