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Meat lovers would be happy as The Glasshouse @ The Prestige Hotel, Penang, has just launched its Saturday Dinner and Sunday Lunch Hot Roast Buffet yesterday. The Saturday Hot Roast Buffet Dinner is priced at only RM68+ (adult) and RM58+ (senior citizen) from 7.00pm until 10.00pm on every Saturdays, whereas the Sunday Hot Roast Buffet Lunch is priced at only RM58+ (adult) and RM48+ (senior citizen) from 12.00pm until 2.30pm on every Sundays. You could just add an additional RM50+ for free flow of beer and wine. The restaurant could be rather packed, thus prior reservation is recommended to avoid any disappointment. Please contact +604-217 5888 (Ext. 8024) for reservations.

Basically, there would be 2 main meat options on rotation at the carving station each weekend such as Roasted Herb Whole Chicken, Roasted Beef Sirloin or Roasted Lamb Leg, served with mini Yorkshire puddings, various gravy and condiments.

There would be more dishes available such as DIY salad toss, mixed salad, soup of the day with Cajun sticks and assorted bread slices, starch of the day, fruits and desserts as well as hot and cold beverages.

Here are the dishes at a glance on a typical buffet day.

The Glasshouse is located at the front facade of The Prestige Hotel, Penang, with various cubicle spaces for you to enjoy your meals. There are ample parking spaces within the hotel as well as along the roadside of Gat Lebuh Gereja.

Name: THE GLASSHOUSE @ THE PRESTIGE HOTEL
Address: 8 Gat Lebuh Gereja (Church Street Ghaut), 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-217 5888 (Ext. 8024)
GPS: 5.416087, 100.343313

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: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

 

To welcome in the 2020 Year of the White Yang Metal Rat, Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel, Penang, with its Executive Chef, Chef Alex Leong, and his skillful culinary team would be crafting a delectable array of sumptuously delicious Chinese New Year menu, guaranteed to whet your appetite. Do check out the Family Reunion Buffet Package on 24 January 2020 at RM138nett per person and Chinese New Year Day 1 & 2 Buffet Lunch & Dinner at RM98nett and RM118nett respectively. Senior citizens aged above 60 years old would get a special 25% off, while children aged 6-12 years old would get a 50% off from the published price. For more information and reservations, contact Eastin Hotel Penang at +604-612 1111 or you can also email at info.pg@eastin.com or log in to the website www.eastin.com

No reunion dinner is complete without some Fortune Yee Sang with condiments and dressing, topped with freshly cut salmon sashimi. You could also dine majestically with their specially concocted Emperors Twin Dome (Poon Choi and Yook Poon), follows by palate cleansing appetizers such as Baby Octopus Salad with Spicy Jellyfish or perhaps some White Tuna Tataki with Citrus Dressing, while there would be more seafood-on-ice offerings such as Tiger Prawns, Scallops, N.Z Half Shell Mussel or Half Shell Oyster with condiments. Even their creamy bowl of Pumpkin Cream Soup infused with Lemongrass or a piping hot bowl of Szechuan Seafood Soup, would boost up your appetite to even feast more. Some of the highlights would include Roasted Lamb Leg with Parmesan Herb Crust and Mongolian Sauce, Rock Salt Baked Seabass infused with Traditional Chinese Herbs, Green Tea Dan Dan Noodles with Chicken Ragout with a local twist inspired by Penang’s very own famous Hokkien Mee broth, Mung Bean Jelly with Szechuan Pepper Sesame Sauce, Peking Duck Roll and more.

To finish off your imperial feasting, do check out Chef Alex Leong’s famous Japanese Cheese Cake that would melt in your mouth. There would also be some traditional classic desserts such as Sesame Ball, Tao Fu Fa with Brown Sugar, Mochi, and Double Boil Peach Gum with Red Dates.

There would also be a Chinese New Year Bazaar on 19 January 2020, from 9.30am until 3.30pm for you to grab some of your festive necessities. Do check out their 15% off code for their Sunday Brunch too.

On top of that, do visit them on 5 February 2020, 8.00am to experience the extraordinary Lion Dance Performance by an award-winning troupe.

Other ongoing promotions are as shown below.

Thanks to the management of Eastin Hotel Penang for inviting us to the CNY preview. Heng ar! Ong ar! Huat ar!

The Swez Brasserie is located at the ring wing of Eastin Hotel, Penang (next to Queensbay Mall). If you are coming from Georgetown towards Bayan Lepas Free Trade Zone via Bayan Lepas Expressway, do watch out for the Pulau Jerejak signboard (leading to Pulau Jerejak jetty). Ignore the turning and drive on to the next left junction. Turn left into Jalan Aziz Ibrahim and drive on until you reach a roundabout. Drive on until you see a big Eastin Hotel signboard at the first right junction. Turn right and drive on. Park your car at the basement car park. Take a lift to the first floor of the lobby and you would see the restaurant there.

Name: SWEZ BRASSERIE @ EASTIN HOTEL
Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-612 1128
Business Hours: 12.00pm-2.30pm (Lunch), 6.30pm-10.00pm (Dinner)
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345

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: 7.5/10 (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)

About Eastin Hotel Penang: Eastin Hotel Penang is a contemporary International business class hotel. Strategically located within the integrated waterfront development of Queensbay, Eastin Penang is adjacent to Queensbay Mall. Its superb location is minutes’ drive away from the Penang International Airport and the iconic Penang Bridge as well as within the vicinity of the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. It features 328 meticulously decorated guest rooms and suites, facing the shimmering blue sea and the verdant green hills of Pulau Jerejak, home to tropical rainforest that is over 130 million years old. For more information, please visit www.eastin.com

 

Kopitiam @ Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang would be pepping a selection of sumptuous buffet dinner dishes to pamper you during the coming festive celebrations, namely on 2019 Christmas Eve and this 2020 New Year Eve, from 6.30pm onward. The Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner is priced at RM98nett (adult) and RM78nett (child), whereas the New Year Eve Buffet Dinner is priced at RM118nett (adult) and RM88nett (child). It’s advisable to make you’re your advance booking via +604-263 3161 (Ext. 246) to avoid any disappointment.

There main highlights for the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner would surely be their Roast U.S. Tom Turkey and Turkey Meat Loaf, served with Giblet Sauce, Cranberry Sauce and Rosemary Sauce. You could also get to savor their Roots Vegetables Soup with Dry Scallops, topped with Croutons. Some of the notable main dishes would include Deep Fried Prawns with Salted Egg & Herbs, Nestum Fish with Cheezy Mayonnaise, Mutton Rendang and more. There would also be an abundant of Christmas Cakes and Cookies to end your meal.

The New Year Eve Buffet Dinner would consist of a mixture of BBQ meat and seafood plus delicious hawker food. Do check out on their delicious Nyonya-Style Kapitan Chicken Curry, Braised Fish Maw with Giant Octopus, Half Shell Green Mussel Au Gratin, Panggang Whole Sea Perch with Air Asam, Char Koay Teow, Laksa Kahwin and more. The Laksa Kahwin is a combination of assam extract and coconut milk, which is a dish not to be missed.

There are also two ongoing “Stay & Dine” promotions this festive season. Do check them out as below.

Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang is located right in the heart of Georgetown. The entrance to the car park is at Level 2 of the hotel. Keep to your right when your see the Petron petrol kiosk as the entrance is right after the hotel. Do take note of the small sign. Just follow the sign within the car park premises and take the elevator to Level 1 of the building. Kopitiam @ Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang is just next to the hotel’s reception counter.

Name: KOPITIAM @ BAYVIEW HOTEL GEORGETOWN PENANG
Address: Level 1, 25-A, Farquhar Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-263 3161 (Ext. 246)
Business Hours: 6.30am-1.00am
GPS: 5.421963, 100.335973

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: 9/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

About Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang: In the heart of Penang Island’s vibrant capital, the Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang combines contemporary style with an enviable central setting. You can relax in one of 340 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, and host distinguished events in sophisticated boardrooms and an elegant ballroom. The open-air Sky Bar is the perfect place to sip a cocktail as you take in panoramic rooftop views from one of the best nightspots in Penang. The hotel is ideally set for business or leisure. Our extensive meeting and events facilities are complemented by high-tech equipment and free WiFi throughout. The Lobby Lounge serves drinks and snacks by day, while in the evening it’s the place to enjoy live music over crafted cocktails or a chilled glass of wine. Airy Kopitiam serves local specialties like classic Malay fish curries, as well as signature Western cuisine. In the rooftop Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant, you can savor an international buffet every evening while enjoying views across Georgetown and the Straits of Malacca.

 

By now everyone should know that Sarkies @ E&O Hotel (Eastern & Oriental Hotel) has the reputation of pampering its diners with great choices for their buffet spreads and this year it’s the best one would expect for their Christmas Eve 2019 Buffet Dinner. Other than being served with international and local cuisines, more delicious yet classic Christmas dishes and desserts would be added to the spreads, making the festive experiences even more joyous and memorable. The promotion would be held on 24 December 2019 from 6.30pm until 10.00pm with live band performances. Prices are as stated in the poster below.

Some of the main highlights of the buffet would include Starters (Chilled Green Tea Soba Noodles Served with Poached Chicken, Green Beans, Nuts, Seeds and Tahini Ponzu Dressing, Salad Nicoise with Grilled Sabah Tuna, Thai Glass Noodle Salad with Poached Seafood, Roast Chat Potatoes with Glazed Pear, Roquefort Cheese and Walnut Salad, Sous Vide Fennel and Orange Quinoa Salad, Pomegranate, Yoghurt Dressing, Baby Spinach Leaf, Homemade Marinated Salmon Side Fresh Dill and Lemon Wedges, Semi-Cooked Scallops Topped With Herb and Tomato Salsa, Galantine of Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Sushi and Sashimi with Condiments, Daily Catch Seafood on Ice with Dressings and Condiments (Lime Wedges, Lemon Wedges, Tabasco, Wasabi, Cocktail Sauce, Kikkoman), Soup served with Selection of Breads, Butter, Olive Oil and Balsamic (Creamy Smoked Salmon, Leek & Potato Soup, Classic French Onion Soup with Croutons), Fish Cartoccio served with Fennel, Mushroom, Spinach, Tomato, Basil, Rosemary, Homemade Meatballs served with Mint and Rosemary Tomato Concasse, Oven Baked Rib Eye with Chef Special Marinade served with Sauce and Condiments (Cranberry Jelly, Giblet Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce, Roasted Garlic Sauce, Mint Sauce, Rosemary Sauce, English Mustard, Horseradish, Mashed Potato, Wood Oven Roasted Vegetables with Peso, Potato Pumpkin Gratin and Yorkshire Puddings), Roast Turkey served with Sauce and Condiments (Cranberry Jelly, Giblet Sauce, Sauté Brussels Sprout, Apple Chestnut Stuffing, Braised Red Cabbage), Selection of Main Course (Fragrant Pilaf Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts, Oven Roasted Marinated Chicken with Fennel, Onion, Tomato and Thyme, Lamb Osso Bucco with Root Vegetables, Slow Braised Beef with Beans Ragout, Mixed Seafood Lasagna, Mixed Vegetables with Herbs Butter, Aglio Olio with Roasted Vegetables, and maybe more)

The desserts served this year are of premium quality as always and the best news is that all the desserts are with the right amount of sweetness to send your sweet tooth craving for more without the fear of increasing your waistline. Cool right? Haha! Some of the dessert highlights are Strawberry Bavaroise, Chocolate Pear Chiboust Crème Tart, Morello Cherry Gateau, Fresh Wild Berries Flan, Chocolate Mousse in Shot Glass, Strawberry and Raspberry Jello, Crème Brulee, Christmas Fruit Cake, Mince Pies, Chocolate Yule Log, Pistachio Opera, Butterscotch Banana Cream Torte, Raspberry Chocolate Mille Feulle, Vanilla Mango Panna Cotta, Mont Blanc, Gingerbread/Panettone, Christmas Log Sensations, Berries Éclair, Framboise Crunch Feulle Bavaroise, Financier with Wild Berries, Lemon Tart, Assorted Chocolate Santa, Macaron Tower, Chocolate Bar, Gingerbread Man with Candy Hook, and maybe more.

There are also some Christmas items for your purchases to make your celebration filled with more festive moods. Here’s the order form for your reference. Please call up +604-222 2000 (Ext. 3602) to make your order. All orders must be made at least 3 days in advance with the necessary payment.

You could also view their other ongoing promotions from their website for November & December 2019.

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)

Name: SARKIES @ EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL
Address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 604-222 2000
GPS: 5.423624, 100.334988

RATING:
Ambience: 8.5/10 (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)

SEA & GRILL BUFFET DINNER AT CAFÉ JEN @ HOTEL JEN PENANG

Posted by crizlai On October - 24 - 2019

With the new appointment of Executive Chef, Chef Mohd Afifi bin Abu Bakar, Café Jen at Jen Hotel Penang has revamped its buffet dinners to be multi-cuisine range, with some twists in the traditional flavors, infused with global influences. The hotel’s current promotion Sea & Grill Buffet Dinner would be available from 1 November 2019 onward on Fridays and Saturdays, from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. The buffet is priced at RM120nett (adult), RM90nett (senior citizen) and RM60nett (child). Golden Circle members would get an additional 25% savings. For reservations or enquiries, please call +604-262 2622 or send an email to fb.hjp@hoteljen.com

To start off, you can check out the appetizer, salad and seafood on ice section with some cheeky yet tasty Amuse Bouche, cold cuts, and various crustaceans of the day, such as snow crab leg, tiger prawns, yabbies, crabs and slipper lobsters.

The main dishes would consist of Malaysia’s all-time favorites as well as some international menus. The highlights would include dished such as Stir-Fried Chilli Crab, Mussel in Nam Heong Style, Oatmeal Butter Prawns, Sotong Sumbat Masak Lemak Cili Api, Slipper Lobster in Rendang Style, Assam Pedas Ekor, Mutton Dalcha Curry, Ayam Goreng Berempah, Sotong Masak Pitong, Barbequed Texas Beef Short Ribs, Braised Lamb Shank Osso Buco, Baked Oysters and more.

The action and carving section can be quite unique as it serves one of the best grills and fritters as well as local street food. Do check out their delicious Whole Baked or Oven Roasted Fish and Slow Roast US Spare Ribs or Leg of Lamb. Some of the street food options would include Nyonya Curry Laksa, Penang Assam Laksa and Mee Kuah Udang.

No buffet is complete without the dessert section to soothe your sweet tooth. Choices would include a wide selection of pastries, ice-cream and tropical fruits. Chocolate lovers can indulge in the milky chocolate fountain with skewers of fruits, marshmallows, and sweet condiments.

You can check out the menu for the Friday and Saturday Menu as below:

Hotel Jen Penang is located along Jalan Magazine just next to the iconic Kompleks Tunku Abdul Razak (KOMTAR). Just walk into the main lobby of the hotel and you can see the Café Jen at the most left side of the hotel.

Name: CAFÉ JEN @ HOTEL JEN PENANG
Address: Jalan Magazine, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 6.00am-11.00pm
Contact: +604-262 2622
GPS: 5.413622, 100.330153

RATING:
Ambience: 7.5/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7.5/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 7.5/10 (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 Hotel Jen: Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, one of the world’s premier hotel owners and operators, currently manages over 100 hotels globally in 75 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Catering to immersive explorers so they can seize the stay, the Hotel Jen brand delivers quality, comfort and value with a playful twist. Hotel Jen embraces the love for life and travel by offering guests spontaneous experiences, unpublished insights and unconventional perspectives. Launched in 2014, Hotel Jen offers 9 vibrant hotels in some of the best locations across South East Asia, China and the Indian Ocean, including Singapore; Manila, Philippines; Johor and Penang in Malaysia; Hong Kong, Beijing and Shenyang in China; and Malé, Maldives. Hotel Jen is slated to open in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, in 2020. For more information, visit www.hoteljen.com or join the conversation on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

 

For the two patriotic months of August and September 2019 (1 August 2019 – 30 September 2019), Spice Brasserie @ The Light Hotel, Seberang Jaya, Penang, would be serving Khazanah Sajian Nusantara Buffet Dinner, to commemorate our National Day on 31 August 2019 with the theme “Sayangi Malaysia/Love Malaysia” and Malaysia Day on 16 September 2019 with the theme “Malaysia Bersih/A Clean Malaysia”, from Sundays to Thursdays, 6.30pm until 10.00pm. The “Back by Popular Demand” themed buffer dinner with over 100 favourite Malaysian dishes would be priced at RM116.00nett per pax. Do grab the Early Bird vouchers which are now available for purchase at RM80.00nett (Adult) and RM60.00nett (Children & Senior Citizen). Advanced reservations are encouraged. Terms and conditions apply. For reservations and enquiries, please contact +604-382 1111 or email to info@thelighthotelpg.com

The hotel’s Executive Chef, Chef Halim Mohamad, has infused in the dishes that embodies the essence of being Malaysian and able to fusion the tastes into new pleasing forms and flavors for both the eyes and the palate with favorites such as Nasi Biryani Ayam Wawasan, Nasi Dagang Murni, Nasi Kerabu Sehati, Nasi Kabuli Sejiwa, Nasi Daging Sejati, Nasi Ayam Melaka Gemilang, Kambing Panggang Perwira, Kari Kepala Ikan Semangat Jati, Shawarma Daging Pujangga, Itik Panggang Tuah , Asam Pedas Ikan Pari Harmoni, Sambal Sotong Petai Makmur, Ayam Masak Lemak Warisan, Gulai Nangka Muda & Ikan Bilis Abadi, Murtabak ala Lasagne Muhibbah, Char Koay Teow Sejahtera, Ais Kacang Setinggi Angkasa; Piza Buah Nangka Berkeju Semangat, Piza Quarto Nasi Kandar Sedunia and more. Other selection ranges from wide variety or traditional salads or locally known as ulam accompanied with aromatic spicy Sambal to give it that extra zing. 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 favourites will certainly satisfy your palate.

Diners will not be disappointed as there will be an extensive spread of desserts ranging from local and Western such as Sago Gula Melaka Putra Putri, Serawa Durian Dirgahayu, Aneka Kuih Melayu Jalur Gemilang, and other sweet delicacies to complete the journey of Merdeka gastronomy.

Other promotions would include special treats for Merdeka Babies-Dine-For-Free-Buffet, that is applicable with two accompanying paying adults from 25-29 August 2019, and there would be a draw fortnightly with a minimum spending of RM350nett in a single receipt.

Do also look out for the “Stay & Dine Package” which is inclusive of a “2 Days 1 Night Stay” in Superior Room with Complimentary Buffet Breakfast and Khazanah Sajian Nusantara Buffet Dinner from RM300+ (single). Terms and conditions apply.

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.

 

To commemorate Malaysia’s Independence Day, Ixora Hotel Penang would be churning out delicious dishes to celebrate our 62nd Merdeka Day 2019 (31 August 2019) and Malaysia Day 2019 (16 September 2019). Ixora Hotel Penang’s Executive Chef, Chef Ong, together with his team, would put together great Malaysia cuisine, as many as 50 dishes, from starters, salads, soups, rice & noodle dishes, main courses and action stalls, to reminisce the flavors of what Malaysia is about the Straits Café & Lounge. Do call in +604-382 8888 to make your reservation today.

The buffet’s selection for Merdeka Day 2019 Buffet Dinner would boast unlimited servings of grilled items including BBQ Whole Australian Baby Lamb, Lamb & Beef Skewers, Garlic BBQ Oyster, Vermicelli Scallops, Ikan Pari & Ikan Nyok Nyok, Prawn Skewers, Cheese Sausage, Assorted Grilled Vegetables and more.

As for Malaysia Day 2019 Buffet Lunch, some of the delicacies would include Traditional Lemang with Chicken Rendang, Penang Char Kuey Teow, Yong Tau Foo, Otak-Otak, Roti John and Satay Celup and more.

Here are some glimpses of the dishes available for both promotions.

Do also check out Ixora Hotel Penang’s exclusive cake collections for purchases or orders for special occasions. Currently, there are 8 options, namely Rose Truffle, Gorgeous Lavender, Carrot & Walnut Torte, Pick Me Up Tiramisu, Miracle Berries Chilled Cheese, Mangolicious Cheese Cake, Lecious Banana and Cioccolato.

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.

Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL PENANG
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)

 

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.

 

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!

 

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