Bubbles & Bites is the latest addition to Resorts World Genting‘s stellar list of restaurant. Opened only a few months ago in July 2012, what sets Bubbles & Bites apart is their casual and affordable dining experience. This for me is something very much welcomed in the city above the clouds because frankly, I am sick of eating at the marked up fast-food joints.
In conjunction with the Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2012, Bubbles & Bites has prepared a festival menu which showcases a selection of their signature dishes. Priced at RM98++ (RM168++ with wine pairing) the 5-course menu features a number of familiar items prepared to a high standard using fresh and high quality ingredients.
The Amuse Bouche is simply a combination of three different appetizers that could ordered individually off the menu. They are Spicy Oxtail Empanadas, Scotch Eggs and Peri-Peri Chicken Wings. If the Empanadas look familiar to you, that is because this Portugese stuffed pastry has been adapted into our favorite tea-break treat we all know as ‘karipap’.
Perfectly shaped with a crispy and flaky crust, the tender and flavorful oxtail filling offers a nice contrast of textures, simply delicious. A cool and refreshing touch could be added to the Empanada by dipping it into the Tzatziki sauce, it tastes fresh of lemon and yogurt.
Wrapped with a layer of minced chicken, sausages and herbs, the crunchy Scotch Egg is very much of a classic comfort food that appears simple, yet leaves you satisfied. And spicy food lovers will appreciate the Peri-Peri Chicken Wing infused with flavors from the Chef’s special hot and zesty sauce, it is finger-lickgue-tingling good!
For appetizer, a bowl of Mixed Green Salad, made with freshly picked greens from the Genting’s Garden located just outside the resort. It is a simple and honest salad that does not need thick dressing, as slices of Parmesan cheese, anchovies and a squeeze of lemon are sufficient enough to enliven the flavor.
Home-made Spaghetti coupled with “Matriciana” Tomato, Smoked Beef Bacon and Onion sauce serves as the entree – it is a colorful and company-worthy pasta that taste as good as it looks.
The main course of the menu is the Eight Hours Slow Braised Lamb Shank with Butternut Pumpkin Couscous, a faultless dish that comes with a fair a la carte price of RM23. In fact, a steal considering it’s Genting.
After braised to perfection, the Lamb Shank goes through a chill blast process which helps to retain the shape and keeping it firm. Then it is slowly reheated for an entire four hours before being actually served. This explains the juiciness in the tender meat, as well as the beautiful fall-off-the-bone texture that never cease to amaze.
Bubbles & Bites’ signature Creamy Tiramisu is selected as the dessert. This slice of heaven comes with a puff of purple cotton candy that not only mirrors the restaurant’s color scheme, it puts you on a slight sugar high while savoring the richness of the cake. Priced at only RM9 a slice, this is a bargain worth detouring for – even if you do not order the full festival menu.
A staircase located at the end of the restaurant leads to a funky chill out section, where you could enjoy company of friends and loved ones over some drinks and finger food. The vibe is hip and young with Asian pop music being played throughout the place, but never too loud to enjoy conversations.
Besides food, booze and drinks are other reasons to visit Bubbles & Bites. Miniature bottles of sparkling wines, alcoholic sodas, juices, bottle drinks and wines from all around the world could be found here and some of them are pretty hard to get. Take the Bottega Gold for example, it is usually sold only at duty free shops but could be found here at a similar price. Makes a good gift too!
– Door gift: wine bag
– Selected wines or champagne: enjoy 10% discount on 1st bottle and 20% discount on 2nd bottle
– Complimentary 1 glass of Lemoncello or Chocolate Grappa after dinner
– 50% discount on Maxims Genting Premier Room. Subject to room availability and valid from 1 to 31 October 2012
– 10% discount to diner who settle with Genting Point & Worldcard Point. Subject to sufficient of point
– 20% discount for All Body Massage and Facial Treatments at M-Spa & Fitness from 1 to 31 October 2012. Diners must produce festival dining receipt upon settling of payment.
Bubbles & Bites
Level 2, Highlands Hotel
GPS Coordinates: N3 325.437 E101 47.558
Business hours: Mon – Thur (11am-12am)
Fri – Sun, Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday (11am-2am)