Hey guys, for those who are following this space regularly or my twitter already knew that I went on a 2D1N trip with the Nuffies (nuffnang bloggers) two weeks ago.
Our main point of the trip is to cover the ever-freezing-cold Snow World at Genting but, as you guys know already… I love blogging about food so here I am, going to separate the trip into the FUN and the FOOD.
Here comes the FOOD part!
好友記 (Good Friend Restaurant)
We didn’t really have much plans on the first day itself except food and more food!
And maybe shopping for some people.
The moment we touched the ground of Genting Highlands and deposit our bags at the hotel, we immediately went for lunch at Hao You Ji (Good Friend Restaurant). The menu was really sumptuous!
Are you calling for food pictures? I know, I know. Here they are! The dishes whooped up by the chefs of Good Friend Restaurant.
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Ginseng Roots with Chicken - soup; the taste is really refreshing and the tenderness of chicken is just right.
Steamed Marble Goby Fish with Minced Ginger – (pardon my crazy picture of the fish head with the mouth open at you) not exactly the best fish ever but passable. I cannot really taste the fish at all and there’s no sauce/juice to match with the meat in this dish either.
Spare Ribs with Chef’s Sauce – Could be cut into smaller pieces for easier consumption. Marinated quite well and the meat is tender too. This is good as compared to other light dishes because I still like my food savory. :D
Home-made Soya Bean Curd with Crab Egg Sauce – Another light dish. The bean curd is really smooth and tastes really good with the sauce though.
Australia Asparagus with Lily Bulbs - I didn’t eat this… not a vegetable person (unless it is spicy enough).
Steamed Free-range Chicken - Meets expectations, tender and smooth. Match best with minced garlic (provided).
Crispy Lo Mei Chi - (not in picture) a very unique dish that looks like small dou sa bing or char siew bing (bing is biscuit) while the filling inside is a harden mochi.
Honeydew Sago - (not in picture) It tastes more like ice kachang than the normal honeydew sago we could find in Singapore.
- lunch ends -
名人 (Ming Ren)
Can I tell you all something really embarrassing? Some of the girls and I thought that our dinner is at 6PM (according to the initial version of the itinerary) so we went to Ming Ren early after walking around long enough and tired enough but the dinner was actually at 8PM and everyone else knew except us. Blame us for being talkative and not listening well. Hahaha. So we practically sat there from 5.45PM till 6+PM with the really nice waiters and waitresses who poured tea for us, wondering where everyone else is until Clare called the in-charge to confirm. OMG. IT IS SO EMBARRASSING! LOL! >.<”
The good thing about the restaurant is the staff there were really nice and friendly even after they found out that we were the wrong group of people sitting at someone else’s reserved tables. I guess they were feeling a little what-the-hell-but-this-is-actually-quite-funny like us, that’s why they let us off with a funny smile. Hahaha!!!
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Stir-fried Sliced Lamb with Potatoes and Curry Sauce – Not a fan of lamb meat because it is really difficult to chew but the potatoes with curry sauce is really savory! Just the way I like it.
Baked Mackerel served with Japanese BBQ sauce - decent dish, I think the Japanese BBQ sauce really helps to pull up the marks a lot. The mackerel itself is pretty sweet but with the sauce, it is perfect combination.
Xinjiang flavored Rice steam with Lemon Grass, Tumeric, Ginger, Garlic and Shallots – rice with great flavors, I could eat this alone. The aroma of the lemon grass and the sweetness of the other ingredients makes this bowl of rice mouth-watering.
Boiled Yam and Papaya Soup – Thoroughly brewed; sweet.
Stir-fried scallops with Lily Bulbs, Sweet Corn and Hawaiian Nuts – I didn’t get to eat the scallops TT^TT
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Stir-fried French Beans with Shrimp and Chili
Spicy Roasted Chicken – Not as spicy as it seems. The meat is a little dry but still passable.
Roasted Xinjiang Lamb Leg – Famous signature dish of the restaurant. Heavy lamb taste that lingers in your mouth, best for those who love lamb meat.
Golden Crispy Fried Prawns dressed with Fruits and cooked with Wasabi – I love this, especially the dressing though I am not a fan of wasabi! Not overpowering and matches well with the prawns.
Special Xinjiang Almond and Pistachio Ice Cream – Don’t be deceived by its looks, there is actually minced lamb meat in this dessert. I find it pretty alright to my tastebuds, might be a little too heavy for some people like the girls on the same table who were freaking out about this. lol.
- dinner ends -
After some shopping and walking around, Clare, Deenise, Melissa and I went to the Bakery for free wi-fi (which is really hard to figure out how to log in) and some desserts. The Raspberry Cheescake (I think) is so-so as compared to its price. I think Clare paid like RM 15++ for this slice of cake. They wanted to go for more shopping while I wanted to sit around since my new shoes was biting my feet, thank goodness Joey and Peishi passed by so I got some company. Funniest thing is the other girls went to Starbucks for another slice of cake instead of shopping. Hahaha. Crazy girls! :P
Lobby Cafe @ First World Hotel
Lunch at Lobby Cafe (First World Hotel) before we left.
I love hawker food, even though we didn’t eat at a hawker but the taste is pretty similar which is awesome! Go get some original and cheaper food at Lobby Cafe if you are at Genting! Recommending the chicken rice and maybe the prata too. Their desserts are pretty decent too.
Overall, the food at Genting is not exactly “wow” but well, since you are stuck in the mountains, you have no choice but to suck it up and eat what you have. Hahahahahaha. I do recommend going to those shopping carts to get some snacks though. I bought around 20+ yummy jellies with a variety of flavors back with only RM20.
Oh, and for the internet addict who cannot live without internets like the bloggers, you can go to the mobile store at level 2 to get a SIM card with 3G. No promise whether it will work on your phone though, because I hear those who got it had some problems with connecting and return the card in the end.
Next up! THE FUN PART! Stay tune to Lovelivfe.com tomorrow!