While I’ve been doing some walking, Micah has been doing some dancing and I managed to get it all on video! So this video is about five minutes of footage of him just going crazy with the bouncing and waving, it is quite amusing to watch and always puts a smile on my face whenever I have a rough day 🙂
So, Micah is officially 10 months old now and thriving. He continues to sleep well during the night, he sleeps better during the day too (still one sleep in the morning and one in the afternoon of between 1-2 hours each) and he eats his solids very well, loves his toasted sandwiches and especially fresh fruits, he has a veggie and meat casserole for dinner, and occasionally allowed baby custard for dessert. As you can see in the video, he loves his playtime and is a very active and happy kid. I’m a happy mum! He’s a great boy 🙂
Looking through the menu they have split the items into Small, Medium and Large meals, which I thought was pretty clever so people could decide what to have based on how hungry they were at the time. I wasn’t too hungry, so I definitely wasn’t interested in a full on large main meal. I did, however want to try a couple of different things. So I ordered a Small meal as well as a Medium.
|Son-In-Law Eggs $10|
For my entree, I had the famous Son-In-Law Eggs – soft boiled eggs then fried until crisp, with tamarind sauce, fried shallots and chillis.
The eggs were cooked beautifully, the way it should be. The yolk was still soft and gooey and even the egg whites stayed soft textured so combine that with its crisp outer layer, you get perfect son-in-law eggs. I wasn’t a huge fan of the tamarind sauce though, I thought it was way too sweet for my liking, but that’s just how Thai cuisine can be sometimes. They are a lot sweeter than other South East Asian cuisines.
|Roast Duck and Lychee Salad $19|
For my Medium main course, I had the Roast Duck and Lychee Salad with Ginger, Red Onion and Peanuts. It was a very interesting salad. I love roast duck, and I love lychees, but I’ve never had them together! Especially when combined with the strong flavours of ginger and red onion… and then suddenly BAM! Peanuts! It was a weird concoction… but I wanted to give it a try. In the end I found I really enjoyed it, but I ended up eating most of the components in this salad separately anyway. The roast duck and lychee combination was great, but it was too weird with ginger and red onion. I just wasn’t sure.. and again, the salad dressing tasted too sweet! Was it just me? Maybe I’m just not a big fan of sweet savoury dishes. Savoury to me is meant to be salty, maybe a hint of sweet is great when coupled with a bit of acid (sour e.g. tomatoes, lemon, etc) but too much sweet and too much salty is just too weird for me.
In saying that, that duck was delicious and I love lychee so I ate most of the salads anyway.
Hubby had the Chicken Green Curry which was a very generous portion served with rice. They weren’t kidding when they categorised the curries as a Large main meal! It was a great green curry, full of flavours and deliciously creamy. Perfect for when you’re extra hungry!
|Pad See Ew $18.90|
Finally, my friend who sat next to me had the Pad See Ew – thick rice noodles with chinese brocolli and bean shoots – and I had a little taste and I am definitely ordering this one the next time I come back here! It was like a Thai version of the Malaysian Char Kuay Teow, very different yet similar because of the thick rice noodles used in this dish. I absolutely LOVED the flavours in this stirfry, loved the fact that the rice noodles have stayed intact and have not gone all mushy, loved the fact that I can have this and not feel guilty about not eating enough veggies because it is loaded with greens, LOVE the fact that they use Asian greens instead of western brocolli, carrots, etc. Love the peanutty flavour and the slight charcoal flavour from stirfrying it in a hot wok. Look forward to going back just to have a big plate of this and another serving of Son-In-Law eggs, hehe.
So overall, this restaurant definitely will go on my list of regulars (not that we go out that often) but we will definitely consider coming here again the next time we plan to dine out.
Finally made it home but I got stuck at our gate access to our backyard. The cubby house was too wide! So I just left it there outside the gate with some bins in front of it to “cover it” or “protect it” from someone else pinching it. What’s funny though is that if our neighbour were to walk past our house they would know exactly who took their old cubby house! Lol, but they have a HUGE properly built cubby house already so this little plastic one is probably just “loose change” for them and I probably did them a favor by helping them get rid of it.
Over the weekend, hubby helped me carry the cubby house over the gate so it’s finally in our backyard, on our deck. I gave it a good hose using high pressure water and it’s almost as good as new! Micah has a new toy now, cannot wait to see him play outside the next time we have a nice day.
|He’s lovin’ it!|