|Nelayan al fresco seating|
|Thai Beef Salad RM40|
|Club Sandwich RM35|
|Mexican Tortillas RM40|
|Asian Burger RM40|
|Garden Salad RM35|
|Scallops and Asparagus on bed of seaweed and mushrooms|
|Tom Yam Talay RM30|
|Pan Seared Fish with Prawns|
|Rich Chocolate Mousse and Mascarpone Fluff|
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terranganu, Malaysia
A moderate drink list covers all of the bases with more than enough to refresh on a summery day. The food menu covers salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers, pastas, local delights and desserts and is more than enough to satisfy post swim cravings. Although labeled the Western restaurant on the resort, there are still sufficient regional dishes for locals and tourists alike to savour the native pleasures of the East Coast.
|Corona & Sav Blanc|
The Tropical Salad was a fresh mix of crisp mesclun, crunchy bean sprouts, sliced four-angle beans, shredded cabbage, pineapple, mango and coriander served with an Asian-inspired dressing. As noted in many previous posts, Malaysian chefs have a tendency towards gross generosity when is comes to dressing salads. So, if you prefer a lighter meal, do remember to request the dressing on side.
The Thai Beef Salad featured char-grilled Australian beef, sliced and served warm on eggplants with tomatoes, capsicum, onions and homemade Thai dressing. It had quite the bite to it doing the country proud, as did the Spicy Thai seafood soup, Tom Yam Talay, infused with lemongrass.
|Tropical Salad RM30|
We ate another midday meal again at Nelayan before departure and found similar quality with the Nelayan Burger, Garden Salad, Caeser Salad with pan seared tuna, Mexican Tortilla and Apple Pie.
From a bright well lit beach café during the day, Nelayan transforms into a romantic softly illuminated scene at night.
Already partially undressed (shoes removed and light beach wear), a private dinner on the beach makes a romantic and memorable encounter. Seduced by the texture of soft sand under your feet, crooned to by the sea crashing the shore, and caressed by the gentle breeze, a meal on the beach is exhilarating and vivifying. Lit by candles flickering in the zephyr, flames of a nearby beach bonfire and the glow of the moon, by evening’s end you’ve formed an amorous relationship with the sea with a promise of a repeated rendezvous.
While the prices might seem a bit steep, remember you’re paying for an incredible and exclusive ambience. If you’re wise, you’ll sign up for one of Tanjong Jara’s all-inclusive packages including meals and accommodation. Residents of Malaysia and Singapore receive special rates so contact the YTL Travel Centre to find out about their latest promotions.
Reason to visit: a laid back meal by the sea and pool during the day or a romantic dinner with the sand in your toes in the evening, cauliflower and prawn soup, Asian burger, crisp salads (with dressing on the side), friendly attentive service
Tanjong Jara Resort
Batu 8 off Jalan Dungun
YTL Travel Centre
+6 03 2783 1000