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Tamarind

I’ve been feeling melancholy & yes, somewhat depressed coz my Hunnybun has been so very busy left & right with the Petron seminar & the Team Alagaan party list for the barangay. I swear, I only get to see him 10 minutes in a day & he’s off rushing somewhere else for his next commitment. Daig pa nya ang artista at Mayor ha. OA! :(

Just a few more days & my outlook will be happier. Konting tiis nalang.

Last Friday, I was really really feeling down coz Kap left really early (5am-ish) since their group will be going to Bataan for an excursion to the gasoline plant & I didn’t get to see him before he left. He also came home late the night prior coz of class overtime grrrr so I was teary-eyed. It didn’t help that my period was on its onset (sorry hehe, TMI).

I begged my Lovey to stay home with me. I know I’m being a bad mommy but I really really needed her so I was selfish for a day. She was already dressed for school but seeing my demeanor, she immediately hugged me & changed to regular clothes so she can amuse me for the day. :)

And to reward her for her sacrifice, I took her to Wildflour because it’s where she really really wanted daw. There, and Early Bird Breakfast (but I didn’t know how to get there & neither did she haha).

After some missed turns, we finally got there. However, parking posed to be a HUGE problem. We were shooed from one place to another that after 3 attempts at various nearby garages, we finally got irked & vowed never to go there ever.. AGAIN! ;P (we shall see if we hold up to our promise this time) No really, you NEED to have a driver if you want to get to eat in Wildflour at all.

We went to SM Aura instead to have some items exchanged. I bought some pasalubong for the kids after Ria’s birthday blowout (see previous post), but it turns out the clothes I chose didn’t sit well with my babyson’s taste. Aack. @_@ So we just had them exchanged for the exact same plain black school shoes –siguro naman that’s safe enough! Look at the state of his old shoes, and he never pipped a squeak. Hindi talaga siya mahilig magpabili. Why you no tell me lah, babyson???

Did you know that in Topman/Topshop, you cannot exchange items in just any store? You can only exchange them in the PARTICULAR store that you purchased the items in. My gulay, what a hassle! I really need to stop buying the kids clothes. I always need to have them exchanged coz its either too big, or too small, or the wrong color, or the wrong print, or worse -not their style. Bahala na nga sila sa buhay nila. :P

And good news! Most of the restaurants in the 5th floor are finally open! m/ We looked around & settled for a Thai restaurant since my Lovey liked shrimp cakes. We should have felt the bad vibe as soon as we went in & turned around right away.

First off, nobody opened the door for us or even greeted us, which is the usual custom right? And it’s not that they’re full.. LOOK!

Tamarind SM Aura Premier

5/F SM Aura Premier, Sky ParkMcKinley Parkway McKinley Hill, Taguig(02) 556-1156

Diba usually may: Gud apternun mamser por how many pohwz?

 

See? It wasn’t full at all!

Sayang pa naman coz the place looked nice & cozy. But I shall never return, sorry. For a complete list of their menu, click HERE.

 

Then, nobody attended to us. I kept raising my hand to call the attention of several servers but it’s like we were invisible. The manager saw us but was busy talking on the phone, loudly I might add. I don’t know why we just didn’t get up right there & then. It was a sign, I’m telling you.

And when we finally had our lunch orders on our table, they were the WORST thai food we have ever eaten in our entire lives. I swear. The “duck” was a malnourished itik & I almost choked on all the tiny little bones. The tea tasted like graba (not that I’ve tasted graba ha!). Again, WORST LUNCH EVER. I think this is God’s way of telling me not to pull out my daughter from school unnecessarily haha.

To be fair, the shrimp cakes (299 php) were okay. But everything else went downhill after.

There was something off with this Vegetarian Spring Roll 156 php. We had 1 bite each & bade it farewell.

It said ROASTED DUCK CURRY on the menu I was expecting a fat juicy duck, but it was plain local bibe. Mabuto pa! 339 php. The sauce was okay, borderline loving it. Too bad they almost killed me with the bones.

Thai Pork Spareribs 293 php. Steady.

Shrimp Pad Thai 238 php. The noodles tasted old & had a bad aftertaste. We also bade this adieu after a forkful each. Dapat yata nag-food court nalang kami, better pa! @_@

(L) Lemongrass tea 78 php, and (R) Thai Ice Milk Tea 98 php. We were not meant for each other. Begged the server to take ’em away to keep us from gagging & replace with this (below) VERY sweet Iced Tea instead. SUGAR RUSH! @_@

I felt really bad coz I wanted our day to count, having taken her away from school & all. First, we couldn’t get a parking for Wildflour, then this.

To make up for our bad lunch, I took her pre-birthday shopping & dessert hunting. That’s up next! ;)

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18 Comments

  • Reply Dandasha_8

    Thanks for sharing, Ms. S&S. How did you know that this is in my “must eat resto list” hahahaha!!! I’ll mark this off na. This is a great idea, mauna ka na sa mga gusto kong puntahan na new resto para I will save more time and money. Hihihihi!!!

    October 10, 2013 at 8:48 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      homaygas hahaha may ganon??? ;)) But wait meding baka naman kasi mali lang mga na-order ko. You also try it & tell me what you think kasi nga baka nagkamali rin ako. ;) I also want to try the chinese resto on the 5th floor I forgot the name hay senior citizen moment! ;P

      October 10, 2013 at 8:58 am
  • Reply ewok1993

    i hear you jane. but just like you i sometimes stay longer in a restaurant than i needed too. i just don’t tip when i get lousy service.

    October 10, 2013 at 8:52 am
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Hi maria! :) As you can see in the pictures the resto was almost empty right so I don’t really know what happened that day. Sana it was just a one time thing & they’ll be attentive to other patrons. Sayang their business. ;)

      October 10, 2013 at 9:02 am
  • Reply Karen

    Hope you feel better! Can I apply as your human gps? I’ll send my resume na :)

    October 10, 2013 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Carla Ley (@carlamansi)

    i can’t belive the guards didn’t tell you to park in the building where wild flour is! there’s customer parking there, mahal pa nga ng parking eh. bakit kaya?? i always park there when in coffee bean or wild flour. im sad to hear your day didn’t turn out better :( i hope your feeling better na. may mga days talaga na ganyan but i’m sure at the end of the day you still had a mouthful to be thankful for :)

    October 10, 2013 at 3:34 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      They did, Carla, but the parking was full na huhu. So were the 3 other parking areas in 2nd street ba yun? Ayoko na talagaaaaa!!!! :P

      October 10, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Carla Ley (@carlamansi)

    come to think of it, i’ve been to aura a couple of times but always eat in yabu lang haha, so unadventerous! but i guess it pays to be less adventerous sometimes hehe. yabu though is like in my top 10 restos in manila :)

    October 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      yeah nga nagsisi ako why I didn’t just take her to yabu. My blogging kasi I need to try different restos kawawa tuloy sila haha damay pag hindi masarap! ;))

      October 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply frannywanny (@frannywanny)

    Awww Jane don’t be sad… *hugS*

    October 10, 2013 at 7:30 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      Tomorrow is jef’s last day na franny love. And also the start of jana’s sem break. So i’m very very happy na now!! ;) Yay!!! <3

      October 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm
      • Reply frannywanny (@frannywanny)

        yeheyyyyy!!! :D so happy for u! i can totally feel your pain really. from that moment i promise never na kami maghihiwalay ni paul. <3

        October 11, 2013 at 10:15 am
        • Reply Sugar and Spice

          Kami din, hahaha!! Hay naku, sasama na talaga ako sa next conference franny! ;P

          October 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm
  • Reply jeng

    Kaya yan !! Mama Bear!!!
    OMG! ….. TEXT moko mama bear!!! damayan kita :D .. pag dridrive pa kita :D :D :D… kaya natin puntahan lahat yan.Im somewhat good in directions….

    October 10, 2013 at 10:14 pm
    • Reply Sugar and Spice

      wow really you’d do that for me??? Sweet!!! Thank you baby bear!! But it’s papa bear’s last day na tom so may afternoon delights na uli ako mwahaha!! Happy wife = happy life! ;)

      October 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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