Sunday, June 9, 2013

My Mommy's Birthday Dinner

   It was my mommy's birthday last week!!! If you remember from my birthday post , in our family we typically go out for dinner to celebrate birthdays. We don't get out that often for dinner which makes birthday dinners extra special. Since it was my mom's birthday, she got to pick the restaurant to go to and she decided to choose a Chinese restaurant! This place has been quite popular among her friends and she has been eyeing this restaurant forever. She was beyond excited to go!
  We all got ready and we were planning to go around 6:30 ish, but in reality, we could not get ready until 7:30 ish haha. My mom spent literally forever deciding what to wear.

Chinese Food

Chinese
Sorry about the blur, but my sister refused to be shown haha
Birthday Meal

The outside of the restaurant was really nice, but the best part of it was the inside. The interior design of the restaurant was amazing. I expected it to be decent looking inside, but it was much more than that. There was a purple tint from the lights in some place which I loved and the lights were so pretty.  My favorite part had   to be the tiny fishes in the center of the room! They were so cute! 

Chinese Kitchen

Chinese Kitchen
ohhh so pretty!! 
We were seated in a booth and given menus. We later found out that the owner of the restaurant remembers me since I was friends with someone in her family! (crazy right? , I thought she wouldn't recognize me without makeup on and my hair down) During our meal ,she actually sat down  We ordered our drinks first and then our appetizers. They had quite a nice selection, however being a vegetarian made it a bit hard to find something I like... and to be honest, I am not a big fan of Chinese food. ( I only like their desserts!) 

Drinks


Chinese Food

   For our drinks, we went for the usual. My mom got orange juice, my sister ordered ginger ale, while I got tea! Our appetizer choices were a bit more difficult to make since we rarely go out to a Chinese restaurant. I personally know if I liked any of things on the menu so I chose to get french fries. My sister ordered the spring roll while my mom got the steamed dumplings. The french fries tasted like any other french fries in my opinion, but I thought the way they presented them along with the ketchup was really cute. The fries came in a silver bowl while the ketchup was served to use in a mini Chinese style bowl (too cute!)

  For our meal, we each chose something different. My mom chose a dish that she had heard a lot about from her friends. It was the eggplant and fish (I think that is what it was called) Since I don't eat fish, I had some of the eggplant. The eggplant was cooked and seasoned pretty good, but to be honest, I couldn't stand the seafood smell. haha

Chinese food

   My sister wanted some noodles, but wasn't sure which one to get. She ended up stuck between two different types of noodles with chicken. I told her to asked the waitress which one was tastier and the waitress replied with the low mein with chicken.

Low Mein With chicken

   I personally had a bit of trouble selecting a dish (well, my choices were limited as far as looking for a meatless dish) I know I really liked their tofu so I focused on finding a dish with tofu. I ended up seeing a few dishes but finally settled on with the "crystal noodles with fried tofu and vegetables." I didn't know what crystal noodles were, but I really liked the name. It turns out crystal noodles were something that I ate at home and liked!

crystal noodles with fried tofu and vegetables

   I thought the noodles were pretty good. They weren't my favorite thing (keep in mind, I'm not that fond of chinese food), but the tofu was delicious. Most of the meal however, came from my tea, french fries, and tofu though haha. My sister and mom absolutely loved the food there which was good!!
Overall, I really enjoyed our night out. The atmosphere in the restaurant was amazing and the workers there were extremely welcoming to us! We ended up being at the restaurant until 9:15 ish and we ended our night with pictures!! It was pitch black outside except for the street lights which made our pictures look off, but I still love the way they turned out haha.

Chinese Birthday Dinner

 Dress- Forever 21
Shoes- Kohls

What is your favorite Chinese dish?
How do you celebrate your birthdays?

70 comments:

  1. Very nice food! I would have gone for French fries, noodles and tofu as well. Great to see that you had such a lovely time together.

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    1. haha yes french fries all the way! Thanks!

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  2. Yum - love Chinese food! Happy birthday to your mama! x, Kat

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  3. Lovely photos hun! Your dress is so nice and suits you beautifully! :)) My favorite Chinese dish has to be hot pot, which I had a few years ago with some Chinese friends of mine! :)

    Andrea | RosyChicc

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    1. ohh hot pot is really good too and I find that it brings people together nicely haha =)

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  4. Happy Birthday to your mum! :) I love hot pot <33 I want it now.

    I am a little curious about whether your sister looks like you! :)

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    1. thanks and I love hot pot! A lot of people say we look quite alike (minus skin color) , but I cannot see it!

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  5. Lovely pictures and happy birthday to your mum :)

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  6. oooh so much yummy food, this post made me hungry right before bed! haha.
    Your dress is lovely, and Happy birthday to your Mama! <3 xoxo

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    1. haha I'm sorry about making you hungry. You could always have chinese for breakfast =)

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  7. Lovely pictures, all that food looks yummy!
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  8. Happy Birthday to your mum, hope she had a wonderful day, you look so pretty. The dinner sounds really great!..Thanks for sharing your fashion opinions with me...May this week be a great one for you!

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    1. thank you for your comment! I love seeing all the outfits on your blog!

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  9. happy birthday to your mum!
    the food looks so good.. i'm practically drooling here
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    1. thanks!! The food was very delicious!

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  11. yummy!!!and nice dress! thanks for your sweet comment!
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  12. The food looks incredible :)!! Nice post

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  13. what cuties, happy birthday to your mum! :)

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  14. Awww, you guys look so cute together :-) Happy birthday to la mama!

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  15. It such a sweet blog hooe your mim had a great birthday. My favorite chinese dish dumpling. I celebrate my birthday surrounded by great company and eating good food.
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  16. Happy Birthday to your mom! The food looks absolutely yummy! As for my favorite dish, I love dumplings and siomai. ;)

    Tina
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    1. thank you, it was so good and dumplings are one of my favs (with vegetables!)

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  17. Happy birthday to your mom!

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  19. Cute dress! And happy birthday to your momma! Everything looks so yummy!!

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  20. Oh both looks so lovely!"
    Really cute outfit sweetie!
    You and your moom looks beautiful!
    xx


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    1. thank you!! She will be happy to hear that!!

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  21. hi Mindy

    Happy for your mom birthday,,,i celebrated my mom birthday this month also

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    1. thank you!! Happy belated birthday to your mom as well!

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  22. Cute blog!

    I love Chinese food, so I was getting hungry to look at these pictures!

    My favourite dish is always Cantonese Chow Mein. So good.

    xoxo Jackie
    somethingaboutthatthing.blogspot.com

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  23. Aaaah happy birthday to your mother! <3
    And to answer your question - omg, college student? Hahaha no way! I'm fifteen, turning sixteen in August! So I'm going to be a junior in high school in the fall (: Ugh I hate SAT prep, good luck studying! :)
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    1. thanks! wow, your younger than me!!! I did not expect that haha

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  25. Happy birthday to ur mom :)

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  26. I call them glass noodles! And they're delicious :)

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  27. congrats to your mum, and the food looks yummy!

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  28. You should've added one of those censored bars to your sister's face, that would've been hilarious! (if she would've been ok with it). I'm glad you had a great time!

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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    1. ohhh that is such a good idea! I bet she will be fine with it as long as you can't see her face haha and yes it was a lot of fun!

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  29. the foods looks yummy!!! lovely blog :)

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  30. Wow, the food looks so delicious! Happy belated birthday to your mom ^_^

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    1. thank you! The food was very nice!

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  31. Happy belated birthday to your mom! It looks like you guys had a great time. Your dress is adorable!! I love SOME Chinese food. Chicken fried rice, egg rolls, and the ice cream they have at the Chinese buffet by my house are my favorites. :) For birthdays we usually go out to eat as well and for mine my dad will take me to dinner and we go shopping afterward. It's kind of a tradition for us. :)

    xo, Sarah
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    1. ohhh you are making me hungry now!! A buffet sounds really nice now! I wouldn't mind going shopping after my dinner either hehe!

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  32. Happy belated Birthday to you Mommy~!
    Glad that you all enjoyed so much and the food seems delicious! =D
    Love your dress too <3

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