A couple of weeks ago, we were finally able to visit Him's new restaurant, Nomama :)
I was craving for the gyoza that he usually serves at his parties so I asked Mark if we could have dinner there.
Because the restaurant isn't officially opened yet, they only serve set menus at P750 and it's by reservation.
I didn't know this, so I wasn't able to make a reservation.
Luckily, we know the chef :) The place was packed so we were seated at the ramen bar. This was perfect
'cause we got a good view of Him at work plus we had instant access to the food :) (phone camera only. sorry)
The first dish served was Raw Wagyu Beef with potato chips. I don't really eat raw food, but I'm glad
I tried it because it was really good :) (actually I didn't realize that it was raw while I was eating it. hehehe)
The next dish was softshell crab salad!!! I had this at the birthday party of Him's daughter and loved it so I was
really, really happy that he was serving this here too! :) Yay! I tried to steal Mark's share by reminding him that
he was allergic to crabs, but it didn't work.
Then, finally, the gyoza came out. Yay! There was pork gyoza and mushroom gyoza. My fave was the
mushroom one :) Yum. (photo from Nomama fb page) Tried to steal Mark's food again but failed.
We were also served fish, but I forgot to take a photo of it.
For the ramen, we could choose from 3 kinds: Ox Tongue, Thai Curry or the house ramen.
Because I'm not that adventurous with food, I just ordered the house ramen called Nomama :)
Loved the softboiled egg. Brought me back to my childhood :) We used to have softboiled egg
with our noodles too :) Yum
Mark got the Thai Green Curry Ramen with Chicken. (of course I tasted it) I loved how the chicken was cooked!
And the soup, yum. I will be ordering this the next time we're there :) Getting hungry now actually. grrr
By the time I finished my ramen, (as well as a little of Mark's ramen) I was so full. So when this Short Rib Curry
came out, I could only just manage a few bites. (love the curry sauce by the way. will have this next time with rice)
But when the dessert came out, I was surprised to find out that I still had some room for it :) hehehe. I forgot what
it's called but I remember Him telling us that It's like a Kit Kat cake or something (but not using the actual Kit Kat bars)
So I brought my sister and cousins there and they loved it! :) Yay!
And they seemed to form an attachment to the in-house raven.
MATI: "Mommy, why didn't I have lechon for my birthday?"
(Mark said to tell her that we only buy lechon for our children who are boys. . .
of course he was kidding. hehehe )
Adi was just glad that there WAS lechon ;) hehehe
Aside from the decor downstairs, I added some paper lanterns and crepe papers
on the walls for Noah. Mati checked every room for decorations. I'm not sure if
she was checking the quality of the decor or if she was wondering why she
didn't have these for her birthday. hehehe
The last sibling who's birthday is still 3 months away, gets a bit left out :(
ADI: "Mommy, where's my gift?"
>But on Mati's birthday, my Aunt also gave Adi a gift so that she also
had something to open ;) Thanks Auntie Brenda! :) Mwah!
Kids love blowing out candles. Doesn't matter if it's their birthday or not :)
I prefer small celebrations at home with family :) Easier to handle cause I don't
have to entertain anyone so much and the atmosphere is very relaxed :)
And it's actually the grown-ups who benefit from the party! Noah didn't even get to
taste the lechon. He was sleeping while we were busy "celebrating"! hahaha
Ok, this one isn't really a birthday thing, but I realized that I should
take more photos of my kids with their great grandfather.
Even if it's your birhtday, when you're the youngest, you don't get dibs
on your own gift.
Kids can make the littlest things fun :)
(This was when we were taking down the decorations )
Kids imaginations are funny
MATI: "I'm a rainbow superhero"
Adi just wanted to be colorful :)
Happy 1st Birthday Noah!!! We love you :)