GEORGE TOWN, April 6 – The Citarasa Nusantara Buffet at Ascott Gurney Penang is available from 8 April to 3 May 2022 highlighting signatures by Chef Chong, Chef Vince & Chef Johari in conjunction of the Holy Month of Ramadhan. Cintarase Nusantara Buffet at Ascott Gurney Penang which owned by Plenitude Berhad, a publicly listed company with investments in hospitality and property development is one of the Hotels and Restaurant in Penang that offer the Ramadhan promotions.

Let us start our Buka Puasa with the Buffet with Ayam Goreng Berempah (Fried Chicken) that what makes this dish extra special as it’s deep fried chicken marinaded in spices into the every bite you had. Than we may go for Daging Masak Kicap Hitam which has the aroma of Traditional Malay Cuisine which is the Marinated Beef with all the spices and let it simmer until it tastes good. We do believe that its need several hours for preparation this food and the every bite you had, you will know the difference.

Citarasa Nusantara Buffet also offered Ascott Specialty Kambing Golek which is the most Eye-Catching Highlighted dish at the start of the buffet line. This is the Signature of Junior Sous Chef Ahmad Johari as the whole lamb is coated with a distinctive special western marinade which injects flavour into the meat. Chef Jo adds BBQ Sauce, Garlic Sauce and Mint Sauce to your plate to perfect accompaniment to the richness of the lamb.

Chef Johari’s serves another speciality which is the Gearbox Soup as he boils huge pieces of knuckle joints for more than 4 hours with potatoes, carrots and locally-sourced traditional herbs and spices, Served with piping hot, the portion of soft meat and cartilage with the gelatinous bone marrow is served in a bowl. Chef Johari adds that this dish is uniquely prepared traditionally, the same way his grandfather used to do it. With a touch of his heirloom flavours, he pays homage to his family’s recipe through this dish. 

You may give a try at Toasted Mussels in Persillade Style, although its toasted but it still maintained mild “Ocean” flavour. With the best combination with Nasi Hujan Panas, a special taste rice with the sauce Fish Curry with Lady’s Fingers. Penang-Born Executive Chef Chong Lih Chyi explains that his signature Penang Asam Laksa is a mandatory item for the buffet.

With its thick broth authentically prepared from local spices, tamarind and fish flakes, you have the marriage of sour, sweet, spicy and salty flavours. The popular dish is served with rice noodles, shredded fish and sliced cucumber, onion, and lettuce which customisable with a variety of toppings according own favourite. Chef Chong also quotes proudly that Asam Laksa is uniquely paired with his customized shrimp paste, where he adds special sauces instead of water to achieve a thick consistency.

You may end your buffet with the silky smooth Tau Fu Fah or Soybean Pudding by Sous Chef Vince Tan as it’s highly recommended. While usually eaten warm, Chef Vince’s rendition of this dessert is served chilled and is incredibly soft and smooth. He coaxes every guest he meets to enjoy his homemade signature with either clear sweet syrup infused with pandan or with brown sugar. 

The food were awesome with the relaxing environment, you may book your Staycation and Enjoying the Delicious at Ascott Gurney Penang as provide three (3) Food and Beverage options, Timur Coffee House, Jo’s Bar and Glass Bar. Guests can also lounge at the Poolside Glass Bar. Ascott Gurney Penang now has Special Opening Rates start from RM388 Per Night for Ascott Star Rewards Members, celebrating the opening of Ascott Gurney Penang. The promotion is available from now till 30 September 2022.