If you are planning for Desaru trip, do drive another 30 minutes to Sungai Rengit for live lobsters and seafood feast. Since we were heading to Desaru, we decided to visit Jade Garden Seafood Restaurant for lunch before check-in to Westin Desaru Coast. The restaurant has moved to a bigger space with air-conditioned now. They also cater outdoor dining space with seascape view as well. It has been years since I last visit Sungai Rengit. I also noticed that there are so many seafood restaurants to choose from now.
We were here around 1 plus and we noticed that they even have Muslim customers too. So, the restaurant serves no pork, no lard and it is muslim-friendly. This is good that everyone gets a taste of fresh seafood dishes here.
Here are our lunch dishes that day.
Australian Lobsters with Superior Broth– RM176.80 ~S$55.47They offer different kinds of live lobsters, and it is all seasonal pricing. We were recommended to try Australian Lobsters priced at RM260 per kg ~S$81.58 per kg because the size is bigger and meaty as compared to local lobsters. We went ahead with the suggestion and true enough the size of the lobster is almost the size of my hand palm. The lobster flesh was sweet and goes well with the savoury sweet superior broth. Shiok!
Sambal Lala (S) RM30.00 ~S$9.41
For the price, I think the portion was generous considering we only order the small size. The Lala tasted midly sweet and briny accent, but the sambal is lacking the spicy kick though.
Pan-fried Squid (S) RM40.00 ~ S$12.55
We wanted to order other type of squid but sold out. So the staff recommended their best seller pan-fried squid. Nicely done, firm and chewy in texture.
We also ordered two plate of white rice- RM2.00 ~S$0.63 per plate and a pot of Pu-er tea – RM6.00 ~S$1.88. Total bill was RM304.50 ~S495.54 including 4% service charge and 6% sales tax for 2 pax. I would say price is a bit steep for locals but reasonable though given the freshness and tastiness of the ingredients used and presented. I have yet to try other restaurants, but this is one of the popular ones here.
After you done, you can literally walk over to Yard & Co café for coffee or tea along with sweet treats to enjoy the sea breeze or chill inside the café. It is just in front of the restaurant. It is currently one and only café in Sungai Rengit. The café is Instagram-worthy and a lot of photos taking spot not to miss. Full video here.
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Jade Garden Seafood Corner Sdn Bhd
Address: Lot4785, Lorong Siakap 1,
Sungai Rengit, 81620 Pengerang
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00AM-3:00PM |5:00PM-10:00PM
(Closed on Mondays)
NOTE: NO PORK NO LARD
HOW TO GET TO DESARU?
You can travel by car or ferry here. Read the full details here on how to get to Desaru, Malaysia.