BY CK Lam

Starz Diner in Hard Rock Hotel Penang is offering diners a delectable treat  from its a la carte menu which features Asian and international dishes. Food is prepared upon order at the open concept kitchen.

Colorful and vibrant interior of Starz Diner

Start the meal with the rice paper roll, which is a refreshing healthy appetiser, packed with pickled vegetables, mint leaves, coriander and marinated glass noodles.

The flavours mingled well with the sweet and spicy salsa made with a blend of carrot, onions, pineapples and tomatoes.

Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Rice Paper Rolls Rm18

 

For those looking for new surprises, the salmon pegaga is an interesting food combination. Dressed in pegaga pesto with pomegranate salsa, the pan-fried salmon can be paired equally well with mashed pumpkin. 

Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Salmon Pegaga RM20

 

For burgers and sandwiches, interesting choices to look out for include the fish wraps and the Mediterranean cheese burger, with choices of beef or chicken.

The Mediterranean cheese burger with a 10oz grilled beef patty is topped with Mediterranean cheese, caramelised onions and smoked BBQ sauce. Sides of mixed salad and potato wedges complete the dish

Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Mediterranean cheese burger RM38

 

The fish wraps have deep-fried fish fillet, romaine lettuce, chili, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions and cheese all wrapped up in a tortilla. It is light and perfect with the honey mustard coriander spread.

 Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Fish Wrap RM30

 

The mince pie comes with generous fillings, with varieties of lamb, chicken and vegetable. Both the meat dishes are served with mushy peas mashed and beef brown sauce, while the vegetable version is served with mushy peas and vegetable cream sauce.

Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Lamb mince pie  RM28, chicken RM24 and vegetable RM20

 

The chicken briyani is the signature dish under the Asian selection. The hearty dish topped with papadam (Indian crackers) offers an assortment of flavours with the brightly coloured grains, slow braised spiced chicken, cashew nuts, raisins and dal. The chicken has an amazing aromatic flavour and the right amount of spiciness.

Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

 

The apple pie is one of the many varieties you can choose from to end the meal on a sweet note. Filled with apple and cinnamon, the pie is served with mixed berry compote, and topped with vanilla ice cream.

Starz Diner @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Apple pie RM22

 

Starz Diner also offers a set menu for kids. The Lil’ Rocker set with a main course, dessert and drink is priced at RM33.

Chefs involved in the preparation of the meal

Chefs involved in the preparation of the meal

Business hours are from 6.30am to 11am and 5.30pm to 11pm daily.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach
11100 Penang

Tel: 04-8868057

* This is a reproduction of my article published in New Straits Times.

 

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What does “open concept kitchen” mean? You can see the food being prepared?

February 26th, 2014 at 9:15 am

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