16 October 2013. Wednesday. Sarkies at Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang. My second to the last day in Penang after living and working there for more that 3 years was made extraordinarily memorable! Why? Simply because the BEST and the most luxurious heritage hotel in Penang, and dare I say the entire Malaysia perhaps, invited me to a farewell dinner with people who helped me with everything in Penang. Admittedly, I was overwhelmed! The feeling was surreal!
If you’re following this blog, you must have read that my family and I were fortunately invited by E&O Hotel Penang several times this year and surprisingly, I felt so valued and so at home not only with their suite, restaurants but more so with their warmest and friendliest staff. I really appreciate everything!
I remember, it’s March of this year when we first experienced Sarkies’ Seafood Buffet Dinner Extravaganza that’s offered every Wednesday at E&O. It remains one of our most remarkable and delicious indulgent moments to date! And from then on, we spent more fondest memories at E&O. Consequently, I cannot put into words how grateful I am for being invited again to savor a delightful feast at Sarkies!
Having dined at some of the premier hotel buffets in the island, I can justly say that Sarkies at E&O provides its diners the freshest and the most flavorful seafood dishes at a very affordable rates that can absolutely challenge any 5-star-hotel-buffets in Manila!
Doors open at 7PM for buffet dinner but we managed to be there a bit earlier so I got photos of the spread before they were refilled. Enjoy the photos and control yourself not to drool! Hehehe!
And then there were more choices to grill. Care for some salmon on the teppan or some sausages on the grill?
What makes Sarkies at E&O Penang Eat-All-You-Want-Dinner so worth it?
The freshest imported and local SEAFOODS of course!
I had the privilege of meeting Chef Petr and Ms. Eileen of Eastern & Oriental again, and they proudly showed me another impressive addition to the Sarkies spread. Try to look at its claws and go figure!
I’d like to thank E&O Hotel for allowing me to enjoy the savory eat-all-you-want dinner at Sarkies once more with my family and the people I considered my family in Penang. They know me more than you can imagine and had expressed priceless concern and unconditional generosity to me and my family until our last minutes in Penang. They’re my Malaysian family! I cannot be thankful enough!
Other than seafood dishes, there were a lot more to sample from local and continental options that I failed to capture.
Now, let’s continue the indulgence. Desserts, anyone?
I intentionally skipped lunch and afternoon snack (or what they call in Malaysia, High Tea) to empty my stomach for this feast. *Kidding!* Seriously, here’s a shameless display of what I ate.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, meet my first plate that sumptuous evening…
And then there were more plates to savor! Thank you, Lord!
Char Koay Teow. It’s my ultimate favorite Malaysian dish and I tasted Sarkies’ version a few times but this one’s a letdown that evening. The rice noodle didn’t taste fresh; we reported it to the staff and the head waiter immediately apologized. Customer-service at its best!
From the dessert spread, I chose these tiny bites…
So when you find yourself in George Town, Penang, do drop by at E&O Hotel and treat yourself with a dose of history and the finest Malaysian hospitality. You might consider dining at Sarkies too or at other E&O’s food & beverage outlets! Of course, hotel accomodation packages are currently inclusive of breakfast buffet at Sarkies. Have fun in Penang and enjoy E&O!
This blog’s other special features about Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang include :
- Our 3D2N Staycation at E&O’s Corner Suite, Victory Annexe Wing
- Fine Dining at 1885, E&O Hotel Penang
- Sarkies Seafood Buffet Dinner Extravaganza
- Wine & Dine at Sarkies, Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang
- Heritage Wing of Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang
EASTERN & ORIENTAL HOTEL, PENANG | George Town, Penang, Malaysia | for more details and hotel reservation, kindly visit their website : http://e-o-hotel.com/
SARKIES at E&O | for more details and dining reservations, kindly visit their website : http://e-o-hotel.com/sarkies/
Thank you so much, E&O Hotel! Thank you so much, Sarkies! Special thanks goes out to Ms. Eileen of E&O! Thank you and see you again in the near future!