My version looks a lot different, of course. For one thing, I had to add in 4 hard boiled eggs (only 2 managed to make it in the picture for starving reasons). My Chinese colleague said that I need to add 2 eggs for the birthday celebrant, 1 egg for myself, and 1 for Snuz. He said that the eggs symbolize "zero" while the noodles represent long life. So, it's like adding more zeroes to a long life. Which to me sounded more like I don't get to have a long life as much as A because I only have one egg in the dish. Talk about inequality! And for that, Snuz and I ate our respective egg shares before we served the birthday noodle. Then, there's that part about forgetting to add in the peanuts as the recipe instructed (not that it shows that I'm no good in following instructions). So, how did mine turn out? Take a looksie:
Going back to the celebration, we have our noodles and cake. We still have a couple of Bundaberg Diet Sarsaparilla to chug down. I still have another surprise up my sleeve for A, but I'll leave it at that for now in case a certain someone is lurking through aishouse again.
I hope you enjoyed dinner A! Happy birthday =)