Sunday, August 17, 2014

Feast Village @ Gaya Island Resort, Malaysia

Feast Village is the interactive all-day dining restaurant in Gaya Island Resort. The open kitchens showcase a patisserie and cooking stations and offers diverse cuisine ranging from Asian to Western.  During the day, the restaurant is bathed in natural lighting and diners can enjoy a gorgeous view of the surrounding beach and Mount Kinabalu from the restaurant. 

During our first evening at the resort, we had our dinner at Feast Village. On the menu, you can expect to see Western starters, lamb, steak, pizza, burgers as well as fresh seafood which can be cooked in your desired cooking style/sauce. All diners who order either an appetizer/main course can enjoy as much desserts as they would like from the patisserie counter. If you are here under the Resident's Package, you can choose to have your lunch/dinner here.

We decided to go for an all-seafood meal, starting with Dancing Prawns from the Chinese kitchen. Fresh, juicy prawns are coated in a light batter and deep fried, then tossed in mayo, sesame seeds and bonito flakes (the bonito flakes looks like it's "dancing" (swaying)). We also ordered the golden soft shell crab and spiced salt fried calamari, both deep fried to crispy perfection.

Dancing Prawns

Golden soft shell crab and spiced salt fried calamari

Our favorite dish of the evening is this pan seared cod, served with sauteed spinach and tomato-basil sauce. The fish was nicely cooked, flaky and fresh, and Baby C especially couldn't get enough of it. A really simple fish cooked very well.

Oh, we did order a steak with our all-seafood meal. The surf 'n' turf here boasts a 150g grain-fed filet mignon topped with a slipper lobster. I forgot to take a photo of the cut steak, but it was cooked perfectly to medium, very tender and juicy. Thoroughly enjoyed this!

Another winning dish for us is this simple wok fried scallops with assorted vegetables. Looks like I'm not the only scallop monster in my family, as my kids devoured the scallops even faster than me! Hehe.

On the blackboard, Catch of the Day is listed out and for that evening, they had seabass, snapper and tiger prawn. We ordered the tiger prawn in black pepper sauce as recommended by the waiting staff. Undoubtedly the tiger prawn was fresh and taut.

And then, it was dessert time... unlimited helpings of mini cakes, macarons and tarts. Overall, the selection was pretty good and we enjoyed most of the desserts here, especially the macarons.

Carrot cake and macarons

Breakfast is also served at Feast Village from 7.00 am onwards. Everyday, we are up by 6am to watch the sunrise, then take a slow stroll down to the restaurant for our breakfast. At the patisserie, you can find freshly baked bread, yogurt, cereal as well as cronuts (served from 8am onwards).

Great view to eat breakfast to

One of the things we love most about breakfast here is the freshly squeezed juice at the juicing counter. Vitamin boost :)

You can order eggs, stating your preferred cooking method (fried/scrambled/poached/boiled), pancakes or roti canai from the cascade menu. There is also a noodle counter - usually one pre-fried noodle dish will be at the buffet line but you can also customize the ingredients and put in your order. We really like the fried noodles and meehoon here, so tasty! Nasi lemak, Malaysia's unofficial national dish is also served here every morning.

Nasi lemak

Eggs Benedict

Breakfast is served here from 7am-10.30am, lunch from 12pm to 3pm and dinner from 7pm to 10.30pm.


Location: Gaya Island Resort, Malohom Bay, Pulau Gaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia.

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  1. Everything looks so good here! Not only the food but the view as well! :P

  2. Oooo...they've done up the place so nicely. Was there ages ago - my girl still in school at the time.

  3. The unlimited dessert package is very attractive hee..hee...


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