Luckily, I stretched the morning out long enough that I was able to eat lunch in Volcan. I chose a Thai restaurant that I had heard was good. When you take the turn to the right in Volcan going to Bambito, it will be in your left.
When the doors that you see in the photo are open, you know the restaurant is open. Paul, who runs the restaurant, said it is open 7 days a week.
You can see from the following photo, that the restaurant has a nice garden room atmosphere.
In fact, one wall is covered with all sorts of plants. What a great pleasant place to eat.
The menu had lots to choose from. And as you can see, these are very good prices. Makes driving to Volcan instead of Boquete an easy choice.
I went with the Ginger Broccoli Beef. I gotta tell you, it was fantastic! Just a hint of picante with a great flavor.
Three others had the sweet rice noodles with broccoli. They all said it was great.
Richard, our tour guide for the morning and able restaurant finder, had red curry. He also said his choice was fantastic.
You ask, “Was it really any good?”. Well, what do you think?
Following lunch, we got a tour of the carnivorous plant garden that Paul has. Paul said it took him four years to get the paperwork that was required to bring the plants into Panama. Here is but one varity that he had.
This was another interesting plant he had. He said that when a bloom comes, it is only there for one day. I was there on a lucky day.
Paul also has a couple of the cutest puppies you would ever see. I am not quite sure how, but one managed to come home with me, but that is another story.
If you are in Volcan, and have an opportunity to eat at this restaurant, you would be making a good decision. All of the meals are prepared at the time and it will take a little while for it to be prepared, but well worth the wait. If you want to call ahead to cut the wait down a little, the number is 6594-8313. When you see Paul, tell him you learned about his restaurant on Chiriquí Chatter.