Weekend Getaways: Malaysia

Prowling around in a baggy blue boiler suit, Ann the chef looks more suited to Cultural Revolution-era China than a luxury retreat. But the only ideology to which she demonstrates allegiance is that she must do all she can to please guests at the Tanjong Jara beach resort. Many resorts rely on predictable hotel kitchens. Not this one. Often eschewing menus altogether, chef Ann herself comes to each dinner table and informs you what the kitchen has fresh that day. Maybe red snapper or barramundi. Perhaps green prawns, a range of vegetables, even...

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