Every time I go to Genting, no matter which group I'm going with, for sure we would visit Starbucks that located right outside Maxims. Probably because of the environment where you get to enjoy a strong wind blow time to time, and it's so much better compare to air-con in the usual Starbucks around KL or PJ.
It's been years since I last came to Genting Highland. I haven't start blogging during my last visit and didn't notice how much cafe is available at that time. But I know that right now, there is definitely lots of cafe and Starbucks is not the only place with coffee (although I did went to Starbucks again for the good old time feel) that we couldn't find it in KL and PJ area and I was right.
Bubbles & Bites is one of the highly recommended restaurant and cafe among all other restaurants and cafe with similar rating. I heard of this name from my sister when I said I'm going to Genting. The review over the internet seems pretty good compare to other cafe and the look & feel of the cafe seems pretty nice and comfy.
But the main reason that I pick this cafe is because there isn't too much of cafe choices like Bubbles & Bites that I'm willing to pay for the price. Other cafes are really luxury and too high class for me.
Pure White & Stylish Purple for the Decor
Bubbles & Bites provide a pure white environment for a really clean and neat feels. However, the whiteness of Bubbles & Bites are not dull as they are glazed with sparkling purple in certain corner.
It's not just the classy look with decent white theme on tables, chairs and overall interior, dining in Bubbles & Bites allow you to make yourself relax & comfortable really much despite it's located inside the building, and many people are walking around all the time.
Perhaps you should visit at night for the darker environment with the styling purple lighting. You get to enjoy a much different ambiance and dining experience during night time. Best to get a glass of sparkling wine to call it a wonderful night.
Another added point of comfortable feels is the natural wind that came in from no where time to time. It wasn't hot, yet not too cold to the extend of not feeling comfortable. But you might want to take a jacket with you since you are in Genting anyhow.
The natural air-con is not really strong or constant, as it just blew in once in awhile. But pretty much enjoyable compare to the air-con in other places.
If you are looking for comfy seats with sofa, there is only one part that has such offer but it's near to where people passing by time to time. Other than that, I would suggest dining in the middle of the restaurant because the inner side allow you to enjoy more of the interior and able to see the outside. Which isn't too much of nice view in my opinion but still great to have an outside view and remind yourself that you are here to sit back & relax.
Simply Western Dishes But Extraordinary Gourmet Experience
Bubbles & Bites has the ordinary western dishes you can expect. Start with soups and variety light snacks as appetizer, follow by burgers, sandwich, pasta, pizza, some other mains, and adding some finishing touch for cakes & other desserts, with beverages such as coffee, tea, and juice.
Although the overall menu option contain simply western dishes but, however, Bubbles & Bites has two main selling points.
The first highly noticeable thing in the restaurant is the salad counter located on the left side of the entrance as you walked in which consisting all sort of colorful greenies, fruits, and topping choices that you can order and customize according to your own liking or simply choose from the menu if you not sure what type of salad you want to mix and match.
Unfortunately, I was informed that I'm not allow to take picture on the salad counter, otherwise I'm sure it's going to be the best picture in this post.
The salad counter is simply (just notice I've been using the word 'simply' all the time) appealing. Even if you are not in the mood for salad, you will feel like getting some when your eyes gaze upon the beautiful salad counter.
And the second selling point is, if you happen to pass by and look into their kitchen which is just behind the salad counter and you can have a nice glass view into their kitchen before stepping into the restaurant, you will notice large batch of home made spaghetti are being put aside to dry off.
Unlike many restaurant out there, Bubbles & Bites produce their own spaghetti and the best thing is, the quality is really, really good. There are also some plants around the corner which I'm not very sure what are they. I only know one of the plant is basil. That's explain why their ingredient is so fresh.
Bubbles & Bites also offer alcoholic drinks, range from beer, wine, sparkling wine and soda which is recommended by them. It's probably a good choice to enjoy a great moment of imported wines in such as cooling environment.
We were expecting whole plate of blackish thing before ordering the squid ink pasta, but were surprised to see that it's more like pasta in tomato sauce. Nevertheless, it doesn't disappoint us or anything despite not being the ordinary squid ink pasta we usually had.
The sauce is cooked with wine and tomato. Most of the time I'm only able to taste heavy and salty tomato sauce, although I can taste some other flavor in the sauce but I'm not sure what it is.
The one and main thing that I would miss is the squid ink spaghetti. It's a must try and I would definitely order their pasta for all my visits. The pasta deserve the name of soft, chewy, smooth, well cooked, and simply one of the best pasta I ever had.
Combined with lots of fresh, tasty and well-cooked seafood on the plate, it's simply a great dishes that I highly recommend.
If you are going to doubt how healthy this burger is going to be, let me tell you that it's just as you thought, there's nothing much healthy in this plate other than some rockets and avocado, and it's fried avocado.
For me, the only food that considered to be healthy is salad that consist of purely green veggie and fruits, without any sauces.
If we are seriously talking about healthy, this healthy burger has avocado, but it's deep fried. If it's raw then we could consider it healthy. And another factor is the beef, it's cooked with oil so there's hardly anything healthy about it. Unless they are using olive oil for cooking.
Apart of the name, this plate contain of good portion of tasty avocado fries, huge beef fillet with melted blue cheese on it, nice amount of rockets, and some sour cream for.... I'm not sure, I had it for the avocado fries.
The blue cheese has great flavor, and at the same time really salty. I want the beef to be medium, which is as expected quite beefy but it taste really good and very juicy on each bite. But do beware that it can be really salty in overall.
Avocado fries is just alright. Still, I prefer the raw avocado and not really sure about the good thing about fried avocado.
One of the factor that this dish is known as healthy is because it doesn't comes with the bread. Since bread is mainly flour, it doesn't consider healthy or contain of good nutrition for you. You won't need the bread anyway since this dish is actually quite fulling.
Lastly, I get to enjoy a cup of hot Cappuccino in such a nice environment. Taste wise, it's not a cup of Cappuccino that I'm going to miss it. It's lacking of the good coffee aroma, and it's slightly watery. The only thing that make it good is the strong coffee taste and a hot beverage in the cool environment.
This is not a great cup of Cappuccino that I would recommend. But if you are craving for a cup of strong coffee in the morning, you may give this a try.
For the purpose of trying out new cafe in Genting instead of depending on Starbucks for coffee whenever we are at Genting, I would say Bubbles & Bites gave us a great experience on special food, especially the pasta, and it's worthy paying a visit whenever you are at Genting Highland.
Contact & Location
Weekday: 11am - 12am
Weekends, Eve of Public Holidays & School Holidays: 11am - 2am
Bubbles & Bites located in the building of Genting Highland hotel. It's right opposite Good Friend Restaurant, and near to Ming Ren Restaurant.
I'm unable to provide the direction to the place as I'm not very familiar with the place. Sorry about any inconvenience caused.
The praise all goes to the all high & mighty pasta. The soft, smooth, chewy and extremely tasty pasta is one worth dying for. Food option is consider ordinary but contain of it's own unique element that worth trying.
As our lunner around 5pm, the portion is good enough that we don't really feel hungry throughout the night eventhough we still need to hide in the room for some light snacks around the midnight. If you are looking for good portion, fulling, and enjoyable once-in-awhile luxury dining, you chosen the right place.
Slightly expensive, but not as expensive if you compare with other higher star rating restaurants around Genting that offer the same type of food.
In my opinion, I don't see much differences in terms of price compare with the same foods in KL or PJ. Considering the quality, Bubbles & Bites definitely deserve some thumbs up on this.
Slightly slow serving. But I guess that's alright when the taste is really good and fresh.
In terms of customer service, waiters and waitress are well mannered and willing to provide recommendation and explanation on foods and drinks. But nothing like really friendly or some sort.
Feeling neat and clean during day time, and feeling classy and stylish in the night time able to provide a different type of dining experience and ambiance to the customers. Now we are talking about a luxury dining that make your night enjoyable and unforgettable in a really good way.