A Gastronomic Ode to Malaysian Flavours: Desaru Coast Gourmet Series Returns!

The authentic Malaysian flavours
By: Iffah Salleh
May 16, 2023

Desaru Coast is thrilled to announce the exciting return of its famous dining series, Gourmet Series – A Malaysian Journey, which will surely win your heart and tummy!

Following the success of its first edition, this unique food series invites all food lovers to enjoy a delightful exploration of Malaysia’s famous flavours and local ingredients. 

You will have the chance to experience three incredible fine-dining events that will reignite your love for Malaysian cuisine. Prepare to be amazed by this extraordinary journey!

Crafted By Malaysia’s Finest Culinary Masters

Picture(from left): Chef Su Kim Hock, Chef Raymond Tham, Chef Johnson Wong

Embark on an extraordinary culinary journey as the Desaru Coast Gourmet Series 2023 unfolds. 

The series begins with Series I, where Chef Johnson Wong takes the stage, renowned for his innovative creations at gēn Penang, a distinguished Select Restaurant and Communal Table by gēn, a beloved Bib Gourmand establishment. 

Then, prepare for a seamless transition to Series II, where Michelin-starred Chef Su Kim Hock from Au Jardin, Penang, showcases his culinary brilliance. 

Finally, Series III awaits, featuring the exceptional talent of Chef Raymond Tham, co-founder and executive chef of Skillet KL and Beta, both esteemed Select Restaurants. 

Get ready to savour a symphony of flavours and experience the finest culinary craftsmanship by these esteemed chefs.

Limited Time: Series I

Picture: Seafood Donabe

Esteemed Malaysian chefs join forces with the Executive Chefs of Desaru Coast’s luxurious resorts and properties in each chapter of the series. Additionally, each guest chef will create a unique signature dish, exclusively featured at the host restaurants for a limited time.

Experience Series I of the 2023 Gourmet Series with Chef Johnson Wong at Sea.Fire.Salt. Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas from 26th to 28th May. It is an innovative contemporary Malaysian dish, with elevated Peranakan classics, and exquisite flavours.

Picture: Longan-scented Crudo

From succulent oysters immersed in a refreshing cucumber broth with hints of herb oil and floral vinegar, to the unique twist of Nyonya acar. It won’t stop there, expect the delectable combination of char-grilled prawns, coated in a luscious coconut butter sauce infused with gula melaka. 

The tenderness of racks of lamb and the richness of rendang tok braised lamb cutlets. And don’t miss the fragrant nasi ulam served alongside salted duck egg and an array of delightful surprises.

For those seeking a more intimate experience, enjoy exclusive dinner seated reservation on the 26th and 27th of May, followed by a wonderful brunch on the 28th of May. 

Enhance your gastronomic journey with curated wine pairings by Moët & Chandon, Whispering Angel, and Terrazas de los Andes. Join us for an unforgettable dining experience that redefines Malaysian cuisine.

Mark Your Calendar For Series II & III

Series II of the 2023 Gourmet Series is set to take place in September at One&Only Desaru Coast, featuring the culinary collaboration of Chef Su Kim Hock and Chef Johnson Wong for a remarkable six-hand dining experience.

In November, the spotlight will shift to Series III, where Chef Raymond Tham will lead the culinary delights at the Big Easy Bar & Grill, located in The Els Club Desaru Coast.


Package I(Guests to Desaru Coast for the gastronomic journey)RM450 nett per person for dinner or brunch, plus RM200 nett for wine pairings.
Package II(Guests traveling from Singapore for the brunch)RM780 nett per person for brunch with return ferry tickets, plus RM200 nett for wine pairings.


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