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Eat, Swim, Eat

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Last Saturday, on Valentine Day to be exact (and although we didn’t even remember that it was Valentine day and realized later when we saw some couples dined together and the women wore nice dresses, and made me wonder why oh why the men looked just like they were going to the beach………..although actually we were going to a place near the beach…………………oh never mind, it’s out of topic anyway), the lil one already made up his mind and said he wanted to go to this place:

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Nope, he wasn’t in the swimming pool or in the public pool. Although it didn’t really look like we were in the public pool, but it was still a pool. Well actually, this pool was located inside here:

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A restaurant………..

Sandabank Restaurant is located in Parkland Green East Coast Park. Parkland Green was formerly the location of the Parkland Golf Driving Range, which explained why we could not find the Golf Driving Range last time we visited this place. So, after undergoing some developments, this place is now becoming the new center of F&B in East Coast Park (in my opinion) with restaurants, casual cafes, sports retail shops, and even an indoor laser tag center.

After reading some good reviews on the internet, and I showed the boy all about it which made him very curious about this place and really wanted to see it by himself, we finally decided to go to this place last Saturday.

As you know, many kids friendly restaurants have playgrounds to attract the kids, or to distract the kids from their parents so the parents can eat peacefully………………..but unlike any other restaurants, this place does not have a playground, but 2 plunge pools. Now how awesome is that!

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We got seat near the pool

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Yes, a pool where you can jump in right away without having to order food first like some of the kids did when they arrived (well, of course after that the parents must order food…..)

It was a super hot day so it would be fantastic to spend the day in the pool. The boy already had plan on his own, and that was to eat first, that swim, and eat again……………(as if everything was cheap……………..). Okay then, since we had no plan for the day, let’s just spend the day in here and see how much we had to pay after that………….

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Sea, sand, sun………….

The back side of this restaurant is facing East Coast Park Beach where we could see people playing on the beach, cycling, or jogging. It even has bicycle parking space. So after you are tired circling the park, you can park the bikes and the scooters outside and grab cold drinks and food or just plunged  yourselves in the super cold pool.

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This is an open kitchen restaurant, we could see the kitchen and all the activities inside from where we sat. You can choose to sit indoor or outdoor, but outdoor with fresh air and nice view will be the best option

After swimming (or basically just playing in the water), there is shower facility outside this restaurant (public toilet but clean and in good condition), but if you’re dry and just want to go to the toilet, restroom is also provided in the restaurant.

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Nice and clean, rite?

When it was time to order the food, the lil one already knew what he wanted to order. Fish and chips! Yeah, what else? He ordered from the kids menu which he regretted because the portion was too small and he said next time he will order the “real” fish and chips in big portion (I was amazed by what he said considering he just had milk and chicken rice for breakfast).

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The good thing is: free flow cold water is provided and please take as much as you want. The main drinks in this restaurant are beers and wine, and since we don’t drink all of them, we just have water please…….

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Here comes the truffle fries (big portion) for $8. Daddy and I loved loved loved the salty fries, which were still crispy even after 30 minutes, but the lil one disliked it, he said he preferred the original ones. Next to the truffle fries in the fish and chips from the kids menu. The portion of the kids menu is already included fries, one big fried fish, and 2 small fried fish with grapes as dessert. Although it looks small on the picture, but actually the fish was big enough

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For the adults, we shared the grilled sampler which consists of ribeye steak, bbq chicken, baby back ribs and seabass, served with salad and red wine sauce for $48.

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The portion was big and we had difficulty finishing them all

Mission one: tried the food was done, and next we (only the boy actually) continued with mission 2: water play!

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Pose first before dip himself in the water

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Look who had so much fun

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The water was cold………….and even the lil girl who swam with him admitted it…….

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He finished just in time when he got hungry again…………..

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Daddy ordered hot Cappuccino while he was waiting for the lil one to finish his water play

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Mission 3: ordered pizza!

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Mmmm…….not his favorite………..he didn’t really like the meat lover pizza ($24), especially the burnt thin bread on the edges

Total payment was around $90. Don’t worry if you spend much time in this place, we saw people stayed much longer than we did…………

Next time, we really like to try other places in Parkland Green, it has some nice cafes and restaurants, and some even have children playground. Maybe we will even try the laser tag……..

Nearest car park to go to these restaurants is C1, just turn left after you enter and there is a huge area for parking.

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Author: cruiseoflife

Hi there. I'm from Indonesia but now live quite far away from my home country. I love cooking for my family. I learned how to cook for the first time from my mom and I believe that mom's cooking is always the best, and I do hope that my son will feel the same too even though he grows up so fast. I love Indonesian food as I grew up with it, and I promise to myself that my son, although he doesn't live in Indonesia right now, will always like and enjoy authentic Indonesian food. I make this blog so that my family will always remember our togetherness and happy time that we had, are having, and will have when we eat together and have good memories about a mother's love through her dishes. Hopefully these recipes will help other people to make healthy home cooked dishes for their families.

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