Azure Pool Bar & Cafe at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
There is something new and exciting happening at Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. The crew of everydayfoodilove.co were lucky to be invited to witness this new transformation. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu has launched its brand new dining outlet, Azure Pool Bar and Cafe, which was designed to become known as a lifestyle venue and to cater to demand for ever increasing sunset view lovers whilst setting a refreshing new standard for dining in Kota Kinabalu. As it's namesake suggest, you will be greeted with blue skies, while you take a dip in their huge swimming pool while their friendly staff cater to your every food or beverages demand.
Azure Pool Bar and Cafe
Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens,
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Phone:+60 88-322 222
It is always a pleasure attending invite by Le Meridien. If you don’t already know, Le Meridien has completely redone their décor: incorporating modern take of the arts with a lot of local Sabah influence, such as bamboos, long house and many of our caves. The new lobby and adjacent cafe revealed it's fresh look since July last year.
As mentioned before, we are particularly very excited of their latest outlet, simply called Azure. This is the next hotspot for sunset viewing! So what are you waiting for come now, while Azure is still uncrowded (unlike that famous spot everyone is clamouring to enter). You'll get just as stunning a view while being pampered by live music on weekends and even better food and drinks served to you.
Open dining concept and open kitchen gives a sense of wide space and uncluttered view. Your food is prepared live before you so it's a feast for the eyes as well as the belly.
A shoutout of thanks to Jacqueline and Bernie who was on deck to ensure our experience was top notch. You too can be rest assured that their team is always on their toes to ensure only the best for their guest and customers.
From left: Bernie Esper (Manager for Azure, Favola and Latitude 05), Jacqueline Jinuin (Complex Digital Marketing Manager), Monica, Angeline and Jack from Everydayfoodilove.co
The Fried oats coated fish fillet (RM41) was crunchy, lightly spiced so it doesnt overwhelm the tender and fresh fish inside, so the layers of texture is very nice. Their homeade tartar sauce was refreshing and chips were nicely done.
The seafood wrap (RM45) is beautiful as it is delicious. The filling is sweet and savoury with a twist of heat from the capsicum and jalapeno. Each bite is as refreshing as the next, and you will be left wanting for more.
If you want something local instead, this Watan Ho (RM37) is definitely a hit. The essence of Chinese cooking using wok hei, meaning controlled high heat with quick movement of stir frying, is capture in this dish, resulting in the most authentic taste and texture. The sauce is perfectly seasoned, while the seafood is fresh and succulent, the vege still firm and the flat noodle al dante.
Vegetarians are not left out, here lay before us is the Marinated vegetable sandwich (RM37). The charcoal bread is already a signature of healthy eating, but the filling will make you feel you've added few years to your life: all the goodness of capsicum, avocado, mushroom, tomato, hummus and alfalfa sprouts, which is all the hallmark of health concious dining. This way, you can indulge (oh yes! its so yummy its almost wrong for something so healthy) and remain guilt free!
This Australian Mulwarra Black Angus beef burger (RM72) is second to none. Lightly packed beef but full of texture, you can feel the faint aroma of rosemary and a deft touch of parmesan, just enough so as not to overpower the freshness of the beef. If you love burger, and you know your beef, you'll appreciate the work that goes into this, from the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle and making it on to your plate all the way to KK, to the skilful preperation, to that explosion of taste and texture resulting from perfect harmony of beef, emental cheese (original swiss cheese with a sweet and savory taste) caramalized onion and more beef bacon. You will definitely not regret this burger.
For dessert, we had coconut Verrine (RM26) coconut pudding with coconut flakes is the best way to curtain call this wonderful meal. Not too sweet but very refreshing, the coconuts are the freshest ones as it is abundantly available in town. It seems only apt (some would call it cliched) to have this, as you sit by the seaside, looking at the horizon as you watch the sun set. Perfecto!
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