Resorts World Genting spotlights the cuisine of East Asia

YG Republique, Taiko Ramen and Steam Era represent the long and deep culinary history of Korea, Japan and China


Home to over 1.6 billion people, East Asia is a vast region with a very long history and very deep culture. The inspiration for a multitude of global trends, one of the most distinctive features of the sub-continent is its cuisine – recipes that date back centuries that have flowered from common origins to a vast and varied treasure trove. Resorts World Genting pays tribute to this grand culinary history by featuring highlights of region through three unique restaurants.


YG Republique - SkyAvenue


Representing the Hallyu Korean Wave is YG Republique in SkyAvenue. Just as K-Pop has taken over the music world, Korean cuisine has proliferated around the globe, bringing kimchi and bulgogi into the common food lexicon. Housing premium Korean BBQ restaurant Samgeori Butchers, the sweet and smokey smell of grilled meats wafts around a space designed to look like a traditional and nostalgic Korean butchery. The food, however, is anything but dated, featuring premium cuts of pork cured in Cypress Pine and high-quality aged beef that hit the table grill with a satisfying sizzle. Traditional condiments – including the ubiquitous pickles kimchi (cabbage), oiji (cucumber) and danmuji (radish) – accompany the hearty proteins, providing a spicy and sweet-salty kick to the tender, umami flavour of the meat.



Taiko Ramen - First World Plaza


South of the Korean Peninsula is the archipelago of Japan, an economic and cultural powerhouse that has become one of the best-loved cuisines in the world. The Japanese recipe book is immense, covering dishes from delicate sushi to fusion recipes like karaage. One of the most beloved of these is ramen – a basic noodle-and-broth dish that is given amazing variety through regional styles and seasonal ingredients. At Resorts World Genting, Taiko Ramen in First World Plaza is where guests can sample the distinctive flavours of ramen from Japan’s different regions. From the milky pork bone Kyushu broth to the thinner yet rich Tokyo-style broth, from the spicy and creamy Hokkaido broth to the newer no-broth mazemen style, Taiko Ramen guarantees a perfect bowl of ramen goodness every time. And don’t be afraid to slurp; in Japan, this is expected and is a sign of the quality of the noodles and broth.



Steam Era - First World Plaza


And then there is China. With a culinary dictionary that dates back several millennia, the Chinese cookbook covers refined dishes previously served only to royalty, street fare meant for entire families and villages to enjoy and everything in between. It is difficult to cover the full scope of Chinese cuisine in one restaurant, but Steam Era in First World Plaza succeeds in providing a great representation. Steam Era’s interpretation of the classic Chinese hot pot utilities the power of steam, a cooking method that retains an ingredient’s natural essence. Featuring only the freshest seafood, a meal at Steam Era is a joyous celebration of food. Beyond the hot pot, Steam Era’s menu also covers the wide geographical span and techniques of the Middle Kingdom, including dishes from all four corners of the country including Sichuan Spicy Chicken, Teochew Claypot Porridge, Hong Kong Style Beef Brisket Pot, and Lanzhou Beef Noodles.



At Resorts World Genting, there are two things that the resort takes pride on when it comes to food – quality and variety. The world is a big and bountiful place, and the resort aims to bring this amazing culinary diversity under one encompassing Genting roof. Not just cuisines of different countries, but different cuisines within countries. The depth of Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisines is huge, and everyone put in extra effort to capture the essence and spirit of this food history in the establishments that are at the resort. The person who is tired of eating, they say, is tired of life. Well, at Resorts World Genting, you’ll never get tired because there’s so many different foods to explore in one single place.


For more information on YG Republique, Taiko Ramen and Steam Era, please visit or call +603-2718 1118.

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