Following its successful debut last year, Pearl Of Orient Penang Fiesta Buffet has returned to Pan Pacific Orchard to gratify your yearning for Penang Cuisine.
Penang is recognised as the food capital of Malaysia and acknowledged as one of Asia’s top street food cities. Penang Executive Chef Andy Oh and his team present an extensive variety of Penang favourites at Pan Pacific Orchard’s 10 at Claymore, providing diners the opportunity to immerse themselves in the multifarious flavours of Penang dishes. Chef Andy takes pride in sourcing for ingredients directly from Penang. He combines them with fresh meat and vegetables from Singapore markets to bring exceptional and authentic Penang fare to the buffet line. Even the bowls provided at 10 at Claymore were hand-carried from Penang. Talk about dedication!
New to this year’s buffet is the Penang Assam Curry Fish, where pristine flesh of a whole Barramundi complements the tangy and spicy flavours of the Assam Curry marvellously. We appreciate that the street food item was luxed up with premium fish, instead of the commonly employed fish slices.
Another new item that should not be missed is the Traditional Penang Bak Kut Teh. The rich broth, is slow boiled for more than 8 hours and leans more towards the herbal side, with plenty of herbs such as Dang Gui, Chuan Kong, Ginseng Root to nourish the body. Elevated with Sarawak ground peppercorn for robust notes.
Other returning items from the previous season are:
Penang Rojak Pasembur, an Indian-Muslim dish found mostly along Gurney Drive in Penang. This is salad made with shredded cucumber, turnip potatoes, and boiled eggs paired with a sweet and spicy peanut sauce.
Homemade Penang Loh Bak accompanied with Tau kwa, Century Egg and Chinese Pork Sausage
Nonya Style Petur Ikan
Chef’s Signature Black Vinegar Pork Trotter
Nonya Chicken Kapitan
Penang Char Kway Teow jazzed up with Blue Crab Meat. This dish clinched Chef Andy an award at the International Omni Hotels and Resorts Simply Street Food Competition held in Chicago back in 2012.
Wok-fried Assam Prawns
Oh-Chien (Oyster Omelette)
Inchi Kabin (Fried Chicken)
Prawn Noodles , Poh Piah & Kueh Pie Ti, prepared a la minute at the live stations.
The shrimp paste, XO sauce, and sambal hebi were imported directly from Penang, which explains why the Prawn Noodle, Kueh Pie Ti and Nasi Lemak posses that extra oomph!
Apart from Penang fare, get hooked onto fresh Seafood Spread On Ice such as lobsters, crab, mussels, as well as 3 varieties of Freshly-Shucked Oysters from France, Ireland and the USA. Oh, and did I mention that there’s Sashimi too?
Carnivores can get their meat fix with Grilled Wagyu Beef.
Save some tummy space for the desserts, handcrafted daily by the pastry chef, as they definitely worth the calories.
My top picks are the Nonya Kuehs, Coconut Tarts, Durian Ban Chang Kueh and Penang Chendol.
Pearl Of Orient Penang Fiesta is available till 31st May 2017
Lunch $42++ (Monday-Friday)
Dinner $68++ (Monday-Sunday)
Do note that the spread for lunch is lesser compared to dinner
Many thanks to Pan Pacific Orchard for the invite.