Few casual eateries participate in the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival, which makes Bubbles & Bites on Genting Highlands feel like a breath of fresh, cool air.
The five-course MIGF menu at this Highlands Hotel outlet costs RM98++, with a first course of three light starters: a meaty oxtail-stuffed "empanada" puff ...
... as well as Scotch egg, hard-boiled and coated in breadcrumb-fried chicken sausage meat ...
... plus a peri-peri chicken wing. Sampling these starters is a culinary cross-border voyage, tasting recipes from Argentina, Britain and Portugal.
Second course: a heap of freshly picked salad leaves from Genting Highlands Resort's own garden, enlivened with anchovies, parmesan cheese and lemon. Fantastically crisp and zingy.
House-made spaghetti alla matriciana, the familiar Roman pasta favorite with a thick, tangy sauce of tomatoes, onions, smoked beef bacon and olives.
Customers will find their stomach space sorely tested by the fourth course, a whole whopping lamb shank, beautifully braised for eight hours and served with pumpkin-and-butternut couscous.
Tiramisu to finish this belly-busting lunch, made memorable with purple cotton candy.
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