Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Evening at To Dine For

After 22 years of of hating and celebrating Valentine's Day alone or with single friends, this is the FIRST and the ONLY year so far I gotta experience that day with someone special.

I even have a term for Valentine's Day for people like me, I call it " Singletine's Day"

Lame I know but Lame I am ..... -.-

On the eve of Valentine's Day, I went to my sister's office during lunch time to collect something for my sister and to my surprise, my friend gave me a Valentine's Day gift.... hehe so sweet!

A wooden vase

With a message too!

On Valentine's day itself, when I was in midst of "doing some big business" my sister told me I got mail. When I finally got out of "the venue for doing big business", I found this in the living room:

My first bouquet of flowers on Valentine's Day!

Somemore my favourite - Pink Lilies!! (FYI, I do not like roses except for white ones) It came with a Valentine's Day card, all specially arranged delivery by a taxi.

Me posing with my flowers =)))))

Instead of only giving me a dozen or two dozen stalks of flowers, I got 20 STALKS of pink lilies which actually look bigger than me!

We adjourned to 'To Dine For' Fine Thai Cuisine at Chulan Square (also known as Bangkok Jazz) for dinner. I've always loved going to Bangkok Jazz for some drinks and chit chatting more than going anywhere else, instead I've been frequenting that place for quite a few times as there is a live jazz band every Saturday night. However, I've never been to their restaurant (1 floor above) for the food.

Their Valentine's Day Set Menu which I will never order because I always find them boring and expensive (like I've ever tried ordering them >.<)

Of all the restaurants opened by Sea Cuisine (To Dine For is a franchise by Sea Cuisine), this restaurant is the one that I love most in terms of atmosphere, decor and food too. If you have tried Amarin and Flying Chillies in Midvalley and The Gardens, I somehow find the Tom Yum there spicier and the decor, though nice is still incomparable to To Dine For.

We booked ourselves 1 week earlier but we were given a table facing the entrance but he got them to arrange another nicer table for us a day before. Finally, we got a table next to the window. Nice, I like!

Tom Yum Talay Fire Pot for 2 pax (Tom Yum Seafood Soup - thick) @ RM 29.90

I love Tom Yum and this soup is really really good, not too spicy and not too bland with the perfect level of sourness. Also in this soup is big fresh prawns (the type used in Sang Har Mee) .... yummy!

Yam Sam O (Pomelo Sunburst Salad) @ RM 15.90

Don't get fooled by the picture because if I were to rate this dish, it's only 4/10! 2 marks for the prawns and another 2 for the squids only. Reason being the pomelo is too BITTER so it polluted the whole dish! Not recommended unless you like really bitter pomelo.

Phad Thai Goong Sod (Thai style fried noodle with shrimps, egg and bean sprouts) @ RM 16.90

My first time having Phad Thai noodle, so GOOOooood that I forgot to take pictures of it until we were like half way eating. The noodle is so flavorful and so nice with a light tinge of sourness that it made the whole dish so addictive! I'm serious!

Khao Pad Sab-Pa-Rod-Gai (Pineapple Fried Rice With Chicken) @ RM 16.90

Though expecting the dish to be served in a half cut pineapple, it was actually served in a plate. But fear not, the rice is soft, fluffy and taste really really good with bits of pineapples and raisins. I think it would taste better with prawns instead but we ordered too many prawns/ seafood related dishes hence we opt for a chicken one instead.

Tam Tim Krob (Iced Water Chestnuts In Coconut Milk) @ RM 9.90

By the time we had our desserts, we were already so stuffed we actually ended up playing with the food. Everytime he took a spoonful of the coconut milk dessert, I would take my spoon to scoop all the water out then we would end up laughing and scolding each other. I think we disturbed many couples dining there.... lame and childish I know =((

So stuffed I could barely walk and smile for the camera

Each couple dining there that night were given a pink rose by the restaurant... though not my favourite flower, it still gave me big smile on my face =))))))))

At the end of the day, things shall not go only 1 way. While the guy took the effort and money buying and delivering flowers to my house, booking a table for dinner and getting a better table more private with a better view, I gave him a gift as a way to tell him that I appreciate all his effort.

CK Perfumes for Travellers

I bought the travellers kit because a real size bottle would be too big and too much while the miniatures ones would be too small. With the travellers' set, he could put it in his office or car and bring it along during a trip as it won't take too much space. Smart leh?

Which adds into the collection of his perfumes - A total of 22 BOTTLES for a single young guy!!!

And as a female, I have about 10 BOTTLES only!!!

Happy Valentine's Day people! Hope you enjoy the day as much as I did!!



KY said...

and where is the picture of the boy!

Huai Bin said...

Ziling! :) Sounds like a great time. My Valentine's not too bad either, started out okay, ended with a bang. Heh! I like.

The place looks nice. Who's your date?

Anonymous said...


Aren't you the one gave her the banana chocolate cake?

What was the bang and nothing on your blog?

Lydia said...

awwww Ziling looks like you had an amazing time! who's the lucky man, tell me tell me!

YilingL said...

Hah... still need to show pictures of the boy meh?? I tot everyone knows edi?

* ZILING * said...

KY: Kwan Kong lah who else?

HB: Yeah my V day turned out great!

Lydia: Errr the man whom I called my Partner =)

Yiling: Later show pics kena marah by ibu bapa =(

-eiling- said...

yerr... jealousnya

Anonymous said...

is this the guy tarot cards said u'll meet =)

* ZILING * said...

Anonymous : I do not know but I do not think so