Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - PAHANG -

Boh Tea Café Sungei Palas Gar­den, Brin­chang, Cameron High­lands (05 496 2096/

The heart-stop­ping drive aside, the trek is def­i­nitely a jour­ney worth tak­ing. Feast your eyes upon the un­du­lat­ing hills of emer­ald tea leaves with a qui­etly steam­ing cup of tea. The Boh Tea Cen­tre is de­signed in mod­ern style – all glass, steel and wood jut­ting out from the hill­side. Apart from the café (the scones are a tad dry but we love the straw­berry cake) and sou­venir shop, the ad­ja­cent Tea Cen­tre also pro­vides a free tour about the fac­tory, which is pretty in­ter­est­ing, to see the vin­tage tea leaf equip­ment and how they process the leaves nowa­days. Tea con­nois­seurs should re­ally give this place a visit. Ha­lal. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Tue–Sun, 9am–4.30pm. $

NEW Kopi n Kraf Lot 27796 Kam­pung Sum Sum Hilir, Janda Baik (012 627 1549).

A small café with fur­ni­ture made of re­cy­cled tree trunks, Kopi n Kraf is the per­fect place for a pit stop. Snack on lo­cal de­lights as well as se­lected In­done­sian favourites. You can also sam­ple some lo­cally pro­duced cof­fee – we like it black and un­adorned. Pro­ceeds go to the Badan Amal Nur Za­harah or­phan­age across the road. Ha­lal. Free park­ing. Daily, 8am–11am; 5pm–10pm. $

NEW L’Assi­ette KM48, Per­sim­pan­gan Bert­ingkat, Le­buhraya Karak, Bukit Tinggi (09 221 3888/

This French fine din­ing restau­rant lo­cated in ul­tra lux­u­ri­ous or­ganic re­sort The Chateau is the place to im­press your other half or a hard-to-please client. Awarded Seven Stars and Six Stripes, the flaw­less ser­vice and sub­lime dishes are def­i­nitely wor­thy. Dress code: smart ca­sual. Credit cards ac­cepted. Dis­abled friendly. Free park­ing. $$$$$

Le Poulet Rôti Col­mar Trop­i­cale Ber­jaya Hills, KM 48 Per­sim­pan­gan Bert­ingkat, Le­buhraya Karak (09 288 8888/www. col­martrop­i­

The name says it all. The chicken at this café is per­fectly roasted, crispy on the out­side and juicy inside and is ac­com­pa­nied by sub­lime gravy. Side dishes such as mashed pota­toes and coleslaw com­plete a meal fit for a king. A good se­lec­tion of sal­ads and soups are also avail­able. Don’t for­get to try the de­li­cious muffins. A trip to the High­lands is in­com­plete with­out a meal here. Ha­lal. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Dis­abled friendly. Free park­ing. $$$

NEW Mokie Home Baked Bak­ery 5 Lorong Aman 1, Kam­pung Ke­mansur, Bentong (09 222 4825).

Th­ese preser­va­tive-free pas­tries are a must try in Bentong. To be more spe­cific, it would be bet­ter to de­scribe them as kaya and pineap­ple puffs. In just th­ese two va­ri­eties, the square, fat, and ut­terly de­li­cious puffs packed in red plas­tic bags have ba­si­cally made Mokie a Bentong house­hold name. Mokie isn’t a stand­alone bak­ery though, but rather a stall in the morn­ing mar­ket. Ask the lo­cals for ‘kaya puffs’.

Daily, 8am–12noon. $

Straw­berry Mo­ment Dessert Café 11 Ta­man Mata­hari Cerah, Kam­pung Raja, Cameron High­lands (05 498 1982/www.straw­ber­ry­mo­

In­dulge in all things straw­berry. Yes, straw­berry and cream, straw­berry in pas­tries and straw­berry strudel, which is the house spe­cial­ity. Don’t leave with­out try­ing the straw­berry bev­er­ages – straw­berry ice baby, a milk­shake and ice blend, all freshly made us­ing home-grown pro­duce. Be­sides the straw­berry of­fer­ings, the café also serves a good choice of meals. Mon–Fri, 9am–6.30pm; Sat–Sun, 9am–7pm. $

NEW The Dessert Shop A225, Jalan Air Pu­tih, Kuan­tan (09 560 5636/www.face­ thedessertshops).

Es­cape the heat at this mod­ern-ish café, which serves Chi­nese dessert sweet soups at rea­son­able prices. Apart from the usual bubur chacha and black sesame desserts, pa­trons can also be seen hap­pily or­der­ing shaved ice, main cour­ses and some snacks. Child friendly. Credit cards ac­cepted. Wed–Mon, 11.30am–11.30pm. $

The Lord’s Café First floor, 4 Main Road, Tanah Rata, Cameron High­lands (05 491 4018).

This café ex­udes a warm am­bi­ence thanks to its lovely wooden fix­tures and cosy in­te­rior de­sign. Many lo­cals pa­tro­n­ise this place as it has a se­lec­tion of dishes that are tasty and thought­fully pre­pared. And for af­ter­noon tea, there is a good spread of cakes, pies and pas­tries. Be sure to try the highly rec­om­mended home­made jam.

Mon–Sat, 11am–10pm. $

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