Chinese New Year Dining at Ixora Hotel Penang 2018

Is that time of the year where the chefs back at Ixora Hotel Penang whips up a feast for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebration. Ixora Hotel is all set to welcome you to a gastronomic adventure with their course dining and buffet spread too.

I had the privilege to savour some of the highlights from the course meal as well as from the buffet spread that just pampers the palate. So let me introduce to you what the hotel has in store for you in this festive celebration.

First up, we look into the highlights of the course set.

The usual start of the meal would usually be the 4 or 5 season appetizers. We were served the Chef Special Combination which consisted of 5 variants, taken from the 8 course set. Not only was it presented in such presentable and appealing manner, it certainly also tasted as good as it looked.

For the soup, it was the rather interesting Double Boiled Spinach with Crab Meat Soup - 8 course set. The first glance at it, as it looked greenish; one would have thought that this doesn't look quite norm. But a scoop into it, you'd be surprise as to know it taste so different from what you perceive from looking at it. The soup had a nice flavour of seafood from the ingredients used and just a mild flavour of the spinach. Which was just perfect.

The main factor when it comes to a fish dish is the freshness of the fish. Shown below is the Steamed Fish with Superior Seasoning - 6 course set. The soy sauce mixture was delicious as well. Fresh fish and delicious soy sauce, nothing beats that.

It's prawn time. Here is the Wok- fried Prawns with Chef’s Special Sauce - 6 course set. The prawns were coated with teriyaki sauce giving nice aroma and a tinge of sweetness. Love it.

The last item from the course set was the dessert, Warm Sweetened Papaya Yogurt Puree with Glutinous Rice Balls - 8 course set. This was indeed something which I've not tried before and it was refreshing.

Here are some of the highlights from the buffet line which you can look forward to when you are there. 

Seafood Bean curd (Tau Foo) 

Roasted Duck

The roasted duck was thumbs up. Juicy slice of fragrant aroma duck and the sauce, ohhhhhh heavenly! You have certainly got to try this one.

Stir-Fried Asparagus with Scallop Sauce

Also don't miss out on  Jan/Feb's special cocktail & mocktail which is the Spring (cocktail)  & Blossom (mocktail).

Don't be fooled by the looks of the Cake of The Month for January & February.  You won't be expecting that spicy kick at the end of the bite haha. The Spicy Chocolate Cake is totally something you thought would just be another chocolate cake but be surprised.

Below will be the promotion items and details for January & February 2018:

Imperial Buffet Lunch
Date : 01st January 2018 until 28th February 2018
Time : 12.00 noon to 2.30 pm (Lunch)
Venue : The Straits Café and Lounge
Price : RM 45 nett (Adult), 
           RM 28 nett(Senior Citizen) ( 60 years old and above)
           RM 28 nett(Child) (4-12 years old)
6 types of menu, rotate weekdays daily
Serving on every Public Holiday that falls on weekday too.

Cocktail & Mocktail of the month
Date : 01st January 2018 until 28th February 2018
Venue : The Straits Café and Lounge
Cocktail - "Spring" - RM 22 nett
Mocktail - "Blossom" -  RM 18 nett

Cake of the Month
Spicy Chocolate Cake  
Date : 01st January 2018 until 28th February 2018
Venue : The Straits Café and Lounge
Price : RM12 nett/slice

Prosperous Chinese Course Set 2018
Date: Effective 15th January 2018 - 02nd March 2018
Time : 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm(Lunch) , 7.00 pm to 10.30 pm(Dinner)
Price : RM 938 nett - 8 course
           RM 738 nett - 6 course

Special promotion for group booking : 

Purchase 8 course with minimum 15 tables and above, entitle for :
- 1 bottle of house wine for each table 
- dine in with private room
- live soft music
- applicable to lunch & dinner booking
** 3 days pre-booking are needed**

So hurry make your bookings today and enjoy the delicious flavours Ixora Hotel Penang has to offer.

Thanking Ixora Hotel Penang for hosting.

For more information:
Ixora Hotel
3096, Jalan Baru, 
Bandar Perai Jaya, 
13600 Perai, Penang
Tel : +604-382 8888

Don't forget to follow me on FB HERE