Restoran Har Wong @ Gotong Jaya (Below Genting Highlands)

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Restaurant Har Wong, one of the best seafood and prawn places to have along the streets towards Genting, or returning from it has several new items to try. This time, we're going for something a little less extravagant, but still equally delicious and affordable. 

As the festive season of Chinese New Year is approaching, it may be difficult to find a good place to celebrate such occasion. However, if you're ever on the way to or fro from Genting, then you'll definitely have to give this place a shot. 

Look at the size of that prawn!

Starting off strong with a serving of braised pork trotters with flower mushrooms and "fatt shoy", which looks amazingly similar to pubic hair (a pricey one at that). However, beneath all that slump is a serving of deliciously tender and moist, juicy and succulent braised pork meat with most of the skin intact. 

It may sound disgusting to most, but the skin is one of the best part. Not only did it melt in my mouth, it gave the dish a whole new set of texture and flavour. 

Look at that magnificent meat, mushroom and "fatt choy". Gorgeous!

Next on the menu is a claypot of divine seafood items. No, they're are not your regular prawns and crabs, or perhaps even fish or sharksfin for that matter. Instead, it is filled with glorious fish maw, sea cucumber, scallops, flower mushrooms, "fatt choy", carrots and romano beans, swimming in a deliciously addictive broth-like gravy. 

The taste was absolutely delicious as it wasn't too salty nor was it bland. It had just the right amount of flavour, which comes naturally from all the ingredients and each element within this dish was cooked to absolute perfection. Even after finishing this dish I did not require my usual glass of tea at the end.

This is also one of the cheapest in the market, which gives you all the more reason to try it!

If you've had Korean BBQ, you'll remember that they do provide a side of lettuce to wrap your BBQed meat with. This has similar concept, except for the fact that they're using spring chicken instead. 

It is recommended to debone the chicken before placing it on a piece of lettuce, followed by its signature coriander sauce. Biting through this will give you an explosion of flavours, a long with a good balance of textures - both crunchiness and chewiness.

I do not know about you guys, but my family does this every Chinese New Year. Definitely a heck of a way to enjoy steamed chicken. 

Buttermilk Prawns - RM120/kg

What is Restaurant Har Wong, which literally translates to "Prawn King", without a good set of delicious fresh water prawns? And if you'r the kinda person who sucks the living soul out of the head of the prawns, this is definitely your pick. 

Look at the amount of eggs in them, flowing out and what not. If anything, the first thing that you should do is suck it all out, then proceed to its fresh and plump meat. 

That's one whole piece, pulled in one sitting with minimal effort. The prawns were so fresh that taking it off its shell was extremely easy. 

As for the taste, you wouldn't expect any less. Naturally sweet on its own, bouncy and cooked to perfection. Not forgetting the immensely addictive, sweet and savoury buttermilk sauce that just coats the prawns beautifully. Heck, using the buttermilk for your rice seemed like a hell of an idea too.

Last but not least, we finished things off with some red bean soup. Not too sweet, just the way I like it. 

All and all, it has been a great experience here at Restoran Har Wong, not just for its amazing dishes but as well as the ambiance and scenery of the place. Cool, windy and packed with fresh oxygen, dining on a higher altitude certainly does feel amazing. So what are you waiting for? Head on down (or up) to Restoran Har Wong today for your Chinese New Year celebration!


41, Jalan Jati 1, Gohtong Jaya Genting Highlands, Bentong Town, Pahang, Malaysia

Operating hours: 10am-10pm daily.

Tel: 03 - 6100 1160

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