Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cameron Highlands, Part 2, Pahang

Totally slipped my mind on part 2 of Cameron Highlands..
Which was my other meals at Cameron... :p

And back to Cameron we go...
By the time we reached Cameron, it was almost lunch time.
There's a row of restaurants in the middle of Brinchang town and we settled for OK Tuck; a place where Vincent and gang always popped by for a meal.

Since we're up here, and Cameron's known for it's fresh veggies, we had a variety of local produce..

The Stir Fried Mixed Mushroom
A good mix of oyster, shitake, straw mushrooms and chopped vegetables was served piping hot. The dish was tasty as the sauce was very light- letting us savour the woody flavour of the mushrooms.

Vince and Steph wanted the stir fried bitter gourd with chicken and fremented black beans..Decent dish; the bitter gourd was fresh, just a tad bitter. The sauce was average though.
The stir fried brinjalThis was an excellent dish and my favourite. It had wonderful wok hei; the brinjal was slightly caramelised but still tender soft inside. A bit oily, but still a hit with us nonetheless. So tasty that we ordered 2 plates of this :)

The sweet and sour spare ribs was absolutely disappointing though..
Meat was dry, hard and lacked marination. Enough said.
The venision with ginger fared better
Meat was tender, served with lots of fat, juicy sprigs of spring onions. Pretty nice.
We were out and about in the afternoon...
And soon after, it's dinner time..
As predictable as can be; yes, we had steamboat :p
I mean, it's only natural for us to go for ta pin lou on such a cold weather right?
We had our steamboat at Strawberry View
I was very glad to see that there were plates and plates of fresh vegetables for the steam boat. Water cress, siu bak choy, mushrooms, cabbages etc were served with some meat and seafood to make the soup sweeter. Must be one of the healthiest steamboat I've had. The herbal soup was tasty, tom yam was not impressive.
Great way to warm our bodies (and bellies) on such a windy, chilly night :)

OK Tuck
26, Jalan Besar, Brinchang, 39100 Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Strawberry View Cafe& Restaurant
Lot KF/04, Kea Farm 39100, Cameron Highlands, Pahang. Nearby Equatorial Hotel.

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Blogger Tummythoz said...

If only the cool air flows down to KL...

18 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: i wished for that too....

19 June, 2009  
Blogger PureGlutton said...

Oh yes, steamboat is a MUST whenever in CH! Always enjoyable with the abundant fresh vege there!

19 June, 2009  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

if i could, i would go up there now (and bring along some curry chicken..hehe). so the hot/humid these days. arggghhh!

19 June, 2009  
Anonymous jason said...

That restaurant... the name (or the fame) is slowly fading along with the TVB drama.

19 June, 2009  
Blogger Sugar Bean said...

I remember dining in OK Tuck when I was young with my parents. It was a restaurant that we frequent when we visit Cameron Highlands. However, found the quality of food decrease a little.

19 June, 2009  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

hey i'll be there on sunday. lazy to search for good food lah.

steamboat, dai chow? or the cafes?

19 June, 2009  
Blogger sc said...

pureGlutton: yes, i love the fresh veggies there!

nic: hot/ humid + haze..*double arrgghh*

jason: hahaha what a way to compare! but yeah, the meat dishes especially, were quite disappointing

sugar bean: i bet it did..i find the food mediocre too..(except for the brinjals..yumz!)

j2kfm: am i too late to reply? :p
erm, if u want dai chow, then try others la. else, steam boat a better bet

21 June, 2009  

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