It is the husband’s birthday today. (The birthday cake in the photo wasn’t the husband’s.)
It was like any other work day but we ended the day with a nice dinner at Gunther’s at Purvis Street.
We haven’t been to the restaurant before and I am glad that our first dining experience turned out quite well. The food, the service and the ambience were all pretty good. There is always a temptation to stick with the tried and tested places so that we wouldn’t get nasty surprises.
Both of us opted for the tasting menu. We absolutely loved the cold angel hair pasta with Oscietra caviar (flavoured with konbu) and grilled bamboo clams ala Provencale. I want to order the pasta as a main course the next time I visit Gunther’s.
I am no traditionalist but I grew up in a household where eating ‘red eggs’ and vermicelli are important traditions of celebrating one’s birthday.
For as long as I can remember, on my birthdays, the first thing that I do after washing up in the morning is to peel ‘red eggs’, followed by eating a hearty bowl of home-cooked vermicelli. Either my mother or grandmother would go through the trouble of dyeing the eggs red and preparing a bowl of vermicelli for me. Sadly, this tradition stopped after I got married and moved out of my parents’ home.
Maybe I should cook the husband a bowl of post-birthday vermicelli during the weekend. If I don’t mess it all up.