2010 has been a mixed year for me. I had a series of bad luck which included the snatch thief incident and bad decision making when it came to the blog. Helping the Myanmar refugee children was very eye-opening for me. There was so much to do and so many things to learn when it came to dealing with the children. I’m truly thankful for all the help I received from friends and readers.
After three big holidays in July and August (London, Paris and Bali) I came back relaxed and refreshed. I’ve been toying with the idea of changing careers for a few months and when I finally did, the transition wasn’t a smooth one. It was a rocky, uncertain and frustrating one.
Luckily, the last quarter was better for me. I settled into the new job, got my blog back on track, learnt a better software to improve my vlog and got engaged. I think the proposal was the best thing that happened to me this year.
To celebrate the end of the year, I caught up with a friend for dinner at Hakka Restaurant. Over some sparkling brut and spring roll (this was pre-ordered), we talked about everything good and bad that happened in 2010. The spring rolls were packed with ingredients and deep fried till crispy. It was very addictive. Cammy couldn’t join us that day, so we decided to cancel the prawn dish and replaced it with some spare ribs. That girl really missed out — the ribs were grilled to sticky perfection. I used my hands and licked the bones clean, and enjoyed the succulent meat along the way. Another pre-ordered dish at Hakka was the stuffed crabs. This was by far the tastiest stuffed crabs I’ve eaten. The filling was meaty and adequately seasoned, so the flavour of the crab stood out. I found this a lot nicer than the famous stuffed crabs in Kemaman.
The crab from the crab beehoon was fresh and firm. I had two huge claws and enjoyed the sweetness of the flesh. If only rif was there with me — he always peels crabs and prawns for me to eat; my father too! The beehoon (vermicelli) could have done with more spiciness, but that was easily rectified with some chopped chilli padi. We only managed 1/3 of this dish; the rest was packed up for my friend to take home. Preserved vegetables and tofu soup was perfect on that rainy day. Savoury, tangy and tummy-warming, I enjoyed every sip. This is one of the soups I wouldn’t mind drinking every day.
Dinner ended with some Moscato from Banrock Station, specially bought for me since it’s my favourite. Some wine experts may claim that it has no body and no finish, but I love it. This was very light and fruity, with a slight fizz.
Price: N/A. My friend shouted dinner.
Food: 7/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Try the stuffed crabs and pork ribs. The spring rolls were also very addictive.
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