Serendah BBQ

My bestie was visiting from Australia over the week and we decided to make our way down to Sekeping Serendah retreat for a mini-break. It was supposed to be a group of 4 girls but due to some unexpected circumstances, the other two pulled out later. We still decided to just go since reservations had been made.

The retreat is an 5 acre rainforest jungle with clearings made to house 5 sheds of 3 different materials in their attempt to be one with nature. We chose the glass shed, which looked too good to be true in the photos. The shed is really more than a shed, with open up windows top to bottom, which really gave you the best view of the greenery. Even the bathroom was more open than i bargained for! Lol.

Looking Out

There’s not that much to do around here, though they have a plunge pool in the grounds. There’s also the Serendah waterfalls and some Orang Asli settlements nearby. But we chose to remain in the grounds of Sekeping Serendah solely and kept ourselves relaxed with a good book, a hot cuppa and some engaging conversation.

The BBQ goodies

One of the to-dos here is of course having a barbecue. We wanted to keep it simple as it was only the two of us. Marinated some chicken strips with lemon thyme, and wrapped some prawns with prosciutto. For greens, we buttered some portobello mushrooms and asparagus.

Lemon Thyme Chicken Salad

We wanted to have a salad with the cooked chicken strips first. Threw together Green Oak lettuce leaves, cherry tomatoes and sliced onion with a lemon juice & olive oil dressing. But the prawns were almost done and we did think it would go well so we decided to throw that in too, along with the asparagus.

Special Salad

So here’s what we dined to πŸ™‚

Great mini-break away indeed.



  1. Christy said

    Hey, that’s so nice…a break away with bestie! Gosh, I missed my bestie so much, we’ve been wanting to do a get away one day but we never got to it…haha, our busy busy lifestyles:p
    This place really seems so serene and just perfect for a breakaway from the hustle and bustle of the city~

    epicuriousgirl says: it’s indeed serene and a lovely breakaway. yup, rarely get to see my bestie since she moved to Australia. Plus her visit here was short, so we wanted to go somewhere near. πŸ™‚

  2. J2Kfm said

    prawns with prosciutto and portobello mushrooms, SIMPLE? πŸ™‚
    what a simple getaway.
    sometimes, a break from the urban life is all we need.

    epicuriousgirl says: LOL. yes, simple! we practically threw everything onto the bbq pit and let the heat do its magic. then threw everything on the salad and dug in. sounds simple what. πŸ˜›

  3. wmw said

    Hey, I could do with a getaway like this…Ahhh…LIFE!

    epicuriousgirl says: hehe, yeah. short but worked wonders in recharging one up!

  4. cumi&ciki said

    we’ve been here and love the lush green getaway! you guys really know how to dine in style eventho the environment has a rough it kinda feel! very well done;) the salad looks to die 4

    epicuriousgirl says: haha. what to do, one of us is in the design industry, the other in food. so put us two together… lol.

  5. How about showing a pic of the bathroom too? πŸ˜› Will be going there soon….can’t wait!!!

    epicuriousgirl says: it’s here. if you’re interested in the rest of the place, the set is here. πŸ™‚ i can’t wait to see your photos! i have always loved them. πŸ˜‰

  6. mimi said

    Planning a outing there but the fully book until December 😦

    epicuriousgirl says: yup, i had to book months in advance also.

  7. waisikmiao said

    Hey… I have been there too last year…
    Had a really great time there…

    think i m gonna plan another visit to serendah… ^^

    epicuriousgirl says: Yeah, I’m planning another visit with family too.

  8. wah, that is quite lavish hor, with proscuitto some more. i was gonna buy then thought, aiyo, RM25 per 100gm,……

    epicuriousgirl says: ahem. nothing beats the foie gras u guys had ok πŸ˜›

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