The next day, all of us woke up bright and early for breakfast (actually we were awakened by the kiddo). Breakfast was served at Brasserie'85 restaurant, it was quite crowded and we had to wait for about 10 mins before we were ushered to our table. Nothing to shout about, spread was reasonable enough for a fulfilling breakfast.
Stations serving freshly prepared roti canai, eggs and noodles.
Porridge and condiments.
Salad section. Surprised that the selection of vegetables was limited since Cameron Highlands is a haven for fresh vegetables?
Found a playground and the kiddo immediately took to it.
We then set off for our highlight of the trip, strawberry picking!
Alas, all the strawberry farms were closed for picking! We went to about 4 to 5 farms and all told us that due to peak period and poor weather, there weren't enough for self-picking. Some of them would be opened in a few days' time but we were leaving the next day! The kiddo was super disappointed. Managed to find a farm that would be opened the next day so we promised to bring him there the first thing in the morning before we check-out.
We then proceeded to a few vegetable farms and bought some vegetables at the Kea Farm Market.
Next we proceeded to Lavender Garden, which is the newest attraction at Cameron Highlands.
And most popular as well, judging from the continuous large number of visitors. There was an admission charge of RM5 per adult and RM3 per child.
Never mind, bought lavender soft-serve to console myself. Tasted so-so.
Besides flowers, many novelty things for photo-taking like this car.
Quite a number of quaint looking decor.
Not sure if the teddy bear is part of the signage or somebody dropped it and it was conveniently placed there?
Saw a glimpse of hope for strawberry picking and we quickly made our way towards the area.
There's also an area for self-pick gerbera.
By the time we were done with Lavender Garden, it was lunch time. Since the farm is near Tringkap and we really enjoyed our lunch there the previous day, decided to lunch there again.
Pork rib and peanut soup, very tasty!
Sweet and sour pork, not bad.
Deep fried bitter gourd with salted egg yolk. Totally love this dish, the bitter gourd was light and crispy; not bitter at all, slightly salty and fragrant with the salted egg yolk. Must cooking this one of these days.
After the sumptuous lunch, we visited a few other farms and shops and returned to the resort to rest in the late afternoon.
I decided to check-out the Mandrayu Spa while hubby took a nap and kiddo went to the playground with both grandmas.
Had to wait for a very long time :( Luckily the weather was quite nice and we were seating alfresco.
Hubby and I had tenderloin, both mums had chicken chop and the kiddo had fish. Quite tasty.
After dinner, we went to the night market again since didn't manage to stay long. But the kiddo fell asleep, so hubby and I stayed in the car with him while both mums went ahead for their shopping. They returned after 45 mins and we returned to the resort for the night.
Stay tuned for Day 3 of our trip.