Friday, January 20, 2012 By: Chan

Swez Brasserie Eastin Hotel Penang Buffet lunch Oriental Odyssey

I am quite awed by Eastin Hotel Penang's marketing strategy. As a relatively new hotel (2 years and counting), they have already established themselves as a popular icon in Penang. Besides staying active in the local community initiatives they are also active in doing a lot of events and charity work.

One such initiative carried out recently was a donation for the floods in Thailand. The fundraising activity was carried out throughout the month of Dec 2011 by placing a donation box at the hotel's lobby.  Hotel guests and staff donated generously and RM2185 was raised. On the 16th of January, Eastin held a event to present the cheque to the Red Crescent Society, witnessed by an ambassador from the Royal Thai Consulate.

You must be wondering how the heck I fit in here - this is a food blog, so what attracted me to this event? FOOD la :). Those present at the event were invited to sample the buffet lunch at Swez Brasserie. Their buffet theme changes each month, so you'll always have something new to try each time you're there. Moreover Eastin Hotel only 10 minutes away from our house. For the month of January, in conjunction with Chinese New Year, the buffet theme is Oriental Odyssey. You can enjoy the tantalizing array and delicious spreads from Szechuan specialties to Mongolian marvels and a variety of Thai temptations which will leave you craving for more.

Swez Brasserie Eastin Hotel Penang.

Clockwise: 1- Pasta Station. 2- Pasta from Pasta Station. 3- Noodles Station. 4- Grill Station.

Clockwise: 1- Salad corner. 2- Smoked Chicken Roll. 3- Beef Cold Cut. 4- Smoked Duck, one of the best dishes for the day (my humble opinion).

Clockwise: 1- Wok Fried Thai Koey Teow. 2- Stir Fried Clam With Tong Koi & Spring Onion, love the flavor of this dish. 3- Steamed Chicken "Pat Poh" Style. 4- Assorted Vegetable with Mushroom. 

Clockwise: 1- Chicken Stew with Potato & carrot. 2- Pie Tee Cup with Condiments. 3- Some fried thingie, unknown cause no name tag :) 4- Mushroom salad. 

Clockwise: 1- Prawn Cocktail Salad. 2- Chicken Sausage salad. 3- Fish Salad. 4- Waldorf Salad.

Lamb Chop with Gravy.

Close-up shot of the lamb chop.

Left to Right: 1- Vegetarian Mix Vegetable. 2- Vegetarian Fried Noodle. 

Clockwise: 1- Ice Cream Topping. 2- Ice Cream. 3- Sherry Trifle. 4- Ang Tau T'ng (Sweet Red Bean Soup).

Clockwise: 1- Chocolate Mousse. 2- Mud Cake. 3- Cheese Cake. 4- Ivory Cake

Clockwise: 1- Fruit corner. 2- Fruit Jelly. 3- Petit Four. 4- Petit Four.  

Left to Right: 1- Bread Pudding. 2- Vanilla Sauce.

Variety of Petit Four pastries and cakes.

My first dish of the buffet. 

Seafood from the Grill Station. The seafood was so fresh that they just need a simple seasoning to make a great dish.

A mock cheque was presented by the general manager of Eastin Penang Ms. Mary Ann Harris to the chairperson of the Malaysia Red Crescent Society, Dato' B.J. Yeang, witnessed by the Rotal Thai consulate general, Mr. Voradet Viravakin.

Eastin Hotel Penang had set up their decoration for the coming Chinese New Year.

Some close shots of the decoration. I was really surprised by the detail of the carvings that they had done, using just a simple white foam board. It does look a lot like metal carving but it is NOT. It is the skill of Eastin Hotel's designer. Bravo, keep it up buddy.

Sad to say I arrived at Swez Brasserie a little late and the buffet had started, with a pretty busy crowd. So most of the food was either half-finished or almost finished. As a result I'm only able to put up my nicer photos. There are more varieties of food available, in addition to the ones shown in the above pictures.

Oriental Odyssey Buffet 
Price: RM48++ (Adult), RM24++ (Child)
Lunch time everyday (1 - 31 Jan 2012)

Other buffet choices available:
Seafood Supreme Buffet
Price: RM80++ (Adult), RM40++ (Child)
Every Friday Dinner ONLY (1 - 31 Jan 2012)

Mongolian Grill Buffet
Price: RM80++ (Adult), RM40++ (Child)
Every Saturday Dinner ONLY (1 - 31 Jan 2012)

Yee Sang

Chinese New Year Prosperity Reunion Buffet Dinner With Yee Sang
Price: RM88++ (Adult), RM52++ (Child)
22, 23 & 24 Jan 2012, 6.30pm - 10.00pm

Chinese New Year Prosperity Hi-Tea Special With Yee Sang
Price: RM65++ (Adult), RM33++ (Child)
23 & 24 Jan 2012, 11.30pm - 3.00pm

Swez Brasserie Eastin Hotel Penang 

1 Solok Bayan Indah, Queensbay
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

GPS: 5.33698,100.30679

Tel: +604-612 1111, Fax: +604-612 1128
Email :

Disclaimer: This is a personal food blog. The opinions expressed here are my own, based on my personal taste buds; others may have different opinions. Also, as we all know, qualities & standards of individual restaurants/food may change over time, so do note the time stamp on this review.


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