From my previous post, I've mentioned this Rosette Cafe just beside Ambank in Tanah Rata which is along the main row of shophouses. It was introduced to us by a Malay girl we met at Cameron Highlands Resort.
The cafe looked cosy but kinda small. It was half-filled when we were there. There are only 2 person serving the area but then again they were seen preparing drinks behind the counter as well, hence getting the attention from the wait staff can be rather painful. It took them "forever" to even bring the menu to a French couple who sat next to us. We have to helped them to get the wait staff attention. During the wait, I noticed the wait staff was crossing to the next shoplot via an opening at the back. Since I was
Looking at the menu, it's very extensive as it serves Western, Chinese dishes, Japanese and steamboat as well! Prices are quite average for us from KL. We did not need to wait long for the dishes to arrive.
Since BoiBoi read menu on his own these days, he asked for a Spaghetti Beef Bolognaise (RM10). Serving portion is considered good. I sampled some and have to say it's pretty good. Generous amount of minced beef is detected here. BoiBoi cleaned the plate up in a jiffy and he said it's nice!
Capt'n Hook and I decided to order some dishes to go with plain rice. He picked a Chicken Curry Kapitan (RM12). It came piping hot in a claypot and does not look anything like Curry Kapitan but what the heck. There are sliced chicken pieces and smattering of potato cubes in there. However, there is one thing I noticed, of all my trips to Cameron Highlands, I've never ever eaten large pieces of chicken with bones. Chicken are hard to come by or they try to save up the bones to prepare stock?
Anyway, it doesn't matter if it doesn't taste nor thickish like Curry Kapitan but this curry is hearty. I kept heaping the gravy onto my small portion of rice, kinda feeling a little regret asking for small portion hehe. You can opt for a single portion of this serve with rice at RM7.50.
Next, I've ordered a Stir-fried Asparagus with Garlic (RM12). Goshhh RM12 for such a small portion and we are in Cameron Highlands!!! Well unless they don't grow them here but seriously their fibre dishes are pretty expensive for me. I noted items like Watercress with Belachan, Mixed Vegetables or a simple Spinach dish will dent your pocket at RM10.
Our next order of Venison in Sizzling Hot Plate (RM18) arrive on our table with the sparkle of gravy sputtering all over hahaha. It got pretty smoky too. The smell that whafted out was fragrant. All these attracted the 2 French couple whom just sat down, so much so the lady came over and ask us what we have ordered hahaha. Visual attraction that is!
The tender venison was cooked in a soy bean paste sauce with a smattering of black beans. There are lots of onion slices in there which gave a slight sweetish tinge to the dish. We both loved this dish a lot and I think this will be definitely on our order the next time round.
Since we were quite full, so no dessert ordered. Our meal with 2 bowls of rice (RM2), watermelon juice (RM3.50, cheap but watered down) and 2 glasses of warm water came up to RM57.50. Slightly more expensive from T Cafe but this is a whole lot more satisfying!
42, Jalan Besar, 39000 Tanah Rata,
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Tel: +605-491 3159
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