actually it doesn't take much effort...be it a simple phone call to remind him / her that they're one year older...or a grand 10-course chinese dinner...i never forget a good friend's birthday.
so...on the 26th of march, jason was born 32 years ago.
i called up the usual gang for the celebrations...
goon...he is actually a very well-known food critic...he even has his own blog (oooo)...haha.
and angsty jo...who's quite angsty.
jason wasn't around for pictures cuz he was away in the gold coast (australia)...but we all knew that he was with us in spirit...and vice versa, he knew that we were with him in the gold coast in spirit too.
so anyway, for the joyous and special occasion, we ended up at the toa payoh botak jones...
the master food critic at work...
he had the 200 grams worth of lamb chop...which was surprisingly huge.
i have a sneaky suspicion that after goon wrote this entry on botak jones last year, mr. jones actually sent out an internal memo to all his staff with goon's picture on it...telling them to give him extra portions the next time they saw him in the queue.
i mean, just look at the size of mary's lamb...
$11.50 was a good deal indeed.
and then, on the side of the table...we have angsty jo's order.
before we reached the toa payoh, while we were in my car, he was spouting lyrical about how karma made the world revolve and all...meaning, he felt that i deserved the bus lane violation fine that i'm (hopefully not) going to get.
which is why he got his cajun chicken...and that angsty face.
it was a tad on the small side...and it looked a bit dry...but then again, you get what you pay for...which was only $7.50 for this piece of fowl. karma baby, karma. =D
now, onto literally the biggest order of the night...my ribeye steak.
introducing you to 400 grams of pure meat...pure beef...and pure stpuidity, now that i look back...
the guy at the counter even tried to hint (warn) me of the size..."sir, would you like to have it cut in half? that way, it can cook better."
but no, i was damn hungry...and insisted on the 400 in one slab.
now normally, i'd order my steak rare, cuz for some unknown reason, people here tend to overcook the steaks...ok ok...not really people, but jack's place. however, having been forewarned by the guy at the counter on the enormity of my meal, i changed my mind and said "medium rare" for the $27.50 piece of meat.
the steak was very nicely prepared. brownish on the outside, and pinkish on the in...just the way i like it...so other than the odd tendons that stretched my jaws to no limit, i had a good time gobbling up daisy.
although i can't say the same about my side dishes...
not that they weren't good or anything (i liked the fries quite a bit)...it's just that i had no more space left. it's at times like this when i wished that i had 4 stomachs like the cow i ate. hmmm.
happy birthday jason...thanks for making me 0.4kg heavier. haha.