This is what I ordered through Book the Cook option available on Business Class during our recent trip to London:
SUPPER : Chargrilled soya beef
The starter was a prawn salad. I don’t eat prawns but the pomelo was very refreshing. I also had garlic bread which is always good.
From the name of the dish, I expected more of a soya sauce flavour to the beef so I thought that was lacking. I probably wouldn’t order this again.
BREAKFAST : Fish congee
This does not look like much but this was my favourite dish. There’s nothing quite like porridge to warm your stomach during a long flight. The fish was firm and fresh and the condiments of ginger, spring onions and shallots made for a very tasty porridge. I will definitely order this again.
LUNCH : Lobster thermidor with asparagus and potatoes
The starter was beef and chicken satay which was very good.
The lobster is a very popular dish and frequently recommended on travel forums. The dish itself is fine and they are generous with the serving size. I did think it was too heavy for a long plane ride where you will sit and watch movies for hours and partake of no physical activity whatsoever.
BREAKFAST : Pad thai noodles
I pre-ordered this but was still very full from the Lobster and did not eat it so no picture of said pad thai noodles.
SNACK: Instant noodles
Of course, as I did not eat my pad thai, I got quite hungry after and ordered instant noodles as a snack. Say what you must about instant noodles, but they really do hit the spot when one is hungry. The instant noodles was topped with meat and vegetables which made it nominally healthier.
So much is said about the Singapore Airlines Business Class product. I really do think it is excellent. The seats are large and roomy and fold down to a flat bed which makes for very good sleep. I slept an uninterrupted 6 hours on our way to London and arrived feeling extremely rested. You will also receive a fast track pass upon arrival in Heathrow which allows you to clear immigration through the special fast track lane which is just the best!
The Nam Hai is one of those resorts which take your breath away, right from the onset. Upon check-in, you will get an incredible view of three consecutive pools and the coast line with its white sand and blue waters.
We stayed in a one bedroom villa. As the villas are arranged in a horse shoe configuration, you would get a view of the coast line regardless of which villa you were in. Of course, the three bedroom ocean view villa would place you right by the glorious coast!
And yes, that is a bathtub in the middle of the room! Our villa was large and airy. Amenities wise, the mini bar was complimentary with soft drinks and beers. There was also the usual Nespresso machine and assortment of teas.
The food in the resort was delicious. This was a beef salad I ordered more than once during our stay. The greens are grown in the resort’s very own garden.
It was a short but good getaway for us. If you are looking for a beach destination away from the maddening crowds at other popular beach destinations in South East Asia, Danang is definitely a great choice.
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We were in Bangkok for a quick weekend getaway and this was a snack I wanted to pick up after seeing it pop up frequently on my Instagram feed. I do love my sweets. Candy crepe is based on a street snack known as roti sai mai. This is of course the modern interpretation complete with colourful packaging.
We managed to pick it up from Central Embassy (BTS Ploen Chit) from a little cart from the third floor. It is located by the escalator. The box set pictured comes with two boxes of the candy floss and a packet of fresh crepes. This costs 250 Baht. You can also get smaller packets but that comes without the box.
It is such a fun snack! What you do is pile on the candy floss on a crepe, roll it up and eat! The crepe was fragrant with the smell of pandan and the candy floss was very fluffy. Definitely a cute and edible souvenir to bring back from Bangkok.