A Birthday Surprise

Posted by mamabok | Awesome,Chinese,Food Review,My Musing,Useful Links,Useful Tips | Wednesday 29 June 2011 1:14 pm


Sorry ! this is a back-dated post – that happened last month – to be exact – but then my real birthday was in April and we only got to celebrate it in June – because in April – both Chloe and I didn’t feel good to go to the city – so we had to postpone our trip.  But we finally did make it up to the city in June and one of the meal we had was a dim sum meal at the Great Wall Restaurant – right in town.  We had been meaning to come here for the longest time – but we keep going to the one in Bedford thinking that it is the same restaurant.   Now you must all be wondering what else PB got for me for a birthday present right?  a diamond bracelet , maybe?  or a Louis Vuitton handbag?  so what do you think ?  did i get a diamond bracelet?


The outside of the restaurant looks like your typical Chinese restaurant in Canada – but the inside is uniquely furnished and it felt like I had gone to Chinatown in Toronto – but of course – the one in Toronto is a lot more vibrant.


The Great Wall is located in downtown Halifax – off Sackville Street.


I had some Har Gow – and as you can see – the prawns were real prawns and not shrimps.


I also ordered some glutinous rice with chicken in them – they were yummy!


Chloe and PB had shanghai noodles – but they came pretty spicy for them – and we had to get another plate with no spice.  But the restaurant was very gracious and didn’t charge us for it.


Chloe enjoying her noodles


I also ordered some congee – but the next time – I have to remember only to order the one with century eggs and no pork.


We also had some fried squids because they came highly recommended but they were ok – but I won’t order it again because you need to eat it really hot – else it becomes too soggy with oil.  Overall, food was really good – in fact the best I’ve tasted in Canada – as far as dim sum is concerned.   Now come the big surprised – did you forget about it already?  about what PB got me for my birthday?


It wasn’t a diamond bracelet – but close enough – a diamond ring – an eternity ring that I had been eyeing on for a long time – so he did listen eh – hahhaha!!  maybe the next time – he would get me a diamond bracelet?  one can always hope eh?  now if it wasn’t because of car problems we had when we were in the city – it would have been a perfect trip.


  1. Comment by Margaret — June 29, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Very belated birthday wishes. The dimsum dishes looks very similar to what we get in New Zealand. The ring looks GORGEOUS and you must be thrilled!

  2. Comment by simie — July 2, 2011 @ 12:22 pm

    Happy belated belated birthday, MB! My birthday was in April too! The ring is lovely, you’re a lucky lady!

  3. Comment by MeiPY — July 4, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Waaaah! That’s a beautiful ring!! :) Lucky MB to have a very loving husband!

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