14 January 2010

Holmesy and Teppanyaki

Is the Sherlock Holmes movie really that good or is this just me talking after my first movie in a cinema in over five years?

It was Chris’ birthday and we decided that instead of our usual dinner out, we’d make a date of it and take in a movie as well. We left Josh and Zoë home with PoPo (who’s visiting again, yay!) and our helper last night. It was the very first time that neither one of us was around to tuck them in at bedtime, except for when Chris is away on business trips. But you know what? Josh and Zoë survived and so did we. We have to do this more often! I’d forgotten how much more exhilarating it was to watch a movie on the big screen.

After the movie, we decided to try out this place called Teppanyaki Xpress. Neither of us was hungry after the tub of popcorn we had, but we managed quite well. We wanted to sample everything, so we ordered two different sets.

Here is our man-boy cooking up the veggies.

These were the first to be presented. Some Chinese lettuce and bean sprouts. They just set them down on foil strips on the grill in front of us.

Then came the sirloin cubes.

Then came the squid and bits of shrimp.

The fish, scallops, and tiger prawns came last.

The set came with a bowl of rice and a bowl of soup. The black bits you see are roasted sesame seeds that they have sprinkled over the rice.

Verdict: The food was a tad salty, but not bad overall. Presentation could have been better.

Happy birthday, my “strappin’ young buck.” Chris’ own words. Heh.

Image credit: Sherlock Holmes (sherlock-holmes.com)


Wanda said...

In five year???? Oh, you were so due, girl. Movies are de riguer for a healthy mind.

And the kiddies survived. Wonderful. (I must confess - no one other than my husband or me have put our kiddies to bed ever. Guess I'd better work on that.)

Your pictures of this food are fantastic. So clear and bright and delicious looking.

Yelena R. said...

Oh wow, that looks soooo delicious!

p.s.Happy Birthday to Chris :)

Lindy said...

Happy Birthday to Chris!!!!

HA - as I was typing Chris, I accidently put a "t" at the end...I'm sure that wouldn't have increased his head size at all! :)

Robin said...

wow..your presentation looks great..im starving and that looks delish..!!..havent seen the movie yet..

*Jess* said...

um... YUM!! Thank you for making me incredibly hungry this morning! Glad you had a great date :)

Nezzy said...

Oh honey you need to get out more and I thought I needed to get off the Ponderosa! The food looks delicious! Ya'll are makin' this chick hungry1

Happy birthday Chris!!!

Ya'll have a superb day!!! :o)

Janine Brotzman said...

It's almost been that long for me too. The last movie I saw in the theater was Cars...LOL, a kid's movie!
I'd like to see the Sherlock Holmes movie too. It looks good!

Visiting from My Kids Are Fun!

LPC said...

So glad you got out. And I confess, I love that vegetable. If it's the same as, um, I think it's called ong choy?

a Tonggu Momma said...

Five years??? That record is even worse than ours... which is not good, my friend. You totally need to get out more.

And happy birthday, Chris!

Keyona said...

Yum! Happy Birthday Chris!

Kimberly said...

Oh my mercies - the food! I can't get over it. And I'm not even hungry. LOL! I haven't seen that movie yet but I'm planning on it.

jen@odbt said...

Yum...your dinner looks so good. We never go to movies anymore.

Dandy said...

Happy Birthday to Chris! That does look delicious and I'm glad you two did a whole night out!

5 years without seeing a movie?!

Alicia said...

Okay, now I'm officially craving for Japanese food!!!!

What kind of camera do you have? You always take great pictures!!

And...this is your first movie in five years??? Popo needs to come over more often!! LOL

Glad you had a great time!

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh my goodness...you're making me HUNGRY. I could snarf that all up. Happy anniversary!

smiles4u said...

How wonderful! Happy Birthday to your husband. And you MUST do this again. So good for your marriage to have time alone together. Listen to me...maybe I should take my own advice? :) The food look so yummy that I can hardly wait to eat supper now! Lori

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday, Chris! I'm glad you two got out for a date night! Sounds wonderful!!!

Sarah said...

Must say...the food looks delish! Happy Birthday to your husband. I have heard Sherlock Holmes is a great movie!

Jana said...

I always think that itll take too much effort to go on a date, but lately and especially after this post, I am thinking its about time, before things change, you never know when they will....the food look fabulous!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

that was YUMMYLICIOUS!!!!
My hubby is next to me watching ur pictures and we both are drooling!!!
if I give u my address can you fedex some of that food!!【ツ】

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Definitely, since PoPo is there, you all have to make another date of it and soon.

Hope Chris enjoyed his birthday celebration. The food looks so yummy.

Thank you again for the info on inari. I have a recipe but it really doesn't sound like what Boo has described so I'm off to investigate more recipes.

Ghada said...

yum, yum looked good! Its amazing how much the wee ones can survive without us, I think we all forget at times - great you got some time away from them.
Just discovered you from MBC :)

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