* This article was also published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 13th August 2010.

Since opening its doors over three decades ago at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, the Feringgi Grill has always offer a truly unique fine dining experiences for both locals and international diners. This great restaurant has garnered the Most Innovative Western Restaurant in Malaysia 2008/2009 Award.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

A view of the beautiful chandelier through Feringgi Grill

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

The dining room provides guests with a refined dining experience


Executive Sous Chef Adam Roy has since innovated new flavors and a fresh perspective to its menu. Besides the fresh take on the classic favorites, he has supplemented more mains using interesting combination of flavors which indeed gives the Feringgi Grill menu a wide variety of options. Furthermore, the restaurant also offers children and vegetarian menu which gives everyone the opportunity to dine in!

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

We started with a fresh basket of homemade bread paired with a side of butter and dip. There was the triple dinner roll, with the smoked fish focaccia sandwiched between the multi grain and the white dinner roll. Also included was the parmesan cheese sticks and onion and herb lavash, all delicious by themselves or with the dip.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Before the appetizers, we had our appetite stimulated by a small morsel of Home Smoked Fish with Apple Salad. The sweet, smoky flavor of the fish goes well with the sweet, tangy green apple.

There are more than fourteen items under the appetizer section and we had six. It was a delight seeing some of the familiar appetizers that I  had enjoyed when I attended the event hosted by Rasa Sayang for Dato’ Jimmy Choo.

The Beef Steak and Quail Egg (RM29)

This dish featured medium rare strips of flank (100g) neatly rounded up, garnished with rocket leaves and a quail sunny side up.

Though consider a relatively tough cut of meat, it was surprisingly done with tenderness and great flavor. The dish was decorated with crispy black pepper-shoe string potatoes and drizzled with Lea & Perrins sauce.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Crab Salad Stuffed Smoked Tomato (RM28)

The next appetizer was the Crab Salad Stuffed Smoked Tomato. The tapestry of avocado, extra virgin olive oil, grilled green onion-herb paint, all combined giving this dish a dimension of flavors.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Smoke-Grilled Duck Liver (RM 78)

The Smoke-Grilled Duck Liver with sides of kiwi sorbet and warm fruit salsa was a mélange of flavor. The liver is set atop a piece of paprika toast. The kiwi sorbet and warm fruit salsa provided the amount of acidity to complement the creamy liver.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Smoked Crispy Lamb Belly (RM 22)

The lamb belly, hot smoked for eight hours with a smoky depth and flavor was served with pure Canadian Maple Syrup. The smoke penetrated the meat, imparting a distinctive scent. The natural sweetness of the maple syrup complemented the lamb perfectly by cutting through the fats.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

 

Grilled Pizzette (RM 27)

The Grilled Pizzette had soothing goat’s and parmesan cheeses, cherry tomatoes, basil, and balsamic-tomato reduction. This thin crispy piece of pizza with the charred and distinct cheese flavors is enough to satisfy any pizza lover.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Grilled Scallops (RM 28)

The Grilled Scallops were served sitting on a bed of spicy green guava salad, alongside with grilled peach chutney. I loved the discs of scallop, grilled with the sweet smell of smoke. Although slightly salty, the juicy scallops were nonetheless enjoyable with the pickled of sweet, savory and chili-spiked guava with a dash of chutney.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

There were plenty of variety in the six appetizers, well balanced!

We had a chat with Chef Adam before the serving of the mains. He is the kind of chef who would spend some time sharing with you about the food and the ingredients on his menu. He  had the fire-grilled meat and seafood seasoned with a combination of natural Himalayan pink salt and Sarawak black peppercorns, and had it grilled using kayu bakau (mangrove wood).

The simple seasoning works well, with the salt bringing out the natural flavors of the meat and black peppercorns adding a touch of spice to it.

Chef Adam Roy of Feringgi Grill by what2seeonline.com

Chef Adam helming the kitchen since early 2009

We continued with the sherbet with pineapple juice, a great dish to refresh the appetite before the serving of the main course.

The grilled dishes comes with a choice of twelve types of vegetable and potato accompaniments for diners to choose from. We opt for the Jumping Crab Mushrooms with Basil and the Duck Fat Poached Carrot Hay from the Veggie B-sides and the Sour Cream-Sweet Potato Mash from the Potato B-Sides.

Fire Grilled Fresh Tiger Prawns (300g @ RM68)

Chef Adam had the locally sourced prawns grilled.  The prawns were fresh and moist with a great charred grill flavor. The side of finely grated carrot hay sautéed in duck fat balanced well against the grilled prawns. According to Chef Adam, the Tiger prawns are replenished twice a week!

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Smoked Lamb : Oxtail and Belly (RM65)

From Chef Adam’s signature mains, we had the Smoked Lamb : Oxtail and Belly served with sautéed crab mushrooms, sour cream-sweet potato mash and chopped ginger flower.

Upon ordering this dish, Manager Ryan Tham did explained that the oxtail is merely a name for the collarbone! The oxtail and the belly were slow smoked with a nice smoked bark on the outside and it was livened by colorful aromatic ginger flowers. I enjoyed every bit of meat and tendon from the collarbone which was tender but still have some chew.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

 

‘Burgundy Style’ Braised Beef Cheek (RM 68)

Proceeding to the Innovative Classics, I picked the ‘Burgundy Style’ Braised Beef Cheek, with king mushrooms served on a bed of crushed potatoes.

This braised beef cheek was a good rendition, with succulent pieces of beef braised in hearty yet intense red wine reduction gravy with Burgundy which imparts a lovely flavor. The king mushrooms contributes a nice sweet texture to the dish.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

 

Many restaurants fail to have desserts that live up to the appetizer and entree, but in Feringgi Grill, there are many sweets to choose from.

Sticky Date Pudding (RM 22)
Mango-Milk Cream (RM 22)

The Mango-Milk cream came decorated with slices of fresh mango, vanilla bean and passion fruit was visually appealing. I personally find the dessert on the sweeter side. However for those with a sweet tooth, then this would be a marvelous choice!

We enjoyed the moist sticky date pudding adorned with ice cream, drizzled with toffee sauce. The thick slice of cake has an intense flavor with tastes of dates.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Sticky Date Pudding with toffee sauce

As for the complimentary pralines, I had it down in one bite.

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Complimentary Pralines

Overall, we enjoyed the meal. We left the restaurant with the sensuous aromas of the food still lingering on! Grilling and smoking is definitely staying in Feringgi Grill!

Feringgi Grill : Best of Appetizing Grilling and Smoking Sensations

Feringgi Grill is running a free dessert promotion for every main course during the month of August. One of the desserts (on rotational basis) is the sticky date pudding.

Feringgi Grill
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
Batu Feringgi Beach
11100 Penang

Tel: 04 8888888

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12 comments so far

 1 

Smoking sensations? Time for the torch song “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” to come on for the appreciative diners, surely? :)

CK Lam Reply:

Indeed an enjoyable sensation, you should try it one day :)

August 10th, 2010 at 9:02 am
 2 

Wow!!!!!!!!!! This is real good leh!!!! Must find time to go already… :)
Thanks for sharing!

CK Lam Reply:

Just take hubby along and have a great night, but best to make a reservation before hand.

August 10th, 2010 at 10:45 am
 3 

fulamak! the quality of food and wine… wish i can dine like that too~

CK Lam Reply:

Perhaps you can pay a visit to FG to celebrate a special occasion.

August 10th, 2010 at 5:03 pm
 4 

taufulou: High class dining needs high class people la…huhu~

CK Lam Reply:

Everyone is welcome in FG including you and taufulou :)

August 10th, 2010 at 8:41 pm
 5 

The finest grill cuisine indeed! :)

CK Lam Reply:

FG is indeed the place to indulge in smoked & grilled delights.

August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 pm
 6 

Classic! I would have a romantic, table for two is a must!

CK Lam Reply:

Haha…FG is the ideal place for any occasion.

August 11th, 2010 at 12:38 am
 7 

Such a nice restaurant with awesome food! those pralines looked lovely!

CK Lam Reply:

Do make a surprise visit to FG when you are in Penang with your saucer. I am sure he will love the place.

August 11th, 2010 at 9:09 am
 8 

Nice presentation make people have more appetite eh…. ^^

CK Lam Reply:

You are right mimi…. it is the whole experience, from the ambiance to the pleasant service, food presentation and of course the taste.

August 11th, 2010 at 10:13 am
 9 

I love the meaty spread …. pairing with wine just make it heavenly

CK Lam Reply:

There are many more meaty items in the menu besides those that I had. Do check out their wine list too. There are plenty from the old and new world for you to choose from for pairing with the food.

August 11th, 2010 at 11:35 pm
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 10 

Adam Roy is a God in the kitchen. As long as he’s cooking, I will be there.

August 13th, 2010 at 8:21 am
 11 

Definitely sounds like a place I’d like to take Annie to. High class, innovative American fare is something sorely missing here in Kuching.

August 23rd, 2010 at 1:41 am
 12 

My wife & I tried their chicken and fish (i think it’s a red snapper) sometime in July and we thought that their chicken was very tender, juicy, succulent and juicy and definitely VERY different from other grilled chicken that we’ve ever tasted. Their fish was very fresh, soft & well-complimented by my mom who’s normally are very hard to please when comes to any kind of fish dish.

August 27th, 2010 at 11:29 am

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  1. Penang Restaurant Christmas and New Year Food Promotions | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    Dec 09 2010 / 8pm:

    [...] Feringgi Grill Innovative Set Menus From 1 October to 30 November 2010 Choose between a Wood Plank Black Cod and a 200 Day Grain Fed Beef Sirloin, complete with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Other delectable culinary creations including burnt pumpkin soup featuring passion-fruit duck liver dumpling, smoked crispy lamb belly with pure Canadian maple syrup, smoked salmon mascarpone and more. Time : 6.30pm to 10.30pm Price : MYR 130++ per person (Wood Plank Black Cod), MYR 145++ per person (Beef Sirloin) More of other dishes available in Feringgi Grill can be view here. [...]

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