This summer, the YAPPY BUNCH was so grateful to Kuya Jay and his wife Karen for always inviting and treating us to VALLE VERDE COUNTRY CLUB. I'm sure you've noticed by now that the little lords are so addicted to swimming and could spend hours in the pool. Actually that is the main reason why we could go on staycations because the boys love spending hours in the water. Truth be told though, we don't mind if we'll be checking in to a simple inn.
As long as there's a clean and vast pool, we're sold!
So that's why we're really thankful that VALLE VERDE COUNTRY CLUB suddenly sprouted into our lives because we will get to swim on a regular basis and we don't have to spend hotel rates for it! In fact, we're free!!! Wohooo!
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Of course, besides the pool, we love the food at GARDEN CAFE. It's very affordable and delicious. They have a great selection in the menu so there's definitely something new to try every week when we're there.
And yes, just in case you didn't catch that, we hope to be at VALLE VERDE COUNTRY club every week! Yowza!
GARDEN CAFE in VALLE VERDE COUNTRY CLUB!
The restaurant at VALLE VERDE COUNTRY CLUB is actually open air.
But they do have a cozy air conditioned area with a buffet spread.
My brother made reservations for 11:30am but we were eager beavers with a lot of time in our hands so we were there 11:00am!!! He he he he he he!
Oh, they also had free wifi so we didn't mind hanging out in the air conditioned GARDEN CAFE!
It's so cozy at this part of the restaurant because the sound of running waters in the cool room is very soothing.
THE YAPPY BUNCH in GARDEN CAFE!
We were deciding if we wanted to go for the buffet or the ala carte dishes. Like I said up there, prices are very reasonable!
While waiting for his tito Jay, Andrei played with the glass and tried to make his lips bigger like Kylie Jenner's.
Not intentionally of course.
Oh if you're checking out the flakes on his hair, it's from the gel that Andrei loves putting on. He put a scandalous amount that morning and I had him take off most of it. Binata na talaga!
The GARDEN CAFE buffet spread!
I find the dishes are simple and not what you'll see in hotel buffets. It's actually more of home cooked goodness at reasonable prices so it's definitely fine for us!
Besides, anything with Salmon and Tuna sashimi are winners in my book!
Centry Egg and Pork Asado!
For the mains they had pancit canton!
Steamed Tilapia with Soy Sauce!
Thai Chicken in Red Curry Sauce!
I was trying to diet so I only had a plate of GARDEN CAFE Tekka Maki! It was good until Andrei got most of it!
Yub was drooling over the Pancit Palabok from the other table so he got himself one.
It was ridiculously and wonderfully saucy! Just a small drizzle of fish sauce and calamansi made this dish a knock-out!
Since Andrei got most of my Tekka Maki, I ordered the GARDEN CAFE Sizzling Chicken! It may not look much but the chicken fillet was perfectly grilled and was extra savory with the thick mushroom gravy. Yum!
Mati ordered the GARDEN CAFE baked mussels with garlic rice on the side. I'm sure I don't need to tell you how he wiped this off in a matter of minutes!
My niece Rocio, from Camp Half-Blood, ordered GARDEN CAFE's Cheesy Lasagna!
Nom... Nom... Nom!
ERICJAZ FOODIES with the little lords and my brother's fambam!
Can't talk. Eating!
Almost everyone is finished with lunch. Guess who still has food on their plates?
After that delicious lunch, I got meself a cup of hot coffee!
After we rested for a bit, we proceeded to the VALLE VERDE's pool.
We love the VALLE VERDE pool because the water is heated. So whatever the weather, we always have a refreshing and soothing swim in it!
Another plus factor for us is that most of the time, we're the only ones swimming. No bumping into other people's heads or butts here. We have the whole place to ourselves!
For that weekend though I was not able to swim because of girly reasons. My dearest Mati saw that I will be alone and just accompanied me at the table with his book. Truly my hero at such a young age!
As for Andrei and Yub, they swam their hearts away that afternoon. Isn't this a cute picture of the two?
Now even if there was a big lap pool behind him and that Andrei could very well stay by himself in the kiddie area, the Chinese Adonis still stayed with our little bunsoy. Andrei requested it and he lovingly obliged!
That just shows how a loving daddy he is putting our son's needs first before his. Naks! Pogi pa!
As for me and Mati, we had some drinks and ice cream by the GARDEN CAFE open area.
For some odd reason I feel like I'm in a Viva Films movie circa 1980. He he he he he he!
Mati and I had a tub of Banana Split and this certainly cooled us off in so many levels!
My always dependable boy!
We waited for Yub and Andrei while they swim their hearts out in the kiddie pool. I'm so proud of my little lord because he is teaching himself how to swim. On our next trip there he was able to swim by himself in the lap pool!
When they were done, Yub ordered a big goblet of his favorite Mais Con Yelo!
I think they put in a whole can of corn there! YUM!
Now that was indeedy a SUPER fun Saturday!
Looking back, Kuya Jay's first treat there was last April 19, 2015 for the whole family. I feasted on this Steak Tenderloin and trust me, this was so good! The picture may be crappy but that beef was so tender and moist!
We had an uber great time swimming then!!!!!
Last June 6, 2015, we officially ended summer with a lunch treat again by Kuya Jay and a looooong swim at VALLE VERDE!!! I think we swam for about 3 hours!!!
I hope we could still swim here every weekends. Wink! Wink!
Thank you Kuya Jay, Karen, and Rocio, for always inviting and treating us to GARDEN CAFE and at VALLE VERDE Country Club! Please adopt us and give us extension cards. He he he he he!
VALLE VERDE COUNTRY CLUB
Capt Henry Javier Street, Pasig
Phone:(02) 631 1711