After having Wei Yang, eating out has somehow become a little luxury for us. No more fancy restaurants at regular hours, no more hanging out late. 'Da pao' the food back home and eat has become our usual chore nowadays just because it's easier. Funny that now we always say, "we're like Ah P'ng liao...." We rarely have meals together at the same time, as one of us usually has to entertain the little one or keep him occupied. Else he will fuss and fuss and fuss... unless he's in a good mood or already dozed off. We go to the restaurant early; preferably a family-friendly place.
However, this past weekend we decided to indulge ourselves with loads of yummy sushi at Sushi Tomi at Mountain View. We went there early. (Hmmm.... sounds like P'ng and Judy again... :P ) It takes a little forethought to dine out at 5 o'clock. So 6pm is good. The worst thing one can do is to take a tired, and cranky baby to a restaurant around his bedtime. We did it before past bedtime... at home, having dinner late; obviously passed Wei Yang's bedtime. One minute he's happily laying on the bouncer entertaining himself, and the next he's screaming like a banshee. It then took us slightly more than 2 hours to put him to bed. *ouch!* Imagine dining out.... it would be like dining with a ticking time bomb! Don't even want to go there! So for the time being, we're stuck eating the early bird specials.
So there we went to our 6pm reservation at Sushi Tomi. To our surprise, it was crowded at that hour too! They just renovated the whole place. It's nice. I think now it can fit slightly more people. We got a good seating place; where Wei Yang were actually placed at a corner. This seems obvious. Nobody wants to sit next to a potential screaming baby in a fancy restaurant.
We ordered quite a bit: salmon, amaebi, hotate, and hamachi nigiri, spicy tekka donburi, tempura, soft shell crab roll, and beef tataki. I freaking love the beef! Haven't had it ever since I got pregnant. We finished all the raw food stuff, with some left over of tempura and soft shell crab roll. Breastfeeding exclusively does get me hungry all the time. I don't think I get THAT hungry during pregnancy. I'm usually sleepy and hungry in the middle of the night. So cold sushi is fine with me at 3 or 4am after feeding Wei Yang. It's yummy still!
We were very happy that Wei Yang behaved quite well at the restaurant. Snoozing most of the time. guess he loves the wide noise then. :) By the end of our meal, he started to make noises, and we knew... it was about time to go. He did end up having a small bottle of milk before we headed home. I guess he decided to save some stomach for some sushi milk later from mama. :P