Sea & Grill Buffet Dinner @Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La with the appointment of Mohd Afifi bin Abu Bakar as its new executive chef has the restaurant’s menu revamped and gotten better.

This November 2019 sees the Kuala Lumpur native rolling out two rotating buffet dinner menus with the theme “Sea & Grill” at the Halal-certified all-day dining Café Jen.

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Executive chef Mohd Afifi

For something on the light side, there is the Amuse-Bouche. Garnished with edible flowers, variations include grilled oyster with spicy gazpacho, mussel & chili lime salsa, prawn salad, smoked duck breast with shallot jam, quail egg with Bearnaise sauce, and vegetables.

Also, worth trying are the platters of Poached Salmon Fillets with Dill Cream, Beef Salami, Chicken Pastrami, and Smoked Tenggiri Slices with Onion & Caper.

Sea & Grill Buffet Dinner @Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La

The spread featured a mix of cold and warm dishes. There is the chilled seafood on ice with crustacean selections of snow crab leg, tiger prawns, yabbies, crabs and slipper lobsters.

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Besides the cold selection, there is no shortage of seafood cooked in an array of styles – oysters, mussels, clams, squids and fish. Expect to find choices like Malaysia’s all-time favourites Stir-Fried Chilli Crab, Mussel in Nam Heong Style, and Oatmeal Butter Prawns.

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The chef has also selected some local kampung seafood and meat dishes, such as Sotong Sumbat Masak Lemak Cili Api, Slipper Lobster in Rendang Style, and Sotong Masak Piton. The spicy dishes go well with white rice and the assorted crunchy papadum and emping. For those who enjoy noodle soup, the bowl of Penang Assam Laksa with sweet, sour and spicy fish soup is a good choice to warm the soul and belly.

At the grill station, diners will be able to try out grilled fish (ikan pari & ikan bawal) wrapped in banana leaves with aromatic spices besides an array of satays. On the meat choices, there are the Barbequed Texas Beef Short Ribs, and Braised Lamb Shank Osso Buco. Savor the grilled meat in its natural simplicity along with a salad.

At the carving station, the Oven Roasted Whole Fish Provencal, Slow Roast BBQ US Spare Ribs, and Slow Roast Leg of Lamb in Perchik Style are worthy of a mention.

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Grill Station

When it comes to dessert, take on the spread of local Malay kuih, pastries, fresh tropical fruits, and ice-cream. An all-time favorite and much fun for the kids is the marshmallow and fruit skewers dipped in chocolate fondue.

Hotel Jen Penang is giving their diners what they are looking for – a buffet with reasonable pricing and discount. The “Sea & Grill” buffet available from 6pm till 9.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays is priced at RM120 per adult, RM60 per child and RM90 per senior citizen (55 years and above).

The best part is, if you are a Golden Circle (GC) member, you will get to enjoy a 25% savings on the buffet feast (applicable to normal adult price only). Reservations can be made at +604 2622622 or send an email to [email protected]

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Café Jen located on the hotel lobby facing Magazine Road

Hotel Jen Penang
Magazine Road
George Town
10300 Penang

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