• Elizabeth Yong

CNY Food Tour @ Resorts World Genting


To usher in the auspicious year of the Earth Dog, we were invited to a Chinese New Year food extravaganza tour for a whole day up in the mountains of Genting Highlands. The four acclaimed dining outlets that we visited included Imperial Rama, Genting Palace, Goh Tong Tea House and Ming Ren. We were presented with and endless spread of scrumptious traditional dishes which were part of a set menu for customers who would prefer an intimate sit-down dinner for a family reunion this lunar new year. Below are some of the offerings we thought were delicious among all the other dishes that was served to us.

Imperial Rama

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Imperial Rama is a fine dining restaurant which offers the best of Thai-Chinese cuisine. It incorporates the best of Chinese culture and traditional Thai influences that is also present it its exceptional austere and elegant ambiance. The spacious dining area is interspersed with intricately carved Chinese and Thai partitions.

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The first dish that stood out to us was the Prosperity bags stuffed with seafood paste. This was beautifully presented and the main ingredients of the parcel included misuzu aburage, crab meat and crab roe.

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This delicious dessert was served individually, a traditional stewed bird's nest soup with "Tian Shan Xue Lian" (mountain snow lotus). This dish is traditionally consumed after a heavy meal and has a number of healing properties. Some of the ingredients include white fungus, red dates and Yong Sum Soh.

Sadly, none of the other dishes that were served had any Thai influences as it was more heavily concentrated on the Chinese aspect due to the new year celebrations.

Goh Tong Tea House

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This Chinese New Year, tea connoisseurs would take delight in the refined elegance of the Goh Tong treasured Pu Er Tea, which was first produced in 2007. This tea house was named after Tan Seri Lim Goh Tong, the founder of the resort who was a tea aficionado himself.

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Yunnan seven tea cake, also known as "Yuan Tea" is made though moderate fermentation and high temperature autoclave of the raw material. The longer it is stored, the more fragrant it becomes with a rich sweet flavour. We sipped on the lovely raw tea with delicious pineapple tarts which are available in 20 and 12 piece containers from 1 February onwards at Resorts World Genting.

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Next we adjourned to Genting Palace Restaurant, which is in the same premises as the Goh Tong Tea House. This was one of the most interesting dish we tried, fried spare ribs glazed with almond, yam and coconut milk topped with yam crisp.

This stir-fried shrimp with garlic nam yee sauce was absolutely delicious and the sauce that was tossed together with the shrimp completed the the dish.

Ming Ren Restaurant

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Our final stop was at Ming Ren restaurant, specialising in a unique blend of Modern Cantonese cuisine.

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The honey roasted Hong Kong style chicken wings is one of the trademark dishes at Ming Ren. As my teeth sunk into the tender sweet and sticky chicken, a burst of emulsifying flavours filled my palate, it was truly satisfying.

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We enjoyed the meal with a a light floral tea served in a modern glass tea pot that kept everyone warm on a rainy cold day.

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After feasting for an entire day, we ended our meal with braised assorted vegetables with fatt choy that was light and healthy.

For those planning to celebrate their festive meals at Malaysia's favourite "resort in the sky", Resort World Genting offers a lavish spread of authentic Chinese New Year cuisine featuring customary festive offerings. These menu items are available from the 15th of February - 2nd of March.

Imperial Rama

Level 2, Highlands Hotel

69000 Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang

Opening Hours: Lunch:12pm -2:30pm

Dinner: 6pm-9:30pm

Goh Tong Tea House

Genting Palace Restaurant

Level 2, Getting Grand Hotel

69000 Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang

Opening Hours:Lunch:12pm -2:30pm

Dinner : 6pm-9:30pm

Ming Ren Restaurant

Level 2, Maxim’s Hotel

69000 Genting Highlands Resort, Pahang

Opening Hours: Lunch: 12pm- 3pm

Dinner: 6pm - 10pm

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