Never, ever eat lunch in open spaces in Cameron Highlands if you do not want to accidentally eat some flies. Hmm…it is crunchy, full of protein and I am sure full of flavour too.
Ok, seriously, it is fun to have steamboat in cold climate. Look at the funnel. How tall it is? It is made that way to make sure that the charcoal sparks which contains pieces of dark charcoal do not get into your soup.
We went to this place which is perch on a watercress farm. Watercress like its name suggests, grow in water so you can imagine how great to see these little green leaves sprouting out from ponds.
It was way past noon and we were at the Kea Farm which is higher than Brinchang. This place, Water Crest Valley is very near our hotel, Equatorial Cameron Highlands so we decided to stopover for lunch and ordered the steamboat.
You are free to choose what you like because all the foodstuffs are individually packed and prices range from RM3 to RM10 for large prawns. The soup (plus stove lah) is chargeable at RM15.
Nice seating arrangements. This is much better than those packed-to-brim restaurants in Brinchang. Actually, I never eat steamboat in Brinchang so I can’t tell if this place is better or lousier. For the environment, I would choose this anytime.
Fun thing is – everything is self-service. Except lighting up the fire, of course. You take whatever food you want from the counter, collect your plates and chillie sauce (nice one) and self-serve.
The slope with watercress growing. You may want to ask the boss if you can go down and pluck your own vegetables.
As for the foods, I got no time to take anymore photos because by the time the steamboat was boiling, flies swarm us. My citykids freaked out but then, this is how Cameron is, so don’t sweat over that too much. None of us get any stomach upset and flies aren’t stupid enough to fly straight into boiling soups, you know?
I have a lot more photos of Cameron Highlands in my Flickr album.
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