Rock Hard @ Hard Rock Hotel & Cafe – Batu Ferringhi, Penang

“Yeah, what’s up!”, this is how you greeting when you meet a rocker. In fact, this is not an unusual sign for the staff to greet you back at Hard Rock Cafe or Hard Rock Hotel at Batu Ferringhi, Penang.

It is not hard to locate Hard Rock hotel. If you are following the one and the only road from Tanjong Bungah to Batu Ferringhi, you will sure pass by The Ship and Eden restaurant. Keep driving for another 1km and you will soon see Hard Rock Hotel on your right.

Hard Rock Hotel and Cafe have four principles for all their staff to serve clients better, which are:

  1. Love all, serve all. Have to love all the human and every living nature in this world.
  2. All is one. Treat all human kinds as one society. As in the world of music there will be no level.
  3. Take time to be kind. Time will brush up a person and make a person to be kind.
  4. Save the planet. Heal the world and make it a better place.

Besides the service, the food rocks as well. As starter, below will be one of the recommendations from Hard Rock Cafe, Penang.

Starters:

Jumbo Combo – RM48.00

A delectable array of our most popular starters that’s big enough to share. Includes Santa Fe Spring Rolls, Hickory-Smoked Chicken Wings, Onion Rings, Potato Skins and Tupelo Chicken Tenders. Served with four different sauces for mixing and matching.

Each of the dish served with has their own sauce to be dipped with. Most of the sauce tasted fine for me. But there was one which was made of blue cheese really put me off. Even though I can eat the most exotic food in this world but I still can’t accept the taste of blue cheese.

The cut for the inner of the Santa Fe Spring Rolls was crispy and delicious.

Hard Rock Nachos – RM32.00

Fresh corn tortilla chips piled high with Jack and Cheddar cheeses and seasoned pinto beans. Served with sour cream, chopped green onions, pico de gallo, jalapeños and a side of fresh Hard Rock Grilled Salsa. Big enough to be shared.

The taste of the chips were great as they were made from high quality corns and cheddar cheese. However, the price for a plate of nachos chip is a bit on the high side. The chips are not refillable, only the dip is. The amount of the chips is just capable for 3 persons only. If the chips can be made bottomless, this will be perfect.

Set Lunch:

New Set Lunch On The Menu. We were honored to get invited to review the pre-launch set lunch for hard rock cafe. The price of each set cost only RM28++ for the 3-course meal. Thanks for Jason and Gill from Gourmet Garden for the arrangement.

First Week Of The Month:

  • Soup Of The Day – Served with garlic bread
  • Main Course:
    • Cajun Fish Fillet – Served with tartar sauce, seasoned fried and coleslaw
      • or
    • Chicken Chop – Topped with green peas, carrot and onion served with seasoned fries and coleslaw
      • or
    • Oxtail Stew – Served with steam white rice and fresh garden vegetable
  • Dessert – Single scoop ice cream

The chicken chop was very juicy and the brown sauce was very classic and delicious. However, the batter was slightly on the salty side.  Anyway, it is best mixed with the salad.

If you dare to take the combination of the salad together with the brown sauce chicken chop, it’s very unique and delightful.

Second Week Of The Month:

  • Side Salad – With choice of dressing, please check with the server
  • Main Course:
    • Grilled Fish Fillet – Served with garlic smashed potato and fresh garden vegetables
      • or
    • Teriyaki Chicken Chop – Topped with fresh Julienne vegetables and served with steam white rice
      • or
    • Hawaiian Hamburger – Served with seasoned fried
  • Dessert – Single scoop ice cream

Hawaiian Hamburger, the patty is medium to well done, it is not as juicy as the legendary burger.

However, the combination of the patty with the pineapple slices was delicious and appetizing.

Third Week Of The Month:

  • Soup Of The Day – Served with garlic bread
  • Main Course:
    • Stir-fried Seafood with Three Favour Sauce – Served with steam white rice
      • or
    • Marmalade Chich Chop – Served with garlic smashed potato and fresh garden vegetables
      • or
    • Beef Stew – Served with garlic smashed potato and fresh garden vegetables
  • Dessert – Single scoop ice cream

Cajun Fish Fillet, you might probably want to ask what does cajun mean? Actually A cajun seasoning mix is used in many cajun recipes.  It is basically salt with a variety of spices, which are pepper, onion powder, garlic poweder, chili powder, thyme, sweet basil and bay leaf.

Cajun fish fillet is cooked in cajun recipes which taste slightly hot and spicy. Overall, the taste of the fish was fresh and well marinated with cajun spices. The mashed potato was one of the great side dishes. It was very creamy and rich.

Fourth Week Of The Month:

  • Side Salad – With choice of dressing, please check with the server
  • Main Course:
    • Mediterranean Seafood Pasta – served with garlic bread
      • or
    • Garlic Chicken Quesadilla – Grilled chicken and pineapple, stuffed in flour tortillas
      • or
    • California Burger – Served with seasoned fries
  • Dessert – Single scoop ice cream

Legendary 10 oz. Burger – RM40.00

This burger is the most famous at Hard Rock Cafe: It is topped with seasoned bacon, two slices of Cheddar cheese, a crisp fried onion ring, lettuce, tomato, and pickles.

The patty was juicy and full of aroma of meat. You will love this if you are meat lover. Serving together was the fried onion ring, instead of the calamari ring as it is the family of the octopus that manage to get all the result correct for this round of world cup. “Paul the Octopus”, just kidding.

Desserts:

Hot Fudge Brownie – RM26.00

Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on a fresh brownie, topped with chopped walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, fresh whipped cream and a cherry.

Very delicious dessert and very filling. This dish will definitely melt you down. As we know that the ending of a meal is the most important as it will give you the strongest impression. In fact, this is a good ending.

Beverages:

Mango-Berry Cooler – RM25.00 per glass

A tropical blend of fresh mangos, strawberries, pineapple juice, orange juice and sweet & sour mix topped with lemon-lime soda. For non-alcohol lover, this is the one that you will want to order.

Fruitapalooza – RM40.00 per glass

Enjoy the fruity flavor of Malibu Coconut, crème de banana, sweet & sour and strawberry purée, topped with lemon-lime soda. It was very fruity but is not my cup of tea as it tasted a bit like cough syrup.

Triple Platinum Margarita – RM60 per glass

Olmeca Gold Tequila, Cointreau Orange Liqueur, Grand Marnier and fresh squeezed margarita mix come together to provide the ultimate margarita experience. Oh yeah babe, I love it. The shot gun of the liquor.

Hard Rock Mineral Water – RM3.00 per bottle, for those that is not fancy of any mocktail, cocktail or liquor, a bottle of “twisted” hard rock mineral will suit you best.

Kenny Lim, the kitchen manager for hard rock manager. He is not just good in cooking, and he rocks!

Elisa Saw, the Marketing Communication Manager. Her face looked stern when I took her candid camera. Anyway, she is very nice and friendly.

The bar counter inside the hard rock cafe.

ChunLi of Hard Rock. Yeah! What’s up!

One of the most expensive replica memorabilias at Rock World Penang.

Madonna’s memorabilia, there are only 5 replicas all around the world.

Beside the gallery, the main entrance of Hard Rock Hotel is also very attractive, the hanging LED really makes the whole place sentimental and cheerful.

The LED really looks like shooting stars of the galaxy.

The main lobby and also the pub merged as their counter.

The rock shop at the lobby.

We were so lucky there there were 3 pretty girls get us to take their photos. By the way, if some of you do know them please let me know 🙂

The ambiance of this place is great, while the food taste is very nice too. There are even plentiful of car parks available.  As the price of dining at this place is slightly on the high side. There are also no outside alcohol allowed in the cafe, each bottle with cost a cockage charge of RM200.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Taste
Price
Food Presentation
Service
Overall

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Parking
Pork Free
Alcohol
Corkage Charge (RM200 per bottle)
Credit Card
Smoking (after 1opm)
Reservation
Private Room

Operation hours: 11:00am – 02:00am (7 days a week)
Contact: 04-8811 711
Address: Jalan Batu Feringghi, 11100, Penang Malaysia.

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