Monday, December 3, 2012

Sesame + Soy - a hot new dining concept at G Hotel

Sesame + Soy, G Hotel's Pan Asian Chinese Cuisine restaurant offers dining experience like no other in Penang. As a start, it is already unusual to find two complimentary yet different dining ambiance in one space.

As you walk into the restaurant, you will be greeted first by Soy, a modern Asian bistro of sort, which is the more casual of the two. Soy offers fusion contemporary Asian cuisine that are also moderately priced. Soy is famous for its value-for-money Business Set Lunch where you select any two dishes with your choice of steamed or fried rice, soup and dessert of the day at only RM30++ per person.

Sesame is the perfect epitome of Chinese fine dining, a rare find in Penang. Don’t be surprised if Sesame if not your traditional Chinese restaurant. Sesame prides itself in its Pan Asian Chinese Cuisine with a fusion of contemporary Chinese cuisine from across the region and classic Chinese dishes.

The soft ambient lighting and plush setting makes Sesame a favourite for private dinner party, wedding party or corporate group dining. The restaurant offers attractively priced set menus ranging from Rm58++ per person to RM138++ per person.

Soy is opened from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm for lunch while Sesame is open from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner.

Sesame + Soy has graciously invited us for a food tasting session with a few other food bloggers. The following are the fine dishes crafted by Chef Chiam in the menu. Chef Chiam is very particular about plating and decoration. The dishes are not just tasty but they are also very pleasing to the eyes.

We started off with the appetizer which is a combination of fruit tart, fresh scallop skewer with baked mashed sweet potato. I especially liked the concoction of smoked duck breast, mango and roe with rasberry dressing in the fruit tart.

Sesame's Treasure Combination - with smoked duck breast, fruit tart with rasberry dressing and fresh scallop skewer with baked mashed sweet potato

We were then presented with a Superior Broth ala Western with Seafood Dumpling. The broth is made of pumpkin while the seafood parcel is full of treasures like crab and sea cucumber.

Braised Golden Superior Broth with Seafood Dumpling

The pan seared chicken was crispy and yet tender, served with a traditional "Xi Shi" sauce.

Pan-seared Chicken with "Xi Shi" Sauce and Asparagus in Cream Sauce with Baby Carrot and Edible Flower

Wok Fried Diced Salmon with Brown Bean Sauce with Crispy Corn Cake

Grilled Blue River Prawn in Korean Spice accompanied by Marmite Sauce

Crunchy Jack Fruit Kataifi Roll with Honey and Chinese Herbal Jelly with Jamoca Almond Fudge Ice Cream

The dessert was a creative twist with the sweet jack fruit roll and ice cream and the slightly tart and bitter herbal jelly.

Pink Perfection

Watermelon Pudina
Chef Chiam passionately sharing the fine details he puts into his dishes

Elegant dining
Private room

If you have a change from the Penang Chinese dining scene and you want to pamper yourself with fine Chinese cuisine in a luxury cum trendy setting, then Sesame + Soy is definitely worth a try.

Sesame + Soy
G Hotel
168A Persiaran Gurney 10250 Penang
Tel: +604 238 0000

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