Pahang – Bukit Tinggi BBQ

This seems to be one of the favourite lunch places on Sunday for my sis and Tim, on so many occasions that I got invitation and couldn’t make it but finally I got a chance to visit this makan place last weekend. Its located behind the BHP station at the village near Bukit Tinggi (its on your right if you are heading to Bentong on Karak Highway).

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On the entrance of the place, you are able to see that it used to be the car wash and probably garage of the BHP fuel station in front. You can still see the BP logo and the word “Cuci Kereta” behind a coat of light paint on the entrance. The place is setup on a basic concept but unique in its own way, the wall of the restaurant are made up of wine bottles from the customers and the ceiling inside are hung with umbrellas from customers.

They have a nice garden full of vegetables and passion fruits on the yard leading to the washrooms. There’s plenty of parking in the compound or just outside the entrance. Besides ordering dishes here, they also offered local pineapples and ginger for sale. I think the pineapple is a bit costly at RM5.00 each but they also have Bentong ginger at RM5.00 per packet. Its on a self service basis, you just pick the one you like and drop the money in the plastic paper provided ;).

The first thing we had are a plate of the pineapple, at this point, my mum thought I am crazy snapping photo of food we are having :(. I explained to my family that I could be earning money from googleads here and next thing you know automatically they will wait for me to snap a photo of each dish that comes out before eating, hehehe :P.

Anyway, the pineapple is ok, sweet but not as good as those in Sarawak or Sabah. The first dish to be served is this risotto like, which is rice cooked with potato, vegetables, some meat, etc. Its light in taste and is pretty good.

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The next dish is a bbq fish covered with salt, its basically a Talapia fish, covered with salt and bbq. The salt absorbed the moisture from the skin making it easy to peel the whole skin off in one big piece and just having the flesh, surprising there’s no muddy taste from the fresh water fish ;), very well done.

Apollo, that is the name of the next dish which are big green chillies being bbq with a sweet sauce. Depending on your luck, some of the chillies are spicy and some are not at all, but its still very nice as its crunchy and yummy.

The highlight here is their bbq rack of lamb, which according to my sis, you had to order in advance to avoid disappointment. They make their own mint sauce and each piece of lamb is bbq to brown on the outside but inside is still very tender. Its quite costly but I would recommend this dish if you are there.

We also had some bbq fish steaks, covered in marinate and bbq to dry. Not too bad but the kids (my nephews popular) didn’t really fancy these food, so parents had to order some fried eggs and tofu for them ;).

Oh ya… one of the dish I like about this place is also their “kai choy” stew with canned tuna! Usually during the Chinese New Year, we will have “sour spicy vegetables” which is “kai choy” stew with leftover chicken, duck, dried chillies, tamarind, etc. This version is just the “kai choy” with canned tuna, quite unique, the tuna tasted like meat minus the usual sour and spicy taste.

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It’s quite an unusual experience eating here, especially after the bill came when you can actually see how they take the orders, its all in symbols and drawing! Kind of funny! Bill came to RM267.50 for all the above for 7 adults and 2 kids :). Thanks sis and Tim for showing us this place!

GPS: N03 21.258 E101 49.689

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4 Responses

  1. RESTORAN BUKIT TINGGI BBQ « SHE, THE EPICURIOUSGIRL. Says:

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  2. ADRIAN Says:

    Honestly, the people who regular here must be either very loyal or fools. The 1 hour 20 minute long wait was complete appalling to me, and when I complained to the staff he simply answered, “Memang like that one lah”. With the prices of this restaurant comparable to those Michelin 3 star restaurants in Hong Kong, I was expecting food that would indeed be from a different kettle of fish(no pun intended). Instead, when the food came it was only ordinary dishes, nothing that really blew me away. More so, the setting of the restaurant was horribly appalling, although the wine glasses on the side might make for some eye candy, the insufficient lighting and inadequate protection from flies and mosquito proved to be disappointing. Truthfully speaking, the food was actually quite good, but not something where you can’t get in a normal restaurant in KL, therefore not worth the 45 minute drive all the way to Bukit Tinggi.

    To sum it up, although this restaurant has several good dishes, the appallingly poor service, long wait and poor setting proved to outweigh the quality of food served there.

  3. WEI LENG Says:

    First and last time….

    Strongly do not recommend this restaurant. Nothing special about the food and service is lousy. The boss is arrogant and has no manners towards customer. The boss forced us to order 4 dishes, saying that if we didn’t order enough or order now, he will not entertain us after the first round of order. He mentioned he will only take 1 round of order. Waited for 45 mins for my food to be served and other people who came later than us with no booking already got their food served. Probably we didn’t order expensive stuff hence the service rendered to us was sub standard. We originally ordered 1 Wu Li Dan Dou Fan for 2 persons, 1 BBQ lamb rack and 1 plate of green chillies. The boss insist not enough for both of us and we have no choice but to accept his recommendation for their specialty tauhu. When the foods were served after long wait, it was way too much. We were too full and in the end, we can’t finish it and wasted the tauhu. Anyway, nothing is special about food especially the tauhu, they are just steamed and topped with fried eggs. Price is so expensive and it’s really not worth it. Pls go somewhere else for food if u happens to be at Bukit Tinggi, this restaurant is definately not recommended. Trust me..

  4. STEPHEN LIU Says:

    I just took 2 of my good friends to this restaurant today. The owner, Mr.Chan was taking my order. Being a longtime customer, I always asked him for the chef recommendation. He was recommending the roasted beef drumstick, stir fried green chilies, taufo egg, snow fish and special veggie rice. The service was fast and the 1st came out a few minutes. Overall, the food have very unique taste and we just love it.First time, they have complimentary Nangka as fruit. I never regret going back cos’ I enjoyed the beautiful scenery along Karak Highway.