Hard Rock Hotel, Batu Ferringhi – Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

This coming Christmas, spend your time for the celebration at Hard Rock Penang. Hard Rock has so much to offer to bring up your Christmas spirit and welcome the New Year. During this Christmas Eve, there will be a special Rock N’ Roll Buffet at Starz Diner, from 6:30pm to 10:30pm priced at RM198 nett per adult | RM98 nett per child (6-12 years old).

Enjoy a selection of eats from the sushi bar, seafood on ice, platters, mains, Asian corner, action station, carving station, desserts and a whole lot of Christmas goodies. Be sure to give the Confit of Duck Leg & Pink Radish with Cinnamon Apple a try.

Platters – Salmon Gravlax and red snapper Hinava with Condiments. Blackened Asian Marinated Beef Platter with Condiments. I just love the salmon gravlax although the preparation was nothing fancy, the freshness of the fish made this dish so appetizing. It was served together with avacado slices to give an extra nutritional boost.

Antipasto – Marinated eggplants, pumpkins, olives, capsicums, zucchinis, onions and sundried tomatoes. This platter consisted of mostly vegetable and fruits which was a very appetizing and nutritional starter.

The Sushi Bar – Moriawase Sushi and Maki with Condiments Salmon Maki, Tanuki Maki, Maguro Maki, Futo Maki, Inari Maki, Cheese Maki, Ebi Maki Roll. All the maki’s made the sushi bar look exciting and colorful.

Individual Appetizers – Chirashi sushi, prawns kiwi soup shooters, petit seared rare beef with edamame and shoyu lime cream.

Pre-mixed salads – shrimp and snow peas salad, avacado & carbmeat salad, beetroot tartare with mango and seared scallops, baked eggplant with pumpkin & tomato, “Salmon Fusion Salad” with Crispy Kataifi, Asparagus with Tomato Ginger jam, red cabbage slaw, eda mame.

Carving Station – Roasted whole turkey and spiced chestnut bread stuffing with giblet gravy, cranberry glaze and buttered baby vegetables, chicken wellington with spinach mushroom and toasted cashew nut, brown jus and creamy mushroom sauce.

Main Speads – Honey sage paprika spring chicken with smashed carrots and ginger and soy glaze, confit of duck leg & pink radish with cinnamon apple, blackened salmon with risotto cake and mandarin orange reduction Asian style gratinated crab wth wilted greens, pan fried prawn with chili and onions, braised brussels sprout in onions.

Asian Corner – Wok fried fish fillets with Nyonya sauce, braised oxtail assam pedas, grilled sumac marinated lamb chop.

Baked chicken tikka on basmati rice, vegetables pickled with toasted sesame.

Soups – Turkey consomme with mushroom dumpling, seafood & corn chowder with saffron cream.

Christmas Goodies – Christmas cakes, Christmas Pudding with vanilla custard anglaise, chocolate and cherry yule logs, blueberry panna cottas, fruit cakes with glazed fruits, christmas cookies, minced pies.

These Christmas goodies were specially crafted lighten up the Christmas mood of the place.

Credits to the group of chefs who were working so hard to present this beautiful and attractive Christmas buffet dinner.

Overall, the theme of Starz Diner’s Christmas dinner is a fusion of Asian and Western cuisine. The dishes that attracted me the most is the Japanese corner and the roast turkey. For those that want to eat, drink and be Merry, this is the best place to be.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

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Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Corkage Charge (RM200 per bottle)
Credit Card
Smoking (available outdoor)
Reservation
Private Room

Operation hours: 12:00pm – 10:00pm (7 days a week)
Contact: 04-881 1711
Address: Hard Rock Hotel Penang,Batu Ferringhi Beach,11100 Penang, Malaysia
GPS: 5° 46′ 75.95″ N, 100° 24′ 20.47″ E

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