Prosperous Golden Rat Year vegetarian set is now available at Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine


Located mid-hill in the Chin Swee temple lies the Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine Restaurant which was recently awarded the prestigious World Top Gourmet award in the Vegetarian category in Year 2019 by Master Chef Jeffrey Tan, OAM (Order of Australia Medal). This vegetarian restaurant is the only of its kind in Genting Highlands. It was established in 2007 at 4600 feet/1402 meters above sea level, surrounded by lush slopes of the virgin tropical forest.

Vegetarians and vegans looking for a delicious meal can find Chinese dishes here and enjoy a sumptuous meal overlooking stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Their signature vegetarian dishes are either ala carte or set meals for groups of more than 10 people. The restaurant is situated on level 12, which is the same floor as the Goh Tong Hall residence or the main lobby of the temple.  

In celebration of Chinese New Year, the Chin Swee Vegetarian Cuisine has rolled out their Prosperous Golden Rat Year vegetarian set menus that is catered for two or more people. The couple set consists of herbal steamed soup, Chinese yam, brinjal and organic ladies’ fingers in ‘san bei’ sauce, prawn with crispy oatmeal, special pumpkin rice and luxurious Tieguanyin Chinese tea.

For larger set meals it begins with vegetarian yee sang and include the special pumpkin rice. The set for three to four persons (RM368 nett) features vegetarian sharks’ fin soup, stewed tofu, claypot lotus root with dried tofu, mixed vegetable curry, and homemade dessert, while the RM568 nett menu for five to six diners will have stir-fried black fungus with Chinese yam, stir-fried lily bulbs, broccoli and lotus root, sea cucumber and scallops with ‘san bei’ sauce, and fried knuckle with house sauce. The seven to nine-person menu, priced at RM738 nett, will serve up claypot chicken with herbs, steamed organic ladies’ fingers with pumpkin, sea cucumber and scallops, deep-fried wawa yu with XO sauce, mixed vegetable curry and Wuyi narcissus tea.

The most exquisite of the set meals is the RM798 nett menu for ten to 12, featuring yam basket with kung poh hericium, stir-fried lily bulbs, broccoli and lotus roots, Chinese yam, brinjal, and organic ladies fingers with ‘san bei’ sauce, ‘cod fish’ with creamy sauce, ‘fried knuckle’ with house sauce, ‘claypot chicken’ with herbs, green tea pudding and Wuyi narcissus tea.

Prosperous Vegetarian Yee Sang

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Chef Special Pumpkin Rice

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Fried Knuckle with House Sauce

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Stir Fried Black Fungus with Chinese Yam

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Yam Basket with Kong Poh Hericium

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Organic Brinjal and Ladies Finger with San Bei sauce

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Claypot Rechauffe Lotus Root with Dried Tofu

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Other items to look out for would be their little dim sum and dessert set to yam baskets, clay pot and hotplate, herbal soups, rice and noodles.

The restaurant exudes the best of Chinese tradition from the setting to the culinary experience and can accommodate up to 200 pax indoor whilst the outdoor 500 pax. One can opt to have a tour around the temple followed by a meal here or vice versa. The restaurant operation hours are from 8:30AM to 8:30PM and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks.

As for transport, fret not as the Chin Swee temple can be easily accessed by bus or cable car that is right in front of the temple due to its strategic and accommodating location. There is a free shuttle bus service hourly and for those driving up on their own, there is ample of parking available. One can call for special van transportation arrangements by the temple itself.

Accommodation is available on the Chin Swee temple grounds called the Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong hall for religious devotees or wedding patrons after exploring the various attractions. From the nine-storey pagoda decorated with many figurines of the Buddha to the statue of Kuan Yin and Buddha to the statue of the late Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong to the Chambers of Hell to name a few.

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