Reached Lye Huat Garden around 12.30pm. Hardly a good time to visit, as the place is quite big. Some friends went in 11.45am and only came out at 1pm. Good reviews, but a little bit too hot.
I think the best time for a visit would be early morning or evening
Visit the Ganoderma (or Ling Zhi) Farm of DXN Pharmaceutical. As this is a private company, appointment is needed.
We got to visit the 3-in-1 coffee factory, the capsule factory and the Ling Zhi farm.
Recommended by the Mr. BT Lim of DXN, we went there for lunch, and were not disappointed. This is an open air Thai restaurant with good crowd at Lunch.
Favorite Dish: We ordered:-
1) Kerabu mango with cat fish (thumbs up)
2) Tom yam prawn (quite sour and quite spicy. Prawns are fresh. thumbs up)
3) Steam fish with soy sauce (so-so)
4) Otak-otak (thumbs up)
The sambal is super excellent. It is available for ta pau at RM3 per container.
The Dusun Restaurant – specialising in Malay cuisine, The Dusun is a wonderful place to begin your culinary adventures in Kedah. From simple Nasi Goreng Kampung (Village Fried Rice) to mouth watering Daging Rendang Tok (beef simmered in spices and coconut milk), name it, they have it all. They have talented Muslim chefs from North India who make an array of Indian delicacies such as Tandoori's, Naan's and Briyani dishes. Western favorites are not forgotten and if you are hankering for a medium rare beef tenderloin complete with mashed potatoes and gravy or a scrumptious Fish and Chips, they offer that too!
The Valley Grill: Open only in the evenings and exclusively for group bookings, they lay on a delicious BBQ spread under the stars by the pool. Savor juicy lamb chops, golden chicken wings and exotic grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf while sipping on a tall cool drink and enjoying the sunset over the hills.
The Garden Lounge: Located in the lobby serves piping hot and delicious snacks with the best local teas and coffees and freshly made juices. Relax with your favorite book or simply watch the various creatures (squirrels, monitor lizards, birds etc) that call Seri Kedah Gardeniaa home, go about their daily business.
Favorite Dish: Nasi Goreng Kampung (Village Fried Rice); Daging Rendang Tok (beef simmered in spices and coconut milk); Tandoori's; Naan's; Briyani; medium rare beef tenderloin complete with mashed potatoes and gravy; scrumptious Fish and Chips; juicy lamb chops; golden chicken wings; exotic grilled fish wrapped in banana leaf