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    Kantin Stesyen Highland, Genting Highlands: Budget local food at resort

    by hopang Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    Kantin Stesyen Highland (Station Highland Canteen in English) is located next to the Theme Park Hotel and Outdoor Theme Park in Genting Highlands Resort in the state of Pahang.

    As Genting Highlands Resort is a tourist resort and destination packed with gamblers, prices of food and drinks at most cafés and restaurants in the resort are comparatively more expensive than those in the city of Kuala Lumpur. You may find this canteen serving delicious local food at reasonable price. The canteen caters principally for bus and taxi drivers plying the route between Kuala Lumpur and Genting Highlands as well as the staff and workers of the resort. Some of the food served in the canteen are fried noodles, roti chanai (local bread), nasi lemak, fried rice, assam laksa etc.

    Kantin Stesyen Highland
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    Restoran Amituofoh, Melaka: Vegetarian food

    by hopang Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    Restoran Amituofoh is a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant located at Kota Laksamana approximately 150 meters northwest of Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre at Bandar Hilir in the city of historic Melaka. It serves delicious buffét style vegetarian meals especially fried noodles free of charge.

    Payment is made by donation! You do not have to pay any penny if you do not have money at all! The restaurant caters not only for the locals but also foreign tourists as well. So don't be shy, just help yourself with excellent vegetarian meals!

    Favorite Dish: Our favourite is the fried noodles with local curry sauce.

    Restoran Amituofoh
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    Elite Palace Restaurant, Club Elite, Genting: Food for the elite

    by hopang Updated Mar 22, 2009

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    Elite Palace Restaurant is located inside Club Elite at level 1 (Lobby floor) of the Highlands Hotel at Genting Highlands Resort in the state of Pahang. It is part of the Club Elite. Only Genting Highlands' platinum card holders can become members of this exclusive Club Elite. However due to popular requests the club is also opened to the general public especially dining at Elite Palace Restaurant. The hallmarks of Club Elite are luxury, privacy, magnificent and opulence, a place for truly elite as stated in their website below.

    Elite Palace Restaurant is famed for its Cantonese cuisines. The restaurant accommodates only 50 guests at one time. The main reception at the entrance has a large window aquarium complete with many different species of fish. The aquarium is said to be the largest window aquarium in Southeast Asia! The restaurant's main specialties are braised gold foil abalone with oyster sauce and shark's fin soup. Chicken roll is also popular in the restaurant.

    When we were in Genting Highlands in September 2008, the restaurant was promoting Beijing food. We took the opportunity to order Beijing delicacies simply because we were on our way to Beijing in October 2008. The highlight of Beijing food promotion is of course the popular Peking duck. The food was delicious it has to be said. The services were impeccable as there were at least four waitresses attending to our table when Peking duck was served!

    Please note the restaurant's opening hours. Breakfast between 6.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.; lunch between 12.00 noon and 2.00 p.m. and dinner between 6.00 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. For those who make a fortune at Casino de Genting, why not savour some real Cantonese cuisines at the restaurant!

    Favorite Dish: Peking duck is highly recommended. However we are not very sure whether Beijing food is still available in the restaurant as their specialties are Cantonese cuisines.

    Peking duck Waitresses preparing Peking duck Impeccable service Other Beijing dishes Beijing food promotion
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    Restaurant Chili's Grill and Bar, Kuala Lumpur: Hot spicy food

    by hopang Updated Mar 22, 2009

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    Restaurant Chili's Grill and Bar is located at Lot G(E) - 12 on ground floor of Mid Valley Megamall along Lingkasan Syed Putra in Kuala Lumpur. This is quite a new restaurant serving not only spicy hot chilli food but also other less spicy food.

    The food in the restaurant is generally quite expensive in relation to Kuala Lumpur's food price standard. Nevertheless the food is truly delicious. There are numerous number of tv screens for diners to enjoy some entertainment while they enjoy their meals. The services at the restaurant are impeccable it has to be said as there are sufficient number of waiters and waitresses!

    Favorite Dish: Fried delicious mouth-watering spicy chicken wings and chicken legs with yogurt sauce.

    Chili's Grill & Bar Spicy fried chicken wings and legs
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    Chin Swee Restaurant, Genting Highlands: Superb vegetarian food

    by hopang Updated Mar 24, 2009

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    Chin Swee Vegetarian Restaurant is located at Chin Swee Temple Complex, just several kilometers downhill (approximately 10 minute drive) from the main Genting Highlands Resort in the state of Pahang. The restaurant serves delicious vegetarian dishes such as fried noodles, fried rice, mixed vegetable rice and many other vegetarian dishes. Prices are affordable. They are even cheaper than those of many restaurants at the main Genting Highlands Resort. The restaurant is highly recommended to local and foreign tourists.

    Favorite Dish: Our favourite meals are Hong Kong fried vegetarian noodles and Malaysian fried vegetarian rice.

    Chin Swee Restaurant While waiting for food to arrive!
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    Restoran KFC, Kuala Lumpur: Fingers licking good!

    by hopang Updated Jul 21, 2009

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    Restaurant KFC does not require much introduction except in countries where there are no KFC restaurants. It is world famous! It was formerly known as Restaurant Kentucky Fried Chicken. Restaurant KFC is one of our favourite restaurants home and abroad. We love Restaurant KFC ever since we were kids. It is amazing how long KFC restaurants have been established in Malaysia and are still going strong!

    Its original motto "fingers licking good" suggests that it is best to eat the fried chickens with fingers. Basins are usually provided in the restaurants for you to wash your hands before and after your meals. Nine out of ten Malaysians eat their Kentucky fried chickens using fingers in local KFC restaurants!

    The food may not be healthy for those who are especially health conscious due to its process of deep fried. Nevertheless it tastes great! Our favourite menu is spicy chicken drumsticks which are a little bit hot. The fried chickens are usually served with coleslaw and mashed potatoes in earlier days - excellent with tomato ketchup and/or chili sauce! A glass of Pepsi Cola makes a wonderful drink to go along with the fried chickens.

    Almost all the major shopping complexes in Kuala Lumpur have at least one KFC restaurant outlet in their premises. Examples of shoping complexes with Kentucky fried chicken outlets are Sungei Wang Plaza, Suria KLCC and Mid Valley Megamall.

    Favorite Dish: Spicy fried chicken drumstick which is hot served with coleslaw and mashed potatoes. Served excellent with Pepsi Cola!%f%c%s

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    Cosmo Noodle Bar, Melaka: An excellent noodles house

    by hopang Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    Cosmo Noodle Bar is located at Taman Melaka Raya just within a stone's throw from Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre at Bandar Hilir in the heart of the city of Melaka. It is an excellent local noodle house, quite cosy with pinkish interior. This is a duoble storey restaurant with ample seating spaces. It is one of the few respectable noodle houses in the city of Melaka. Services are impeccable, it has to be said.

    Favorite Dish: Wonton noodle with barbeque pork, sweet and sour pork rice, fried spicy chili octopus served with iced green tea.

    Wonton noodles with barbeque pork Sweet and sour pork rice Freid spicy chili octopus More dish Pinkish interior
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    Restaurant New Good World, Melaka: Excellent local Chinese cuisines

    by hopang Updated Jul 28, 2009

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    Restaurant New Good World is located at Taman Melaka Raya just within a stone's throw from Mahkota Parade Shopping Centre at Bandar Hilir in the heart of the city of Melaka. It is an excellent local Chinese restaurant serving delicious Chinese cuisines. Every dish we ordered from the kitchen turned out to be excellent, it has to be said. You may order your meal from the restaurant's menu or you may ask the chef or the captain for advice on the restaurant's specialties.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken, tofu, local seafood such as fish and prawns cooked in Chinese style can be recommended.

    Delicious Chinese cuisines
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    Newton Hawker Center, Melaka: Local delicacies

    by hopang Updated Mar 21, 2009

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    Newton Hawker Center is located at Jalan Parameswara in Bandar Hilir not far from A' Famosa, St. Paul's Hill and major international hotels and shopping centres in the historic city of Melaka. This is the old Newton Hawker Center which is more established. Nevertheless a new Newton Hawker Center is located within a stone's throw from Hotel Holiday Inn at Melaka Raya.

    Budget local food which is rather delicious and appetizing is available at the old Newton hawker centre daily in the evening and at night. The food is very popular with the locals who do not want to cook at home. Examples of such food are Malay Satay, Hainanese chicken rice, Yong Tao Foo, Char Kuey Teow (fried noodles), fried chicken wings, Wanton noodles, and drinks such as ice kachang to quench your thirst! Make it a point to savour some local food when you are in Melaka for your vacation!

    Favorite Dish: Yong Tao Foo, Wanton noodles, Char Kuey Teow, Malay Satay, Fried Noodles, Fried chicken wings and Hainanese chicken rice.

    Old Newton Hawker Center
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    Seri Melayu Restaurant: Dinner with cultural presentation.

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Feb 20, 2004

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    Set in landscaped gardens, the restaurant is a big favourite with foreign visitors. It can accommodate up to 500 people, with the nightly cultural show and local buffet menu being the biggest attractions.

    The cultural show is the real fun part. The restaurant puts up a traditional Malay wedding ceremony and folk dances from Malaysia's various states. The colorful dresses and delicate dancing movements of female dancers really captivate people.

    Those who like the restaurant enough can buy the T-shirt, literally, at the on-site souvenir shop.

    Price: RM75.

    Favorite Dish: This is the only restaurant that we found would serve Doorians. However, raw Doorians are not served. They are beaten into a paste and cooked with milk to give you something that can be eaten with relish. We would categorise the taste in the same group as Middle-Eastern Umm-e-Ali and Iran's/Pakistan's Sheer Khoormah.

    Otherwise, one can always sample traditional Chinese, Malay and Indian dishes including kari ayam (chicken curry), ikan bilis (fried anchovies), mee rebus (noodles in a rich sauce) and roti canai (tasty Indian bread).

    Our personal favorites: You can't come to this restaurant for buffet and miss out Malay Satay. So have plenty of this. Besides, Malay rice is good.

    Ifrah and Rayyan watching a dance
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    Roti Canai: The Malaysian ICON

    by gnh Written Aug 19, 2005

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    Backpakcers ( and even the richies ) should be happy to know that the most popular breakfast snack costs only 60 - 80 sen in most places in Malaysia, city or village.

    The famous ROTI CANAI could be an Indian idea, but now no one knows whether it's Arabic, Malay or Malaysian invention.

    But try it, less than US 0.50 for ROTI CANAI plus your coffee ( or chocolate ). What a way to survive !@

    If you don't mind sticking to this diet, you could survive a month in Malaysia with only RM 50 !

    Favorite Dish: Good ones like Nasi Kandar shops ( Indian Muslims ) give you this in comfort and bright cheerful surroundings.

    In the smaller towns and kampungs, you could be sitting beside the highway and taking in much dust when you try to enjoy your ROI CANAI !

    But survive you will, fear not ...........

    Roti Canai with Curry Gravy

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    Local delicacies...

    by dragontml Updated Jan 4, 2004

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    Primarily consisting of Malay, Chinese and Indian food, it also has its hybrids derived from cross cultural influences such as Mamak (Indian-Muslim) and Nyonya (the Malay-Chinese mix). A dish with the same name also exists in different location but that doesn't mean it's the same as its of a different flavor and the 'Chinese Rojak' is quite different from the 'Indian Rojak'.

    Nevertheless the main staple of diet shared by all Malaysians is rice, which is steamed and eaten with a variety of dishes.

    Hawker stalls are a favourite haunt for Malaysians from all walks of life. All over Malaysia you can find them along the roadside or hawker centers in the marketplace and even in the shopping malls, Roadside stall are usually open until midnight and is a great place for a meet and a chat. There are also the usual complement of coffee shops, restaurants in different settings and also in the five star hotels.


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    With our multi-cultural social mix, you certainly can expect somewhat of a unique and endless blend of cuisine !

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    You've got to try this !

    by dragontml Updated Dec 1, 2003

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    char koay teow is what this is call and it's one of the many local favourites that I enjoy. there's many place where you can try this meal but so far, the best that I've taken is actually the street behind Jalan Alor. It's a corner shoplot opposite Park Inn Hotel. One plate would cost you about RM3.50 - also depending on the outlet. If you go by to a hotel to have a plate of char koay teow, the price is of course more expensive !

    Favorite Dish: rice noodles fried with chili and soya sauce, cockles, beansprout, egg and sometimes Chinese sausage

    char koay teow

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    Barn Thai: Dont's miss this restaurant

    by Sally_chen Written Feb 19, 2004

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    What make it very special is the 450 metres walk way in the mangrove trees leading to the restaurant. We found this place occassionally when we came out from the bird paradise . I would strongly recommend you to go there if you by chance passing by the "bird paradise".It's right opposite it.

    Favorite Dish: The food is a bit expensive respect average Thai restaurant, but you can order some simple good .Very delicious and Thai.
    The environment is unique , I will never forget the feeling walking on the wooden path surrounded by manglaves.

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    Asian Flavours at Patronas Towers: Malaysia is truly Asia

    by Faiza-Ifrah Written Sep 14, 2003

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    After the trip to Patrosains Museum, we were really tired. It was about 6:30 p.m. and we wanted our dinner and a tea cup badly before heading for home.

    Lo and behold. As we got out of the Museum Hall, we found a foodcourt by the name of 'Asian Flavours' towards our left.

    The foodcourt has restaurants offering pan-Asian food from Japans to Middle-Eastern. It was not as crowded when we sat down, but within an hour, it was almost packed to capacity. Reason - time to go home as offices close. So why not have dinner here before hitiing the road.

    Favorite Dish: We were having Malay and Chinese till this time. So we settled for North Indian food that resembles our own taste.

    Go for parathas, Mughlai chicken and Tandoori dishes.

    'Asian Flavours' in the background
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