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It’s time of the year for you to experience a wonderful blend of exquisite cuisine and exhilarating entertainment to celebrate your Christmas 2019 at the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with sumptuous gourmet dining, lucky draw, meet and greet with Santa Clause and Ixora’s mascot Hitam San. Table reservations are highly recommended. Call +604-382 8888 or email info@ixorahotel.com for further enquires.

Festive season promotion details as below:

Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner
24th December 2019, 7.00pm until 10.30pm
Selling price at RM98+ (Adult) and RM58+ (Child)
Promotion: Buy 4 Free 1 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2019)

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
25th December 2019, 12.00noon until 2.30pm
Selling price at RM68+ (Adult) and RM42+ (Child)
Promotion: Buy 4 Free 1 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2019)

There would also be a lucky draw to diners to participate. You may be one of the diners to win a 3D2N stay at Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa in Langkawi, Kedah.

Some of the marvelous buffet spreads during the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner would include oven-baked vegetable lasagna, baked cheese oyster, pan-seared sea bass with firecracker sauce, seafood paella, specially prepared lobster bisque and creamy mushroom soup, barbecued lamb, chicken, beef and flower crap, mouthwatering slow-roasted farm turkey with cranberry sauce and condiments, the freshest seafood on ice and plenty more along with a wonderful chocolate fountain and selection of Christmas’s traditional and contemporary desserts. You could also taste your way through their list of house-pouring wines from Australia, handpicked for your indulgence at only RM15+ per glass or RM80+ per bottle.

Expect to savor the lavish Christmas Day Buffet Lunch too with a fine selection of buffet spreads such as cold cut platter along with delicate main course including the wild honey chicken wing, beef tacos, grilled lamb with herbs butter & rosemary alongside the chef’s special slow roasted farm turkey. Be spoilt for choice of dessert buffet which offers specialties such as Christmas pudding, traditional Christmas Yule log cake, sugee fruits cake, chocolate tart, assorted Christmas cookies and pastries.

There are also some festival delicacies such as roasted turkey with condiments and cakes dine-in and takeaway as below.

Christmas Roasted Turkey:
The Roasted Turkeys come with traditional stuffing, sautéed vegetables and roasted potatoes, making it a complete, delicious and satisfying meal.

Whole Turkey – RM389+
Half Turkey – RM275+
Quarter Turkey – RM150+

Note: Deposit with 3 days pre-order is required and would be available for dine-in or take-away.

Christmas Bakery:
Check out the specially crafted cakes prepared by our talented pastry chefs.

Berry Christmas Cheese Cake – RM89+ (500gm)
Wreath Chilled Cheese – RM98+ (500gm)

Note: 2 days pre-order is required and would be available for dine-in or take-away.

Getting to The Straits Café @ 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 right. Park your car and go up Level 1 and you can see the café & lounge there.

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: 8/10 (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 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)

 

EXCLUSIVE CAKE COLLECTIONS 2019 AT IXORA HOTEL PERAI PENANG

Posted by crizlai On August - 4 - 2019

Under the artistic and creative helm of Ixora Hotel Penang’s Executive Chef Ong, the hotel has launched an exclusive cake collection of delicious and premium cakes for any occasion. Options include cake slices as displayed at the chiller next to Straits Café & Lounge as well as 1/2kg whole cake which requires an advance order of 3 days. Do drop by to make your order or call in +604-382 8888 for more enquiries.

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, as shown in the slides below.

My verdict? Every single cake mentioned were delicious, especially the Miracle Berries Chilled Cheese, Mangolicious Cheese Cake, and Cioccolato, which remained my favorite. On the other hand, the Rose Truffle and Gorgeous Lavender had quality floral extracts being used and they could be acquired flavors for some.

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: 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)

 

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)

 

Do hop over to celebrate your Christmas 2018 at the Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with sumptuous gourmet dining, lucky draw, meet and greet with Santa Clause and Ixora’s mascot Hitam San as well as the smooth sounds from Nova Band duo performance are all part of the splendid celebrations. Table reservations are highly recommended. Call +604-382 8888 or email info@ixorahotel.com for further enquires.

Do check out the wonderful promotion this year as there are also the early birds deals of “Come 4 Pay 3” with advance payment before 20 December 2018.

The festivities begin with Christmas Eve Flaming Buffet Dinner follow by Christmas Day Buffet Lunch with a wide range of buffet menu specially designed by our culinary experts. For a gastronomic feast, The Straits Café features a marvelous buffet spread including chicken lasagna, seafood thermidor, specially prepared seafood chowder soup, barbecued baby lamb, marinated chicken chop and marinated beef, mouthwatering slow roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and plenty more along with a wonderful chocolate fountain and selection of Christmas’s traditional and contemporary desserts. Last but not least, taste your way through our list of house-pouring wines from Australia, handpicked for your indulgence at only RM25+ per glass or RM100+ per bottle.

Christmas Eve Flaming Buffet Dinner
24th December 2018, 7.00pm until 10.30pm
Selling Price at RM108+ (Adult) and RM58+ (Child)
Promotion: Come 4 Pay 3 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2018)
Book & pay online link (Christmas Eve): https://shop.ixorahotel.com/product/christmas-eve-flaming-buffet-dinner-for-4-adults/

The festivities continue with a lavish Christmas Day Buffet Lunch, opens with a fine selection of buffet spread of cold cut platter along with delicate main course, a pasta action stall alongside the chef’s special slow roasted turkey is one of the many culinary highlights. Be spoilt for choice of dessert buffet which offer specialties such as Christmas pudding, strawberry and praline log cake, apple crumble with vanilla sauce, chocolate tart, assorted Christmas cookies and stollen short bread.

Christmas Day Buffet Lunch
25th December 2018, 12.00noon until 2.30pm
Selling Price at RM68+ (Adult) and RM48+ (Child)
Promotion: Come 4 Pay 3 (Adult only, full payment before 20th Dec 2018)
Book & pay online link (Christmas Day): https://shop.ixorahotel.com/product/christmas-day-buffet-lunch-for-4-adults/

From Christmas log cake to savory roasts, guest may select from a range of festival treats and handcrafted pastry available for takeaway from The Straits Café. Perfect for gatherings at home with friends and family or as gifts for loved ones.

X’Mas Roasted Turkey To Go
Price at RM480+ per bird with condiments
Pre-order 3 days in advance from 15th to 25th December 2018
Note: As for their “Turkey To Go” with various condiments, you could order the bird from 15th until 25th December 2017 at RM460nett per bird. 3 days advanced booking is required with a RM200 deposit and the item is only available for takeaways.

X’mas Bakery
Satisfy your yum this holiday season with our delicious Christmas Pudding, Christmas Log Cake or Christmas Fruits Cake for RM50+ each / 500gm. Pre-order 3 days in advance from 1st to 31st December 2018
Note: For the whole month of December 2017, you could also order some of the festive desserts as below. 3 days advanced booking is required with a 50% deposit of the item.

– Christmas Yule Log – RM50nett/cake (500g)
– Christmas Pudding 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Christmas Yule Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Fruit Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each

Other than the various spreads of delicious savory and sweet items, you would also get to try out the Cocktail & Mocktail of the month (December 2018) which would consist of “Christmas Rudolph” (Cocktail – RM22nett) and “Santa Punch” (Mocktail – RM18nett).

Here are some of the dishes available during this festive season:

Do also check out their current European Cuisine Buffet Lunch for December 2017 from Monday until Friday, 12.00pm-2.30pm at Straits Café & Lounge with 4 different menus on rotation weekly. Some of the highlights would include Cream of Garlic with Oysters, Prawn Gumbo Soup, Slow Braised Chicken Stew with Vegetables, Braised Lamb with Tomatoes and Capsicums, Fillet of Fish and Potato Baked, Braised Vegetables with Tomato Sauce-Ratatouille, Burnt Cream, Chocolate Choux Puff and more.

Getting to The Straits Café @ 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: 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)

 

RECOMMENDED RAMADAN BUFFET DINNERS 2018 IN PENANG

Posted by crizlai On May - 15 - 2018

Ramadan, being the 9th month in the Islamic calendar, is the holiest of Islamic months, to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Nabi Muhammad. Muslims throughout Malaysia would attend mosque and start a month of fasting between sunrise and sunset. During the breaking of fast, there are many Ramadan Buffet Dinner Promotions available in Penang. Here are some of the recommended venues to break your fast with your family members and friends.

Name: SPICE BRASSERIE, THE LIGHT HOTEL
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951
Promotion Period: 18 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM110nett (Adults), RM90nett (Child & Senior Citizen)

With the experiences of serving the best with international and local flavors, The Light Hotel has always impressed me with their innovative recipes. They even sent their chefs to various Malaysian states to learn up the trick of the trades of the local culinary scenes. Some of their recommendations would be their signature Kambing Golek Warisan Tok Wan served with delicious Briyani rice, Ayam Bawang, Gulai Udang, Kambing Hitam Manis, Gulai Kepala lkan, Gulai Ketam, Dalca Telur, Sup Gear Box, Ayam Nangka Pucuk Ubi, lkan Patin Gulai Tempoyak, lkan Goreng Achak-Achak, Teluk ltik Lemak Cili Api Belimbing Buluh and more. Don’t miss out their signature Teh Tarik too.

Name: FLAVOUR@3, THE LIGHT HOTEL
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951
Promotion Period: 21 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM90nett (Adults), RM70nett (Child & Senior Citizen)

There’s also the alfresco dining where you would be pampered with a variety of action-packed meat and seafood grills at Flavour@3, Level 3, of the hotel. The options would include sirloin steak, lamb cutlet, fresh prawn, squid, fish wrapped in banana leaf, chicken drumstick, sausages and more.

Name: SPICE BRASSERIE, THE LIGHT HOTEL
Address: Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 1111
Business Hours: 7.00pm – 10.00pm
GPS: 5.394646, 100.397951
Promotion Period: 16 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM250nett (Juadah Qash’ah Set for 4 pax)

To foster togetherness, goodness and patience with a touch of kampung tradition with a mild twist of Arabian influence during the holy month of Ramadan, The Light Hotel Penang is the only hotel in this region to serve Juadah Qash’ah, a big tray of great signature dish to be shared with a group of 4 persons.

Name: ROSELLE COFFEE HOUSE @ LEXIS SUITES PENANG
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-628 2888
Business Hours: 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.287210, 100.232760
Promotion Period: 17 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM98nett (Adults), RM70nett (Senior Citizen), RM50nett (Child)

With the years of experiences from the newly appointed Executive Chef, Chef Johnno Fong, you are assured of some unique twists on their food choices. Some of their recommendations would include Kambing Golek served with Nasi Impit, Gulai Udang Galah, Ayam Percik, Siput Sedut Masak Lemak Cili Padi, Daging Kuzi Daun Pudina, Ikan Tenggiri Gulai Kampung, Paru-paru Masak Berlada, Sup Gearbox and many more.

Name: SARKIES @ EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL
Address: 10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-222 2000
Business Hours: 7.30pm-10.30pm
GPS: 5.423624, 100.334988
Promotion Period: 17 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM166nett (Adults), RM83nett (Child)

Being the oldest boy in the hospitality industry, Sarkies @ E& O Hotel, has a reputation for serving one of the best roasts and grills in Penang. Other than their signature Roasted Duck, Roasted Beef and Lamb, variety of Sushi and Shashimi, some of their Ramadan spread recommendations would consist of BBQ Whole Roast Australian Lamb, Gulai Kawah of the Day, Ikan Bakar, Mongolian BBQ, Daging Rendang Tok, Gulai Ketam Kampung, Ayam Masak Madu, Opor Daging Kambing and more.

Name: SWEZ BRASSERIE @ EASTIN HOTEL PENANG
Address: 1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queens Bay, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-612 1128, +604-612 1138
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.33643, 100.306345
Promotion Period: 16 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM120nett (Adults), RM69nett (Senior Citizen), RM60nett (Child)

Swez Brasserie @ Eastin Hotel Penang, has been one of the top hotels on the island to serve many unique dishes during Ramadan. With a former personal chef for royalty at helm, you would surely be pampered even more during this holy month of Ramadan. Some of the recommendations would include Kambing Panggang BBQ, Sup Tulang Rusuk Kambing Berempah, Sup Gearbox Utara, Gulai Kawah Kepala Ikan Salmon, Udang Masak Tempoyak, Daging Kuzi, Sotong Kembang Masak Cili Kering dengan Kekacang, Ketam Masak Cili Ala Temasik, Ekor Lembu Masak Ros, Pajeri Belimbing Buluh, Nasi Minyak Puspawangi and more.

Name: TOP VIEW RESTAURANT & LOUNGE @ THE TOP, PENANG
Address: Level 59 & 60, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-262 5960
Business Hours: 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.414741, 100.329771
Promotion Period: 15 May 2018 – 15 June 2018
Price: RM98nett (Adults), RM78nett (Child)

Who could resist dining at the tallest restaurant during this Ramadan while experiencing the best view in Penang? At Top View Restaurant & Lounge, you would be spoiled for choices. Some of the recommendations for this Ramadan would include Roast Whole Lamb ” Kambing Golek ” With Harissa Sauce & Lamb Juz, served with Roasted Vegetables & Potatoes, Tandoori Lamb Chop, Kambing Masak Kurma, Kepah Masak Lemak Chilli Api, Udang Masak Asam, Ikan Masak Masam Manis, Ketam Masak Kari, Ayam Masak Merah and more.

Name: UMI @ THE TOP, PENANG
Address: Level 5, Komtar, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-262 3800
Business Hours: 6.30pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.414741, 100.329771
Promotion Period: 15 May 2018 – 15 June 2018
Price: RM48nett (Adults), RM35nett (Child)

Uni @ The Top, is one of the restaurants in Penang serving authentic Malay cuisine. During this Ramadan, there will also be a buffet promotion on top of their usual ala carte order. Some of the recommendations are Ayam Percik, Ayam Masak Kicap Madu, Gulai Kambing Kawah, Assam Pedas Melaka, Udang Petai, Badak Berendam and more.

Name: GROUND FLOOR BALLROOM @ VISTANA HOTEL PENANG
Address: 213 Jalan Bukit Gambir, 11950 Bukit Jambul, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-646 8000
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.336334, 100.291527
Promotion Period: 16 May 2018 – 13 June 2018
Price: RM70nett (Adults), RM30nett (Child)

Vistana Hotel Penang’s Ramadan promotion is one of the more visited venues for breaking fast due to its low pricing as well as its large spreads of dishes. Some of recommended dishes this year would be their Kambing Panggang, Nasi Kerabu, Ayam Goreng Telur Masin, Ayam Panggang Madu, Daging Gulai Pantai Timur, Udang Masak Lemak Batang Keladi, Kambing Masak Kari and more.

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: 17 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM65+ (Adults), RM32.50+ (Child)

With the whole Level 6 car park being converted into a fishing village theme, accompanied by a life size sampan displaying a variety of delicious hot dishes, you are sure to be mesmerized with the whole new experience. Some of their recommendations would be their Kambing Panggang, Ikan Bawal Goreng Berempah, Nasi Hujan Panas, Ayam Percik Kelantan, Ketam Masak Lemak Nenas and more.

Name: STRAITS CAFÉ & LOUNGE @ IXORA HOTEL PENANG
Address: Jalan Baru, Bandar Perai Jaya, 13600 Perai, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: +604-382 8888
Business Hours: 7.00pm-10.00pm
GPS: 5.378357, 100.398322
Promotion Period: 21 May 2018 – 14 June 2018
Price: RM86nett (Adults), RM56nett (Child)

Ixora Hotel Penang has a reputation in providing some of the best food, especially in roasts and grills at a reasonable price. Some of their meat has been marinated for a long period of time to produce the best in taste and texture. Some of recommended dishes this Ramadan would be their signature Kambing Panggang Bergolek, Ayam Kuzi Berempah dengan Kismis, Udang Goreng Nestum Daun Kari, Shawarma Ayam and more.

 

This season, do come to celebrate a “Starry Christmas 2017” at Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, with delectable festive dishes under the culinary skills of Executive Chef, Chef Aikaun Beh and his dedicated team. Be impressed with the divine selection of food choices created by the team to make your Christmas experiences a memorable one with your friends and family members. Do check out the promotion below. Early birds would get a 15% the bill with advance payment before 20 December 2017.

Other than the various spreads of delicious savory and sweet items, you would also get to try out the Cocktail & Mocktail of the month (December 2017) which would consist of “Christmas Rudolph” (Cocktail – RM22nett) and “Santa Punch” (Mocktail – RM18nett).

For the whole month of December 2017, you could also order some of the festive desserts as below. 3 days advanced booking is required with a 50% deposit of the item.

– Christmas Yule Log – RM50 nett/cake (500g)
– Christmas Pudding 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Christmas Yule Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each
– Fruit Cake 0.5kg – RM50nett each

As for their “Turkey To Go” with various condiments, you could order the bird from 15th until 25th December 2017 at RM460nett per bird. 3 days advanced booking is required with a RM200 deposit and the item is only available for takeaways.

Do also check out their current European Cuisine Buffet Lunch for December 2017 from Monday until Friday, 12.00pm-2.30pm at Straits Café & Lounge with 4 different menus on rotation weekly.

Some of the highlights would include Cream of Garlic with Oysters, Prawn Gumbo Soup, Slow Braised Chicken Stew with Vegetables, Braised Lamb with Tomatoes and Capsicums, Fillet of Fish and Potato Baked, Braised Vegetables with Tomato Sauce-Ratatouille, Burnt Cream, Chocolate Choux Puff and more.

Overall, the dishes served here in the café can be remarkably interesting, flavorful, colorful and very skillfully presented. Thanks to the chef’s team for providing us with a different experience compared to others. For more information, please check out www.ixorahotel.com

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)

 

With Chinese New Year 2014 coming up real soon, what would be the best thing to do to usher in the Year of the Wood Horse? Of course, we would feast with family and friends at reunion dinners. Where’s the latest place in town to get great ambience and great food to celebrate this auspicious celebration? Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hotel, Bandar Perai Jaya, Penang, would be an ideal choice. The Chinese New Year Promotion would be available from 30 January 2014 until 1 February 2014, 6.00pm-10.00pm. Thanks to the hard work, dedication and sacrifices of Executive Chef, Chef Aikaun Beh and his team, you would get to try out his skillful and tasty “pork free” dishes this coming Chinese New Year.

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To usher in the Year of the Wood Horse, do check out Straits Café & Lounge @ Ixora Hote’s Chinese New Year Prosperous Reunion 8-course Dinner packages. There would be 2 options for the RM698++ and RM888++ packages. Check out the menu below:

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A few of us managed to try out a few dishes from both the packages. As starter, all packages would be having the Ixora Rainbow Yee Sang Platter. Also commonly known as “Prosperity Toss”, the word Yee Sang has a play on Chinese homonyms with carries the meaning of “increase in abundance”, a symbol of “prosperity in abundance”. The salad is traditionally served on Ren Ri (人日/Human Day), the seventh day of Chinese New Year. The dish would consist of thin slices of raw fish (commonly salmon compared to the traditional way of using the limited supply of snakehead/ikan haruan), julienned vegetable pickles, various spices and condiments, tossed as high as possible by diners, another symbol of longevity.

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Another of the mouth slurping dish would be the Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Fish Maw, Black Mushrooms and Ginseng (from the RM888+ package). Each mouthful had the presence of richness with the extracts from the added ginseng for extra energy and alertness. The soup was extremely good.

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There would also be the Traditional Shark’s Fin Soup with Dried Scallops (from the RM698+ package). The usages of dried scallops and high broth stock used, with some crabmeat and fish maw, ensured a bowlful of rich indulgence. This was another great bowl of soup.

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Another impressive dish would be their Deep Fried Boneless Chicken with Kerabu Mango Sauce (from the RM698+ package). The crispiness of the finely marinated chicken pieces combined with the ginger bulb flower infused mango sauce was very appetizing.

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We also had the Wok Fried Oatmeal Butter Prawns (from the RM698+ package). It was nothing fanciful for this dish except that the freshness of the prawn species used by the kitchen scored above the rest in the same industry. The prawns were juicy and succulent with the added fragrance from the butter and oatmeal.

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When I saw the Braised Broccoli with Bailing Mushrooms, Pacific Clams and Sea Asparagus (from the RM698+ package), I had the perception that it was going to be the normal starch filled banquet dish. I was wrong. The flavors were remarkably perfect for my palate. It had hints of garlic and abalone sauce usages, a more premium taste than the common used oyster sauce.

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The Steamed Red Lion Fish with Hot and Spicy Szechuan Sauce (from the RM698+ package) was another perfect dish. The freshness of the fish with a texture of a cross between red snapper and sea bass went well with the sweet and mild sour sauce, garnished with lots of julienned spring onions, red chilies and deep fried young ginger.

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Surely there would be some long noodles to symbolize longevity in such a reunion dinner, namely the Stir Fried Empire Noodles with Seafood and Vegetables (from the RM888+ package). The flavorful and high wok heat filled noodles (皇帝面/Emperor’s Noodles) had some added prawns and batter fried fish fillet. It was delicious.

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Every Chinese dinner would normally end with a sweet dessert to archive our sweet memories for any event. Slow Boiled White Fungus with Ginkgo Nuts Red Dates, Dried Longan & Lotus Seeds (from the RM888+ package) was served.

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On top of the Chinese New Year Prosperous Reunion 8-Course Dinner above, you can also check out their Prosperous Shou Gong Dinner packages, available from 1-29 January 2014, from 12.00pm-10.00pm. There are also 2 options available on the menu for 2 packages – RM698++ and RM798++. Each package can accommodate 10 pax. Do check out the menu below for a clearer view of the dishes available.

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You can also check out their Chinese Style Wok Fried Cuisine Promotion (1 January 2014-28 February 2014, 12.00pm-10.00pm). Portions would come in 2 sizes – Regular or Large with prices starting from RM10.00++/dish onwards. Won’t it be nice to have such a cozy and comfortable place to dine away from the torment of the unpredictable weather? You can click on the menu below for a clear picture of what the kitchen would be offering.

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Here are some of the dishes we had tried earlier. We started off with Fish Ball Seaweed Soup. The flavorful soup with curative properties would be great to start off a meal.

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All of us were impressed by the next dish which was the Crispy Mint Sauce Chicken, a fusion of East and West. The crispy chicken slices went well with the mint and mayonnaise combination of sauce.

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The Stir Fried Fish Fillet with Bean Paste Sauce was also one of my favorites. The fish was juicy within the crusted batter fritters and the sweet salty sauce complemented each other real well.

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We also tried out their signature Deep Fried Prawns with Five Spices. This was another impressive dish with the aromatic spice flavors on the succulent fresh prawns.

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As for dessert, we had some Chinese Herbal Pudding with Honey. The mild bitter herb pudding went well with the sweet honey. However, I personally find that the texture was not as firm and springy as I would have expected.

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Last but not least, we also tried out the Taiwan Chinese Tong Yuen. The dessert had some big sugared sesame seeds filled and small plain tong yuen (glutinous rice balls) in a mildly sweetened syrup soup. Well, I was expecting something more unique for this dessert such as the tong yuen being served with red bean soup, soya milk or even in floral osmanthus concoctions. It would be great if the kitchen can come out with some more unique flavors.

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Overall, the dishes served here in the café can be remarkably interesting and flavorful. Thanks to the chef’s team for excelling in Chinese cuisine with a twist of Western fine dining presentation. For more information, please check out www.ixorahotel.com

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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