This morning the guys went to do a rope walk so Shallen and I walked down to Patong Beach and spent half an hour on a jet ski. It was awesome!! Too bad I didn't take the camera with me so we don't have photos of us out on the water.
We dried off on the beach chairs (100THB each) under the umbrellas. It was far too hot to stay there long though, and we felt so salty because they don't have showers with fresh water to rinse off after a swim.
I mentioned that I was feeling hungry and this lady walked by selling bites to eat.
We walked back to the hotel where we caught up with the boys. Perfect timing! We went down to the pool for lunch.
Tonight is the night we're each doing our own thing. I have to admit, there's not really much I want to do because it's rather touristy here in Patong and not to mention really really hot and sticky! I took my time getting ready and then headed out to The Port Restaurant. At 6pm I was the only person there so there weren't many waitstaff on. The one who did serve me and take my order did not speak or understand English well so the service was painstakingly slow and awkward to start off with.
The soup was pretty ordinary but there was a really generous amount of lobster meat!
I was rather disappointed to find that the linen napkins were rather stiff. I couldn't wipe my hands or mouth properly and they didn't provide paper napkins.
I was ordering as I went. I started dinner at 6:15pm and the live bands weren't coming on until 8:30pm. I had some time to kill.
They had some in the shell and I couldn't wait to eat them!
I was amazed at how much meat was in the oysters! These are the largest oysters I've ever seen! They were shucked and brought to me with some ice to keep them cool. They also brought me a side plate with some little morsels to accompany the oysters.
Deep fried shallots, deep fried garlic, fresh garlic, deep fried chillies, fresh Thai herbs.
I couldn't quite catch the name of this Thai herb from the waitress but I'll try to google it.
After the oysters, I went to the front of the restaurant to select my next course from the fresh seafood display. I love being able to look at all the seafood and choose what quantity and which pieces I want. And how they're going to be cooked. I chose a small rock lobster and one huge prawn.