Delightful buffets to bring smiles

(From left) The Prosperity Dessert Box, Pipa Duck and Roasted Chicken are great for gifting and celebrations at home.

GATHER the entire family for auspicious Chinese New Year (CNY) feasts at Garden Cafe at Shangri-La Golden Sands, Penang.

Spreads featuring oriental delicacies and seasonal favourites will bring plenty of joy.

They are all priced at RM148 per adult and RM74 per child inclusive of a complimentary glass of mocktail.

There is the Fortune Seafood Buffet Dinner on the eve and first day (Jan 31 and Feb 1) of CNY, as well as Fatt Choy Brunch on the first and second days of CNY (Feb 1 and 2).

Menus vary between sessions but diners can expect treats like Smoked Salmon Yee Sang, Eight Treasures Seafood Soup, Pan-fried Fish Fillet on Braised Leek, Oven Roasted Australian Beef Striploin and Mandarin Orange Flan.

Traditionalists who prefer a sit-down meal may go for the cafe’s CNY Set Menu instead. Available for dinner from the eve to the second day of CNY (Jan 31 to Feb 2), it is priced at RM1,388 and suitable for eight to 10 persons.

Advance reservation of at least 48 hours is required for the set which includes dishes like Dried Scallop and Crabmeat Soup, Steamed Herbal Chicken, Steamed Grouper with Lemon Sauce, Stir-Fried King Prawn with Golden Salted Egg Sauce, and Abalone with Mushrooms and Broccoli.

Meanwhile, those who wish to have celebrations at home can get festive takeaways from the resort and its sister property Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, such as the Premium Poon Choy for six to eight persons starting at RM688.

There is also Pipa Duck at RM288, Roasted Chicken at RM118, Fried Pearl Garoupa at RM160, as well as Yee Sang with salmon at RM100, with jellyfish or abalone at RM88, or with fruits at RM68.

Otherwise, grab an exquisite gift set for relatives or business associates. The Prosperity Dessert Box with nine cupcakes and two bottles of cookies sells at RM168.

The Tray of Togetherness with eight different snacks and a glutinous rice cake as well as the Lucky Goodie Box with five types of cookies both sell at RM158.

All items are available from now until Feb 15.

Call 04-8861911 for buffet reservations or 04-8888788 for takeaway orders. For full menus, visit

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