Shell Out @ Latest Recipe, Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Not that Monotonous, Orthodox Shell Out

Written by @Lan 
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Ongoing promotion until 30 April 2018

No, it’s not that monotonous and ‘orthodox’ Shell Out where staff will come with a bag load of cooked seafood items and things being placed randomly on the table. Don’t expect things to get messy here as what you get to see in other Shell Out promotions. This is Latest Recipe @ Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu’s own version of Shell Out; properly presented on a plate but you are welcome to use your hands if you want to.

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Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu Unlocks Festive Dining

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For Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu. Photos by curiostraveller.com.

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“If you care about food at all, you should always cook what you love, and love what you cook”-Chef Fadhrul bin Abd Malek

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 28 November 2017 – Unlock limitless festive inspirations at  Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu this holiday season with fascinating dining offers prepared by Executive Chef Fahdrul and his culinary team. Guests can look forward to a delicious Christmas with curated menus filled with your holiday season favorites.

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Recognised with TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

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Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan’s poolside

Both Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan was recently awarded with the Certificate of Excellence 2017, by Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel website. Both hotel’s achievement was made possible through the positive reviews and feedback from guests who include travelers, diners and planners from all compass points across the globe.

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Presents Kurma Cake to Sabah Head of State

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Group Photo; Right Side – Rachael Harman and Executive Pastry Chef Kris Budiarto

20 June 2017 – Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu today presented Sabah Head of State TYT Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Hj Juhar Hj Mahiruddin with a Hari Raya cake on the occasion of the coming Raya Celebration.  The presentation ceremony took place at the State Palace with Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu team led by General Manager Rachael Harman.

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Bazaar Ramadhan At Latest Recipe Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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For Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
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“Ramadhan is a wonderful example of how we Malaysians come together at every occasion, whilst respectful of each other’s’ religions, beliefs and practices. At Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu we are pleased to showcase this harmony and heritage through the sheer variety of dishes and cuisines at Latest Recipe and to share that with our diners and guests from other countries.  On behalf of the management and associates of our hotel, I take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim guests ‘Selamat Berpuasa’.”-Pavin Ravindran, Director of Food & Beverage

Kota Kinabalu, 27 May 2017 – Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu’s Bazaar Ramadhan, the city’s best-loved and most renowned Berbuka Puasa buffet, continues to engage diners with the introduction of a new perspective at Latest Recipe, the hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant.

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Our Iftar Experience @ Bazaar Ramadhan 2017 : Latest Recipe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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(Photos by curiostraveller.com)

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That particular Briyani Gam station caught our attention. It’s that first impression that matters. Big whole Lamb with Briyani Rice were indeed the stars here, at least for us. It’s our first Iftar experience outside home this year. A dining experience that we will cherish for a very long time as the dishes were just amazing in numbers, taste and presentation. This is our Iftar experience at the famous Bazaar Ramadhan 2017 at Latest Recipe, by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

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Idea #2 Ramadhan Bazaar @ Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah : 60 Sungkai/Iftar Ideas for 2017

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Known for its extensive buffet spread in the Ramadhan Bazaar, spending some of your hard-earned money here is DEFINITELY one decision that will make you and your family/friends happy. There are countless of food and beverages being served on their buffet tables not to mention their alluring and delectable Satays!

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Activated Earth Hour With Dining Guests

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Kota Kinabalu, 25 March 2017 – Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu activated Earth Hour with cleaning of the hotel surroundings led by General Manager Rachael Harman. The hotel also shared the hour with dining guests at the lobby on Saturday as a prelude to the hour-long Lights Off exercise that evening.

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Bringing Cheers To The Old Folks @ Holy Family Residence, Purak, Papar

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Group Photo with Holy Family Residence

Thought of the day-“We rise by lifting other.”-Robert Ingersoll

In conjunction with Lunar New Year, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu has organized a visit to Holy Family Residence old folks home at Purak, Papar. The home has a total number of 37 residents. Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu visited the home and brought along the food that was prepared by the associates.

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Sabah Food Awards 2016 : A great event by SabahEats- Mass recognition for the winners!

Written by @Lan & Edited by @joehairie
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The winners, YB Datuk Kamarlin Hj Ombi & SabahEats Admin

“Restaurants are a wonderful escape for me..and are for a lot of people.”-Gay Talese

There’s one recent prestigious event, The Sabah Food Awards 2016 which was organized by SabahEats (Link to their Blog). The event was held on December 10, 2016 (Saturday) at Azure Pool Bar & Cafe, Le Meridien Hotel Kota Kinabalu. Apart from the winners, YB Datuk Kamarlin Hj Ombi (Assistant Minister for the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah), bloggers, friends and instagramers attended the event. The event is about giving recognition to the winners of each category and winners were voted by the public (mass) via SabahEats blog from October 12, 2016 to November 15,2016.

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Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu Unfolds Festivities With Christmas Tree Lighting At The Hub

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“The perfect Christmas tree? All Christmas Trees are perfect.”-Charles N.Barnard

Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu initiated the season’s festivities at the hotel with a choral performance by 15 children from Kinabalu International School. A Christmas tree lighting ceremony with about 70 invited guests held simultaneously provided an appreciative audience for the children who filled the air with magical tunes of Christmas Carols and 25 #deafjam performers who did a sign language flash mob at The Hub, lobby level.

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Destination Unlocked by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Video by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
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Presenting Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu brand new video, discover new and refreshed perspectives of Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu as they unlock this engaging destination. Video belongs to Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu and inserted to this blog with permission by Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu. 

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Sunday BBQ + Swim @ Azure Pool Bar & Cafe, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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“We want to provide a space for families and friends to create moments in Azure that could last a life time. Sunday BBQ + Swim at Azure undeniably provides the best environment, best food for an extraordinary bonding time with family and friends”-Rachael Harman, General Manager, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu.

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Ramadhan Buffet 2016 @ Latest Recipe : Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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“Ramadhan is a wonderful example of how we Malaysians come together at every occasion, whilst respectful of each other’s’ religions, beliefs and practices. At Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu we are pleased to showcase this harmony and heritage through the sheer variety of dishes and cuisines at Latest Recipe and to share that with our diners and guests from other countries.  On behalf of the management and associates of our hotel, I take this opportunity to wish all our Muslim guests Selamat Berpuasa “-Jammaz Mohd Yassin, Food & Beverage Manager, Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

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Taste Of Discovery @ Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu

My honest review dedicated to Debra and Sebastian (Both residing in Moscow, Russia) and to the Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu 

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1-The Discovery of myself

I am a Sabahan and I am now proud to say that I belong to the Kadazan Dusun ethnic group. Unfortunately and honestly, I don’t speak the language nor do I know everything about its culture. The reason was, I spent too much time outside Sabah.

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