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Top 5 delicious dishes in Desaru every foodie must try – Places that offer the finest bites

This Malaysian town is a gastronomical wonderland. If you are here on a weekend hoping to sample different flavours, this guide will help you navigate through places that serve up the best eats.


Desaru as a food haven

Desaru is an emerging tourist destination. Fine accommodation and restaurants take the credit for the town's reputation; an example of Desaru accommodation is Anantara Desaru Coast Residences. People from neighbouring cities and countries visit this town on weekend trips. The town has plenty to offer, which include pool villas in Malaysia and delicious food. Whether you want a good drink or a plate of good food, here are five places where you can sample the best dishes and drinks in Desaru.


Sessions for breakfast and lunch

Whether or not you are an early riser, Sessions is ready to serve you with the finest food and drinks. Offering a blend of Western and Eastern cuisines, the place has a gained a reputation among food lovers. Sessions offer a staggering array of food including American-style burgers, lamb biriyani and the local favourite Mee Mamak. If you are here for dinner, you will be treated to a comprehensive buffet-style dinner.


Constant Grind

If you are a coffee lover, visit Constant Grind. No lunch is complete if it isn't followed by a cup of coffee. It is true that big brands are yet to discover Desaru, but places like Constant Grind make up for the lack of big brands in the town. The café is air-conditioned and has comfortable seating. In addition to the wide collection of eats which includes wraps and sandwiches, Constant Grind makes its mark with freshly brewed coffee. The place is known for its selection of milkshakes. At Session, you can also find healthy eats like Chicken Caser salads, Caprese sandwich and Healthy Wrap.


The Elephant & The Butterfly

No one expects to find Mexican flavours in Desaru, but the town surprises its visitors with The Elephant & The Butterfly. This is one of the places in Southeast Asia that offers you authentic Mexican flavours. The culinary artists wonderfully twist classic Mexican flavours with a modern touch. The décor furnishes the place with a traditional Mexican vibe. You'd be daft to miss out on soft shell tacos along with roasted garlic and jalapeno guacamole. The dessert menu has many choices, including warm churros and Mexican chocolate pots de crème.


Nelayan Seafood Restaurant

This restaurant selects the freshest of seafood and prepares them in the classic Desaru style. The food here is absolutely delicious, although prices can be a little high. However, to compensate for the hefty price tags, the restaurant offers considerably big servings. You can also enjoy some live music if you are here for dinner. The restaurant is located just a few feet away from the beach, so, if you feel up to a stroll, you can walk down to the beach in less than a minute.


Ideals Café

The place offers a selection of international and local flavours. Ideals café doesn't tamper with the classic Malaysian style when preparing dishes. The café serves up a wide range of beverages, food and desserts. The prices are fair enough, and the dining experience is excellent. There's an array of Western and Malay dishes, and you are given an adults' menu as well as a children's menu. The place is also known for its selection of fresh juices. Grill Lamb and Aglio Olio Pasta are two of the signatures dishes served up at the café.