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
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.
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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