Thanks for all the birthday wishes. Lucky for me it was a long weekend (this Monday was also a holiday) so I was able to celebrate for three days and even managed to have a semi-productive day on Monday (I cleaned up my clothes pile!). I've been pushing my birthday FORTNIGHT (why celebrate for one day when you can celebrate for two whole weeks) on Darin for a while. Unfortunately that all comes to an end tomorrow.
On the day of my birthday it was cold and it rained and it rained and it rained. I had plenty of plans but they all got thrown to the wayside and we ended up staying at home all day until 6:30. I was treated to coffee and cake in bed and I got the cutest present ever (I've named her teenie) from the best husband ever.Then Martine made my day by bringing over croissants, an awesome birthday present AND a birthday cake!! We sat around and ate and ate and we also watched Pretty Woman - the Director's cut (personally I couldn't tell the difference). So as you can see I had a great day regardless of the cold mean weather (especially when I usually celebrate my birthday in the middle of summer).
my cake (thanks again, Martine!)
The food didn't stop there. We headed to a great new Chinese restaurant we discovered recently - Chinese Cafe 8 with some friends. We went to the main branch in Roppongi but there is another one is Ebisu and one is opening soon in Akasaka. I consider myself a pretty good judge of Chinese food considering my parents have a Chinese restaurant. This place is great: it's open 24 hours, the food is cheap but delicious and their peking duck is devine (3860 yen for a whole bird).
When you order a whole duck, they bring it out to show you before cutting it up. My photo of the whole duck sucked but here is one of the cut up duck.
The decorations in the restaurant are somewhat intriguing. Yes it is what you think it is.
The company was also fantastic! Daz the mountain man - seriously he's made out of mountains.
Ty, Sachi and Andrew
But it didn't end there. We ended up checking out another two izakayas before making it home in the wee hours of the morning. It's good to know that I can still party with the best of them :)
I want to write about three new restaurants we have discovered/rediscovered recently but I'll leave that until tomorrow. See you then!!