Showing posts with label Genting HIghlands. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Genting HIghlands. Show all posts

Thursday, March 05, 2020


If you can’t go to Great Britain for fish and chips, let British fish and chips come to you. Head on up to Resorts World Genting (RWG) where a ‘chippie’ experience at The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden awaits.
My personal favourite catch there is the light and flaky Cod (regular RM40, large RM48 & legendary RM58). Served piping hot, the slab of imported Atlantic cod comes coated in airy-light, crisp batter with a pile of thick-cut, double-cooked chips.
If you prefer flavourful depth to your fish, the chunky Haddock (regular RM44, large RM54 & legendary RM64) will reel you in. Each serving of fish and chips at this resto comes with a choice of Harry’s Mushy Peas, Harry’s Gravy or Curry Sauce. Additional serving of mushy peas is available at RM6 and Double Cooked Chips at RM10 while gravy and curry sauce costs RM4 each.
Interestingly, Genting SkyAvenue F&B Sous Chef Mohanakrishna Nadarajah (left) informs us the curry sauce recipe was specifically created by the RWG team, to cater to local tastebuds but in compliance with the master franchisor’s guidelines.
The veteran chef, who has two decades of industry experience including past stints at RWG’s the Peak (now known as Olive), Ireland and Abu Dhabi, recalled his training with Harry Ramsden. “We are taught on the essentials: from cutting chips and making the batter to the correct consistency, to knowing the types of fish and potatoes used.”
Together with Outlet Chef Devlin M Danker who has 17 years of experience in European/Western cuisine, the duo ensures the various menu offerings at The Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden are up to scratch.
Famished diners will find ample succour from the Sharing Platter (RM35) featuring salt & pepper fried calamari, battered onion rings, deep-fried mozzarella cheese sticks and deep-fried chicken chunks. These nibbles should keep hunger pangs at bay before the mains arrive.
Thirst-quenchers to raise your glasses to include Laughing Fish Signature Lemonade, served in single or a sharing fish-shaped jug; Laughing Fish Rose Lemonade and Tamarind cooler – two localised concoctions rustled up by the RWG resident mixologist. The drinks’ refreshing tanginess help to banish any greasy richness from partaking all the meaty and fried stuff.
Those partial to burgers can relish Cod Burger (RM32) – a sturdy yet soft burger bun with deliciously flaky cod coated in Harry’s secret batter.  Tartar sauce, mixed lettuce, tomato and coleslaw complete the speciality.
Another classic pub grub worth sampling is Grilled Beef Bangers (RM35). Made to specifications by the RWG butchery, the delicately thyme-scented beef bangers are accompanied by potato mash and onion gravy.
Specially created for local palates, the robustly flavoured Piri Piri Chicken Leg (RM35) proves to be a notable option too. First soaked in milk, the chicken quarter is then rubbed with Jamaican jerk seasoning (smoked paprika, black pepper, onion and garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cayenne pepper and dried herbs among others) before it’s grilled.
Tender, juicy and suffused with complex spice accents, the delectable chook gives some famous grilled chicken brands a run for their money. Served with double-cooked chips and spicy coleslaw, its stick-to-the-ribs goodness gets our full thumbs up.
No typical British meal is complete without pudding (dessert). Try Eton Mess (RM18) with strawberry coulis; a luscious mound of fresh strawberries, crushed meringue, whipped cream and lime zest. According to food historians, it was created at Eton College's mess hall in the 1930s. Back then it was simply a bowl of bananas or strawberries mixed with cream or ice-cream, with the later addition of meringue.
On a sweeter scale, there’s Sticky Toffee Pudding (RM15) too. Basically a dense, almost stodgy cake studded with dates, it’s served with warm toffee sauce for an indulgent finish.
THE LAUGHING FISH BY HARRY RAMSDEN, Address: Level 4, High Line Roof Top Market, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands, Pahang.

Saturday, February 29, 2020


Opened in 1st Dec last year, Ed’s Diner - Malaysia’s one and only American retro-concept eatery from London - is the first ever to operate outside the United Kingdom since its establishment in 1987. Channelling cool 1950s vibes like the movie Grease, this 158-seat restaurant at Resorts World Genting (RWG) flaunts glowing neon signs, a monochrome, checkered tile floor, glossy vinyl booth seating and chrome-accented soda fountain stools.

A working jukebox – an authentic analog machine loaded with chart-toppers from the 50s, 60s and 70s – takes pride of place. RWG Outlet Manager Mohd Fauzan, Sous Chef Hapizi bin Hussain and Outlet Chef Zulkifli Nayan underwent 2-month training with the master franchisor, to ensure the food and beverage selection comply with expected standards.
Both RWG chefs who have 27 years of industry experience each, not only exceeded the franchisor’s expectations but are also playing a key role in getting halal certification for Ed’s Diner. “Once we succeed, this will be the first halal-certified Ed’s Diner in the world” says Mohd Fauzan.
Food-wise, portions are huge at Ed’s Diner so it’s advisable to share especially if you’re a light eater. Remember to amp up the rock & roll feel by selecting your fave retro hits from the jukebox, absolutely free of charge.
Familiar curtain-raisers of Nachos To Share (RM39) and Chicken Caesar Salad (RM18) paved the way for lunch. The generous heap of tortilla chips came smothered with chicken chilli cheese sauce, tomato salsa, guacamole and sour cream. Each hearty bite was addictive with hints of coriander and chilli seasoning. Mildly sweet yet tart green chilli pickles helped to alleviate the cloying richness.
Loading up on the salad of romaine lettuce, grilled chicken thigh, cherry tomatoes, parmesan, croutons and Caesar dressing made sense; especially when we had to chomp through the plethora of tempting eats.
My personal pick of the lot is Chicken N Waffle (RM24), one of best selling items Ed’s Diner is famous for. The savoury and sweet profile combo of deep-fried chicken with crisp vanilla waffles and honey hit the spot for me.
Smoky slices of streaky beef and Big Ed’s burger sauce lent additional appeal to the double 150g beef patties, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and gherkins which made up the trademark Big Ed’s Burger (RM35). It’s a hefty speciality for one person to handle but if you have a humongous appetite, go for it.
Fancy some heat with your burger? The Nashville Hot (RM19) comprising fried spicy chicken burger with hot sauce and chilli seasoning was piled high with cheese, lettuce, tomato, coriander, cheese sauce, mayonnaise and onion rings. Also available in Super Hot version with double lashings of hot sauce.
Family and child-friendly fare includes Classic Foot Long (beef RM23, chicken RM21) and Love Me Tenders (RM38). Sandwiched between soft, sesame seed-flecked buns, the sausage adorned with gherkins, ketchup, mustard and crispy onion passed muster.
I was more smitten with the delicious fried chicken tenders. A dash of chilli seasoning, a cup of macaroni & cheese, classic fries and onion rings enlivened the boneless chicken, alongside the house BBQ and cayenne ranch (sour cream, cilantro and mayo) sauce. Try the Falafel Burger (RM19) with a patty made from chickpeas and spices for those looking for a vegetarian option.
Specially created for Malaysia, the local team proffers Buko Coconut Pandan Cake (RM28) – a delightful pandan ice cream milkshake crowned with coconut pandan jelly, whipped cream, palm sugar syrup and love letter biscuits. Lightly creamy, its sweetness was agreeable.

Our other fave is the no-frills Peanut Butter Deluxe Shake (RM24) while the signature Strawberry Donut Shake (RM28) with its no-holds barred strawberry ice cream and fresh strawberries concoction could be a meal by itself. Colourful fruit loops, love letter biscuit roll, whipped cream, strawberry sauce and a mini strawberry doughnut complete the liquid dessert.
Ed’s Diner is open from  11am to 10pm Mon-Thurs. On Friday-Sunday and eve of public holidays, it’s open from 11am to 11pm.

For information, please call tel: +603 6101 1118 or visit

Saturday, June 08, 2019


Cool, fresh air and a panoramic green vista are the icing on the top for diners patroning Tavern In The Sky, a rooftop Thai dining and BBQ bar up at Genting Highlands.
Tucked away at the Grand Ion Delemen Hotel and easily accesible to guests staying at the neighbouring premium apartment towers of Gloria Residences, this serene restaurant is worth a visit during lunch or dinner.
Best seats in the house are naturally outside by the spacious patio. It’s a memorable experience like no other when you sit down to a piping hot mookata (Thai barbecue cum hotpot) meal in the chilly highland weather.
The house speciality Mookata (RM120 per set) is ample enough to cater to 2-3 diners. Ingredients include 3 tiger prawns, 1 freshwater king prawn, chicken and fish slices, scallops, mussels, squid, beancurd, chicken sausage, crabstick, mixed vegetables and noodles.
Additional portions of sliced beef, seafood and other ingredients (we counted 27 in total) available a la carte (RM8-RM18 per serving). For those who rather not get their hands dirty, the helpful restaurant team will gladly step in to cook the food. Otherwise, it promises to be a fun DIY experience with family or friends.
Based on our first-hand experience, the various morsels are delicious when eaten hot off the grill and pot. The barbecue items, cooked with butter, are done just right while soup for the hot pot is clear and sweet.

Crowd-pleasing snacks and Thai fare to accompany beer, wine or your tipple of choice are also served at Tavern In The Sky. We recommend Ochagavia Espuela (RM100), a fresh, crisp Chilean white wine to complement crunchy Fried Chicken Skin (RM20) and Garlic Fried Popcorn Chicken (RM20). Both are understandably popular choices among the restaurant patrons thanks to the chockful of appetising flavours and crunchiness.

Need some soup to warm you up? The signature Red or White Tom Yum Soup with Seafood (RM35-regular, RM65-large) will do the trick nicely. Personally, I prefer the red version although the white, clear variant is no less punchy heat quotient-wise.
Hearty, one dish meals such as Pad Thai (RM20) — Thai fried flat rice noodles and Fried Rice are trusty options to fall back on for carb-loading. A serving of zingy Chicken Feet Salad (RM20) won’t be remiss as a supplementary speciality to add textural interest.
For reservations, call Tavern in the Sky, tel: 012-391 3223. Address: Grand Ion Delemen Hotel, Genting Highlands, Pahang.

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