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.
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
Quite a cozy restaurant located in Tanah Rata. Located on the first floor above the Merrybrown fast food restaurant opposite the new bus terminal. They have very nice apple pies, scones, cheese cakes and special pancakes. For main meals, go Chinese and try their Char Koay Teow or Hokkien Fried Noodles! A nice place to relax and have your meals with its warm ambience feeling!
Recommended by Lonely Planet.
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.
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.
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.
the tandoori here waz just simply superb and the tandoori set meal was just rm7.it's cheap and stomach filling becoz it's a large meal.it's one of the must try dishes and must try restaurant's when u visit cameron highlands.for breakfast the murtabak here was also fantastic.it's a kind of a pancake with fillings where they put chicken,vege and all kind of other stuff.
Favorite Dish: the tandoori set becoz it was simply fantastic,it's cooked with chorcoal fire in a special made oven and is served with a bread called naan and the garlic naan here was just simply superb it also had gravy and it was also inexpensive only rm7.
We couldn't make up our mind which restaurant to patronize because over this stretch, almost all the restaurants are selling steamboats. In the end, we just went into the most crowded one. We had steamboat at this restaurant and each person cost RM15 for lunch. We had the "Yuan Yang" wok which means half of it is tom yam soup and the other one is clear soup. The so called tom yam soup was excellent, it has a bit of assam favour.. and we simply love it. The ingredients for the steamboat were quite simple as you can see from the photo. I ate lots of vegetables here because the veggie here were very fresh. We ate at this restaurant for 2 consecutive days but the steamboat will cost RM17 for dinner.
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.
There are a number of restaurants serving tasty South & Northern Indian food at Tanah Rata town. You can't miss them-they are located after the HSBC bank and souvenior shops and are almost all set in a row.
If you are in a hurry, you can select from a number of pre-prepared spicy curries, marsalas, beriyani rice, or white rice. If you have a bit more time, you can get them to whip up some tandoori chicken with freshly oven-baked naans (a type of flat bread). They have many varieties: honey naan, banana naan, plain naan, cheese naan, garlic naan, etc. etc. The naan set (under RM10) was pretty good value-comes with tandoori chicken, mint sauce and curry gravy.
They also serve hainanese chicken rice for those who don't like spicy food.
Favorite Dish: The naan with curry and tandoori chicken.
Mango Laasi (a type pf yoghurt drink)-very creamy and yummy
Banana Naan was quite tasty as a dessert too.
CaveatIf you are in a larger group, it is better to just choose from the pre-prepared dishes, or order the chicken rice. The tandoori & naan sets seemed to take a long time to be ready. However, we were not in a hurry, so we relaxed with our lassies, while waiting for our food to be served. Service was friendly & overall, the price was very reasonable.
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.
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.
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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"Restoran Cameron Highlands" @ Brinchang a.k.a CHEATERS!!!!
I went to the Cameron for weekend break with my gf and parents for the past week. We spent 3days there. And we had great experiences until we had dinner at "Restoran Cameron Highlands". It was a Saturday night where all other restaurants were full. Unfortunately we got into that restaurant (one well-spoken guy kept pulling us in). And so my parents and i were (4 persons)there for a dinner. We ordered 6 dishes ( fried beehun, "yin yang" , fried water crust, steamed fish(african ), vege, and chicken ). The servings were ordered for 2 persons and they were really stingly served. ( I could even finish the vege itself with a few scopes). And by the time we paid for the bill, the servant brought us a bill priced at RM85 ( wft!! chinese tea (heong pin) costed us RM5 alone) It was totally a rip off. So guys and gals... it is advisible NOT to go to "Restoran Cameron Highlands".
Directions: If you come up from Tanah Rata towards Brinchang town, the restaurant is on the left hand side shop rows. The first restaurant on the left. (next to a shop named You Hoo)
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