bookmark_borderIn Cameron Highlands – Restoran Hong Kong, Brinchang

There are plenty of restaurants in Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. So much so that we had a little tough time picking which to dine at. We wanted to go back to this restaurant but decided against it in order to try something new.

Restoran Hong Kong, Cameron Highlands

We walked quite a bit before choosing Restoran Hong Kong which is facing the main road. We wanted to have steamboat and after asking the price (RM18 per pax), we found that they were quite reasonable and decided to go ahead.

Restoran Hong Kong, Cameron Highlands

It was still early when we were there and so, it was quite empty. This particular restaurant is operating a hotel too, right above it. We were given the option of either to go with the charcoal style or electrical hotpot way. Although there were three types of soups, we were only able to select one (we went for chicken soup) since we opted for charcoal steamboat. You are able to choice two types of soups if you opt for electrical stove due to the build of the pot.

Charcoal steamboat by Restoran Hong Kong, Brinchang

It took quite a while for the items to be ready. I guess they needed time to get the charcoal burning before bringing it to our table. As always, the soup in the beginning, was bland. It has pieces of cabbages and wolfberries.

Steamboat produce by Restoran Hong Kong, Cameron Highlands

Fresh produces were presented in a pile of mess typical fashion. Chicken meat, fishballs, meatballs, beancurds, fish meat, prawns, mushrooms and vegetables were the norms.

Steamboat fresh produces by Restoran Hong Kong, Brinchang

On a separate plate, mee hoon, instant noodles and eggs were placed. It’s kinda odd that there was no sliced pork in it.

Salted Fish Pork Belly by Restoran Hong Kong, Cameron Highlands

Intrigued by the sight of salted fish pork belly photo plastered at side wall, we ordered a small portion (for RM18) as side dish. It took quite a while to arrive that we had to remind them a few times. It came in a claypot with pieces of sliced pork cooked in dark soy sauce, scallions and salted fish. The smell of it was appetising but somehow, the taste didn’t do much justice to the famed dish. The sliced pork was a little too thick, rendering it tough upon cooking them for too long.

The bill came up to RM58 including two drinks. The ingredients were fresh but somehow, the shell of the prawns was hard. The chili sauce was a letdown, for me at least, because it wasn’t homemade/freshly made. In terms of the pricing, it’s quite competitive around the area. It is best to ask before agreeing to dine there to avoid any bill shock.

5, Jalan Besar,
39100 Brinchang,
Cameron Highlands,
Pahang Darul Makmur.

bookmark_borderShabu-Shabu At Yuzu, The Gardens Mall


Yuzu, as I always portray it, is a Japanese fine dining restaurant in The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City. From the entrance to the dining area to the counter bar, there’s Japanese essence embedded in the decoration in each and every nook of the restaurant that lightens up the dining mood. It is also a class above the rest when it compares to other Japanese restaurants like Sushi Zanmai and Sushi Tei.


If it weren’t for this post, the chances of me dining in this restaurant are close to zero as the price range does not really go well with my wallet. Besides, it has been awhile since I last had shabu-shabu. Hence, the choice was imminent when I was in The Gardens Mall for dinner on one rainy evening.

Yuzu Promotion Banner

For RM98++, it’s all you can eat affair/promotion for pax of 2. One gets to choose between beef and/or fish (salmon and yellowtail). Apart from those, a plate full of vegetables and a bowl of udon are given. Yes, they are refillable too!

Steamboat Broth / Soup

The broth was light and simple when it came to our table with a portable stove below it. Be warned that there are a couple of sliced lemon peels in it to freshen up the soup. So, if you don’t fancy those (peels), do remove it before you begin your cooking process.



The heaps of vegetables (cabbages, enoki and shitake mushrooms, carrots and spring onions) were fresh while there were a couple of beancurds.

Sliced Beef

The beef was thinly sliced and hence, it required a quick dip to get it cooked nicely without getting too rubbery. Fish meat was not picked during the meal and hence I’m not too sure about the freshness of it. But I guess they are as fresh as the sliced beef.

Dipping Sauce

I like their dipping sauce particularly as it was nutty, salty yet slight bitter aftertaste. It went very well with the cooked meat.

Oyako MakiOyako Maki (RM18)

Apart from that, we ordered Oyako Maki (RM18). It came in three sushi rice wrapped beautifully with sliced fresh salmon and topped with tobiko of different flavours.

Yuzu Shabu Shabu Set

In total, my friend and I consumed 13 plates of sliced beef, 3 plates of vegetables and half bowl of udons… and of course, the Oyako Maki. All of those in less than an hour. I reckon we could do more damage but we were not in optimum condition on that day. But you should look at the waitresses’ facial expression when we were asking for more beef within minutes after the previous plate of beef has arrived. LOL! I’m not sure how long does this promotion last but I guess you should try it while it’s still on.

Address :
T236, 3rd Floor,
The Garden,
Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Telephone Number : +603 2284 7663 / 2284 7763

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