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The Iconic Hotel Penang has outshone many others again this year by being the first in the region to convert its car park into a comfortable venue for diners to break their fast in a cool air-conditioned environment. Moreover, you will also be entertained by a live band. With the theme of “Luxurious Middle East”, the Cita Rasa Warisan promotion is priced at RM78+ per adult and RM39+ per child (6-12 years old)/senior citizen (60 years old and above) from 7.00pm until 10.00pm, from 6 May 2019 until 3 June 2019. The hotel would be contributing RM1 from each adult purchase to charity. For reservations, please call +604-505 9988 to make your reservations. There would also be a special promotion of RM68+ for each adult purchase if you booked by 12 May 2019. Terms & conditions apply. For reservations, please call +604-505 9988 to make your reservations.

For appetizer, salad and soup, you could check out the section for various choices starting with various crackers in tins, fresh greens, Ulam-Ulam Kampong, Ikan-ikan Masin, not forgetting various soups such as Soto Ayam, Tomyam Seafood, Sup Daging Utara, Bubur Lambuk and more.

As for main dishes, some of the highlights would include their Dajaj Mashwi (Arabian Grilled Chicken), Beef Tagine with Chickpea, Ketam Masak Lemak, Kepah Masak Paprik, Nasi Kabsa, Nasi Tomato and more.

The action stalls have some interesting items which could be really delicious, namely Kambing Golek, Satay, Asam Laksa, Char Koay Teow, Ikan Goreng Bawal, Shawarma and so on.

Desserts could be quite an abundance with choices such as local kuih-muih, assorted cakes, Bubur Durian, Bread Pudding, Lai Chi Kang, jellies, puddings and more.

Check out the menu available for the buffet dinner during the promotional period as below.

Iconic Hotel Penang is located at Icon City, opposite of Juru Autocity. Just use the North-South Expressway towards south and upon reaching the traffic lights to Juru Autocity, turn left into Jalan Kebun Nenas until you see the Petron petrol kiosk on your left. Turn left into the road before the petrol kiosk, Lorong Nenas. Drive on and you can see the hotel on your right. Park your car at the hotel’s car park as it could be rather hard to find public parking space during peak period. Parking rate is RM3 for the first 2 hours and RM2 for each subsequent hour. The venue of the buffet dinner is located at Level 6 of the building.

Name: 6TH FLOOR CAR PARK @ ICONIC HOTEL PENANG
Address: 71 Jalan Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-505 9988
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.342106, 100.432846
Promotion Period: 6 May 2019 – 3 June 2019
Price: RM78+/pax (Adults), RM39+/pax (Child/Senior Citizen)

RATING:
Ambience: 9/10 (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: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Iconic Hotel Penang: Iconic Hotel is owned by Iconic Group of Companies, one of the successful property developments based in Penang. In the past two years, Iconic Hotel has won up to 9 awards including CTrip Chinese Preferred Hotel, Tripadvisor, Agoda.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Luxury New Hotel, Luxury Design Hotel and Travel and Hospitality award winner. Iconic Hotel located in the heart of Icon City Bukit Mertajam, one of the hottest and lively areas at Mainland Penang, Iconic Hotel is accessible within 5 minutes from Juru Toll Plaza and 10 minutes from Penang Bridge. The 195 stylishly designed rooms are to deliver an “Impressive, Incomparable and Inspiring” experience with its three unique themes – Modern, Urban and Contemporary. All rooms are equipped with a 40-inch LED TV, stylish workspace with high-speed internet access, safe deposit box, minibar, digital health machine and coffee and tea-making facilities with Harney & Sons Teabags and Segafredo capsule. Iconic Hotel also has 5 function rooms which can accommodate up to 400 guests, 1 conference room, business centre, and 1 VIP dining room. The hotel recognized the need of a healthy lifestyle with leisure services such as swimming pool, 24 hours’ gym and sauna are available for guests to rejuvenate after a long tiring day. When we say we make our guests stay ICONIC, that also extends to looking after their broader needs for their travels in the modern age. We are committed to providing our guests with the best premium facilities. The new BMW i-Charging and SOCAR Facilities as a new milestone for the hotel. The hotel has 2 F&B outlets offering a wide selection of flavours. Mezza 9, an all-day dining restaurant which serves variety cuisines for buffets and ala-carte menu. Crumbles & Cream, a café offering pastries, coffee ice cream and other delicious desserts.

Jazz Feast Restaurant at Jazz Hotel Penang has recently unveiled its latest promotion – Jazzy Sunday Brunch Buffet, a specially curated buffet spread filled with the very best of local and international cuisines. The promotion would be exclusively available on every Sundays from 12.00noon to 2.30pm. It’s priced at RM68nett (adult) and RM48nett (Senior Citizen: 65 years & above/Child: 4-11 years). Child below the age of 3 is entitled to dine for free. Terms and conditions apply. Prior reservations are advised to avoid any disappointment. For any inquiry or reservation, please contact +60 4 375 3333.

From hot and cold appetizers to local favorites such as assorted crackers like Papadom, Keropok Ikan, Keropok Udang and Keropok Sayur will bring back memories of a simpler time. Of course, they would be the section for cold-cuts and salads for those health-conscious diners.

As for main dishes, do expect eight chafing dishes of Western, Malay and Oriental hot dishes to such as Fish Curry with Okra, Mussels in Spicy Tomato Coulis Gravy, Beef Stroganoff and more.

The Live Action Kitchen aka Jazz Kitchen is one place you should head to for more favorites such as Satay, Roti Jala & Murtabak Ayam with sides of Chicken Curry and Pickled Onion, not forgetting the well-loved Pasta Station featuring the 4 different types of pasta and sauce. There’s also the Auto Sham stall within the kitchen to serve you with Chinese classics such as Steamed Dim Sum and Pao. The main highlight would be their addictive bowl of Nyonya Lemak Laksa, a recipe perfected over generations courtesy of their Executive Chef.

To end your meal with some sweet desserts, there are many available such as the Penang Famous Teow Chew Cendol, Ais Kacang, Assorted Nyonya Kuih, four types of ice cream with condiments and an assorted of jelly in a cup, along with an assortment of cakes and mixed tropical fruits.

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 RESTAURANT @ 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 a 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-starts 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!

 

With the appointment of Chef Rizal Masir, a chef with more than 25 years of culinary experiences, locally and overseas, as the resort’s Executive Sous Chef, you would get surely get a boosted-up dining experiences at the Golden Sands Resort. You would also get to experience his culinary skills using the freshest ingredients, herbs and spices available to pep up sumptuous local dishes in the current Selera Kampung Buffet Dinner Promotion. The promotion is priced at RM98nett per adult and RM49nett per child from 6.00pm until 10.00pm on every Monday until Saturday, excluding eve of public holidays and public holidays. The good news is, there would be a BUY-ONE-FREE-ONE offer for Monday until Thursday for all adults. Senior citizens would get a 40% off from the actual price on Friday and Saturday. Terms & conditions apply. The hotel would also contribute RM2 per purchase to charity. For reservations, please call +604-886 1911 (Direct Restaurant Line).

You would be expecting Appetizers and Salads such as Ulam-Ulam Tempatan (Petai, Timun, Tomato, Daun Ceylon,Ulam Raja,Terung Pipit, Kacang Botol, Jering, Daun Pegaga ,Ulam Rebus, Terung, Jantung Pisang, Kacang Panjang, Pucuk Ubi, Pucuk Gajus, Nangka dll), Salad Segar dan 3 jenis Dressing), Kerabu Ayam, Kerabu Sotong, Kerabu Taugeh, Chinese Salad, Sides such as Tempeh Sambal, Serunding Kangkung, Paceri Nenas, Acar Buah,Acar Rampai, Jelatah & Mango Chutney, Gado-Gado, Pickles and Condiments such as Jeruk Mangga, Jeruk Betik, Jeruk Kelubi, Jeruk Cermai, Jeruk Pala, Jeruk Halia, Jeruk Kedondong, Jeruk Kundang,Jeruk Jambu Air, Sambal Bajak, Sambal Belacan, Sambal Tomato, Sambal Goreng Berlada, Sambal Tempoyak, Cencaluk, Budu, Various Crackers and Salted Fish such as Keropok Ikan, Keropok Udang, Keropok Sayur, Keropok Lekor, Keropok Melinjau, Ikan Masin Kurau, Ikan Masin Tenggiri Jeruk, Ikan Kembung Masin, Ikan Masin Sepat, Ikan Gelama Kering, Garing-garing, Telur Masin. On top of that, you would also get Lemang, Lemang Pulut Hitam & Ketupat Daun Palas, Serunding Daging dan Rendang Pedas, plus Pasembut (Cucur Sayur, Telor Rebus, Timun, Sengkuang, Kentang, Bebola Ikan, Kepingan Ikan, Sosej, Isi Ketam), Mee Ayam dan Wantan Goreng.

The Main Dishes would include Cili Ketam, Kambing Maisore, Ayam Panggang Bumbu Bali, Beef with Dry Chili and Cashew Nuts, Crispy Catfish in Garlic Soya, Taugeh Goreng Ikan Masin, Dhalca Sayur, Kueh Teow Mamak, Nasi Puspasari, Nasi Jagung, Nasi Kukus Daun Pandan, Sup ‘Gear Box’, Nasi Briyani Tulang Rawan.

There would also be various grills outdoor at the garden, namely Kambing Panggang Bawang Putih with condiments such as Air Assam, Pudina Krim Masam, Acar Bawang Ros, Ayam ‘Pasu’, Panggang Ikan (Kembong, Pari, Selar, Cencaru, Tenggiri, Kerang, Sotong with condiments such as Air Assam, Cili Kicap dan Sambal Mentah.

As for Desserts to end the meal, you would be expecting items such as Tapai Ubi, Kek Pisang, Talam Ubi, Kuih Lapis, Buah Melaka, Ketayap, Onde-Onde, Puteri Ayu, Kuih Gelang, Kuih Bahulu, Sajian Kek dan Manisan Barat, Bubur Sumsum, Pengat Nangka, Buah Kurma, Pilihan Biskut dan Kuih Raya, Jeli Buah-Buahan, Puding Gula Hangus, Buah-Buahan, Ais Batu Campur, Cendol dan Ais Krim (3 perisa), Teh Tarik dan Kopi Tarik, Mata Kucing, Jus Kurma, Sirap Selasih.

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 left side of the lobby and you would see the Garden Café there.

Name: GARDEN CAFE @ GOLDEN SANDS RESORT
Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-886 1911 (Direct Restaurant Line)
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm (Ala Carte: 6.30am-11.00pm)
GPS: 5.477405, 100.251657

RATING:
Ambience: 9/10 (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: 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 the holy month of Ramadan 2019, Spice Brasserie @ The Light Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Penang, would be serving Khazanah Sajian Nusantara Ramadan Buffet Dinner from 8 May 2019 until 4 June 2019 from 7.00pm until 10.00pm. The prices would be at RM110nett per pax (adult) and RM88nett per pax (child & senior citizen). For reservations and enquiries, please contact +604-382 1111 or email to info@thelighthotelpg.com

Note: You would also be entertained by the Ar Rayyan Band with a medley of Arabic, Malay’s oldies and contemporary music nightly. For the convenience of all Muslim guests, The Light Hotel Penang has made conducive arrangements for separate male and female prayer rooms with Imam for Tarawih prayer too.

On top of that, there would also be two more promotions available at Flavor@3, Level 3 of the hotel, such as the Biryani Dome Set, comprises of Biryani Rice, Ayam Bawang, Kambing Kari Pekat, Sambal Sotong, Egg Kurma/Dalca, Sayur Goreng Masala accompanied with a serving of kurma, desserts, a jar of beverage of the day for a minimum of 6 persons at RM50nett per person or the A La Santai Buffet Dinner with a feast of mouth-watering array of our local favourites with stall concept at the air-alfresco dining area of Garden Terrace @ Level 3 at RM88nett per pax (adult) and RM68nett per pax (child & senior citizen).

There are also other customized packages available. Private Ramadan Meeting Package starts from RM90nett per person. Ramadan Room package from RM230+ which is inclusive of breakfast/sahur for 2 persons and from RM380+ which is inclusive of breakfast/sahur and Ramadan Buffet Dinner for 2 persons. Terms & conditions apply. For Group Berbuka Puasa gatherings of 100 persons or more, the hotel could offer specially tailored buffet menus for those interested in organizing private or special get-togethers during the festive month of Ramadan. The Hotel would be able to arrange for events to take place at the pillar-free The Light Grand Ballroom that seats over 1,200 persons, or in any of the other function rooms. Buffet menus are priced from RM90nett onwards depending on the menu selections.

The dishes presented by The Light Hotel Penang during their Ramadan Buffet has always impressed me with their creativity and innovation to come out with something unique yearly to pamper its guests. This year, you would get to savor home-style dishes from the various states in Malaysia with the main highlight being the Minangkabau dishes from Negeri Sembilan. The Kitchen team would arrange more than 170 dishes which would include 6 live action stalls, 2 types of carving, 6 types of Gulai Kawah, up to 20 main dishes, 2 types of savory rice, and more than 15 types of desserts to get your saliva dripping from the minute you stepped into Spice Brasserie.

Let’s have a tour on what are the items available for your Ramadan buffet dinner experiences. We would start off with Salad, Appetizer, Soup, Selection of Breads & Rolls including Roti Benggali, Grill Station, Roast and ‘live’ action station such as carvery, noodles, deep-fry, Indian Station, Chinese Station as well as Western favorites that will certainly satisfy your palate. Perennial favorites of Nasi Impit drizzled with sweet peanut sauce, and Lemang accompanied with Serunding and delicious rendang will be part of the arrays too. Wide variety or traditional salads or locally known as ulam, a popular main dish in traditional Malay villages and a variety of aromatic spicy sambal to give it that extra zing.

The main menu would be rotated daily throughout the Ramadan month with flavourful cuisines comprising of the key highlight such as Lamb ‘Percik Minang” (Kambing Percik Minang), Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin (Daging Lembu Tenderloin Dengan Salutan Kopi Istimewa), Chilli Crab (Ketam Bercili), Field Beans & Drumstick Salted Fish Curry (Kari Ikan Masin Dengan Kacang Bidang & Murunggai), Duck Egg Bird’s Eye Chilli Coconut Gravy (Telur Itik Masak Lemak Cili Padi), Hot & Spicy Assam Stingray (Ikan Pari Asam Pedas), Beef Rendang “Nogori” (Rendang Daging Nogori), Pineapple with Dried Shrimp in Sweet-Spicy Coconut Curry (Pajeri Nenas Udang Kering), Lamb Keema in Pita Bread (Kambing Keema Dengan Roti Pita), Gearbox Soup (Sup Tulang Daging) and special Lamb Char Koay Teow (Koay Teow Kambing). A must-try for Minangkabau dishes among others, Daging Rendang Nogori, Gulai Lemak Nanas Ikan Talang Masin, Sambal Gesek, Gulai Pisang Muda, Gulai Pucuk Ubi Ikan Bilis, Gulai Ikan Sembilang Salai, Gulai Daging Salai Pucuk Ubi & Terung Telunjuk and more.

To completing the Ramadan culinary journey, sink into the sweet stuff, the dessert assortments of more than 50 types, including traditional Malay Kuih-Muih such as Kuih Seri Muka, Karipap Pusing, Lepat Pisang, Tapai Ubi, Apam Kelapa Kuih Bahulu, Kuih Tiram and Jeli kelapa are among some of the desserts along with our famous Bread & Butter Pudding, Warm Apple Crumble, Bubur Durian with Roti Benggali, a host of sliced and whole seasonal local fruits, cakes and cookies. Do not forget to check out their Teh Tarik section, where you would get to savor one of the best beverages in this region.

Moreover, the hotel would also be collaborating with Merry Me, an ice cream parlor with “Malaysian Inspired Ice Cream” since 2016, to have a stall at the lobby to sell their signature ice creams at RM8.90nett per scoop. Do check out two of their signature flavors such as Gula Melaka and Salted Egg Cookies & Cream.

Thanks to the management of The Light Hotel Penang for having us over for the review.

The Light Hotel is located along Lebuh Tenggiri 2 at Seberang Jaya, Penang. Upon entering the main entrance of the hotel, just drive around to find your parking space at the front of the premises. Walk into the lobby of the hotel and you can see Spice Brasserie on your left.

SPICE BRASSERIE @ THE LIGHT HOTEL PENANG
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.30am-11.00am (Breakfast), 12.00pm-2.30pm (Set Lunch), 7.00pm – 10.30pm (Set Dinner)
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951

RATING:
Ambience: 8/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 9/10 (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 The Light Hotel: The Light Hotel Penang is wholly owned and managed by The Light Hotel (M) Sdn Bhd. It is located within a fast-developing industrial area of Seberang Jaya, Penang. The 5-star Hotel offers a luxury resort-style experience with a total of 303 rooms of 6 different categories. Its private and fully equipped meeting facilities and boardrooms offer high class stylish business environments which cater to all business needs. Meet your partners or hold your business gatherings in the comfort of our function rooms. Expand the possibilities in fascinating surrounding and ultra-modern interior of The Light Grand Ballroom with 1200 banquet seating or choose from any of the 12 other meeting rooms that caters for a small intimate affair to larger scale events. Opt for a casual all-day dining at Spice Brassiere or an exquisite experience at Flavour@3 that caters for in-door and Al fresco style dining whereas Lumino Lounge serves refined food and beverages as well as fine cigar brands. The beautiful outdoor landscaped swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna room, yoga studio, kid’s playroom, are namely some of the facilities on the 3rd floor, whereas the Spa is located on the Mezzanine floor. The Light Hotel Penang represents the perfect combination of luxurious destination of Delightful Mix of Business and Comfort for a truly unique experience. Visit www.thelighthotelpg.com for more information.

 

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)

 

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