Thursday, 29 June 2017

Feting Joshua

     When a dedicated teacher's 36 years of service draws to its end, it's definitely a cause for celebration. Our suave colleague, Joshua Ong, will soon join the ranks of the honorific retirees. So we chanced upon the Hari Raya Aidil Fitri break to give him a celebratory lunch.
     Upon learning that Morganfield's, the Home of Sticky Bones, started business in Greentown, Ipoh at the end of April, we decided to pick that as our lunch venue. Morganfield's has moved into the lot vacated by Moven Peak, diagonally across Berlin's Bier Houz. It has also taken over the shop lot next door, which used to be an optical shop.
Located at 21, Persiaran Greentown 4, and opens from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.

     Amidst tons of banter, laughter, sound financial advice, discussion of future plans and interesting tales of an ex-colleague's working experience as a nanny in the United Kingdom, we shared the food. Instead of individual portions, we opted for one of their Sharing Platters - the Ocean Madness, which consisted of a full slab of their famed Hickory BBQ spare ribs, 3 beer battered fish fillets, 6 beer battered prawns, a grilled Spicy Devil sausage, a grilled Herby Hog sausage, garden salad, corn on the cob, corn bread and french fries. We also added a Fruity Garden Salad and a portion of Red Skin Mashed Potato to share.
His and Hers piggy mugs

Hungry faces before the arrival of the food

If only we have more chances to meet up for lunch like this!

Our delicious Ocean Madness Sharing Platter

     Food always tastes better when shared or eaten with great friends. So what's my verdict on Morganfield's food? I think it's tasty, but I may not be very accurate. My judgement of today's spread could be clouded by my enjoyment of today's company. I guess this warrants a return visit for a more unbiased assessment.

P.S. Blessed Retirement, dear Mr. Ong! Do remember to visit us in school from time to time with pisang goreng for our afternoon tea!


  1. Happy Retirement to your colleague! Join in the Relaxation club.. hahaha... I love gatherings like this too.. with colleagues whom we have been working with for the past number of years.. on and off, we do plan to come out, even just for breakfast..

    1. Yes, meeting up occasionally to catch up is really good, especially with the right company.