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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

FJI: Fiji Airways [Business, International, Long-Haul]

Truly tender beef short ribs over the Pacific Ocean!

Soon after the announcement for boarding was made, my BFF and I exited the Tabua Club Lounge and made our way to the priority lane at the gate. We were greeted with a warm smile by one of the graceful flight attendants. I was so excited of what lay ahead for the next 10 hours, even though I was feeling somewhat gloomy that I'd be leaving Fiji soon.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

FJI: Tabua Club Lounge @ Nadi International Airport

Really spicy chicken skewers in a somewhat stuffy lounge... 

In a blink of an eye, I found myself back at the airport. After a smooth check-in at the Business Class counter, my BFF and I went straight away to the 75-seater Tabua Club Lounge. The airline website describes it as a "Fijian Oasis", though that's certainly an overstatement. Let's take a look at what the was offered that evening.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

FJI: Maravu @ Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa

Can Indonesian corn fritter be considered as a 'dim sum' item?

The last lunch time in Fiji was spent at one of the restaurants within the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa complex. In the afternoon, Maravu offers dim sum dishes to unsuspecting guests from 12 noon to 3.00pm. As the sun was glaring, my BFF and I chose to sit in the sheltered area.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

FJI: Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa [Breakfast]

Possible to DIY Indonesian style porridge!

Out of the few resorts available on Denarau Island, Fiji, my BFF and I decided to try Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa (5*) out. It certainly felt great to stay in one of the spacious one-bedroom beachfront villas without having to worry about anything. The buffet breakfast didn't quite impress me though.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

FJI: Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant

Where the dishes with coconut milk were good and not sickeningly rich at all~

Here's another eatery that I patronised at Port Denarau Marina: the legendary Nadina Authentic Fijian Restaurant that was originally located at Nadi Downtown. As my BFF and I reached there before sunset, we seized the opportunity to sit at the al fresco area, on one of the tables next to the sea to be more specific.

Friday, July 8, 2016

FJI: Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar

Heated up by seafood chowder, and cooled down by rum cocktail~

The last part of the Fiji trip was spent Denarau Island, where the largest integrated resort is in the whole of the South Pacific. Located approximately 10 km away from Nadi Downtown, it boasts not only several luxury accommodation chains, but also a huge 18-hole championship golf course. I had lunch at Cardo's Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar at the marina.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

FJI: Chicken Express

An Australian born fried chicken chain with good coleslaw~

I observed the absence of KFC in Fiji during my trip. It appears that the famous fried chicken chain has pulled out of the country since 2011. On the other hand, there are quite a few branches of Chicken Express, hailing from Australia.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

FJI: Grace Road Kitchen

Amazing Korean sweet and sour chicken in Nadi!

I learnt about Grace Road Kitchen from the advertisement in the Fiji Airways magazine. The Korean restaurant is run by Grace Road Group Limited, a South Korean church-based foundation set up in the Pacific. I didn't take note of the address, but happened to come across it while wandering around Nadi Downtown.

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