After a short trip up Genting Premium Outlet (GPO) last Saturday, we checked out this popular place for makan in Bukit Tinggi.
Despite arriving at 1pm without a booking, we were happy to get seats. By 2pm, it was packed – and the staff had to turn away arriving customers!
Turns out, it is highly advised to call and reserve seats (and its signature dishes) as it is very popular.
First, you’ll notice the interesting decor of umbrellas hanging from the ceiling and cabinets of empty wine bottles. Anyhoo, we were there for the food!
We were recommended their Seafood Pot (RM100++). It must be good because every table ordered one. However, we opted for only lala (clams) – which comes up to RM50 (which is good value for money as we got about 2kg).
The pot comes in two tiers – the clams are steamed on top, while the bottom tier would catch all the seafood essence to mix with the soup base.
The clams were huge and fresh! Mid-way eating the clams, the staff would take the soup back to the kitchen to be cooked with mixed vegetables and mushrooms.
And wow! The soup was very tasty – imagine xiong tong (superior soup with wine and coriander) mixed well with the lala essence. It was really a mix of vegetables – we found lettuce, sweet potato leaves and oyster shrooms!
The other dish – Fried Egg with Tofu (RM15) – was so simple but delicious! It was essential fried eggs served on top of soft tofu with soy sauce-Chinese wine gravy. It was so good that we replicated this dish at home as well. See our recipe here.
Halfway, we wanted to order their signature NZ lamb rack but it was sold out! We will return here soon to try the lamb rack!
Our friend also recommended their Stir-fry Green Chillis, and we were tempted by the many Salt-crusted Fishes flying out of the kitchen. Another dish to try is also the Wu Lin Dan Dou Fan – rice cooked in veggie broth. We highly recommend coming here, but please book to avoid disappointment.
This restaurant is only an hour drive’s away from KL city centre.
More in Bentong (archives):
* Famous tau foo fa and tofu puffs at Tauhu Auntie Mok
* Cool off with ABC at T.A.K Ice Cream Corner (see post here)
* Ah Chong chee cheong fun stall at intersection of Jalan Wayang and Jalan Chui Yin (see post here)
* Locally-grown coffee in Janda Baik (see post here)
* Famous Kedai Kopi Kow Po for home-made ice cream and desserts (see post here)
* Have a splash at the Chamang waterfall
BBQ Chan Bukit Tinggi
Address: Lot 25001-A, Kampung Bukit Tinggi, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
Hours: 11am-9.30pm (Mon-Fri)
11am-9pm (Sat & Sun)
Phone: 012-357 7111