SHANGRI-LA’S Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Penang welcomes the Chinese New Year with sugar, spice and everything nice.
Chefs at its Spice Market Cafe have prepared lavish buffets aglow with festivity for gourmands to usher in abundance and prosperity.
With cute mice figurines also adding a touch of whimsy, there are few more auspicious venues for a joyful feast with loved ones.
Crowds seem to think so, as tonight’s Springtime Reunion Buffet Dinner is fully booked. But fret not, as tables are still available for the other spreads.
Make your bookings now for the Chinese New Year Buffet Brunch (RM198 adults/RM99 kids) served from noon to 3pm on the first day of Lunar New Year tomorrow.
Wok-fried Prawns with Chinese BBQ Sauce, Sweet and Sour Seabass with Lychee, Braised Nai Pak with Crabmeat and Chinese Roasted Duck are among the highlights.
For the first and second evenings of Chinese New Year this weekend, there is the Spice and Happiness Buffet Dinner (RM268 adults/RM134 kids) from 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Abundant deliciousness can be found in dishes like Crispy-fried King Prawns with Bisnori, Wok-fried Black Pepper Crabs, Wok-fried Marmite Lamb Cutlets, Braised Flower Chicken with Soy Sauce, and Braised Chinese Cabbage with Abalone.
Spicing up those Oriental flavours are Western items like Roasted Sirloin with Herbs, Beef Tenderloin with Truffle Sauce, Lobster Tail with Champignons, Gratin Oysters, Roasted Duck Breast with Apple and Balsamic, Braised Beef Cheek and Rack of Lamb.
All these, together with the vibrant assortment of festive sweets, cakes and pastries, should have you starting the Year of the Rat on a high.
All festive spreads include the seasonal must-have - Yee Sang with salmon, marinated cuttlefish, pomelo and mandarin oranges.
The Yee Sang is also available for takeaway from the Rasa Deli in variants of salmon (RM100), jellyfish and abalone (RM88) and fruits (RM68) until Feb 8.
Over at neighbouring Golden Sands Resort, Garden Cafe offers a Happiness Reunion Buffet Dinner (RM128 adults/RM64 children) tonight.
Tomorrow and Sunday afternoon, it serves Fatt Choy Brunch (RM118 adults/RM59 children).
There is also a Fortune Seafood Buffet Dinner (RM128 adults/RM64 children) tomorrow night.
For Sunday night, head to Sigi’s Bar and Grill instead for the Prosperity BBQ Buffet Dinner (RM128 adults/RM64 children).
Prices are nett. For enquiries and reservations, call 04-888 8888 for Rasa Sayang or 04-886 1911 for Golden Sands.
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