I wanted to try that Okonomiyaki restaurant while Liza n Steve was here, so we went for lunch. There were about three or four booths and chairs around this bar with a huge hot plate. Each booth also had a hot plate on the table but the waitress said she would cook ours at the bar.
We chose a meat dish, an octopus dish and a mixed seafood. I guess the ingredients were eggs and shredded cabbage mostly – kind of like fritata but I don’t think you use cabbage in fritata. It looked like a well cooked omelette, both sides saw the hot plate. Mayo was squeezed on top in neat zig zag lines, then some kind of brown sauce, then lots of finely shredded seaweed were heavily sprinkled on it and lastly, pink fish flakes. When you looked closely at the plate, you could see the thin fish flakes waving around – it looked weird to me – like little wormies squirming – as the heat disippated from the dish, it moved the flakes around. The best was the mixed sea food. When the dishes arrived, I thought we would never finished all these but they were all delicious and we ate every morsel of it.
I have been a very good girl when it came to waiting for the red walk sign to turn green (yeah right says Liza) – honestly, I waited patiently for the little green man to come before I crossed the road. Well, on our way home, the red light was on but no cars nearby, and the little Japanese lady in front of us started crossing the road and I pulled Liza along, following the lady. Halfway across, there was a loud hail from across the street – it was the police reprimanding us!! I looked at the lady infront of me – she was startled as well! I thought the police was going to arrest us all but I think they were just warning us. Where the dickens did they come from anyway?? I could have sworn the road was clear.
Dinner was Malaysian Dish “Chicken Masak Lemak with egg plants”, which is just chicken cooked with smashed lemon grass, tumeric and chillis in coconut milk. We would have gone out but Dave was going to be late coming home so I thought it was better to eat in. I also fried some oysters and thinly sliced kabocha – a Japanese squash that they always served in tempura dishes, in batter. For veggies, I sauted some greens and rice to complete the meal.
Dessert was strawberry shorto keki – that’s what Liza called the sliced pound cake with sliced strawberries and get this, with green tea ice cream! I forgot to get some vanilla ice cream and we had some green tea ice cream in the freezer. It tasted quite lovely.