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Friday, November 20, 2009

Birthday for Mommy - TGIF

I decided to come back to time today and post on a recent happening before it goes too stale :P. So I decided I will LURE you with a food post today (levian used the word “lure” haha!). But don’t worry! I don’t have a bunch of food to show this time so I doubt it will make you all go into hunger before lunch :P. Besides, it is going to be lunch soon! Hahaha!

So in conjunction of my mom’s birthday last week, my family decided to go to TGIF for dinner on the weekend.

Oh in advance, I only managed to get picture of my food, my family’s food is usually harder to take, and they are not really fond of the idea of me delaying their eating time just so I can take pictures. Sheesh! They don’t know my passion for writing :/.

My drink – Strawberry Lemonade Slush.

Now this drink was yummy! Sweet, and sour all in one. Very refreshing; not too sweet at all and the taste of the strawberry oh so compliments the lemonade.

I ordered beef as usual for my food;
New York Strip with Cajun Cream Sauce accompanied by Cheddar Cheese Mashed Potato and Boiled Brocolli (I forgot what it was really called for the broccoli).

Oh it was juicy and yummy~ I love the mashed potato too! Cheesy taste, creamy yum~ The broccoli was fresh and I like simple boiled vegetables. Sorry LR and molly for you both don’t take beef for religion purposes.

Of course I ordered it medium raw.

Don’t seem so raw… not much blood oozing out from the picture, but it did later :P. So, Ayie I am sure you wouldn’t be turned off by this picture on the beef hehehe.

The cake for my mommy.

My brother cut it before I could snap shot it (see that is how my family is… =.=) but I am sure you won’t notice :P. The cake is bought from Berry’s Cake House, a half KG Fruit Delight. Somehow became my family’s favorite cake. Fresh cream not butter, and filled with a lot of fruits.

Servers at TGIF sang my mom a Birthday song. Somehow a trend there for them to do so to every customer who are celebrating birthday there. Friendly servers and efficient; I wouldn’t say no to go there at all again :). Of course as long as I can afford the price it is fine ;).

Doesn't the title shows two thing? :P TGIF for today and of course the place my family and I went last week. Hahaha! Ok this ends my recent post :P. I will leave you all to drool over the food here for now.

Have a good weekend!



xin

91 comments:

xin said...

TGIF!!!! :D

ladyviral said...

xin : Yep TGIF! Hahaha!

~dolly~ said...

HEY~~
i love that cake too..
and TGIF, they also got free cake or discount something for birthday ppl one.. right?

[SK] said...

hahaha, i know i know, i know how it feels when somebody just didn't give you a chance to take photo of the food while it still looks nice :p

hmmm, the beef taste nice?? i actually prefer simpler dressing, the cream looks a bit heavy to me..

ladyviral said...

~dolly~ : got free cake? They just gave my mom a free ice cream that night :P. But maybe cause we had a cake... no discount though!

ladyviral said...

SK : Yea! gosh... each time I am with my family, I am like grrrrr~ haha

Oh the sauce isn't all that creamy. The mashed potato was :P. you can order their sauce separately. I took their wild mushroom sauce before too.. it is yummy~

eugene said...

Hey,,, must show your mom's picture ma...(just asking, anyway), i love to see elderly people celebrating birthday, the contented smile on the face, the feeling of "yes these are my lovely children" and their pride of showing "look my children remember my birthday......."

pls tell auntie "happy birthday for me

take care now,

Mariuca said...

Hi LadyViral!!! First time visiting u I think! :)

Mariuca said...

Can I call u LV? he he he short form mah...

Mariuca said...

Wah here oso got FC linky? Come join the FCC if u like! :)

Mariuca said...

Oh I love TGIF la, my fave rest! :)

Mariuca said...

Happy birthday to ur mom and have a terrific weekend! :)

ladyviral said...

Eugene : My mom's photo? she is camera shy... I want to take picture with her also hard~ how to show? hahaha!

Yea it is always nice to see elderlies smile with so much content when we kids are around her ^_^. But she seems to smile more now that she got grandchildren :P. haha!

On her behalf, I say thank you :).

ladyviral said...

Mariuca : Hi there! Oh welcome to my blog ^_^. Ah yes first time I believe, that or first time commenting hehehe.

Oh you can call me LV (not the bag yea), LadyV... etc :P. I am fine with all ;).

Hahaha yea self made FC linky. I didn't think of it at first, but somehow a number of my commenters got me into it when they were first to comment. So I figured ok I will have this up hehe~
FCC? Yea I saw them in foongpc's blog. I also went to read about it on your blog just but I don't think I quite understand it >.<; Maybe I might after I join haha!

TGIF is nice.. a very nice place for family to be at. Food is good too :). Cook just the way you want it.

Oh on my mom's behalf I sya thank you :).

TZ said...

hmmm... did the bunch of the waiters sung Birthday Song to your mom?...

ladyviral said...

TZ : Yep they did! They gave my mom a free ice cream too ^_______^.

Joanne MV said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your Mom! :)

The cake is colorful. It has lots of fruits ;)

iamthewitch said...

Oh did they make your mom stand on the chair? LOL Coz that's what the servers always make the birthday boy/girl do. How about a free piece of cake from TGIF? :) I'm sure you guys had a great time there!

smallkucing said...

Got free piece of cake for birthday boy/girl meh? We went to Sect 14 PJ, tarak free cake.

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom, LV

reanaclaire said...

nasib baik got only one dish to drool over.. otherwise lagi torturing.. i like the drink though..

levian said...

you are doing it again! you are Luring again! n cheese, argh there are cheese on that medium raw juicy beef thingy! arghhh! my turn to run amok in the office. XD n your fault i am craving for them right now! :p oh, so the restaurant name is TGIF, i actually thought you meant today. woot! woot! office hour almost end. :p

ladyviral said...

Joanne : On behalf of my mom I say thank you ^_^. I like this kind of fruit cake! Fresh yummy~

ladyviral said...

witch : Nope they didn't. Can't make an old lady do that can they... but I think it was a very busy evening, so they didn't make anyone stand on the chair haha! Oh no free cake from TGIF. But they gave a free sundae / ice cream..

ladyviral said...

Kucing : No free cake for us then... but then again, we got our own cake for mommy... but they gave us an ice cream :D.

On behlaf of my mom I say thank you to you ;).

ladyviral said...

reana : Hahaha! but but after lunch liao mar! So shoul dbe full right? :P

See I purposely posted this before lunch... so you can go makan and not feel bad.. but ok, guess wrong time to do it... haha!

ladyviral said...

levian : Ooops! Guess I am the devil today :P. Now now.. don't let your boss see you running around amok! hahaha!

Cheese? No cheese... that is Cajun Cream Sauce. Cheese in Mashed Potato :P.

Well, it is weekend tomorrow drop by TGIF to eat to ease that craving :P. Looks like you like Cheese and medium rare beef too! Woot! We are the same! \o/!

Well, restaurant is TGIF... today is Friday too! so both the same! Double the joy! Waaa you get off work at 5pm? I got like 1hour 30minutes to go T______________T.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Simply luring food! But sorry, I'm a veggie :)

Long-tailed Shrike

ladyviral said...

Bhavesh : Awww... For a vege eater, you looked beefed up :). Train often?

J2Kfm said...

tgiFRIDAY ....today, I mean.
seriously, when I ran out of ideas on where to dine in shopping centres, it's either Chili's or TGIF.
nothing to hate bout the large portions, wholesome and delicious meals, and laidback setting.

oh and developing a certain fondness for Tony Roma's as well.

ladyviral said...

J2Kfm : Oh Tony Roma's is good too... though I only been there once, but I do want to go back again.

The large portion are fine as long as we do not over indulge haha!

Salitype said...

happy bday to your mom...belated as it may be, better late than never!

i am having brunch but that didn't stop me thinking what shall i have for a late lunch...maybe beef! yeah, hope the hospital cafeteria is serving roast beef today

eng

Faisal Admar said...

i prefer medium-well than medium-rare. blood makes me faint.

ladyviral said...

Eng : Oops looks like I made a craving yet again hehehe.

on my mom's behalf I say thank you :D.

ladyviral said...

Faisal : Oh... well, i like it medium raw just so i can taste the beef taste instead of too cooked and it will endup less beefy. :P

lina said...

A TGIF post on a friday. How apt! :)

lina said...

I was indeed lured to come here because of your post! LOL

Wish your Mom a Happy Belated Birthday!

ladyviral said...

lina : hahaha! most scheduled :P.

Hahaha! Now lets hope I don't end up luring you to TGIF for dinner. Else I will be culprit again XD.

On her behalf, thank you :).

Bengbeng said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your Mom

molly said...

Wah, you still can remember I don't take beef.
My friend who told me not to take beef told me recently I can eat beef, but not at home.
Happy belated birthday to the lucky mommy.

ladyviral said...

BengBeng : thanks on behalf of my mom ^_^.

ladyviral said...

molly : Oh? But you don't take beef becaus of religion purposes right? Well, if you're not the one praying to the "kwan yin" I believe, taking outside is fine as long as not in front of him. But I know quite a nmber of people that prays to "kwan yin" do'tt ake beef at home, but outside :).

on behalf of my mommy, thank you ^^.

Life Ramblings said...

good thing u can still remember i don't take beef too. thanks for the mention LV.

and happy belated birthday to your beloved mom. happy weekend.

foongpc said...

Yeah, TGIF! But I rather it's TGIT! Thank God It's Today! So that it is TGIT everyday!!! Haha

foongpc said...

OMG! You just "lured" me here with those food photos! Yummy!! I think I will definitely like the strawberry lemonade slush!

foongpc said...

Medium raw beef - yum! yum! And I love broccoli!! Oh, btw happy belated birthday to your mom!

foongpc said...

Btw, didn't keep many photos from your blog on my computer lah. So far just two - one avatar and the other your photo - to be used as FC linky love. And I only just copied them when I realised you were FC today.

Since you don't want me to put your photo, I will use some other photos here, maybe the food photos.

I have at least two photos from each blogger who ends up as my FC. But for Mei Teng, I have several cos she was FC on my blog for so many times and I did not want to use the same few photos all the time : )

Cest La Vie said...

Wow!! Yummy looking man!! esp the steak. Happy birthday Madam Law ;)
And I know this is a bit late..congrats on your marriage

Rose Belle said...

It is a trend for restaurants to sing happy birthday to their patrons. Many buffets also offer free dinner for the birthday person, a picture taken by the staff, a free cake, and of course, the birthday song. Your mom's cake looks really delicious. I love cakes, especially the cream!

Tekkaus said...

Happy belated to your mama LV! War...the beef looks so yummy. Too bad I cannot makan.

Hmm...I have never been to TGIF! there's no TGIF in malacca. :p

ladyviral said...

Life Ramblings : Oh of course i remember :). I featured beef a few times and you mentioned it so hehehe :P.

thank you on behalf of my mom ^^

ladyviral said...

foongpc : yep it is! What a great day! hahaha! TGIT everyday~ :P

whoops lured another one haha. oh the strawberry lemonade slush is yummy! I loved it alot.

yum yumy... i can imagine foong drooling haha only ting is i dunno how he looks like so imagine panda drool lor.

on my mom's behalf - thank you :D

Haha! I see I see. if you want letme, I can send u the photos after i photoshop them to the new style... though some old photos mabe hard.. though i doubt i will be FC much in your blog haha, so i think it can wait for you will be able to compile more then hahaha.

sorry for the trouble though :P making you change your the avatars.

ladyviral said...

Cest La Vie : Waaa you missing from blogging world for so long!

Oh it is madam tan's birhtday :P

yes the steak looks good.. when we coming out again? we can gohave steak haha.

oh thank you :D.

ladyviral said...

Rose : Oh yes most does especially the american style restaurants. but any local ones here don't. but i think because of the recent downturn, no free cake, or free meal... or even picture takena anymore.. i remember last few eyars TGIF stll took photos :P.

ladyviral said...

Tekkaus : Ha? Why can't eat beef? Religion purposs also?

No TGIF in malacca? got in mid valley i think... u like to go mid valley to patronize it once hahaha :P

wenn said...

happy birthday to yr mum..

ladyviral said...

wenn : thanks on her behalf :).

lina said...

LV,
and to think TGIF already open its door at Gardens Mall. Haiya, now I have to go! LOL

Dora said...

yeah TGIF always has good food & good service. Happy Belated Birthday to your mommy! BTW the drinks look very refreshing, wanna have a sip now...

ladyviral said...

lina : Oops haha! Guess I did it again :P.

Aiyar not my fault! >.<

ladyviral said...

Dora : Oh yes I definitely enjoyed my drink ^^. On behalf of my mom, thank you ^^.

lina said...

if I go to TGIF and you go buy Calpis, I guess we'll be even. ;)

ladyviral said...

lina : Hahaha! I guess so... and the fact that hyou have lured me so many times with japanese food hahaha!

Cascia said...

I love TGIF. That food looks delicious!

Kelvin said...

Those food looks delicious^^

ladyviral said...

Cascia : I love TGIF too... and yes the food was definitely yummy~

ladyviral said...

Kelvin : Hi there :). Thanks for coming by my blog ^^.

Oh yes the food tasted delicious too! haha

Mei Teng said...

I have not visited TGIF for ages. The food portion is quite large isn't? Good for those who enjoy big hearty meals.

Happy weekend!

conan_cat said...

that's it girl, i'm gonna stop reading your blog once and for all.

you make me hungry every time i do.

xD

damn i love the look of the cheese there!! :D

sunnymama said...

Mmm! You spoil us with your delicious food posts. ;)

ladyviral said...

Mei Teng : Somehow all American restaurant serve big portions. I believe it is bigger in their own state haha!

ladyviral said...

conan : nooooo! don't please! T___T. I am not evil~

It is funny though, when I am not posting about food, you don't show up hahaha! :P

Well, look on the bright side... means it is time for you to eat! :D

ladyviral said...

sunnymama : Do you constantly have food craving after coming here? hahaha!

suituapui said...

Belated birthday greetings to your mum? TGIF? Mighty expensive, isn't it? But anyway, it's only once a year... LOL!!!

P.S.
Tnx for dropping by my blog. Do come by often... I've linked you.

levian said...

cream sauce, oh! dang, that taste nice as well. yup i love it! medium makes it so much more juicier, especially with the beef taste still remained in the meat while you chew through it. high five for loving the same thing! woot! nop, i am not swallowing my saliva while imagining it, nop! :p too bad i cant drop by TGIF, we don't have one here. you are in spore if i am not mistaken? ;) i get off around 515, so i figure yours at 630?

ladyviral said...

suituapui : Hahah thanks! Costly is it... once in while it is fine I would say :).

Thanks for linking me, I have linked you too ^_^.

ladyviral said...

levian : Cajun cream sauce to be exact... slightly spicy.. I think they use mustard that is why.

Oh yes juicier beef taste when it is medium raw... yummy! *high fives* hehee.

Oh I am not in Singapore. Not yet :P. You got no TGIF where you are at? Where you from? 5:15pm? So nice T.T I get off work at 6:00pm. >.<

levian said...

cajun cream sauce i had not heard off, usually the choices are black pepper n mushroom. n i will stick with black pepper since it makes the food slightly spicy. yum yum! do you like your food spicy as well? :p what time did you start work? could that be the reason you stop working later? mine start at 8am. what do you do btw? if you don't mind me snooping a little. :p

levian said...

oh, missed answering a question. i am from kuching, sarawak. n you? you had been talking about spore n i kinda assume that you are in spore all these while. yiiks. there goes the wild guessing. :p

Ayie said...

belated birthday greeting to mommy dear! Oh only now I remember I haven't emailed you back...so so sorry. promise i will update you soon, as in.

just when I was about to compliment the beef dish then you mentioned it's still bloody! Oh well at least I didn't seee it in the photo =)

Pete said...

Yum Yum, so long didn't go to TGIF already!

ladyviral said...

levian : You just asked a whole lot in a comment hahaha!

Cajun cream sauce in my opinion taste like mustard creamier and a little bit spicy... but browsing through the world wide web, I found out they are really Tabasco sauce or red peppers XD.

I am not a black pepper person when it comes to meat like that :P.

I start work at 9am :P. Maybe that is why hahaa! I work as an HR Asst. I am from S'gor, Malaysia :P.

Oh I talk about Singapore more cause, it is safer to go out there than in Malaysia! Besides, my husband is a Singaporean :P.

Oooh from Sibu... Looks like a number of bloggers is from there :P.

ladyviral said...

Ayie : Thanks from my mom (on her behalf). Yea still waiting XD. But no worries... take your time, hun ;).

Well, the picture isn't bloody! So don't picture the bloody part ;).

ladyviral said...

Pete : Looks like it is a time to make a trip there :P.

levian said...

yiiks, i didn't notice i kinda flooded you with too much of questions. it just sorta .. come. :p tabasco, ah that explains the spiciness. it kinda makes the dish smells better, doesn't it? the reason i like black pepper is because of its spiciness as well. since mushroom sauce is even further away from being spicy. food, argh, you are so making me hungry in the early morning. XD oh selangor! oh spore! no wonder you talked about spore a lot. now it all make perfect sense. :p i am not from sibu, i am from kuching, hehe. :) now do ignore my "job" question in your previous post. it is before i got to read the reply from this post of yours. yiiks. :p

ladyviral said...

levian : eh... how did I even managed to read kuching as sibu? Aiyaks! HAHA!

Yep tabasco sauce... well, least form the rcipes I found in the web :P.

Hahaha sorry for the confusion ;). I am a city KL girl... sadly since KL crime rate is so high, I do not go out much when I am in Malaysia. Anyway, going with husband is safer... he protects me... well, sorta haha!

Oh yes I saw XD. Our conversation are jumping all over! Everywhere!

Faisal Admar said...

ah, i tried NY strip at chilies last weekend. overcooked!

levian said...

i hope that is a good sign? since it kinda shows that we are enjoying "digging" each others. woot! XD true, i do get kinda edgy whenever i went to kl as well. companion become necessary if we were to go anywhere. going alone felt sorta suicidal. :p

ladyviral said...

Faisal : Really where?

ladyviral said...

levian : Hahaha yes it is :P. It is nice to have someone to talk to... though the topic are running around everywhere XD. Sometimes I lose track of which is which haha.

Oh it is a dangerous place now... so better safe than sorry.

levian said...

totally! it rocks to have someone to talk to! n i do lost track too. tracing back or recalling without reading the previous comment is completely impossible. XD true, it is understandable, especially these few years, when you mentioned not going out in KL much. we still go there every now n then for the sake of a bigger city than ours. i think you can imagine the temptation. :p

ladyviral said...

levian : Hahaha! I know! and the need to read back or even sometimes go about to other comments before commenting XD.

Ha yes, I know haha. Things we barely have, is things we want the most :P. Temptation~ Such a an evil word :P.