Restoran Bukit Tinggi BBQ @ Bentong, Pahang

High Hills BBQ Restaurant. When A lil fat monkey told us that we were going there for lunch, I envisioned grassy plains, cool weather and a massive Australian BBQ pit. After all, the name “High Hills” sounded so Western plus the word BBQ is just down right Mat Salleh. Anyway, just some quick information on the place we were headed out to. Bukit Tinggi is a small town in the Bentong district of Pahang, Malaysia. This small town is located along Karak Expressway. Cumi and ciki actually love Bentong for it’s Chinese hawker food, especially the Hokkien Fried Noodles. Read about our past experiences here and here.

Grilled Salt-Crusted Tilapia –  RM30

No, this place is 100% China-man style cooking. So, picture if you will, Chinese style BBQ. Strange no doubt but actually really rather tasty. For example, this fish is grilled (or BBQ-ed) Ala Chinese style, suspended over a Wok, the heat from which cooks the fish evenly throughout its salt crusted body.

The salt is then peeled away, and what remains is a moist, BBQ-ed fish. The flaky, succulent white meat tells you that the fish has been perfectly cooked.  One special surprise in store of diners would be the stuffed garnishing in the belly of the fish. The man walked passed our table and said – Hey, don’t forget to eat the ‘good stuff’. Full marks for this dish.

Rice with veges and drenched in sweet seafood/meat stock – RM12

Ask anybody who knows me, I am not a big fan of carbo because 1. it goes straight to my ass and 2. I don’t really see the point of wasting stomach space on something so tasteless and .. you catch my drift!(Noodles and bread I will eat anytime though.. so I guess it’s just that one form of carbohydrates that I don’t fancy). Anyway, with that in mind, and to cut a long story short,  I have to say that this rice dish completely took me by surprise. The flavour of juicy pumpkins, onions, carrots, peppers the lard of many fat animals and stock of many, many sea creatures, completely took over, this white rice dish and gave new meaning to the word – creative eating.  That day, I ate rice!

Steamed Seafood Overload Pot-  RM80

If you know what a towering double boiler looks like, then this top photo will come as no surprise. Calms, prawns, crab .. crustaceans in all forms and sizes, steamed in their own sweaty little juices over a period of time, to  yield perfectly cooked seafood as well as the sweetest of stocks that collects at the bottom of the tower.  This sauce will then be  used to cooked  fresh vegetables for your dining pleasure towards the end of the meal.

BBQ-ed Rack of Lamb – RM80

This lamb is the bomb. It beats many a fine dining restaurant flat for 1. taste, 2. taste and 3. taste. OK, and price too! The  meat is succulent and just with enough gaminess to make it memorable. The skin is grilled to a crisp with just a fine layer of white fat beneath it. The only sign that this was previously part of the rib of a Lamb, was the neat, sliver of bone at the base of that fat, juicy body of meat. Indescribable euphoria descended upon our table as we ate the lamb in silence. Awe struck, we ate up ever last piece with the homemade mint sauce.

Greens in powerful seafood stock – RM8

This is the vegetable in seafood stock that I was talking about. They served it up right at the end. A bit too salty for me, but I guess it would go well, with rice.

The secret cook’s handshake – flying fish and screaming monkey. (A lil fat monkey will probably kill me for posting this photo but.. come on.. it’s been done before .. have you not watched Iron Chef?!  :P ) This is how they make the fish look like it was flying just a second ago. I love animation.

Cumi-walks-on-water-munkey-is-skinny-like-father-like-sister-photo-moment

Off to our holiday home after lunch to work off all that consumed fat and cholesterol. Thanks FBB, for loaning us your holiday home on such sort notice. Much obliged! Next time we bring the relatives, the babies and the other monkeys! Thank you.. thank you:P

Also see this restaurant’s write up here and here.

Restaurant BBQ Bukit Tinggi
15792 & 15793, Jalan Bukit Tinggi
28750 Bentong,
Pahang
Tel: +609-233 0330

Comments

  1. omg u dun eat rice..terrible..no wonder u so skinny..

  2. This monkey wants to go next time too…. *WAAAAVES madly*

    Hey, where’s this holiday home? *squints* Can have pool party there ah? :) :) :)

  3. Flyin fish screaming monkey! Mwahahahahaha… i look skinny hor? Purple shirt rocks!

  4. omg ! You have stumbled upon what might be Selangor’s gastronomical gold mine par eXxcelLentee !
    and with the almost perfect troupe ( minus just 1 juicy team only O dear )
    the Selesa Hill Homes nearby was where we struck Gold & silver

  5. High Hills? And when I saw the first pic, I thought: “Big Wings!” Hehe…

    Sorry I’ve been gone for so long from the blogosphere. Work la. And you got a new site/domain. Congrats, dear! :D

  6. hey, rice carbs are nice western-style mah… paella and risotto…

  7. so, this is what i missed la. can we go again, please please please? hairy monkey promise-promise to behave. ^_^

  8. no wonder that sinful pot of seafood looked familiar.
    a little late in posting this eh? :)
    still, tasteful stuff, and a perfect getaway.

  9. nipples:
    no u know :P I also RUN three times a week.. chis .. haha

    J:
    sure,ask ahpa for permission la..

    Munkey:
    ROFL :P

    BSG:
    ok.. ! you write poetry I cannot understand :)

    LFB:
    congrats to u too.. on ur new look!

    Sean:
    for some.. ahem

    nic:
    ok la.. ask ahpa:P

    j2kfm:
    no point flooding the market with the same jazz at the same time, innit;)

  10. I have been to the resort this year. Luv the place but too bad there is no poor coverage for Maxis. u know la typical sales & marketing people here. lol…
    The fish and lala was nice!

  11. 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.

  12. First n last time.enough said!

  13. 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..

  14. Agreed with you Adrian.. this will be my first and last time too
    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..