Shopping at the Supermarket

We tend to shop at Waterfront Foodworld, although it has a small premium on most goods compared to other supermarkets, but you really can’t beat the convenience of it just down the road.  Here is a selection of goods, to convert from PGK to your currency, either use Google, or XE.com

Oreo’s – vanilla K3.80
Oreo’s – Chocolate K4.40
2 minute Maggi noodles K6.60 for pack of 5
Palmolive big bottle dishwashing – K11.95
Heinz Baked Beans (standard can) K4.50
Arnott Cheese & Bacon Shapes K9.50 (on sale)
Kleenex 12pk toilet paper K19.90 (on sale, normally K30)
ETA Potato Chips -big packet K9.50
UHT Milk 1 litre K4.95
Olive Grove spread 375gm K9.30
Wattles chunky frozen chips K14.35
Beef Eye Fillet 600gm K45.57
Apples (packet of 10) K11.53
Sliced bread – fresh K5.95

I’ll post another sample next week 🙂

Lanes – 10pin bowling in Port Moresby

Lanes is the new 10pin bowling alley here in Port Moresby.  After coffee at Cafe Palazzo, we headed up (the team in the cafe actually checked it was open for us without any prompting).

Xavier is keen on having his mates go bowling next week for his birthday (he was 12 yesterday) so we rocked up to try and book, was told that if we were there at 11am it would be no problem, and decided to throw down a couple of games whilst we were there.

The venue has 6 lanes, all modern (no bumpers for little kids though), a Cafe, alcohol, and the ability to buy from the restaurants down stairs.

Aside from no shoes and having to put covers over our existing footwear (which was hell slippery) it’s a real slick operation and well worth going to.  We had lots of fun, pictures and pricing are below:

Cafe Palazzo – Lamana Hotel

Thought I would pass the time by reviewing some of the places we eat/drink/socialise…

First up – Cafe Palazzo at Lamana Hotel.

Xavier and myself came to check out Lanes, Lamana’s 10pin bowling alley (more on that later) which was advertised at opening at 10am, but in reality it’s 11am.  So whilst waiting, popped into Cafe Palazzo for coffee and hot chocolate (pic below)


I really hate the glasses that everyone seems to use, my latte came out in the same type of glass/mug.

We also got a K22 slice of mud cake, which they sliced in two for us to share, which is great service (and only AUD$5 each – which is OK)


Yum!  Mud cake was light but still had that gummy taste we like 🙂 10/10

The coffee tasted slightly flavoured, which is not my cup of tea and a bit watery – better than other places, but if they ditched the glass/mug and put more foam into the latte it would be really good – 5/10.  Hot chocolate got rated a 7/10 – so that means we’ll be coming back 🙂

Edit: The Hot Chocolate got better as it went down, Xavier changed to a 9/10

The tub chairs you sit in are comfy as and they play very relaxing Italian music (Opera)  (even Xavier was tapping his feet).

The seating is arranged around the outside of a circle with the prep facilities in the middle, which means you don’t have many neighbours


Overall – nice, relaxing, great service from the staff and Xavier looked like he could spend the day “laxin out” in the armchair :). Coffee could be better, but everything makes up the shortfall.  We both agree that Cafe Palazzo is an easy 8/10

Also of note: they have homemade Gelato that we didn’t try – so maybe next time they might get a 9 😉

http://www.lamanahotel.com.pg/

Getting to Sunset Lodge, Lea Lea

I was quite rightly informed that my blog was out of date in the weekend 😉 (thanks!) and directions to Sunset Lodge, Lea Lea were scratchy at best. Apparently the Sunset Lodge signage has disappeared, but truth be told, it was hard to see anyway, so it might still be there.

The general premise is to head out to the LNG Plant along Napa Napa Road, go all the way around the plant (which you can’t miss – I’m sure it’s visible from the moon) and then when you get to the far side, you will see the road continue to the right up the coast. Finding Sunset Lodge can be a bit of a “blink and you miss it” type deal, it’s on the left hand side right in Lea Lea, but don’t worry if you miss it – when you get to the end of the road, there is a long foot bridge going over the river, backtrack about 700 metres and you will spot it (now on your right hand side). The entrance means you drive down into a gully – park your car and then follow your nose (or the sound of the music) to the waterfront.

Now – if you don’t know how to get to Napa Napa Road, leave the Yacht Club and head up the Poreporena Freeway turning left onto the Hanuabada Top Road (police station corner). Follow this road to the other side of Hanuabada (the road has been repaired on the other side of the hill) and it will take you around the harbour a ways. You will eventually see the nice new road heading inland, follow this until you get to a roundabout, turning left will take you back to the harbour, turning right will take you to Gerehu (very close to the Nature Park) NOTE: This is possibly the quickest way to the Nature Park from Town…

So – turn left, then head towards the harbour for 500 metres or so – then turn right to follow the Napa Napa Road to Lea Lea 🙂

rpyc-to-napanapa

napanapard-to-lealea

sunset-lodge

Restaurants, Bars and Eateries in Port Moresby

So the not quite exhaustive list, I know I have left a lot of places off the list, some intentional, others because I have accidentally forgotten them, and more that I have never been too. It’s worth also mentioning that there is great coffee PNG side of Jacksons International Airport, and plenty of options inside past immigration (including Duffy’s). If you have any to add, please leave a note 🙂

CLUBS

RPYC; THE YACHTY
– MACDHUI RESTAURANT
– SAILS CAFE
– THE BOATSHED
AVIAT
– AVIAT RESTAURANT
– AVIAT FISH & CHIPS
CAR CLUB
KOITAKI COUNTRY CLUB

RESTAURANTS

SOGNO – ITALIAN
ASIA AROMA’S – ASIAN
TANDOOR – INDIAN
NAKED FISH – WESTERN
DAIKOKU – JAPANESE
FUSION – ASIAN
FUSION 2 – ASIAN
SEOUL HOUSE – KOREAN
ANG’S – ASIAN
IMPERIAL – ASIAN
FU GUI – ASIAN
DYNASTY – ASIAN – LOCATED IN VISION CITY MALL
KOPITIAM – ASIAN
TASTY BITE – INDIAN
BLUFF INN – WESTERN
MAGI SEAFOOD – ASIAN
HOGSBREATH – WESTERN STEAKHOUSE/BAR – LOCATED IN VISION CITY MALL
TEN RESTAURANT – JAPANESE – LOCATED IN VISION CITY MALL
SAVANNAH BISTRO – ASIAN (OPPOSITE VISION CITY, STRATOS AVE)

HOTELS

ELA BEACH HOTEL
– BEACHSIDE BRASSERIE
CROWNE PLAZA
– RAPALA RESTAURANT
– THE CAFE
GRAND PAPUA
– GRAND BRASSERIE
AIRWAYS HOTEL
– BACCHUS
– VUE RESTAURANT
THE STANLEY
– GREENHAUS
– SILVERLEAF
LAMANA
– SPICES RESTAURANT
– THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT
– RIO’S BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE
GATEWAY HOTEL
– JACKSONS RESTAURANT
– WILD ORCHID RESTAURANT
– SIZZLERS RESTAURANT
– ENZO’S TAKEAWAY (PIZZA)
HOLIDAY INN
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
LAGUNA HOTEL
– LA’CAFE
DREAM INN
SHADY REST HOTEL
– THE CELLAR RESTAURANT

CAFÉ’S

ESPRESSO CAFÉ
BONCAFE
CAFÉ ON THE EDGE
DUFFY’S
DUFFY’S HARBOURSIDE
GRAND CAFE – GRAND PAPUA
DELI KC – AIRWAYS
SEVEN C’S – AIRWAYS
CAFE PALAZZO – LAMANA
NATURE PARK CAFE

BARS

MOJO’S
OZZIE’S – ELA BEACH HOTEL
NAKED FISH
GRAND BAR – GRAND PAPUA
JACKSONS BAR – GATEWAY
HAVANABA BAR – AIRWAYS
MONSOON BAR – THE STANLEY
THE HERITAGE BAR – CROWNE PLAZA
PONDO TAVERN – CROWNE PLAZA
SANDS POKIES AND BAR – LAGUNA
POOLSIDE BAR – LAGUNA
THE TEMPLE LOUNGE BAR – LAMANA
THE GOLD CLUB – LAMANA
THE COSMOPOLITAN
CLUB ILLUSIONS

TAKEAWAY/SPECIALTY

MEAT HAUS – BURGERS
MR MIKES – PIZZA
FOODSTATION – PIZZA, FISH & CHIPS
BIG ROOSTER – FRIED CHICKEN
KMC – FRIED CHICKEN

SHOPPING MALLS

VISION CITY
WATERFRONT