Highland Restaurant - for a truly one of a kind steamboat experience, try their ever popular charcoal steamboat. The burning charcoal gives the added smoked aroma to the steamboat dishes. Since you can't switch off the fire like the modern steamboat counterparts, the soup just keeps on boiling away! You might catch a glimpse of fire shooting out of the steamboat funnel! Like volcano erupting. Quite fun to try it out!
For those who do not know what is a steamboat. It is a "do-it-yourself" cook-in where a variety of raw meat, seafood and vegetables are cooked in steaming hot soup.
It's good to eat steamboat in the cold or rainy nights. The burning charcoal inside the funnel emits lots of heat and you will feel warmth wrapping your body. Since you can't control the fire, sometimes the heat is too hot to handle and you will sweat. The restaurant only serves one type of soup, ie. clear soup. Soup is to be savored midway or later as it would be most tasty after boiling countless meat and vegetables. Truly a great savoury experience and a hearty meal !
The walls and ceiling of this restaurant looks a bit greyish, I think because of the endless smoke from charcoal steamboat.
RM14 per pax and the portion is quite generous.
If you are typical a good eater, and something hot and soupy at cool climate for dinner, steamboat would be the right thing.
Special dish which includes in the dinner is fresh vegetables which is grown in the Cameron Highlands.
Favorite Dish: Plenty of vegetables selection.
Mushroom ***ake is my favourite.
We only had a pint and a sandwich in the beer garden but it was very nice all the same.
The menu looked really tasty but a bit too pricey for our backpackers budget. I remember salivating at the description of the steak!!
It is also quite an expensive hotel, but 'I wouldn't really know about that sir'
Favorite Dish: My favourite thing about this place was the Olde English feel it had to everything, from the beer garden to the toilets. I felt right at home.
According to the suggestion by the VTers, I went to T-cafe in Tahan Rata. It was run by a Malaysia old man. He is nice guy and he described the decoration of the tools in hunting in Malay to us. The food is wonderful , malaysia style. In additional the style of Cameron Highlands, the food is very delicious as the home made.
The other one is an Indian resturant recommened by our tourist guide. It's one near the bridge, I forgot the name , sorry. But there is good tastes of Terik and spicy food.
In my opinion, Terik (Milke tea is a good accompany with spicy food). H ahaha.........
Favorite Dish: T-cafe : apple pie , fried noodles with egg.
The Cafe offers good food at affordable prices. A must go for every tourist to Cameron Highlands. Recommends the desserts like Scones, Apple Pie and Cheesecake.
Favorite Dish: Scones and BOH Tea. Instead of the common Devonshire Tea and Scones. In Cameron Highlands, BOH Tea is the household tea. The sweet aroma of BOH Tea goes well with the homemade scones.
Beautifully preented Mock- Tudor hotel and restaurant with an amazing lounge area filled with wonderful objects from the British past. Afternoon tea and scones and an original red British phone box standing opposite the hotel completes the picture.
Favorite Dish: high tea with scones and sandwiches
I vaguely remembered a tip somewhere that this restaurant in Brinchang is recommended by locals. So we had our steamboat dinner there despite it costing RM18, almost twice of Silverstar's (another restaurant) price.
We were the only diners and it was v awkward coz the gaggle of waitresses just hovered right beside our table and chattered on and on amongst themselves. In Malay. Which we couldn't understand but somehow had the paranoid feeling that they were talking about us.
Meanwhile houseflies were also buzzing merrily around our food.
Definitely the lowest point of our trip.
Good food at lowland prices. Clean and has nice photos of pitcher plants on the wall. Opens from early morning to evening.
Favorite Dish: We had thosai (and Indian bread made from rice flour) which only costs RM1.50 a piece and roti sardin, that is roti canai with sardine filling, at Rm1 a piece.
The thosai was crispy and not sour. It stood upright too!
Roti sardin was big and had a thick filling of sardine.
Plus all the dippings you can eat - coconut, fish, dhall.
Very helpful waitress who is an Indonesian but speaks Cantonese fluently.
You can have your meals on the terrace in front of the shop and watch the world go by.
Favorite Dish: Fish head curry. The gravy of the curry is thick and besides the usual curry spices, they have "bunga kantan", which gives oom to the flavour.
If you don't enjoy curries which are too spicy, ask the waitress to cut down the chilli. Too few pieces of fish head though.
Very nice setting of garden cafe surrounded by plants. You may want to stay in their old style living/guest room. Perfect place for relaxing.
Favorite Dish: We just stopped by to have tea. Ordered scones served with fresh strawberry jam and butter, and have it together with coffee.
In cool cool Country Lodge located in Brinchang part of Cameron Highlands who can do without a steaming brew of their special herbs steamboat with lots of vege and meat.
Forget packing your utensils and sauces and recipes to the hilltop
Why work yourself painfully to stress making dinner when you can eat good stuff peacefully and cheap?
Favorite Dish: Try Steamboat style or you can a la carte you 9 course dinner.
Country is a hotel with chinese restaurant.
Other than steamboat, which is favourite for most of the visitors in the end of the year, some of the steamboat restaurant also offered chinese food.
The dishes are quite good and yet not expensive. If you are tired with steamboat may be you can try it..
take a step back in time to the pre war era in bala's holiday chalet, one of the oldest colonial.. savour a delicious afternoon tea amidst the lovely garden of what was once a boarding school for european expatriate children..
Favorite Dish: the famous scones and tea is a absolute must.. take your time and enjoy the warm scones with fresh strawberry jam and cream.. :)
The steamboat dish can be found in various places, but it is a local speciality here in the Cameron Highlands area - and virtually every restaurant along the main strip in Tanah Rata offers it.
The best bet is just to walk along the one main road and find a place that you like the look of, and other people are already tucking in.
Favorite Dish: The cooking pot is delivered to you table along with a gas canister which sits underneath. The boiling contraption contains one (for the cheapest meal), two or even four soups. You than proceed to place the different meats, seafood, vegtables and noodles into the thing, allowing them to cook for a few minutes.
As you are actually cooking it yourself, prices are low. I think we paid only 15 Ringitt or so for our 'mid-range' meal each
The food is cheaper and in abundace in Brinchang food court. You will be spoilt for choice - no danger of going hungry in Brinchang. There are vegetarian, indian, chinese and seafood restaurant - though i fail to understand why anyone will opt for seafood restaurant when up in the mountains - its expensive too.
Favorite Dish: I had a plate of nasi goreng- which is nothing to shout about. But, when travelling, I eat to live and not vice versa