Resort World Genting is not short of places to eat. The main challenge however, is to look for one that is worth your money. Safe to say, a meal up in the hills here will set you back at least RM20/pax if you are dining at a proper sit down restaurant.
Of course, you could always opt for the fast food chains if you are in the 20s or younger. But for people like me who are in the mid 30s, I think we prefer a decent meal especially if it’s a holiday trip.
So if we are in the same category, I do have a recommendation for you. For about RM60, you can get a satisfying and filling meal of claypot fish head curry for two at the Malaysian Food Street.
The curry is prepared with cod fish head, cooked to order and tastes on par with what you usually get at the average Chinese restaurants. The portion is quite large (you get a whole fish head) so the price is fitting considering its Genting Highlands. Compared to the dozens of other meals that I have had here, this ranks top in terms of value.
Though not mind-blowingly good, the Hainanese Chicken Rice @ RM21 is more than passable and checks all the boxes.
Another rice dish you could consider is the banana leaf rice set @ RM20 offered at Sri Paandi Curry House. The choice of meat includes chicken, mutton and fish.
For me, the Penang Char Koay Teow is only an option if you are really and truly desperate for it, or if you are not a Penangite. The cendol is alright, at least the pandan ‘worms’ do not taste overly frozen.
FYI, the prices listed are accurate before the SST was in effect early this month. So if you see a different price, then the management must have made adjustments after our visit.Malaysian Food Street
Level 4, SkyAvenue
Hours: Fri & Sat: 8am to 11pm, Sun to Thurs: 8am to 10pm