The Lone Pine Hotel is located along Batu Ferringhi and is within walking distance to the many restaurants, shopping outlets and Penang’s famous ‘Ferringhi Night Bazaar’.
The cozy hotel has its rooms facing the sea and the beautiful garden shaded by Casuarina trees.
There are two dining places in this hotel and we had our dinner at The Bungalow which offers local, international and also Hainanese cuisine. The restaurant offers outdoor and indoor sitting areas with simple furnishing and decor.
We requested for the outdoor sitting area under a big canopy so as to get a clearer picturesque view of the sunset and watch the on-going activities on the beach front. People are seen having fun riding up and down the stretch of beach on four wheelers and horses. These activities are hardly seen down town.
Enough of the scenery, now for what we came here for. Dinner! 😀
When glancing through the menu, the first item that catches my attention is ‘The Bungalow Duet’. This uniquely named dish (RM19.80) is a combination of deep-fried Hainanese Spring Rolls and Batu Maung satay. This dish is accompanied with a delicious spicy sauce, onions and cucumber pieces. I strongly recommend this appetizer dish.
The younger generations may not be well versed with the next dish; Chicken Macaroni Pie (RM24.00). Just ask anyone who have eaten it before, this dish might very well put a smile on their faces.
How is this dish prepared? Well, this dish can be declared a true fusion between Eastern and Western culinary. Macaroni, carrots, button mushroom and chicken slices are cooked in a special sauce, and then baked with a layer of crust on top. The picture below may give you a better description. I find it not very authentic because as far as I know, tomato sauce is never use in making the gravy. Still my son love it and heard him saying “I wish I could have it every day!”.
The mouthwatering Chicken Kapitan (RM24.00) cooked with spices and herbs go superbly well with rice.
Deep fried Inche Kabin (RM19.80) is an all time favourite. No questions asked 😀
Fried Ju Hu Char (RM17.80). This Nyonya dish is the vegetable dish that we had alongside the meaty dishes.
We are entertained by some live music performance during the later part of the night. This is truly an enjoyable and relaxing outing for us, savoring delicious food and watching the sunset! The night scenery is equally as serene as the daytime.
For those who are not too familiar with the Batu Ferringhi area, just check through the attached map.