Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The food

So, while in Samoa, we chose to do an all-inclusive meal deal.
In my single, child-free travelling days, I would have choked at the thought; preferring to eat locally (and probably vicariously).
But when you have kids, you need good, reliable food, and often.
The all-inclusive deal for Aggie Grey's Lagoon Beach Resort and Spa at Apia was amazing. I think Kyle and I paid a bit over $100 each extra for it, and the kids were free. That was for the duration of our stay.
To be honest, I do wish the kid's menu changed occasionally. But there was so much food, that we could never hope to eat, that I sometimes ordered one of my meals for them, to spice things up a bit, and just had an entree. (Okay, once I had a dessert too. Just once though. In nearly 2 weeks. And it was banofee pie with bananas in it, so was almost healthy ... so there!)
C. was such a favourite with the breakfast chef, that he was invited up to help cook. Check out the cap!

Another omelette, you say? Certainly!
He loved the food. Tucking into mac and cheese for lunch.

The after shot of our Umo lunch ...

And before. Truly, the most divine-tasting food. Especially the palusami - coconut milk and taro leaves.

coconut milk and onion baked on the umo


Hmm...deciding what to order from the kids' menu

A traditional Samoan feast is on the way



Scraping the taro, breadfruit, bananas and coconut

The Kitty Whisperer

Mango ice-cream and fruit salad for dessert

Mmm... mango ice-cream...

A prawn curry from the Asian restaurant. There was a choice of 3 or 4 restaurants for dinner. This was one of our faves.

Nasi Goreng

Spring rolls, a lunch-time staple
A lunch-time kiddy burger

And ever-popular pizza!

4 comments:

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

hehe looks like you might have an Iron Chef in the making! ;)

Jodie Ansted said...

I was reading this thinking 'This looks great...' until I saw the cats. Hubby would freak out! He's allergic, and therefore not a great fan.

Ah well.

Food looked amazing!

MrsDesperate said...

Lorraine,
Yes, he really loves to cook and was chuffed the chef made such a fuss of him. Don't know that that would happen at home, probably workplace health and safety issues would prevent it.
And Jodie, you didn't have to have the kittens around you ... it was only because we petted them (and fed them) that they hung around us. I have cat allergies too, but wasn't bothered by them there, so don't let it put you off.

Juli Ryan said...

Looks like a great holiday. I'm so jealous!