After an exhausting working week, one can look forward for a food therapy session on Friday by enjoying a buffet dining by poolside at The Royale Bintang Penang, while enjoying the natural breeze as an alternative to usual air conditioners in office. Apart from the signature BBQ dinner, some popular dishes such as satay, char koay teow, hokkien mee are served to satiate one's stomach, reflecting the Malaysian's food culture.
Upon entry to the dining area, fuming from barbecue is seen at a corner of the poolside and the chefs are busy preparing mouth watering barbecue dishes. Carnivores would love this corner as a range of meats are served. Make sure you are fast enough to grab some satay because whenever it is put in the tray then they are gone. On top of that, the cajun and paprika marinated chicken, paprika mint lamb cutlet and minute beef tenderloin are good.
Not limited to meat lovers, people whom love grilled seafood will droll coming to this section as they offer sweet and sour prawns, stingrays sambal percik, teriyaki mussels and spiced garlic slipper obsters for unlimited iodine supplies. The lobsters are heavily seasoned with pepper and the sweet distinctive lobsters meat are simply irresistible.
If grilled section are not your cup of tea due to health concern, do head to the section for some cold raw seafood. Fret not, the raw seafood were fresh and do not have any funky taste. Bear in mind the food in this section get emptied in a very speedy matter but replenishment will be carried out.
Although the choices for main courses are not many but any buffet would be incomplete without them. Potatoes, corns, broccolis, fried rice, frankfurters and squid for those feeling hungry after having some barbecue dinners.
If you want to taste something more localized to Penang, then the prawn mee and char koay teow would be a good choice. Personally I quite enjoy having the char koay teow.
|Tuna Flakes and Bean Salad|
|Tauhu Sumbat with Chilli Dip|
|Glass Noodle Salad|
We were really impressed at the appetizers being offered as it was really diverse and unique.
Both locals and international desserts are available but they are not really impressive in terms of taste. Desserts supposed to be slightly sweet or flavourful but the desserts here are missing the marks for that. Good for people who likes low glucose but just not our cup of tea.
Self made ice kacang and cendol. Top up with ice cream to make it more appealing in terms of appearance and taste. There might be a queue for making a bowl of ice kacang as the machine is more like a home type and is quite slow in processing the ice.
Soup type dessert - from top right clockwise, seafood and clam chowder, risin bread and butter pudding, honeydew sago coconut cream shooter, pengat pisang sago.
The place is rather limited and sometimes walking around the corridor is a challenge if fully seated.
Price: RM 88 nett (adults); RM48 nett (senior citizens), RM 44 nett (children aged 6-12)
Friday Night Poolside BBQ Dinner
The Royale Bintang Penang
No. 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300, Penang
Tel: 04- 259 8888 ext 8914
Time: 7.00pm - 10,00pm (Friday only)
Venue: Poolside (Level 2)
Location map refers here.
Website refers here.
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