Since she had gone overseas for a Japanese meal (3 hours from Miri is Brunei which is a foreign country!) I thought we should go to India for our lunch.
As we have a good fine restaurant called Zaika I brought her there.
Christmas music welcomed us to the nicely decorated restaurant. And a Filipino captain sat us down at a window table to our delight.
|pompadoms. I like the one with cumin.|
Three types of sauces to go with the pompadoms.
Well laid table at the corner for six people.
Nice napkins which are colour coordinated.
|My pretty lassi (with a little touch of spices)...excellent in taste and price too.|
|paneer - a must have because the cottaage cheese is nice.|
|special roti (not the usual roti canai you get in the mamak shops)|
|Briyani rice (there are several styles to choose from) enough for four actually|
|\\an the decor of the season....|
This is a nice place where the waiter can catch your eye and you get served almost immediately if they are not otherwise occupied.
The atmosphere is classy with soft music and people talking in low voices. You can even hear the rumbling of the cars below this first floor restaurant.
So paying slightly more than the normal fare you actully get good value for money. And conversation with a nice person of course enhances your afternoon "foreign meal".
In life we often need thse small touches...and life is more meaningful and richer!!
I hope to see more of my student in the future.