[Invited Review] Bintang Rock Buffet & Rock Platter 2013 @ Hard Rock Hotel Star Dinerz

It is the time of the year where every Muslims will fast to cleanse their body, mind and soul. It’s the holy month of Ramadan. After fasting for the whole day, they will ‘buka puasa’ which means break fast, in the evening usually around 7:30pm++ but depends on the announcement.

Give Hard Rock Hotel a try if you are looking for a place to break fast. A very good ambiance and lots and lots of selection of foods for you to indulge. I will show you one by one dishes that Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s Bintang Rock Buffet has to offer which will definitely make your mouth salivates.

Before that, let me tell the great promotion in store for you if you are breaking fast at Star Dinerz, Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

Dine with the Starz – The Bintang Rock Buffet

The Bintang Rock Buffet is a dinner spread fit for roack stars, available daily at Starz Diner from 9 July till 9 August 2013 (6:30pm to 10:30pm). With a delectable selection of local delicacies, this buffet is totally worth it at only RM68++ per adult and RM34++ per child (4-12 years old). For every booking of 10 persons, the 11th person eats for free. Signature items include the following based on menu rotation:

  • Bubur Lambuk (Ramadhan Porridge)
  • Udang Masak Hijau Putik Pisang (Prawn Green Curry with Young Banana)
  • Daging Masak Kicap (Slow Cooked Spiced Sweet Soy Beef)
  • Ketam Masak Lemak Nenas (Braised Blue Crab in Turmeric Coconut and Pineapple)
  • Pari Assam Pedas (Hot & Sour Stingray Fish, Chili, Okra & Eggplant)
  • Assam Laksa Johor (Tamarind Laksa Noodles ‘Johor’ Style)

For reservations and enquiries, kindly contact +604 881 1711 or drop an email to [email protected]

*Prices are subjected to 10% service charge and prevailing government tax.*

1. Gulai Ayam (Chicken Curry).
2. Braised Tofu with Seafood.
3. Udang Masak Hijau Putik Pisang (Prawn Green Curry with Young Banana).
4. Hong Kong Kailan with Garlic.
5. Ikan Tenggiri Gulai Kampung (Traditional Fish Curry).
6. Sambal Sotong Emak (Dried Squid in Chilli Sauce).
7. Daging Masak Kicap (Slow Cooked Spiced Sweet Soy Beef).

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Wok Fried Wantan Noodles with Minced Chicken. There is also Steamed White Rice which Kaya didn’t take photo since it is so obvious what it looks like right? 😛

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Here is the place where you can find the keropokslemang, pulut kuning, nasi himpit, nasi ulam, serunding ayam, serunding daging, acar nenas, acar rampai, daging rendang and kuah kacang. 🙂 These are the old favorites for the frequent Hard Rock Hotel Ramadan buffer goers.

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Nasi Ulam.

Hard Rock Hotel Bintang Rock Buffet & Rock Platter (4)Nasi Himpit (Compressed Rice) with Daging Rendang (Beef Rendang).

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Keropok Udang (Prawn Crackers), Keropok Lekor (Fish Mousse Crackers) & Keropok Sayur (Vegetable Crackers).

Hard Rock Penang has prepared a series of pembuka selera which means appetizer in Malay namely Kerabu Ikan Kembung (Mackerel Salad), Kerabu Sotong (Squid Salad), Kerabu Ayam (Chicken Salad), Kerabu Daging (Beef Salad), Kerabu Nangka (Young Jackfruit Salad), Kerabu Udang (Prawn Salad) and Kerabu Daging Salai Mempelam Muda (Barbecue Beef & Mango Salad).

These are some of the food that you can find at the ‘Action Station’ outside of the air-conditioned Star Dinerz. Here is also the place for you to smoke after your hearty meal. 🙂

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ABC or for Kaya, I prefer to call Ais Kacang which is our local famous Malaysian Ice Shave with Condiments. You can choose which condiments that you prefer. And you can also shave the ice by yourself, of course with the permission of the staff in charge. That’s why it is called Action Station. 🙂

Chicken Shawarma with Pita Bread and Condiments. One of Malays latest favorite. Not so strong in taste and flavor. Good for those who are looking for something not to spicy or strong in flavor.Hard Rock Hotel Bintang Rock Buffet & Rock Platter (10)

Hard Rock Hotel Bintang Rock Buffet & Rock Platter (11)Chicken Satay.
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Beef Satay.

Remember to take those which has been prepared hot by the chef to prevent hardness of the satay. Kaya and Butter took those which has been prepared for a while already and it was quite hard to chew but still they tasted great. Satay has become an expensive snack or finger food. One stick of chicken satay can easily costs RM0.60. So many will ‘attack’ this dish for sure. Be prepared to queue for your satay fix.
Hard Rock Hotel Bintang Rock Buffet & Rock Platter (13)Roti Canai with Dhaal Curry. Also another Malaysian favorite food. Usually taken in the morning but sometimes late at night too. 🙂

buka puasa is never complete without desserts. Assorted Malay Kuih and Kurma.

More desserts… 🙂 Enough to make the sweet tooth people smiling face to face.

1. Coconut Panacota with Mango Chutney.
2. Bubur Pulut Hitam (Warm Black Glutinous Rice in Sweetened Coconut Cream).
3. Chestnuts Dark Chocolate Mousse.
4. Bread and Butter Pudding.
5. Strawberry Cheese Cake.

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And if you think that the desserts are a bit too international, don’t worry. We still Rojak Buah to tantalize your taste buds. They even have traditional condiments and dips such as Sambal Belacan (Spicy Local Shrimp Paste), Budu (Anchovy Paste with Shallot and Chili Dip) and Sambal Cincaluk (Prawn with Lime and Chili Pickle).

And if you are not looking for buffet as your buka puasa, you can try their gigantic sized Rock Platter 2013. It is a very worthy and money-well-spent dinner set. The portions are really big and each of the dishes served tasted very ‘sedaaaaaaaaap‘ (which means tasty in Malay).

There are two kinds of Rock Platter for you to choose from:

RM120++ (2 Persons)

Soup of the Day

Onion Rings
Tomato Rice
Tomyam Linguine
Red Cooked Chicken
Tupelo Chicken Tenders
Grilled Mini Beef Quesadilla
Hickory-Smoked Bar-B-Que Chicken
Mini Rendang Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Mini Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream

Local Drink and Dates


RM120++ (2 Persons)

Soup of the Day

Raisin Rice
Potato Skins
Chicken Rendang
Santa Fe Spring Rolls
Tangy Chicken Wings
Mini Percik Pulled Lamb Sandwich
Hickory-Smoked Bar-B-Que Beef Sandwich
Stir Fried Spaghetti with Shrimp Paste

Mini Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Local Drink and Dates

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I don’t know why Hard Rock Hotel Penang did not differentiate the names of the two Rock Platters but it is quite obvious the difference. So you just have to mention the main course names and the waiter/waitress will know. Many bloggers love the Mini Apple Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream. You should try that!

Hard Rock Hotel Penang has a lot of promotions in store in the month of Ramadan.

Stay With Us – The Relax & Feast Package

From now until 6 August 2013, check-in at Penang’s most happening hotel at an awesome price. The Relax & Feast Package starts from RM399++ per room per night inclusive of breakfast and dinner for 2 adults and 2 children (5 years old and below).

The Early Bird Mini Breakfast Buffet

From 10 July 2013 to 7 August 2013, Star Dinerz opens it doors early to serve Sahur breakfast from 4.30am to 5.30am, priced at RM25++ per adult and RM12.50++ per child (4 to 12 years old). It is a perfect way to start the day with the Early Bird Breakfast.

Thanks a lot to Ms Grace Chiam for hosting us and makes us feel so welcome and making sure we enjoyed our review and food and the company, Ms Danielle Fung for extending the invitation to us and get well soon, runner and very friendly, fast and responsive staffs.


Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach
11100 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 8811711
E-mail:  [email protected]
FB: www.facebook.com/hardrockhotelpenang
Twitter: www.twitter.com/hardrockhotelpg


6.30am – 10.30pm, Daily (9 July until 9 August 2013) (For Bintang Rock Buffet).
11.30am – 10.30pm, Daily (10 July 2013 until 7 August 2013) (For The Rock Platter).

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