Yummy Thai for Mumma’s Day

Started with Soft shelled Crab entree to share, then main of Vegetarian Tofu

Started with Soft shelled Crab entree to share, then main of Vegetarian Tofu

2 other Mains of Green Chicken Curry & Red Duck Curry

2 other Mains of Green Chicken Curry & Red Duck Curry

Finishing with Coconut & Jackfruit Ice Cream

Finishing with Coconut & Jackfruit Ice Cream

These days it’s a ‘No Kids, no Mothers’ Mother’s Day. It happens. They leave home or leave the planet.

So for Virginia and I it was ‘ME’ Day. The boys were happy to help with that as we were late lunching at Green Pearl, a waterfront Thai at Bayswater.

We hadn’t been before but we knew where it was supposed to be. You know, GPS , iphones and things. Could not see where it could be, so asked another cafe on the ground floor of the Marina. Through a secret door we were shown, upstairs!! How does anyone find this place??? Through the entrance doors and dah daaahh……full to bursting with happy diners.

We could see our friends at a nice table with a gorgeous view over the Marina. The Soft shelled crab had been seen at another table, so we ordered one too, as a tasty starter to share.

That’s when the sketchbook came out. Just 2 minutes and you can start. So the hungry eyes drilled into the delicate portions within reach. So close but so far. I went at lightening speed, and got ‘the look’. Relief.

Then the next 3 dishes arrived almost together, My tofu dish was first, so sketched that. Well it was mine. Hands off!

Following that 2 very attractive dishes arrived with lovely fresh basil and red capsicum for me to highlight. I think everyone’s patience was rewarded after having to study the dishes before tucking in. Silence all round. Satisfied sounds.

The final order was the ice cream atop a coconut shell. A must sketch. Very relaxed and delicious way to celebrate our day.

Lastly our ever patient dogs were taken to the beachside dog park to go for a hurtle around all the other dogs of every size and shape. I loved the little old one wearing it’s blue jacket, with a limp and a wonky ear. Seemed very happy hobbling along. Don’t laugh, it’s coming to all of us.

Do hope Mothers of the World felt celebrated. They can’t do without us you know – even if they think they can.

©ErinHill2012

One comment

  1. Nichola

    Happy Mums Day from Boston! Your off-spring may be half way around the world but we think of you lots. Glad you chowed down on some delicious Thai food. Love you ma!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: