Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia

Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia

Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Nelayan
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Nelayan al fresco seating
Tanjong Jara beach resort, YTL
Thai Beef Salad RM40
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Club Sandwich RM35
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Mexican Tortillas RM40
Tanjong Jara Resort
Asian Burger RM40
Tanjong Jara Beach Resort, Malaysia
Garden Salad RM35
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Seaside Dining
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Scallops and Asparagus on bed of seaweed and mushrooms
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Tom Yam Talay RM30
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara, romantic dinner on beach
Pan Seared Fish with Prawns

Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Beef Medallions
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Rich Chocolate Mousse and Mascarpone Fluff
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terranganu, Malaysia
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Nelayan

An idyllic tropical beach setting with tables cleverly
arranged to capture the best of the seascape is what you find at Nelayan
Restaurant at Tanjong Jara Resort. Waves crashing the beige sand, azure sea
deepening on the horizon, brilliant blue skies and sea breeze set the stage for
lunch.

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.
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Corona & Sav Blanc

We arrived to the resort ravenous so as soon as we were
checked in headed directly to the beach café for lunch. Wait staff proved
friendly and efficient and patient enough to answer all of our questions
politely.

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.  
Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Tropical Salad RM30

The Club Sandwich is one of hubby’s favourites and, if it’s
on the menu, it’s an easy bet that he’ll order it. Nelayan’s version came with
chicken breast (you could also choose beef) with beef bacon layered on white
bread with lettuce, eggs, tomatoes, cucumber and cheese. Following the
manager’s recommendation I ordered the Asian Burger. A grilled beef patty on
ginger blossom, lemongrass, coriander, finely sliced cabbage and mango,
seasoned with soy sauce and spiced mayonnaise came piled high on a sesame seed
bun. This might just be the most flavourful patty I’ve ever eaten.

Nelayan, Tanjong Jara Resort, Terangganu, Malaysia, YTL, beach resort
Apple Pie

Chasing for a glimpse of childhood, hubby finished with a
Banana Split.  Three scoops of ice cream
crowned a fresh split banana and was drizzled with chocolate syrup and whipped
cream.

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.
Tanjong Jara Beach Resort, Nelayan, romantic beach dinner
Amuse Bouche

While the sundown menu at Nelayan is a la carte featuring
fresh seafood, dinner on the beach comes as a set with a choice of either fish
or beef as the main. An amuse bouche in the form of a Tom Yam Chicken Ball (rocked!)
and Cucumber Juice (not so fond of) accompanied by freshly baked walnut bread
(crunchy crusty and soft middle just the way I like it), balsamic and olive oil
started the meal favorably. While we both liked the Teriyaki Scallops and thin
sprigs of asparagus that came next, the seaweed and mushroom base however was a
little too slippery for our personal tastes. The Cauliflower and Prawn Soup was
delicious! The contrast in flavours and textures intermingled with the ocean
air to create a wholesome soup very appropriate for seaside dining. An Orange Sorbet
cleansed our palates before the main. After soup and starter, two whopping Beef
Medallions with a vegetable gratin, steamed cabbage and bok choy was more than
any rational person could get through (even hubby took his time – although do
note, none went to waster every succulent slice was consumed). The Pan Seared
Fish topped with two king prawns and sided with potato mash and a spicy
vegetable caponeta was tasty enough to not need even a drop of the sweet
dipping sauce. Full to the brim but not willing to miss what the chef had created
for dessert we shared an aerated mascarpone fluff tasting like Christmas with
raisins and dried fruit with rich chocolate mousse.

Tanjong Jara Beach Resort, YTL
Orange Sorbet

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
Nelayan
Tanjong Jara Resort
Batu 8 off Jalan Dungun
23000 Dungun
Terangganu, Malaysia
YTL Travel Centre
+6 03 2783 1000
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12 Comments

  1. Heard of the place, never been. Beautiful, and food looks great too.

  2. Enjoy both the scenery and food, I want! 🙂

  3. i have heard many nice things about this place.. but sadly i nv been there before. thanks for sharing =)

  4. Your words are so delicious I can almost taste that marscapone fluff and hear the sea lapping on the shore…I want a holiday!!

  5. nelayan's a great name for a restaurant … and so perfect for this one! 😀

  6. I like the scallop..
    nelayan.. sound like all all the fresh catch from the sea.. 🙂

  7. charzylicious

    Between plr and tjr, tjr has better desserts..

  8. Tanjung Jara, I wish I can afford a vacation there~~

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