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)
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
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
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
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
Stir-Fried Eggplant with Chili
Stir-Fried Assorted Vegetables
The free-flow hot tea was refilled promptly.
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
(Daily: 6.00pm - 8.00pm)
*No separate price given as dinner set is included in the room price.
Have a nice meal,