Let’s finish this series of Summer Getaway posts from The Enchanting Pangkor Laut Resort, The Capacious Pavarotti Suite to The Exclusive Beach with this post on The Exquisite Food we had on this amazing island.
Dining at Pangkor Laut is a culinary adventure across cultures. WIthin the resort there are myriad of interesting dining experiences awaiting you – whether you are snacking at the beach, enjoying a private dining experience, eating at the Feast Village, enjoying either Western or Eastern dishes, every restaurant guarantees an extraordinary experience.
And I shall start with the Breakfast selection.
There is only one place for breakfast and that’s at The Feast Village. A vibrant and interactive dining experience with diverse culinary offerings from the Asia-Pacific region. The Feast Village also features a patisserie and a wine cellar where we can purchase wines of our choice.
Breakfast is served from 7:30am to 11:00am.
Wide variety of choices. Perhaps a day for Western and a day for local delights?
Moving on to Lunch.
There is a couple of places you can have your lunch at. At the Royal Bay Beach Club, Chapman’s Bar At Emerald Bay or at the Jamu Bar.
Our first lunch on the island was at the Royal Bay Beach Club. Relax and unwind on the terrace of the restaurant, which overlooks their infinity pool. Lunch is available from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. In the evening, the outlet transforms into a chic chill-out lounge/bar.
Food and deserts are delicious.
At the Chapman’s Bar At Emerald Bay, food is even better. This restaurant serves fresh salads, noodle dishes, burgers, sandwiches and local specialties.
The Chapman’s Bar is situated next to the beach, great to snack after a morning under the sun. You must try their Calamari Rings, it’s fresh and delicious.
We had dinner at The Feast Village on our first night. Dinner starts from 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
Lots of curries and the portions are huge.
On our last night at Pangkot Laut, we managed to make a booking at Uncle Lim’s Kitchen. This restaurant is situated at the Spa Village about 10 minutes away from the Reception.
Uncle Lim’s Kitchen offers traditional Hock Chew and Nyonya dishes. Hock Chew cuisine originated from China in the early 1900s and Nyonya cuisine is a unique blend of Chinese and Malay flavours from the Straits Settlements of Malacca, Penang and Singapore. Dinner is served between 7:00pm to 11:00pm.
It’s pretty interesting to see this restaurant built on rocks. These are natural rocks from the ocean bed, the structure kind of embedded them into part of the design.
Beautiful setting but be prepared for mosquitos. So far, this restaurant is the only place filled with insects. Could be due to the environment and secluded location.
The food, to be fair, it’s not fantastic. I would have expected more from them because it’s so difficult to make a reservation. Or maybe it’s just me and rest of the 5 others who thinks that other food from other restaurants are better.
While visiting the restaurants, I realised that there is a commitment to quality and authenticity reflected in every dish. The chefs, raised in the region, source the freshest ingredients, merging indigenous herbs and native spices to ensure a most memorable dining experience.
Prices can add up and it’s really not cheap. Remember I mentioned getting a package? The package we had includes 3 course meals (lunch & dinner), breakfast is buffet style so eat as much as anyone can. To me, their portions are big, I can’t finish all the 3 dishes. We select our own starter, main course and desert from the menu and overall, the food is fantastic.
Drinks, except water, is chargeable.