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 picke! d 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.