Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Uncle Lim's, Chinese Restaurant, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Uncle Lim's, Pangkor Laut Resort
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Seafood Laver RM40
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Sizzling Beef RM85
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Fantasy Prawns RM85
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Uncle Lim's Aromatic Sea Bass RM100
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Bak Choy Seared with Scallops in XO Sauce RM70
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Claypot Bean Curd RM60
Uncle Lim's, Chinese restaurant, Pangkor Laut, resort, beachside, 5 star
Banana Fritters RM25
Uncle Lim’s, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia

Uncle Lim’s restaurant is a round enormity built with the best intentions to have minimal impact on the surrounding natural environment. A rotund wooden deck encircles giant rocks and, tree branches poke their heads inside the open railings. Cooled with ceiling fans and a natural sea breeze, views of the ocean and sounds of waves lapping the shore are welcome entertainment. Being one with nature though, you might well be warned to add a little mozzie repellant before dining, as the serenity of nature needs to be taken in all its glory – insects included. If you forget though, friendly staff have already lit mosquito coils and offer spray if the critters still persist.

The island’s Chinese restaurant, Uncle Lim’s, serves a mix of local favourites not only including Chinese cuisine but some well-known Malay and Baba Nyonya dishes too. The menu is divided into Soups, Eggs and Beancurd, Meat and Poultry, Seafood, Fish and Dessert. The same drink menu as the rest of the island covers all of the bases, but Chinese tea is the best companion here.

Trying our best to taste something from each of the sections we ordered small portions, but because of generous sizing, still struggled to fit it all in.

Seafood Laver came as a simmering nutritious bowl of seaweed broth filled with fresh chunks of select seafood. Our second starter, Claypot Bean Curd, featured house made bean curd served with prawns, squid, stir fry shredded chicken, capsicum, celery and black mushrooms in an oyster sauce. With plenty of sauce, this dish went well with steamed rice.

Sizzling Beef came as tender beef slices in a sauce of onions and capsicum served on a blistering hot plate. I had barely picked up my fork before I noticed that hubby had already demolished three quarters of the plate. I got one meager strip of meat and didn’t have the heart to have the last remaining slice as saliva dripped from the corners of my carnivore partner’s mouth.

Of our seafood choices, Uncle Lim’s Aromatic Style Fillet of Sea Bass came out a clear winner (unfairly perhaps, as anything with lemongrass usually gets my gold award). Fresh flaky fish was steamed on banana leaves with lemongrass and a finely crushed mix of spices including a heavy dousing of ginger imparting a delicious fragrance and nostril clearing properties. The Fantasy Prawns came in second presenting juicy tiger prawns stir-fried in a black bean sauce. The Chef’s Pick of Bak Choy seared with scallops in XO sauce scored the bronze.

Uncle Lim's, Pangkor Laut Resort, Chinese
Red Bean Mooncake
A red bean mooncake was passed around as a tribute to the season, but we still had to fulfill our target of trying something from every section of the menu. The Banana Fritters jumped out at hubby and I happily agreed to ‘share’. They arrived hot, brittle and golden with a dollop of vanilla ice cream dripping with chocolate sauce and flaked almonds. A perfectly crisp batter with a slightly chewy texture gave way to soft mushy bananas. This turned out to be another dish that left hubby drooling and me with thoughts of tomorrow’s run.

Reason to visit:  a wonderfully breezy ambience in an architecturally clever building, Uncle Lim’s Aromatic Style Fish, Homemade Claypot Bean Curd, Banana Fritters

Uncle Lim’s

Pangkor Laut Resort
Pangkor Laut Island
32200 Lumut
Perak, Malaysia
+6 05 699 100
YTL Travel Centre
+6 03 2783 1000

20 comments:

  1. All the dishes look great! Especially the Seafood Laver =)

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    1. Hubby loved that one too - another dish I got very little of. ;-)

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  2. oh wow.. the scallop got me stared for a moment! ;DD didn't know pangkor has such typical chinese restaurant..I guess I'll be going for this the next visit to Pangkor! ;D

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    1. I wonder why I have so many foodie friends who adore scallops? Me too :-)

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  3. The sea bass with lemongrass sounds good, can imagine how aromatic it is. :)

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  4. WOW! This must a great restaurant to visit. I love the place so refreshing and the dishes are so yummy.

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    1. Sure is a nice spot to eat by the sea.

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  5. Banana fritters RM25!!! *faints*...and I thought the Bistecca Alla Roberto, RM37...or was it RM47 was rather expensive. I guess much of the astronomical charges would be for the exclusiveness of the place - charges for being there.

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    1. I hope you've recovered. Yes, this place it is best to buy the all inclusive package.

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  6. This was my favorite restaurant at Pangkor Laut. Everything was well prepared and delicious. Listening to the waves crash on the rocks outside and the moonlight walk back on the wooden path added extra ambiance.

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    1. Yes, the journey to and from is just as impressive. :-)

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  7. The scallops look amazing, amazed to hear that it only secured the bronze :p The prices look hefty, but I guess we shouldn't expect different from Pangkor Laut.

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  8. whoa, those have got to the most plump and luscious scallops i've seen in a loooooong time! i wish i could reach out into my computer screen, pluck one and pop it into my waiting mouth! :D

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    1. That's a great image! I can't wait until technology allows us to do just that.

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  9. I was once live in Pangkor, this is definitely a good choice to dine in!!

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  10. I'm not a carnivore but the sizzling beef looks tempting!

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  11. The scallops definitely steal the limelight in the veggie dish

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