A girlfriend (a.k.a. Miss Curious) & I organised to catchup for dinner on Monday to share about our recent adventures. She went to Uluru during the Easter-Anzac Holidays, while I was away in Melbourne.
I was still getting over my food feast from Melbourne, so I let her pick a restaurant. We ended up at Chop Chop Chang in West End.
We went straight after work and arrived at 6pm. The restaurant was still empty (apart from the staff working there) and I even hesitated going in. Thankfully, MissC was persistent so we walked in and got ourselves a table.
I must say it reminded me a lot of Chin Chin which I recently visited whilst in Melbourne. They even have a Market Feed ($53) option which was similar to the Feed Me ($66) option we had at Chin Chin.
We were not super duper hungry, so we decided to order a few dishes to share. We started with Banana Chips ($4) which was MissC’s choice. The taste of banana was very strong and the texture was quite brittle. However, I found it a bit sticky on my teeth. 😦
We had Son-In-Law Eggs ($8) for entree. Deep-fried eggs with oozing yolk as you cut into it….perfect! The chilli jam sauce was the star. We could happily eat the sauce by itself (or with rice).
For mains, we ordered Szechuan Eggplant with Tofu Puff ($18) and Caramelised Pork ($19). The eggplant was tasty but a tad too spicy for me.
The pork was really tasty. Nice sauce, amazing nahm jim salad that was fresh and punchy. I will definitely order this dish again.
To end the meal we had the Chocolate and Banana Tart with Vietnamese Coffee Icecream ($14). The pastry was very crumbly and tasty. As for the Vietnamese Coffee Icecream, it was really strong and creamy. I think this is something that D would enjoy more than me. The flavour was a bit too strong for both MissC & I.
Pardon the poor quality but I didn’t bring my camera with me so the pictures were taken from our smartphones. My mind was elsewhere the entire day as we had just received news on the passing of a dear friend. We were still recovering from the shocking news.
This dinner was supposed to be a regular catchup between MissC & I, sharing our life experiences over a simple meal. However, it turned out that we were comforting and encouraging each other over the loss of a dear friend. We took this time to cherish the friends and family we have around us and thank God for every memory we shared together.
I am dedicating this post to my dear friend who was also an amazing chef. You have made a difference in our lives and will always be remembered.
~Life is fragile. Learn to respect and treasure every moment you share with each other.~