Welcome the weekend by treating yourself to a sumptuous meal at one of the new hotels in the heartland of Georgetown- The Royale Bintang. Spaces are very limited in the colonial building but the management managed to have a pool built right beside a restaurant on second floor; and right now, the hotel is rolling out their first Friday Evening Poolside Barbecue Buffet Dinner. Choices are aplenty though not as extensive as some establishments in town but this particular buffet theme is definitely well-designed for meat lovers.
Friday Night Poolside Barbecue Buffet Dinner:
Price: Rm 83+ (adults); Rm 40+ (senior citizen and children).
Time: 7 pm to 10 pm; available on every Friday. *available until the end of March 2015*
Venue: Poolside on Level 2
Many Thanks to Royale Bintang for hosting us that evening.
Grilled Satay and Seafod Skewers
Minute Beef Tenderloin
Carnivores will be glad to see the wide range of barbecued meat available. Minute Beef Tenderloin took the center spotlight- tender, juicy and delicately marinated. Beef Satay was awesome either- deftly seasoned and grilled to perfection, though a little sweet but it goes flawlessly with their home-made Peanut sauce and assorted Satay condiments. Chicken Tandoori, on the other hand, was somewhat dry and rough to my liking but a miracle touch of Lemon Juice lighten the dish up. I had mine with plenty of greens. Other meat available include Lamb Chop and Seafood Skewers.
Thai Chicken Salad with Lemongrass
Pakoras with Mint Yogurt Dip
Stuffed Tofu with Sweet Chili Sauce
Entrees may not be too impressive but they were more than good enough to complement the meat. We did not get to sample all but to balance up the meal, we loaded our plates with plenty of fresh greens and Grilled Capsicum to go with the barbecued meat. The Hummus was okay, though not as flavorful as I thought it would be.
Mee Goreng Mamak Style
Char Koay Teow
Buttered Mixed Vegetables
Spaghetti Seafood Napolinata
For a balanced diet, go for their fresh greens or Buttered Mixed Vegetables; their Assorted Sausages were nicely done either, beautifully drenched in their home-made Black Pepper sauce with chopped Capsicum and Onions added. Equally good was the Spaghetti Seafood Napolinata, though a little dry and hard on the texture, the Napolinata sauce was toothsome. It had a medley of sweet, sour and savory notes within, complementing the Pasta perfectly. We did not get to try the Char Koay Teow but when we walked past the action stall, we were caught in a whiff of delightful aroma. Other dishes include Chicen Fried Rice, Pan Fried Potatoes with Ratatouille etc.
Sago served with Palm Sugar and Coconut Milk
End your meal with the array of desserts beautifully displayed at the counter; amongst the desserts we sampled, Cheese Cake and Chocolate Mousse left me with the deepest impression. The former cake was creamily rich but perfectly balanced in sweetness while the latter one was chocolaty with a velvety smooth texture. Also not to be missed will be their Bread and Butter Pudding served with Vanilla Sauce, it struck us with the fluffy-soft texture and the mellow buttery flavor; best part, it was not saccharine sweet. Other desserts, however, were mediocre.
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No
Address: No. 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, 10300, Georgetown, Penang.
Contact Number: 604- 259 8888