One of the greatest advantages of sailing an international cruise is that you get to experience a wide variety of flavours. During my recent sail with Genting Dream Cruise on Asian waters, not only, did I devour staple Asian foods, but also, had a chance to check out the traditional and most authentic PAN Asian delicacies. While the epic food porn ranged over breakfast, lunch and dinner – in this article, I will throw light on Genting Dream’s Dining Room that hosted my first-morning meal. If you dig authentic Asian cuisine then Dream Dining Room should be your go-to breakfast restaurant on Genting Dream. From sophisticated interiors to waitstaff dressed in traditional Asian costumes, this restaurant totally vibes with what you may call, authentic Asia. The food is just as amazing!
I also like the fact that unlike most buffet breakfasts, this restaurant brings your order to the table. You can select from a choice of menu. However, for an authentic Asian breakfast experience, I suggest you eat what the Asians do. So, after carefully observing the neighbouring tables, which by the way, were occupied by either Chinese or Japanese people, I finally placed my order. I think, on this day, I was the only Indian attempting to kick start my day with a traditional Asian breakfast. Like everyone else in the room, I started my tasting with a steaming bowl of rice-based porridge called Congee.
You will be surprised to know that Congee draws its inspiration from the Indian “kanji”, which is boiled rice water. This one was seasoned with mushrooms and chicken. Congee is often served with side dishes and shortly, the waitstaff brought over Chinese pork buns and rice noodles. But it didn’t stop here, more food was served including traditional southern Chinese Dim sums, deep-fried puffs with meat fillings and piping hot bacon-wrapped minced pork.
It was a lot of food but the quantity was little so that you can actually finish what’s served to you. You can request for a repeat if you want more, however, the chances of that are super bleak. In fact, I am thankful to the staff for bringing me a pot of Chinese tea. Without which, I couldn’t have finished even 50% of the delicious food I was served.
Also, this restaurant has stunning interiors, something that had me consumed. I couldn’t stop gawking at the box-shaped ceiling or for that matter, the beautiful flooring. Altogether, the virtual designs work in harmony with the dream lighting and then you also have the ocean views to make your morning more special. All combined, this indeed, is a Dream Dining restaurant that offers excellent food and hospitality. The attendants were extremely polite and courteous. In fact, towards the end of my meal, I requested for a cup of black coffee (my ultimate poison) and despite being an Asian restaurant, they got me the best coffee I could have started my day with. If I ever sail Genting Dream again – this is the restaurant where I’d like to be in the morning.
Insider Tip: This restaurant is like a formal dining space and it’s best if you don’t walk-in your pyjamas. You don’t have to be dressed to kill either. Just keep it casual and comfortable.
All the meals at Dream Dining Room, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner are included in your cruise ticket price. Meaning they are complimentary. Head to the Lido Restaurant, if you want to binge on a typical western breakfast, lunch or dinner.