Pearl of the Orient

This blog is inspired by the rich cluture and food found in Penang, an island in Malaysia known as the Pearl of the Orient. The author of this blog is Japanese influenced and she enjoys travelling, cooking and ofcourse, eating.

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I'm a little plump rabbit who lives in Penang. I hop around with a camera round my neck snapping photos of Penang and foodstuffs. If you meet a rabbit like that in Penang, that should be me ; )

Friday, December 09, 2005

Tamarind Brasserie - Parkroyal Hotel, Batu Ferringhi Beach, Penang

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After the major presentation to the big boss from Europe, all tensions were immediately released and I was really in the mood to celebrate with food. So, together with some friends and colleagues, we went to Hotel Parkroyal at Batu Ferringhi beach to have a hearty buffet dinner together.

Thursday’s promotion at Tamarind Brasserie was Flavours of The Middle East, Mediterranean and South East Asia. The buffet starts from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The price is RM 68.00++ for adult and RM 34.00++ for children. The spread is a vast selection of creative cuisine from Algeria, Turkey, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

The food was really a feast to the eye as much as it was to the tummy. Unfortunately, most of my photos came out bad (due to lighting and lousy camera). I did try to use Photoshop to correct the blurred photos but it still failed quality control that I had no choice but to discard them. This will explain why there are no photos of main dishes…


Previously rated as 4 star, Park Royal Penang had recently undergone renovation and is now rated a 5 star hotel. It's really an elegant place. I love the ambience and scenery and I was really impressed with the decorations they had set up for Christmas. They even had a fake Santa paddling on a trishaw full of presents and this is so Penang! Great idea! Santa should do this more often if he’s planning to shed some of those jelly…

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The view, looking out from Tamarind Brasserie...

The evening was spent eating, eating and eating. I was so fascinated by the appetizers that I ate more appetizers than the main dish or dessert. I also had minestrone soup, pizza, lasagna, pasta, satay, char koay teow (with large prawns), grilled prawns and salmon. Really nice. I wish I could sample every single dish they had there but my poor stomach finally surrendered after the grilled salmon. I only manage to have ice-cream for dessert. I had to forgo the other yummy desserts. Could you believe that? I was a bit disappointed with my poor planning skills but nevertheless, I had a great time…

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Salads and appetizers...

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My platter of appetizers. From left, glass noodle salad with prawns and Thai chilli sauce, piped potatoes (some sort of Duchesse potatoes maybe?) and tuna salad...

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Another appetizer, barbecued meat (char-siew) with cherry tomato salad...

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Yummy desserts! Various kinds of puddings, jellies and cakes...

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Another decor called Santa's Hut. It's a miniature house made out of polystyrene decorated with real gingerbread cookies...

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A cute little breadman, decorating the roof of Santa's Hut...

For your info, Parkroyal's Tiffin Restaurant received the Malaysia Tatler's 'Best Restaurant' award for 12 consecutive years. Do check out the place if you're interested...


Grand Plaza Parkroyal, Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach
11100 Penang
Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 881 1133
Fax: +60 4 881 2233
E-mail: http://penang.parkroyalhotels.com/s14206/email.html or granplaza@pen.parkroyalhotels.com

12 Comments:

Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

wow! what a feast ! any idea who's the Manager there ?

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  
Blogger rokh said...

feast fit for a king!

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  
Blogger boo_licious said...

Cool stuff rabbit! I am so glad the presentation went well for you. I assume you will be firing up the kitchen this weekend?

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  
Blogger fooDcrazEE said...

yeah! fire up and we are waiting , OH! Cool Chef..

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  
Blogger babe_kl said...

wahhh buffet!!!! all so yummilicious... but i cant stomach buffet cos i cant eat so much hahaha else my eyes too greedy than my stomach... sure over eat then i suffer

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  
Blogger NKW said...

this loook super duper delicious!!!!
i am not drooling now cos am still super full... :D

Saturday, 10 December, 2005  
Blogger Chen said...

Good to hear that finally the burden is released :)

Do pamper yourself a bit and enjoy life :)

Sunday, 11 December, 2005  
Blogger day-dreamer said...

Jingle bells, jingle bell, jingle all the way...

Congrats, Rabbit, for surviving! I knew you could make it. It is SOOO right to enjoy yourself after it, especially with good food.

Thanks for sharing, and by the way, I like the first picture very much.

Cheers!

Sunday, 11 December, 2005  
Blogger J said...

whoah! amazing spread. thanks for the review; will be sure to remember the next time i'm in penang

Monday, 12 December, 2005  
Blogger glutton rabbit said...

Food-man sifu,
Perhaps the F&B manager is Ivan Chin? I saw his contact at this page... http://penang.parkroyalhotels.com/s14206/section2.html

Rokh,
I really felt like a king or queen before all the that food...haha

Boo,
This coming weekend, we can fire together! Haha...

Babe,
Suffer once in a while is okay for me haha... but not everyday, cannot tahanlah...

NKW,
Lucky you. Come back when you're hungry then haha...

Doc,
Thanks. Pamper-pamper... fat a bit nevermindlah hor. Still cute mah...

Dreamer,
Jingle bell... jingle bell... you have meme homework to do now. Canlah hor? Saw the photos at your site, cool-leh your skills. Just buy a good camera and you'll beat Jelly's work ;p. Hehe...

J,
Glad you dropped by. BTW, congratulations for winning the Cookie Swap! You're entry was great!

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