What’s New At Resorts World Genting

Resorts World Genting Tower 3

Before our recent trip to Resorts World Genting, our very last visit was a number of years ago. And when we went back this time, there was a new hotel tower at First World Hotel (bringing its total number of rooms to 7,351) and a new cable car system, among other updates! Though I detest long bus rides, I can easily be tempted to make another trip to Genting again as it’s now an even cooler place to be at… even if you do not gamble.

We stayed in room 28868 (how auspicious?) on the highest floor and found the room in Tower 3 to be very new and clean. That said, the pillows leave more to be desired but I guess it won’t matter to most folk, anyway. I was the only one sleeping in the room at night; my darling was busy earning some moolah in the casinos. 😀 I also love that you can order Motorino pizzas, meatballs, chicken wings, etc, with room service!

I’ve previously blogged about some new restaurants & cafes you need to visit. If you haven’t read the posts yet, click on the links below:

#1: Burger & Lobster

#2: Cafés Richard

#3: Motorino

This isn’t the best photo of their new cable car system, but I actually enjoyed the ride in the Glass Floor Gondola. A ride in one of the special gondolas with glass flooring will cost RM 50. The regular ones cost just RM 8. End to end, the 2.8km journey takes just 10 minutes, half of what the older cable car system took.

Resorts World Genting cable car

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At Sky Avenue, there’s so much food to indulge in. If I had to start (small) somewhere, I’m going back for more of Tokyo Secret’s cheese tarts. Freshly baked (and HOT), these yummy tarts will leave you craving for more…

Resorts World Genting Tokyo Secret

And oh… cheap(er) GongCha bubble tea too! 😀

Aside from eating and visiting the casino, there are more family-friendly games for those who are young and young-at-heart. We went to the arcade to play basketball and I also wanted to try my hand at fishing for a prize at the ‘duck pond’

I won’t play this game again… ever:

Resorts World Genting arcade

You pay RM 23.20 to get an arcade card with 20 credits. For this duck ‘fishing’ game, you’ll spend 4 credits, and get to fish out 2 ducks. I thought I’ll be sure to get at least one tiny, consolation prize with 2 tries. I got nothing. I’d rather have spent the credits on the basketball machines – each game there costs just 3 credits. 😦

Don’t want to spend any money? There’s always the lovely view to admire at the hotel. You’ll have to do that at the lobby though. The opaque hotel room windows cannot be opened more than, say, 4 inches.

Resorts World Genting review

For breakfast, there’s A LOT to choose from at Resorts World Genting. There are so many restaurants, eateries, cafes, etc. And of course, there’s The Food Factory for a buffet spread.

The Food Factory:

Resorts World Genting Food Factory

(above) The chef is cooking some carrot cake for our breakfast. Yum! The food factory can seat some 1,600 guests. Don’t expect gourmet meals, of course. Just eat for the purpose of satiety. When we were having our breakfast, we enjoyed items like scrambled egg, niang doufu (to pair with porridge), mini pancakes (plus a chocolate fountain), bread, pastries, etc. I love fruit so I was surprised to find that there was just one kind of fruit: yellow watermelon.

On the way home to Singapore, our coach stopped at the Awana rest stop. It’s not as busy as the one at Yong Peng, so the food at the canteen has been sitting around for a while, if you know what I mean. We happily stocked up on snacks at the store though.

Resorts World Genting bus rest stop

If you aren’t heading back to Singapore, but prefer to visit KL instead, you can take a bus to KL Sentral then a train to Pasar Seni to go to Chinatown. 🙂

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From Singapore to Genting, we took a coach from Golden Mile Complex. For reasons unknown to us, the coach from ‘The One’ was an hour late and the seats weren’t too comfortable either; you cannot have it recline much without ending up lying on someone’s lap. 😛

*Watch out for the Twentieth Century Fox World Theme Park that is slated to open later this year.

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Cafés Richard: The Best Coffee From France, Now At Resorts World Genting

Cafés Richard resorts world genting

[This post is the second in a 3-part series on my makan adventures in Resorts World Genting. Read part one here]

According to staff at Cafés Richard at Resorts World Genting, Cafés Richard is the #1 coffee roaster in France, with some 80% of the market share there. Wow! And I wasn’t surprised after tasting their beverages and savoring their high tea set.

I ordered their ‘Sun King’s Delight’ while he had the ‘Jamaica Blue Mountain’ coffee which costs RM62 per cup (expensive taste, this one).

Cafes Richard Malaysia

Sun King’s Delight (and it really was delightful)

Because I don’t drink coffee, I ordered their ‘Sun King’s Delight’ which turned out to be (possibly) the best iced tea I’ve ever had. It was fruity, refreshing, and just what I needed after a walk around Sky Avenue (gosh the place is huge!)

Cafes Richard Genting

The ‘atas’ Jamaica Blue Mountain

I like how the staff at Cafés Richard, Resorts World Genting, are chatty and accommodating. This dude, for instance, told us a joke (or was it a riddle?)…

“What makes salt… SALTY?” he asked…

Cafes Richard Sky Avenue

I figured it couldn’t be too hard to answer since he’s not a scientist in a lab coat… so I said… “the Y”. Bingo! 😀

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And this is their high tea set for 2 to 4 pax, with drinks. Each item is SO DELICIOUS but SO TINY. Good grief. 4 pax? I can eat all of these myself, thank you very much!  And in the bottom drawer is a chocolate macaron (a really tiny one, or petit as the French would say) which I happily popped into my mouth – it was so good. WHY, oh why, did I not get a box of say, 100, to bring back to Singapore?!

Cafes Richard menu

If you’re wondering, the high tea set with drinks costs RM 138. 🙂 I love how the current exchange rate makes everything seem so affordable.

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Fans of slow coffee methods such as the French press, chemex, syphon or cold drip should definitely pop by Cafés Richard. There’s also a special drink (which I’ve heard is very good) called ‘French Genting’. It was specially concocted for Resorts World Genting, and is a combination of French orange liqueur, espresso and local Bentong ginger.

If you’re craving for some high tea / coffee when you’re at Resorts World Genting, I’d highly recommend you pop by Cafés Richard. 🙂

And if you happen to have a craving for lobsters or burgers… there’s Burger & Lobster too!~

Burger & Lobster @ Resorts World Genting

Burger and Lobster Resorts World Genting

[This post is the first in a 3-part series on my makan adventures in Resorts World Genting]

Located at Resorts World Genting’s Sky Avenue, Burger & Lobster draws long queues at mealtimes, with many hoping to try the famed Nova Scotian lobsters. While the restaurant’s interior will receive a mention on many food and/or lifestyle blogs, I’m more concerned about the taste of their culinary offerings. 😀

I was only distracted by their Paul Twohill-lookalike Assistant Manager there. 😀 If you remember fondly Paul Twohill from Singapore Idol, you’ll find that the Burger & Lobster Assistant Manager reminds you of him. 😀 He even came over to our table to chat! One of the things Paul’s ‘doppelgänger’ shared with us was that the lobsters (flown in from Canada) arrive every Thursday / Friday. So the next time I pop by will definitely be during a Friday or Saturday, so I can be certain their lobsters aren’t all sold out! It seems the restaurant has been reviewed by a couple of (famous) food bloggers so I won’t be surprised if more and more Singaporeans pop by Genting not just for a game of blackjack or to try their hand at the jackpot machines. They’ll be coming by for the famed lobsters! Simply ‘cos many Singaporeans are foodies. Anyway it’s much cheaper heading to Genting, instead of going all the way to the UK. 😀

Burger and Lobster Menu

The Chili Lobster which I ordered is a menu item exclusive to Malaysia (and not available anywhere else in the world). It was truly delightful, served in a huge claypot and with just the right amount of spice. I really didn’t want to share…

Burger and Lobster Resorts World Genting

Drinks served in plastic bags (kopitiam-style) and suspended from banana stands (likely from Daiso; I’ve bought one there before), the chili lobster in a claypot, LOML holding up a live lobster, and the restaurant’s famous lobster roll (which I didn’t eat)

What the LOML ordered was their B&L, which came with a finger-sized portion of lobster meat within the burger bun. He wanted to share. (>_<)

Burger and Lobster

[Picture courtesy of Resorts World Genting]

The burgers here are made with 100% Australian beef without fillers. Within the sesame seed brioche buns are the beef bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, “in-house pickles” and a signature (read: secret) sauce. Choose from one of these:

  1. The Mayfair (168 grams), served with chips
  2. The Original (224 grams), also with chips
  3. B&L (224 grams), with lobster meat, chips and a salad

I was rather disappointed that the fries had turned cold. I should not have been surprised as I had seen the number of orders sitting in the ‘window’, waiting to be sent out to the diners within the restaurant. The burger itself was unremarkable, with the patty rather dry and with little flavor, and that small sliver of lobster was a tad tough. Slightly disappointing burger but I was very happy with my order of their Chili Lobster so it didn’t bother me (haha!)

If you’re not a fan of burgers too, you can also order their lobsters steamed or grilled with clarified butter or their famous lemon and garlic butter. I NEED to try these next time!

During this visit, we didn’t manage to try many items on the menu. We’ll definitely have to head back again for the lobster rolls (apparently delicious) and their interesting dessert items such as the durian tempura (wow!) or their guanduja (chocolate) or stacciatella ice creams.

A good time to visit would be after the Twentieth Century Fox World theme park opens, as Burger & Lobster will (apparently) remove one of the walls so the restaurant can offer a nice view of the theme park, with alfresco seating. Also, their seating capacity will be expanded from the current 150 to 170. Sweet.

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Burger and Lobster Malaysia

[Picture courtesy of Resorts World Genting]

Burger & Lobster is located at Level 1, Sky Avenue. Open daily from 11am to 10pm (weekdays) and 11am to 11.30pm (weekends). The restaurant doesn’t take reservations but if you have any questions (only), call 03-6101 1118 or visit http://www.rwgenting.com.