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Flower on the Drum..

Let me start by saying Missy has been sick and absolutely lazy for the past two days.


Sick, because of the cold, AND the yummy foods she unashamedly consumed (read more on that below).


Lazy, because she's sick, of course.


Now, let's move on.


Baby C and I had a wedding gift: a voucher at the Flower Drum Chinese Restaurant worth A$300! Now, it is a nice gesture, really. But, hadn't it for the fact that the manager was actually an acquaintance, a meal at THE restaurant might need an extra arm and leg from each of us.. so are we grateful or are we absolutely grateful??


We chirpily set a date on 8th of July. Our 2-year-3-month AND 1-month anniversaries.


After half a day of dating with my hubz, we arrived at the entrance of Flower Drum, not knowing what's in store for us. A little surprise can go far, people. And Missy absolutely adores surprises..




We saw this really cute thing set on the table. Any idea what's it for?



























Genius, aint it?

And looking very classy too ;)





























First dish was this baked crabmeat. Something like your ordinarily yummy mornay, only much more flavorful and presentable.

5 stars





























Next up was steamed fish with fresh veges and mushrooms on the side. It's got the fresh home-cooked taste, but I must admit, at the end of the night, while we're both bursting with food out of our mouths, we decided we can really do without this dish.

3 and 1/2 stars





























Yummy Peking duck roll! I'm not usually a duck person, but I swear on my teeth that this Peking duck roll ain't like any I had before.

You know how you usually had to chew a few bites, tug with a little fat here and a little tendrons there before that damn thing actually goes in your mouth? Well, this is well-trained roll; the duck meat, the crispy skin, the cucumber and spring onion, even the paper rolls; all came off in a bite.

This picture DOES NOT do it justice..

Needless to say: full 5 stars































Crayfish with noodles in special sauce.

I could not have finished this stunning dish even if my life depended on it. But because it was so beautifully done, I finished all the crayfish pieces. Amazing.

Please note that at this point, Missy's tummy is quite ready to burst, but guess what? There's still more..



4 stars































Tender medium rare eye fillet cooked to perfection. This dish managed to make Missy choose meat over vegetables, that's how formidable it was.

And don't even get me started on the fried rice it was served with. It was all too perfect.

5 stars and beyond





























Just when I think I could not possibly fill a thing more in my tummy, here comes a deliciously rich red bean paste with sesame glutinous balls. I swear Missy died in heaven..

4 and 1/2 stars































And look, what's more?!

This must be the best fruit platter my eyes and tastebuds have ever feasted on. Look at the variety, for godssake!!! Behind that artistic pile of melons, there were grapes and yes, more strawberries.. *gasp

It was wonderful, but at that stage, we could not even finish "one bite per fruit". Sorry, cherries, starfruits and some of you melons..

Too much, 3 stars





























This is my love: house-made almond cookies. It's got the beautiful butter and egg taste that it's almost impossible to stop myself.

5 stars!!







This is Missy bursting.





























A shoutout here to whoever's in Melbourne, have too much cash to spare and seriously looking for a great dining experience (inclusive of good food), head down to Flower Drum.





Overall, we were two very satisfied diners as we walked out. And not forgetting the 5 star service we got throughout the dining experience, sincere thanks to Tommy and Jesse.

Baby C and I had to walk home. 45 mins journey. Full and happy to the brim.













Goodnight, all :)

1 comment:

jaezrel said...

u r so blissed ................:S