Guests staying in Pangkor Laut Resort have several good choices of food outlets to dine in. Besides Feast Village and the Royal Bay Beach Club mentioned in my earlier post, we’d like to share with you our dining experiences in Chapman’s Bar and Fisherman’s Cove.
This bar is located at Emerald Bay and is a must-go place! You can either take a long walk to the bay or take the easy way like we did: just hop onto the resort’s vehicles which are available to ferry guests around the property.
Emerald Bay is so pretty and the water there is really a gorgeous deep shade of emerald. Deck chairs and towels are available, so just bring your sunglasses, a book and sunscreen. Centuries-old trees provide nice cool shade everywhere and the beach is clean and well maintained. When hunger pangs hit, just head on to Chapman’s Bar, just a few steps away.
Guests can choose to sit inside or dine al fresco on the sand where tables and chairs are set up among the trees.
A decent buffet is laid out for lunch. Grilled meats can be ordered a la minute, the satay is superb and we love the mee mamak cooked by a young chappy there too! The Hainanese chicken rice is pretty decent, honestly.
Then there are the irresistible pots of dhall curry and fish curry to go with breads all laid out enticingly. I’m not sure if it’s the fresh sea breeze from Emerald Bay that’s whetting our appetites but we liked almost everything served in Chapman’s Bar – no kidding.
*Latest update: Chapman’s Bar is now serving lunch from their a la carte menu, just so that guests get their food freshly prepared and cooked!
This beautiful sea-facing restaurant is just next to the Spa Village and is a fine-dine outlet so there is a dress code to observe. To add on to the cool classy ambience, Fisherman’s Cove welcomes only diners aged 16 years and above for the comfort of all their guests. The restaurant offers western grill, Italian cuisine and the freshest seafood.
The tables on the terrace closest to the sea are always the first ones to be filled as guests just love to watch the sunset sipping their pre-dinner drinks there. If you want to grab one of these “premium” tables, you gotta be there early!
Our dinner there started with Seared Foie Gras – a stunning presentation consisting of layers of caramelised mangoes interspersed with the creamy foie gras and fungus confit seeped in its sweet pool of decadent au jus.
The 2nd appetizer was just as impressive – Maguro Sashimi , the glossy red tuna layered between black herbal gelee and dotted with ponzu dressing by the side. I must confess those appetizers really looked too pretty to eat and they were perfect subjects for foodporn.
DL and I shared a bowl of Rock Lobster Bisque – a thick saffron-scented broth that’s totally full-bodied and bursting with flavour with neat piles of sweet potato chips and lobster terrine by the side.
We took the easy way out by sharing the huge Pangkor Seafood Pyramid – a splendid platter of grilled mixed seafood. The sweet prawns, mussels, squids, fish and lobsters all tasted like they’ve just been fished out of the ocean.
Before we staggered back to our villa, we ended the meal with Chocolate Spring Rolls with Vanilla Ice cream and an extra scoop of smooth chocolate ice cream.
Chocolate Ice Cream
More information about Chapman’s Bar and Fisherman’s Cove can be found in Pangkor Laut Resort’s website.