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Melantrys’ Page » Blog Archive » Eating out and at home

Eating out and at home


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For his 75th birthday our father invited some family and the neighbours to a Chinese restaurant we frequent at times.

Like always, the food was delicious.

As we only met some of the family there and not before, the odd gift was heaped upon our father.

Little did we know that the owner of the restaurant was observing this and coming to the obvious conclusion: Here was some anniversary going down.

Much later, when she brought the bill, she also placed this in front of our father, announcing “And this is for you”.

gift 1
box

gift 2
a look inside

gift 3
contents

I am still wallowing in thankful sentimentality. This was such a nice gesture.

Well, one more reason to go there when eating out I’d say.

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Coming to the eating at home part, this is my reply to Attawie’s food post.

Guess this!!

mystery soup
mystery soup

45 Responses to “Eating out and at home”

  1. David Says:

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    That was very nice of the restaurant owner to give your father such a nice gift! He must be her favorite customer. :)

    I will guess the soup is a spinach soup.

  2. Melantrys Says:

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    Dunno about favourite customer, but it was definitely very nice.

    0 points for you though, David.

  3. Caesar of Pentra Says:

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    I liked the Tea dishes set. Although I didn’t like the view of that weird green soup.
    Happy Birthday to your vater, dear!

  4. Melantrys Says:

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    Weird green soup? You call my (censored) soup weird green soup?!

    -5 points for Caesar

  5. Mafdet Says:

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    But didn’t Caesar guess correctly? It was weird green soup, wasn’t it? ;-)

  6. Mafdet Says:

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    Or, should I say “Weird Green Soup”, as names are written with capital letters at the beginning…?

  7. Melantrys Says:

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    -10 points for Mafdet

  8. PH Says:

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    Happy Birthday to your Father :) and it was a great gesture from the restaurant owner and a great present as well. Is that mustard soup ?

  9. Mafdet Says:

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    And I’m proud of every single one of those -10 points. :-D

  10. Melantrys Says:

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    @ PH: :eh: Mustard? :eh: Ick. :eh: 0 points.

    @ Mafdet: :eh:

  11. David Says:

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    Is it lentil soup?

  12. Frans Says:

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    Happy belated birthday to your father.

    The soup looks like a somewhat unusual rendition of pea soup to me.

  13. Frans Says:

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    @David: I don’t think lentil soup generally has such viscocity, plus isn’t it generally more of a diarrhea brown?

  14. Melantrys Says:

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    @ David: +5 Super Psy Power points for guessing what is in my fridge.

    0 points for the soup in question though.

    @ Frans: Sorry, not pea soup.

    … while the soup to guess is diarrhea green. Indeed.

    @ all: Hint: It’s growing in my garden and is only green on top.

    @ all again: Thanks for all the birthday wishes.

  15. attawie Says:

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    broccoli soup

    or is it okra… if it’s growing in your garden then it must be okra!
    Never heard of okra soup but it’s a wild guess :D

    but i definitely love broccoli soup :)

    Happy belated birthday to your dad. I’m not a fan of tea but i love chinaware and how they glaze it.. ceramic!

  16. Melantrys Says:

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    No, the okra plants all died…. :(

    Would make some slimey soup, I guess.

  17. Abdullah Damluji Says:

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    Pea Soup?
    didnt read the previous comments so as not to spoil my guess!

    oh and the new Nickelback album is out! i know a certain tree-hugger who once admitted to listening to “more than just noise” so i guess this would be of interest!

    :P

    name of album is Dark Horse

    oh and what a nice looking gift! how nice!

    take care you

  18. Abdullah Damluji Says:

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    i should probably comment on David’s blog.. i really should..
    sorry dude, really hadnt much time..

  19. Melantrys Says:

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    You should have read them maybe. Not pea soup. :P

  20. Niklas Says:

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    What a nice gift! Sweet. The sight of the soup scared me at first, but no longer. Took a while getting used to, mind you! :)

  21. Melantrys Says:

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    :crying:

    ‘S good soup….. :(

  22. Lynnette in Minnesota Says:

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    That was a very thoughtful gift the restaurant owner gave your father. And lovely too! :)

    I hope he is doing well.

    Let’s see, I waaaas going to guess pea soup as well, but seeing as it was already nixed, I will try another guess.

    Hmmmm….it grows in your garden, but is only green on top…

    I know some people who just love cooked beat tops, so perhaps you can make a soup out of them?

    Or maybe carrot top soup?

    Er….is guessing twice cheating?

    “Abdullah Damluji”

    This name sounds familiar. But it’s been soooooo long, I can’t remember…maybe if he posted something besides geeky techy stuff it might jog my memory. :P

    Dang it! My cookies disappeared. :pullhair:

  23. Melantrys Says:

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    I used the green and the ungreen parts of it, throwing some of the green away….

    Just guess your way through the garden, guys, lol!

    You’re right; I have no clue either who that guy is, but anyone’s welcome to comment here, so…. :shifty:

    Awwwwwwwwww! *bakes you some new ones* ;)

  24. Lynnette in Minnesota Says:

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    Turnip? :bat:

  25. Melantrys Says:

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    :annoyed:

    Nope. Think bigger.

  26. David Says:

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    Is it carrot soup?

  27. David Says:

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    Hey Abdullah,

    No worries my friend! I haven’t exactly been a stellar performer with my blog visiting lately either. ;)

  28. Frans Says:

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    Perhaps zucchini soup? I don’t know if that’s possible, but uh, yeah… :P

  29. Melantrys Says:

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    @ David: Weird carrots you must be growing over in Indiana….

    @ Frans: Maybe I should try that some day…..?

  30. lelly Says:

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    LEEK! OMG LEEK SOUP!

    Do I get a prize? :P

  31. Melantrys Says:

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    1 point.
    And a free hair dryer… :whistle:

  32. Lynnette in Minnesota Says:

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    Rats! I could have used that hair dryer. :)

    Oh well, leek wasn’t what I was going to guess next, anyhow.

  33. David Says:

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    Is a leek anything like an onion?

  34. Frans Says:

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    Leek soup? I know soup with leek in it, but this is… mashed leek? Boiled so long that its organic structure deteriorated?

  35. Melantrys Says:

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    @ David: Guess you can call it a cousin. Taste is a bit different, for instance, my sis likes onions in all shapes and colours (including spring onions) but doesn’t like leek.

    @ Frans: I fried the leek (and some herbs and garlic) in oil for a bit, added some water, let it boil till it was done, blended it, added more water and spices…. et voil√†!

  36. David Says:

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    I like onion soup very much. Never tried any leeks though. Your soup looks like a cream soup. I prefer my soup to have big chunks. ;)

  37. lelly Says:

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    Hair dryer? Meh. Yay I guess. Can I sell it on e-bay? :)
    Mel, have u ever tried adding potato? Leek and potato soup is the best!

  38. Melantrys Says:

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    @ David: Blended -> cream soup

    @ Lelly: Well, you could always try.
    “Blue-grey brand name hair dryer, in its teens. Motor still in good working condition, but be sure to open a window when operating the hair dryer so the smoke and fumes can clear.”
    Yup, sounds like a gold mine. :whistle:

    Potato? Blegh!

  39. lelly Says:

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    What? maybe its an english thing. Its the most famous and classic soup ever.
    Link
    Try it! so easy and tasty.
    And btw if u add a bit of chilli powder its lovely and spicy ;)

    lol..ill leave the “prize” thnx

  40. BRAB Says:

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    My favorite chinese place closed down a few months ago when their lease was up. :(

    long time no mel imo.

  41. Melantrys Says:

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    Long time no Brab. ‘S not my fault you’re not online anymore…

  42. BRAB Says:

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    I’m online nearly everyday melly!
    In fact the other day i tried to add you to facebook, then MSN and failed both times. Yahoo crashes my comp, that’s why i got rid of it. aaaaand i just realized i have a new comp, and it’s likely able to use yahoo fine…. lol!

  43. Nickelback - Dark Horse blog Says:

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    Burn It To The Ground Lyrics dark horse…

    Dark Horse - Nickelback is the sixth album by Canadian rock music group Nickelback, intrduced on November 18, 2008. The great disc was co-produced by the band and Grammy Award-winning producer Robert John……

  44. how you can help Says:

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    What’s up, I log on to your blog on a regular basis. Your writing style is witty, keep up the good work!

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