Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to meeee!

Ok, my birthday was the 12th. I only turned 27. :-) It was a fabulous birthday, complete with birthday wishes starting at 12am! Oh, the phone calls and the texts! I promptly turned my phone on silent when I went to bed so as not to be woken up by the many wishes!

But, wait, we must go back one day! On the 11th, my baby sister sent me a text message, at 2am! It read, "Call the house" well, I saw it and freaked out because you know, its 2am, and thats all it said...and yeah, well 2am is a strange time to get a text message that says to call! So I called, and my mom and my sister answered the phone....well, turns out they just wanted to wish me a happy birthday!!! I love it!!

Anyways, back to the 12th. I slept in late, and my sister-in-law made tea for us all, (since at this point our bengali cook had taken a 4 day leave for the Bihari puja called Chhath Puja, which celebrates the Hindu Sun God, Surya and is to "thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes." So basically we were on our own to handle the food...what we had for lunch that day, I can't really remember, maybe that was the day DH made noodles with a vegetable stir-fry chinese meal, yeah I think it was. lol

Then anyways, we went out to a favorite restaurant of ours, Mocambo's because I wanted beef!! :-)

Here are the photos that were taken :

The sign that sat on our table! 

DH taking pictures of me while I'm snapping photos...

the drinks....
 This is the *delicious* pepper devilled crab that we had. YUMMY!!!

The Chateaubriand beef sizzler before I started the "procedure" to remove the peas!
This is me picking out the pea's out of my sizzler and this is how DH described it - "like a surgeon removing bullets from vital internal organs"

The yummy mushroom sauce that came with the sizzler, all drained!!

This is the ham steak that DH ate.

We had also ordered a mutton cutlet to be served for the appetizer, but due to a mix-up (either by the kitchen staff or the waiters...) it arrived AFTER the ham steak did...and there were 2 of them, and they were huge. We promptly cancelled the order and they took it back to the kitchen.

Then last night I went out with a group of my good friends to a hangout in Tangra, called Kafulok. The food was delicious and the company wonderful!!!

This is the delicious green sauce they serve. It is a combination of cilantro, garlic, chili and sweet vinegar.

 This is the chicken babycorn mushroom dish we ordered.
All in all, it was a wonderful birthday full of friends and good food!!!


  1. All the food looks wonderful, especially that vibrant green sauce! My mouth is watering! Happy 27th Birthday to You! Cheers and many happy returns of the day!

  2. @Aman

    Thanks!!! It was yummy :-)

  3. Happy Birthday!
    All the food looks so yummy, sound like you had a great time.

  4. Happy Birthday! Glad it was a good one!

  5. happy bday cnc. hope you had a blast! i luv mocambo too. If you crave beef, there's a shady joint amenia which serves awesome beef kebab. tastes heavenly with paratha that they make. its right in the middle of a muslim ghetto, the ambience isn't allrite .... your husband's not taking you there anytime soon i'm guessin. but now that u learnt u cant leave kolkata without trying it once lol.

  6. @Andy,

    What area? We went to a predominant Muslim area during Ramadan (I think thats right) and had some haleem! I'm not entirely sure where that is! :-)

  7. Many Many happy returns of the day!!


  8. Happy Birth Day! Great shot of pictures make me hungry :-)

  9. thanks for the wishes all! :-)

  10. near esplanade mosque. maybe you already found it!