One of the greatest-advantages of sailing an international cruise is that you get to experience an extensive range of flavours. During my recent sail with Genting Dream Cruise on Asian waters, not only, did I relish staple Asian foods but also, the most traditionally authentic PAN Asian delicacies. In this article, I write about Genting Dreams – Dream Dining Room, a restaurant where I ate my first, morning meal. Dream Dining Room is a perfect restaurant for those who like their breakfast to be authentic Asian. Dream Dining Room welcomes you to sophisticated interiors with waitstaff dressed in kimono-style costumes. Most guests at this restaurant were either of Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Singaporean descent.
Dream Dining Room has a formal vibe to it so, I wouldn’t recommend you to walk-in for breakfast in your pyjamas. Just slip on some casual and comfortable clothing, and you are good to dine with Asians. This restaurant follows a table-culture, and unlike regular buffets, they take your order from the table and deliver it on the table. An exclusive table tent menu displays the specials of the day, and then they also have the regular a la carte menu that you can choose from! I was determined to taste the authentic Asian breakfast so, I quietly glanced through the neighbouring tables to get an idea of what I must order. After much contemplation, I finally placed the order.
Twenty minutes later, I was served a hot and steaming Congee bowl, along with Chinese pork buns, rice noodles, Chinese Dim sums, deep-fried puffs with meat fillings and piping hot bacon-wrapped minced pork. A large pot of Chinese (or Japanese) herbal tea completed the banquet.
Congee is a type of rice porridge that draws its inspiration from the Indian “kanji”, which is boiled rice water. The one I ate, at Dream Dining Room, was seasoned with mushrooms and shredded chicken. While it may sound like a lot of food at first, the waitstaff at Dream Dining Room ensures that they serve you small portions of everything so that you can finish them all. Besides, you can always re-order your favourites!
This restaurant is for slow dining! You could sit here for hours, observing the oriental decor, the box-shaped ceiling, or for that matter, the stunning carpeted flooring. The interiors work in harmony with the lighting, and a part of the restaurant also offers phenomenal ocean views on one side.
Although to grab the ocean view seats, you will need to arrive early at the restaurant! I concluded my breakfast at Dream Dining room by getting a cup of black coffee and taking a walk on the appended deck. Each meal at Dream Dining Room, whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, is complimentary. To enjoy western flavours, head to the Lido Restaurant!