Dinner at Royal Ascot Clubhouse, Hong Kong

It’s been a long while since I’ve been back to my home country, Hong Kong, and I really wish I’d gone back under different circumstances. I was quite tired by the time we made it home, so the family decided to just have dinner nearby. The six of us went to the Royal Ascot Clubhouse and headed for the Western restaurant.

The lamb chop was my first choice but the waiter said the dish wasn’t available. I went for the roast chicken instead. Despite being the only table at the place that night, the food didn’t come until well over an hour later.

Undercooked chicken, salty chips and soggy vegetables
Undercooked chicken, salty chips and soggy vegetables

And the chicken was undercooked, the chips too salty, and the vegetables soggy. I was so hungry, too…

Dinner at George’s Cafe, Burwood

Yuzhong won the lottery — a whopping $35 — so we coaxed him into treating us to dinner. We headed to Burwood after work and after we figured out that we wanted steak and Yuzhong said his friends were raving about this place, went into George’s Cafe.

I ordered the Combination Grill for myself, and in case we didn’t have enough food, Yuzhong also ordered a garden salad and a Caesar salad for the table. He tried to grab a red wine to go with his steak, but they didn’t serve alcohol there.

Well, out of the two salads, only the Caesar salad came. But “in case we didn’t have enough food”? Their portions were very generous and the food was delicious, too. My dish came with super tender lamb chops, chicken breast, beef fillet, a beef sausage (a bit salty), fried egg, lettuce and a bunch of other veggies on a big, big bed of chips. Ali was so stuffed he couldn’t even finish his plate. Their portion size is definitely Vickie-approved! Did I mention their generous portions?

Should have taken pictures but I was enjoying the company and food too much! tongue

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Lloyd’s Bistro, Dooleys Lidcombe

Meal from Lloyd's Bistro, Dooleys Lidcombe
Roast of the Day, full serve (foreground) and Sticky BBQ Ribs (background)

Catching up with Ellis over dinner at Lloyd’s Bistro, Dooleys Lidcombe. I got Roast of the Day with gravy — full serve for me, of course! Decent serving size, cheap ($13.90 for members or $16.70 for guests), fast and yum! The friend said his Sticky BBQ Ribs ($22.90 for members or $27.50 for guests) was a little too sticky and sweet and got sickening after a little while, so I think getting the roast was a good call.

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Low Carb Base, Domino’s Pizza Auburn

Tried Domino’s low carb base for the first time. People say it tastes like cardboard, but I didn’t mind it at all. The 9-inch pizzas (I think?) certainly looked pathetic in the big boxes, though.

Garlic Prawn and Firebreather pizzas on a low carb base from Domino's Auburn
Garlic Prawn (left) and Firebreather (right)
Chicken Feta on a low carb base from Domino's Auburn
Chicken Feta

Yep. I ate all three alone for dinner…