Chilling at Genting

July 25, 2006 in Bon Cheesepetit

Pun of the day:
If Getting High lands you in a cool place, then i’d sure wanna reach for the top!


Mom didn’t have to work on Tuesday, so we had a little family vacation at Genting Highlands.

We didn’t plan to go shopping or try any of the theme park rides. Maybe hit the casino for a while, to celebrate my adulthood.

All in all, we were just chilling. Quite literally.

Genting is cool! Pun intended.

When i was staying in Setapak a few years ago, my ex-housemates and I used to travel to Genting in the middle of the night. We sat in Starbucks for hours over some Fraps. Then went back down. They said very shiok wor.

But for me it’s a little cham, because i’m caffeine intolerant!!! (yea i know!! So tragic!) I will be sleepless lor, if i take coffee. And the worst thing is, nothing else was open in the middle of the night but Starbucks. Obviously most of their beverages are caffeine-laden.

Therefore, i have never been a Starbucksful person.

So, guess what i did.

I got myself a drink after all.

Guess what it is?

Full cream milk!!

That’s like the best drink ever in Starbucks. FREE too!


(Hoi, Starbucks baristas who are reading this right now, next time you see me stealing your milk, please pretend you don’t know hor.)

Anyway. Mom got herself some food.

I never expected Starbucks’ Tiramisu to be so good! It was one of the best i’ve eaten recently.



The one thing i hate about Genting is the food. It sucks. Let alone expensive.

Not that i like Sushi King, but there’s really no other choice. Unless i go to Mc D again. But then again, it is the safest to eat fast food there. At least the quality of fast food retains a certain standard everywhere. My ex-housemate once had this RM12 so-called chicken rice. A few pieces of muscle-atrophied (鸡肉萎缩), malnourished chicken meat, and white rice! What is chicken rice without the aromatic garlic rice? Siao. As a result, my ex-housemate almost wanted to chomp on their plates as an act of vengeance..

Anyway, we ordered

Sushi King Gozen.


Assorted sushi, tempura, deep fried mackerel, soba noodles and Yakult. Pheww, it didn’t look that different from the menu. 😀


Grilled squid.


Actually, i really bury (opposite of dig) conveyor-belt sushi shops.


I know it’s fancy and conveynient and all…



But it’s only good when you are extremely hungry and you can’t wait no more.

Because chances are, you are not getting fresh sushi. (I’m not saying that all of them are not fresh, but they might not be fresh ALL THE TIME.)

The sushi was cold. I know sushi is supposed to be cold but there’s a difference between “fresh & cold” and “cold with the passing of time”.

Like this one hor, the ebiko was no longer doink doink bouncy, and the seaweed was totally LIMP and SOGGY!

I hate sushi with limp seaweed. Totally potong steam.

The best sushi/maki only wear crispy seaweed kimonos..

Another thing i totally bury in japanese cuisine is the crabstick.

According to, crabstick also means “A crabby, ill-tempered person”.

You know why?

If you haven’t known already, crabstick, except its name and its appearance, which looks remotely like a bloody crap crab, has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with crabs.

It tastes so bland and fake. So fake like it has been subjected to copious plastic surgery operations.

Wait, in fact it has.

You see, according to Wiki, crabstick is a food product made from white-fleshed fish (such as pollock or hake) or lean meat that has been pulverized to a paste that has been shaped and cured to vagely resemble snow crab legs. The individual pieces are usually coloured red or yellowish red, and rectangular-oblong in shape, and small strings of the crab sticks can be neatly pulled and torn out in a similar manner to string cheese.


Ok fine. At least it has something to do with cheese.

But so cham right, imagine you are the Pollock fish, after being murdered, chopped into chunks, minced into pieces, blended into puree and pulverized into a paste, your name becomes CRAB! Talk about humiliation!!!

It is no wonder crabsticks are crabby and ill-tempered.

Poor crabs… i mean fish.

Suen le ba. Man, i really should be less critical.

But dammit. We had it on our pizza too.

Cheesy bites–Pizza Hut.

I think I’ll close one eye this time, looking at the amount of cheese.

Man, it was ecstatic. The combination of cheddar and mozzarella was just like a perfect marriage of egg white and egg yolk, so cheesy can die.

Which reminds me of my fav Mc Egg.

So simple and adorable.

I’ll be Genting High again on the 5th of August for Jim Brickman’s concert in Arena of Stars. I know you dunno who he is, i actually dunno also, but his piano compositions like ‘You’, ‘Valentine’ and ‘Angel Eyes’ are damn chun! Who will be going? 😀

74 responses to “Chilling at Genting”

  1. blah says:

    such nice food! and all over how many days? haha you got a haircut? and no vain pix of urself this time? =)

  2. damion says:

    i like the last photo… the McEgg looks so heavenly cute…

  3. errrbad says:

    so much about food but what about casino? any lady’s luck with the roulette? 🙂
    onli one pic of yourself..? i sure would like to see more of u, i like that top u r wearing. 😀

    i tot the colder tempreture keeps the sushi fresher.

  4. Porkie says:

    That’s a totally nice thing.. a mini vacation with mama 🙂 somemore just to chill.. i wonder how many people out there would do that with their mums or dads? you and mama cheesie have the strongest mother-daughter bond i’ve ever seen.. really do admire the two of you..

    More cute doodled by Cheesie photos!! love them.. more more more 🙂

    Oh and even though you’re not posing or anything.. still looking good in the one shot..mama looking well too 🙂

  5. cheesie says:

    errbad: Kenot take pic in casino la. And kennot mention bout it. Taboo. 😀

  6. errrbad says:

    does the cheese fills all the way inside the bite size pizza fingers? 🙂
    yup.. mc egg… still my all time fav too. I just love eggs.

  7. Porkie says:

    I wanna go Genting with you on 5th August!! can or not? 😉

  8. cheesie says:

    porkie: Book flight la. Say so much. -_-

  9. Porkie says:

    Ok lah.. I go book now 😉

  10. Oli says:

    You get Yakult with a meal deal? I thought it was a punishment for kids who wouldn’t eat their breakfast… Yakult does give you good look in the casino though (always bet on black(teria))

  11. Anonymous says: should try “铜锣湾” at second floor of First World. They taste nicer and cheaper too. 😀

    Why cannot mention about casino?
    Anyway, I was once a croupier there. -_-

  12. Mei says:

    HEY!! Jim Brickman is wayyyy cool k? His pieces are all uber nice to listen to. 😀

    I wish I could be there too! I remember him performing in Arena of Stars a couple of years back too.

  13. Mei says:

    Anonymous: If you dont mind me asking, when were you a croupier there?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Mei: It was middle of last year, April to June. why? you are a croupier too?

    oh btw, kekeke here…

  15. CraSH says:

    hmm… maybe you should try the white choclate mocha.. less caf.. or just try the ice tea they have at starbucks! the passion ice tea is great in helping you digest your food.. hence helps weight loss… =)

    it has been ages since i was in genting… maybe 8yrs ago… geez.. i am feeling old.

  16. Ainsley says:

    You and your mom seem so close. Are you the only child in the family?

  17. walan says:

    there r cheap food serve how ever in the middle of the night cheese if u noe where to look for….:)…but is not really tat taste busting…just enough to fill ur hungry tummy only kakakkaka…

  18. Hayley says:

    In Australia we call crab stick “seafood extender”. If that isn’t the grossest thing ever then I don’t know what is.

  19. prawn says:

    Genting’s food is so freaking expensive… My frens & I usually bring our home cooked food & eat it in the open so that ppl can drool with envy =P

    Goin up to Starbucks in Genting in the middle of the nights seems to be a trend nowdays. I remember the times my cousin would drag me in my shorts into the car and staright to Genting at 1am. Those were the days….

  20. Ven says:

    Wanted to watch Jim’s show bt by the time i found out, already too late 🙁
    Not sure if many would enjoy it but hope u’ll luv it.

    Y ur mum so happening eh, both of u up the hill in middle of the night?
    Summore help u take pic. U must hav gotten ur habits fr ur mama.

    They say like mother, like dotter.

  21. angel says:


  22. damion says:

    prawn, it’s a norm even between car clubs…
    it’s a mini event called the “up on the hill coffee” for the obvious reasons…
    and it always ends with everyone charging downhill for home either the fast way, or the side ways…

  23. ahpau says:

    Oooo…i’ll be going!!! and here i thought i was going to be the only

  24. cheesie says:

    Ven: Why too late? There are plenty more tickets available! 😀
    Ahpau: See you there!

  25. luuee says:

    Hi Cheesie.. hahha.. oo.. another food eentry.. Yummy.. Hmm.. MOM is cool.

  26. joe17301 says:

    hmmm… so much of food 😐 hara hetta neeee T_T T_T T_T

    I like picture of cheesie drink stolen milk… because look a little crazy
    like got superglue in cup maybe. Me likey!

    Is nice to see cheesie-sama no hahago, also is well… just that picture of McEgg… kowai da yo.
    Maybe can’t eat McEgg again 😐

    And, I do not care if fake crab stick. I will eat it and, I will love it (well, not love it but, is ok). Nyeh 😛

  27. ivan says:

    cheesie, i didn’t knw you stayed over at setapak before. Which part? I’m still here 🙁

  28. ching says:

    are you going for the 40 or the 100? staying over? i want come. you got tics already ha?

  29. Hijackqueen says:

    Wah, the new pizza looks good huh. Must try!

  30. n305er says:

    If you want good food at Genting, then you need to eat at the restaurants inside the casino. The rest are all lousy. 😛

    Oh, and there’s one canteen for the Genting Highlands’ staff/workers/slaves. It’s hidden somewhere next to a carpark and it has wonderful cheap food. 😛

  31. cheesie says:

    ivan: TBR lor. 🙂 You leh.
    ching: 100. Yes i got tix d! 😀
    n305er: Which one? Latte?

  32. cheesie says:

    Mei: i know! 3 years ago hor. But my fav pianist everrrrrrrr has to be Craig Linder!!! 😀 😀 😀

  33. gwen says:

    haaaaa.. I love the new CHEESY pizza!!!

  34. Paws says:

    Crabstick is also called or a type of Surimi. Be careful consuming it >_

  35. Paws says:

    Weird, whatever I typed always end up half way posted O_o why ar? Anyways was saying that Surimi contains a lot of preservatives, had a rash after consuming it. Well thats in Melb. Sent you a pic of a real crabsticks that I had in HK.. if you haven’t seen or had it before.

  36. s0hp0h says:

    lolx.. same.. i’ve learnt over the years that fast food is the best bet..except everytime i go up’s like nah, dun feel like fast food, let’s try something malaysian.. and turns out bad.. and whinge whinge and whinge for not learning from past mistakes.. i’m indeed one big s0hp0h.. haaha..

    OOO..i noe the milk..they call it babycinno right?? cute name ^^ it’s like meant for kids when their mom is sipping on their adultcinno, sorry, cup-a-cinno.. and wahaha, it’s FREEEEE!! i am so tempted to just go in a random coffee shop and ask one of those, but i’m too chicken cos what if they tell me it’s only kids menu..

  37. Mei says:

    Cheesie: Wow! Three years already? Time certainly flies!

    anonymous/kekeke: Nah, I was never a croupier. But I was a GSA in Casino Marketing for awhile. But that was sometime back.

  38. sonicwall says:

    where is ur dad?

  39. blah says:

    oh man… i wanna go for Jim Brickman’s concert.. can promise photos/videos/recordings?? pretty please??

  40. funnycheese says:

    who is Jim Brickman?

    Please post many photos/videos/recording…..I want to see…


  41. ivan says:

    TBR???omg!!!! I’m now staying over at desa setapak. WHat were you doing there anyway?

  42. Terry says:

    Stayed in TBR before, hmm you must be a TARcian before LKW-ian…rigth? So what were u doing when u’re in TARc if you’re a TARcian.

  43. koyuuken says:

    Waaaahhhh! You sure having fun with yourr family!! And I wish to have sushi with you one day if you don’t mind! 😛

  44. Tristan says:

    AH…a lot of international artist came recently.Did u went to the Pussycat Dolls World Tour at SUnway Lagoon?DAmn cun,although it’s not in the same line as JIm Brickman,Richard Clayderman and stuffs la!

    Ah,and also the Cheez-zza hut cheesie bite looks so appealing and like molten gold…filling?Sushi King/Genki is yucky all d while,those individual Jap. res. over Hartamas and Mont Kiara serve the best and original Jap. dish!Oi-cheez-desu

  45. enrico says:


    i didnt see u online for 2 days…
    tell me u r in good shape…

  46. abraxis says:

    Heeey, so you know what crabstick really is?


    No wonder they’re in a bad mood, always crabby and all…

  47. damion says:

    i tend to believe they are feeling more crappy than crabby,
    being fake and all that…
    got a crab?

  48. Paws says:

    Haha, there is also another version of meaning if you had crabs. LOL.

  49. tom says:

    Jim Brickman..

  50. cheesie says:

    Paws:I think it is because wordpress doesnt recognize < sign, so anything after that will not show. I have yet to find a solution to it. -_-||| s0hp0h: Babycinno? Got such thing ah? Damn cute wei. No lo, i'm talking bout the milk put aside together with sugar sachets and staws and flav powder. 0_0 Blah&Funnycheese: I'll try ok 🙂 Ivan&Terry:Yes i was a TARCian. I was in this ADP course which they later closed down. Damn long story. -_- koyuuken:Can you make sushi? 😀 Tristan:No wor. I went for another event. Any doll pictures? 🙂 Enrico:melted liao, no shape liao lor 0_0

  51. Terry says:

    Hey,look good in ~ Chiizuko Lolita ~ 🙂

  52. Tristan says:

    didn’t really attend the PCD world tour also -_- … I just managed to peek out from my hostel room’s window that comprising 180 degree view of the Sunway Lagoon surf beach where the stage located…I can see tiny pussycat dolls only 🙁

    lolx…got pictures though but I think u need microscope to see their faces perhaps.

    woa…didn’t know u were an ex-ADP-ian as well…me too,but I quit halfway,same as u lo damn long story -_-

  53. koyuuken says:

    I mean Sushi King! LOL! I dunno how to make! I need my japanese friend to teach me but he still in Japan! 🙁 Anyway, because of this post, today I went to Sushi King myself eat a lot of sushi! Hehehe!

  54. Paws says:

    Jim Brickman, you’ll be in luv listening to his songs.

  55. damion says:

    Paws, fully agreed…

  56. cheesie says:

    Tristan: YOU WERE?!?!? What year heh. I thought we were the first and last batch. Damn unsuccessful la. All my classmates just quit halfway and ADP students became soon-extinct animals, unprotected. Even TARCians themselves havent heard of ADP. Damn cham. >_< Koyuuken: You know there's a sushi making workshop right after the yearly Japanese speech contest? Free admission. I'll find out more about it.

  57. ivan says:

    the time i was there, there still had ADP. So i’m guessing you came in about the same time i did. lol

  58. Terry says:

    If I’m not mistaken,you were doing ADP btw the year 2002-2003?

  59. Paws says:

    Babycinno is milk froth sprinkled with chocolate dust. I tried to ordered and the waiter said: “Only for kids”.

  60. Tristan says:

    I used to do ADP in Inti for 2 months not TAR…lol…but I heard of it b4 those days that TAR used to cater ADP…-_- How sad!

  61. koyuuken says:

    I would like to learn and try 🙂

  62. 睹神 godofgamble says:


    I heard that Tan Sri Lim(Uncle Lim) feed lots of little “hantu”(or toyol) in his casino.

    Whenever u win a little.. an invisible hand will cover your eyes and make sure u see the wrong cards or miss your chance.

    So the next time if any of u do decide to try your luck with Black Jack or Baccarat in Genting, i got a tip for u to counter this little “hantu”, make sure you bring some sweets in your pocket and throw some of them beside your chair or under the blackjack or Baccarat table to distract the little “hantu”. u know… little toyol loves sweets, so now, they’ll eat the sweets instead of covering your eyes. ;). but do remember to throw more sweets when someone pull your leg under the table. LOL… .. try it at your own risk… coz side effect, unknown.

  63. 睹神 godofgamble says:

    oh yah, another tip… make sure u r 21 and above. LOL

  64. Anonymous says:

    睹神(??): i thought you want to see terbalik of hantu –> tuhan?? 😛

    btw, the toyol you meant may hidding under the wooden floor at center of Circus Palace!..Don’t believe?..Go kick the floor until you find the wooden floor and look around there, then you will know! Wuakakaka… -_-lll


  65. cheesie says:

    ivan&terry: Yes you’re right. Around 2002. 🙂
    Paws:Try telling them you’re getting it for your kids then ;P. Don’t forget they serve milk and choco powder FOC. Just need to be thick skin ;P

  66. 睹神 godofgamble says:

    i believe in anonything man , as long as i win some chips from uncle lim. 😀

  67. lala says:

    freaking expensive is because u dunno where o look for mah….

  68. Neo.Knight says:

    Hope u enjoy your concert. It’s a coincidence 2 bump into u at the front entrance as well as to find u sitting in front of me. This concert is Ok only IMO as the one held previously is alot better. Plust the invited artists previously r a lot better than u know who la :-p Anyway.. when u goin to publish all those close up stage shot 😉

    Anyway, to spend da night away, nothing beats drinkin coffee in da cold environment.

  69. walnut says:

    love it…has helped me show thet “japanese” like and don’t like just by going to this (no need to find a japanese person now)

  70. Manav says:

    hey this is a really funny page…. i like your sense of humour…. I am going to visit malaysia (KL, Penang, Genting) in January and was doing some recon on google regarding genting and your page popped up like 3rd or 4th link…. good work… any suggestions on visiting malaysia

  71. cheesie says:

    Manav: You can try read up some of my past entries for traveling in malaysia. 🙂

  72. carmen says:

    hey cheesie,i’m a currently a student of broadcasting in tarc and we’re going to make a sort of documentary video which focus on the tarc 40years anniversary so i’m actually looking around for any famous(*or mayb a lil’ bit well known) tarcian. i read on ur blog and kenw that u’re staying at setapak. so are u an ex-tarcian??? :p

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