Style: French Japanese Cuisine
Time: Friday evening.
"How do you define happiness in your life?", one asked.
For a moment I was stunned.
What does happiness mean to me? All the while I was trying to cure sadness in my life with food.
"Perhaps my happiness is measured against the quality of matcha ice-cream I can get", I answered. Sounded rather unconvincing, I know. I looked into the menu and tried to trace a sign of happiness instead.
The picture depicting a huge plate of paella immediately caught my attention. I knew I have to have it tonight. I gave him a broad smile as I sank my teeth into it. I made the right choice, finally after numerous attempts in searching for the right one to come by.
He pointed at the picture with a plate of black goeey stuff. I gave a skeptical look. The idea of having a plate of spaghetti coated with black coloured secretion from an ugly sea creature certainly doesn't appeal to me at first. But this time round I was wrong. Never judge a book by its cover and I learnt the lesson. Good thing doesn't come easily, what's more when it comes totally unexpected.
Those who followed my blog would know that I don't take beef no matter how tempting they look. Rest assured, this plate of Doteni Hamburger tasted as fantastic as it can get by looking at the way he indulged in that poor cow's meat.
The key to check out at the payment counter.
And when the question came again, I paired up my answer with a smile.
"Though tonight might not be the happiest moment in my life, I believe it is almost there. Near, very very near."
Paella - $ 23.80
Cuttlefish ink spaghetti - $ 15.90
Doteni Hamburger - $ 19.80