Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Date Night Out and a Restaurant Review

Some time back we went to have buffet (both of us looooove buffets!!) at Holiday Inn with some coupons we had from somewhere. The menu is pretty Asian but as many of the warm dishes were something I could't eat because of numerous allergies, the kitchen manager was kind enough to arrange special dishes for me!! I don't receive this kind of service often so I was very impressed by her helpfulness! I would like to point out that this review is not sponsored so she was really just a very kind and understanding person :)

My outfit for the date night was my new watch (as presented just a couple of posts ago!) and my new matching skirt ;) I wanted to wear something very colorful and bright for a change!

The highligts of the restaurant were the chilli crab and the small cakes in the dessert section. My main courses were a pan fried salmon and extremely delicious fried clams!

Some improvements that could be made; some of the dishes had run out or only a few pieces were left and the filling took quite a while or it never happened. The variety is also quite limited and some of the choices are not of the best quality. Also, the cheese&fruits section could have more variety (I'm nuts over cheese!). Overall, I'm sure that everyone can find something in the selection and the place is very family friendly with lots of families with small children enjoying their food. A definite plus for service quality - although tissue and cutlery had to be asked separately from the stuff.

After the dinner we went to Wine Connection for drinks. I adore this place! Great cheese and wine for affordable prices!

Last weekend we also attended another beautiful wedding (you can read about the previous weddings we have attended, from here and here, these posts are among the top ten most read posts all time!). I will make another post about the wedding soon! :)

Skirt: Tangs/Studio   Top: Tangs/In Good Company   Shoes: Fausto Zanetti   Necklace: Pilgrim

X Ang Moh Chick

Sunday, February 9, 2014

CNY 2014 - Year of Horse

Our Chinese New Year was quite traditional; giving ang bao, visiting, eating, eating some more and visiting again :)

Here are photos I took over the first days. I think the photos tell more than I can explain in words ;) We started the celebration one week before - I wrote more about it here. Last week had a reunion dinner at my in-laws place. My MIL is vegan so almost all the food was vegeratian.

Dried scallops cooked - super yummy!

Abalone which is bought in cans but it's super expensive - one can can be 60 bucks! Usually we only eat it during CNY.

'Hairy mushroom' as I call it, one of my favourite dishes!

Bah kwa - grilled minced pork, not one of the healthiest snacks but oh well, CNY is only once a year! ;)

Oranges are given to every guest in twos, they symbolize prosperity.

Everyone stocks up their house with goodies and snacks for guests to eat and to give away as gifts.

Shots from my in-laws home :)

Ang bao envelopes with my last name in Chinese. If you speak Chinese you might guess what it is... ;)

Family reunion!

How I felt after all this, tired but happy :D

X Ang Moh Chick

Saturday, February 8, 2014

New Year - New Things

Every Chinese New Year, people want to start fresh with better luck, a clean house (cleaning during the first days is not allowed because that mean "washing off the good luck") and new things. Most people are anxious about how their luck will change; this depends on the Chinese horoscope. I'm a tiger so the year of horse is supposed to be lucky for me. I don't really believe in these but it's still good to hear :D

I took numerous photos during the first days and I'm publishing them this weekend - keep posted! We also celebrated our second ROM anniversary this week. As some of you may know, we both forgot it last year and didn't celebrate at all! :p This year we are going to a nice buffet dinner (post coming up after I've taken all the nice shots!) and my husband also got me something I've been looking for for the past three years. A watch! 

Three years? Well, I'm picky in terms of watches. I wanted something extraordinary, something special. I wanted a watch I like looking at. That I could just stare at the screen because it's pretty and not just to check the time. A year ago I found the perfect watch from Skagen. It was mature, black leather with a screen that looked like the night sky. It was so pretty, especially the screen. It was quite expensive so I decided to wait. When I returned to the shop, it was gone. They didn't make it anymore. I was devastated. After that, I never came across another nice one.

I wanted something outstanding, but all of the watches I saw seemed to be either boring or glittery - you know those fake diamond sparkly watches. I just personally didn't want one of those but I really wanted something different. 

Well, I finally found the one

I got it from my husband for our anniversary. A Michael Kors watch with a sky blue screen. I love it. Like I've said, I don't buy things because of trends or to make myself feel better (at least if I do I do it very rarely, after all, I'm not perfect ;p), but this was something I've been looking for for years! Thus I rest in peace and think it was really worth the money :) What do you think?

X Ang Moh Chick

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