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5.354 Deep-Fried Tofu with Shrimp & Vegetables in Oyster Sauce

-Cycle 5, Item 354-
25 (Thu) December 2014

-Chinese-
Deep-Fried Tofu with Shrimp & Vegetables in Oyster Sauce

3.25

at Seafood Market Restaurant

-Ermita, Manila-

with the family

Christmas with the Family in the PHL, Day 2 (see previously 5.353 Lapu-Lapu Chazuke).

The family is in town.  Arrived yesterday.  Their second visit to the Philippines since I relocated here (see previously 5.121 Lechon).  We'll spend Christmas here through the weekend--no special plans, daily schedules revolving around swimming pools in various locations--then fly back together next Monday to spend New Year's in Korea.  Looking forward to the long hard-earned holiday.

Lounged all day at the swimming pool in the Hyatt, across the street from my apartment.  Non-members can pay an 800-peso day-fee per person, kids free, to use the facilities.  While my apartment complex does have a decent pool, the one at the Hyatt is better because it's bigger and (presumably) cleaner and includes a heated whirlpool, with food (hot fries for the kids) and drinks (cold margaritas for me) available upon order at the bar.  Not a bad way to celebrate Christmas.

Seeing this from my window every day for the past 8 months, I've hoped to take the boys there someday.

Though rather bleak and industrial in appearance from a distance, the ambiance is quite nice and peaceful from within; for no particular reason, we didn't take any photos while we were there.

For dinner, yet another local favorite, Seafood Market Restaurant (see most recently 5.249 Deep-Fried Tofu with Vegetable in Oyster Sauce).

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