|HARI RAYA BUFFETS|
|Written by Administrator II|
|Tuesday, 07 September 2010 14:35|
Article and photos by HELEN ONG
Like the annual Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner, the Hari Raya meal is an important time to unite the whole family. Of course, there’s nothing like Mom’s home cooking, and I’ve yet to come across a Beef Rendang which is better outside, but, to save Emak a lot of time and trouble, some of our hotels are offering some amazing buffets.
They allow the whole family to dine at leisure, without (generally) the women rushing back and forth to the kitchen. Buffets are also a wonderful opportunity for people of all cultures and races, Muslims and non-Muslims, to feast together on some delicious and unique dishes, many of which only appear at this time of year. Most are quite reasonably-priced, and a fair few offer group or credit card discounts.
Here are a few places to consider in Penang; although some are not specifically billed as Hari Raya Buffets, they will also be doing some magnificent spreads. For details of special discounts or the menu, please contact the hotels direct.
After a month of fasting and prayers, it is time to celebrate the festivities with both the young and the old. Treat the family to the Hari Raya Aidiltitri Buffet at Equatorial Hotel Penang’s Coffee Garden, where a glorious buffet spread will be filled with an impressive selection of traditional Raya goodies, action stall favourites as well as a mix of mouth-watering Malay, Chinese, Indian, Western, Arabic and Japanese cuisine. Dinner is available from 6.30-10pm, priced at RM72++ (A) and RM39++ (C), and the Brunch on the second day is priced at RM45++ (A) and RM25++ (C).
Staying on that side of town, the Eastin Hotel will have an International Buffet available from 6.30-10pm priced at RM88++ (A) or RM53++ (C), and the Northam Hotel’s Coffee House will be holding a First Syawal Day Buffet Lunch from noon to 2.30pm, priced at RM40++ (A) and RM25++ (C).
In town, be spoilt for choice at g Café’s Aidilfitri Buffet Lunch & Dinner at the g Hotel. The Istimewa Buat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri 2010 at Cititel Penang’s Main Street Café, Lobby Level, on the first and second day of Hari Raya is available from noon – 3pm, priced at RM40 nett (A) or RM20 nett (C). Alternatively, dine in the sky the Bayview George Town’s Raya Delights with a View, where the Buffet Dinner at their Revolving Restaurant is available from 6.30-10pm at just RM58++ (A) or RM35++ (C). Alternatively, try the Ramadhan High Tea at Sunway Hotel in town, available on the second and third day, where it’s just RM25++ pp.
Near the beach side, celebrate the first day of Raya with the International Buffet and BBQ Dinner at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort’s Gaya Beachside Restaurant for just RM65++ (A) or RM32.50 (C). Further along, it’s only RM62++pp or RM88++ dinner Hydro Hotel’s Al Arabia Themed Night, where Chef Zak, who used to cook for the Sultan of Brunei, is offering a host of Malay and Middle Eastern delights at their coffee house Palms. It’s RM55++ per adult, and half that for kids.
Or how about trying the Hari Raya Seafood Dinner Buffet at Park Royal Penang, where their award winning chefs will put together a feast of seafood to delight as you celebrate the festival of Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Diners also stand a chance to win a 2 nights stay in a Deluxe Coastal View Room and a 3-course dinner at Uncle Zack By The Beach for 2 persons, worth more than RM2000. Available on 10th and 11th September, 6.30-10.30pm, priced at RM108.00++ (A) or RM54.00++ (C), and for every one paying adult, one kid eats for free!
Whichever way and wherever you choose to enjoy Hari Raya Aidilfitri, our good wishes to all our Muslim friends and family for this festive season.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 14:47|