In addition to these two restaurants, the resort provided a great breakfast of homemade bread and cakes, beautifully packed healthy little picnic baskets and a great mezze menu between 5 and 7. In fact, one of the perks of staying at the resort were the little goodies brought out at 4.45 every day by the pool- satay sticks, ricotta and spinach samosas, noodle salads. Such great little afternoon snacks, perfectly matched with happy hour cocktails. We ate officially at the resort restaurants three times- a 'wine dinner' at the Straits Club, a 'Malay Dinner' with other guests at the resort and a three course meal at Nam.
The Straits Club menu consisted of an entree of eggplant salad, a main of slow cooked beef with Indian spices, pumpkin and spinach puree and a dessert of flourless chocolate cake with coffee soaked pears and icecream. It was very enjoyable, and was matched well with copious amounts of wine (such good value for three courses plus seven glasses of wine for $30 AU) which had us rolling home very 'merry' and full.
The Malay Dinner at Nam was a great little dinner where you dine with strangers staying at either of the resorts. We were lucky enough to eat with a lovely couple from the UK and a very friendly couple from Amsterdam, as well as the manager of the resort, and we had a really great time chatting about travels and our home countries. It was a nice change after dining just us two for almost three weeks! The food itself was also very enjoyable, an array of traditional 'homestyle' Malay cuisine such as prawn fritters, baked fish, dahl, red curry chicken, cucumber and pineapple salad, red rice, cornflake crumbed prawns and coconut stuffed pancakes with palm sugar ice-cream.
|Lobster Tails on Apple Slaw|
|Pistacio crumbed Haloumi salad|
|Garoupa and Prawns on a Spring Onion Rice Cake with ponzu sauce|
|Lamb Rack with roasted pumpkin and salad|
|Tropical Fruits with Raspberry Sorbet and Palm Sugar Ice-cream|
And to close, I will share with you the kind of lovely views we had to endure whilst eating all this yummy food. An amazing resort, if you ever go to Langkawi, it is a must stay!