Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Restoran SKG, Tanah Rata.

Cameron Highlands has always been about food, sleep and jalan-jalan. I first went to this place back in 1991 when i was 14, and at that time, it was really cold, day and night. Thanks to the growth of modern concrete jungles in the name of development, my last trip to Camerons was at best, a chilly one as i could walk around in shirt n' shorts.
I've been to Cameron's quite a number of times already, and it's safe to say that i've tried most of the good food places. This one though, really slipped me and my dad. A local lad, good pal of my dad recommended this place to us at Tanah Rata.
Restoran SKG is in Tanah Rata, but from the main road, you'll need to turn left before a row of shops at your right that houses Bank Pertanian and the Pasar Tani during the weekends. Once in, head straight until you see a lil' signboard that reads Restoran SKG. You would have passed a few resort bungalows on your left and right. This place was previously a health spa but as the business wasn't that good, the new owners turned it into a restaurant with a lil' nursery and a strawberry farm at the back. Interesting.
There were 9 of us but with 3 kids, we opted for the RM 138 set, complete with 7 dishes and a bowl of seaweed soup. Where to find such prices in KL mien?
The pot of Chinese Tea was also BIG, a size i've not seen in KL or maybe i'm kinda "jachoon"lar.. but check this out mien...
Kenny here's a basketball player and his hands are definitely much bigger than the average Joe's.
Here comes the soup. Sorry for the mess for the rain's made the night much colder than we expected, hence, some of the seaweed didn't make it to the bowl. The soup was pretty nice, with pieces of pork, egg, tofu and chilies in it. Not THAT special but anything soupy and steaming hot's gotta be a blessing in a night like this.
Asam prawns came. It certainly looked like curry prawns but it had some Tom-Yam-like kick and my favourite spice, thinly sliced, julienned lemongrass... and contrary to the popular belief that seafood at high altitude places are seldom fresh, the prawns here were reeeeeaaallly tender, and you can even de-shell the prawn with your chopstick and spoon.

The mixed vege was a normal affair, since you get so much vege here but somehow your unconcscious self tells you that it's fresher and crispier here.. so EAT more..
This is the tofu, which to my slight disappointment didn't come in a claypot.. coz i've always enjoyed to fu in claypot, besides its obvious benefit of sustaining warmth much longer. Still, it was great, coz the gravy had very little starch in it.
Pork RIBS! My fav... Need to say more? It was nice but we got a lil' hint of "marmite" in it, so i guess this "King of Pork Ribs" dish is equavalent to our "Marmite ribs" here in KL.
Next up, the pork trotter. Absolute killer as we had no less than 5 people who ought to stay away from fatty foods... You all don't tell my mom ya.....
Curry fish head... perfect for a night like this, the gravy served us in soo many ways - gravy, dipping and soup.... wish i brought some bread along.
And not forgetting, the Four heavenly Kings staring Andy Lau LONG BEANS, Jacky Cheung BRIN-JAL, Aaron Kwok PE-TAI and Leon LADIES' FINGER Lai. The lady boss said, "this is our version of this Four Heavenly Kings" but i was dumbfounded after my first spoonful.."Got difference meh?... Still, it was a nice dish which COULD have been better with some pork lard pieces on it...
And the aftermath...... wait.. we still went back to our unit for more mahjong, PSP, steamed corns, Kit Kat, barley with ginkgo and sweet potatoes. Now i really need to strap my U-Zap to work....

PRICE: RM 138.. inclusive of rice and that BIG pot of tea
My Tummy rating: 8.8/10.

7 comments:

wmw said...

It that weather, all warm food must taste good! hee hee...Wah, after that, go back and ate some more. Cold weather also makes one hungrier.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

very high marks..must b the cold weather i c..so 1991 u were 14..makes you 2007 - 30? my maths is horrible..hahah..i can never skip the pork knuckle..just my favourite

Fezzaboy said...

Yup.. planet earth has survived 3 decades of me.. so far so good....hehe...

Jackson said...

Fezzaboy, can you pls call me along when ever u go Cameron Highlands? I hardly find good food over there! i need a good tour guide!!! I love Cameron Highlands!!

Fezzaboy said...

Jackson, i doubt i will be there anytime soon, but if i do get a chance to convoy up there with my kakis, will certainly give you a shout.

tankiasu said...

Ops...you've just revealed ur age! :-P

Mark said...

I love Cameron and now I have aim to make a trip there... soon!

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