But now that Mum's at home, we see to it that we dine together more often. Everyday, during dinner, if possible. Last week, Mum scheduled a Sunday lunch for the entire family. But instead of the usual home-cooked meal or fastfood delivery, we hied off to Calauan (not Bay, Laguna as most people think) for a late lunch at Isdaan.
|Big fish. Isdaan! :)|
|Man-made lake, where you can go boating.|
|Don't worry, they're fake.|
|These ones are real. Really good. :)|
Once inside, you wouldn't fail to notice these life-size wax figures scattered all over the place.
|Former Pres. Joseph Estrada, more popularly known to Pinoys as 'Erap'.|
|My Mum is pretty, isn't she? She's only 49 years old, btw. :)|
|Yema bites, Php 100/bag.|
|The statues add the 'zen' feel to the place.|
|The cottage where we were seated.|
|Singing cooks and waiters, to my grandmother's delight.|
|Hammin' it up for the camera.|
Kids get complementary balloons and lootbags filled with candies.
And because it'll take about an eternity for the food to be served, the little man and I killed time by taking photos at the play area.
A good thirty minutes later, the soup came.
|Crab & Corn Soup, Php 297 for one huge bowl.|
|1-piece Crispy Chicken Fry + Spaghetti, Php 224.|
|Sinaing na Kanin, Php 99.|
|Kalderetang Baka, Php 342.|
|Kare-kareng Baka, Php 342.|
|Calamares, Php 180/half kilo.|
|Crispy Pata, Php 396/half kilo.|
|Tinadtad na mangga, Php 76.|
|Iced tea, Php 120/pitcher.|
The food at Isdaan was good, but the taste isn't as mind-blowing as I had expected it to be. I still say that Mum does a better job when it comes to kare-kare. The place itself is gorgeous, and the kids will find the play area and magic/puppet show enjoyable, but they really need to improve on the cleanliness. Hello, oily placemats! Hello, black ants marching on our table!
Also, if they could expedite the serving time, that would be great. We all know people could get pretty grumpy when they're waiting - especially when you make them wait for too long. Thankfully, my grandmother was entertained by the Singing Cooks and Waiters. I wouldn't know what could happen otherwise, haha!
Oh, and make sure you have cash ready. They don't accept credit cards.
Isdaan Floating Resto & Fun Park
National Highway, Calauan, Laguna