Mommy's 33

Time sure flies…Mommy's turning another year older. We had an early celebration the weekend before. Without fail, Mommy had her crave for Japanese food satisfied. However, it was quite eventful as we had initially wanted to return to the Japanese restaurant @ Holiday Inn Orchard as the food was great when we had it 2 years back. Sadly, we arrived to find that it had wound down. A quick check on, we found that there were many Japanese eateries in Cuppage Plaza. Based on reviews, we ventured into Izakaya Nijumaru Restaurant for the sole reason Japanese patonise it. This place was rather huge and was no fan fare in terms of the decorations, very much like a family restaurant in Japan. The menu was entirely in Japanese so we simply asked for recommendations from the service staff who were mostly aunties. After some wait, we were not disappointed by both the portion as well as the affordability of the meal. This place was known for their tasty bentos. One thing we noticed, the Japanese were housed in separate room and even for the locals who patronize them, they were regulars who ordered without the menu.

On the eve of Mommy's birthday, Daddy got her her favorite flowers. Thank you dear for remembering!
Mommy decided to make the meal together today. Simple wanton that the kids helped to wrap (well, they filled the pouches but Mommy had to tidy them up) and grilled char siew on the Happy Call Pan.

Daddy came home with little cakes to end off the day! Nice sweet varied taste..