15 Best Cameron Highlands Foods - Updated 2021

places to eat in the cameron highlands
Ihsan
Ihsan
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You would be surprised at how many great eateries there are in the Cameron Highlands! Along with the cooling mountain breeze and lush greenery, you can enjoy everything from spicy and flavorful Indian cuisine to fresh seafood at a Japanese steamboat buffet. Apart from having many eateries scattered around the mountain, Cameron Highlands also has some of the best Airbnb rentals. With so many to choose from, here are the best Cameron Highlands foods.

Breakfast

1. Decadent western breakfast spread at The Dining Room

Cameron Highlands - piece of England in Malaysia and its tea capital
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Undoubtedly one of the most perfect breakfasts in Cameron Highlands. The Dining Room at Cameron Highlands Resort has everything from daily fresh pastries, fruits and yogurt, cereals, eggs, pancakes and other western breakfast food to guarantee a great start to your day! Feasting in a sun-flooded dining hall, your eyes will be treated to a great view of lush mountaintops as well as a vibrant green golf course!

The Dining Room

Address: Cameron Highlands, 39000, Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia, 39000 Tanah Rata, Malaysia

Opening Hours: +60 16-544 5713

Contact: Breakfast 7.00 A.M. – 10.30 A.M.

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2. Malaysian breakfast staples at Uncle Chow Kopitiam (from USD 84.0)

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Voted one of the best restaurants in the Cameron highlands, you can find some great Malaysian classics here like Curry Mee, Nasi Lemak, Prawn Noodle and of course toast and a half-boiled egg at Uncle Chow Kopitiam.

Uncle Chow Kopitiam

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 8.30 A.M. – 3.30 P.M.

Contact: +60 12-205 2778

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Lunch

3. Authentic Chinese food at Delicious & Happiness Kitchen

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For good, authentic Chinese food, Delicious & Happiness Kitchen is a local favorite go-to in Cameron! They don’t have an English menu, so if you’re rusty on your Chinese language, have a waiter recommend some local favorites such as the herbal pork ribs, asam prawns or sweet and sour chicken. Whatever you end up ordering, satisfaction is guaranteed!

Delicious & Happiness Kitchen

Address: no.16, Bawah Jalan Angsana 1, Brinchang point, Cameron Higlands, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 11.00 A.M. – 10.00 P.M.

Contact: +60 12-345 8573

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4. Variety of western lunch menu items at Barracks Cafe

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A cafe housed in a vintage military barrack, Barracks Café has variety of western dishes from pasta to rice, as well cakes and pastries you can enjoy in their blooming garden! This is a must visit if you’re into themed cafes, like the ones you’d find in Johor Bahru!

Barracks Cafe

Address: No 1, Jalan Gereja, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Weekdays 2.00 P.M. – 10.00 P.M. | Weekends 10.00 A.M – 10.00 P.M. (Closed on Monday)

Contact: +60 11-1464 8883 Facebook: Barracks Cafe

Tea

5. Classic English tea at Jim Thompson Tea Room

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Have a relaxing afternoon indulging in the age-old tradition of English afternoon tea. The Jim Thompson Tea Room serves you three-tiers of finger foods such as oven-fresh pastries, delicate sandwiches, homemade scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam and plump strawberries complemented by a hot pot of Cameron Highland Tea!

Jim Thompson Tea Room

Address: Cameron Highland, 39000 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: English Afternoon Tea 3.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

Contact: +60 14-230 3849

6. Best scones in Cameron at The Lord’s Cafe

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Get the best, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth scones at The Lord’s Cafe in Tanah Rata and complement your high tea with their selection of crepes, fresh lassi drinks, delicious pies, and cakes! Don’t have a sweet tooth? The Lord’s Cafe also serves a full menu of decadent homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, and pasta!

The Lord’s Cafe

Address: Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10.00 A.M. – 7.00 P.M. (Closed on Sundays)

Contact: +60 19-572 2883

7. Delicious fruit pancakes at Yong Teng Cafe

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Better tasting than it looks, you’ll be delighted to have this humble eatery’s version of fruit pancakes, made with sweet ripe bananas and juicy strawberries from the Cameron gardens! Top that off with a generous scoop of ice cream and you’ve got yourself a winner!

Yong Teng Cafe

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 7.00 A.M. – 5.00 P.M.

Dinner

8. Flavorful Indian cuisine at Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

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Affordable, flavorful and comes in big portions, checking off all three selling points for tourists and Malaysians alike! Singh Chapati is the best place to get great Indian cuisine in the Cameron Highlands!

Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

Address: Tanah Rata, 39000 Tanah Rata, Pahang, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 1.00 P.M. – 9.30 P.M.

Contact: +60 17-578 6465 Facebook: Singh Chapati Urban Restaurant

9. Fresh Japanese steamboat at Gonbei

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Steamboat is a widely popular shared meal around Malaysia. Gonbei offers a Japanese place that offers the best steamboat in Cameron Highlands. The place prides itself on serving you and your loved ones fresh local produce, seafood, and prime slices of meat to be dipped and cooked in the aromatic broth of your choice!

Gonbei

Address: Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Dinner 7.00 P.M. – 10.00 P.M.

Contact: +60 3-2782 3801

10. Mouthwatering English dinner at The Ole Smokehouse Restaurant

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If you’re still wondering what to eat in Cameron Highlands, why not opt for a great English dinner. Golden brown, caramelized roast chicken, steak pies, and more, The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant offers these sumptuous meals in the gorgeous setting of a Tudor-style building surrounded by a beautiful garden landscape!

The Smokehouse Hotel & Restaurant

Address: By the Golf Course, Tanah Rata, 39000 Ringlet, Malaysia

Contact: +60 5-491 1215

11. Chinese Steamboat meal at May Flower Restaurant

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A Chinese Steamboat is similar to fondue or hot pot, where you cook at the table. However, at the May Flower, you cook Chinese food. At the May Flower, there’s a good mix of meat, seafood, and vegetables. On a cool night, it’s a pleasant way to pass the time in the small restaurant.

The waiter will assist and explain the choices. They cater to vegetarians, plus the Tom yum soup is delicious. Generous portions of noodles accompany the meal. There are alternative items on the menu as well.

May Flower Restaurant

Address: 77A Persiaranm Camellia 4 | 77A Persiaranm Camellia 4, Tanah Rata, Malaysia

Telephone: +60 5-491 1793

12. Strawberry sambal at 200 Seeds Cafe

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Not only can you try the strawberry sambal at the 200 Seeds cafe, but you can pick some strawberries at Abang Strawberry. This cafe in Cameron Highlands also has a gift shop. The Nasi Lemak Sambal Strawberry comes recommended. The popular Nasi Lemak is said to nicely balance between sour and spicey.

Guests can also try some strawberry tea. They do have other things on the menu and their scones are delicious. There s a photo booth and the farm makes for some nice photo opportunities. This is a pleasant place for the family to visit. Allow at least two hours to enjoy your meal and strawberry picking.

200 Seeds Cafe

Address: 27 Kampung Taman Sedia, Tanah Rata, Malaysia

Website: 200 Seeds Cafe

13. Flavorful hand-made ice cream at Mr. Aisu Ice Cream Shop

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While there are many ice cream shops around and you could simply buy cold and creamy desserts from most grocery stores, there’s just something different when you get ice cream from a specialty shop. In Mr. Aisu’s case, that difference comes from the fact that their ice cream is 100% handmade using locally sourced ingredients. Their signature strawberry ice cream is made from select locally grown strawberries. Other flavors include Ipoh coffee, teh tarik (pulled milk tea), limau ais (iced lime), Chokanan mango, and homemade yogurt. If you’re planning to visit, it helps to know which flavors are available as they change according to season. They also serve yeast-leavened waffles together with their ice cream.

Mr. Aisu Ice Cream Shop

Address: No. 5, Gerai Berhampiran Pasar, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Website: Mr. Aisu Ice Cream Shop

Opening hours: Mon & Wed: 10:30am - 7pm; Thu - Sun: 10:30am - 10pm (closed on Tue)

14. Classic Korean and Japanese dishes at Misokimchi Tanah Rata

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Complement the cold weather of Cameron Highlands and warm your stomachs and your souls with classic Korean and Japanese food available at Misokimchi Tanah Rata - Japanese, Korean & Asian Hotpot / Steamboat Restaurant. Misokimchi is a restaurant that offers palatable Korean and Japanese food fusion like bento sets, nabe or Japanese hotpot, Korean army pot, ramen, udon, and topokki (Korean rice cake). The restaurant uses the finest and freshest ingredients and prepares their food with love and passion.

Misokimchi Tanah Rata - Japanese, Korean & Asian Hotpot / Steamboat Restaurant

Address: Cameron Fair, C-G-9, Jalan Camelia, Tanah Rata, 39000, Pahang, Malaysia

Website: Misokimchi Tanah Rata - Japanese, Korean & Asian Hotpot / Steamboat Restaurant

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 12pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 11pm

15. Signature seafood dishes at You Hoo Restaurant

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After trying out the Korean-Japanese food fusion at Cameron Highlands, you’d surely also want to try the Chinese food selection of You Hoo Seafood Restaurant. Located in Brinchang, You Hoo stands out from other seafood establishments in the area by offering delectable signature dishes. You can try their herbal pig trotters, Indonesian curry fish, and the sizzling hotplate tofu. Guests also rave about their ginger minced meat soup and stir-fried yau mak (lettuce dish) with preserved bean curd. Aside from the great food, the service is also extremely fast and good. However, you might have trouble securing a parking space so plan ahead.

You Hoo Restaurant

Address: 3, Jalan Besar, Brinchang, 39100 Brinchang, Pahang, Malaysia

Website: You Hoo Restaurant

Opening hours: 11am - 3pm, 6pm - 10:30pm (daily)

How to satisfy a foodie

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Proven here, at the altitude of 1300 meters (4265 feet), great food can be found just about anywhere in Malaysia! Whether you’re exploring Malacca or strolling around the streets of Kuala Lumpur or Johor Bahru, if there’s one thing Malaysia does best, it’s satisfying a foodie on vacation!

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Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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