Birthday Treat – Canton Style

So a few weeks ago, Mom asked what would I like for my birthday treat – head across the causeway aka Johor Bahru (which is our usual way of celebrating birthdays) or something else? As you know, Dim sum is usually eaten mid morning, so I took this opportunity to head over to Red Star Restaurant (红星酒家) for a nice branch.

Being half cantonese (Mom’s side), I can never resist dim sum and I’m glad I came here instead of the usual Japanese/Thai food choices on our birthdays! Even though I must say that it’s a relatively expensive place – almost $80 for the both of us but reminiscing back at the taste of it, WORTH IT!

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011) 27th Birthday (2011)

No dim sum is complete without tea, this time we got Chrysanthemum Tea – light and perfect.

27th Birthday (2011)

Pi dan porridge – one word, YUMS!

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

One of my all time favourite cantonese dishes would be Lotus Leaf Rice! The fragrance of the rice + over flowing ingredients in it makes this dish a wonderful choice!!

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

The highlight has got to be the ROAST DUCK! I highly recommend it!

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

Unique way of keeping tab on how many items you’ve roughly eaten.

27th Birthday (2011)

I still love the old school way of how my dim sum is served while the Aunty calls in her push cart.

27th Birthday (2011)

Interior that has not changed a single bit!

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So for the whole day, my Mom was constantly on the phone (which is very rare) + she kept insisting on heading off to town despite us just having a very hearty meal. So I thought, okay, maybe she’s really still hungry and I also wanted to trim my hair, why not! But looked who turned up and a VERY SURPRISED birthday dinner for me – MY BEST PALS!! Never would I have imaged, because some were really ‘ heartless’ to actually not wish me at all. I didn’t mind no celebration but I’m a wordy person, so a simple text/card would already make me HAPPY! So glad I got to spend quality time with both my favourite pals + mom! I can only say THANK YOU for the wonderful company and I’m glad I’m growing older (gracefully) with these amazing friends that I cannot ask for more!

27th Birthday (2011)

27th Birthday (2011)

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Blk 54 Chin Swee Road
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Singapore

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