Dinner out at Rasa Sayang

I’ve been in for lunch when it was relatively new a few years back and thought the food was good but quite filling especially if you’re eating alone. I was meeting my sisters for dinner and instead of the usual Chinese I decided we should try Malaysian Rasa Sayang as they haven’t been there before.

I arrived before them and decided to grab a table with bf before it filled up. I asked for a table for four and the lady seated us and asked when the other two coming which I thought was strange! She said it’s dinner time now, implying it would get busy. I wondered if she wanted us to wait outside for my sisters to arrive before getting a table. I told her in Chinese that they would be here soon and we’d eat fast! I do find that Chinese restaurant owners rude, I’ve experienced it a few times in China Town. I’m not sure whether they are only rude to other Chinese people or just rude to every nationality.

(Nasi lemak)

We ordered a dish each to share amongst ourselves; which worked out pretty well, we got a variety of noodles and rice dishes. The dishes were beef rendang – curry & boiled rice (£7.10), nasi lemak – chicken, sides & boiled rice (£7.10 ), char kuay teow – flat noodles with seafood (£6.90), Malaysian fried hokkien mee – thick noodles with chicken (£6.90 ). I thought all the dishes were rather good apart from the Malaysian fried hokkien mee as it had far too much dark soy sauce which coloured it completely black, nothing like the picture on the menu. The nasi lemak looked the most appealing as it had so many things on the plate, it came with chicken and the people that weren’t keen on dark meat made sure to order breast. I’m a leg girl myself but the breast meat was tender, it wasn’t dry because I think the chicken was cooked (probably boiled) whole and chopped up on the bone a la Asian style. The beef rendang was very flavoursome and delicious with the fluffy white boiled rice. The char kuay teow was standard, not bad, it could have had more seafood in it. Overall it was a nice change to have Malaysian street style food, we paid about £8.50 each including lemon tea and tap water.

(Clockwise: char kuay teow, nasi lemak, Malaysian fried hokkien mee, boiled rice, beef rendang.)

Day trip to Arundel

I awoke early today but decided to stay in bed, there was no real plan today so Arundel was a last minute decision. I’ve not been since I was in middle school and taken on a school trip to the castle. It’s a lovely small town with a lot of historical buildings, mainly in a Tudor style. If you are into tea rooms you’re in luck! It’s fairly concentrated considering how small the town is.

We wandered around the streets and we encountered lots of winding passages which added to the the vibe of the town. We were mainly interested in looking in the old bookshop and a few vintage/antique shops. I enjoyed the visit though there is not exactly a lot to do there. I think I’d like to go in the summer and have a picnic up on the hill.

Stairway to the fiction books at Kim’s Bookshop

I think there’s more than 6000 books!

I like to wander into the kids section to find the ones I read when I was little.

I love these Ladybird books.

View from the top of the castle.

Antique/Vintage warehouse.

Shiny Lady Liberty.

The Walking Stick Shop! It was huge!

Interesting symmetrical garden/house.

 

 

New boots

I was browsing Schuh for some boots and because they were giving an extra 20% off on Sunday I just had to get something! I couldn’t find many I liked but found a pair from Red or Dead which used to be £90 and now reduced to £50 but with the 20% promo it’s a bargain price of £40! They arrived today, I selected free delivery and it took 3 days. They came in this brown colour and black but I decided on brown as it looked more vintage and easier to wear with dresses. The black look quite 90s said my bf, this put me off! I’ll be wearing them to work tomorrow so maybe I’ll take a outfit post.

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