Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fine Dine @ Kuantan...


We enjoy dining out but for the love of home cooked food we would only do it from time to time to enhance our quality of life. We would go out to have dinner at a fine restaurant or invite another couple to join it. In a way having another couple at the table would add color to the dinning environment and the chat would be livelier. At time when we are out during the daytime and it happens to be during lunch time we would go to some fine restaurant to enjoy the food. We are somewhat fussy about where we would eat. Like we would gather information from friends as to where are the good dinning places in town. We sat ourselves some conditions that among other things the place must be clean. We meant clean all over and not just the dinning table only. This is because we went out not only to enjoy the food and the company but to enjoy the evening or the day as well. I once told a friend if one is thirsty then just get a bottle of water and gulp down and you are done or if one is hungry just grasp a sandwich and eat it and you are done. To me dinning out must be enjoyable and done at our own pace and in a relax atmosphere. Enjoying the food and having a great time as well.

While on a holiday in Kuantan a month ago, a sort of take it easy visit back to my hometown we had a fun morning at the beach of Teluk Cempedak and come evening we decide to go for a fine dine at one of the best Western food restaurant in town. Situated at Jalan Teluk Sisek is a great place to enjoy dinner in its quiet environment. There are not that many such places in Kuantan so this restaurant has been the one we frequent whenever we are in Kuantan. There is another one at Jalan Beserah the East Grill where the food is superb as well. But for that night with another couple we decided to go for a fine dine at the Sherwood. We arrived just after eight in evening and I found that the interior of the restaurant has a new ambiance that creates an atmosphere of peace and tranquility for a good dinner. We found a nice table and after looking at the menu did our order and it look like everyone chooses a different dish.

While waiting for our food to arrive we chat and yarn on whatever subjects that came to our minds and then in came a familiar person with his spouse and daughter. We had known this couple since 1989 when I was then working in Kuantan. He walks over and greets us and then they took another table and from time to time chat across the tables on other subjects. After we have finished our foods and was about to leave, our niece look again at the other lady and to her surprise she found that the other lady is her classmate whiles they were in Secondary School in Mentakab, Pahang some thirty years ago. Well it was sort of a reunion of lost friend. My, some thirty years later. What a day in their lives. So at that moment in time we all chat again and then I took some snaps of the happening and above is the image of the reunion of the old friends together with my spouse. In the image above the lady in the middle with the black tudung is the one. What a coincident, the great food and that reunion of old friends do made our day.

Have a nice day.

8 comments:

VersedAnggerik said...

next time datang ke Kuantan, try out Crocodile Rock pulak ye?

equally good, I would say!

Pak Idrus said...

VersedAnggerik, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on eating out.

BTW is this Crocodile Rock a restaurant or do you have suggestions of where I could fine dine in Kuantan other then the places I mentioned.

Have a nice day.

A Voice said...

Pak Idrus

Do read my posting on a Malay inspired fine dining here which I had an input here.

Fine dining comes at fine pricing. But it is worthied.

Pak Idrus said...

A Voice, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the subject of this posting.

Actually it is so difficult to enjoy fine dine of Malay Food in the whole of Malaysia. High time they create such place. Have not visited it and would try soon.

Have a nice day.

LaLaLOLa said...

mai ktn x habaq pun pak idrus...

Pak Idrus said...

LaLaLOLa, thanks for the visit and the comment. Well, the next time!

Have a nice day.

dining tables said...

I can see that it is a great place to stay and eat. The foods are so great. I need to visit that very relaxing place.

Pak Idrus said...

dining tables, thanks for the visit. Have a nice day.