Goodbye 2011 and here I come 2012. Beside countdown, many people tend to recap on what happen throughout the whole year or jot down their New Year resolution.
That practice has long gone for me. Not because TikkoSS is getting a year YOUNGER, but because there is nothing much we can do about the past and future is yet to happen.
Fundamental rule of survival, feed the stomach today, worry about tomorrow later. So, instead of sharing what I did in 2011 or plan to do in 2012, let me bring you to food haven.
Before clock ticking 12 like any other day, I decided to spend about RMB 300 (RM 150 ish) on an unforgettable dinner, just to add some flavor to the welcome 2012. Yea..
While busy hunting around this foreign place, I came across this Chinese – Japanese Restaurant, proly about 15 min drive from Jiaozhou Bay Bridge and Qing-Huang Tunnel.
They called themselves Chinese – Japanese Restaurant but beside sushi and sashimi as starter, the chef is a local Chinese and the rest of the food is no where close to Japanese or Chinese.
I cannot remember what is the first thing I did in 2011 but I know what is the last thing I did in that year, a murderer. Oh yea, I ended my last meal in 2011 as carnivore.
First, I am associated with killing goose and sturgeon for goose liver with caviar. Then salmon and king prawn along the process. No regret, I am making a right decision.
If you read my blog throughout 2011, you will learn that TikkoSS is considered as big eater with bottomless stomach. For sure, dishes where people consider as main course are only starter to me.
The menu continues with freshly baked oyster, traditional Chinese – Japanese baked fish, genuine beef cutlets and OPS, green vegetables to so call “balance my diet”.
At this point, I am so close to curse the chef for serving very small potions to young man like me. Of course those food are not even close to feed my belly. I thought the surprises ended here.
But the wise chef read my facial expression acknowledging that I need more food or I will go on strike. To kill my hunger, the chef decided to surprise me with nothing less than..
Medium rare herb steak + Sea cucumber soup + seafood fried rice. He told me, “Exquisite foods never come in big potion BUT I have prepared all these just to complete your dinner!”
Before I leave the restaurant, they served me with two specials desserts, milk pudding and the white fungus with red dates soup.
By spending a reasonable amount, my last day of 2011 is super awesome and I owe a great appreciation to this restaurant for making my night, a remarkably wonderful one.
3F, Eastern Plaza of Qianxilong Garden,
Cross Rd of Zhujiang Rd and Alishan Rd,
Econ & Tech Zone, Qingdao, China
TEL: +86 – 532 6805 1177
GPS: (still locating )