Hi everyone! Hope you all had a lovely weekend. It’s been a while since I had a chance to meet up with my girlfriends and chat. So as busy as I was, I managed to fit in some time this weekend. When you’re a mom, time becomes one of the most cherished elements in your life and OCD becomes your best friend.
We started out the day having dim sum with an aunt who was visiting from Hong Kong. Then we went to WEM and I did some shopping for a birthday gift (at least that’s what I told the hubby…teehee) while hubby took the kiddies to Galaxyland. After that, he took the kids for a couple of hours while I met up with some of my girlfriends at Joey Tomatoes.
Most of us had dinner plans afterwards so we decided to order all the desserts (so proud of my girls) and some chicken wings (again, PROUD). All three desserts came out at the same time – BOOYAH! Usually someone orders a salad, but not today, ain’t no salad touching this table. My girls are growing up so fast, it was a very proud moment for me…teehee.
We ordered a lava cake,
an apple pie,
a banana cake,
and some salt & pepper wings with Tobasco sauce on the side.
Since being a mom, I’ve always ordered my wings this way because 1. ) you can adjust the “heat” level, 2.) they’re more crispy and my kids like their wings crispy, and 3.) your hands don’t get all dirty and red.
We only chatted for about an hour, but we all know that when girls chat, there’s no room for breathing ;-). Good times, good times. Can’t wait till our next get together ladies.
Thank you to the waitress who was able to work my camera and take a proper picture.
After girlfriends time, it was family time again. Gary picked me up and we decided to try out a new ramen place called Nomiya. (click on the link for the address)
I wasn’t expecting it to be full, but it was jam-packed. We got there at six o-clock and there was already a half an hour wait for a table of four. I wanted to leave, but K insisted we stay, so stay it was. The place was quite small. This was the best shot I could get of the restaurant (sorry).
I ordered the vegetarian ramen which came with corn, enoki and shiitake mushrooms, bamboo, broccoli, and spinach (although I just realized as I’m typing this that I didn’t get any spinach in mine…hmmm?). I’d give this dish a 4 out of 10. The soup wasn’t anything special, the ingredients looked pretty, but like the soup, was just blah. Size wise though it was a pretty big bowl. For $8.95 it wasn’t too bad, but I don’t think I would order this dish again. If you want something more on the bland side for the kids, then I’d suggest this, otherwise get something else.
Gary ordered the Spicy Miso (what I wanted to get in the first place but didn’t want to double order). It included sliced pieces of pork (good thing I didn’t order it), bamboo, bean sprouts, and kamaboko. I had a sip of the soup. It was quite tasty (much better than mine) and slightly spicy, not spicy enough for me though. Hubby gave this a 7 out of 10. He seemed to enjoy it and said he would order it again. This was $10 a bowl.
I shared my ramen with the kiddies and we also ordered a Paradise roll (mango, cucumber, shrimp, imitation crab stick, sweet mayo dressing, and deep fried). Yup, this place also serves sushi. It was the mango that caught my attention.
At $10.95, I found the portion a bit small, but I really enjoyed this dish. The sweetness of the mango blended well with the saltiness of the crab and shrimp, but also complimented the sweet mayo dressing very well. I loved the crunch and texture that the deep-frying added to this. If I didn’t already just share 3 desserts, I probably would’ve ordered another one of these. K enjoyed this very much as well. I almost didn’t want to share with her (teehee), hence the contemplation of a second order. I know, mother of the year :-D.
All in all we had a pretty good experience at this restaurant. Other than my vegetarian ramen being rather disappointing, everything else held up. The service was extremely attentive. For such a small restaurant, they had about 3 or 4 servers running around. As soon as we were seated, everything ran pretty smoothly. I’d love to come back and try some of the other items on their menu. I’m not sure if they take reservations, but I would suggest you call to try to make one if you’re going to visit, or go really early. Like I said before, we got there at 6 and there was already a half an hour wait for a table.
That’s it for this week dear readers, it’s always a pleasure to have you dropping by and visiting. Until next time, friends and family :-D.