Sunday, April 16, 2023

Sunday Treats No. 70


Jambon-Beurre (Ham and Butter) Sandwich - €8.90


Caractere de Cochon
42 Rue Charlot 75003
Paris, France
Tel.: (331) 4274-7945

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Hotel Review: Anantara Riverside Hotel, Bangkok TH

It was our first international trip after the pandemic and now booking for a family of 3! I have and still been having mixed emotions on going on trips (especially if via plane) with the virus still out there but as most people say, we just have to live with it. So yes, we took the leap and booked tickets to one of our favorite destinations in Asia - hello and we've missed you Bangkok!

Our previous trips to Asia's City of Angels usually involve around shopping, Thai massage, and food trips but with a toddler in tow, it has now evolved into visiting a zoo and other activities fit to our princess. Its still as tiring (maybe even more) as walking around Chatuchak Weekend Market on a hot afternoon so coming home to a comfortable hotel room is a must! Good thing we received an irresistible credit card offer for a 4 days and 3 nights stay plus other perks like free breakfast and airport transfers at Anantara Riverside Hotel so it became a no-brainer to look elsewhere.

Our 46sqm deluxe junior suite is a luxurious space with traditional Thai decors that was very homey and welcoming. Other room features include:

  • A bed fit for a king with plenty of soft pillows
  • Writing desk and sofa
  • LCD television with English channels
  • His and hers vanity basins
  • Separate bath tub and rain shower 
  • Free high-speed internet
  • Balcony with a view of the gardens

Pros: World-class Thai hospitality, superb location along Chao Phraya River, well-kept hotel facilities, beautiful lush gardens, and delicious breakfast.

Cons: Our suite did not have the garden view but a view of the hotel rooftop which was a disappointment and the Kid's Club being non-operational during our stay.

Anantara Riverside Hotel
257/1-3 Charoennakorn Road, Thonburi
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel.: (662) 476-0022

Sunday, April 2, 2023

Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant, Tagaytay

Since she started preschool, our family's schedule now revolve around my daughter's school and extra-curricular activities but hey, no complains here because we love spending time with her. Besides, we also enjoy joining her field trips like their recent visit to Yoki's Farm - an antique museum, hydroponic vegetable farm, animal sanctuary, and bed & breakfast in Mendez, Cavite.

Yoki's Farm does not have an in-house restaurant nor did we brought food like the other families did so right after the tour, we bade our goodbyes to her teachers and classmates and drove to Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant in Alfonso which I've been meaning to visit for quite sometime now.

Tip: Make sure you reserve a table because this place is always fully booked even on weekdays.

What we ordered

Fresh Spring Rolls - Php320.00

Pla Som Rod (Crispy Tilapia) - Php470.00

Stir-fried Chicken with Cashews - Php350.00

Pad Thai (Chicken & Shrimp) - Php490.00

Bagoong Rice - Php470.00
Everything was delicious! Even the Lemon Grass Juice (Php280/pitcher) and Mango Sticky Rice (Php270) which I failed to take photos of were incredibly good and should never be missed. Service may be slow and the menu is quite on the pricey side but if you also love Thai cuisine like we do, you'd surely enjoy the food and the ambiance at Lime and Basil - a must try when in Tagaytay.


Lime and Basil Thai Restaurant
9014 J. Rizal St., Brgy. Sikat
Alfonso, Cavite, Philippines
Tel.: (63915) 627-6393
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