Monthly Archives: June 2014

Jamuan Buka Puasa @ Sarkies, E&O Hotel, Georgetown, Penang

When one thinks of the holy month of Ramadhan, the word fasting comes to mind. I, for one think of the Buka Puasa buffet spreads and stalls, mushrooming for just this one month to satisfy our deprived taste buds. Sarkies Annexe (New Wing)  in Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang is not missing out the party. In conjunction with the month of Ramadhan, Sarkies Annexe is offering an extended buffet spread, featuring our  flavorful Malay and local cuisine, on top of their already delectable international dishes.

In case you miss out on their Weekend Local Specialties and The Bakery promotion!

The long stretch of appetizer for us to savor, delicacies like cucur udang dipped with peanut sauce, fresh fruits with rojak sauce, salted duck eggs and different kerabu choices from kerabu kacang botol, kerabu perut, kerabut taugeh to kerabu jantung pisang. Their spicy sambal belacan, budu, tempoyak, air asam and cencaluk sauce as dressing to go with the appetizers.

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8-Course Chinese Meal @ Shang Place, Krystal Point, Bayan Lepas, Penang

Shang Place located at the corner of the Krystal Point building approximately 10 minutes from the Penang Bridge and Penang International Airport. Serving their crowd-pleasing dishes of pork knuckle, claypot fish, and boneless almond deep fried chicken prepared by their chief with more than 20 years of experience. Shang Place offers a venue for dining and chatting for families and working adults while savouring the good food prepared by the restaurant.

Grab their Groupon deal, for RM198, you get an eight-course Chinese Meal for 10 people (RM415.80 value) .

So what do you get, 

1. Four Season’ platter (Crispy Kataifi Rolls / Spring rolls / Mantis prawns in Kung Po style / Chicken drumstick in Szechuan sauce)

2. Superior fish maw & crabmeat soup

3. Steamed red lion fish with preserved vegetables

4. Nestum prawns

5. Crispy spring fried chicken (whole chicken)

6. Braised bean curd skin, mushroom & garden green

7. Lotus leaf rice

8. Honey sea coconut with longan

5% service charges (RM19.80 value)

Customers also get a free lifetime membership, which comes with 11% off on normal priced a la carte items valid from the next visit.

Other add-ons (subject to service charges):

  • Rice (RM1.50 per bowl)
  • Refillable Chinese tea (RM1.20 per person)

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Weekend Local Specialties @ Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel, Georgetown, Penang

We all love the taste of Char Koay Teow hot from the flaming wok or eating Chendol by the street amidst hordes of tourists. What we may NOT miss would be the hot, sweltering heat and the frustration of trying to get a parking space!

If you want a breath of fresh air, come visit Sarkies Corner where you can find all these favourite local specialties in one place. Basked in the ambience of the colonial décor, I would personally opt for a seat by the beautiful garden porch. Overlooking the sea, you can enjoy the sea breeze while sampling the local specialties. You can even walk off the calories along the garden post lunch overlooking the Penang Bridge.

A space previously occupied by the international buffet, Sarkies Corner now offers an expansive ala carte menu specially featuring an array of Western and Eastern delights. Be it small bites of Samosa or a warm bowl of Sup Ekor to a crispy skin Norwegian Salmon Steak, you will surely find a dish that can satisfy your every whim and fancy from Sarkies Corner.

Every Saturday & Sunday
12pm – 3pm
RM20++ per dish

Week 1: Roasted Chicken and Duck Rice And Popiah / Pie Tee

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The Bakery @ Sarkies Corner, E&O Hotel, Georgetown, Penang

Have you tried most of the themed cafes in Penang, Malaysia but still feel that your taste buds remain unsatisfied? Fret not, The Bakery, tucked at a cosy corner at Sarkies Corner, E&O caters to the the most refined palates and whimsical cravings. Its colonial-style setting provides the novelty value that screams photo opportunities for visitors, but its crowning glory is its delectable selection of cakes and pastries of all shapes and sizes, taste and textures, all carefully made to tease and tantalise your taste buds and leave you asking for more.

Succumb to the magic of these blissful treats at The Bakery today! 
 
The Bakery is open daily from 11am to 9pm.
Enjoy a slice of cake at RM12++ per slice today.
Alternatively, indulge in a heartier deal (valid for dine-in only). From at RM18++, you get to savour:
a. A cup of hot beverage
b. A slice of cake from the Pastry Counter
 
 Happy Hours
From 6pm onwards, enjoy a discount of 50% Off Bakery Items! 

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BAKED CHEESE CAKE – pairing it with the sweetness of the berries, and with the soft textured cheese melting in every bite

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My Voice Cafe & Studio @ Krystal Point, Bayan Lepas, Penang

My Voice Cafe & Studio is located at Krystal Point (previously Elmondo), this being their 2nd branch in Bayan Lepas. Their first branch is located at Bay Avenue (beside Queensbay Mall and Eastin Hotel). Following their expansion, their third branch is opening soon at THE CEO building (opposite Kayu Restaurant) where it will be PORK FREE to cater for my HALAL folks. ;)

The interior of the cafe follows a very clean, white and minimalist layout. There was a grand piano in the store, but we did not have the opportunity to hear any performances. Overall, we were satisfied with the fast service in taking orders and serving of food.

The main highlight of the cafe is their BIG BOWL RAMEN (RM 35 for 2 person, RM49 for 3 person, RM62 for 4 person and RM72 for 5 person)  

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