Monday, November 16, 2009

Much Blessed & Birthday Bash

First of all, I would like to start off this post to thank all those friends of mine whom take the time out of their busy busy schedule to celebrate my birthday with me. ~touched~ This year's birthday for me is indeed a very memorable one. Seriously, I couldn't have asked for more. My words will probably be a poor expression on how fortunate I am to have found such good friends around me during these short 3 years here in Malaysia. Up till now, it is still hard for me to accept the fact that I will be leaving them soon and the possibility of not meeting up again for many years to come. I know that saying farewell will be extremely hard but as I look fondly back at the good times we all share together, undoubtedly it will forever stay with me deep in my heart. With their moral support and unconditional friendship they shared with me, I know it will help me embark my new future ahead. Thank you my dear friends!

Okay, before I get all teary and depressed to go on, I have better get on with the post. :-P
Last Friday, my friends has decided to bring me out to dinner at Dave's Cafe @ 1 Utama for my birthday. ;) I was really looking forward to it as I have yet dine there before and furthermore, spending time with my girlfriends was always a blast! ;) But before I start off about the restaurant, let me show you that lovely cake my friend Marianne made for me!!! Isn't it the sweetest cake ?!?
I was soooo touched seeing this beautiful cake! Really put the cake I made for her on her birthday to shame! *sorry Marianne!* Wish I would be here to make her a birthday cake next year....Anyway, will come back to this pretty piece of edible "art" later after I tell you about Dave's Cafe.

I notice lately whenever I want to blog about a place I dine at, I always failed to snap a picture of the restaurant's sign board & entrance. There are several examples of my forgetfulness like this lately and that resulted me not blogging about it. *sigh* However, I really want to remember this occasion, so heck that picture and let's get on with the food! ;)
Ordered this delicious and refreshing drink, Strawberry Cooler. ;) Nice!
Started off with an appetizing Casear salad with Bacon and quail's eggs, a very nice combo... fresh and flavorful. ;) We ordered also this Stuffed Portabella Mushroom. It is packed with mozzarella, caramelized onions, crispy bacon and topped with Romain lettuce, cherry tomatoes and freshly grated Parmesan cheese! The mushrooms are still juicy and eating it with bacon was perfect. Yummy! Ordered a pasta entrée which is Ham & Meatballs in Carbonara Sauce...very good! The creamy sauce was not overpowering in taste. It's prefectly seasoned with the savory meats and goes really well with the al-dente pasta....delicious!
The whole idea of going to Dave's Cafe in the first place was to try out their BBQ baby back ribs. So I was looking forward in tasting this entrée. Overall very flavorful with a nice "charred" taste as the back, but unfortunately I find it not as tender as I hoped it will be. Yeah...not those falling off the bones kind if you know what I mean. ;)
Last entrée was their Aussie pizza. Thin crispy pizza crust topped with cheeses, canadian ham, olives, capers and some spices. Simple but yet a winner to me. Good enough to go for 2nd slice after stuffing all that food earlier! :-P Interested to check out Dave's Cafe? Here's the address:

Dave's Cafe (non-halal)
Lot G209, Promenade 1Utama 47800
Petaling Jaya

The highlight of the birthday cake of course! I was so looking forward to see what my good friend Marianne made for me, hahaha! And as expected, she did a super duper job and I couldn't say enough thanks to her. :)
I barely had the heart to cut the cake when it was time to serve! But I would be kidding myself if I say I don't want to get a taste of this delicious cake! Hahaha!
So deep & so dark...I like! Marianne knew I love chocolate, so she made a super moist and chocolaty chocolate cake inside. Yoo-hoo! Am I lucky or what, hahaha! If I had not stuffed myself with all the food we ordered, I would have taken a 2nd slice of this cake no problem! BTW, Marianne is a home baker that takes in cake orders. so if you like what you see...drop me a note, I'll let her know. ;)

Had a great time chatting and sharing stories with my usual time flies like nobody's business. :-P It always feels this way when I'm out with my girlfriends. *sigh* If only we have more time and not worrying about me leaving Malaysia so soon. :-P Anyway, I shan't go into that again...and end this post with a happy note. Happy Birthday To Me!


meiling said...

Wow!! the cake is so beautiful! Really glad you have good friends share the joy & happiness with you. Again :> wish you Happy happy birthday.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Meiling for the wishes. :) Yes, indeed very lucky to have found these friends.

Veron said...

Indeed a very beautiful cake. Wish You A Happy and Wonderful Birthday!

Unknown said...

You have been a blessing and a good friend too! And as much as you feel we have touched your life, you have touched ours in more ways than you'll ever know. We will indeed miss you...

Evy said...

It is a very beautiful cake...:-)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Veron for the birthday wishes! Will be seeing you all soon. Hope Andrea and you will have a wonderful birthday too!

Thanks Ee Peng. All I can say is thanks for asking me to TTDI playschool that very day. You really taught me that simple friendly gestures like this can make change so much a person's life. :) Thanks for just being you!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Evy...I was fortunate to have a good friend making it for me. ;)