It’s the 2nd day of my 2nd trimester! You heard it right We are expecting!!!! The little Bobi bun is slowly baking in my tummy and will be ready on 15th of Aug!
We have been keeping this news for a while because the daddy pantang pantang. Now, we have reach to a “safer” stage, I am delighted to mark this event in our mini blog.
Bobi! You made your mummy and daddy the happiest people in the world.. we have not met you, but we already love you dearly. See you in Aug. Meanwhile, hope you feel warm and safe in mummy’s tummy now
Happy birthday to myself Last night Bini brought me out for birthday dinner and she was very secretive about where we were going. She only told me that it is somewhere near King St Wharf and asked me to book the parking.
The evening didn’t start quite well with the traffic and my credit card got stuck in the car park ticketing machine. And she realized the parking I book was quite far away from the intended place. While I had to wait for the attendant to get the card out, she walked by herself to the “place”. After I was done, I called her and she gave me this address which is just on the way. I had to call her again and finally she told me to go inside Tetsuya
In case you are wondering why this secretive, Tetsuya is arguably one of Sydney best restaurant and bookings have to be done a few months in advance, or more for weekends! The best always come with a price tag and we used to dream about it only. Tonight, the dream came true
I was really surprised and immediately felt that I was too dress down! She did tell me to put on a nicer shirt, but didn’t mention it is this upmarket Anyway we had a table by the corner and was immediately attended to by the drink butler. I only ordered a sake to start with. As expected, the wine list is not our usual level
Another lady came over and got our preference on the food, e.g. allergy, etc. We were offered bread for a start and my, even the bread tasted amazing with the butter and truffle! Our appetizer started with chilled pea soup, followed by caviar custard, and seafood salad. Three courses down and we were already praising about the quality.
Moving on to the main, the list was ocean trout, veal tenderloin, spatchcock and lamb rack. For dessert, we were served with pear sorbet, apple ice cream and chocolate cake for me and hazelnut custard for Bini. The last dessert Petite Four (meant to be served with coffee) blew our mind off. Four little tiny pastries yet filled with taste you don’t expect!
Overall, the quality was superb. For the price (hint: slightly over $200 per pax), we feel it is actually worthwhile. Nevertheless, it is a place that we probably won’t visit until maybe our 5th wedding anniversary or further
Thank you Bini for arranging this and keeping the secret for so long (she had to book it since September)! I really appreciate and love it and you a lot a lot a lot! Muaks =)
Summer is here and we went glamping! Thanks to Bini who arranged this a couple of months back and belanja me ^_^ We departed from home around 11am to have lunch at Bini’s fav Dixon St food court. She had her usual and so did I I guess we are too comfortable with this choice. The last time we diverted, result wasn’t great.
After lunch, we took the free shuttle to Circular Quay and had to wait for 50 minutes for the next boat to Cockatoo Island. Weather was playing along very well, in fact a bit too hot. We reached there around 1:30pm and checked in immediately. Our tent was setup (by them) right beside the harbour. With this package, you get double or twin beds, two lounge chairs and an esky cum beside table. Toilet was a short walk away and camper kitchen was pretty well equipped. They even provide refrigerator for perishable stuff, microwave and BBQ utensils.
We put down our stuff and decided on the in-depth trail, which supposedly should take 2-2.5 hours to complete. We did it in 1 hour Enough said about the interesting attractions on the island You get to see many rundown and abandoned buildings (ship yard, jail, warehouse) but there wasn’t enough display or story to keep you there for a while. Oh beware of the aggressive seagulls! They nest everywhere, so if they suddenly make a lot of noise, walk away quickly!
We had tea time at the canteen but the food was kinda bad. Guess chooser can’t be beggar. Afterwards we had our usual afternoon nap Couldn’t sleep for long as the tent got too warm and too noisy with all the yachts and boats and people. So we got up around 6pm and went to Island Bar for dinner. Then we noticed that you could take away the pizza (only food there anyway) so we ordered one, setup the dining ‘table’ and enjoyed our dinner with wonderful view ^_^ The pizza was very delicious and we finished it clean in no time. We went for a sunset walk and sat and chatted at the side before tucking in around 10pm.
We woke up pretty early the next morning (5:30am!!) and caught the sunrise over Sydney city. Went back to tent to rest and had breakfast before packing up to go before 9am. It was a new experience but don’t think we will come back again It would be more fun if there is a big group and would prefer somewhere less noisy