Resorts World Kijal is just a short drive from Kemaman and Kerteh, Terengganu and in my humble opinion, it is the only decent hotel within this locality. Previously the hotel was known as Awana Kijal Golf, Beach and Spa Resort and comes with its own private beach. Some of the hotel’s facilities are not only opened to staying guests but also opened to public for a small fee.
There are plenty of interesting things you can do in Resorts World Kijal, but if you are a foodie, you’d appreciate the fact that their restaurants offers to spoil your appetite at a decent price.
My family and I had the opportunity to have lunch and breakfast at Restaurant Kampong Meraga Beris in Resorts World Kijal during our previous trip and I have to say that I’m particularly impressed with their food offerings. Restoran Kampung Meraga Beris is quite spacious and designed to look very traditional.
Diners will be spoiled rotten with food selection over here in the restaurant
Food offerings are pretty interesting. Here’s a feast in a sampan and usually revolves around Terengganu traditional food with Malay and Thai influence.
Some of the appetizers found; assorted kerabu (traditional salad)
Acar Timun dan Nanas
Chillies stuffed with fish paste
Piping hot traditional dishes to go with your rice.
Not to be missed is their Nasi Kerabu
Nasi Kerabu is a steamed rice dish mixed with various herbs, especially the leaves of pegagan or often replaced with kemangi, vegetables, spices and accompanied with various side dishes. It was out of this world.
Another must try; assorted traditional Malay soup at the Soup Station.
Their Sup Tulang is to die for.
For those who have sweet tooth, you’ll be pleased to discover that there are plenty of traditional Malay kuih for your enjoyment too.
Savoury kuih like Cucur Ikan Bilis is also available, and this was my absolute favourite that day.
Local fruits to cleanse your palate
My boys and I ended up trying a little of everything and by the time we were done, it was almost one hour non stop indulging.
Overall, the food offered here in Restaurant Kampong Meraga Beris is really delicious but a forewarning though, most of the dishes were on the spicy side, so drink plenty of water and juices to keep the spiciness at bay.
The restaurant is opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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