GIFTS OF THE SEA
SAVOUR Jala at The Andaman is a tempting temple to the bounty of Langkawi.
At The Andaman, A Luxury Collection Resort, the Datai Cove’s fine grains of sand extend indoors to form the floor of its seafood restaurant, Jala. It’s a connection that represents the kitchen’s ethos – honouring Langkawi’s bounty, by land and by sea. Only the freshest applies, so the menu varies daily. There are staples – like the signature Jalaksa with its rich seafood consomme – but the rest is fluid. Ever-attentive chefs are happy to suggest, which could result in a tangy prawn kerabu or a perfectly grilled curry- dusted squid. Or a massive ichthyological specimen – such as a grouper – cooked to any desired order, flanked by a litany of sauces. The marine connection even extends to dessert: the signature Strawberry Reef is a hurricane of flavours that honours the corals slowly regrowing mere steps away from your dinner. theandaman.com ≠
There are staples – like the signature Jalaksa – but the rest is fluid.