Heading to Bukit Tinggi just after the Genting Highland Tunnel can be such an exciting thing to do. Well we had a vegetable farming visit at the hills of Bukit Tinggi. It was truly specteclar, riding over the bumpy and muddy hill. Just like riding a wild horse, on the back of the rustice jeep. Walking up those hilly cultivated land can be such a challenge especially for me having such a overly build body. “I must start exercising more frequent from now on”, I fried my little tiny brain.
I am truly glad that I did not need to pick which restaurant to have lunch as along one road at Bukit Tinggi you can just see a sea of restaurants lining up to serve your hunger. Our host did the pick! The Summer Park Restaurant located on the far left of the main road as you turn into the little town.
Most restaurants here offers awesome fresh river fish and prawns, even wild boar but we decided to have something simple for lunch, not too heavy. First came an interesting dish, Sandwich Beancurd. Truly exciting to look at. A layer of deep fried beancurd and a layer of steam beancurd sandwhich over a thin layer of minced pork. I find it truly unique. Truly well presented and yet tenderlizingly simple. Soft and silky. Tastily delicious.
The claypot talapia fish was beautifully crafted. It was a sizeable fish about 800gm. The fish was meaty and tenderly cooked in the claypot over a supreme soy sauce. Truly brought out the flavour of the fish. Very good, well executed. A perfect fish dish!
Having to dine so near Bentong area, you just can’t do without having a “Kong Sai” stuffed dried beancurd. The texture of the Bentong dried beancurds are tenderly soft in texture. Having them stuffed with minced pork with chopped Chinese chives were truly irresistable. I was surprised the claypot came with tuffed red chillies. Now it became my favourite. Nice!
Having rice definitely must have a good polished dish to go with it. Rustily we ordered a steamed sliced yam and thick pork belly marinated with fermented beancurd. At a glance the dish was truly un-appealing. I looked totally flat in presentation and colour. Got to tell you I was totally wrong by the first impression. It was delicious in taste. I was totally fooled. It had the right taste, texture and flavour. We were all fooled, lol!
The next dish was the stir fried fish paste with mix veggie, it was not that good to my liking. The fish paste was slightly soft, not the bouncy texture which I preferred. But still the dish was not too bad, goes well with my bowl of white rice.
I just love this wok fried watercress, the young watercress was tender and crunchy to taste. It was flavoursome with whole garlic. I was informed it was a home grown watercress. A must order!
I truly had a fabulous lunch here at Bukit Tinggi and it was very affordable, my bill came up to RM120 for a table of six adults and one kid . . . . . . . . . lovely Bukit Tinggi, Sidney Kan