Saturday, January 13, 2024

Beach St Bistrot by David Chin & Brian Chin @ Beach Street, Penang

People who know me know I'm not really into fancy restaurants. I'm all about those laid-back hawker food around in Penang because that's why Penang food is about.
However, with the recent discover about this dining place Beach Street Bistrot which has been operating for a while in Penang and known for its good food and kind pocket friendly as compared to other fancy dining places, I decided to give it a try celebrating friends' birthday there and check out the food available. 

(Photo by Beach St Bistrot by David & Brian Chin)

So it is strategically located at the heart of George Town, where more tourists gathered and extremely busy during day time. Beach St Bistrot can be found in Beach Street Penang (opposite the famous China House). There are 2 floors and the place can host up to 60-80pax if it is full house.

The one page menu is pretty simple ranging from appetisers to mains to dessert. There are wines and cocktails also available on another drinks menu.
For meat lovers, seafood lovers or even vegetarians can also dine here because there are plenty of options for everybody.

For Entrees we ordered the Charred Honey Corn Ribs and Truffle Fries.
The Corn Ribs is really something and all of us really enjoyed it. It was charred to perfection and pretty crunchy and sweet salty in taste making it perfect snacks before some heavy mains. As for the Truffle Fries, the fries was specially coated before they deep fried it making it extra crispy. Topped with sliced truffle and served with Truffle Mayo. Both dishes will make you unstoppable.

There is also a list of "Today's Special" depending on what's available on that day.
When we were there, we ordered this "Grilled Hamachi Collar" which was really a unique dish. 
I believe only people who really enjoy fish knows that every part of fish is a gem. For me who will usually go for the flesh especially the belly part only, this is like a new discovery for me.
The outer layer of the collar was grilled till a little bit crispy while the meat in there is still tender. The seasoning and sauce also went perfectly well with the fish.

Chargrilled Chicken (deboned) with Sauce Bordelaise

Squid Ink with Shrimp & Baby Octopus Paella
If you are in for seafood paella, try this Squid Ink Paella which has Baby Octopus, Shrimp and Scallops.
The portion is good for sharing, serves 2 to 3 people if you are not ordering any other mains. 
Seafood were fresh and the paella rice was cooked to perfection. The squid ink is not extremely fishy too. Next time I'm gonna thy other 2 on the menu.

Tagliatelle Truffle Cream Sauce
This is a rich creamy version of pasta where the al dente pasta noodle evenly coated with rich and thick truffle cream sauce and topped with sliced truffle, hokkaido scallops, prawns and crab meat. 
Had to say that this pasta is so good and I seriously think that one plate is not enough for sharing. 

The BSB Wagyu Beef Burger - highly recommended!

For sweet tooth like you can also try some of their desserts too.
The day we were were unfortunately there weren't any desserts except their Tarte Au Chocolat (French Chocolate Tart) due to some issues. There Crepes Suzette was really good as I tried it during me other visit though.

If you are planning for a gathering or celebration, do consider dining at Beach St Bistrot and I'm sure you won't regret. 

Beach St Bistrot by David & Brian Chin @ Beach Street, Penang
240, Lebuh Pantai, 10300 George Town, Penang.
Business hour:
12:00pm - 4:00pm | 6:00pm - 11:00pm
(Closed on Tuesday and only available for dinner on Wednesday)
Contact no: 018-208 8171

Monday, January 8, 2024

Chinese New Year Celebrations 2024 @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel


Chinese New Year is all about being together, sharing goodness and being grateful. That togetherness will definitely need a feast to celebrate the event and bring everyone together.
This year at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, you can bring your friends and family over for a steamboat and BBQ feast during Chinese New Year ensuring fresh seafood, juicy meats and many more mouthwatering desserts and CNY cookies. 

The hotpot provided is the dual pot version where there's a divider in between so you can have 2 different types of broth in one pot. There are Chicken broth and Tomyum broth available.

Here you can enjoy a wide range of ingredients ranging 
from seafood, meats, vegetables, fishballs and many more.

Tong Hao, Chinese Spinach, Choy Sum, Pea Sprout, Iceberg Lettuce, Carrot, Leek, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Snow Pea, Young Corn, Long Cabbage, Nai Pak, Siew Pak Choy, Lettuce, White Radish, Button Mushroom, Wood Ear Mushroom, Shimeji Mushroom, Enoki Mushroom, Shitake Mushroom, and Abalone Mushroom

White Prawn, Sea Cucumber, Salmon Fillet, Clam, Sea Asparagus, Squid, Green Mussel, Crab Claw, White Fish Ball, Wanton Dumpling, Tiger Prawn, Red Snapper Fillet, Seabass Fillet, Top Shell, Cuttlefish, Mud Crab, Crab Stick, Teochew Fish Dumpling, and Sui Kaw.

Sliced Beef, Chicken, Chicken Meatball, Sliced Lamb, Sliced Smoked Duck

Soft Bean Curd, Bean Curd Skin, Hard Bean Curd, Japanese Bean Curd

Chicken Egg, Duck Egg, Century Egg, Yellow Noodle, Bee Hoon, Udon, Koay Teow, Glass Noodle, Yee Mee.

Also, if you think that it is too boring to just cook everything in a hotpot,
the BBQ grill is also ready to cook your protein of choice.
The chef is always ready to serve you and will grill anything for you on the spot.

Minute Steak, Sliced Lamb, Chicken Wing.

Seabass Fillet, Salmon Fillet, Tiger Prawn

Chicken Bratwurst Sausage, Slipper Lobster.
Chicken Satay is also available.

For mains you can try their Lotus Fried Rice, Wok Fried Longevity Noodles
or Wok Fried Vegetables with Garlic & Oyster Sauce.

For people with sweet tooth definitely wouldn't want to miss some specially crafted desserts for the Chinese New Year feast. 
There are Egg Tarts, Mango Pudding, Sago Gula Melaka, Shanghai Pancake, Bubur Cha-Cha, Lychee Kang, and Glutinous Rice Ball Soup.

Of course there are all kinds of assorted Chinese New Year Cookies, and also Peanut Butter Cake, Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta, Orange Chiffon Cake, and Matcha Creme Brulee available on the dessert spread. 

For Chinese New Year packages, it is available on the eve of CNY and also during CNY.
Priced at RM228(adult) and RM138(Child & Senior Citizen) on eve of CNY
Cheaper on the 1st and 2nd day of CNY. 
For reservations,  call or Whatsapp: +016 419 8094 / +016 419 8438
Call: +604 222 2151 or Email:

If you are into buffet feast at Sarkies @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel, you may also consider the below:
For reservations, call/Whatsapp: +016 419 8094 / +016 419 8438
Call: +604 222 2151 or Email:

For those who are into ordering some Chinese New Year goodies, the chefs at Eastern & Oriental Hotel also got you covered!
Be it for yourself or your family or as a gift, you can look at the below list for their goodies and pre-order now.

Assorted Chinese New Year Cookies

Longan Flan Cake - RM188(1kg)

Mandarin Orange Butter Cake - RM218(1kg)

Lychee Rose Cake - RM188(1kg)

Mandarin Orange Macaroon - 5pcs(box)

If you have been to E&O for the buffet before, you will definitely know that their Roast Duck is one of the best in Penang and they also sell them on their Chinese New Year Goodies menu.
Here you can pre-order and grab them at RM168 per duck.

Whole Herbal Chicken is also available at RM138, perfect for a family reunion dinner.

For choices of Prosperity Yee Sang, there are 3 options available and each of them are for 10pax
Vegetarian Yee Sang - RM98
Fresh Salmon Sashimi Yee Sang - RM168
Sliced Abalone Yee Sang - RM228

It is time to pre-order or prebook all the CNY goodies or CNY meals before seats or stock runs out. 
It is not too late not to make your decision yet, book now to avoid any regrets!