Cameron Restaurants & Eateries

There are many types of cuisine that can be found in Cameron highlands. It ranges from local to Western to Southern Indian to Chinese and many more. Here are a few recommended restaurants and stalls that serve delicious food and have reasonable price.

Chinese Steamboat Restaurant

There are many Chinese restaurants in Cameron highlands. You can see them wherever you go. From Ringlet to Tanah Rata and even more in Brinchang. All these Chinese restaurants have their own specialty.

The most famous food in Cameron is charcoal steamboat. You can practically see everyone eating charcoal steamboat in all the stores. The charcoal steamboat price may range from RM18 to RM28 per head.

As usual, Peak season with a higher price due to the price hike in raw materials. You will be able to throw in anything into your charcoal pot. If you would like to add in anything else other than those provided, you might have to add some money as well.

However, one thing for sure, you will be able to feel the satisfaction of eating steamboat. The cold weather there is definitely perfect to eat steamboat. You will never sweat when you are eating!

Local Food in the hill

There are many local foods in Cameron highlands. Examples of famous local food in Cameron are grilled fish, ulam and sambal belacan. There are many stalls selling local food in Cameron highlands. Here are a few stalls that are rather famous.

~Gerai Opah~

Gerai Opah is located among the food stalls in Tanah Rata. It has the most delicious kampung nasi lemak in Cameron. Unfortunately, they only serve nasi lemak early in the morning for breakfast. In order to taste this delicious nasi lemak, you will have to wake up very early in the morning.

Once you are late, you will not be able to taste it for it is very fast selling. However, you have to bear in mind that it only does business in the morning. In addition, you will have to be very aware for you might just miss out this stall.

~Fauzi Halal Steamboat~

Fauzi Halal Steamboat is also located among the restaurants in Tanah Rata and Brinchang. This stall can be found easily compared to Gerai Opah for it has a big prominent signboard.

It offers fantastic halal seafood steamboat with fresh crabs. They also serve special beehon goreng with seafood and chicken. Their prices are reasonably fair and their foods are simple yet pleasant.

Beside these two recommended Malay stalls, they are still many other Malay stalls that sell delicious local food. You can even find some local food in other stalls beside Malay stalls.

Western
Many western restaurants can be found in Cameron especially in Tanah Rata and Brinchang. It can be fast-food restaurant or even hotel’s restaurants. There are Marrybrown and KFC, a new fast-food restaurant selling fried chicken. If you would like to eat western food, you may proceed to the hotel’s restaurant. They certainly provide magnificent western food.

Others
There is a southern Indian restaurant that is rather popular with its banana leaf rice. The name of this restaurant is Restaurant No. 14 . It is located on the main street of Tanah rata. You should never miss out the banana leaf rice and the local style roti canai.

It is very different from the rest. It is very tasty and outstanding. Besides this stall, you can also find many other stalls selling roti canai, capati, naan and other southern Indian food.

Chinese Cuisines in Cameron

A delighful variety of food is available at hotels, restaurants and street stalls. Most Chinese restaurants offer a wide selection of dishes or your may opt for the very popular “Charcoal Steamboat” where diners actually cook their own food in a hot pot.

A variety of uncooked sliced meats and seafood items with lots of farm fresh vegetables are served and diners put the various pieces in the soup until cooked.

Malay food in Cameron Highlands is usually spicy and rich as galaxy of spices are used to give it its characteristic piquant flavour. The most important of these are “Belacan” (prawn paste), chilli, coriander, cumin, ginger root, lemon grass, tamarind, turmeric,saffron and star anise.

All Indian cooking is characterised by this complex use of spices to make its staple curries but is not always spicy. Dishes such as “Kurma” have a base of coconat milk. Yoghurt is also frquently used. In some restaurants, food are served on a banana leaf. Fishhead curry is another popular favourite.

Restoran Yeong Wah

In the heart of Brinchang town is Restoran Yeong Wah. If you are looking for a place to enjoy some of the best Chinese food in Cameron Highlands, give this restaurant a try and you will not regret it. Nicely tucked towards the corner lot of the row of shops here, you can easily spot Restoran Yeong Wah where there is constantly a crowd especially during the lunch and dinner times.

Best Seafood and Steamboat Restaurants

Restoran Yeong Wah operates in Brinchang Point which is within a stone’s throw away from the main commercial area here. If you are around the Start Regency Hotel, the restaurant is located just behind this popular hotel. At the restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice in terms of the dishes served. Perfect for those who like seafood, you can order a wide variety of crabs and prawns and other seafood options cooked in different styles and recipes.
If you are looking for something simpler, you can order other common Chinese dishes to be taken with rice. Otherwise, you can opt for fried noodles or single dishes. This includes meat and vegetables that are cooked to perfection by the chefs who have years of experience. After all, all the dishes here are very affordable and very value-for-money.

Silverstar Restaurant

Silverstar Restaurant is one of the great places to enjoy some of the best Chinese food in Cameron Highlands. It is located in Brinchang town where you will not miss it when you passes this area. Silverstar Restaurant operates along the main road in Brinchang where you can enjoy a delicious meal anytime throughout the day.

If you are looking for a decent and simple meal, you can order dishes to be taken with rice or noodles. The chilli petai here is among the specialties or you can order the different types of soup or any other dishes that the staff could recommend. Otherwise, you can order single noodle dishes as well.

If you are up for something different, then you can go for the steamboat meal here. You will notice a very unique dining experience where a long funnel coming out of a boiling pot of tomyam or herbal soup in the middle of the table. You can choose the many types of vegetables and seafood to be dipped into the boiling soup which can be extremely satisfying. This is among the most popular dining methods here which can be very exciting especially if you are here with a group of people.

Restoran Jew May Yen

The Restoran Jew May Yen has many specialties when it comes to Chinese food in Cameron Highlands. It operates in Brinchang where you can find a great place to enjoy a local meal without having to pay too much. The prices here are very reasonable and it is a place that you cannot miss along the main road.

Restoran Jew May Yen has a bright signage on top of the shop which is pink in colour and you can spot it if you are around Jalan Besar in Brinchang. Once you are near, you will notice the aroma of freshly cooked seafood and other Chinese dishes. This includes the very popular Cantonese or Hokkien noodles or other single servings.

Meanwhile, you can enjoy a steamboat meal here amidst the cooling weather. Take your time to choose the best seafood and fresh vegetables to be dipped into the boiling pot of soup and watch your food cook while enjoying the company of your friends and families. This would surely be one of the highlights of your trip where you can simply enjoy the spicy tomyam soup or the more common herbal soup which will seep into the meat or seafood of your choice.

Hui Wei Restaurant

In Brinchang, you can find many Chinese restaurants that serve meals throughout the day. The Hui Wei Restaurant however only offers meals for breakfast and lunch. This means that you will find a growing crowd during these times who come here to enjoy the many different types of dishes it offers.

Offering great food at reasonable prices, the Hui Wei Restaurant is perfect if you are looking for something simple and not too extravagant. The restaurants has a red signage which makes it easy to spot from a distance. It actually operates at a corner shop of a walk-up apartment not far from the main town centre. If you are not far away, you can easily get here on foot while some would prefer to drive.

Around the restaurant, you can find a lot of parking spaces available but be sure to come early as you might have to park further during the peak hours. Once you are nearby, you can catch the aromatic fragrance of the cooking here. During the mornings, a lot of customers come here to enjoy the sets that include freshly brewed coffee or tea while the lunch hours are when most would come to savour the sumptuous home-cooking which the restaurant is so popular for.

Hong Kong Restaurant Tanah Rata

If you are looking for an amazing dining experience then you need to try the Hong Kong Restaurant located in the beautiful city of Tanah Rata. This restaurant offers amazing dishes that you cook yourself in a nice hotpot of stock. You can cook amazing thin slices of meat, prawns, fresh mushrooms, vegetables, and noodles. Dip this amazing food in a fresh chili and soy sauce that will really enhance the flavor of the food. The staff is very wonderful and professional. The own Ms. Angie is great at suggesting amazing dishes and making sure that you feel very welcomed.

Ms. Angie give an excellent recommendation of braised tofu, sweet and sour pork, prawns, and amazing locally grown oyster mushrooms. Make sure you try the fried rice, many locals say this restaurant has the best fried rice around. Many of the locals suggest you try the marmite chicken saying that it has the best flavors they have ever tasted. The prices at Home Kong Restaurant are very affordable and you definitely get great portions. You will definitely be satisfied if you give Hong Kong Restaurant a try and don’t forget to say hi to Ms. Angie, she’s definitely the star of the restaurant.

FU Guang Vegetarian Restaurant

Looking for an amazing restaurant in Cameron Highlands is not hard, but some definitely stand out above the rest. Fu Guang Vegetarian Restaurant offers amazing fare with wonderful local flavors located in Brinchang, close to the night market. FU Guang Vegetarian Restaurant has amazing vegetarian steamboats that have amazing flavors that comes with an option of clear soup or Tom yam soup which are both delicious and complimentary to the steamboat. The best part of FU Guang Vegetarian Restaurant is the amazing options of flavors and levels of spices.

The meals are hearty, healthy, and have the freshest of ingredients. We recommend trying the amazing fried noodles. The décor of FU Guang Vegetarian Restaurant is very inviting and fun. The restaurant is also very clean and full of vibrant colors. The staff is very professional and give amazing recommendations based on your tastes. Make sure you don’t miss out on the amazing flavors, awesome portions, and healthy food of FU Guang Vegetarian Restaurant. You definitely will love the awesome vegetarian cuisine and won’t find any restaurant like it nearby. Make sure you check out the nearby night market as well, it is definitely full of lots of fun and local shopping.

Orchid Food Corner

Orchid Food Corner provides some of most exquisite fare for the most affordable prices in Cameron Highlands You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this amazing Asian restaurant. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food is extremely fresh and explodes with flavor. If you want to have a spicy meal then Orchid Food Corner offers enough spice to suit the strongest of palettes. Some of the most amazing dishes available at Orchid Food Corner are the steamed rice ayam, the ayam cili, the nasi lemak, and the satay sticks. If you are lucky and visit on the day the restaurant is making fresh roti canai you need to definitely try it.

Many locals say the roti canai is the best they have ever had. You will definitely enjoy the use of spices at Orchid Food Corner. Many locals say that no one else in all of Cameron Highlands can use turmeric the same way that Orchid Corner Does. The coffee is even amazing at Orchid Food Center, boiled in a sieve and served over condensed milk you will definitely have a great cup of coffee with your meal. Don’t miss out on this gem, you definitely wont regret it.

BUNGA SURIA RESTAURANT
66A Jalan Camelia 3,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4914343
Business Hours: 6.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Authentic South India
(Served on banana leaf)

CAMERON TANDOORI RESTAURANT
Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911516
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 9.00 pm
Cuisine: Indian Tandoori

CHOP & STEAK HOUSE
50, Bangunan KLNP
Tel: 605-4912652
business Hours: 10.00 am – 12.00 mn
Cuisine: Indian / Western

COFFEE TERRACE
Strawberry Park Resort
P.O. Box 81, Lot 195 / 196,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911166 / 174
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 10.30 pm Cuisine: Local / Western

COUNTRY LODGE RESTAURANT
Lot 47, Section 3 , 39100 Brinchang
39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4911940

DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT
41 Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4912868
Business Hours: 8.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Ice-Cream / Fresh strawberries

EAST GARDEN RESTAURANT
Lot 13, Section 2, Main Road,
39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4912380
Business Hours: 10.00 am – 11.00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

EXCELLENT FOOD CENTRE
G-19, Main Road, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4914026
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 4.30 pm
Cuisine: Malaysian/ Continental/ Western

FERNS RESTAURANT
Rosa Rassadena, P.O. Box 8,
39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4912288
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cuisine: Local / Western

GOLDED SHIP RESTAURANT
39, Main Road, 39200 Ringlet
Tel: 605-4956048 / 190
Business Hours: 11.00 am – 12.00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese / Western

HONG KONG RESTAURANT
5 Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911722
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 2.00 pm / 4.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Local / Chinese / Western

JASMINE CAFACHOUR KARAOKE
45 Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911703
Cuisine: Local / Chinese/ Western

KUMAR RESTORAN
26 Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4912624
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Indian / Claypot

KWAN KEE RESTAURANT
8 Jalan Besar, 39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4911293
Business Hours: 7.30 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

MAY FLOWER RESTAURANT
22, main Road, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911793
Business Hours: 8.00 am – 3.00 pm / 6.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Cuisine: Local / Chinese/ Highlands Steamboat

NO. 14 RESTAURTANT
Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4912280
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 9.30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

PALM LEAF GARDEN KAFE
3, Bandar Baru Brinchang
39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4914208
Cuisine: Authentic Malaysian / Thailand/ Western

RICH BAKE CAKE & COFFEE HOUSE
54-A Jalan Persiaran Camelia 3,
Bandar Baru Tanah Rata,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911071

ROSELANE COFFEE HOUSE
44 Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911419
Business Hours: 8.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Local / Western

SHAL’S CURRY HOUSE
25 Jalan Besar, 39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4912408
Fax: 605-4912408
Business Hours: 7.30 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Authentic South Indian
(Served on banana leaf)

SILVERSTAR RESTAURANT
10 Jalan Besar, 39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4911387
Business Hours: 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese

STRAWBERRY COURT
Strawberry Park Resort
P.O. Box 81, Lot 195 / 196,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911166 / 174
Business Hours: 11.00 am – 2.30 pm / 6.30 pm – 9.00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese / Steamboat

STRAWBERRY VIEW CAFE & RESTAURANT
MDCH 187, Kea Farm,
39100 Brinchang
Tel: 605-4911940
Business Hours: 11.00 am – 11.00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese / Western

THANAM RESTAURANT
25, Main road, 39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911645
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: Tradisional India / Western

THE HIGHLANDERS JOHN’S GRILL
59B, Persiaran Camelia 3,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911715
Cuisine: Western

THE SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT
by The Golf Course
Tel: 605-4911214 / 215
Business Hours: 7.00 am – 10.00 pm
Cuisine: English

TUDOR GRILL
Strawberry Park Resort
P.O. Box 81, Lot 195 / 196,
39000 Tanah Rata
Tel: 605-4911166 / 174
Businss Hours: 6.30 am – 10.30 pm
Cuisine: Western

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