During my last trip to Genting Highlands for Aaron’s Crow magic show, we stopped by the newly opened The Food Factory located at Third Floor of First World Plaza for tea time. Actually The Food Factory is normally open for breakfast from 6am – 11am but for the holiday time in March and now in April, it is open every Saturday and Sundays for Hi-Tea from 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm with a special rate of RM 38.00 nett for adults and only RM 10.00 nett for kids 5- 11 years old. This restaurant is really high tech, thus the name factory, and it is so huge with a capacity for 1300 diners!
Upon entering, all the children flock to the gelato ice cream counter, well me too, as I just love enjoying a cold cup of gelato in the cool weather. Outside of the restaurant, a cup cost about RM10, I think it is more worth it to pay and eat at The Food Factory for an amount of gelato!
As a coffee addict, I also love the fact that they have proper standard coffee machines flowing with the beautiful aroma of the best drink in the world.
The Food Factory is actually well known for their machines that churn out the food quickly. Inside this restaurant, there are actually a few giant cooking utensils such as a pancake machine and a pizza conveyer machine and even a machine for making fried rice and noodles. Children would love to watch the ‘show’ as only at the Food Factory one get to see how these machines work. Food are all separated into their category counters, like Western, East Asian, West Asian, Pizza, local delights and drinks.
Just about all kinds of food are available The Food Factory. For Western food, there are beef burgers pancakes, Assorted Salad with condiments, Cheese & Cracker with Grape, seafood Platter, Sandwiches –Ham Sandwich, Cheese & Vegetable, Egg Mayonnaise, Buttered Pancake with Condiments, Roast Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes & Vegetables OR Roasted Chicken Roll, Beef & Chicken Burger, Sautéed Spanish Sausages with Mushrooms & Herbs, Sautéed Pasta with Cream Carbonara Sauce OR Bolognaise, Sautéed Lamb Ball with Hot Sauce OR Breaded Fish, Cream of Mushroom Soup OR Chicken Soup. It was impossible to taste it all for real but most of the food was really delicious and fresh, the roasted chicken and lamb balls made me go back for second and third rounds.
Chinese or East Asian Counter
East Asian Counter serves Fish Ball Noodle Soup OR Curry Noodle Soup, Fried Carrot Cake with XO Sauce, Pan-fried Yam Cake OR Deep Fried Yam Roll, Steamed Crystal Roll OR Steam Golden Silver Roll, Deep Fried Cheese Roll OR Chee Cheong Fun, ABC Chicken Soup OR Old Cucumber Soup, Fried Loh See Fun OR Fried Yee Mee, Kow Wong Roll / Fatt Choy Fish Ball / Siew Mai/ Jade Bun /Red Bean Bun / Kaya Bun / Corn Bun.
West Asian Counter
Yes there’s even a West Asian Counter for those that want to have some spice in their lives. The West Asian Counter serves Chicken & Lamb Sharwama, Nasi Lemak with Condiments, Potatoes Samosa OR Vegetables Pakoras, Tandoori Chicken OR Fish Head Curry, Ayam Masak Merah OR Chicken Curry, Sup Ayam Berempah OR Sup Kambing with Roti Bengali, Roti Jala OR Seafood Bakar- Bakar.
Besides those categorised, there are other assorted food available such as Margherita Pizza, Chicken Ham Pizza, Toasted Bread with Kaya & Butter Keledek Goreng OR Pisang Goreng, Assorted Malay & Nyonya Kuih and a variety of dessert and cakes which I love.
Well the kids are all in love with the chocolate fountain and I love that we can use fruits with this instead of just marshmallows.
Even I cannot help but have a go at the chocolate! Oh yes there’s even a cotton candy machine here and I spotted a long line of kids queuing for this after their meal. Love how the Food Factory really built a restaurant catered to what kids love the most. After The Food Factory, we proceeded to have an egg-citing time at SnowWorld and after to Genting International Showroom to watch International Winning Magician, Aaron Crow Fearlessly in Action.
Location: Level 3, First World Plaza, Resorts World Genting Highlands, Malaysia.
Contact: +603- 2718 1118
Operating Hours: Buffet Breakfast (6am – 11am) April Hi-Tea (1pm-5pm) Weekends