Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
The next day, we went to Central World Mall after hearing mass and guess what we had for lunch? Hotpot again! This time, at MK Gold restaurant and I must say that their broth tastes better! We brought our camera along so we can share our hotpot experience with you.
There are different arguments on the right way to cook hotpot. Some people say that you should put in the ones that take longer to cook first then leave the veggies for last. Others put everything all at the same time. For the Valdez family, the only rule is dump everything all at the same time and consume immediately. Haha!
...it changes color.
Busog na kami!
As an added bonus, the waiter gave me a discount card. Yey! Looks like we will be coming back to MK Gold for more hotpot adventures!
This brings me back to the days when I used to work at Highlands. My officemates and I would often eat shabu-shabu at the Golfer's Lounge and those were really good times! So when the nyoras come over to visit me here in BKK, I'll take them to MK so we can relive our good old Highlands days. Hope to see you soon girls!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Thursday, 17 April 2008
After lunch, we went to our room to unpack.
Check out the cute details on the walkway.
This is our room - unit A7.
Love the headboard!
This is the view from inside our room.
We like this place already!
After a short rest, it was time to hit the pool!
We had dinner at the resort's restaurant again. We didn't have any choice since we're not familiar with the place.
Fried pork with garlic. Sarap!
The resort was fully booked but during this time, we had the place to ourselves. Maaga yata matulog ang mga Thai.
Like father like daughter.
Parang may dwendeng nakatingin sa fountain. Haha!
Friday, 18 April 2008
The next morning, we had breakfast al fresco.
This is what we ate.
The resort's garden.
After breakfast, we went back to our room to change and went swimming again!
Having ordered almost everything on the resort's restaurant menu, we decided to have lunch somewhere else so we asked the only english speaking staff for the nearest eating place. She pointed us to this eatery which is a couple of houses away from Sea Sky resort.
Again, this eatery is for locals only because the staff could not understand english and the menu that they gave us was written in thai! We were about to leave the place when another lady approached us and gave us another set of menu. This time, with english translation. But...
...would you order this?
Lungkot tuloy kami.
Good thing there were other items on the menu that looked familiar so we stayed. Here's to our first real street food meal!
Grilled squid. Not spicy. Not good. The meat was tough!
Fried snapper with spicy garlic sauce. Good but super spicy! It probably had five kinds of chilis in it! I saw red chili, yellow chili, orange chili and green peppercorns. The spice will start to kick in after a couple of bites. It was really good, but I had to stop eating because it was starting to burn my tongue. Gumuguhit sa lalamunan hanggang sa tyan yung anghang! Para akong uminom ng gin!
Prawn tom-yam soup flavored with lemongrass. This dish came in last. I thought this would help take out the burn in my tongue but it was spicy too! But it tasted good.
Pinagpawisan si Richard sa anghang ng pagkain!
After lunch, we went back to our room to chill. Sobra init sa labas! Maanghang na yung kinain namin tapos mainit pa!
Richard woke up early today to walk on the beach and catch the sunrise.
Breakfast again - this time we wore our swimsuits so we can swim right after eating.
Yan met a new friend - Daena (dow-na). She speaks english and so does her family. Sa wakas, may nakausap na rin kaming ibang tao! Here's proof of Alyannah's kadaldalan.
They were talking about school, where she came from, she even mentioned the names of her teachers!
Yan and her new friend, Daena.
A couple of souvenir shots before leaving...
After checking out, our driver took us to a restaurant for lunch. I can't remember the name, though.
Grilled pork thai style. It tasted like pork tapa with a hint of cilantro that was fried and grilled.
We also ordered prawns with chili sauce. Moderately spicy but very, very good!
Sea Sky Resort is perfect for families who want to relax because it's not crowded and quiet. We also noticed that the resort is really for locals hence, it's not foreigner friendly. The staff do not speak and understand english -- with the exception of one who mans the office, most of the signages inside the room and around the resort are written in thai and do not have english translation. It seemed like we were the only non-thais staying at the resort at that time so the other guests were probably wondering how we managed to survive. But we did!
The food was great! The restaurants/eateries might not look much, but the food is really good. Some may be super spicy, pero masarap pa rin. One thing I also noticed was the resort and the restaurants around it did not serve any dessert. No cake, no ice cream, no fresh fruits. Weird... That was the only downside of the trip -- three days with no dessert pero buhay pa rin ako. Haha!
For our next weekend trip, Richard said we'll go to a resort that's more foreigner friendly -- and hopefully, sweet tooth friendly too!