Set within the stylish G Hotel in Gurney Drive, the twin restaurants Sesame & Soy is a modern and contemporary Chinese restaurant with unique dual dining experience. Both the menu is extensive, with plenty of modern Chinese cuisines with a fusion of the traditional East and modern Western cooking and presentation. Together with my in-laws, we dine at the Sesame to find out whether it is the place for us to hold our family Chinese New Year Reunion dinner.

Each diner is served their own portion in a fine dining concept. This form of serving is now a common norm in restaurants in Kuala Lumpur but is still relatively new in Penang. My in-laws had a surprising start to the fine dining concept as they are very much accustomed to the traditional Chinese way of dining where every dish is presented in the center of the table.

We had two tasting menu that was arranged for individual servings and some ala carte dishes.  The culinary presentation and the flavors were equally superb.

Sesame’s Menu III @ RM 118 ++ per person
Sichuan Duck
Shanghai Broth
Hunan BB Lobster
Baked Cod Fish
Golden Fried Rice
Green Tea Tiramisu

We started off with the amazing Sichuan chilled smoked duck beautifully laid on the plate. The jelly fish and smoked duck in a zesty and flavorful sauce combined well with the crunchy refreshing Japanese cucumber topped with tuna mayo.

Sesame & Soy @ G Hotel by

Sesame & Soy @ G Hotel by

The delicious bowl of Shanghainese Golden Broth with shark’s fin, crab roe and black caviar was very well presented in bowl. It is a nice change to have the bowl of soup kept constantly heated and warm sitting on a stand with a candle light…a charming effect too!

Sesame & Soy @ G Hotel by

Sesame & Soy @ G Hotel by

Hunan Style Baby Lobster – The baby lobster was cooked with dashes of spicy bean sauce and garlic spices, with strong flavor…a favorite dish for many of us.

Sesame & Soy @ G Hotel by

The Baked Cod Fish with char siew sauce was presented with asparagus and deep fried herbs.  The fish was moist and tender but I personally find it a bit too sweet. This new and an unusual combination is not something all of us would accept.

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The Golden Fried Rice in this menu was served with baby abalone, XO sauce and salmon roe. The globules of salmon roe offered a nice salty ocean-like taste.

Sesame & Soy @ G Hotel by

This menu has the lovely dessert of Green Tea Tiramisu topped with fresh strawberries and accompanied with soya apple ice cream. The sourish strawberries went perfectly with the Tiramisu.

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25 comments so far

Lee Kok Siang

Very high cholesterol food. Definitely not for health concious people

February 4th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Lee Kok Siang – This type of food is an indulgence and I think it is alright having it once in a while.

February 4th, 2010 at 2:35 pm

Just hopped from New Kid’s blog, coincidentally both of you also order the RM118 set.

February 4th, 2010 at 3:19 pm

I like the presentation of the rice with baby abalones.. very cute!

February 4th, 2010 at 3:42 pm

eh, the menu is not exp..reasonable`

February 4th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Little Inbox – That is a very well worth set.

iamthewitch – Simple yet impressive!

taufulou – The price and the food portion is pretty reasonable.

February 4th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

wah I am drowning oledi with joy of seeing such waesome food! heheheh…..

February 4th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

yummm! lamb rack looks so delicious!

February 4th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

yummy looking and nicely decorated food….now food hunter r looking for the deco as well….true enough, once a while we shall indulge!!!

February 4th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

hahahahaha… what a coincident!!!

February 4th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Big Boys Oven – Very similar to the ones we had before, right?

xin – Very flavorful and tender :)

SimpleGirl – Now most restaurants do have deco and taste going hand in hand.

NKOTB – Same place & menu…haha.

February 4th, 2010 at 5:56 pm
Lee Choo

ck,sesame ‘s chef de cuisine vincent lee is a talent chef,i luv his dish very much.

February 4th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

am seriously drooling over my comp now ><

February 4th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

Lee Choo – You are right, I will be tasting more of his dishes this coming CNY.

ai wei – So am I …its been hours after my dinner now.

February 4th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Never try Chinese Cuisine Fine Dining before. Hope can try it out one day!

February 5th, 2010 at 10:21 am

Wah Chinese Style Fine dine …. almost like Ricky Thein’s style from Prince …. nice foods

February 5th, 2010 at 10:39 am

Very catchy name indeed, the name sticks to one’s mind after repeated chantings. :)

February 5th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

allie – It is nice to go for such an experience.

email2me – Great to see more of this dining concept around town.

J2Kfm – Indeed a nice and simple name for a restaurant.

February 5th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Looks interesting…. I love the food at G-Hotel, Visually its very appertizing, sometimes they come out with unusual taste combinations which turns out quite intersting… Surprising dining experience!
CK, the pictures looked fantastic… bet it even tasted better…

February 6th, 2010 at 12:48 am

add in another word…


February 6th, 2010 at 12:50 am

Me too have never tried the fine dining of chinese cuisine like this yet. *must quickly look for candidates…* :)

February 6th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Sesame & Soy… Hmm, sounds like a pair of Siamese Twins but then again, the ingredients are indelibly Chinese, ya? :D

February 7th, 2010 at 1:39 am

Hi CK, thanks for dropping by my bloggie!! Guess its been outdated huh~ :P

Great post, as always!! The vibrant good-looking photos really drool every reader here~ Nicely done and I wish you Happy CNY in advance ;)

February 7th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Very pricey and all looks so little. After this dinner some more have to go for supper.

February 8th, 2010 at 10:28 am

Lishan – Thanks for your comment!

cariso – Do give it a try…many choices for you to choose from.

Life for Beginners – Come to look at it closely, the name is indeed unique.

Kevinkks – Thanks for yr wishes. Gong Xi Fai Cai to you too!

Johnny – The price has much to do with the individual fine serving, ambiance and quality of the food. The size of the serving depends on each individual intake too.

February 10th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

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  1. Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner @ Sesame, G Hotel | What2See : Best of Penang Food!    Feb 26 2010 / 1am:

    [...] Next up is the Thai Shark’s Fin Soup which comes with generous portions of lobster flesh and shark fin. The soup was accompanied by garlic & green chili sauce which allows us to choose the spiciness we desired for the soup. The bowl of soup was kept warm with a small candle, exactly the same way it was served on our first visit. [...]

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