Satay & Skewer Lok Lok Celup Buffet @ Paradise Hotel, Penang.
Ever heard of the famous satay celup in Malacca ? Its something like a steamboat where by instead of using the ordinary soup, it uses satay sauce instead. A steamboat that people do not drink the soup. Simply dip your prefered ingredients into the satay sauce, while it's cooked, the satay sauce should be fully absorbed. Additional satay sauce can be added too if you prefer a stronger satay flavour. Asian Heritage Restaurant in Paradise Hotel is having this promotion, where you buy 5, you get 1 person free. This was what we had last night:
Grilling by our ownself wasn't allowed. Means you do not get to grill anything on the grilling side on the bottom of the pot. Anyway, the satay 'soup' wasn't thick and fragrant enough to satisfy us. Its way too oily either where you can see those oil from floating on the pot.
The selection was rather few when it comes to the satay celup. As you what can see, we were just given some fish balls and meat balls. No seafood nor vegetables given. They should at least give us some prawns or squids to be cooked in the satay 'soup'.
As the name suggested, they are serving satay buffet, a wide selection of satay available and you can request as much as you can. The satay available were the usual chicken satay, beef satay, lamb satay. The more unique ones were the seafood(prawns and squid) and chicken kidney satay, well they do have some unknown organs to be grilled either (I do not be bothered to ask). Some odd satay can be found too, have ever seen ladies finger being grilled before ? Or even green chilies ? It sounds fresh and creative to me, but it doesnt work me as the taste was rather odd either.
After you have selected your own desired satay, the chef will grill for you instantly, just right beside the booth. The grilling takes time so its advisoble to leave the satay to him earlier just in case you need to wait for a long time before the satay gets ready.
I don't think some skewers can make any of us full, but no worries. The restaurant will provides some other local delicacies either like fried rice noodles, fried noodles, fried rice and some fried fish balls. Just usual ones and nothing special about them.
Some cold plates (sausages with mayonnaise, stir fried mushrooms with capsicum) and salads (potato salad and egg salad) were also available. They come in a rather small portion but were nicely presented. Taste was decent but they work best together with the satay as in you will feel more refreshing after taking those grilled meats and fish balls.
Cakes and puddings were also provided as dessert as well. However, nothing is interesting as most of the cakes were the ordinary cream cakes (cheap stuff) and can be found any where; so do the puddings. The texture was horrible and they tasted like fruit jams (not too sweet tho).
I would conclude that the meal was just okay, was abit disappointing due to the quality of the dessert. As for the satay celup (from what I knew), the 'soup' for satay celup should be much thicker and shouldn't contains too much oil. The satay flavour should be kept stronger instead to enhance the satay flavour as it doesn't feel like I am having satay celup now due to the rather tasteless satay celup 'soup'.
Price: 6/10 (They should lower the price after looking at the choices)
Government Tax: No
Service Charge: Yes
Price for the buffet: Rm29.90+(adult), Rm15.90(senior citizen, above 60; children) promotion of buy 5 free1
Address: 527, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang.
Phone Number: 04- 899 9999
Business Hour: Daily 6pm - 10pm