The Best Friend Lunch #9
Wow, did two months go by so quick? I guess we’ve all been busy… poor Lilian has been stressed out, actually, I feel like a real jerk because I know Nick is trying to balance working full time and studying full time as well (insert jerk comment about how I have totally been there before, so I know how it feels and I’m praying on magic and love to get him through). And I am just sitting here pretty much chillaxing (more on that point in a future post).
Nick gatecrashed our lunch again, something tells me I’ll have to rename this to the Best Friend & Boyfriend Lunch soon.
Lilian said she saw a vegetarian restaurant when she was walking around the other day, so I agreed to go there. It was called Mother Chu’s Vegetarian Kitchen, a place down from both our workplaces. I had seen it before myself, but was never keen to try it. Nick came along with us and said it looked a bit dodgy from the outside but it was actually quite good.
I was impressed that everything… and I mean everything… on the menu was vegetarian, this is almost my new favourite place with Georgie-friendly food. :P I have had vegetarian fish before – and my mum was very confused because as a pescetarian I still eat fish anyway – but have never tried any other vegetarian meat. Oh, apart from some vegetarian mutton at a Malaysian restaurant Nick and I went to last year. (He said that it did not taste like mutton.) Vegetarian meat is usually made of soy, dairy or gluten products.
We ordered some mixed entrees to share, which had a bunch of tofu and springrolls and fried wontons/dumplings. I ordered some vegetarian fishball soup, and I have to admit that while it was nice, real fishballs are better. We had fried rice with “soya ham” and pineapple, and a sweet potato dish. It was all really quite tasty, considering a lot of vegetarian food just sucks.
We talked about what our families have been up to and about where Nick and I are going for the rest of the week – Hamilton Island, yay! Lilian and I talked about some old high school friends and what they have been up to. Then the three of us just talked about exes, mutual friends and mutual “friends”.
I told Lilian who’s coming to my mini birthday celebration next week. Turns out there aren’t that many people coming, but I didn’t invite many people anyway. We have another work Hackathon which just had to land on my birthday, but I won’t be present for the whole thing since I had other plans for the night. Newsflash: Hey Geronimo are playing a show on my birthday and I can’t possibly miss it.
Insert the occasional rant about the noisy guy replacing the windows in Lilian’s office. Why can’t they do that outside of work hours?
Taken on Lilian’s phone outside the restaurant. :)