[Pixs copyright Ewe Paik Leong]
Going to Genting Highlands? It would be worthwhile to detour to Bukit Tinggi to eat wild river fish. This one-road town offers more than a dozen seafood restaurants. The rivers around Bentong supply fresh fishes of various species such as Sakam, Jelawat, Ketutu, Sebarau, Tapah, Ringau and lots more. The slopes of the nearby highlands have been utilized for growing vegetables so restaurants serve them pretty fresh. Roadside stalls sell star fruit, sweet potatoe (a must buy), tomato, pineapple and sweet-sop to mention but a few – all of superior quality. I ate at Restoran Leong Chee Hoong, and the itemized bill was as follows:
Fish RM56.00Prawn RM37.50
The restaurant owner told me a massive waterfall is nearby but time did not permit me to go there. An exploratory drive revealed several resorts in the area. When my mind needs to de-stress from the throes of churning out my novel, I’ll be back, maybe pass a night or two here.
Restoran Leong Chee Hoong1 Kampung Bukit Tinggi
Published by Monsoon Books, Singapore. Sold in Malaysia from Kinokuniya, Popular Book Store, Borders and MPH nationwide. An e-book edition is also available.