Saturday, October 13, 2012

MIGF: Bubbles & Bites @ Genting

Few casual eateries participate in the Malaysian International Gourmet Festival, which makes Bubbles & Bites on Genting Highlands feel like a breath of fresh, cool air.

The five-course MIGF menu at this Highlands Hotel outlet costs RM98++, with a first course of three light starters: a meaty oxtail-stuffed "empanada" puff ...

... as well as Scotch egg, hard-boiled and coated in breadcrumb-fried chicken sausage meat ...

... plus a peri-peri chicken wing. Sampling these starters is a culinary cross-border voyage, tasting recipes from Argentina, Britain and Portugal.

Second course: a heap of freshly picked salad leaves from Genting Highlands Resort's own garden, enlivened with anchovies, parmesan cheese and lemon. Fantastically crisp and zingy.

House-made spaghetti alla matriciana, the familiar Roman pasta favorite with a thick, tangy sauce of tomatoes, onions, smoked beef bacon and olives.

Customers will find their stomach space sorely tested by the fourth course, a whole whopping lamb shank, beautifully braised for eight hours and served with pumpkin-and-butternut couscous.

Tiramisu to finish this belly-busting lunch, made memorable with purple cotton candy.

Add RM70++ to pair the food with Aperol Spritz cocktails and Bottega prosecco.

Thanks to Genting's Resorts World for the invitation to try this MIGF menu, as well as to the friendly Bubbles & Bites service team for working hard to satisfy .


Bubbles & Bites,
Level 2, Highlands Hotel, Genting Highlands.
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22 comments:

  1. The food looks pretty good, but not really what I would expect to see in MIGF. I guess it's bcos the MIGF tag is usually associated with fine dining.

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    1. Baby sumo: true, you're right, this is definitely more "casual dining" compared to the other migf menus. I guess on the bright side, the price is less than half compared to most other migf menus. But on the not-so-bright-side, it means there's no foie gras, no wagyu beef, etc here =)

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  2. tiramisu looks not bad :) but RM98++ is a little too steep for this selection of food..

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    1. Fish: ooh, actually I think it's reasonable, because even though this set is supposed to be for one person, it's actually enough for two people to share. Both my friend and I had trouble finishing it, cos the spaghetti and lamb shank portions were very large. Even the salad was big and filling, heheh =)

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  3. RM98++ is perhaps the cheapest MIGF set this year?

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, i think bubbles & bites as well as makan kitchen at doubletree hilton are offering the cheapest MIGF sets this year =)

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  4. the dishes are humongous! hehe I'll definitely safe my stomach space till the end for the tiramisu!!! :P

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    1. Vien: yeah, the size of the servings were surprising indeed! both my companion and i couldn't finish our plates of tiramisu! :D

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  5. This reminded me of the meal I had in Venice, where I had the starter, then a salad and the first course, which is spaghetti. By then I was already so full, but there was still the second course (seafood) and dessert.

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, it's like that! i guess the italians are usually much bigger eaters than us! i hope you managed to still eat the seafood and dessert. i think i also would be too full before dessert already :D

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  6. For RM98++ it is worth it for the shank alone right?

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    1. TNG: heheh, for RM98++, it's actually enough for two people to share. so two people can order one set and share and pay RM49++ each :D

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  7. That half boiled stuffed in chicken meat is interesting !

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    1. Wong: oh yeah, it's like eating hard-boiled egg and chicken sausage together :D

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  8. Good value! I like it when restaurants make their own pasta. :D

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    1. Kelly: oh true, there's that added freshness that's always appreciated :D

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  9. so you were in Genting Highlands recently and you tried so many outlets in a day?

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    1. Eiling: managed to stay overnight and check out three different outlets, heh :D

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  10. Love the individual serves of sparkling!

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    1. The Yum List: a sparkling choice for wine lovers :D

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  11. Most affordable MIGF menu :)

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    1. Choi Yen: oh yeah, wallet-friendly compared to most other MIGF outlets =)

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