BY CK Lam
In conjunction with the upcoming February and Chinese New Year promotion, Eastin Hotel Penang has put its Chinese Odyssey and Chinese New Year’s Buffet at the Swez Brasserie. The festive menu crafted by chef Cheah Teik Huat and junior sous chef Ong Chin Hock offers a variety of authentic Chinese specialties to satisfy your taste buds.
The best dish to start the meal is the fresh salmon Yee Sang. This dish enjoyed only during the Chinese New Year is a colorful temptation, with piquant pairing of tangy and appetizing sauces with various ingredients.
Other appetizers on the menu include the jellyfish and spring rolls. The roasted duck rolled with spring roll skin and mix vegetables are great but tend to get soggy after awhile.
Marinated jellyfish and shredded chicken comes with a light sauce balance between spicy and sweet.
Roasted duck rolled with spring roll skin and mix vegetables
Marinated jellyfish with shredded chicken
The main dishes include chicken, fish, prawns and greens. The nutritious double boiled black chicken soup comes with snow pears, red dates and Chinese herbs. According to Chef Choy, this comfort soup will be rotated with the double-boiled black chicken with cordyceps and ginseng.
The seabass is done with simplicity, steamed in superior sauce. Other dishes include the braised Chinese cabbage with fat choi black moss and dried oyster, and stir-fried tiger prawn with golden pumpkin sauce.
Braised Chinese cabbage with fat choi black moss and dried oyster
Steamed seabass with superior sauce
Stir-fried tiger prawn with golden pumpkin sauce
The buffet also includes desserts, with double-boiled papaya with fresh milk and baked mandarin orange cheese cake. While the cheese cake is creamy with slight tanginess, the double-boiled papaya dominated by ripe papaya and milk is overcooked with curdling texture.
Chinese New Year’s eve auspicious reunion buffet dinner with Yee Sang (9 Feb 2013, 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm)
RM 98++ adult
RM 52++ child
Chinese New Year prosperity buffet dinner with Yee Sang (10 & 11 Feb 2013, 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm)
RM 88++ adult
RM 44++ child
Chinese New Year special dynasty Hi—Tea with Yee Sang (10 & 11 Feb 2013, 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm)
RM 68++ adult
RM 34++ child
Chinese Odyssey is available during lunch, hi-tea and dinner at Swez Brasserie from 1– 28 February 2013:
Monday – Friday 12.00 pm – 2.30 pm
RM48++ (adult) RM24++(child)
Hi-Tea: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm
RM55++ (adult) RM28++ (child)
Hi-Tea: Festive Occasions 12.00 pm – 3.00 pm
RM68++ (adult) RM34++ (child)
Semi Buffet Dinner: Sunday – Thursday 6.30 pm – 10.00 pm
From RM48++ per person
In addition, the fresh salmon Yee Sang is available for take away, starting from 4th to 23th February 2013. The RM68++ portion is enough for four to six persons, while the larger portion for eight to ten persons is priced at RM88.
Swez Brasserie offers a special discount of 15% for all Maybankard, Standard Chartered Bank and Visa card members for the Chinese Odyssey Semi Buffet Dinner (Monday to Thursday) and weekend buffet dinner (Friday & Saturday) from 6.30pm till 10pm.
Eastin Hotel Penang
1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay
11900 Bayan Lepas
Tel: 04-612 1128
* Many thanks to Eastin Hotel for laying on this invitation.