Eating Abroad Malaysia

Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia – The Dining Experience

January 19, 2017

Being stranded on a tropical island doesn’t seem like the worst fate on earth until the beach frolicking grows tiresome and the call of the tummy can no longer be ignored. Only a teeny weeny problem if you’re anything like me and have no hunting, fishing or foraging skills; the prospect of playing Russian roulette with leaves and berries is not particularly appealing. In fact, it’s terrifying. And rather irrationally, it was a fear I had about spending three to four days on Pangkor Laut Resort.

I know, I know, I overreacted… we were knowingly going to a luxury resort on a private island. Not exactly washing up on a grim deserted island. My first world fear was not about the need to hone my scavenger skills, the issue was whether any of the food would be any good. Restaurants in resorts have a notorious reputation for being overpriced and underwhelming; where’s the incentive to wow where you’ve got a captive customer base?

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Eating Abroad Malaysia

Afternoon Tea at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

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Eating Abroad Malaysia

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Dinner at The Ritz, Piccadilly

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Yuu Kitchen, Aldgate

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A Bit Casual Eating Out

Cinnamon Soho, Soho

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The Square Pig, Holborn

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