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Main Street Cafe, Cititel Penang – A Delightful Japanese Buffet

Cititel Main Street Cafe is one of the places to go in the city for local favorites, Asian and Western delights, buffet breakfast, rotational themed buffet lunch, dinner and supper in a relaxing and contemporary ambiance.

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The Friday night theme is Japanese Style buffet, which is also available on Weekend Buffet Lunch. Price for Weekend Buffet Lunch is as follows:

RM57 nett (Adult)
RM29 nett (Child)
RM40 nett (Senior Citizen)

From 12 noon till 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday.

The varieties of sushi available at the buffet spread.

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Fresh seafood such as oysters, green lipped mussels, prawns, half-shell scallops are kept chilled on ice.

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Sashimi lovers will be thrilled to find that raw salmon and tuna are available as well.

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There are also Main dishes like Grilled Saba Mackerel.

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Miso Butter Prawns.

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Soft Shelled Crab Tempura.

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Mussels with Wasabi mayonnaise (served in shell).

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Salmon head with teriyaki sauce.

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Stir fried beef with ginger.

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Japanese Chicken Curry.

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Yaki Chuka Ramen

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Garlic Fried Rice with Salted Salmon.

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Asian Tapas Corner.

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Delicious Satay.

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Grilled Shisamo

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Varieties of Cake available for those with sweet tooth.

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Assorted Pastries.

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Ice Kacang corner.

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Bread pudding with vanilla sauce and Omochi

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Assorted fruits.

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Overall, the varieties of Japanese food and fresh seafood are the highlights at Main Street Cafe, Cititel. The oysters, salmon and the snow crabs here are fresh and value for money if you are a seafood lover.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Corkage Charge
Credit Card
Smoking (available outdoor)
Reservation
Private Room

Operation hours: 12:00noon – 3:00pm (Weekend); 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Friday)
Contact: 04-291 1030
Address: 66, Jalan Penang, 10000 Penang.
GPS: 5.4208147,100.3309634

The Royale Bintang, Penang – Promotion For The Month

The Royale Bintang Penang is strategically located in George Town, Penang which is also within the vicinity of UNESCO Heritage Site. The hotel has a colonial facade with a modern and luxurious touch. The hotel offers unique accommodations and gourmet dining options since the first day of operation on 21st of March 2014.

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To commemorate the hotel’s 3rd year of operation this year, the Royale Bintang Penang is offering several exciting promotions to thank all the loyal guests for their continuous support all these years. From March 18th to 31st, guests can enjoy a 50% discount off all published room rates and also on Food & Beverage Ala Carte menu.

We had the opportunity to view the various room types in the hotel.

This is the Deluxe Room.

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The Junior Suite Room which is more spacious.

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The Executive Suite Room.

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The Honeymoon Suite.

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For more information, you can visit Royale Bintang official website here or alternatively, you can also compare rates via HotelsCombined.

In addition to that, due to popular demand, there are several ongoing Food and Beverage promotions at the various food outlets in the hotel such as the Friday Night Poolside BBQ.

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The barbecuing of satay in progress.

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This is the buffet spread for the pool side BBQ at Royale Bintang.

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Starters with a mix of local and International delights.

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Mixed veggie, sweet corn, baked pumpkin and baked salmon.

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Fried rice and fried noodle as the main Asian delicacies. Fish and chip for the Western palates.

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Aside the main dishes, there are also burgers, grills and satays which are available, on the list.

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The famous Penang Char Koay Teow and also Curry Mee also available for the buffet.

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Apart from local delicacies such as Char Koay Teow and Curry mee, there is also a section for tomyam with seafood.

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The final finale will be the desserts which give a sweet ending to all diners.

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Local desserts such as pungat and ice kacang are also available.

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Other ongoing promotions include:

  • The Tanjung Set Lunch available every Monday to Saturday from 12 noon to 2.30 pm
  • The Friday Night Poolside BBQ from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm
  • The Saturday Night Hawker’s Fare from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm at the Sri Tanjung Café
  • The Sunday High Tea from 12.30 pm to 4.00 pm at the Sri Tanjung Café

Overall, this is a good opportunity to enjoy the 50% off for the published room rate and also the ala-carte menu. On the other hand, the Friday Pool Site BBQ offers great variety for the buffet spread and is ideal for those seeking to refuel their energy after a swim at the pool.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 7:00pm – 10:00pm (Open Daily)
Contact: 04-2598888 Ext 8910
Address: 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown 10300 Penang.
GPS: 5.4168161,100.3417252

Tiger STREATS Penang – The Redefined Street Food

What is Tiger STREATS? Tiger STREATS, the unique street food experience from Tiger Beer, is gearing up to take its culinary delights on the road this March. Foodies in Penang and Johor will get the chance to sample Malaysian street food favourites as they’ve never had them before, all washed down with ice cold Tiger brews.

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Tiger Streats also means Tiger ‘street food meets fine dining’.

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A bold lager, born and brewed in the heart of Asia through tropical lagering process.

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During this Tiger Streat Event in Penang, there are various food stalls available. This event took place at Hin Bus Depot in Penang on 4th March 2017.

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Tiger Restaurant is the place where all the delicious could be found.

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One of the highlights at Tiger Streats was Inside Scoop. The ice cream was coated with salted egg batter with cempedak (jackfruit) flavored ice cream within. The taste was unique and delicious.

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K-pop Maggie Mee was another dish available at Tiger Streats. I personally did not quite like this dish as the taste of curry powder overwhelmed the original kimchi taste.

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We were constantly greeted by the aroma from the barbecue section.

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During this feast, Tiger fans will have their chance to dine and drink with their favorite Tiger beer.

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Cool and chilling Tiger beers are available during this event.

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The Color Noise, a great local band was performing throughout the whole night of this event.

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Tiger fans will be kept entertained throughout the event with retro-inspired games.

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Tikam Wall, is something that you will be able to get your luck on for trying something.

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Instead of playing ping pong with the bat, this is the time for you to try with kitchen utensils.

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The chilling session had been going strong all night long.

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This is where you will have your thirst quenched and stomach ‘refueled’.

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For more information on Tiger STREATS, please visit Tiger Beer’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/tigerbeermy

Royal High Tea Onboard, Libra Cruise – A Lifetime Unique Experience

Savoring high tea is nothing new in Penang as there are many cafes and hotels offering afternoon high tea. However, enjoying afternoon tea on a cruise may be something new to us. Imagine having the best of both worlds, cruising on the beautiful sea in Penang and at the same time savouring Royal High Tea which can be an exclusive experience.

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Libra Star Cruise is also known as a floating holiday resort. During the whole sailing journey, the cruise offered great gourmet delights, recreations and wellness as well as great entertainment shows.

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We were greeted by the white grand piano in the lobby.

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The great smile on the faces of the cruise ship butlers makes you feel like a VIP entering the ship.

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The dress code of the butlers is in accordance to the standard requirement of “5 stars hospitality standard”. This is one of the main selling points of having high tea on Libra Star Cruise.

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Hwajing Travel and Tours has been playing as the pioneer in establishing trends in the Malaysian Cruise Industry. Recently, Hwajing has launched a new package known as “Royal High Tea” which is specially designed to enrich the cruise experience for cruise travelers.

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The main objective of introducing the “Royal High Tea” onboard is to let guests to have a chance to get away from their hectic lifestyle, be pampered and enjoy some quality time.

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Four Seasons is the name of the restaurant that located inside this cruise.

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The menu as shown below:

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The option of tea is from Twining’s with the following selections:

  • English Breakfast
  • Earl Grey Tea
  • Peppermint
  • Green Tea

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The first ever “Royal High Tea” concept is just appropriated to the market as it is exceptional, great value added and provided as a FREE Surprise to Hwajing passengers.

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Another plus point for this Royal High Tea is everything on the platter is refillable.

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For those who prefer coffee over tea, you can always state your choice.

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Tea and coffee are also refillable.

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Having a light session with Mr. Kenny, the Managing Director of Hwajing during the launch of “Royal High Tea”.

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Overall, the launch of Hwajing’s “Royal High Tea” is specially designed to enrich the cruise experience of cruise travelers at Libra Star Cruise. For more information about this “Royal High Tea”, please visit: Hwajing Travel & Tours Facebook Page

The Memory Lane Mufe, Service Road – Retroactive Museum & Cafe

Everything in the past is the trend now. The world “Nostalgic” seems to take over Penang by storm as we could find many childhood memories being brought to life. It brings back wonderful and sentimental memories to those who had gone through it. To the new generation, it might turn out to be something interesting and Instagram-worthy to them.

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The signboard resembles the “Next Change” sign in the olden days’ cinemas.

The food at The Memory Lane is also something very classic. The promotion for breakfast sets is limited to the first 100 customers:

  • Ah Gong Set – RM1 (Coffee and Toasts)
  • Ah Ma Set – RM2 (Coffee, Toasts and Fried Bee Hoon)

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The entrance to The Memory Lane looks like a time traveling machine which turns the clock back to 70’s.

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The dining tables and chairs for this place is setup to match the classical those days style.

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Kids from the 70’s – 80’s should be very familiar with Fanta soda as it was one of the popular drinks in those days. What high sugar intake? There was no such thing in the past.

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They are selling tambun biscuits here which are packed into classic boxes. Each of the box cost RM15.00

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In the olden days, the coffee shop would share the same entrance as the budget hotel. The Memory Lane managed to bring back this concept.

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The replica classic cigarettes boxes are also displayed on the cabinets of the counter.

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The signboards in those days were similar to this type.

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The back lane which consists of hanging shirts on top and the coffee stall by the corner.

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Kedai Kopi Kim Hong, the wording and the signboard is the replica of a classic coffee shop.

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The “costume” and the look of this uncle is like the barista in those days.

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Next to the coffee shop is the “sundry shop”.

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Inside Pak Samad sundry shop you can see the crackers in tins and classic toys.

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Comics and candies that were usually available in sundry shops.

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The pop-pop gun that I love to play when I was young.

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The bubble gum that I love to buy during my childhood. Actually I don’t love to eat bubble gums. The thing that I wanted was the temporary tattoo that came with this bubble gum.

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This is the so-called lucky draw board, one of the “try your luck” games that we love to try during those days.

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The ice kacang stall that used to move around with the breads on the go as well.

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The classic cup of ‘kopi’ which can still be found in some coffee shops.

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The dishes on the table are available during normal business hours.

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Overall, this place is something very unique, it brings back fond memories to those who used to live in that era. New generation would also be able to look and feel the life in those days. The food here is reasonable and nice. The only drawback is the parking which is limited during working hours.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Credit Card
Smoking
Reservation
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Contact: 04 229 3232
Address: 32, Jalan Service, 10050, Georgetown, Penang.
GPS: 5.4249371,100.32011

Cinta Sayang Resort, Sungai Petani – Perfect for Short Getaways

Cinta Sayang is a golf resort which offers facilities that meet the needs of everyone in the family. The perfectly landscaped golf course for serious or leisure or even beginners golfers, water theme park for both adults and children looking for exciting water coaster rides, horse riding or a dive into the hotel’s pools. If these are not enough to occupy your time, you can always indulge in their food within the resort’s F&B outlets.

Currently, Cinta Sayang Resort is having a promotion for a 3-day-2-night stay for only RM308. It includes not only accommodation, but entrance tickets to the water park, daily buffet breakfast as well as a RM20 credit voucher in any F&B outlets!

You can visit their official website here or alternatively, you can also compare rates via HotelsCombined

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Food wise, we had no complaints on the food options and the portion was very generous. Most importantly, they are reasonably priced.

For more information, please view my video below for an overview of the resort facilities.

Fresh Moment, Spice Canopy – The Healthy Vegetarian Dining

Penang is always packed with delicious and nice food. You can find food in each and every corner of Penang Island. However, there are not many places in Penang that provide healthy vegetarian food.

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One of the newest places to hunt for food is Spice Canopy. You can find a restaurant serving healthy vegetarian food and it is known as Fresh Moment. It is not hard to locate this restaurant as Spice Canopy is located just next to SPICE arena.

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The slogan for Fresh Moment is Friendly, Healthy and Refreshing.

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