Location: Terrace Bay Restaurant, Copthone Orchid Hotel, Penang
Nonya cuisine has seen a revival recently which many restaurants around Penang offering Peranakan food reminiscent of the good old days, just like mums cooked it. Now the F&B team at the Copthone Orchid Hotel is offering diners to experience the Peranakan heritage at their Terrace Bay Restaurant with more than 25 authentic and scrumptious Nonya dishes on the table.
The restaurant located on Level 7, a level below the reception or lobby area. It offers seatings both inside the restaurant and pool side which is able to cater up to 230 people. And at just the right moment. you can even catch the stunning sunset rays at the cornet of your eye. Simply rustic and beautiful.
The dishes changes weekly so that diners gets to experience something new every time the dine there but the old exotic favourites like Jiu Hu Char (Wood ear fungus salad), Kelabu Hai Tay (Jelly fish salad), Acar Awak (Mixed vegetable pickles salad), Pai Tee (Stuffed shredded chicken meat with vegetables) and Acar Huan Cheo Bokwa (pickled chilly with shredded papaya).
For mains, they have the Kapitan Chicken Curry, Assam Prawns (Tamarind Prawns), Assam Pedas Ikan Pari (Hot & Spicy Stinray), Kari Kiam Hu (Salted Fish Curry), Belacan Fried Chicken, Otak Otak, Kiam Chye Ark Th'ng (Duck with Salted Mustard soup), Chicken Lor Bak (Chicken Wrapped in clear tofu skin) and Assam Laksa noodles.
And finishing off the meal with desserts like Pulut Tai Tai (Blue glutinous rice cake), Ang Koo Kuih (steamed red glutinous rice cake), Onde Onde (Coconut coated glutinous rice ball with gula Melaka fillings), Bee Koh Moi, Bubur Cha Cha and Kuih Talam.
The restaurant specially hired a Peranakan trained chef to train their chefs to re-create the authentic taste to Nonya cooking. It is served buffet styled for just RM35nett for adults and RM21 nett for children. But the best is that Malaysian senior citizens gets to enjoy the food at a discounted rate of only RM25nett. It is truly value for money family gastronomic adventure.
The buffet available every Saturday from 7pm - 10pm and do call to reserve as the themed buffet is very popular.
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