Rasa Sayang, Spice Garden – Mouth-Watering Northern Thai Buffet Dinner

Usually the Thai food that we are exposed to is Southern Thai style. There are not many Northern Thai cuisine in Penang. This time, instead of the regular Southern Thai cuisine, Rasa Sayang Spice Garden has flown in 2 Northern Thai Chefs all the way from Chiang Mai, they are Chef Pratthung Taka and Chef Damrongsak Khammongkhon.


For more details of the buffet list, please watch the video below:

There is a wide range of popular appetizers and spicy salads such as:

  • Som Tum Goong (papaya salad with prawn)
  • Yam Woonsen Gai Sab (spicy minced chicken salad)
  • Goong Takrai (poached prawn salad with lemongrass and shallots)
  • Thod Man Goong (deep-fried Thai shrimp cake)
  • Yum Hed Khem Thong Goong Sod (spicy enoki mushroom salad with prawn).


Goong Takrai and Yum Hed Khem Thong Goong Sod are the main dishes in this buffet spread. The latter comes with long thin white mushrooms and prepared with prawns, tomatoes, chilies and julienne carrot in a slightly sweet and sharp dressing which is easy to get addicted.


The dishes that goes well with rice are as below:

  • Thao Hoo Phad Med (stir-fried tofu with cashew nuts)
  • deep-fried fish cakes, Kaeng Khiew Warn Gai (Thai green curry)
  • Talay Phad Cha (stir-fried spicy seafood)
  • Kaeng Massaman Nue (massaman curry)


On other days, the mains comprise of:

  • Pla Neung Manow (steamed fish fillet in lime sauce)
  • Kaeng Phed Ped Yang (red curry with roasted duck)
  • Poo Pad Pongh Karee (stir-fried crab in curry powder)
  • Choo Chee Goong (deep-fried prawn with red curry sauce and kaffir lime leaf)


Noodle dishes such as Phad Thai Goong (stir-fried noodle with tamarind sauce), Guay Teow Tom Yum (spicy noodle soup with chicken, and chicken ball), and Chiang Mai famous curry noodle with braised chicken drumstick.


Fans of Thai soups will adore the Tom Kha Gai (spicy chicken soup in coconut milk), and Tom Yam Goong – a spicy prawn soup boiled with lemongrass, coriander and generous-sized juicy king prawns.

  • Kluay Thod (Thai fried banana)
  • Phuek guan (taro paste dumpling)
  • Kanom Tom (Thai coconut dumpling)
  • Sakoo maprow (sago with young coconut)
  • Bua loy (cice flour dumpling in coconut milk)
  • Mun lae Pheuk tod (fried potato and taro chips)
  • Tab tim grob (chest nut flour ball in coconut syrup)
  • Saku Pueak Maprao Awn (tapioca pearls in syrup and fresh coconut)


The Thai specialties will be the highlight at the buffet from 1st June until 30th June, the buffet is also available every Sunday to Thursday from 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Priced at RM173 nett per adult and RM87 nett per child, the buffet spread includes free flow of spiced beverage.


Every Monday and Tuesday, the restaurant offers the highly popular and value-for-money “P60 Promotion”, meaning diners pay only 60 per cent of the standard buffet price. It is not available on the eve of the public holidays and public holidays.


Every Friday and Saturday, Spice Market Cafe features the Seafood Buffet Dinner at RM185 nett per adult and RM93 nett per child, and including free-flowing cordial. Sunday Brunch is from noon to 3pm and priced at RM138 nett per adult and RM69 nett per child.


Overall, the buffet here has a great variety of food with good taste and presentation. The buffet not only offers wide rage of Northern Thai dishes, but also many delicious local and International dishes as well.

Editor’s Review (5 Stars Rank):

Price (more stars, more reasonable)
Food Presentation

Quick Facts:

Family Friendly
Pork Free
Credit Card
Private Room (Private Area)
WIFI Available

Operation hours: 11:00am – 11:00pm (Open Daily)
Contact: 04-888 8888
Address: Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, 11100 Penang.
GPS: 5.478351,100.253081

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