Tentent in Genting Sempah

Given the recent hotter-than-usual weather in Malaysia, we can’t help but picture ourselves in countries with colder climates. For us Malaysians, there are spots in the country to escape to for some relief from the heat – Genting Highlands is a popular one. While its theme parks need no introduction, we found this barbecue spot on the hilltops that’s worth checking out – Tentent.

This new dining spot in Genting Sempah, located about a 15-minute drive from the popular Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, offers a unique dining experience that combines delectable cuisine with the serene beauty of nature.

Dining in the open air with a stunning view of nature

Tentent in Genting Sempah - exterior
Image credit: Hao Zi Leong via Google Maps

Tentent comes fully alive at night. In the mornings, between 10am and 6pm, they operate as a cafe dishing up local, Indonesian, and Western food. But when dusk hits, the cafe gets lit up with brilliant fairy lights adorning its rooftop area, making it a striking sight against the mountainous backdrop.

Image credit: Fong Colie via Google Maps

The menu also changes, with hotpot and barbecue available for those looking to dine on these hearty options among the cool mountain mist.

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The cafe itself is well-designed – open-bricked walls, rattan chairs, and concrete surfaces blend seamlessly with its natural green surroundings. The open-air seating area on the ground and top floors also allow diners to savour their meals amidst the refreshing mountain air. The breathtaking, serene views of the surrounding hills and forests will be a nice change from the glossy skyscrapers.

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In addition to its regular dining service, the cafe also caters to special events and gatherings such as birthdays, romantic dinners for two, or surprise proposals. The staff will ensure that every occasion is memorable for you. They can also accommodate large groups, making it an ideal venue for a meal after you and your pals have explored Genting Highlands.

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Wide selection of food to choose from

Cafe - food
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Tentent offers a wide array of dishes to satisfy every palate. They have a Morning Session menu that’s available from 10am to 6pm. The option for food served during this time varies from hearty Big Breakfast (RM32) and tantalising Seafood Aglio Olio (RM28) to local dishes such as Penang Char Kuey Teow (RM20).

As for those with a sweet tooth, they serve waffles from RM12.

Image credit: Fong Colie via Google Maps

Their Night Session menu, available from 6pm-10pm, has been catching diners’ attention most.

One of the highlights is their TENTENT Special BBQ Platter (RM50). This meat lover’s platter features a selection of meats, including succulent chicken, juicy beef, and tender lamb, accompanied by a variety of flavourful sauces and sides.

If you prefer to savour a bowl of warm soup while it’s chilly outside, you can order their steamboat (RM25) that comes with two refillable soup flavours of your choice. Soup flavours include  mala, tomato, mushroom, tom yam, and clear soup. Additionally, they offer free-flow desserts and sauces while you enjoy your meal.

Be adventurous and camp with your friends or loved ones 

Image credit: Rainforest Park at Genting Sempah via Facebook

Tentent is located just a stone’s throw from Rainforest Park, a popular campsite in Genting Sempah. If you’re looking to get away from the city and just be nature, you can plan to spend a night under the stars here with your best pals. They offer several different accommodation options, including a camping site to park at for the night and chalets.

Image credit: Rainforest Park at Genting Sempah via Facebook

The pricing for ground camping is RM66/adult and RM33/kid. If you prefer to camp on a wooden platform, it will be RM200.

Dine among misty mountains at Tentent Cafe & BBQ 

Tentent in Genting Sempah is more than just a place to eat – this spot combines good food with the beauty of nature. They’ve also crafted a menu that’s best enjoyed outdoors. It doesn’t matter if you’re a food enthusiast, nature lover, or someone just looking for a unique dining experience – you’ll want to KIV this spot for your next road trip.

Address: Tentent @ Rainforest Park, Lot 9048, Genting Sempah, 28750 Bentong, Pahang
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 012-357 2226 | TENTENT Cafe & BBQ’s Instagram

Cover image adapted from: Fong Colie via Google Maps, Hao Zi Leong via Google Maps, Wilson Yee via Google Maps

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