The Lone Pine Hotel is located along Batu Ferringhi and it is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping outlets and Penang’s famous ‘Ferringhi Night Bazaar’. It is a cozy place with 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 has simple furnishing and decor. It offers outdoor and indoor sitting areas.
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 were having fun riding up and down the stretch of beach on four wheelers and horses. This activities is 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 caught my attention was ‘The Bungalow Duet’. This uniquely named dish (RM19.80) is made up of deep-fried Hainanese Spring Rolls and Batu Maung satays. This dish is accompanied with a delicious spicy sauce, onions and cucumber pieces. I strongly recommend this appetizer dish.
I would like to emphasis on our next dish; the Chicken Macaroni Pie (RM24.00). The younger generations may not be well versed with this dish. Just ask anyone who have eaten it before, this dish might very well put a smile on their face.
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 original because as far as I know, tomato sauce was never use in making the gravy. Still my son love it and heard him saying “I wish I could have it every day!”.
Mouth Watering Curry Chicken Kapitan (RM24.00). This curry dish goes superbly well with rice. You can really taste the spices and herbs used to cook it.
Deep fried Inche Kabin (RM19.80), an all time favourite. No questions asked
Fried Ju Hu Char (RM17.80). This Nyonya dish was the vegetable that we had alongside our meaty dishes.
We were entertained by some live music performed by a triplet during the later part of the night. This was truly an enjoyable and relaxing outing for us, savoring delicious food and watching sunset at this charming place! The night scenery is equally as serene as the daytime.
The following is the location of the hotel, especially for those who are not too familiar with the Batu Ferringhi area.
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