If you are looking for a chic and cosy place with good price to stay in Penang, Glow Hotel is one of the hotels to be consider for. From backpackers to luxury seekers, Glow Penang has a place to stay for everyone. The hotel is situated near Komtar and 1st Avenue,a rewarding shopping scene that draws shoppers to stay at Glow hotel.
Glow hotel is also very close to all the street foods and restaurant, as it is smack in the middle of Macalister Road. With so many nice local food around, Glow Hotel is convenient and I don’t think you will get any chance to be hungry at night.
We started our day in the morning with our complimentary GLOW breakfast buffet at Zest Bar Cafe. The breakfast area is just near to pool and lobby bar.Those who wants to unwind and have a drink can do so at the lobby bar after a good dip at the pool. Lobby Bar serves cocktails, frappes, ice blended drinks and some snacks.
Zest Bar Cafe
There is a welcome colorful lollipop on the bed.
Glow Penang offers 131 colorful and well-appointed rooms including single, double or family friendly styles.
Each room at Glow Penang includes below facilities:
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi internet access
Windows with stunning city views and natural light
A delicious pillowtop mattress and two types of dreamy pillows
Work desk with international adapter
IDD telephone lines
32’ LCD TV with satellite TV channels
Individual air-conditioner for personal climate control
Bathroom amenities and hairdryer
Soft and comfortable bedroom slippers
Mini-refrigerator with complimentary coffee, tea and water
Iron and ironing board upon request
Touch and Go key-card system
Electronic in-room safe
Amenities available upon request: toothbrush set, shaving kit, sewing kit, iron + ironing board
When you look out through the window, you can slow down with a panoramic view of the Penang cityscape from Glow hotel. The beautiful dazzling neon lights light up Penang city when darkness falls.
Glow Penang seems to be a reasonable choice with the strategic location, price and facilities provided. I enjoyed my weekend stay there.
GLOW Hotel by Zinc Penang
101 Jalan Macalister,
10400 George Town, Penang
Contact No: +60 (0) 4 226 0084
Fax: +60 (0) 4 226 8155
E&O Hotel Sarkies restaurant is back with sumptuous Buka Puasa buffet spread for the fasting month from 18th June onwards. E&O has always been my favourite buffet place as the food there are delicious and fresh.The buffet price is RM128.30 nett per person and RM55.95 nett for children
aged 6-12 years old. Those children below 6 years old get to dine in for free. Sarkies at E&O HOtel has been one of the crowd favourites since the very beginning and consistently delivered quality dishes.
One of the best dish in Sarkies is the succulent E&O roast duck, a popular house specialty that goes great with its gravy. The E&O chef, Michel Camy recommended Daging Masak Merah, which is braised meat and peas in coconut and chilli sauce garnished with tomato wedges and onion rings to us.
Besides that, there are other traditional Malaysian kampung dishes such as Ayam Percik, Rendang Daging, Daging Masak Merah, Kurma Kambing, Udang Goreng Rempah, Opor Daging Kambing, Gulai Ketam Kampung style and Lala Tumis Kering.
If you are not into Malay dishes, there are varieties food such as sushi rolls, salmon and tuna in smoked and sashimi form available for Japanese cuisine. I love the seafood-on-ice section which offers mouth-watering morsels like tiger prawns, green mussels, yabbies, snow crabs, spanner crabs, oysters and herring. The menu didn’t seem to vary much from my last visit, which is a good thing.
The award winning for the day is the section where the seafood grilled or savour steaksand slow roasted lamb that are served from the grill and carvery stations.
Eastern and Oriental (E&O)
10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Enquiries & Reservations
+(6) 04- 222 2000 ext. 3601/ 3602
Hard Rock Cafe is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 where modern comfort meets rock style. At Starz Diner in Hard Rock Hotel Penang
is ready to serve periodical promotion buffet at only RM88 net per adult and RM48 nett per child (age 6- 12 years old). Bintang Rock Buffet offers wide selection from local starters to meat grilled to perfection.
Bintang Rock Buffet gives me the ultimate experience with signature dishes such as Daun Ulam Raja, Tandori Marinated Chicken Skewers and much more. There is traditional local desserts such as Sago Gula Melaka, Bubur Gandum and assorted Malay Kuih too. Bintang Rock Buffet satisfy my cravings and I enjoy the lip-smacking food buffet environment at the rock ‘n’ roll cafe.
If you are not much of a buffet fan, worry not as Hard Rock Cafe Penang do provide gigantic Rock Platter available from 18th June to 16th July from 11.30am-10.30pm. The rock platter is a choice of starter, main course platter, local desserts of the day and local drinks and dates. The price is only RM160 nett for two persons and RM240 nett for three persons. The rock platter is provide to offer guests a variety of dining options. It is full with sophisticated flavors for the most discerning diner while convenient and comfortable meal.
For reservation, pls call earlier to book at +604- 886 8054
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
11100 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Contact No: +60 4-881 1711
I’m looking forward for Vistana hotel Tok Wan 101 recipes for Buka Puasa Ramadhan again this year. Going to Vistana Buka Puasa Ramadhan is always full with excitement because of its Buka Puasa food varieties over 100 types of dishes.
The traditional Malay spread for the breaking of the daily fast, or ‘buka puasa’ is only RM65 nett per person for adults and RM30 nett for children aged 4-12 years old (prices included 6% GST) from 19th June to 16th July 2015. The Buka Puasa Ramadhan is valid at Vistana Hotels Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan and Penang.
The main course for Buka Puasa Ramadhan spread features succulent ayam goreng berempah, ikan asam pedas, daging gulai, lala masak pedas, gulai sotong, terung bakar air asam and labu masak lemak cili api.
Tok Wan recipes meaning ‘grandmother’ recipes promises an assortment offresh tangy salads such as kerabu mangga, kerabu sotong and kerabu ayam, a healthy selection of ulam-ulaman or herbal salads such as ulam raja, jantung pisang, four-angled beans and petai, coupled with palate opening sambals and sauces including sambal belacan, cencaluk, tempoyak, budu and sambal nenas, all bound to get the appetite going. Tok Wan also inspires a hearty sup daging amongst others.
There are chef-manned stations too where more all-time Penang favourites such as asam laksa, kambing panggang, murtabak, char kway teow and pasembur are also served. A signature ‘Bakar Bakar’ cooked to order station is also available serving freshly grilled ikan panggang accompanied with special sambal sauces. This station has been my all time favorite because I enjoy grilled fish.
Besides that, there are variety of traditional Malay kuih-muih at Vistana Buka Puasa Ramadhan such as kuih cara manis, ondeonde, seri muka, ketayap and kuih loyang. And I’m surprise they even serve ice kacang at the dessert counter.
Overall Vistana hotel Tok Wan 101 recipes Buka Puasa is pretty much of a good deal. For the price of only RM65 nett I enjoyed varieties of food and the group of musician performing on stage with local music and songs.
213, Jalan Bukit Gambir,
Bukit Jambul, 11950, Malaysia
Contact No: 04- 646 8000
If you like matcha, Gartien has launched its latest Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes in Penang and you should give it a try. The first thing that captured my attention is the packaging. It is pack in a very attractive box, the contrast of white and colorful drawings on the box works nicely. The drawing is showing the main ingredients for pineapple cake.
For starters the Gartien Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes isn’t too sweet, nor is it too bitter. If anything the main flavour is the uji matcha. It does have a taste of pineapple cakes that is absolutely delightful both flavour and texture wise.It cuts the sweetness considerably and livens up the taste buds so the uji matcha notes really sing. It is best to enjoy this pineapple cakes together with a cup of tea or a glass of plain warm warer.
The selling price per box with 6 pieces of Uji Matcha Pineapple Cakes is at RM36nett (self collect only). A fix courier charge of RM10 & RM40 will be applicable to all deliveries within Peninsular Malaysia & East Malaysia respectively.
Be quick to grab the Uji Matcha Gartien Pineapple Cakes, the bakery store is easy to find which is just along Jalan Penang nearby Komtar.
GARTIEN @ 小田佳園
380, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang, Malaysia.
Contact No: 604-229 0068
Business Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm
Last weekend was different from other reviews that I’ve attended before. It was the Coffee and Cake Buffet at F.I.P Lounge at Rasa Sayang. F.I.P (Fun, Interactive and Play) is offering tea sessions for every Saturday and Sunday from 3pm to 6pm. The price is RM47 nett per adult and for child, it costs RM24 nett.(only for children from 6 to 11 years old)
The F.I.P is specially designed to look fun and a relaxing place to hang out with family and friends.The place is well covered with 3-D murals, colourful bean bags, unique origami folded “tipi tipi tap” menu and a bar at the side as informal way of hanging out. The colorful F.I.P targetting Gen-Y and young at heart setters. I found 3D Mr King Kong looking out for girls to kidnap home.
Tea session at F.I.P includes 10 types of cakes, scones and cake pops with free flow coffee and tea. There are many kinds of cakes, which I would say eat till you drop. Those are cheese cake, banana chocolate cake, apple cake, carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, tiramisu, black forest cake, fruit flan, scones and decorated cup cakes. The cakes are prepared by seasoned cake maven, Executive Pastry Chef, Dino Wan and his creative pastry team.
I like the cute cake pops. A cake pop is a form of cake styled as a lollipop. Cake crumbs are mixed with icing or chocolate,usually serve as treats for baby and bridal showers or kids’ parties. They are the latest trend in the dessert culture and swept the internet like a tidal wave over the last few years.
There are 3-D coffee lattes, mocktails and cocktails served in test tubes too. These will be charged separately depending on what you order. I enjoyed watching the barista crafted the coffee with nice designs and he did one with my favourite minion! He is so skilled in showing off her 3-D creations for me to take picture with.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
Batu Ferringhi Main Road, Kampung Tanjung Huma,
11100 Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Contact No: 04- 888 8888
The month of Ramadan is here again. During this month, Muslims throughout the world is observe fast for a month. They will usually break fast together with their family or friends.
Eastin Hotel in Penang is serving an array of delicious authentic traditional fasting favorites to cater for guests and outsiders. The buffet dinner is only RM104++ with lavish spread of food on the table. For early bird, you can get F&B promotion which is Ramadan voucher worth RM80 nett.
On top of that, for every 20 vouchers FREE 1 voucher
Every 50 vouchers FREE 3 vouchers
Every 60 vouchers FREE 1 room of 2D1N DH
Every 100 vouchers FREE 2 rooms of 2D1N DH+ FREE 2 vouchers
If you have Citibank credit card, the dinner buffet only cost RM88 nett from 18th June- 18th July 2015. There is a 15% discount for AEON member and 50% discount for senior citizens.
To begin with, there is various of gardener of green salad. This includes tomato, carrot, cucumber, corn kernel, onion ring and mix lettuce. I’m not so much of a salad fan to mix my own salad, so I go for the savories and Malaysian sambals. This includes sambals, keropok, ketupat, lemang, ikan masin and 5 types of different jeruk.
As I linger around, I spotted my favorite corner…seafood on ice with condiments! On this corner, there is slipper lobster, tiger prawns, mussels and crabs.
For Malay dishes, there is a corner for Citarasa masakan kampung and Malaysia favorites where we have ikan asam pedas, gulai daging kacang panjang, gulai asam rom sayuran, ayam pongteh, rendang ekor,siput sedut lamak cili api, pucuk ubi masak lemak putih, stir fried crab with basil leaf, Thai yellow chicken curry, poach Indonesian sea bass with cilantro sauce, sauté squid with macaroni in tomato herb sauce, fried mussel with chili and hot bean sauce, wok fried tiger prawn with butter sauce, nasi tomato and nasi putih.
Besides all those good food, there is a corner for hawker stalls which includes roasted whole lamb (for min 80 pax and above), ice kacang with condiments, gearbox soup with condiments and bubur lambuk.
And finally for dessert, there are many kind of cakes and local Malay kuih.
Eastin Hotel Penang,
1, Solok Bayan Indah,
Queensbay 11900 Penang.
Contact No: 04-6121128
David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace is having ‘Buy 1 Free 1′ set dinner for their 8th year Anniversary Specials for the price of RM100 nett. David Brown’s Restaurant is on top of Penang’s Hill, one of Penang’s best attractions. We took the cable car up and it cost us RM10 for two way. When we reached David Brown’s Restaurant, we took beautiful pictures of the nice garden and flowers there. The view looks good from the top but the breeze is not as cold as it was years ago.
For the ‘Buy 1 Free 1′ set dinner, you can select one main dish from four choices. Appetizer, soup, dessert, coffee or tea has been included in the dinner set.
Smoked duck breast/ mix green/ honey lemon vinaigrette
Seafood corn soup
1. David Brown’s grilled chicken chop/ roasted baby potato/ steam vegetable & corn/ jumbo sausage
2. Pan seared sushi grade Norwegian salmon/ potato cream/ citrus salsa/ pea sprout/ aioli
3. Pan seared grain fed sirloin/ roasted baby potato/ onion marmalade/ mix green/ balsamic reduction/ au jus
4. Braised lamb short loin/ potato cream/ onion confit/ steam vegetable & corn
Chocolate mousse cake/ pistachio tuile/ vanilla ice cream/ mixed berry compote/ orea soil
Tea or coffee
The appetizer is satisfying, all drizzled with honey lemon taste.
As for the main course, I love the grilled chicken chop among all. The chicken was very tasty and tender with strong taste of BBQ sauce.
So hurry up to get the ‘Buy 1 Free 1′ set dinner voucher. It is a good deal to have at David Brown’s Restaurant. Minimum 3 days of prior booking is required and the voucher is not valid during public holidays. Voucher is also not refundable and exchange to any ala carte item. When you reach there, do present the voucher before ordering to entitle for the ‘Buy 1 Free 1′ good deal.
For those who would like to purchase the vouchers for family or friends gathering, maximum 10 person is allow per reservation.
Dinner hours start from 6pm to 10pm so there is plenty of time to hang around to take pictures and enjoying the beautiful view in Penang hill.
To buy the vouchers, there are few schedule road shows at various places to promote the ‘Buy 1 Free 1′ deal.
At Autocity on 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June (Saturday)
Time: 6.30pm- 9.30pm
At Botanical Garden/ Youth Park on 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th June (Saturday)
Time: 7.30am- 10.30am
At Occupy Beach Street on 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th June (Sunday)
Time: 7.30am- 10.30am
At Bayan Baru Pasar Food Court on 10th, 17th, 24th June (Wednesday)
Time: 12 noon- 2pm
David Brown’s Restaurant & Tea Terrace
Strawberry Hill, Penang Hill
11300 Air Itam, Penang
Contact No: 04-8288337 or 018-4096277
If you are looking for a good place to hang out at night while listening to some good lady disc jokeys performing, Hotel Equatorial Penang is the right fit for you. From 16th April onwards to 16th May, Hotel Equatorial Penang will be featuring some international lady disc jockeys at the Nadaba. Nadaba is just locate right infront of Nada Lama restaurant or previously more well known as Coffee House. You will get to chill right by the pool and get your favourite drinks and food order to you right away. Hotel Equatorial quests will get to enjoy the fun and with interactive experience.
There are many disc jockeys who have worked very hard to become the best that they can be.Lady disc jockeys such as Stella Nutella from Sweden, Miss A-1 from Russia and Niza Minx from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur will be rotating on a fortnightly basis from Thursdays to Saturdays. DJ Nutella (real name Hanna Flemstrom-Coleman)has been DJing for the past 17 years and played over 30 countries. She has performed on main stage sets to big crowds festival line-ups such as Dance Valley (NL), Celebra Brasil (Brazil), Vortex (south Africa), Solipse Total Eclipse Festival (Zambia), VOOV Experience(Germany) and Samothraki (Greece). I would say she is pretty well travelled around the globe performing her DJ skills to audience and she is experience to handle big crowds and party.
DJ Nutella has returned to Sweden and enrolled in a 2-year course for song writers and music producers (www.muskimakarna.se) after broaden her musical horizons after travelling. Currently she is base in Kuala Lumpur since 2006 and has been enjoy DJing in top venues in the city.
Watch her DJing yourself at Nadaba at Hotel Equatorial since this occasion will be her debut in Penang.
DJ Stella Nutella
16th- 18th April
21st- 23rd May
23rd- 25th April
7th- 9th May
30th April- 2nd May
14th May- 16th May
NadabaHotel Equatorial Penang,
Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Contact No:+60 4-632 7000
Glow Hotel is introducing Thai Food at Zest Bar Café, with new ala carte menu more than 37 items. When eating the Thai cuisine, simply get your slurping muscles ready and prepare for the spicy, hot, sweet and salty flavours that make it so distinct and more noticeable.
Other than ala carte, you can go for Daily Set Lunch priced at RM20+.
Take starter, Miang Kam (RM8+) makes for an ideal start as a traditional snack, with the ingredients
wrapped in leaves. It has about 8 ingredients including dried shrimp, betel leaves, shallots, lime, peanut, ginger and chili and you get to eat many things in one bite.
As for the main course, the value is up to RM18+. Thanks to the generous use of fragrant herbs such as lemongrass, lime leaves and shallots provide the national aroma of Thailand that makes the Tom Yam Goong (RM18+) taste so good. The flavor is a unique combination of spicy hot and sour provide the strong kick and taste. I always like to eat Tomyam pair with rice, a worthy main dish sufficient enough for me.
Tom Kha Gai (RM12+) consists of Siam Chicken Soup with galangal in coconut cream and local spices. It is also known as Thai coconut soup which is a part of item in Set 2. Other than that in Set 2, you can choose Gaeng Massaman which consists of chicken or beef with rich roasted peanut curry sauce and potatoes.
Set 3, comes with Green Curry Chicken/ Prawn (RM18+) or Pad Thai (RM15+). Green curry chicken features chunks of tender chicken simmered in green curry sauce cooked with coconut milk and Thai basil leaf.
Pad Thai ingredients are fried Thai noodles with prawns, beansprout, beancurb and egg
pattaya style. On the first sight, pad thai appears to look like char keow teow at a glance.
Desserts are also available at Glow Hotel for the Thai cuisines. Set 1 is the Sang Kaya Fug Tong which is basically the Thai version of custard (RM7+). It is steamed pumpkin consist of custard which is pretty creamy and stuffed into sweet cooked pumpkin.
Set 2 is the Fried Banana with Sticky Rice (RM7+). The banana is wrapped in sticky rice, bring to grill together will create an amazing flavor when eating. This is my favorite dish of all and Im sure you will fall in love with its flavor from the first time of tasting.
ZEST BAR CAFÉ @ GLOW HOTEL PENANG
101, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10400, Penang, Malaysia
Contact No: +604-226 0084
Working Hour: 11am-5pm daily