Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ramadhan Buffet Dinner @ The Eatery, Four Points by Sheraton Penang.

Break fast with The Eatery housed within Four Points by Sheraton Penang in this holy month of Ramadhan with their carefully designed menu which comprises of both locals and international flavors. The Ramadhan Buffet Dinner is priced at Rm 78+ (for adult) and children aged between 3 to 12 years old will be entitled for a 50% discount. The Buffet runs from 28th of June 2014 until 27th of July 2014. As usual, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members get to enjoy a 20% discount off the total food bill while cards members of UOB, Maybank and CIMB get to enjoy discounts up to 50% (kindly inquire within). 

Many Thanks to Starwood Hotels and Resorts for extending the invitation. 

Expect a smorgasbord of traditional Malay dishes along with some specialties from the culinary team of The Eatery such as Tempoyak, home-made Sambal Belacan, Ayam Masak Merah, Nasi Briyani Kambing and so on. 

Keropok and Papadom 

Sambal Cincaluk

Sambal Hijau

Sambal Tempoyak

 Ulam- Ulaman Serantau/ Petai/ Kacang Botol/ Jering/ Ulam Raja

The Eatery plays the seasonal card well by offering Sambal Tempoyak, which is hardly seen in Penang. The fermented Durian possesses a strong acidity with a pleasingly mild Durian flavor and agreeable amount of spiciness. Their home-made Sambal Belacan was equally delectable. It was hot but not lip-numbingly hot and should be easily acceptable by all range of diners. Another thing we like about their assorted condiments was all of them were delicately salted, none of them were overpowering or overshadowing the fresh greens. 

Kerabu Kacang Botol

Lemang with Serunding Daging and Serunding Ayam

Kerabu Ayam

Kerabu Selom

Kerabu Telur

Their Kerabu Ayam may be a little oily but their flavor was precisely calibrated, further enlivened with the use of Coriander. Kerabu Telur shared the same ingredients as Kerabu Ayam but it differs in terms of texture. The deep-fried Eggs were slightly resilient to the bite. The Serundings were great but the Lemang could be better with a chewier texture (I don't like my Glutinous Rice soft anyway).

Ayam Masak Gulai

Tempura Squid

Ayam Rendang

Kari Ikan

Terung Belacan

Daging Apor

Tempura Prawns

Daging Masak Kurma

Kai Lan Ikan Masin

We were pleased with the spread of Rendangs and Curries available. We especially enjoyed the Daging Apor and Ayam Rendang. The Beef has the perfect ratio of fats to lean meat, which gives the meat a chewy yet meaty bite, further enhanced with the deftly seasoned Herbs and Spices. The Ayam Rendang was good on its own but even better to go with some Rice, to slightly tone down the saltiness but we love the robust flavors within the curry. 

Sup Ekor

Bubur Lambuk Four Points

Mee Soto

I was excited to see the hefty chunk of meat hidden under the Sup Ekor but the soup was rather a disappointment. It was somewhat oily and lacked of flavors from Herbs and Spices while the Bubur Lambuk was too thick to my liking. The broth of Mee Soto, however, impressed us with the light and mellow sweetness.  

Bubur Cha Cha

Assorted Malay Kuih

Cheese Cake

Kuih Lapis

Assorted Fruits

Soya Bean/ Air Bandung/ Air Sirap

The Eatery was a little weak for their dessert corner. While the range of traditional Malay Kuihs was pretty standard-average, we thought some refinements might be needed for the Bubur Cha Cha. They should replace the Jelly with something else, for a crunchier and more refreshing bite. The Fruit section was somewhat interesting though, we had some seedless Grapes, Red Dragon Fruit, Buah Luku and Rambutan (apart from the usual spread). 

Additional Information:
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: Yes 6%
Address: 505, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang.
Contact Number: 604- 371 8888

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