Eastin Hotel Penang December 2013 Buffet Theme – International Flavors!

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November 2013 is about to end and Eastin Hotel is prepping up their Christmas decoration and also for their December buffet new dishes and a new theme. Eastin Hotel Penang has been introducing new dishes and new theme every month to the delight and excitement of their customers and also their frequent buffet goers. 🙂 Helping to energize the food scene in the hotel industry. 🙂

Their December 2013 theme for their buffet is International Flavors and the chefs are introducing famous dishes around the globe. They have dishes from France, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Korea, India, Hong Kong, Brazil, China and America. How awesome is that! But do take note that the dishes are rotated on a daily basis during the month of December and not all dishes featured here will available all together on a same day.

Let’s start with their appetizers and soups followed by main courses and lastly, Kaya’s favorite part, desserts! Butter once told me that no matter how full a girl is, she also has room for desserts or some says second stomach for desserts! 😛 Kaya can testify to that! Haha!

Appetizers and Soup

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Roulade de Saumon au Fromage Creme (French Salmon Roulade with Cream Cheese Platter)

This dish receives rave reviews among the press media and also food bloggers also. The creaminess of the cheese coupled with the smoothness and softness of the salmon. Ecstasy is the word and a very good way to start your appetite. 🙂

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Yam Talay from Thailand

The Thai Seafood Salad is what the Thais called it as Yam Talay. The word yam means mixing together a selection of hot and tangy ingredients while talay means ocean, hence the term Thai Seafood Salad. A rather spicy dish, those who cannot take too spicy food, do consume just a little or avoid it totally. Very refreshing dish for me and excites my gastrointestinal for the next dishes.

Spanish Trip of Tapas

Kaya is a big fan of Tapas and these tapas are served just right although I prefer nachos compared to the biscuit given. 🙂 Below are the dishes that served to us and provides clearer picture of the tapas served.

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This is cheese skewer fried with bread crumbs using cheese, dried apricot and deep fried turkey. A bit tasteless and the apple sauce jam given will enhance the flavor and thus a better taste in overall.

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Marinated sardine with citrus and pepper. Delightful. 🙂

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This is a good and if it comes with nacho, then it will be perfect. The black round ingredient is what the chef playfully called as caviar but it is not actually caviar but eggplant. The chefs roasted the whole eggplants and add on with their own secret ingredients to make this so called ‘eggplant caviar’. A good appetizer definitely.

Classic Italian Cream of Tomato

Very rich in tomato flavor and quite creamy but a bit too sweet to my liking. Some of the press members and food bloggers commented that it is a bit too sweet but some said that the taste is good and sweetness is just nice. Well taste buds are very subjective. 🙂

After a great and tantalizing appetizers and soup, we are eager to taste the main course dishes.

Main Course

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Korean Bulgogi

The word bulgogi comes from Korea and literally means ‘fire meat’. Haha! How awesome is that. No wonder all of us are on fire after eating this dish (pun intended). The meat is marinated and grilled as how the Koreans prepare this bulgogi. The meat is rather hard to chew, maybe it is because it is left cold while all of us are busy photographing it. It has a strong garlic taste. 🙂 Good to try some other countries favorite food. 🙂

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Indian Curry Fish Head with Vegetables

A favorite among Malaysians and eating curry fish head is considered a luxury as it can be quite costly. The dish is rather spicy and it lacks a variety of other curry powders to make it even better. It is also a bit too oily. Feedbacks have been giving to the chefs and amendments will be done. 🙂

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Hong Kong Style Roast Duck with BBQ Sweet Sauce

Rather easy to chew and the duck smell is not that strong and remember to take it together with its sweet sauce. 🙂

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Brazilian Chicken with Coconut Milk (Frango comleite de coco Brasileira)

Remember to try this dish, chicken lovers! The flavor of the coconut milk together with tenderness of the chicken meat made this dish a must try! 🙂

Chinese classical ‘Loh Han Chai’ with Yam Ring

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French Prawn Persillade

The spices used to cook this prawn is good but the prawn is a bit not fresh. Feedback has been given already. 🙂

Desserts

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Italian Classic ‘Pick Me Up’ Tiramisu

Definitely gonna pick up this more. Very nice and smooth. Too bad that they cannot add on alcohol to give it an extra kick due to the halal issue.

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American Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

Needless to say, a great dessert to end our food tasting. Very strong chocolate taste and would be best to pair it with vanilla ice cream. You can take that from the ice cream corner when you are having the buffet. 🙂

Kaya is highlighting dishes that will be featured in the buffet and does not mean that other food such as fruits, cakes, ice cream are not served together. The normal stuffs for buffet are still served just that some of the dishes are changed to the ones Kaya has mentioned above. 🙂

The International Flavors will be available during lunch, hi-tea and dinner at Swez Brasserie from 1st – 31st December 2013:

Lunch: Monday – Friday (except 25th December 2013)

12:00pm – 2:30pm
RM48++ (adult) & RM24++ (child)

Hi-Tea: Saturday & Sunday (including 25th December 2013)

12:00pm – 3:00pm
RM55++ (adult) & RM28++ (child)

Semi Buffet Dinner: Sunday – Thursday (except 24th & 25th December 2013)

6:30pm – 10:00pm
From RM48++ per person

For those who are holding MAYBANKARD, Standard Chartered Bank, OCBC Bank, CIMB Bank and Citibank credit cards, you can enjoy 15% discount for International Flavors Semi Buffet Dinner (Monday to Thursday) and Weekend Buffet Dinner (Friday & Saturday) from 6:30pm – 10:00pm.

contact information

Eastin Hotel Penang
Swez Brasserie – 1st Floor
1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
T: +604-612 1128
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/eastinhotelpenang

business hours

Lunch: Mondays – Fridays
12:00pm – 2:30pm

Hi-Tea: Saturdays – Sundays
12:00pm – 3:00pm

Semi Buffet Dinner: Sundays – Thursdays
6:30pm – 10:00pm

3 Responses

  1. Ken says:

    Wah, banyak kut lat har recently, tsk tsk tsk

  2. Applefish says:

    wa…………….the price is reasonable too….

    • kayabutter says:

      Hi Applefish,

      Yeah. Price is good! Environment is kinda business like, nothing to shout about but comfortable and classy. Food is decent! 🙂

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