Monday, December 20, 2010

Sigi's New Year's Eve Colonial Countdown

Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Christmas and New Year Promotions

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Barbecue Bounty at Sigi's Bar and Grill on the Beach

Sigi's Bar and Grill on the Beach has recently unveiled its' latest pride and joy, an outdoor barbecue pit on its' beach front. Measuring 5.2 metres in diameter and seating up to 12 guests, the one-of-its-kind circular pit is probably the biggest on the Batu Feringgi beach. We were recently invited with a few guests to sample barbecue delights prepared by Executive Sous Chef John Brock.

Be it a personal get-together or a company function, the outdoor barbecue pit is an ideal venue to let the hair down and enjoy the sunset or sea breeze, complete with your own personal chef and service staff for the evening. Impress your guests with the chefs in action, demonstrating their culinary and grilling skills.

Choose from two set menus priced at RM90++ and RM120++ per pax with a minimum of six pax. Both menus provide a variety of seafood, red and white meats with an extensive selection of starters and appetizers which include Caesar Salad, Pasta Salad, Coleslaw, Potato Salad, breads and desserts, and free flow of beer, house wine, virgin mojitos and soft drinks. Starters not to be missed are the Fresh Oysters with Chef's selection of dipping sauce and my personal favourite Gourmet Flat Bread.

The barbecue spread includes highlights like Grilled Moroccan Prawns, Grilled Snapper in Banana Leaves, Slippery Lobster, Chermoula Lamb, Minute Sirlion Steak, Tom Yum Spiced Chicken Wings, Chicken and Beef Satay and BBQ Chicken Sausages.

Chef John Brock serving his guests who were seated in the circular BBQ pit
Virgin Mojito

Fresh Oysters and Boiled Prawns

Calamari and Chicken Chorizo Salad
Caesar Salad

Grilled Moroccan Prawns, Chrmoula Lamb Cutlets, Minute Sirlion Steak, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, Boiled Prawns wth cocktail sauce, pesto mayonnaise and Nahm Jim Sauce

Chef John Brock sharing with us about his globe trotting career as a chef

Gourmet Flat Bread and Garlic Bread

The Gourmet Flat Bread really needs a special mention. The flat bread is crispy with an abundance of sunflower seeds, olives, sun dried tomato and feta cheese. I ate at least three slices so trust me, they are really very good! :)

Strawberry Short Bread (loved this heaps too)

I especially loved the combination of the biscuit pastry, sliced strawberries and whipped cream.

Chocolate Tarte

Check out the full menu at Food Promotions site. Do give Sigi's a call to book in advance if you are planning for the perfect barbecue on the beach.

Chef patiently waiting for the breads to bake in the wood fire oven

Sigi's Bar and Grill on the Beach
Golden Sands Resort
Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang
T: +604-886 1852
F: +604-881 1880

Friday, November 19, 2010

El Mondo Italian and Western Cuisine Krystal Point

As the name suggests, El Mondo serves Italian and Western cuisine. Opened in 2007 at Krystal Point, El Mondo has become quite a household name for Italian food in the Bayan Lepas area. Their menu is extensive with 17 Appetizers, Salads and Soups, 22 pastas, 18 Pizzas 15 Fish and Meat dishes to choose from. The pasta is supposedly hand made and the pizza freshly baked.

P/S: I have been really busy lately so you will sometimes see mini posts like this with short write-ups for the time being

Spaghetti Con Zuchini, Pomodoro e Vongole
Spaghetti with Zuchini, Fresh Tomatoes, Garlic, Clams & homemade Breadcrumb.

The pasta was done al dente, just the way we liked it but a tad bland.

Chilli Garlic PrawnsPrawns sauteed with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Chilli, Garlic & Parsley served with plain sliced French Baguette.

We loved the dressing so much we wiped the plate clean with the French Baguette.

Chicken & Spinach Roulade
 (Rolled Chicken stuffed with Spinach & Mushroom, served with Rosemary Sauce, Broccoli & Mashed Potatoes)
The spinach and chicken combination is interesting coupled with the mashed potatoes and rosemary sauce makes a good choice for a Main Dish.

Pizza Florentino
(Minched Beef, Spinach, Egg, Mozzarella Cheese, Parsley & sprinkle of Chilli Flakes on Tomato Sauce)

I don't especially like eggs with my pizza but hubs liked this because he loves his pizza with spinach.

ADDRESS : B303-1-20, Krystal Point,
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
TEL : 604-642 5555
FAX : 604-644 6328
Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10:30am to 3pm / 6pm to 10:30pm
Sat - Sun 10:30am to 10:30pm

ADDRESS : 1-1-03, E-Gate, Lebuh Tunku Kudin 2,
11700 Penang, Malaysia.
TEL : 604-659 2328
FAX : 604-659 5328
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 11am to 3pm / 6pm to 11pm
Sat - Sun 11am to 11pm

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

El Cerdo - nose to tail eating

We were walking along Changkat Bukit Bintang in KL looking for a nice restaurant for dinner and found ourselves at a Spanish restaurant, El Cerdo, not knowing how famous this place is until I Googled about the it after our dinner.

El Cerdo means "The Pig" in Spanish thus the name of this restaurant which is famous for its pork dishes from around the world. The restaurant serves all things pork and a host of other interesting tapas and dishes e.g. paella, pasta etc.

We ordered some tapas and a paella to share. The waiter recommended their famous roast suckling pig but we didn't try because we felt it was a bit too heavy for just the two of us. However we saw a lot of people ordering this house special and read a lot of rave reviews about it so we are definitely going to try the infamous roast pork next time.

Prawns with Olive Oil Garlic and Chili (RM18)

Jamon Serrano - Thin slices of mountain air dried ham (RM18)

Loved the prawns but not the ham because they were too "raw" for me. Hubs loved both tapas nevertheless.

Rose Raspberry Sangria (RM25)

I loved the decor. It felt like you are transported to a small European town in a sidewalk restaurant. :)

Paella Traditional with Seafood, Chicken, Chorizo Sausage and Pork (RM88)

I loved the paella to bits. Even to this day I still pine over the paella. The paella took longer to cook (about 25 minutes) but it was well worth the wait. The flavours or the seafood, chicken and pork were so fully infused in the paella.

Churros Con Chocolate

Churros is the Spanish equivalent of the Chinese crueller or 'yau tiao'. The churros is deep fried
and sprinkled with icing sugar, accompanied by thick and rich hot chocolate. Simply decadent.

We were presented with a complimentary after dinner drink to aid digestion.

Business Hours:
Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner
(closed between 3pm - 6.30pm)
except Saturdays, El Cerdo is closed for lunch and open for dinner only.
Reservation: Call 603 2145 0511

No. 43 & 45, Changkat Bukit Bintang,
50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 603 2145 0511
Fax: 603 2145 1375

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Flamingo Sunday Buffet Lunch - 65 dishes to delight

After a few failed attempts, we finally managed to make reservation for the family at the infamous Flamingo Sunday Buffet Lunch. The sumptuous buffet sporting 65 dishes was the talk of the town when it was introduced in April this year.

Now after six months, the buffet is still so popular that the hotel has to extend to the ballroom to cater to the overwhelming patronage. I am not surprised given the variety of both local and international fare and the price of only RM25 nett per adult. To top that off, the first 10 guests and all senior citizens age 65 years and above get an additional 50% discount.

Rojak Buah





Ice Kacang and cendol


Ice Kacang and Cendol

Char Koay Teow

Ice Cream




Do not expect to get the best of Penang hawker food here but personally, I feel the price and variety more than made up for it.

Do book early to avoid dissapointment.

Flamingo Cafe
Flamingo by the Beach Penang
Jalan Tanjung Bunga 11200 Penang
Time: 12:30 to 3 pm
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