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Sunday, August 13, 2017

MAS: Sutera Sanctuary Lodges @ Kinabalu Park [Dinner]

Chinese set dinner with Western starter and dessert! :P

My BFF and I spent our first night at the mountainous region in one of the four Liwagu Suites by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges (3*) inside Kinabalu Park. We had an elaborate set menu for dinner at Liwagu Restaurant, the same place where we had our lunch as described in the previous post.

Melon was eagerly waiting for all the items to arrive at the table.

Cream of Mushroom (Set Menu)
Taste: 7.5/10

Interestingly, the set menu that we had, which was largely Chinese in terms of cuisine, included a piping hot bowl of cream of mushroom and garlic bread for each of us. It was thick enough for my liking with lots of blended mushrooms.

Sweet and Sour Fish
Taste: 7.5/10

The sweet and sour fish that came with tomatoes, green bell peppers and sprinkled with sesame seeds on top was was enjoyable. The highly starchy sauce could be sweeter though to balance out the sour further.

Oyster Sauce Beef
Taste: 6.5/10

The stir-fried beef with oyster sauce, chili slices and ginger strips was actually quite savoury, but just a tad too salty when eaten without rice. The slices of red meat weren't tough, but they could definitely be tenderer.

Deep-Fried Chicken Wings
Taste: 7/10

Drizzled with just a little bit of Thai chili sauce for a zing, the deep-fried chicken wings were crispy on the outside, while still retaining their juiciness inside. They were pretty oily though.

Stir-Fried Bitter Gourd with Shrimps
Taste: 7.5/10

Cooked with lots of garlic that made the dish aromatic, the bitter gourd slices weren't excessively bitter. They came with springy shrimps that lent their natural sweetness into the dish.

Stir-Fried Eggplant with Chili
Taste: 7/10

Topped with fried shallots, the dish of stir-fried eggplant with chili was sweeter than it was spicy. I'd certainly love to have it spicier. I was thankful that the eggplant seeds, though edible, didn't make their way into the dish as I don't like them.

Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetables
Taste: 6/10

The stir-fried assorted vegetables weren't bursting with flavours, but I didn't mind that. Unfortunately, the flower-shaped carrot slices hadn't been cooked long enough as they were still pretty raw to me.

Dessert Platter
Taste: 7/10

At the end of the meal, each of us had a trio of dessert items: a fruit skewer, a scoop of strawberry ice cream and a slice of cake. The cake with strawberry jam was pretty dense and adequately sweet.


The free-flow hot tea was refilled promptly.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Pika's advice: If you're a buffet junkie, you may want to have your dinner at Balsam Buffet Restaurant instead with no additional charge to your room rate.

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges

Jalan Kinabalu
Kinabalu Park
(Daily: 6.00pm - 8.00pm)

*No separate price given as dinner set is included in the room price.

Have a nice meal,

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