Birthdays, Hunter, Uncategorized CHRIS’ 30TH & HUNTER’S 2-MONTH BIRTHDAYS AT OHANA 28 March 2011

We celebrated Chris’ 30th birthday, Hunter’s 2-month birthday, and a guy friend’s 27th birthday… all wrapped up into one! The place of choice was Ohama, a new restaurant serving Japanese food a la Izakaya-style. It’s opened the famous chef Willy Trullas (of El Willy restaurant) and we were lucky to be the first diners to check out their Brunch options on their first day.

Things were already looking very promising even before the event. My inquiries (phone and email) were swiftly responded too, and everything we wanted was accommodated pleasantly and easily – typical Japanese customer service 🙂 It was such a delight! We had a party of 14 people and it really is no mean feat to cater for a large group when you’re serving beautifully-decorated Japanese food, not to mention on your first Brunch day.

Ohana is very uniquely decorated. It’s largely like a Japanese dining room, and we were seated in the recessed table area. Lots of smooth wood panels and open space, but with a cosy and familiar twist thanks to the array of little toys and paraphernalia scattered around. Service was very attentive and fluent in English, which was fantastic. All of us opted for the 120? brunch menu which was a really good deal, considering the assortment (and presentation!) of food and the quality of the ingredients.

I wish Ohana was much closer to where we live (it’s out in the Hongqiao area) so we can go there frequently. Lovely restaurant, fab service, and excellent food. Thanks Ohana for a great birthday celebration!


Heading upstairs into Ohana

Our lil family

The boys checking out Hunter

Me and my baby boy!

Chris has a cuddle

Sleepy baby.. only for a bit though, before he woke up crying!

My 4 drinks – champagne, coke, oolong tea, sake. Weird combination 😛

Steak tartar – just WOW. Love the combination of flavours in the raw steak,
and the side of seaweed was so fresh and crisp!

Patatas bravas with bonito – delicious, creamy, and worth every calorie 😉

Tempura calamari – light and flavourful, but nothing outright spectacular

Appetizer trio of chilled tofu, seaweed, pumpkin – never thought I’d like these
ingredients, but each one tasted delicate and fantastic

Deep fried lotus root cake – so unusual, people either liked or disliked it.
I liked it, but it’s best in a small canape portion like what they did

Sushi rice topped with tuna and white fish sashimi – how PRETTY is this?!?!? OMG.

Deep fried pork cutlet – I loved this, so crisp and all lean meat

Grilled codfish in miso paste – delicious flavour, we wanted a bigger portion!

Black sesame mochi balls with vanilla ice cream – the BEST dish of the meal!!
Creamy, sticky, rich, sweet… just outstanding. I’d go back for this alone :)~

Our lovely gf that organised these custom-made birthday cupcakes!

Starwars cupcake and Computer cupcake… for the 2 geeky birthday boys!

Boys and their cupcakes, in flavours Red Velvet (my fave), Chocolate, Carrot Cake

The boys lusting over my gift to Chris for his 30th birthday… will do a proper post on that later 🙂

Chris said “Make like that figurine!” (on the table next to me).
And I actually did. LMAO!! Oh dear.


44 Comments

  • akemilove posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Aw, you’re making me hungry even though I just had dinner 😛 And the last pic is very cute haha.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Hehe we just ate too! But we had those (leftover) cupcakes for dessert so I’m happy 😛

      Reply
  • msbrightside posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

    The food looks incredible. And you’re in such great shape – I can’t believe you were pregnant just two months ago!

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    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Aww thank you! It’s all the breastfeeding 😛

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on March 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Cute crockery!
    Great gift to C!
    And I’ll keep saying this – looking absolutely fabulous hun 🙂 can’t can’t wait to see ya!!

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    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      Yeah I adore all their dishes.. esp all the heart-themed ones 😛
      Will see you guys sooo soon, yay!

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, such a nice-looking place. I adore Jap food. :)~

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    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      Me too! This one had Spanish influences which made it even cooler

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Sorry I missed that. Bev, u look skinnier than before pregnancy. Time for the 2nd one to get it done with. Hehehehe

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    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      Oh hon, I wish! I highly doubt it tho 😛

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    cant wait to see the watch! 😀

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    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      Hee will post about it this week for sure!

      Reply
  • akemilove posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Aw, you’re making me hungry even though I just had dinner 😛 And the last pic is very cute haha.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Hehe we just ate too! But we had those (leftover) cupcakes for dessert so I’m happy 😛

      Reply
  • msbrightside posted on March 28, 2011 at 8:33 am

    The food looks incredible. And you’re in such great shape – I can’t believe you were pregnant just two months ago!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Aww thank you! It’s all the breastfeeding 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    A Panerai?

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    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:35 am

      Nope! Starts with a J 😛

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on March 28, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Cute crockery!
    Great gift to C!
    And I’ll keep saying this – looking absolutely fabulous hun 🙂 can’t can’t wait to see ya!!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      Yeah I adore all their dishes.. esp all the heart-themed ones 😛
      Will see you guys sooo soon, yay!

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    You look soooo svelte! Definitely don’t like you have a newborn. How did you do it??? Was it just breastfeeding? And great lose-weight genes too I bet!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:35 am

      Yeah just from breastfeeding, I’m a total advocate of it, hehe

      Reply
  • angelnotes posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, such a nice-looking place. I adore Jap food. :)~

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      Me too! This one had Spanish influences which made it even cooler

      Reply
  • good_lenchik posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Sorry I missed that. Bev, u look skinnier than before pregnancy. Time for the 2nd one to get it done with. Hehehehe

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      Oh hon, I wish! I highly doubt it tho 😛

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    cant wait to see the watch! 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm

      Hee will post about it this week for sure!

      Reply
  • nakedpetals posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Cute cupcakes 😀

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    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:44 am

      They were SO yummy.. my fave’s red velvet 🙂

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 28, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    A Panerai?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:35 am

      Nope! Starts with a J 😛

      Reply
  • Anonymous posted on March 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    You look soooo svelte! Definitely don’t like you have a newborn. How did you do it??? Was it just breastfeeding? And great lose-weight genes too I bet!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:35 am

      Yeah just from breastfeeding, I’m a total advocate of it, hehe

      Reply
  • svc1979 posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:12 am

    so cute

    U make the pics look so good esp the ice cream with mochi balls. I wish they had the equivalent in Singapore.

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    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:59 am

      Re: so cute

      man that dessert was fantastic…i’m still dreaming about it!

      Reply
  • nakedpetals posted on March 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Cute cupcakes 😀

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:44 am

      They were SO yummy.. my fave’s red velvet 🙂

      Reply
  • thienlan posted on March 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

    aww fatty Hunter is just too cute!
    How are you enjoying your busty figure? 😉

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    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      Was Arthur this fat? I can’t remember now!!

      Hahah it’s not so fun.. cos now my boobs serve a purpose and not particularly sexy 😉

      Reply
  • svc1979 posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:12 am

    so cute

    U make the pics look so good esp the ice cream with mochi balls. I wish they had the equivalent in Singapore.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 4:59 am

      Re: so cute

      man that dessert was fantastic…i’m still dreaming about it!

      Reply
  • thienlan posted on March 29, 2011 at 9:57 am

    aww fatty Hunter is just too cute!
    How are you enjoying your busty figure? 😉

    Reply
    • beverly posted on March 29, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      Was Arthur this fat? I can’t remember now!!

      Hahah it’s not so fun.. cos now my boobs serve a purpose and not particularly sexy 😉

      Reply

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