Anniversary Teppanyaki

Two words, but quite a mouthful, right?! See how punny I am ūüėČ So tried out the new teppanyaki restaurant in town, Budda Khan at the Mall of Scandinavia, Stockholm. Mr.A had had teppanyaki before when he was in the U.S. & he was so eager for me to try it. Lucky for us, the joint opened its teppanyaki section just in time for our¬†anniversary, our 6th year as a wedded couple, yes, time flies!¬†As is common at this kind of grill, we shared the table with two other couples. They were such happy souls, the best strangers I could have asked to share our evening with. We ordered king prawns, scallops and rib eye, all prepared with flourish right before us. Seeped in garlicky goodness with flavours of soya, vinegar and some special sauces, each dish was a pleasant surprise. The dinner¬†was accompanied by a fresh mango-rucola salad, some mixed fried rice and a velvety green tea ice-cream served on a bed of fried plantain. The food was absolutely delicious, but of course, half the fun was also watching the ‘show’ being presented by our¬†super friendly Chinese chef. If you haven’t tried it yet, I do recommend going to a teppanyaki restaurant, where dining is supposed to¬†be a complete experience.¬†

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P.S. This post shares my own opinion of the restaurant and is not an advertisement.

Remember Rome?

Dear Mr.A,

Remember our trip to Rome two years ago? We celebrated our second anniversary & what a perfectly memorable trip that was. Those awe-inspiring sights, long strolls on cobbled streets, that pretty little bed-and-breakfast, fantastic food… everything! Today we just doubled that number, isn’t it hard to grasp¬†how time simply flies? Here’s wishing you a Happy 4th Anniversary, my love. ¬†You are by far the best thing that ever¬†could have happened to me.

Forever yours,

B.

P.S. Feel free to click on the images for a larger view.

I’m Going North

I’m going north… No,¬†I’m not talking about the song by Missy Higgins, which by the way is really sweet & melodious.

I’m actually going north, as in, the direction towards the North Pole (Hey, you can’t use the word you are defining as part of its meaning!)¬†I’m off to Kiruna¬†today, which is by far the northernmost latitude as yet for me. To be more specific, it’s¬†67 ¬į 51’N, which is a little further up from the¬†Arctic Circle¬†(66¬į¬†33‚Ä≤¬†44‚Ä≥N) and that feels pretty awesome!

I know, I know. I have been ranting about it ever since my anniversary last month, but I’m just super excited about the next three days. See you on the other side of the weekend, have fun!

Say it with flowers…

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

                                                                                          ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Who doesn’t love surprises, right? My husband surprised me with these beautiful blooms on our anniversary, yay!