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Birthday Dinner At STG, Ipoh

PRE CELEBRATION BIRTHDAY... started in Ipoh... it is not his actual day yet but since the three were back during the festive season, we might as well celebrate together.  We went to STG at Taman Chateau, a Tea House Cafe in a double storey bungalow turned cafe with a nice homely ambiance.  The ground floor was already full and reservations were being booked in advance and we were ushered to the first floor, up the wooden stairs, plank flooring to a very nice room which reminded me of my childhood days when I stayed in a shophouse in town. 

We browsed through the menu and ended up ordering one main dish for each of us followed by starters such as soup and escargots... Oh gosh, what are escargots?  I just ordered never realizing there are actually from the snail family!  Nevertheless, we ended up eating one each, they really looked like giant snails to me, stuffed with some cheese and spices and we have to "poke" the flesh out of their hard shells. 
Hot to our touch... that is the consolation... 
Wild mushroom soup and bisque soup.. something like lobster... 
A very funny taste and we did not really like it... 
However I like my pasta with scallops...
Very tasty... they suit my taste buds.. 
Andy's friend ordered Seafood Carbonara... 
My girl's Baked Salmon... very nicely done too.. 
Juicy and not dried... 
Aaron's Lamb Shank... 
Quite a big portion.. 
And come to think of it now, one dish is missing!
How come?
This picture was not "planned"... LOL.. 
 
These certainly are.... 
All in all, we had a nice time... 
Regardless of the bill that came right in the end... 
It cost over RM300... LOL!

Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Claire!! You sure did something different and brave to celebrate! Ate a snail and did not throw up!! What did it taste like?

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  2. Happy birthday! Your children are all grown up, yet you do not look your age, you are a blissful mom, i want that scallops pasta and baked salmon

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  3. Pasta with scallops is my favourite too and not many restaurants would serve like this. You still look radiant and young like their siblings.

    I am also curious to visit this place & area too as I have fondest memories growing up & visiting my Tai Koo's house in Taman Chateau. Her hubby used to be a teacher at SMI and had sold their house long ago.

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  4. Oooo...lamb shank looks good. Gee!!! After all this time, he's been abroad, I would think he would give western fare a miss while he is home. Lovely family photos! My favourite would be the one with you sitting down. Is that Fernie? Doesn't look like her! Maturing?

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  5. Happy birthday to your son! I like all the main dishes. I think you can suck the flesh out from the snails.

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  6. A wonderful pre birthday dinner for your son! Great family photos. I like the lamb shank. Lol! The escargots look like my garden snails. I have eaten once only.

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