It was my daughter’s birthday o Friday but with four out of seven of the family down with Chicken Pox it was not a good time for celebration. We would normally go out for a meal but instead she had to make do with a take away. We were really excited to hear of a new Japanese take away in the area so we ordered a meal of sushi, takoyaki and tempura. Graham doesn’t eat fish (or Japanese food) so it was just me and my daughter to share.
Unfortunately, the food wasn’t as nice as we expected. The tempura and takoyaki was cold and we felt it had been made for a while and left lying around. The Sushi platter was not cold, which was not pleasant. We tried to enjoy it as much as we could though and the Rose Wine helped it go down a little. You see that round thing in the tempura box, I thought it was onion but it was actually Calamari (squid) and I ate it. I really don’t like squid or octopus. That’s why my daughter got the takoyaki (octopus) all to herself. I don’t like Sashimi (raw fish) either but I can just about manage it if it’s in maki (The little sushi rolls)
It was a big difference to the normal Japanese food we enjoy in our favourite restaurants. To make up for it I’ve promised to take her for a meal in a couple of weeks when she comes back from her trip to France.
Desert was much nicer. I’d bought a huge chocolate chip cookie on top of a chocolate sauce which had to be warmed up in the oven. It was delicious with ice cream. She also chose a mountain of profiteroles.
Thankfully, she still enjoyed her day and had some lovely presents. And of course she has her little holiday to look forward too. I just wish my kids would stop growing up! I now have two of them that are much older than I was when I gave birth to them.
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