Saturday, December 31, 2011


Friday, December 30, 2011

Sakura, Japanese restaurant of JW Marriott Khao Lak, SW Thailand

When I first looked at the name of this restaurant, I had my slight prejudice that it wouldn't be good. So in order to find it out, just one meal doesn't hurt. Glad that my opportunity cost was well justified. Besides, I am surprised with all the food being served in nice good quality, from sashimi, teppanyaki to even the difficult buffet deep fried stuff tempura. I had 3 orders of teppanyaki beef filet, as they serve quality tenderloin beef filet. THB990 net is really a big bargain. Check the last 2nd and 3rd photos. See that kid getting the rice. I noticed he and his sister got several plate of steamed rice and teriyaki chicken and each plate is at least with 2-3 bowls of rice. What's more, even some other guests keep getting steamed rice. Out of curiosity, I had to get some (the last 3rd photo). It's some very nice fresh imported Japanese rice - so fragrant with rice aroma! That's why I could still finish it even after the dessert.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Ta Krai, Thai restaurant of JW Marriott Khao Lak, SW Thailand

This Thai restaurant is a bit lower than my expectation. Dishes are pretty salty or sweet. The good thing is that when I asked for less spicy, it's really not that spicy. I think I made a mistake in asking so, in considering this is a resort Thai restaurant that the chef should be more cautious in reducing the spicy level.

Olive, Mediterranean restaurant of JW Marriott Khao Lak, SW Thailand

Visited here on a less busy day and so the quality and service were in a better shape, as compared to a re-visit that the quality and service dropped due to more customers. Anyway, on the first visit, all the dishes are impressive. The Chef came to suggest us take the freshly imported buffalo cheese (photo 2). Turned out it's superb. The scallop (photo 2) is very fresh on a bed of cauliflower mousse. Then the seafood soup (photo 3) is very aromatic in a nice tomato stock. The pizza is in a nice dough and a right amount of cheese, baked in wood fire oven. Photo 5 shows another main course - grilled sea bass filet. The chef used some very fresh ingredients and cook without much seasoning, just a very nice butter lemon sauce to go with. Desserts are Panna Cota and Warm choco. cake in ginger sauce.

Breakfast at the cafe Waterfront, JW Marriott Khao Lak, SW Thailand

In general, the buffet is pretty nice in terms of variety and food quality. The drink station has some healthy smoothies such as mint/pineapple/orange, strawberry/papaya, banana/mango...etc. in addition to the standard fruit juice. Bread and pastry are pretty good. Besides, I am impressed with the staff friendly and discerning services that they would remember some of the guests' preference. The staff would serve some freshly made cake or pastry like the brownie on the last photo.