Celebrated my parents’ wedding anniversary last night and we went to Shashlik Restaurant (located at Far East Shopping Centre, 6F). My gosh. The place hasn’t changed at all. How nostalgic it was for me!!
My parents used to bring my bro and I there when we were kids and I can still recognise the faces of some of the wait staff. Yes! They’re still there!! Amazing, isn’t it?
We also ordered a starter of egg topped with caviar (I know…it seems as if I’m eating eggs everyday), smoked salmon, assorted slices of ham, crab meat and prawn. We were so hungry, we didn’t even leave any cabbage leaf on the plate!
That, my friends, is the wait staff (one of the oldies) placing my wonderful shashlik of beef on a hotplate. The beef was tender and juicy. Seared to perfection and marinated with enough garlic to add flavour but not chase away vampires (and humans) 10 miles away.
Mum’s Fillet Steak – she made the mistake of ordering it Medium Well. She then complained that it was too dry and she was expecting some kind of sauce. Mmm…firstly, the steak comes on a hotplate, so you should order it one level below the usual done-ness that you prefer. Secondly, good steaks do not need sauces to mask its flavour. Anyway, I ended up eating a quarter of her steak ‘cos she was “full” from eating dry meat. She complained that its too cooked. Uh…Medium Well is just one level away from Well Done. -__-;
And for dessert…….hang on….
This dinner has everything I enjoy: good food, good company, nostalgia….only bad thing was that I had to pay for it. Haha….just kidding.