I have been to Genting Highlands for many times but I never know about The Food Factory. I don't even know there is one cafe offering buffet spread under First World Hotel. Perhaps the place is bit hidden :S I heard that The Food Factory has been refurbished recently and re branded to the current one. With the open kitchen concept, just like the Coffee Terrace, all guests definitely will be thrilled to watch the chefs at work.
This brand new cafe located at 3rd floor of First World Plaza, covers 23569 square feet, equipped with some heavy duty kitchen gadgets. To ensure everything served fresh and fast, they have a few giant machine such as the pancake machine, pizza conveyer machine -both from US- and noodle making machine from Hong Kong. That is where the cafe gets its name- The Food Factory.
The chef says the machines make it possible to serve up to 2,000 people at one time. The pancake machine, for instance, can make up to 200 pieces of pancakes in approximately 30 minutes. Using the machine saves time and energy. More interesting fun facts: Making pancakes for 2,000 people requires 7.2 kg of flour, 13 eggs and 7.2 liter of milk!
The special feature at The Food Factory during these school holidays: High Tea buffet from March 12 to 20, and on March 26 and 27, 1pm to 5pm. The High Tea offers great food at just RM10 nett for children between five and 11 years old, and RM38 nett for adults.
The Western Counter is laden with various delicious dishes—from seafood platter to assorted salads with condiments, and main dishes that include Roast Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes and Vegetables, Roasted Chicken Roll, Chicken and Lamb Sharwama, Beef and Chicken Burger, Sautéed Pasta with Cream Carbonara Sauce or Bolognaise, Sautéed Spanish Sausages and Sautéed Lamb Ball with Hot Sauce, Breaded. Guests can choose from different soups including Cream of Mushroom and Chicken Soup.
The Chinese or East Asian Counter offers sumptuous local favourites such as Fish Ball Noodle Soup, Curry Noodle Soup, Fried Carrot with XO Sauce, Grilled or Deep-fried Yam Roll, Deep-fried Cheese Roll, Chee Cheong Fun, Fried Loh See Fun, Fried Yee Mee, and Dim Sum.
As for the Fried Noodles recipe in The Food Factory, a total of 88 kg of boiled noodles, 10 kg of chicken slices, 16 kg of prawns, 150 eggs, 16 kg of Chinese cabbage, 10 kg of carrot Julliane, 5 kg of mushroom slices and 20 kg of beansprouts are needed to serve 2,000 people each day.
If it’s Asian food you prefer, visit the West Asian Counter where there is a wide variety of 2 local cuisines such as Malay and Nyonya Kuih, Nasi Lemak with condiments, Roti Jala, Potatoes Samosa, Vegetables Pakoras, Tandoori Chicken, Fish Head Curry, Ayam Masak Merah, Chicken and Lamb Skewer.
For light snackers, there are finger foods such as Margherita Pizza, Chicken Ham Pizza, Toasted Bread with Kaya and Butter, Fried Banana and Sweet Potatoes.
My cousin said she had not tried any cotton candy for a long time. Thus I took for her at the counter. Hot from machine! But bit pity to the chef who made it with half-closed eyes as worried the sugar would blown to his eyes! Suddenly I thought of getting him a goggle.
The ice cream counter is pretty exciting too with 8 different flavours to choose! I took a scoop for every different flavour!
Guests at The Food Factory would no doubt enjoy watching the chefs in action as much as they enjoy the food!
For more information, please call 03 – 2718 1118 or log on to www.rwgenting.com