Backstory: Last week while I was off on sick leave, all hell broke loose over some comment at Chocolate Suze’s Blog… comments about Asians always taking photos of food and blogging them.
So, you can understand my amusement when I’m out for dinner with a mostly Asian group of friends at The Chairman & Yip, I pull out my camera to get a pic of the dishes, and one of the girls shrieks “argh! why are you doing that Asian thing? Taking photos of food! Stop doing that Asian thing!” Cue jokes about me being the whitest girl alive, and the only white gal at the table. And continue trying to take pics, which are clearly affected by low light and a few glasses of wine ….. ;)
There’s a large group of us (9), but the banquet doesn’t do it for us – too much seafood! So we order two by 4 of the dishes… plus a serve of the duck pancakes at the demands of one girl… no pic of that, but she was disappointed :(
We also ordered a vege dish, which took too long to come out :( came out as we were finishing the others, which is no good for a vego dish, I think….
Birthday cake was devoured by the others (cake from the Cheesecake shop) while I sipped my soy latte. Nice night :)
I have to say, though, I recommend the “Earlybird Special” at The Chairman & Yip… It’s $28.50 for two courses from a set menu.. Take a bottle of wine at 6pm, have an hour or so to eat and drink, then stumble off for coffee and dessert at another awesome cafe in Civic. Trust me. It’s good! (and get the Lamb!)