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22 August 2012

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme park Hotel [Review]

[This blogpost is a continuation of my Chinese Cuisine trip to Genting Highland]
After we had our breakfast at Hainan Express, we then wander around Genting and went to the park where you can see Chin Swee Temple.

Hainan Express Theme Park Hotel Breakfast Review
Amazing morning scenery from Theme Park Hotel
If you like cool weather and fresh air together with good scenery view, you must not miss out this park that is just located beside Genting Theme Park Hotel. The air here was really refreshing and surely make you feel relaxed. After that, I went to walk around other places in Genting and snapped some photos. Will share this in another blogpost instead.

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant 快乐谷海鲜餐厅
So quick! It's time for lunch! Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant is located at the lobby of Theme park Hotel. Operation hours are 6.00am to 10.30am for Buffet breakfast priced RM22++(adult) and RM11++(child), 12.00pm to 2.30pm for lunch and 5.30pm to 9.30pm dinner daily. All seafood are priced accordingly to daily market price. Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant is opened daily including weekends and Public Holidays.

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant  快乐谷海鲜餐厅 can accommodate up to 300 diners

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Fresh seafood being added to the two-tiered L-shape aquarium here
Since we arrived Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant quite early, we can see them refill the aquariums with fresh seafood. You'll able to see live seafood such as red tilapia, sea bass, garoupa, Boston Lobsters, Script clams and many more!

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Geoducks, Snow crabs, huge tiger prawns @ Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Living lobsters, snails and crabs!

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
The sisters with Chinese Tea while waiting for food being served

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Steamed Oysters with Minced Garlic 蒜耳蒸澳洲生蚝
if you like oysters but scared of the fishy smell, no worries as the generous layer of minced garlic will definitely replace the smell. Therefore, I decided to ate some of the garlic first then only eat the oyster to get the freshest taste of it. This is a Chinese style fresh oysters. I still prefer the one with just lemon and tobacco sauces added on it.


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Plain Poached Grass Prawn @ 百灼草虾
If you like fresh prawns that being served at the most simplest way, order this dish. The poached prawns taste nicest when you eat it at the freshest state. You can mix with the ginger-soya-sauces provided. Just beware of the spilling juice when you try to separate the prawns' head  from the body.


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Steamed Sea Garoupa with Soya Sauce 海斑清蒸
I always like to eat fish and as simple as cook with soya sauce. How I wish this whole fish was mine so I could just enjoy it slowly all by myself hahaha. The selling point of this restaurant is all seafood are served at the freshest state. You won't able to taste the fishy smell. Just make sure you picked a healthy fish from the aquarium.




Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Boston Lobster with Superior Stock 波士顿龙虾上汤炬
Boston lobster tasted normal in this dish. I wonder if it was because of how the lobster being chopped and served or the soup taste different. Maybe I still prefer their signature dish - Australian Lobster Baked with Cheese filled with melting Cheese. I was happy I can get the whole pincer's meat out from the shell. #successkid

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Geoduck - A clam with long body and looks like... You know la haha



Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Geoduck Shashimi 象拔蚌刺身
This was my first time having the huge clam meat - Geoduck. I only saw it before in the TV on how people prepared it for dishes. The cook in Happy Valley Restaurant definitely know how to process and slice Geoduck's meat to thin layers as shashimi. As you can see there are three different parts and if you can't stand fishy smell, you can eat it after put a few slices into a boil of herbal soup. I kinda regret when I challenged myself to eat the internal part (the meat in the clam shell) without cooking it. The smell? You won't forget that strong internal organ smell....BUT! The siphon part of Geoduck tasted really nice! Thanks to its savory flavor and crunchy texture.




Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Wasabi and soya sauce to cover the smell of fresh Geoduck



Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Daniel and Wendy having their Geoduck after boiled it with the herbal soup



Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Happy Valley restaurant cook that explain to us the part of the Geoduck we ate.
All of us was curious on how they prepare the Geoduck sashimi. Thanks to the cook who explained to us about it. I would like to thank him for prepare all the dishes too.


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Chili Crab served with Deep-fried Mantou  星洲辣子蟹/馒头
You must get your hand dirty if you want to learn the correct way to eat crab. Don't expect yourself to eat crabs with fork and spoon ( or even chopstick) as that's more fun when you are using your hands. You won't waste the crab meat hidden inside the shell too. No worries, a clamp will be given to crack the hard shell. This is a typical chili crab dish that you should try, I like the Mantou that's fully dipped with the crab sauce. Yummy!


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Stir-fried Siput Cangrad with Dried Shrimp & Chili Padi 虾米辣椒仔炒大头蚌
A dishes that tasted normal to me, maybe the ingredients that was cooked together looks almost the same size with the meat. Hope they can improve this dishes.


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Four Seasons Vegetables 四大天皇
After so much seafood you must order a plate of vegetables too, if you like Petai, order this one. It was a mixture of four different vege that tasted different but delicious to eat.


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Happy faces after the big meal @ Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Fruits and camwhore moments lol


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
After we left the restaurant I saw this kid walking and running-around-like-going-to-fall
Chubby cute!


Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
We took the bus (a huge and comfortable one) to go back to KL
*When celebrities spotted paparazzi, they will put up their sunglasses and cover their mouth.* It was a nice Chinese Cuisine trip proudly presented by Resort World Genting. Thank you Nuffnang for the invitation and glad to meet other bloggers too! Nuffie Darren, Daniel, Max, Wendy, Evelyn and Charis. of course, not forgetting Chloe and DeeLin who brought us to this amazing food trip haha!

Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant @ Genting Theme Park Hotel
Ok guys, it's time to sleep after a heavy lunch. Stay tuned!!
Check out my other food review post of the restaurants in Genting Highlands!

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