Food Review: Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

If you have read our previous blog post, you would have known that we were reviewing about our stay in Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor . In this blog post, we are going to review the various food that we experienced at Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor from breakfast to dinner!

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Dinner at The Grill at Cocomo in @le.grandeur.palm.resort.johor . . . We had our grills at this open kitchen concept restaurant, located at the ground floor between the reception and the pool of the resort. . . It was a challenge to wait for the food, as our toddler was too excited with the open concept (and the pool nearby) 😂 So had to give him some entertainment while waiting for the main course. . . But the foods were great! We asked for our steak to be done medium rare – it was so tender and juicy! 😍 . . Where did you have your best grills so far? . . #JenjalanKami #palmresortjohor #LGPRJ #JohorHotels #legrandeur #visitmalaysia #living_hotels #malaysia #johor #senai #living_destinations #hotellife #luxuryhotel #hotelsandresorts #traveladdict #travelphotography #postcardsfromtheworld #awesomeplaces #placestogo #luxuryhotels #cityliving #travelpic #travel #familytravel

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Our first dining experience at Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor was having dinner at The Grill at Cocomo. Located near the lobby, this open kitchen concept restaurant is a must-go to satisfy your western food crave. You can check out the above Instagram post for pictures of our food (and also the live cooking team)!

We have also uploaded a live video, as above, for you to have a feel of dining with your family at The Grill at Cocomo. Luckily our main course have arrived when the live video was recorded! As parents of an active toddler, we may say that it is quite a challenge to wait for food in an open kitchen concept restaurant, very stimulating for the inquisitive minds (our toddler was literally running around the area for as far as he can run). But we didn’t mind, as the food were perfect to fuel our almost-empty energy, especially the medium rare steak that Yusof had!

We had our breakfast at Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace a bit late the next morning, due to our toddler refused to sleep the night before (excuses, excuses). Check out the above live video to know what they serve for breakfast, how the breakfast area looks like, and the timing they serve the breakfast!

After breakfast, we went for a lengthy swimming pool play and then fuel up our tummy at the Fusion Restaurant in Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor. We must say, it’s one of the best Japanese food we’ve tasted so far! Play the above live video to have a look around the restaurant and know what we ordered for lunch.

JenjalanKami in front of Fusion restaurant
Calm ambience inside Fusion Restaurant
Fusion Restaurant’s special menu on Saturdays: Chicken Porridge
The Chicken Porridge was tasty and approved by our toddler!
Shafa’s favourite: Sake Sashimi (Salmon)!
Unagi Maki (Rice Roll with Eel and Seaweed)
Yusof’s favourite: Tori Karage (Deep-fried Boneless Chicken)
Sake Sushi (Salmon)

The above are the pictures around the restaurant and the dishes that we tried. Our thoughts? Best Japanese dishes we’ve tasted so far! Not to mention the staff and restaurant manager were super friendly!

Dinner hours at Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace

Later that night we went to Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace again for a buffet steamboat. The dinner is served from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Watch below live video for the look and feel during the dinner!

We were happy to be spoiled with many choices of food! Below are some food that were available during the buffet steamboat dinner.

We thought the next day will a bit more relaxed as we didn’t have food reviews in our original plan, since it was our check out day. But then Fusion Restaurant Manager invited us for yet another lunch to try their Teppanyaki!

Introduction & some starting actions by Chef Izam

As most of you would have known, the best part of Teppanyaki is to watch the Chef’s live cooking in preparing your food from scratch, with amazing actions! We were really looking forward into it, but we also know how active our toddler is. Thus, upon check out, Yusof was the one who took the videos & pictures of Teppanyaki from start, and Shafa came halfway through when one of the meals were ready (because at least our toddler won’t have to wait for the food and more time can be spent at the table instead of chasing him around). So Shafa basically missed the above introduction by Chef Izam.

Chef Izam in action

Too bad Shafa missed most of the actions performed by Chef Izam, such as the one shown in above video. But she’s still lucky to catch some actions, though. Watch below live video that Shafa manage to take when she arrived!

We even manage to interview Chef Izam once he’s done preparing our dishes. He is such a friendly person, indeed!

Chef Izam explaining about the ingredients
Chef Izam explaining about the Teppanyaki set

And that wraps up our food review of restaurants in Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor. We must say it was a really great experience!

Note: The visit was before the COVID-19 virus takes in. As parents of a toddler who are also living with an elderly, we do advise you to adhere to the government rules and guidelines by the Health Ministry. As a travel and food advocate, we definitely will help you to dream and plan for your next travel by feeding you with our travel and food write ups. Stay safe and be positive!

Resort Review: Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

Hello everyone! We’ve been busy with many aspects of our life since our last travel, hence the delayed update. Shafa has been busy with homeschooling our toddler with so many development milestone to catch back then (which he has been progressing very well and even advanced at certain things)! Aside from that, she’s been busy with her freelancing jobs, which she had secured a number of clients since our last travel. Congrats to her!

JenjalanKami at Johor Premium Outlet

Anyhow, let’s quickly move to our next resort review, which is Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor. It’s been our favourite resort since Shafa’s pregnancy years. One of the staffs even remembered we had patronage the resort once before, which was cool! As usual, we will stop by at Johor Premium Outlet (JPO) before reaching the resort. JPO is located about 11 minutes from Le Granduer, which is great for shopaholics!

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor’s lobby area

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor is a place that we will always come back again and again. We first visited the resort back when Shafa was pregnant, and it is amazingly convenient as you don’t have to go anywhere else to have fun (sometimes pregnant woman just don’t want to go anywhere). Now that we came back here with a toddler, we find it amazing place for family with small kids! We’ll share the details of what we think of the resort for family travellers below.

During our stay, we manage to try the resort’s Deluxe Suite. Play the above video to know more about the Deluxe Suite’s view and facilities!

We also manage to snap a few pictures inside the bedroom of our suite. Check out Shafa’s Instagram post above to see all the three pictures. We think it’s a beautiful room with warm lightings!

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If you're a family traveller, this is the actual scenario you'll be facing during holidays 😂 . . Toddler climbing tables & stairs are normal. So keep your watchful motherly eyes on them at all times, even though on holiday ya! . . Our Deluxe Suite at @le.grandeur.palm.resort.johor was so big, our toddler had so much fun exploring! Manage to burn a lot of his energy by bedtime 😆 . . #JenjalanKami #palmresortjohor #LGPRJ #JohorHotels #legrandeur #visitmalaysia #living_hotels #malaysia #johor #senai #living_destinations #hotellife #luxuryhotel #hotelsandresorts #traveladdict #travelphotography #postcardsfromtheworld #awesomeplaces #placestogo #luxuryhotels #cityliving #travelpic #travel #familytravel

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The whole suite is spacious and comfortable for families! But you may want to keep watchful eyes on your toddler for the stairs if you have an active climber and explorer like ours. Check out the above Instagram post for the pictures around the suite!

The best is definitely the view from the suite. So green! And you can even catch airplanes passing by, as it is located about three minutes from the Senai Airport! Check out the above Instagram post to see the view from the suite’s balcony.

Walking in Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor

And now, let’s have a tour around the resort! The above staircase that you see is our scenic walk towards the sports centre. You can ask to be transported by a buggy, but we just want to walk around the area with our toddler.

Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor bowling area

The sports centre is quite big, where they have quite a number of sports to play in the centre. They even have a second swimming pool here! But as usual, we choose to play bowling. You have no idea the struggles we had to go through to complete the game with a very inquisitive toddler.

Our toddler having fun at the pool!

We visited the swimming pool next morning after breakfast. There’s nothing quite like splashing in the swimming pool with winds blowing. Just play the above video to watch how happy our toddler was! Don’t worry, Yusof is nearby our toddler, just below the shades. Our toddler refused to be under the shade with him.

And so that ends our non-food review for Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor. We totally love this resort, which made us came twice for visit! Stay tuned for the food updates for this resort in our upcoming blog post. Hint: Best food ever!

Note: The visit was before the COVID-19 virus takes in. As parents of a toddler who are also living with an elderly, we do advise you to adhere to the government rules and guidelines by the Health Ministry. As a travel advocate, we definitely will help you to dream and plan for your next travel by feeding you with our travel write ups. Stay safe and be positive!

Pinetree Marina Resort – Amazing Facilities And Location For Families Visiting Nusajaya!

Our family had an awesome mini vacation when we checked-in to the Pinetree Marina Resort located in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

It was a much needed break for our family and a good opportunity for us to try out something new. We know this review is a little late since we were there before Lunar New Year but this hotel is awesome that you wouldn’t mind reading this a little late. Ha-ha!

So let’s get started on the interior design of the hotel lobby! Since as we’ve mentioned that we went there before the Lunar New Year, it was very festive. The decorations added color to the modern design of the lobby.

We also noticed their modern security features. They made sure that no outsiders will be able to enter the premises, since you need to use your access card to enter the hotel area and to use the elevator (double security).

There was also a camera at the reception area and their check in procedure was very smooth and fast.

We were given apartment 13-07!

On the way to our apartment, we noticed a posting in the elevator to let the guests know that the recreational facilities are at level 3. Upon seeing this, we got giddy to throw our stuff in our apartment and rush to the 3rd floor already!

Upon opening the door of our apartment, we were amazed with the super nice living room! It was in a size that you won’t worry to feel cramped even with a kid who likes running around.

Aside from its amazing décor, we also had a stunning view from the balcony. We could see Singapore and the JB-Singapore Bridge!

The apartment had a beautiful dining area that would fit 4 people just right for a family meal.

The kitchen design was also very simple yet elegant. We loved the black and white!

We were also provided cups for tea and coffee if we need to warm up a bit. And of course, bottled waters!

The coffee and tea set is perfect if you have to work on something while checked-in because the room has a dedicated study area.

The kitchen was also complete if you want a longer stay. They have utensils provided, a full-sized fridge with freezer (a plus for breastfeeding mommies who store milk), and a cook top.

Our apartment had 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom en-suite and another one common bathroom. They were very consistent with the simple but elegantly modern motif with the rooms. The colours were very much relaxing that it makes you want to jump on the bed and sleep soundly.

The bathrooms were very neat yet gives you enough space to move around.

They also provided us toiletries and towels for us to be able to enjoy the bathtub (Yes there’s a tub!) and shower well.

Inside the master’s bedroom was a large closet with a vault to keep your valuables in it.

There were also bathrobes for use. The size of the closet would fit our things in perfectly, given that we bring a little more than usual travelers do because we have a toddler with us (you know, those extra clothes and extra stuff).

Did we mentioned that they also have a laundry area with detergents provided? This is just perfect if you need to do some quick washes especially for my son’s clothes if ever we will have spill accidents.

Our breakfast was served at Fraser’s Place, located beside the Pinetree Marina Resort. They are two different establishment but under the same owner.

The concept of the breakfast was half buffet, which means general food were served in a buffet manner but you need to order your main dish as complimentary. Of course we ate enough breakfast to fuel us for our activities!

So we finally got to the exciting 3rd floor. We immediately saw the spectacular view from the swimming pool. Talk about ultimate relaxation by the pool!

Of course there were rules and regulations of the pool for the guests’ safety.

The playground was also just beside the swimming pool.

It was awesome that they provided other relaxation material if you don’t want to be in the water. They have chilling seats beside the pool and in the water itself!

They also had an exercise place near the pool. It made us feel like we were just in the park but with a wonderful relaxing view.

There was a sauna/steam room but it was under maintenance during our stay, so we didn’t get to try it.

Their gym was also perfectly located beside the pool, so you can do your workout routine while watching the family have fun outside.

As for the kids, they have a children’s library and playroom equipped with kid safety materials. This is awesome for a bonding time with your kids!

Also, they have an adult’s library just adjacent to the children’s library.

This resort really has everything you will ever need for an ultimate stay! We must say that staying overnight might not be enough if you want to try all of their facilities but this is surely a resort we’d book again in the future.