Many years back, when I was a teenager, someone once asked me what I’m good at while proceeding to compare me to my peers who are smarter and multi-talented. I was young and it was quite a blow to my self-esteem, knowing that I wasn’t as good as those who were my age. I wasn’t pretty or popular, and I was just an average student, and I had nothing to show off about.
Fast forward 15 years later, I’m still not good at anything; but that’s fine, cuz I’m pretty much good at spotting good food; and food is always a comfort and makes me happy, regardless of the situation.
Located at Level G of SkyAvenue mall, Medan Selera offers all sorts of delicious food that will satisfy even the fussiest foodie. They have a wide variety of delicacies for your to choose from, but here’s recommending some of the not to be missed food items at the Medan Selera;
The Rice section offers all sorts of mouthwatering rice dishes. If you are looking for something filling and worth yhe calories, this is the section that you need to take note of. Here’s some of the must try at the Rice section;Nasi Kerabu, Nasi Briyani with Lamb Varuval, Nasi Kandar with Crispy Fried Prawns and Nasi Briyani with Sotong.
Nasi Kerabu. Nasi kerabu is a traditional Malay rice dish that originates from the East Coast. It is a type of mixed rice with assorted herbs, in which blue-coloured rice is usually eaten with salted fish or fried chicken.The Nasi Kerabu from the Medan Selera is served with a side of fried fish, stuffed green chillies, salted egg and keropok ikan. Highly recommended to those who loves savoury and strongly flavoured food.
Nasi Briyani with Lamb Varuval. Fancy something meaty with your rice? Go ahead and order the Nasi Briyani with Lamb Varuval. The lamb varuval is mildly flavoured and complements the fragrant nasi briyani well.
Nasi Kandar with Crispy Fried Prawns. Nasi Kandar is something commonly sold in Mamak restaurants in Malaysia. Some claimed that you can only get the best Nasi Kandar in mamak joints and they swear by this statement. But this is not true. The Nasi Kandar sold here in Medan Selera SkyAvenue is to die for. The Nasi Kandar comes in a set where you can choose whether you want the accompanying dish be fried chicken, fried crabs, prawns, etc. I opt for the one with prawns and it does not disappoint. The Nasi Kandar comes with a side of papadoms, pickled cucumber slices and salted egg. The prawns were adeptly fried while the accompanying curries are not overly overwhelming on the palate. Highly recommended.
Nasi Briyani with Sotong is definitely something you would want to try if you would like to have seafood with your briyani rice. I usually don’t go for seafood side dishes when I eat Nasi Briyani. I’m more into lamb curries or fried chicken, but I’m glad I made an exception this time around as this curried squid is simply divine.
There are all sorts of noodles being offered at the Laksa and Noodle section, but we only managed to try Mee Rojak, Laksam and Bihun Goreng Singapore. These came highly recommended by the staff over there.
Mee Rojak is a street delicacy commonly found in Northern states of Malaysia like Penang, Kedah and Perlis. Each states have their own representation of Mee Rojak. Not sure the one served in Medan Selera originates from which state, though. The sauce is rather creamy and sweet in comparison to the savoury and spicy ones that I’m familar with. Nevertheless, the Mee Rojak is still uniquely delicious.
Laksam is a variety of Laksa noodle dish that originates from the East Coast. Commonly found in Kelantan, Laksam’s soup is savoury but much creamier and rich in comparison to it’s Penang/Kedah counterpart. Fans of Laksam, rejoice. You no longer have to travel all the way to the East Coast to enjoy this as Laksam is offered permanently on Medan Selera’s menu.
Bihun Goreng Singapore. For those who are looking for simpler and fuss free dishes might want to opt for this Bihun Goreng Singapore. It’s deliciously simple and not heavy on the tummy. Children especially will find this appealing, I believe.
Western Asian section showcases plenty of exotic delicacies from the Middle-East. But we were not very adventurous and therefore we just picked off Oriental Rice with Lamb Balls and Shawerma from the menu to try.
Oriental Rice with Lamb Balls was very heavy on the herbs and spices. Those who enjoy strong tasting food will like this Oriental Rice with Lamb Balls.
Chicken Shawerma is great for those who wants a quick bite. The Chicken Shawerma comes will generous filling and a side of adeptly fried French Fries.
Crispy Chips section is not for those who are watching their diet as food that is being offered at this section will definitely ruin your calories counts. Some of the customers favourites here are their Fried Calamari Rings, Fish&Chips and Crispy Fried Chicken. These fried food are beyond tempting and instead of fighting off our desires, we decided to indulge and give it a go.
Fried Calamari Rings is served with a side of fries and generous amoung of chilli sauce and ketchup. The Calamari Rings are coated in a flavoured batter and then deep fried. The portion is just nice for one person, but small eaters might want to share this with another.
Crispy Fried Chicken is to die for and is on par with those you can get at those famous fried chicken joints. Give this a try. You won’t regret it.
Fish&Chips is served with a side of tar-tar sauce and coleslaw alongside with a generous amount of French Fries on the side. The portion is rather huge, and is perfect for sharing.
Grab & Go section offers all sorts of beverages and light food items for a quick bite. Spotted at the Grab&Go section; fresh salad bowls, fruits, pastries and beverages. If you just want something light to fill your tummy or if you want something to eat on the go, just check out the Grab&Go section.
The food in Medan Selera surpassed my expectations, considering that this place is just categorized as a food court. As far as I’m concerned, the food that are sold in food courts are usually mediocre in taste, but not the one in Medan Selera SkyAvenue. They’re really good. And the best part? The price that comes with the food are affordable too. Pricing starts from RM15 per item. I guess the Medan Selera will be my next favourite lurk whenever I visit Resorts World Genting from now onwards.
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Check out the video that I made to see a clearer picture of what Medan Selera SkyAvenue have to offer.
Medan Selera is located on Level G of SkyAvenue mall, below the newly-opened Bona Cinema. Operating hours are 8.00am to 10.00pm daily, with seating capacity for 270.
For more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com