From 13th September to 31st October 2013, Cafebiz and Ah Hoi’s Kitchen of Traders Hotel, Singapore will showcase the much-loved flavours of Penang.
Penang Assam Laksa
Guest chefs Lim Thow Shong and Ridzuan Bin Mat from Golden Sands Resort have specially been invited on this ocassion to prepare the Penang-focused menu.
Popular dishes such as Char Kway Teow, Assam Laksa, Hokkien Mee, Assam Prawns, Chicken Curry Kapitan, Rojak, Tau Kwa Sumbat, Nasi Goreng Teluk Bahang, Loh Bak, Mee Goreng Mamak Penang and Curry Mee will be featured on a rotating menu at the Cafebiz buffet on top of an international buffet spread, while a selection of six dishes will be available for dinner at Ah Hoi’s Kitchen.
Jiu Hu Eng Chai (Cuttlefish Kang Kong with Prawn Paste Sauce)
Talk about Penang and instantly images of hawker and street food come to mind. Its wide-ranging cuisine owes its origin to the diverse multiracial population of Malay, Chinese and Indian, as well as influences around Asia such as Thailand.
Penang Fried Kway Teow
Apart from the food, Penang is renowned for its tourist attractions such as the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Diners of the hotel’s Penang food promotion qualify for a lucky draw, where prizes include two-night stays at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Golden Sands Resort, and Traders Hotel in Penang –a dream come true for ardent lovers of Penang food!
Chicken Curry Kapitan
One of the highlights from the buffet spread is the Chicken Curry Kapitan, a Malaysian Peranakan dish originating from Penang. The commingling of ingredients such as lemongrass, galangal, candlenut and turmeric brings about an intense flavour profile, deeply penetrating the chicken meat down to the bone.
The Assam Prawn is furnished with a touch of sweetness that stands out in contrast with its salty and tangy characteristics.
Penang Hokkien Mee
The Penang version of Hokkien Mee differs hugely from the Singaporean version that we are well acquainted with. As opposed to the Singaporean wok-fried version, the Penang Hokkien Mee is served in a flavourful prawn broth that’s slightly sweet and absolutely slurpable to the last drop.
Despite not being a huge fan of banana, the Pengat Pisang is one banana-laden dessert I can devour with no qualms. I must warn those watching their sugar intake though –this dessert is sweet with a capital S. The rich coconut cream and gula melaka-laden base is scattered with pearls of sago and chunks of banana. Delightful.
There’s a decent selection of desserts on top of the Penang variety. Here’re more pictures of the dessert spread.
The Penang Food Promotion at Cafebiz is priced at $47 for Buffet Lunch from Monday to Friday, $58 for Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, and Dinner Buffet at $58 from Monday to Wednesday, $63 from Thursday to Sunday.
Lunch: 12pm – 2.30pm (Monday to Friday)
Brunch: 12pm – 3pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10pm (daily)
At Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, the dinner a la carte menu dishes start from $15.
For online reservations, visit www.tradersdining.com.sg. For phone reservations, call Cafebiz at (65) 6831 4374 or Ah Hoi’s Kitchen at (65) 6831 4373.
Visit their website for the latest promotion: www.tradershotels.com/singapore
Cafebiz (lobby level), Ah Hoi’s Kitchen (poolside, level 4)
1A Cuscaden Road
Don’t forget to instagram with the hashtag #penangfoodths to share the love!