Sri Tanjung Cafe at the Royale Chulan Hotel in Penang dished out their Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner tasting session last evening and I was lucky to be invited over to try it and share my experience.
Firstly I would say the choices of menu is great and I find its not the usual items that you find on a hotel buffet menu.
For a starter you will find items like fresh Seafood on Ice ~ shrimp, oysters, flower crabs, and mussels, Salmon Gravlax with Avocado and Salsa Verde, Fresh Squid Salad with Lime Dressing, Octopus Salad with Mango Chutney, Sashimi Vol Au Vent and many more.
On the main, you find items not often found on usual buffet menu like Seafood Jambalaya, Stuffed Squid with Raisins and Cous Cous, Grilled Salmon Fillet with Dill Sabayon, Beef Stroganoff, Grilled Lamb Cutlets with Rosemary Olive Sauce and many more.
The highlight of their menu for me is definitely on the Carving Station where you will find the must have of the Traditional Roast Turkey with Mirepoix Sausage and Apricot Stuffing, Roast Beef Wellington with Yorkshire Pudding and Tandoori Marinated Roast Lamb.
A Christmas meal will never be complete without its host of traditional desserts like the Yule Log, Christmas Pudding and Cookies, Ginger Bread, Chocolate Mousse, Cranberry Bread with Vanilla Sauce, Apple Struddles, and Black Forest Cakes. There is also the ice kacang station for those who wanna keep their dessert closer to home.
Decked in Christmas regalia with Gingerbread Houses and Christmas Candies, Santa and the Christmas Carollers will also be around at the Sri Tanjung Cafe on Christmas Eve to raise up the Christmas mood.
The Christmas Eve Buffet is priced at only RM120 nett per person (or RM80 for Senior Citizen and RM60 for Children) and it comes with a party pack and a glass of house wine. Make reservations before December 15 and you get a 10% off the price.