Thursday, March 9

Authentic France Coffee Experience @ Cafe Richards, SkyAvenue Genting Highlands

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Before this, I did wrote a lot cafe review and my experience toward Malaysian cafe trend, I admit I'm seeking something I don't know blindly until I visit New Zealand for a year.
During my solo trip at New Zealand, I spend most of the time sitting in the coffee shop, enjoying a cup of black coffee and notes down my feeling along the way. It's like a scene only appear in movie and I really enjoy the moment. 

From here, I found out it is not an easier to manage a very good coffee shop for last like Malaysia as well. Of course I'm not a coffee connoisseur, but passion of coffee is the key to manage a cafe successfully in F&B industry. Additionally the high acceptance of your mix beans.

I am very happy when Cafe Richards, France leading coffee roaster has chosen Malaysia as the first retail location bring genuine taste of France to us. As their mission is provide customer the genuine French cafe experience which authentic espresso, coffee and French food as well with classy Parisian-style atmosphere -- classic black and white mosaic floor tiles, cloth awnings and raffia wicker chairs.

Once you open their menu, you will see some description about manual brewing method to let customer more understand each characteristic. You may ask the barista for recommendation and explanation of the coffee beans selection if you have out of idea. All the staff and barista been trained to be like sommeliers of coffee, enabled to explains the difference of coffee beans as well as the suggestion of preparation method. And we witness this happen just simply ask one of staff come in front of us for explanation.

After some Q & A session and explanation from Michael McCauley, Cafe Richard's Master Roaster, he has recommend me Costa Rica Tarrazu with slow method - Syphon, something chemistry project as according my preference to brew the coffee. Syphon method produces a medium-bodied coffee to target customer like me who love rich flavour coffee.

Costa Rica Tarrazu in Syphon RM19 / RM21

Sumatra 'Orang Utan' Coffee in French Press RM19 / RM21
Undeniable french press is the most easiest and better way to discover the coffee selection. French press produce full-bodied coffee with rich flavour cup of coffee as I did brewed my coffee in this way at home because you actually get to finish brewing your coffee just at your tableside.

Chemex - something unique brewing method to produce pure aromatic coffee filtered by paper to removes coffee oil, with absolutely no bitterness. 

Cold Drip - another chemistry project produces smooth and concentration coffee aroma by extract cold water with long hour. May come back for this to explore how well on this as I didn't found any place that can satisfy my tasting experience.

Cafe Richards do provide milk-based espresso like latte, frappe with reasonable price from RM15 to RM20 something that around Starbucks pricing. Surprisingly the pricing is not higher as I expect. The value is worth for a cup of coffee.

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Cafe Richards
Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting
69000 Genting Highland Resort. Pahang. Malaysia

Sunday, March 5

Experience Fresh Seafood at 6,000 Feet @ Burger & Lobster, Resorts World Genting, Malaysia

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Burger and Nova Scotian lobster or call as Burger & Lobster has present their FIRST Asian chain in Resorts World Genting Malaysia. I'm very honour being as Malaysian and getting to experience their menu with 40 minutes drive without take a long flight to London.

I love the way they startup the restaurant idea with focusing only two main ingredient and actually make their own brilliant at F&B industry. What makes they winning in F&B industry was perfecting the food with unbeatable price.

Their menu is simple and clear as you can see only three (3) items available -- burger, lobster and lobster roll. 

The B&L Burger RM138 / RM153 (served with chips and salad)
The 168g burgers patties are made purely with 100% Australian beef with no fillers, topped with lobster and served in a custom baked sesame seed brioche bun. But the original allow you to taste the authentic beefy with 224g and I have to emphasize the patty will satisfied your appetite on beef meat. 

Chilli Lobster RM168 / RM173
This is specially created to cater who love spicy food like us and it's only available in Malaysia. I'm sure everyone will love on this sauce and it's good to dip with brioche slices.

The Original Wild Live Lobster RM153 (served with chips and salad)
I can said they are represent awesome value for a whole fresh lobster steamed to perfection, come up with a bowl of B&L's lemon and garlic butter dip, side of salad and chips. They have another option way for cooked -- in grilled, but I'm more recommend take steamed as you can taste the freshness of lobster itself.

Lobster Rolls 
The Original RM138 / RM153 (served with chips and salad)
One of the popular items at B&L where big amount chunks of fresh lobster meat served with Japanese Mayonnaise their signature toasted brioche roll. They do prepared another two different choices - signature Chili sauce and seven spice sauce. If you love mixed herbs may pick seven spice for yourself.

If you are wondering how they can serve premium fresh lobster with affordable price, they are actually delivered weekly basis with certain volume lobster with six to seven hundred grams (600g-700g) each from Nova Scotia, Canada. I truly feel we are very lucky able to experience very fresh lobster in Malaysia.

Time Keeper RM21 / RM24
Last but not least, they have beautiful cocktails and other beverages as well. Time keeper seems become one of the famous drink as the outer look unique with a plastic bag hang on and it actually is a famous drink at most of mamak stall in Malaysia -- Teh O Limau Ice.

Can't wait to meet the wild live lobster from Nova Scotia? Head over to Burger Lobster at SkyAvenue and experience for yourself!

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Burger & Lobster
Level 1, SkyAvenue, Resorts World Genting
69000 Genting Highland Resort. Pahang. Malaysia
Tel: +603 6105 9186
Opening Hours: 11:00 - 22:00