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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Vietnamese Birthday? *wink*

After our 'swimming' attempt in the afternoon that day, the whole family (sans Kenji & I...can you believe it??!!) went out to have dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. It was to celebrate Aunty Jane's birthday which is TODAY, but because she's flying back to Korea early, they wanted to celebrate it, on to the restaurant & its delicious food, shall we?

Here are some of the beautiful decorations in the restaurant...pretty lightings, I should say. Pity they don't allow pets...hmmph!

Here is the drink that Mom ordered...Apple Mint Soda. Sounds weird, doesn't it? It even has mint leaves floating about! Eep! But Mom says it tastes okay...there's a bit of lime inside as well, so it's fizzy, with a bit of tang from the green apple and lime.

Now THIS one is REALLY weird looking! LOL! This was Aunty Jane's drink...something about BASIL LEAVES and lime and soda! o.O" Mom says this actually tastes better than HER drink, surprisingly! The combination of the basil and lime makes it taste like a passionfruit I guess, but the green things give me the creeps. >.<"

Some 'appetizers' before the food arrives...I think it's peanuts or something.

And then the food arrived! This was a chicken ball noodle soup that Aunty Vivian ordered...she wasn't feeling too good after her wisdom tooth extraction (Ouch!) and had to eat some bland-tasting food. =(

The rest of the family had this platter of yummy food! *licks lips* There were spring rolls as well as some finger foods, and even ingredients to make their own Vietnamese roll...the 'skin' looks like paper, but once made wet with water, it's soft and tender...mmmm! I SOOO wish I was there...*pouts*

Other foods include yummy fish marinated in spices...

Spicy pork cooked with basil...Look at all the red chillies! *shudders*

Eggplant stir-fried with some other veggies and sitting on top of fried vermicelli...

Prawn curry served in a pineapple! Now that's a first...LOL! And see the paper-like thingy in front? That is the 'skin' for the Vietnamese roll...=)

Sesame chicken...ooh! There's also starfruits inside for decoration!

All these taken with a bowl of fragrant rice....*sigh*


(click on image to biggify *wink*)
Here's a little something Mom helped me do...Happy Birthday to Aunty Jane! May this year bring you lots of joy, happiness, wealth, health, and everything well as every year of your life!! We will sure miss you while you're in Korea! *hugs*


P/S: I got a few comments from my friends that some of my videos from my previous post are not viewable, so I've uploaded them to Youtube already. =) Hope it's viewable now!

13 paws to this post!:

Suzuki said...

What a feast! After 2 days of camping food I would eat and drink anything! BOL
Big licks to you

Noah the Airedale said...

Yum my pinkies love Vietnamese food. Everything you ordered looks yummy. Too bad you didnt get to go too Scottie.
Happy birthday to your Auntie Jane.


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wow, how many people in the party? That's enough food to feed a whole village, hehe.
Hehe, I don't know that chicken have balls.
I like the prawn curry in the pineapple, what a delicious look. And the drink you could make it home for your mom: lime juice, sugar in soda, drop a few mint leaves in the glass, voila! I have not tried the basils in drink, only when cooking, try the clam stir fry with basil next time, if they have that.
Thanks for enjoying Vietnamese food, love you lots.

Moco said...

That food looks wonderful. We wish that we all were there also. What is a matter with our hoomans anyway.

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Woo made my mom start to drool!

It all looks yummy!

Our restaurants are mean like that too...I mean, I khute enough to eat in their restaurant, eh?

Happy Birfrday to your Auntie Jane!


Rambo said...

Yum Yum......and yes....too bad that restaurant didn't let you in. Sorry!

Lorenza said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Jane!
Your family celebrated with delicious food!
Too bad you two were not allowed there!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Scottie,
Our mom LOVES Vietnamese food and she sometimes makes her own ricepaper rolls at home! Too bad the restaurant didn't allow pets.. sigh.

Hector and Lola said...

Hi Scottie! Our names are Hector and Lola and we are Chihuahuas! That food looks Yummmmmmy!!! -Hector and Lola

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday to Auntie Jan! OMG, that food looks so yummy! What a shame that you didn't get to celebrate with the others at the restaurant, Scottie!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Winnie Woo said...

mmmm... so good, so hungry.

happy birthday to your aunty jane scottie!

babybear76 said...

Thank you so much Audrey for your wonderful birthday dedication... Am so happy...Thank you guys for all your birthday wishes...I am very pawfully happy!

babybear76 said...

Thank you so much Audrey for your wonderful birthday dedication... Am so happy...Thank you guys for all your birthday wishes...I am very pawfully happy!