Chinese New Year Dinner @G Hotel Gurney & G Hotel Kelawai, Penang
The two Penang’s award-winning hotels will be ushering in the Year of the Dog with 8-course Chinese New Year Set Dinner menus and Prosperity Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner menus at their dining outlets, Taste Cafe and Spoon.
For the 8-course Chinese set dinner, you will be spoilt for choice. There are the auspicious menus of Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity, priced at RM1,288 nett, RM1,488 nett and RM1,688 nett per table of 10 persons respectively. The menus served from 5 February until 3 March 2018 is complete with complimentary Fresh Salmon Yee Sang and free-flowing Chinese tea.
We had a delightful celebration with the 8-course Longevity dinner menu. The table of 10 persons priced at RM1688nett offers dishes prepared with premium value seafood.
Center of attraction is the plate of fresh salmon yee sang. Lots of ingredients, condiments and fresh salmon have gone into the making of this quintessential delicacy which was served to toss for better fortune. The colourful dish makes a great start with its interplay of textures and flavors.
The double boiled stuffed fish maw soup offers warm pleasing flavors. It features fish maw stuffed with seafood paste created with list of ingredients, in a comforting soup boiled over a long period of time with chicken and dried scallops.
The dish of roasted duck and strawberry chicken combines the best of the two poultries. Created by banquet chef Ooi Kok Kang, the dish is divided into two halves. One side is fried boneless chicken with fruity scent of sweet-sour strawberry flavor and on the other side are pieces of roasted duck.
The evening also took us through the landscapes of braised whole abalone with dried oyster, monkey head mushrooms, sea moss and broccoli, steamed garoupa In X.O. sauce, and stir-fried shell-less prawns with fresh scallops, dragon fruit and pine seeds. The latter delivers sweet savory flavors and healthy nutrients in every bite.
We also sampled the Chinese toon & chicken fried rice. The presentation in a pineapple boat was lovely, and the rice was fragrant with wok hei and also sweetness, due to the juice from pineapple.
Stir-fried shell-less prawns & fresh scallops with dragon fruit & pine seeds
Braised whole abalone
Steamed garoupa In X.O. sauce is pretty straightforward. It is utterly satisfying with freshness, a unique sauce and handful of pungent garnishing.
For a sweet finale, diners can also enjoy warm leng chee kang, a dessert soup boiled with a variety of goodies – leng chee (lotus seed), red dates, gingko nuts, and crunchy white fungus. This cooling concoction is paired with fried sesame bun, embracing a creamy kaya filling (sweet coconut jam).
Meanwhile, those heading out for a buffet experience, can opt for the Prosperity Chinese New Year Buffet Dinner in Taste Cafe at G Hotel Gurney for RM188 per person, or in the Spoon at G Hotel Kelawai for RM108. Dining at both venues include free flow of chilled juice and soft drinks. Call for reservations and the buy 2 free 1 promotion for the 1st and 2nd day of Chinese New Year.
G Hotel Gurney Penang
168A Persiaran Gurney
Tel: 04- 238 0000
G Hotel Kelawai
2 Persiaran Maktab
Tel: 04- 2190000
* Many thanks to G Hotel for extending this invitation