Saturday, July 19, 2008

Spice Island - The spice of life

Embark on a culinary adventure that runs the gamut from fine Malay-Indian cuisine to rustic Italian delights in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Many Sutera Harbour Resort guests, especially foreigners are invariably drawn to Spice Island, the resort’s signature Malay restaurant that proudly showcases the Malay Archipelago’s rich culinary heritage.

Staff in traditional apparel welcomed us warmly at the door while soft gamelan music played in the background. Miniature old-fashioned bicycles bearing baskets of local tidbits appeared on our table as we perused the extensive menu.

Chef Jitender Singh Bisht and his team took us on a spice-laden gastronomic adventure of Malay and Indian delicacies. The appetiser of Otak-otak Udang Rangup (RM18-RM42) and Sup Ikan Halia Muda (RM13-RM18) displayed two interesting facets of ginger. In the savoury, lightly spiced custard of minced fish and prawn, the ginger’s pungency and hotness came across stronger and sharper while the tangy fish broth had a bitter aftertaste.

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