today my very close friend’s birthday.
last evening i arranged a birthday dinner for him at ah yat seafood @ grandstand turf club road on 4.1.2015. 🙂
happens that my god-sis & her husband’s birthday were also just past, so we had a 6pax dinner together with my other 2 close friends.
i ordered the 6pax lobster sharkskin abalone 9-course dinner. it was very good, quite expected. the place was crowded & noisy like a fish market, with 2 tables next to us having endless drinking challenge & making a din. we used to say that the place did not matter since we would be the table making the most noise. this time though we were not. ^^
anyway, the birthday boys & girl were all happy with the trade-off – good food for fish market noises. 🙂
#1 lobster salad. canned fruit salad was refreshing, and a friend cleared off everything. 🙂 as a lobster dish, lobster salad always suspect to me, few lobster pieces & lots of fruit salad, could never really compared with a proper lobster dish.
#2 sharksfin soup was sweet & tastier than i expected, but not quite the standard of ah yat abalones forum restaurant.
the #3 suckling pig was really par excellence. it was so good, crispy & tasty, equal or better than the suckling pig at hung kang or at summer garden SAFRA mt faber.
#4 fish maw with leeks was good too. not the expensive 花胶. still a tasty dish.
#5 abalones, mushrooms & chinese cabbage another great dish. abalones were smaller & no comparison with the abalones in brown sauce at ah yat abalones forum restaurant. of course. still it was great dish. i liked the mushrooms & chinese cabbage too.
#6 hk steamed 港蒸tiger garoupa was tops. better than tau heung restaurant in HK.
i enjoyed the #7 fried suckling pig meat too, but really i thought just chopping up the meat & head would be just as good.
#8 yee meen – passable i guess.
#9 bird’s nest was kind of forgettable dish for me, zero impact.
we had excellent company, good food & great memories..a most enjoyable evening. 🙂