Friday, September 19, 2014

Seafood Extravaganza Buffet @ Sarkies, Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang.

The thought of seeking a good place that serves a wide range of seafood (in Penang) to satiate my craving has been a daunting task for me; fortunately, I can have my cravings fixed at Sarkies. Sarkies of Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang is pleased to offer buffet fanatics a new sturdy range of buffet spread. Plethora of carefully chosen stupendous dishes will be offered. The management has tweaked the menu a little and as a result of that, a more extensive menu is up. 

Many thanks to E&O Hotel Penang for hosting us. 

Seafood Extravaganza: (the buffet promotion is expected to run until the end of October 2014)

7 pm to 10: 30 pm, every Wednesday.

Rm 110++ (Adult), Rm 48++ (Children)

Many Thanks to E&O Hotel Penang for hosting us on that evening. 

Yabbies/ Crayfish and Oysters

Tuna and Salmon Sashimi

Snow Crabs

Aplenty seafood available in the buffet spread to match with the buffet theme- Seafood Extravaganza. Snow Crabs, Crayfish, Oysters, Prawns and Mussels are some of the seafood that are worth looking forward to. 

Grilled Unagi

Tuna Tataki

Tako Sushi

Egg Salad

Baby Octopus Salad

Cheese Platter

Prawn Cocktail in Glass

Ebi Sushi

Grilled Unagi lovers will be delighted to know that Grilled Unagi is now available too, it was lip-smacking as expected but it could be better with the sweet Unagi Tare sauce. Equally delicious is the Tuna Tataki, perfectly seared with a soft and pink hue in the middle; perfect to go on its own or with a touch of refreshing Lemon Juice. Another serendipitous find on the Cheese Platter, a Garlic infused Soft Cheese which possesses a garlicky flavor followed by a smooth and cheesy texture, making it an ideal spread with the hotel's Soft Rolls. 

Fried Fish with Sweet and Sour Sauce

Squid Curry

Steamed Cabbage Rolls with Egg White Sauce

Black Pepper Chicken

Stir Fried Crabs with Special Sauce

Lamb Stew

Butter Oat Prawns

Sweet and Sour Chicken


Chef Martin added a local touch to the main dishes of the buffet spread by serving a few of the locals' favorite dishes. Black Pepper Chicken was one of the dishes that left me a very deep impression. It was deftly seasoned and beautifully cooked; the meat was tender but the real draw of the dish was the sauce, peppery, delicately salted and it has the right consistency to my liking (not too watery or starchy). Also not to be missed will be the Squid Curry. Do not be fooled by the unappealing and unpromising look of the dish, it was robust with flavors, hitting the palate with a mild chili kick. A perfect dish to spoon over rice. Excitement strikes when we noticed Frittata was being offered; the Italian Egg dish impressed us with its airy, soft and fluffy texture with a buttery-flaky thin pastry skin; as light as cotton and as delicious as a dream.

Grilled Steaks, Lamb Chops, Chicken Satays, Assorted Sausages, Japanese Saba Fish, Tempura, Baked Oysters with Cheese, Seafood Chowder, Pumpkin Cream Soup with Croutons, Pasta, Japanese Teppanyaki, Penang Char Koay Teow and Roast Duck are some of the dishes that diners can look forward to, particularly in this buffet theme. 


Chocolate Mousse topped with Marshmallows

Assorted Doughnuts

Mille Feuille

Assorted Fruits- Seedless Grapes and Strawberries


Stalwart dessert fans will go "gaga" over their dessert spread. Be spoilt for choices as the spread  will be teeming with a wide selection of dessert choices. You will regret for not trying their Profiteroles; albeit the outer layer of the pastry puff was slightly harden, the inner filling of the Profiteroles was soft and creamy while the caramelized outer layer provides a gentle sweetness to the puff. It was not sweet at all, just the way I like. Chocolate devotees could try their Chocolate Mousse, unbelievably smooth and Chocolaty, with a perfectly balanced sweetness. The Mille Feuille, on the other hand, did not impress us with its biscuit-like pastry. Other desserts that may be served are Black Forest Cake, Pistachio Creme Brulee, American Carrot Cake, Lemon Meringue Pie, Pistachio Financier etc. 

Many thanks to E&O Hotel's Executive Chef- Chef Martin Becquart and his culinary team for preparing the wonderful buffet spread. 

Additional Information:
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, Georgetown, Penang.
Contact: 604- 222 2000

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