The Steamboat buffet dinner is a unique experience which should not be missed. A wide mix of local herbs, vegetables and sea food is provided on a large platter with steaming hot tom yam soup kept in the centre in a boiling pot. You keep on adding the provided seafood and herbs in the boiling soup pot and enjoy the dinner which can last for ove two hours. For first timers, seek the help of the restaurant staff, else you will be lost.
Costs around 60 Ringgit per person for a deluxe fare. Lesser fare costs around 35-50 Ringgits. Restaurant offers Sze Chuan cuisine.
Nice basic restaurant serving good food at reasonable prices. The staff are very courteous and welcoming. Restaurant serves Asian and International cuisine with freshly baked yummy pizzas (try the fruit pizza..tastes heavenly) and fruit juices.
Favorite Dish: Nasi Goreng ..Malay, Indian Fried rice and fruit pizza.
This restaurant is on a raised platform overseeing the vegetable farm, in particular the watercress. It was quite windy when we were there.
When you are there, just enjoy the breeze and view.
Favorite Dish: We loved the stir-fried watercress and the blended passion fruit juice. The passion fruits were from the farm.
The fried noodles were just average and the fried chicken were too oily.
There are a lot of restaurants in the town of Brinchang, you won't go hungry here. SY and I felt like having nice serving of hot chinese food in this pleasant cold weather in Cameron Highland.
I ordered Black pepper chicken with white rice, SY had Chinese Fried rice and two cups of hot Loh Han Koh Herbal Tea - Hmmmm...its every delicious, yummmy..
Cost us RM$14 for two persons.
Favorite Dish: Right in the middle of shophouses in Brinchang.
They also served steamboats with a lot of seafood, meat and vegetables.
Strawberry plantation is one of the trademarks of Cameron Highlands. We visited one such farm as part of the packaged tour during our Oriental Outings 2011
Although observing the unique strawberry cultivation process was an experience itself, however, the adjacent 'factory shop' was the main highlight of the visit!
Favorite Dish: My favourite is of-course two glasses of strawberry juice, as one is surely not enough! I am not sure if it is allowed to handpick strawberries from the farm, but you can always give that a try.
Coming back to the topic, i.e. strawberry juice, let me say that it was the best I have ever had! No exaggeration, believe me.
There were other strawberry items also, in the store, but most of them appeared overpriced.
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Sipping a hot cup of tea cannot be more rewarding while sitting in front of lush green tea plantations and with temperature around 16 C!
The Ummph Tea Shop adjacent to BOH Tea Factory provided a real oomph to the day tour during our Oriental Outings 2011!
The tea shop is aesthtically designed to have some stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Favorite Dish: Although there are a wide range of black and flavoured tea along with bakery items, however, mint tea with a slice of strawberry cake will do it for me!
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Just within short walking distance from Twin Pines Guesthouse and a few shop units next to MayBank, there are a few Chinese restaurants selling local Chinese fares. Cameron Highlands is a place where fresh fruits and vegetables are produced. Not only are the vegetables fresh, they are cheap too. The restaurants sell typical Chinese dishes at affordable price. They are clean and service is fast. The staff and waiters are friendly and customer-oriented.
Favorite Dish: I particularly like the fried Mushrooms, which cost only RM$7 for a portion that I could hardly finish alone.
The tea rooms at the Boh (stands for 'best of Highland') tea plantations are excellent.
They are cheaper than the one on the main road, not subject to coach parties and are liberally stocked with a range of mouthwatering cakes.
The Tea is fresh and well made.
They also do food - and menus can be found on their website.
You can also get a tour of the tea processing plant on the estate - although this is not particularly inspiring and there is a short climb up to a beautiful viewpoint.
Favorite Dish: Tea (Boh's regular), and cake - looking over the plantations of course - still in the hands of the Scottish family that founded them back in the 1930's
This seafood restaurant is famous for its signature dish - black pepper fish. Although fish in Cameron Highlands are mainly delivered from city but the cooking method is labourious. The fish is deboned by cutting into slices then deep fried with peppered batter. Lastly, the main fish bone and pieces of fried meat are arranged in order and sprinkled with grinded black pepper for taste. The condiment is Thai-style salad. The fish is deep fried until so crispy and chrunchy.
For other dishes, why not order some fresh vegetables grown locally, like watercress, cabbage, long beans, etc.
If you don't mind the swarm of flies here, this restaurant is a good choice at reasonable price.
Favorite Dish: Steamed chicken with ginger, black pepper fish & fried brinjal with long beans.
We had our 2nd day lunch here.
There are really a lot of houseflies in this by the longkang (drain in Malay) restoran. But the food is pretty good and I think this place is probably well-known by the locals.
They serves quite interesting food. e.g. We spent ard RM252 for 13 adults seated on 2 tables
1) Steamed fish x 2 (half side per table)
2) Stir-fried watercress x 2
3) Sambal "Dragon-beard Veg" （龙须菜） which is the leaves & stalks of Chayote （佛手瓜) x 2
4） Stir-fried brinjal with fresh mushrooms x 1
5) Stir-fried Masked civet (果子狸) x 2
6） Kampung Chicken x 2
7) Steamed rice x 16
8) Passion Fruit Juice x 1
9) "Fruit of Love" Juice x 1
9) Rojak x 1
Favorite Dish: I liked the Sambal Chayote leaves & stalk & steamed fish the most. I found the stir-fried brinjal with fresh mushroom a bit too oily.
We had our lunch here on the first day of our trip. If I remember correctly, this eating place is located in Tanah Rata town. The food were quite good. The meal came to less RM150 for 13 adults splitted to 2 tables (meaning each dishes listed below are served in 2 plates, one plate on each table).
1) Deep Fried Tofu
2) Lemon Chicken
3) Sambal watercress
4) Stir-fried vegetables
6) Steamed rice
5) Chrysanthemum Tea
The amount of houseflies flying around during meal was normal as compared to other parts of Malaysia I've been.
Favorite Dish: 1) lemon chicken - one of the specialty of the shop, highly recommended by the owner. Indeed it tastes different from those I've tasted elsewhere and it's pretty good.
2) sambal watercress - I've only eaten watercress cooked in soup, first time i tried it stir-fried, refreshing change.
This is where they sell everything strawberry related food.
They have strawberry fried ice cream, strawberry waffles, sundaes, shakes, etc.
They also have non strawberry food like instant noodles, soup, burgers etc...
Favorite Dish: The fried ice-cream is very unique. They coat the strawberry ice cream with flour and deep fried it, giving its special feature being cold on the inside and hot on the ice-cream. Surprisingly, the ice cream did not melt while frying.
Restauran Bunga Suria "authentic south indian cuisine".
That's what the signboard says, interestingly we enjoyed the North Indian cuisine here.
Favorite Dish: Naan & Tandoori
The hawker place has been around for more than 15 years. It used to be on the main road and loyal customers used to be lining up for the stall's famous curry laksa and nasi lemak. Over the years, the local council has forced the stall to move from the main road at Tanah Rata to a hawker centre near it. The worst thing is the stall does not face the main road but away from it.
Favorite Dish: Excellent curry laksa. was told the nasi lemak is also good. didn't manage to eat nasi lemak because it was sold out. the owner recommended the stall chicken chop which I like it alot.
As the brand new Cameron Highlands Resort is the most expensive hotel in Cameron Highlands, I wanted to take a peek at the grounds of this posh place especially its spa. Decided to have high tea and enjoy the ambience.
High tea comes at a steep price of US$20 per person. You are given a nice pot of tea, big strawberries with 3 types of sauces (chocolate, clotted cream and vanilla sauce), scones with homemade strawberry jam, finger sandwiches and 2 savouries (puffs). All very small size servings (I would call it "dainty"!)
The strawberries, jam and scones were lovely but the rest of the stuff were not that good. So, it's only worth while going there if you're looking for a comfortable spot to spend the afternoon in a big armchair, a good book and enjoying the gardens, pools of the hotel.