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For the holy month of Ramadan this year, Breeze Café at Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort would be holding its Pelangi Ramadan Buffet, from 13 May 2019 until 2 June 2019, from 7.00pm until 10.00pm, at a reasonable price of RM65nett per adult and RM40nett per child (5-11 years old). For inquiries and reservations, kindly contact 04-899 9999 ext. 8205 or email to foodnbeverage@paradisehotel.com today.

Items available would include APPETIZERS such as ulam-ulam, acar buah, rojak buah, jeruk buah, garden salad, kerabu tauge, acar timun nenas, sotong kang kung, ketupat palas & lemang, CONDIMENTS such as sambal belacan, sambal kicap, sambal mangga, thousand island, budu, serunding ayam & serunding daging, SOUPS such as soto ayam & condiments, roti bengali & soft roll & bubur lambok ayam, MAIN ENTRÉES such as ayam masak rose, rendang daging “tok”, goreng ikan keli berlada, udang masak masam manis, masak lemak lala dengan belimbing buluh, goreng kacang buncis dengan telur & hati ayam, telur ikan goreng berempah, nasi minyak & nasi putih.

As for the ACTION STALLS, you would get to try out mee goreng mamak, roti jala dengan kari ayam, ayam percik “idaman kalbu” & kambing golek “mawar berduri” and more.

There are lots of DESSERTS available to round up your meal such as seasonal fruits platter 3 jenis, assorted cakes, bubur gandum, pudding & jelly, kuih-kuih melayu buah tamar, ice cream & condiments & children tidbits, plus BEVERAGES such as air sirap bandung, air jagung, cincau, air limau Kasturi, coffee & teh tarik.

The hotel also treated 40 children from Sekolah Menengah Pendidikan Khas Persekutuan nearby as part of their CSR programs on 23 March 2019.

It’s not hard to locate the restaurant as it’s within the premises of Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort Penang. Drive all the way up towards Tanjung Bungah. Upon seeing Mutiara Food Court on your left, keep to your right and make a U-turn at a junction further up before the traffic lights, and you would see the hotel on your left next to Flamingo Hotel. The restaurant is just right inside the shop lots area next to the resort’s car park. There will be a security guard house there. Don’t hesitate to ask for direction from the guard if you are not sure of the location.

Name: BREEZE CAFE @ RAINBOW PARADISE BEACH RESORT PENANG
Address: 527, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-899 9999
GPS: 5.467412, 100.289317

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

Jazz Feast Restaurant at Jazz Hotel Penang has recently launched its “Jazzy Gump Seafood Buffet Dinner”, a unique and exciting seafood themed buffet dinner with a touch of New Orleans inspired delicacies.

The buffet dinner is only on every Saturday from 7.00pm until 10.00pm, with a price tag of RM108nett (with free flow alcohol) and RM88nett (without alcohol) for adult, while it’s priced at RM68 for senior citizen (65 years old & above) and child (4-11 years old). Child below the age of 3 are entitled for a free dine in. Terms and conditions apply. Prior reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment. For enquiries/reservations, please contact +604-375 3333.

Basically, diners are pampered with great options from Appetizers (with lots of salad choices), Soup, Cold Cuts on the Mirror, Hot Dishes, Live Action Stalls (Chinese, Malay & Western), Carving Trolley as well as Desserts. The main meat highlights would surely be the Auto Sham stall featuring Roasted Marinated Sirloin accompanied with roasted root vegetables & baked potatoes, Roasted Chicken and Duck with various dipping sauces. Other than that, you should check out their variety of sashimi, Japanese unagi, seafood in pails and more. As for the Live Action Counter, “Panggang-panggang dalam Daun Pisang” aka Banana Leaves Wrapped Grill has many choices of seafood and vegetables in their homemade spices. The Hot Dishes section would also offer many international and local dishes such as Roasted Chicken with Percik Sauce, Lamb Chop with Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Marinated Prawns with Garlic Paprika and Salsa, Seafood Pot Pie, Baked Fish with Capers Butter Sauce, Chili Crab with Deep Fried Mantao, Paella Rice and more. There’s definitely something for everyone.

As for Desserts, you would have a mix and match of local and foreign delicacies with the additional of assorted mix tropical fruits, such as Penang Famous Ais Kacang & Teow Chew Cendol, Sago Gula Melaka, Assorted Mix Tropical Fruits, Baked Cheese Cake, Red Velvet Cake, Matcha Green Tea Cake, 2 Types of Jellies in a Cup, Creme Brulee, Profiterole, Bread and Butter Pudding and 4 Types of Ice Cream with Condiments.

For those who had ordered the package with alcohol at RM108nett per pax, you have additional free-flow access to the alcoholic drinks other than everything else available during the buffet dinner.

Jazz Hotel Penang is located along Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, a stone’s throw away from the opposite Tesco Seri Tanjung Pinang. Though you could reach the hotel by turning right from Jalan Tanjung Tokong at the Tesco’s traffic lights and by making a U-turn in front of Straits Quay Marina Mall, it advisable to turn right at the Island Plaza traffic lights and follow the flow until you reach the hotel entrance on your left. There are ample parking spaces in front of the hotel as well as within the premises. Just walk into the hotel lobby and head on to the hotel’s elevator and press for level 2, where the restaurant is situated. More parking lots are available at Level 3-6A&7 near the Jazz Suites entrance on the left of the building. Parking rate is RM3 for the first 2 hours and RM2 for each subsequent hour.

Name: JAZZ FEAST COFFEE HOUSE @ JAZZ HOTEL PENANG
Address: No. 1, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-375 3333
GPS: 5.458091, 100.309252
Business Hours: 6.30am-11.00pm

RATING:
Ambience: 9/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Jazz Hotel Penang: Ideally located in a residential suburb, Jazz Hotel Penang is a leisure stroll to Straits Quay and marina, whilst family attractions, shopping, and dining at Gurney Drive’s famous street food are just minutes away. Stay pampered, in one of the luxurious 255 rooms and suites in the 30 stories hotel; optimized for the tech-savvy traveler with free secure high-speed internet connection and 24-hour security. Experience New Orleans style soul-food @ Jazz Feast, bursting with the flavors of Southern comfort recipes and the ultimate must-eat Penang food. Savor Japanese cuisine @ Kitano, a unique taste of subtle fresh clean flavors and delicate texture. Celebrate smooth jazz, blues, swing, and ragtime @ String & Sax. A perfect jump-start for the fitness-enthusiast, prioritize morning ‘me-time’ with gym and a dip in the infinity pool against a backdrop sea view on the highest floor. Where there is Jazz, there is Life. Jazz is Life!

 

Sea Queen Restaurant at Straits Quay, Penang, has almost 3 decades of background history in providing the best seafood for your dining needs. Overlooking a splendid seafront, the restaurant pampers its diners with freshly caught seafood in its most authentic and delicious ways. The restaurant can accommodate up to 1800 patrons or 180 tables for both indoor and outdoor events including weddings, annual corporate dinners, anniversaries, birthdays or any private functions. To summarize all, the Event Hall can cater up to 50 tables, the Sea Queen Ballroom can cater up to 70 tables, the Straits Quay Convention Centre (SQCC) can cater up to 180 tables, while the Sea Queen Restaurant can easily accommodate up to 35 tables. Recently, the restaurant has launched its new Hong Kong Style Dim Sum Promotion to pamper its diners more from 7.30am until 2.30pm and from 6.00pm until 10.00pm.

The choices of dim sum can be quite extensive with the availability of a variety of dim sum, either steamed, fried or baked to congee, noodles, vegetables and more, starting from a price as low as RM8, excluding the applicable taxes. You can view the items in the ordering chits as below.

If you are there for your brunch at 11.00am or even during dinner time after 6.00pm, you also order some additional dishes to pamper your friends and family members even more. Some of the recommended dishes would include the Deep Fried Squirrel Fish with Special Sauce (RM150+), Braised Prawns in Special Sauce with Bread (RM100+), Hakka Style Pork Belly with Yam (RM50+), Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Lime Ice Cream (RM8+ each), and more.

You could also check out their Wedding Package below.

It’s easy to locate the restaurant as it’s located within the Straits Quay Marina Mall premises. Drive all the way up Jalan Tanjung Tokong until you see Tesco Seri Tanjung Pinang on your right. At the traffic lights, turn right into Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang. Drive all the way until you see the colonial style mall building. Turn into the left of the building and drive straight until the end towards the beach area and you will see the restaurant.

Name: SEA QUEEN RESTAURANT
Address: G3 & 3A, Straits Quay, Seri Tanjung Pinang, Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +6010-404 0299, +6010-405 0299
Website: www.seaqueen.my
Business Hours: 11.00am-2.30pm/6.00pm-10.30pm (Daily), 11.00am-11.00pm (Public Holidays), Dim Sum: 7.30am-2.30pm, 6.00pm-10.00pm (Daily)
GPS: 5.459273, 100.314161

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

For the holy month of Ramadhan this year, Lexis Suites Penang, would be presenting a delicious array of more than 100 dishes Iftar offerings under its “Bazaar Ramadhan, Authentic Malay and Arabic Cuisines” theme. The promotion would be held from 6 May 2019 until 4 June 2019, from 7.00pm until 11.00pm, at a reasonable price of RM98nett per adult and RM68nett per child/senior citizen. During the holy month, all paying diners will be entitled to stand a chance to win exciting daily and month-end lucky draw prizes. For enquiries and reservations, kindly contact 04-628 2888 or email to reservations@lexissuitespenang.com or fbc@lexissuitespenang.com today.

Early bird discounts are also available this year as shown below. In line with the hotel’s effort in contributing back to the community as they would donate RM2 per Ramadhan voucher sold to selected orphanages. Diners can also opt to go for early bird vouchers at a bargain price of RM60nett per adult and RM48nett per child/senior citizen from now until 5 May 2019 using the QR code at the bottom and key in the promo code of LSPRAMADHAN1.

The management has also decided to throw in another surprise during the Ramadhan period. From 6 May 2019 until 4 June 2019, you can also scan the QR code as below with the promo code LSPRAMADHAN2 to entitle to a bargain price of RM80nett per adult and RM58nett per child/senior citizen.  The vouchers can be utilized throughout the month of Ramadhan from 6th May to 4th June. The vouchers are not applicable with any other discounts, promotions, offers or Lexis Privilege Card memberships and are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

On top of that, on the first 2 days of Hari Raya Aidilfitri (5-6 June 2019), guests can dine in a sumptuous buffet lunch from 12.00pm until 3.00pm which will be priced reasonably at RM80nett per adult, RM50nett per child/senior citizen. For in-house guests, they will be entitled with the rate of RM80nett per adult and RM58nett per child/senior citizen during the Ramadan Buffet Dinner, while for the Hari Raya Buffet Lunch, they will be entitled for the rate of RM68nett per adult and RM50nett per child/senior citizen.

To start off your breaking fast, there’s an array of delicious appetizers available such as ulaman dan herba kampung, aneka kerabu, rojak mambo, pasembur or must-have Malay bites like serunding, pulut, ketupat and lemang. There are also assorted kampung pickles, Japanese maki, sashimi, edamame and Indian chicken tandoori, capati with dhall curry to get the variety flavors of taste buds going. This year, the hotel also provided the DIY style of their “Kampung Melayu Bubur Lambuk” with many condiments for you to top-up the broth.

One of the main highlights for the promotion would be the Arabian cuisine corner, specially crafted by the hotel’s Arabian Chef for you to experience the flavors from Middle East. Arabic delights such as sharwarma wrapped with bread, hummus, tabbouleh, mutabbal, lamb kabsa, chicken mandi among others would be available during the buffet dinner. Do also indulge in a piping hot bowl of ‘Gearbox’ Soup to boost up your energy deficit for the day. You could also look out for their other succulent treats like satay, nasi impit as well as the classical kambing golek sprinkled with assorted herbs, all prepared with the chef’s homemade spices and sauces that produce distinct unique tastes.

Signature main dishes include gulai ayam lemak, Lexis style daging rendang, udang rempah cili jagung, ikan tenggiri assam pedas, ketam cili/tomato, paru-paru kicap hitam manis, nasi tomato and many more, all specially crafted for diners to indulge on.

The dessert section is abundant with the availability of local sweets such as biskut almond London, biskut badam coklat, biskut dam aji, ondeh-ondeh, kuih lapis, kuih talam, putu piring, putu mayam, carrot cake with cheese frosting, assorted fresh cut local fruits, chocolate fountain, ice kacang, cendol durian and more to soothe your sweet tooth craving. Of course, you could also enjoy street snacks like goreng pisang, karipap, cekodok pisang, keropok lekor, papadam and good old children snacks such as twisties, mamee and tam-tam.

Note: The hotel has a surau facility at Level 3 for Muslim guests to perform their prayers.

Thanks to the management of Lexis Suites Penang for having us over to have a preview of their Ramadhan Buffet Dinner.

Lexis Suites Penang is located right at the end of Teluk Kumbar before the main road into Gertak Sanggul. In fact, it’s located just next to the Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood (公巴好友海鲜). The Roselle Coffee House is located at level 1 of Lexis Suites Penang. Just walk into the main lobby of the resort and move towards the right side of the lobby and you will see the elevator there. Take the lift to the first floor and you would see the restaurant there.

Name: ROSELLE COFFEE HOUSE @ LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-628 2888
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am-10.30am
All Day Menu: 11.30am-10.30pm
Buffet Menu: 6.30pm-10.30pm
Room Service: 24 hours
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Lexis Hotel Group: Lexis Hotel Group provides discerning leisure and business guests with practical and luxurious accommodations across various properties in Malaysia. It is steadfast in offering professional management services for hotels and resorts, and has successfully built a strong, profitable and visible premier niche brand in the hospitality industry especially in managing award-winning unique water chalets as well as pool villas. The brand currently manages three properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and the iconic Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson. Another upscale property, Lexis Suites Penang, opened for business in the 1st quarter of 2016.
About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offer guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every one of its 222 suites. Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The guestrooms feature two king-sized beds and a host of practical amenities in a spacious enclave, with an awesome view of the sea.

 

The Sigi’s Bar & Grill on the Beach @ Golden Sands Resort, Penang, has started a new menu to tickle the taste buds of diners. Beginning April 2019, the restaurant will launch its new a la carte menu, featuring its own style of casual Italian dining experience by the beach. Diners will get to enjoy an Italian gastronomic tour while taking in the sea breeze on this popular stretch of the Batu Feringgi. The concept behind the new menu showcases traditional farm-to-table Italian dishes, which recreates the fresh-source-to-dining-table approach to cuisine, and it’s a great way to create great dining experiences that embraces family gatherings and encourages the act of sharing dishes around the table with friends and family. For reservations, please call +604-886 1852 or +604-8811 911.

From classic to contemporary dishes, guests can take a bite of Italy how they want it. Starters feature a Traditional Bruschetta, Marinated Mozzas, Calamari Fritti and Antipasti for two. Health-conscious diners can go for the fresh greens. For flexibility, guests may choose to customize their Insalata or Caesar Salad with delectable choices, such as grilled prawns and smoked salmon. Signature soups include Sigi’s Minestrone, Wild, Wild Mushroom and Tomay-to, Tomah-to.

The highlight of the new menu is the Griglia (grill). Diners are given a multitude of scrumptious options for grilled Surf and Turf, such as king tiger prawns, salmon, beef ribeye and lamb rack, to be paired with their choice of homemade sauces, such as Mama’s Secret Chunky Tomato Basil, greens and sides like Polenta Chips and Roasted Potatoes with Italian Herbs.

Casual Italian cuisine would not be complete without pizza and pasta on the menu. Thin-crust Pizza Haven offers crispy crusts with hearty toppings, such as Lady Valtellina, The Godfather, Margherita Baby, and more. Pasta flavors range from Squid Ink Pasta and Spinach Ricotta Ravioli to meat-based options. Classic selections of the mains include Petto di Polio ala Milanese, a beautifully pan-fried chicken breast with crisp fries, fresh garden salad and Cacciucco, a heart-warming seafood stew.

Those seeking sweet endings can look no further than the ‘There is always room for dessert’ selections. An assortment of desserts ranging from sorbets to gelatos, Sigi’s Panna Cotta and the new Not Your Regular Tiramisu featuring a flaky crust and homemade golden fingers is available.

For drinks, guests can select from alcoholic and non-alcoholic quenchers. Italian beverages available include Aperol Spritz, Limoncello Margarita and Bellini. The beverage selection includes Zonin Prosecco DOC, an Italian sparkling wine perfectly paired with Grilled Salmon from the Griglia and an Americano to match a Chocolate Lava Gateau to end the meal on a sweet note. Non-alcoholic options include freshly squeezed juices, tea and coffee.

Sigi’s Bar & Grill is located on the beachfront of Batu Feringgi, facing the Straits of Malacca. It has four dining sections with an ambience for casual dining: an air-conditioned section, a private dining room, a patio section with a view of the garden and the beach, and a semi-open upper deck that can seat 20 persons. The restaurant is open daily from 11.00am to 10.00pm daily. Every Sunday, Sigi’s will feature its popular barbecue complete with grilled cuts, seafood and a whole lamb in the open fire pit by the beach.

The restaurant is just located within the premises of Golden Sands Resort. Drive all the way up towards Batu Ferringhi. When you see the Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa on your right, slow down and watch out for the Golden Sands Resort entrance which is right after the Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa. Park your car at the ample car park there and walk into the main lobby of the resort. Head towards the beach area and you would see Sigi’s Bar & Grill on your right.

Name: SIGI’S BAR & GRILL ON THE BEACH @ GOLDEN SANDS RESORT
Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-886 1852 (Direct Restaurant Line)
Business Hours:
11.00am-6.00pm, 6.30pm-10.00pm (Bar: 11.00am-11.45pm)
GPS: 5.477405, 100.251657

RATING:
Ambience: 9/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Group: Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 90 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 37,000. Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services. Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom. The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.

For those meat lovers out there, E&O Hotel (Eastern & Oriental Hotel) has always been the place for great Eat-All-You-Can Sunday Roast. Initially set up at the heritage wing, it’s now located at the Planters Lounge, Level 6, Victory Annexe. At the moment, it’s set at a promotional price of RM75.40nett per pax (RM88nett per pax from 1 May 2019 onward) from 12.00noon until 3.00pm on every Sundays. It’s a nice relocation as now you could dine comfortably within the lounge or at the al fresco area while enjoying the panoramic scenery of the coastline. Prior reservation is encouraged as it could be rather packed to avoid any disappointment.

There are 3 options to your meat choices such as Roasted Beef, Roasted Stuffed (sage & onions) Chicken Breast and Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder, served with Yorkshire Puddings, Goose Fat Roasted Potatoes, Mushy Peas, various gravy and condiments.

If these are not enough, you would also have a salad corner with a variety of mixed greens plus various dressings. There would also be the Soup of the Day served with fresh bakes from their reputable in-house bakery.

Desserts could be rather simple as there would be some fruit cuts as well as the Dessert of the Day such as Spiced Bread & Butter Pudding, served with Vanilla Custard Sauce, which would be a great way to end a meaty meal.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang (next to Penang Bowl) is located along Lebuh Farquhar. If you are coming from Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah towards Weld Quay, keep to your left immediately after passing by CitiBank. When you see the Penang Bowl building on your left (UMW Toyota opposite), please slow down. Turn left immediately after the Penang Bowl entrance. The E&O Hotel car park is situated just inside the Victory Annexe building. Parking charges would be a maximum of RM6 (weekdays: Monday-Thursday) and RM12 (weekends: Friday- Sunday). You would need to go down to the lobby and take another elevator to the sixth floor of the building.

Name: PLANTERS LOUNGE @ EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL
Address: Level 6, Victory Annexe, 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-222 2000
GPS: 5.423354, 100.336294

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O Hotel) started in the late 1800s when the renowned Armenian Sarkies brothers, Martin and Tigran, settled down in Penang and established the Eastern Hotel in 1884. With its success, they opened another hotel in 1885, the Oriental, on an adjacent piece of land facing the sea. Both combined, these two hotels became the largest hotel in Penang. In 1891, another Sarkies brother, Arshak, joined the business and a large ballroom in 1903. Thus, the E&O became the center of the social life and gaiety of Penang and its surroundings. In 1922, Arshak secured a large plot of land for the hotel which extended its already impressive sea frontage. The land now housed the magnificent Victory Annexe with more rooms, making the property larger with 842-foot seafront, the longest of any hotel in the world.

Today, E&O Hotel still treasures its heritage by retaining its charm and weathered the passage of time with character and grace. Hence, they do have a posh yet affordable English Afternoon Tea daily at RM71.65nett per pax (RM76 nett per pax from 1 May 2019 onward) from 3.00pm until 5.00pm. You will get the experience of having tea time snacks with nice crockery tea set and silverware just like how it was during the colonial days, while overseeing the best view of the Straits of Malacca from its Planters Lounge, Level 6, Victory Annexe building.

For each English Afternoon Tea set, you would have the option to choose the tea of your choice from 16 types of tea, namely Assam Mokalbarie, Irish Whiskey Cream, Earl Grey, Jasmine Gold, Fancy Sencha, Vanilla Roibosh, Mint & Fresh, Raspberry Royal, English Breakfast, Darjeeling Jungpana, Tarry Lapsang, Greenleaf, Morgentau, Pure Chamomile, Verbena and Soft Peach. There will be sugar cubes and fresh milk to tweak your tea to your liking.

As for the finger food, you get to savor some of the best scones in this region, namely the Plain Scone and Raisin Scone, served with their homemade strawberry jam and pineapple jam plus their specially inhouse made clotted cream. Others delicious items on your palate would include Finger Sandwiches (Smoked Salmon Tartare Sandwich, Crab Meat Slaw Sandwich, Corn Fed Chicken Ragout and Truffle Scented Egg, Marinated Tuna Flakes Sandwich, Organic Spinach Quiche and Cucumber, Dill and Cream Cheese Sandwich) and Cake & Tea Pastries (Opera, Fruit Cake, Red Velvet, Fruit Tartlet and Millefeuille)

Here’s a glimpse of the menu for your references. Please click to enlarge for a clearer view.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang (next to Penang Bowl) is located along Lebuh Farquhar. If you are coming from Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah towards Weld Quay, keep to your left immediately after passing by CitiBank. When you see the Penang Bowl building on your left (UMW Toyota opposite), please slow down. Turn left immediately after the Penang Bowl entrance. The E&O Hotel car park is situated just inside the Victory Annexe building. Parking charges would be a maximum of RM6 (weekdays: Monday-Thursday) and RM12 (weekends: Friday- Sunday). You would need to go down to the lobby and take another elevator to the sixth floor of the building.

Name: PLANTERS LOUNGE @ EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL
Address: Level 6, Victory Annexe, 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-222 2000
GPS: 5.423354, 100.336294

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

Many are not aware that you could celebrate your Chinese New Year this year without burning too much on your wallet with the promotions at De Wok & Pan Café @ One Pacific Hotel & Serviced Apartment during this festive season. The café is promoting the Semi-Buffet Lunch (2-4 February 2019 & 7-10 February 2019: 11.30am-2.30pm) at RM28.80nett per pax and Full Buffet Lunch (5&6 February 2019: 11.30am-2.30pm) at RM48.80nett per pax. For more information and reservations, please contact De Wok & Pan Café at +604- 229 3199 now. For the Full Buffet Lunch, any child aged 6 and below can dine for free with one paying adult. To secure your booking, a 50% deposit is required to be paid and early bird would get an additional 10% discount. As for the Semi-Buffet Lunch (regardless of the festive offer), each purchase would be entitled to a stamp and collect 8 stamps to claim a free Semi-Buffet Lunch within a 2-month period.

There would be 3 Main Course options available for your Semi-Buffet Lunch as stated in the poster below.

On top of the selection of your main course, you would also get to enjoy the buffet spreads of soup, salad bar, ice cream, cookies, beverages and more.

You can also check out the menu for the Full Buffet Lunch below.

Here are some of the highlights for the full buffet lunch which inclusive of Thai Mango Kerabu Salad, Five Color Roll Platter, Sze Chwan Soup 红运心欢喜, Deep Fried Fermented Bean Curd Chicken 凤凰展彩堂, Pan Grilled Lamb Cutlet in Mild Pepper Sauce 三羊齐开泰, Crunchy Golden Fried Fish Strips with Citrus Sauce 龙鱼如得水, Wok-Fried Long Cabbage with Three Variety Mushroom 银玉疉满堂, Hot & Fragrance Chili Fried Rice 金沙滚滚来, Golden Fried Tofu with Baby Abalone 新春白玉庭, Fresh Fruit Platter, Jelly in Cup, Variety of Seasonal Cookies, Tong Shui, Coffee, Tea or Fruit Cordial.

The De Wok & Pan Café is located on the left within the premises of the One Pacific Hotel & Serviced Apartment along Jalan Macalister, Penang, and it’s directly opposite the new wing of Loh Guan Lye Specialists’ Centre, Penang. There are ample parking spaces at the front and the back of the building. Take a lift to the first floor and you would see the café cum restaurant there.

Name: DE WOK & PAN CAFE @ ONE PACIFIC HOTEL & SERVICED APARTMENT
Address: 177 Jalan Macalister, 10400 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 7.30am-5.00pm
GPS: 5.419227, 100.317976

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

With the Chinese New Year 2019 barely a month away, what’s the best way to welcome in the Female Brown Earth Pig, the lunar zodiac animal for this year? We could start by indulging in a variety of promotions offered by Lexis Suites Penang this year. There are many packages available such as Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Buffet Dinner, 9-Course Set Dinner or simply enjoy their Prosperous Steamboat Set with your family members and friends. Prices stated are all in nett. For more details and reservations, please call +604-628 2888 or email to reservations@lexissuitespenang.com today.

To start off, you could go for their Prosperous Reunion Buffet Dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year on 4 February 2019 from 6.30pm until 10.30pm for some great and unique selection of delicacies. You would also get to customize your own Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang.

You could also opt for their Prosperous Steamboat Set Dinner, starting 4 February 2019 until 19 February 2019, from 6.30pm until 10.30pm. For all the purchased steamboat set, you would get a complimentary set of Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang. You have the option to choose either two of the soup options such as creamy fish soup, herbal soup, clear soup or tomyam soup. Some of the ingredients for your steamboat would include chicken meat slices, fish fillets, flower crabs, prawns, mushrooms, fish balls, vegetables, noodles and more. Why trouble yourself with all the preparations when you could relax and enjoy your meals and be served like royals at Lexis Suites Penang?

For those planning for a table of 10 persons for the festive gatherings, there are 3 specially created Prosperous 9-Course Set Dinner menus available at Roselle Coffee House, from 4-19 February 2019. They are priced at RM888nett, RM1088nett and RM1388nett respectively. For all the purchased course meals, you would get a complimentary set of Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang.

You could also order their Prosperity Salmon Yee Sang for dine-in or takeaway at RM108nett (10 pax) from 4-19 February 2019 from 11.00am until 10.00pm.

Thanks to the management of Lexis Suites Penang for inviting us over to the wonderful Chinese New Year 2019 food review.

Lexis Suites Penang is located right at the end of Teluk Kumbar before the main road into Gertak Sanggul. In fact, it’s located just next to the Hao You Teluk Kumbar Seafood (公巴好友海鲜). The Roselle Coffee House is located at level 1 of Lexis Suites Penang. Just walk into the main lobby of the resort and move toward the right side of the lobby and you will see the elevator there. Take the lift to the first floor and you would see the restaurant there.

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Name: ROSELLE COFFEE HOUSE @ LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-628 2888
Business Hours:
Breakfast: 6.30am-10.30am
All Day Menu: 11.30am-10.30pm
Buffet Menu: 6.30pm-11.00pm
Room Service: 24 hours
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Lexis Hotel Group: Lexis Hotel Group provides discerning leisure and business guests with practical and luxurious accommodations across various properties in Malaysia. It is steadfast in offering professional management services for hotels and resorts, and has successfully built a strong, profitable and visible premier niche brand in the hospitality industry especially in managing award-winning unique water chalets as well as pool villas. The brand currently manages three properties, namely Lexis, Grand Lexis and the iconic Lexis Hibiscus, all located in Port Dickson. Another upscale property, Lexis Suites Penang, opened for business in the 1st quarter of 2016.
About Lexis Suites Penang: A luxurious resort by the beachfront that stands out as the only hotel on the island which offer guests the luxury of an individual private pool and steam room in every one of its 222 suites. Located at the idyllic Teluk Kumbar, Lexis Suites Penang is about ten minutes’ drive from Penang International Airport. The guestrooms feature two king-sized beds and a host of practical amenities in a spacious enclave, with an awesome view of the sea.

 

What’s the best way to usher in the Year of the Female Brown Earth Pig during this coming Chinese New Year 2019? It would be to feast with family members and friends at reunion dinners with great ambiance and great food! This year, Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, would be promoting a few great deals for all to celebrate the auspicious season. You could call in +604-382 8888 to make your reservations or log in the hassle-free online site to pay in advance and enjoy some discounts.

To start off, they have two packages for the Chinese New Year 2019 – Celebration Prosperous Chinese Course Sets (for both lunch & dinner), namely RM988+ for 8-Course and RM828+ for 6-Course. They also do have the Alcoholic Special Promotion, where you could Buy half dozen (6 bottles) and above of HOUSE WINE and get 20% off of NORMAL PRICE, Buy 2 CARLBERG BARRELS and get the 3rd BARREL on HALF PRICE or Buy 2 glasses free 1 glass of Carlsberg draught beer (320ml per glass), applicable at The Straits Cafe only.

Here are some of the dishes available for both courses such as CHEF SPECIAL 5 COMBINATIONS (from 8-Course) which consisted of Mushroom Roll with Fatt Choy Sauce, Fragrant Crunchy Fish Finger, Stir-Fried Pacific Clam with XO Sauce, Breaded Golden Shrimp and Sesame Coral Flower Jellyfish, SEAFOOD TREASURE CHOWDER WITH ABALONE SLICE & FISH LIP (鲍你好势又发财 – from 6-Course), DEEP-FRIED BONELESS CHICKEN BBQ SAUCE (鸿运香脆鸡 – from 6-Course), DEEP-FRIED FIVE SPICE GARLIC PRAWNS SAUCE (嘉官皆进爵 – from 8-Course), STEAMED RED SNAPPER WITH AROMATIC THAI APPLE SAUCE 财运丰收庆有余 – from 6-Course), STEAMED LOTUS LEAF FRIED WITH DRIED & BLACK MUSHROOM (百子千孙齐丰收 – from 8-Course), and more.

You could also enjoy their Chinese New Year Eve Reunion Buffet Dinner (4 February 2019) from 7.00pm to 10.00pm at The Straits Cafe and Lounge. Priced at RM98+ (Adult) and RM68+ (Child aged 4-12), there’s the offer of 15% off for early bird with FULL PAYMENT before 31st January 2019 for the total payment.

Here are some of the buffet items you would get during the promotion. Some of the items are APPETIZER (Tuna & Pasta Salad, Kerabu Chicken Feet With Mango), COLD CUT PLATTER (Smoked Duck Platter), MAIN COURSE (Fried Noodles with Seafood, Stir Fried Green Shell Mussel with Turmeric Sauce, Broccoli & Cauliflower with Pacific Clam, Chinese Herbal Chicken), DESSERTS (Chocolate Tart, Gui Ling Gao Jelly in Bowl, Baked Egg Tartlet, Red Velvet cake), and more.

You could also check out their Prosperous Chinese New Year Yee Sang Galore (Dine-in & Takeaways), which would be available from 20 January 2019 (Sunday) until 19 February 2019 (Tuesday), from 12.00pm to 10.00pm. Two sizes is available at RM108+ (Large: 8-10 pax) or RM88+ (Medium: 3-6 pax). A minimum deposit of RM50nett is required with 3 days advance order.

Getting to the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel won’t be hard as it’s just located next to the Megamall Shopping Complex at Bandar Perai Jaya. If you are coming from the island via the 1st Penang Bridge, just look out for the second exit on your left upon reaching the mainland. Drive all the way via Jalan Baru until you reach the 1st traffic lights. Turn left into Jalan Perai Jaya 1 and you can see Ixora Hotel at the junction of Jalan Baru/Jalan Perai Jaya 1. Drive straight for about 10m and you can see the basement car park on your left. Park your car and go up Level 1 and you can see the café & lounge there.

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Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL
Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-382 8888
Business Hours: 6.00am-10.00am (breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.00pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 8/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8.5/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

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