Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Eating out/ tagged by Annie

I just received a delightful email from Lorie who highlighted my blog in her May Blog Spotlights. Well, what an honour - I am tickled pink (as I think JennaG once said to me).


Now, I was tagged by Annie for the eating out meme because I'm South African (and proudly so) and somehow she thinks I'm organised about eating out. Oh my. Hope you're not disappointed, Annie.

Pre-Menu Plan Monday, Dion just had to say, "let's go out to eat" and before he was finished with that sentence, I'd be all ready, bag and water bottle in hand, ready to go.

These days, because I like to stick to my menu plan so I can complete a full week (boring of me, I know), I ask that he please remind me before I set it up. Most of the time, that is.

We do have a book where we write down new places we want to try so when we do feel like eating out, we can choose from there.

Anyway, here are the rules:

1. Link to the name of the person who tagged you.
2. Include the state and country you’re in.
3. List your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location (locally).
4. Tag 5 other people (preferably from other countries/states) and let them know they’ve been tagged.

Currently, our five favourite places are

1. Mimmos - Italian - wonderful pasta and pizza. I loooove their focaccia. If I'm feeling particularly good, I'll have healthy chicken breasts and salad. Otherwise, I'll have a creamy pasta, like Fettucine Alfredo or a new one (I forget the name) with chicken and spinach. Delicious! (Have a look at our prices!)

2. Chai Yo - Thai - the best Thai restaurant outside of Thailand. We go here for special occasions like Valentine's, birthdays, and so on. I always have the Mussamen curry - it absolutely never disappoints.

3. Chef Pon's Asian Kitchen - this one is in Cape Town. Am I cheating? But whenever we go to CT (roughly once a year), we have to go there. The place is always buzzing and the food is very, very good. Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese

4. Ocean Basket - seafood (!) - I usually have fish and rice. Fresh, tasty and always so delicious, especially with a squeeze of lemon. Yum.

5. Black Steer - steakhouse. We go here only for ribs. It is THE BEST ribs in Jhb. Portions are so big we usually get one main dish and and extra baked potato for me and share. That sauce? To die for.

My word, I'm drooling...

I'm going to tag

Ali - currently on holiday in the US. But I want you to write about places in Maputo please.
Suzanne - because she eats out a lot ;)
Beth - just because she's on a spending fast this month!
Tertia - since she hates cooking ;) I'm taking a try here. Tertia doesn't even know I exist.
Jennifer - because she is still on my mind since I've been drooling over her gorgeous creative stuff


CoachJ said...

Gosh, you really are a healthy eater, did you know that? Or did you come by that honestly?

Marcia said...

Oh, Jenny, you made me laugh. I'm guilty. But quite honestly, it's a 90/10 scenario. I don't feel guilty with the occasional unhealthy meal because I do know that 90% of the time (or more) I am putting what's best for my body in here.

Ali la Loca said...

Yum! Mine is up. Thanks for the tag.