Rhu is the flagship fine dining eating establishment in Tanjung Rhu resort. There’s a dress code and I can’t pronounce most of the items on the menu. It is one of three restaurants in the resort and offers a great view of the sunset in Langkawi.
The ambiance is unbeatable…imagine dining al fresco, sipping wine as the sea breeze whets your appetite while you listen to the haunting refrains of a great string quartet playing in the background.
I was amazed by their talent – they had me at cello. 😉 I was walking around the first day when the wind carried the violinist’s soulful rendition of Phantom of the Opera over. I could not help but be mesmerized.
Okay, back to the food at Rhu, they have a set gourmet menu priced at RM 195. I had the pleasure of dining with the manager of Tanjung Rhu – Melvin, and his daughter Isabell. I was there with Douglas and Alice (their daughter Louise was with the babysitter coz the Rhu does not allow children).
I opted for the a la carte menu instead of the gourmet meal. I wanted to eat seafood since that’s what you do in Langkawi! Hell, I had seafood for every single meal while I was staying at Tanjung Rhu.
This is the Crab Kerabu Ketam. It’s served on a bed of fresh mango and avocado salad with ketta caviar and sweet spicy dressing. This cold appetizer weighs in at RM 58 and it’s well worth the price tag. The shredded crab meat goes very well with the mango, a contrast that dances across your taste buds.
I also had the chef’s specialty – Fresh Canadian Lobster Cream Soup (RM 49). It’s flavored with fennel and served with baked sesame seed puff pastry. I love the thick and creamy texture of the soup – it’s heartwarming, a broth for the soul as well as the stomach.
For the mains, I went for the Grilled Lemongrass Lobster Tail (RM 147) which is served on a seafood dumpling and a side of sauteed kai lan and mild curry sauce. I like the cuisine fusion but found the curry sauce to be a bit overwhelming for the lobster tail. I prefer the natural taste of the grilled crustacean – slightly charred on the outside, but juicy when you bite into it.
The dessert rounded up the meal nicely – this is the Chocolate Mille-Feuille, a concoction served with mini apple, nougat ice cream and raspberry coulis (RM 39). I would highly recommend the banana flambe, which is prepared with gusto right beside your table. True to all gourmet restaurant, the portions are small at Rhu and you won’t be hard pressed to find space for after dinner drinks.
It was a night of good food and great conversations, ranging from psychology to literature, a delicious end to the trip to Langkawi.
18 thoughts on “Rhu”
will visit langkawi soon as i like beach…the lobster seem worth to try… 😉
i have been to Rhu before and I for one APPLAUD their no kid’s policy.. what joy! no screaming, crying, running wildly , LITTLE people to kill the romantic ambiance when u r paktor-ing with ur loved one. Rhu rocks. (hahahahahaha)
ah nel: Yup, I love this resort, the Rhu changes their menu pretty frequently too coz the average guest stays for over a week! 🙂
ciki: Heh! Yeah, no kids and dress code. 🙂
It is awesome and I like how you can hear the string quarter from the reading room opposite and the great sunset – hues of orange, pink and various other colors. 🙂
I had Alaska Bombe once. A nice flambe action was involved in preparing the dessert. I just love desserts prepared with a flambe.
Would like to ask you, what do you think about fine dining/ haute cuisine?
How come the lobster wasn’t served with the claws? or did they give you a crayfish? ha ha ha. Looks like a very good meal, kudos to the chef. The plate looks good too, one thing I don’t like is the soup, looked “separated”, after you stir it, did the cream mixed evently?
How come you are dining with the manager? You got the hot for his daugther? pwak-chin already, wah, Jester will have your balls mate.
What is the difference between the ala carte and the gourmet menu?
Bloody hell, expensive! Looks like a nice spot to hang out tho.
Michelle Chin: Yeah, the presentation of flambes, the visuals and the heat really is something eh?
Fine dining, I like going, but most of the things I crave for are things I eat during my childhood. 🙂
rocket: It’s lobster tail. 😉
Dude you’re obsessed with crayfish. Haha!
Yup, the cream mixed well after stirring it in. 🙂
Oh, we were invited to dine with the manager.
Anyway, the a la carte allows you to choose while the gourmet menu changes everyday but it’s a set menu.
ShaolinTiger: Yup, premium prices for a premium place. The rates at Tanjung Rhu is not really cheap too, but it’s a great place to unwind! 🙂
Oooooh Tanjung Rhu…
I went there with my wife while we were staying at the Andaman. We wanted to use the pool at the Rhu( better beach view)…we swam for about 3 minutes before getting kicked out by security LOL. Pretty shameful – everyone was staring at us like we were criminals ahahhah.
Damn cool place! The food really looks yummy!
not all lobster have claws dude . . .old school of bomb alaska . .havent seen that in awhile. . .damn nice place dude!
another free trip?
so nice, get to dine with vips…
love your 2nd pic 🙂
Lobster tail! Why didn’t you tapao some for me and drop it in Penang on the way back? 🙁
Limo: Heh! Yeah, they have strict rules about facilities being for resort guests only. The interesting thing about Tanjung Rhu is that they have the 3rd highest spend of all hotels and resorts in Malaysia. I didn’t know that. 🙂
Carrie: Yup, it’s a very chill place! The food there is great too. 🙂
WEEN: Yeah, Tanjung Rhu attracts predominantly Caucasian guests of a certain age demographic due to their premium prices and experience. 🙂
foodcrazee: Yup! I love the place, missing it already but heading to KK during the weekend to get myself a proper tan. BTW bro, I headed up to Genting last night but didn’t have time to say hello coz it was a 30 minute casino raid – won 2k. 🙂
shimmers999: Well, it was fun! The manager of the place is very experienced – thoroughly enjoyed the hospitaly kindly furnished by the resort. 🙂
ahlost: Yup, sunset! Hey Rose, will be heading down to Kuching after KK yeah? 🙂
Cheryl: I would love to, but I flew there, didn’t drive.
Sorry Cheryl! Haven’t seen you in ages – another trip to Penang is in order! 🙂
Means you’ll be coming to Kuching next month instead? Huhuhu.. Oklor.. I’ll inform the rest then.. We were talking bout you in shower room just now .. Say you cheated our feelings.. Haha..
ahlost: No, it’s this month right? After my KK trip, I’ll be heading to Kuching. Weekend short trip, eat kolo mee only. Haha!
No la…I’ll come! Promise! =D
Wait for meeeeee. 🙂