I completely understand that it’s essential to sample local cuisine from a place you’re visiting for the first time. And I
forgot did not do that when we were in Kota Bharu. *epic failure!*
Defensively, there are 3 reasons why we didn’t have the chance to taste Kelantanese food – firstly, we have limited time (lame excuse, I know). Secondly, when you’re on a trip with a 6-year-old kid, it’s more often than not that he would prefer to eat in fast food joints rather than to try native delicacies (I’m not blaming you, Gabby! I love Pizza Hut and A&W too!). Lastly, we were weak to resist the hotel’s buffet spread…
At Renaissance Hotel, Kota Bharu manned by Marriott, the restaurant that offers International cuisine was so inviting, thus we gave in.
Only those who have hypersensitivity to prawns and cheese would say no to these sumptuous dish…
Nice to know : UDANG is the local term for shrimps / prawns in Bahasa Melayu.
How do you like your plate to be seasoned? Mine, not too much. I have an aversion to strong spices.
Fish and beef : perfect on a plate!
Here we go again : shameless display of our pig-out plates… yum! yum! yum!
Tina and I loved the Korean beef (the one with sesame seeds). Tender. Juicy. Tasteful. Although it isn’t my favorite, there was lamb cuts too that was hard to miss. No after-taste actually.
Tina’s plating was beautifully done… agree?
…as if she’s not hungry! haha! 😛
My taste buds also tried the pasta, potato wedges and local crunchies that weren’t that greasy.
Every meal must have sweet endings!
What would you pour in your ice cream? chocolate syrup? kiwi? orange? the flavors were too many to handle!
We never forgot to eat fibrous fruits!
Sublime. Divine. Irresistible.
I posted a teaser on facebook about this food porn that it’s not our common gastronomic adventure. On the second thought, it was! The spread might be a bit less than usual but the elements of casual dining I enjoy the most were all there –good food, friendly ambience, affordable price, impeccable service,most of all, the company of my lovable family.
What do you look for in an eat-all-you-want dining?
——-This blog series includes :
- WAYANG KULIT or SHADOW PUPPET PLAY
- WAU BULAN or MOON KITES
- RENAISSANCE HOTEL KOTA BHARU
- KELANTANESE BATIK MAKING
- SITI KHADIJAH MARKET / KOTA BHARU CENTRAL MARKET
- BACK FROM KOTA BHARU, KELANTAN