Seafood was never on my to-eat list until the last 8 years or so, before I started this blog. I never saw the appeal of crabs and the idea of peeling prawns puts me off further. When I ate char kuay teow, I asked for the cockles to be omitted and oysters were unpalatable unless they came in the form of oh chien. How times have changed!
Today, I’m a huge fan of seafood – namely oysters and mussels. I find great appeal in them and would pay good money for the occasional indulgence. At Fisherman’s Cove in Pangkor Laut Resort, the seafood pyramid is a feature. This gorgeous platter comprise a selection of chef’s special seafood with accompanying sauces, just lightly seasoned and grilled for maximum flavour. The seafood was fresh and absolutely delicious with a glass of crisp white.
Coupled with the view of the sea, dinner couldn’t be better. We started with an amuse bouche before progressing to an appetiser of seared foie gras. This came topped with caramelised mangoes which I felt wasn’t necessary. The mushroom confit and au jus was more than sufficient.
Of the two soups we tried, I liked the rock lobster bisque – a classic, intensely flavoured soup done well. Every spoonful was rich and creamy, complemented with some lobster terrine. The clam soup was the chef’s take on the local laksa where the broth is aromatic from the infusion of laksa leaf and sweet from the baby clams.
Meats are also available – I had the grain fed tenderloin with foie gras butter, abalone mushroom and truffle soy reduction. This was cooked to a perfect medium well and while I would have preferred a ribeye for its tasty fat, I liked the richness attained from the foir gras butter.
The weather was perfect that night; sea breeze and clear skies studded with stars, coupled with good food and a lovely bottle of wine. Service was tip top too. Our waiter made great recommendations and was attentive throughout, without interrupting our dinner date.
Try the dark chocolate almond cake if you’re into desserts that are dense and serious. Or go for the complete opposite – a panna cotta that is creamy but not overly sweet. Your call. :)
For more information about Fisherman’s Cove or Pangkor Laut Resort, visit www.pangkorlautresort.com. Thank you YTL Hotels, for hosting Jien and I for the weekend! :)
Food: 7/10 (pork free)
Verdict: One of the two fine dining options in Pangkor Laut Resort. Give the seafood pyramid a try!
Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Island,
Tel: +605-699 1100
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