Friday, August 26, 2011

A couple more birthday celebrations

I swear, I must have gained several pounds over the month!!!!  I was whining to my friends earlier that my shorts do not fit me - about 3 inches gap! I could not button it anymore. But then they said ... never mind Lia, it was Happy Birthday everyday!!!!

Tita Portia and I had lunch at Lili, Hyatt Hotel.  We had the dim sum buffet, our favorite.  She asked me where I wanted to have my birthday treat.  I was thinking of Passion at Resortsworld but I have not tried it yet, so I just stuck with something I am more familiar.

They gave us a card and we wrote down the number of pieces we liked.    They did not let it sit on counters or carts because everything was made after placing our orders.  It was a long list!

Roasted Pork Belly - crunchy skin and tender meat.

Steamed Dumpling, Shanghai style (sio long bao)

I just tried one steamed fish dumpling.


Deep Fried Sichuan dumplings

Steamed Pork and Shrimps Sio Mai with Quail Eggs

Chicken Feet with Black Beans

Steamed Char Siu Bun

Ham Suy Kok

Steamed Pork Spareribs

Deep Fried Taro Puff

Radish Cake

Baked Barbecue Pastry - our all time favorite!!!!

Wintermelon soup

Taro Cream dessert

Masachi Balls with White Chocolate Filling

I did not over eat this time! Just mostly the steamed dim sum.  Hahahaha  I know ... the food seemed a lot but believe me... I used to eat more!!! But now I know how to control... well ... as much as I could.  I do not like eating fried and greasy food.  My stomach is not used to it.... anymore.

This birthday treat was my celebration with Tita Portia.

Yesterday, I celebrated with my nephew, Renzo, who is five years old  and  my niece, Soph, who is 12.  Celine and Mona were also with us.  It was a "kiddie" birthday party.   A simple one but delicious just the same.

My friend, Tin, has been cooking my Children's Sweet Spaghetti and I also wanted to make my own.  The menu was really for a kid's party.

A simple affair of Spaghetti

Hotdogs with Marshmallows

Selecta Rocky Road ice cream and

Cake - Barangay Bel-Air gave me a small Costa Brava Caramel Cake

Hahaha My kind of food.  I love attending children's parties more than adults parties.  It brings out the child in me.

It was so much fun celebrating my birthday almost everyday with special people I love.  My friends would greet me in FB all the time... one even sent me an email and asked:  Lia, when is real your "birthday"????   Hahaha  I accepted the greetings and thanked my friends  even if it was not yet August 28  because it was Happy Birthday Lia Everyday!!!


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  2. Hi Lia!

    I was looking for Costa Brava's Pandan Cake for my 28th Birthday this month but I ended up reading your nicely done food blog! I am a foodie myself and I find pleasure in eating with friends and family.

    I will definitely read more from you! Thanks for sharing such great food journey!


  3. Hi, Albert!

    Thank you for reading my blog and I am glad you enjoy reading my posts.


  4. Hi Lia!

    My friend, April is also getting insane with your food blog. She says, hopefuly you include the food price specially when you dine out. You know, sometimes we want to try out new restos but afraid they might be too expensive hahah....


  5. Hi Albert!

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will see what I can do about it.