Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Chin Swee Vegetarian Restaurant at Genting Highlands

It had been many years since I last visited the Chin Swee Caves Temple at mid of Genting Highlands, and its cave restaurant and nice veggie food still left a deep fond imprint in my memories.
It is great to know that there are now free shuttle bus services to the Chin Swee Temple from First World Hotel at hourly interval from 9am to 9pm except 1pm. It just takes 15min to travel from the hotel.
Just as I was wondering if the restaurant would still be there, we alighted just in front of the relocated restaurant which is just beside the reception of the temple hotel. And how modern the whole temple compound had developed into.
One is welcomed by the standing Amitabha Buddha at the door of the restaurant and the elegant atmosphere with the playing of the Great Compassion Mantra at the background makes one feel really relaxed.
Since it is early in the morning that we arrived, we were told only the simple stir-fry noodles/meehoon were available though later we saw more patrons coming in and ordered the more sophiscated dishes.
We ordered most of the stir-fry noodles/mee-hoon & kway teow dishes and shared.
From top pictures:
Shanghai Style Braised Noodles (more like KL noodles though);
Sze Chuan Style Dong Fen (more like Assam taste);
Singapore Style Fried Mee Hoon (This is really good with wok-hei feel, very fragnant);
Assorted Kway Teow Soup (Nice, not as bland as expected)
Hong Kong Style Fried Mee (Nice too) ;
'Char Siew' Noodles (the barbacue pork was well done with crispy roasted red skin that won compliment from all) and;
Stir Fry Dry Hor Fun (sinfully oily but very nice with wok-hei feel that also won compliment from all :-) )
Although some of the dishes did not come out as per their name on menu, they are flavourful and nice in their own way and we all agreed it is an enjoyable vegetarian meal. (especially when it is praised by the non vegetarian company that I was with, phew :-))

The prices of above ranges from RM9.80 to RM10.80 which even after adding 6% tax is still considered reasonable,(almost same price range as the foodcourt at First World Plaza), considering the good environment we enjoyed the meal in.

After a full meal, one can still take a relaxing stroll around the temple compound before catching the next shuttle bus service back to the hotel.:-)

The free shuttle bus service that departs from the shuttle bus service area near the level 1 of First World Hotel's Starbucks (near the luggage deposit area) from 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm.
It just takes 15min to reach and as long as one does not miss the last bus back at 9.15pm from the temple, it is a good alternative consideration for lunch/dinner. :-)
It is located at 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-61011613

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