Saturday, December 3, 2022

Christmas & New Year Festive Promotions @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

 Ho! Ho! Ho!
It's another jolly year and time for us to gather with friends and family and celebrate with great meals.
This year at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, we get to enjoy some of their most popular buffets, roasts as well as some fine dining menu that specially crafted for the festive seasons.

As usual, you can expect one of the widest buffet spread among Penang hotels when you visit dine at Sarkies in Eastern & Oriental Hotel. 
Starting from appetisers to mains to desserts, E&O will never fail you with their wide variety of choices. 
All sorts of appetising and refreshing starters to start your meal. Be sure to try some of the unique salad to open up your taste bud before some heavy food. 

Fragrant Pillaf Rice with Dried Fruits & Nuts 

Chicken Galantine with Apricot Chutney
Seafood Terrines with Remoulade
Salmon Gravlax Platter with Horseradish Dip
Shaving of Beef with Vegetable Pickles, Grain Mustard and Honey Sauce

Something that you must not miss are the Chilled Seafood Platter which features Snow Crab Legs, Slipper Lobsters, Spanner Crab, Crayfish, Scallop, Prawn, Green Mussel and Black Mussels.
Pair it with your favourite glass of wines or that enjoy the best out of it.

As we all know their their breads are one of the highlights of the buffet spread, of course are not gonna have breads when we pay so much for buffet but if you are a bread lovers you definitely must give their breads a try, they are available in bite size. 

Braised Vegetables with Mushroom
Wok Fried Prawns with Butter and Cereal
Chicken Parmigiana
Chilli Crab

What's Christmas celebrations without some nicely roasted Turkey right?
This year at E&O Hotel they will have their usual juicy Roast Turkey available on the buffet line but also available for pre order if you are planning your own party.

Salt Crusted Barramundi
Salmon En Croute
Accompanied with Beurre Blanc, Horseradish Sauce, Tomato Salsa, Lemon Wedge 

Very juicy looking Oven Roasted Lamb Leg, definitely for the meat lovers and you can have it all night long when you dine at Sarkies during their Christmas nights.

Roasted Prime Beef
Baked with herbs and served with roasted baby potatoes, butter herb vegetables and mushroom gravy.

What's a proper Christmas meal without some great Christmas desserts? 
Here at the E&O we get to enjoy some of the beautifully crafted pies, tarts, puddings and many more.

The seats for festive promotions in E&O Hotel are selling fast!
Make a move now and book your preferred sessions while seats are still available. 

Alternatively, if you are celebrating Christmas at home and hosting your own parties, you can always grab their Christmas goodies and pre order them early for your plans. 

Some of the preview of the Christmas Goodies below, special thanks to E&O for providing these photos. Don't miss the chance to take photo with the Ginger Bread House located at the Victory Annexe Wing Lobby too, they are free for photos! 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Seasonal Delights - Buddha Jumps over the Walls and Mudskippers @ Putien, Penang Gurney Paragon Mall

When it comes to Putien restaurant, it is all about good food and great memories especially this is a perfect restaurant for family gathering or bringing important guests for a good treat. 

Special thanks to Putien management for inviting us again and let us try some of the new seasonal dishes with the new premium Buddha Jumps Over The Wall dish available on their menu.

Being one of the most premium dishes on Chinese cuisine, Fatt Tiew Cheong 佛跳墙 Buddha Jumps Over The Wall is definitely the kind of dish that you should try at least once in your lifetime. 
Fatt Tiew Cheong 佛跳墙 Buddha Jumps Over The Wall cooked with 8 types of premium ingredients and Chinese herbs and simmer over low heat for 10 hours to make this bowl of perfectly nutritious soup. Priced at RM288.60
The special thing in Putien is that they will add a shot of MaoTai(Chinese White Wine) to further enhance the flavour of the soup and it is really good. Portion is really big and enough to feed more than one mouth. 

Fatt Tiew Cheong 佛跳墙 Buddha Jumps Over The Wall consists of Nanri Abalone, Sea Cucumber, Dried Scallop, Shark's Fin, Deep Sea Fish Skin, Suizhou Mushroom, Pork Tendon and Pigeon Egg.

Another seasonal special would be their Mudskippers 跳跳鱼 that is imported all the way from Putien, Fujian. 

Available in three cooking style, you can choose to have it in deep fried, which is my favourite among all, or have it braised or in soup.
With lightly salted and spiciness from the pepper, the mudskippers are fried until very crispy and you can basically consume the whole fish except the head. I was expecting the some fishy smell from this fish as we all know that mudskippers taste kinda muddy but surprisingly it is not fishy at all.

The one with Tender Bean Curd version is the one that is soup version where you can enjoy hearty fish soup that goes well with your meal.

The Braised version is the flavourful version where you can have it with Putien's Signature vermicelli noodle. It is the perfect pair with the sauce rich in flavour. 

Seaweed Egg Drop Soup (紫菜蛋花汤)

All time favourite and one of the most popular dishes - 风味松鼠鱼 Deep Fried Squirrel Fish
It is always my favourite with the sweet and sour sauce that makes my meal very appetising and for someone who don't really know how to eat fish like me would be perfect because I wouldn't have to worry about getting choke by fishbones. 

If you are bored with the local Penang Oyster Omelette, you can give this Fujian Fried Oyster Omelette 福建海蠣煎 a try as it is very flavourful and they also added quite a lot of scallions that makes it really enjoyable. 

PUTIEN Sweet & Sour Pork with Lychees 莆田荔枝肉
Definitely a must whenever you visit Putien restaurant. It is always my top favourite as it is something that you can't find in any other restaurants. 

Overall it is another great dining experience getting to try some of the new dishes available in Putien restaurant. It is always the kind of restaurant that suitable to dine with your friends and family when it comes to organising gathering or any celebrations.

Putien Malaysia @ Gurney Paragon Mall
Address: Lot 163-D-6, 16, 17&18, Gurney Paragon Mall,
Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Penang.
Contact no: +604-2260828
Email address:
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GPS: 5.4356583,100.3114466

Monday, August 8, 2022

Weekday Set Lunch @ Timur Coffee, Ascott Gurney Penang

It is not easy to find some good reasonable set lunch in Penang these days, especially after MCO life that most restaurants, cafes, and hotels changed their menu and increased pricing due to inflation too. 

However, here in Timur Coffee, Ascott Gurney Penang you can find really reasonable set lunch on weekdays with great environment. Located on the 1st floor of Ascott Gurney Penang, right above the lobby is Timur Coffee restaurant where they serve some international cuisine, local delights and many more on their a la carte menu and set lunch menu.

The restaurant is spacious and can accommodate more than hundred people at the same time. Table arrangements were really comfortable too that you won't feel very packed sitting in the restaurant. 

From RM18.90+ with free soup or salad, Timur Coffee at Ascott Gurney Penang offers a list of menu on rotation basis featuring some local's favourites or western delights. Menu comes with free soft drinks or you can add another RM5 to upgrade your drinks to coffee or tea and add another RM10 for a slice of cake. 

Ordered the Tempura Fish & Chips cause I thought that's what very suitable for lunchtime and it surprises me that I'm paying only around RM20 for this big portion of lunch served with crispy wedges and hot soup. Definitely worth paying for freshly prepared lunch like this, very filling and value for money.

 Country Deep Fried Chicken Chop was really crispy and delish with the gravy on top. All western lunch set comes with some side veges and crispy wedges which are great, and you get to choose either hot soup or salad to go with your main course too. 
Even the Chicken Chop that sells in hawker are almost RM15 and does not come with drinks nor soup, so why not dine in this great environment and enjoy not just the food but also the service of Timur Coffee.

If you are into something for sharing or if you don't feel like having any mains you can choose to have something lighter like their Egg & Tuna Croissant which comes in 4 pieces(2 pieces of Tuna & 2 pieces of Egg Mayo). However it is very filling if you were to have them all by yourself too.

Set lunch here is really worth it with the big portion and great ambience in this new hotel.

Finish your meal with a cup of coffee or tea at an additional of RM5 only.

All meals come with a glass of soft drinks, we had Coke and Sprite.

It is not bad for the first visit to Ascott Gurney Penang and definitely will come back for more other promotions available. A la carte menu is also available in the restaurant so you can order something extra from the menu too. 
Set lunch is only available on weekdays and except Public Holidays too. 

Weekday Set Lunch @ Timur Coffee, Ascott Gurney Penang
18, Gurney Drive 10250 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Contact: 604-3707000 /
GPS: 5.4303962,100.3193137

Monday, May 2, 2022

Weekend BBQ Night - Mediterranean @ Planters Lounge, Eastern & Oriental Hotel


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If you are looking for another place for buffet beast, now that Eastern & Oriental Hotel is offering Weekend BBQ Night - Mediterranean at Planters Lounge offering wide variety of food selections and comes with nice sea view. 

Planters Lounge is located on the 6th floor of the Victory Annexe building which overlooking the beautiful Straits of Malacca hence dining here is a good option where you get to enjoy nice food and nice view, especially during sunset hours. 

Ranging from starters to mains to variety of desserts, you can enjoy this buffet feast at the iconic 5 star hotel located in Penang George Town while overlooking the beautiful Straits of Malacca. 
The Weekend BBQ Night - Mediterranean is available every Friday & Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:30pm(No time limit) and priced at RM168nett per adult and RM88nett for child and senior citizen. 
If you are an alcohol lover, do grab the free flow of wines, beers and house pouring spirits promotion at only RM108 per pax. 

Seafood Soup
Roma Tomato & Basil Soup

All kinds of Cold Cuts for starters. You can enjoy Salmon Gravlax, Seared Tuna and all these before you go for something heavier.

For seafood on ice we had slipper lobster, crayfish, scallops, prawns, green mussels and black mussels. 
All are fresh and juicy. 

All kinds of condiments, antipasto, dips and salads available.

Truffle Scented Mousseline Potato
Oven Baked Baby Potatoes with Herbs
Vegetable Lasagne
Butter Glazed Seasonal Vegetables
Roasted Root Vegetables with Pesto
Corn on Cob

In grilling station, you can select your favourite ingredients and the chef will cook for you on the spot. 
Also they have grilled slipper lobsters and chicken kebab skewers available, all are juicy and delightful.

Don't miss the mouthwatering desserts as they have more wide variety of desserts available on the buffet line. Those bite size cakes are just nice for tasting and after a heavy meal. 

If you are a bread lovers, you definitely should not miss the breads in Eastern & Oriental Hotel.
Their freshly baked breads are one of the best in Penang. 

For reservations or enquiries, contact Planters Lounge from 9am - 10pm.
Call / Whatsapp 016-4198094 / 016-4198438
Call 04-2222151 or email