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59Sixty Dining Room Buffet and Lounge at Komtar Penang

The RM50 million project to revive Penang iconic Komtar from Only World Group (OWG) has slowly surface and the upper floor of 59th and 60th is completed with Seafood Buffet Restaurant and Lounge. We have the chance to visit 59 Dining Room and truly impress by the awesome 360 degree view of Penang Island.
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

Lower ground entrance located beside Maybank and parking slot available at Komtar Parking or opposite multi level parking but honestly it is not so convenience and safe. Parking should be one of the improvement to carry out as it play a very key role for customer experience, parking lot close all lighting at 10.30pm and only kept a few light for those floor that still has car. Honestly it is not so pleasant experience collecting car at dark.
Anyhow, we are greeted with smile and escort by security to the lift that bring us up to 59th floor.
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

We are greeted again at 59th Floor Entrance with a wet towel and big smile, proceed further to the main hall of 59 Dining Room and all of us are shock with the awesome view. It is spectacular!
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

Iconic view from Komtar 59th Floor. Highly recommended to be here before 6pm to catch the awesome view before sunset, take a round walk of the building to view 360 of Penang.
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

59 Dining Room are completely renovated to have Santorini theme, painted with white and light blue. Spaces table arrangement and different type of setup at every corner.
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

59 Dining Room International Buffet
Weekday Buffet Lunch (Mon-Fri 12noon to 230pm)
Adult: RM88 nett | Child: RM44 nett | Senior Citizen: RM44 nett

Weekday Buffet Hi-Tea (Mon-Fri 3pm to 5pm)
Adult: RM68 nett for 2 pax

Weekend Buffet Brunch (Weekend & PH 12noon to 330pm)
Adult: RM98 nett | Child: RM59 nett | Senior Citizen: RM59 nett

Daily Buffet Dinner (Daily 630pm to 10pm)
Adult: RM168 nett | Child: RM84 nett | Senior Citizen: RM84 nett

Assorted Salad with fresh vegetable and various dressing, cold dishes such as Smoked Salmon and Smoked Duck.
assorted salad

assorted salad

Japanese counter server assorted Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, Kushiyaki…etc.
assorted sushi

assorted sashimi

Miso Soup
miso soup

While on the Barbeque counter there is Squid, Chicken, Lamb and Prawn that freshly barbeque.
barbeque meat

Hot Dishes included Braised BBQ Beef Cheek, Baked Mushroom Polenta, Vongole Clams, Scallop Egg Sauce, Cod Fish Steamed Ginger, Chicken Teriyaki, Tomato Rice, Chili Crispy Prawn, Cajun Roasted Potato, Chicken Lasagna, Butter Vege, Braised Lamb with Potato, Lobster Cream Sauce…etc. Whole lot of hot dishes available for selection and we are truly impress with the super size Scallop and Cod Fish, both taste extremely good.
hot dishes

hot dishes

Chicken and Lamb Stay

Whole Salmon
salmon fish

Fried Noodle Station
assorted fried noodle

Char Koay Teow taste pretty good, we have 2 plate in total.
char koay teow

Spaghetti Station


Assorted Bakery


Cold Seafood include of Fresh Oyster, Prawn, Lobster and Scallop.
cold seafood

Something different in 59 Dining Room buffet, instead of pre-cook dishes they served cook on demand seafood. There is few type of fresh seafood available for selection and you can choose different type of sauce for your seafood.
seafood corner

Assorted cooking sauce such as Butter sauce, BBQ sauce, Cheese sauce, Spicy Chili sauce or KamHeong sauce.
fried seafood

Chili Crab
chili crab

Chili Prawn
kam heong crab

Butter Prawn
fresh cook butter prawn

Kam Heong Crab still my favorite, the sauce has very strong dried shrimp taste and it taste even better than some seafood restaurant.
kam heong crab

Miso Station
miso soup

Roasted Duck and Chicken with Chicken CharSiew and Steamed Chicken.
roasted duck and chicken

A big bowl meat, Chicken Char Siew taste so good that can easily beat Ayamas while the roasted Duck and Chicken are very moist and flavorful as well.
roasted duck and chicken

Fresh Local Fruits such as dragon fruits, papaya, watermelon, honey dew and longan.
assorted fruits

Local food, is this for decoration only? Seem like no one dare to eat anything here, i wish to try the mangoesteen.
assorted local fruits

Big section of Dessert to finish up our meal, whole lot of different kind of dessert available and on top of that they do served fried ice cream and chocolate fountain.
assorted dessert

assorted dessert

assorted dessert

Overall we are impress with the variety and food quality served here although we have heard some negative feedback before visit but seem like they have listen to customer and improve on it. I really enjoy dining here especially the great service from the crew, they really care for you and clean our used plate fast.


I am the lucky guy to be born on August and they even sing birthday song and gave me a big birthday cake, I feel so awkward and excited. So complicated. This must be the “highest” celebration I have so far. Thanks for the crew for your wish and birthday song, it truly memorable.
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

We went up to 60th Floor Lounge after dinner to enjoy the awesome view and drinks.
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Live performance with alcohol, best combination.
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Group photo at Lounge
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Fun time!
59Sixty Buffet Penang Komtar

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59th & 60th Floor Menara Komtar, 1 Jalan Penang, 10000 Georgetown, Penang.
59th Floor 11am – 10.30pm Daily
60th Floor 11am – 12am Daily

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Victoria Sweet Pastry

Hey Ladies, Good New to you all. There is a new dessert shop Victoria Sweet Pastry newly open at Tanjung Tokong area and they do have huge variety to fill your stomach. The restaurant actual location is the new building Vantage Desiran which is just one block away from Tesco, the area is pretty new hence not much shop into operation yet. I know you don’t like to listen to me and want go straight to the dessert, I know I know, let do it then.
Assorted Hot Coffee

Hold on, before we into dessert can we order some drink first?

Assorted coffee selection
Rose Latte Cofee RM9.90
Rose Latte Cofee

Hot Mocha RM8.90
Hot Mocha

Hazelnut Latte Coffee RM9.90
Hazelnut Latte Coffee

Victoria Sweet Rose Flower Tea RM12.90, nice selection if you want some hot drink but not coffee.
Victoria Sweet Rose Flower Tea

Victoria Sweet Iced Fruit Tea RM10.90, mixture of assorted fresh fruit which taste sweet and sour, extremely refreshing and big portion.
Victoria Sweet Iced Fruit Tea Victoria Sweet Iced Fruit Tea

Ok Ok! I know you can’t wait for it, let kick start the dessert feast.

Ma Berry Macaron RM8.90, we always has the perception that Macaron is extremely sweet, we try it at Macaron Cafe before and not really like it but Macaron here is totally different. It taste just right for us and with the sourness of berry well balance up the overall taste.
Ma Berry Macaron RM8.90

Chocolate Espresso Macaron RM8.90, another great Macaron served to our table is the Chocolate Espresso Macaron. If you think Ma Berry Macaron is sweet then try this, a little bit bitter taste and strong espresso aroma with the sweet cookies is just perfect.
Chocolate Espresso Macaron

Lemon Meringue Tart RM8.90, extremely presentable dessert with burn cream on top and lemon cream filling that taste sour yet sweet, very refreshing.
Lemon Meringue Tart

Lemon Meringue Tart

Tiramisu RM9.90, we have try Tiramisu over many restaurants and i would say this Tiramisu is doing quite well with balance taste of cream, cheese, coffee and alcohol but there is still room for improvement.
Tiramisu Tiramisu

Caramel Panna Cotta RM9.90, simmering of cream, milk and sugar mixing with gelatin is what a plate of Panna Cotta about, flavoring with Caramel with Mango, Strawberries and Berry. It has very springy texture and those sour fruits help to balance the sweetness from Caramel which is just delicious.
Caramel Panna Cotta

Chocolate Passion Fruit Mousse RM9.90, rich and dense chocolate mousse with a layer of passion fruit. I like the rich chocolate flavor while the present of passion fruit help to boost it flavor.
Chocolate Passion Fruit Mousse

Vanilla Pear Cake RM10.90 is something special as i never come into the combination of vanilla with pear but somehow i think there is still room for improvement and the price is slightly higger for me.
Vanilla Pear Cake

Blackforest French Golden Toast RM17.90 is strictly for sharing. Well, this is my quote instead of the shop owner but i was wrong, during our visit there is two young ladies sitting just next to us and they ordered this without sharing, OMG. That is girl power, how the hell they can finish this big dessert alone? Don’t get me wrong, the dessert itself is delicious and yummy but it so big in portion. As you can see there is danish charcoal toast at the bottom for one, two, three layer then a big scoop of ice cream on top. Girls, i respect you.
Blackforest French Golden Toast

Crispy toast together with chocolate ice cream forming a great partnership and the overall dessert is well presented.
Blackforest French Golden Toast

Ladies, are you happy now? Time for some salt now, let get some savory food served to my table please.
Victoria Sweet Salad RM9.90, generous portion of dessert with tomato, onion, cheese, chicken breast, olive…etc, a portion that is big enough for sharing and it is refreshing and delicious.
Victoria Sweet Salad Victoria Sweet Salad

Victoria Sandwich RM20.90. Not enough appetizer? then try another big portion Sandwich which slightly more expensive but you pay for what you get, assorted sandwich with baked potato.
Victoria Sandwich

Pasta with Pesto Sauce RM17.90, although this shop emphasize on dessert but they are doing well on their main dish as well such as this Pasta which is al-dente with rich flavor Pesto sauce and two big prawns.
Pasta with Pesto Sauce

Pasta with Pesto Sauce

Legendary Luminous Pearl RM29.90. Happy Halloween. Special menu roll out in conjunction with Halloween celebration, you have to call for reservation as it take time to prepare. The black dome is actually chocolate made while fill inside is fresh pumpkins with custard and strawberries, in the middle is a cup of water with dry ice for presentation ONLY.
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Legendary Luminous Pearl

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Victoria Sweet Pastry

Victoria Sweet Pastry
Opens daily 12 – 11 P.M.
B-G-9, Vantage Desiran Tanjung,
Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang
N5 27.403 E100 18.471

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Blackforest French Golden Toast

E&O Sarkies Seafood Buffet Chef Petrs Catch

Welcome to Seafood Buffet at E&O, this month buffet theme is Chef Petr’s Catch at Sarkies @ E&O Hotel, Penang. We are so happy to enjoy buffet in E&O Hotel again, we have very positive review on our previous visit E&O Sarkies Corner Buffet where we enjoy so much the food and the special event. I am so excited seeing so much delicious food and my stomach is growling when I take photo, I have hundred of photo to share here but to limit everything in one page hence I do some combine, I do hope my extra effort appreciated by our fellow beloved reader. Without teasing you much let get started with our buffet night.

We start the night with Salad that help us “lubricate” our stomach in ordered to eat more. Assorted vegetable with salad ingredients such as nuts, fruits, grains…etc served together with 8 type of dressing. As an appetizer salads it is really heavy if we will to try all of that, even a small portion each can kill our stomach hence we just eat one small portion to keep our stomach available.


Next to the Salad Station is Cheese Station, assorted cheese provided with crunchy vegetable and biscuit. I truly love the way they presented those cheese, it is simply pleasing.
assorted cheese with biscuit

Dry fruits is provided as well, it can be eat as snack or put inside salad for extra flavor.
dry fruits

Bakery Station is another interesting station but we did not taste any of it due to stomach limitation, it is great for bun lover.
assorted bun

Oh Yes! We are still in appetizer session and before we move to main dish I would like to share with you a few type of cold salad, there is huge range of selection such as mix mushroom salad, mix sausage salad and a few other type.


Sweet Octopus
sweet sauce octopus

Oyster Fried Egg
oyster egg

Last but not least, local appetizer Pasembur.

Before moving to main dish let fill our stomach with something acidity, soup served is Tom Yam Soup. It taste sour and spicy which is really appetizing.
tom yam soup

Moving to the main dish, we started with Ice Station where whole lot of fresh seafood is well presented on top of ice. The most attracting and signature of this theme buffet is definitely the Alaska Crab, accompany with Clayfish, clam, oyster and prawn.
The Alaskan Crab is extremely fresh and eat bite can taste the natural sweetness, even though it is slightly salty but the freshness is enough to cover it saltiness.
fresh seafood alaskan crab

Fresh oyster is served on ice cube, they refill very frequently hence you don’t have to worry it running out of stock. I not really a fan of oyster but I found the oyster is a little bit small.
fresh oyster

The Seafood Buffet must not miss the Sashimi, assorted Sashimi perfectly presented and each type has it unique delicious flavor.
fresh sashimi

Right opposite the Fresh Seafood Station is cook salmon top with fish roe.
salmon fish meat with fish roe

Assorted type of Sushi.

Hot Dishes Station fill with stir fried vegetable with mushroom, baked potato, curry lamb, yellow curry beef, coconut sauce curry prawn, sweet and sour fish…etc.
curry prawn squid and sweet and sour fish

potato and curry lamb

rendang chicken and deep fried prawn

For even hotter dishes, Grill Station is what we looking for, on the spot grilling of Salmon, Lamb, Prawn, Scallop and Skewer. We are truly impress with the dipping sauce provided here, it taste a little bit spicy, sweet and sour. The dipping sauce really enhance the flavor of grilled protein so much, we even use it as dipping sauce throughout the whole night of buffet.
pan fried salmon prawn and scallop

Signature Roast Duck is a must eat dish, Roast Duck is extremely succulent and flavorful. A small of portion is definitely not enough, we took 3 rounds of roasted duck as it just simply too delicious.
peking duck

If the above main dishes is not enough for you then Char Koay Teow or Soup base Noodle definitely fit your choice. Char Koay Teow is slightly below average as it too oily and salty.
char koay teow

Enough of main dishes and our stomach almost reach the maximum capacity, it time to savor some dessert. There is whole lot of choices and she is went crazy and take almost everything.
cake and chocolate

Christmas tree cup cake.
cup cake

OMG, she took so much of dessert. Tick Tock Tick Tock….She finish all the dessert with a little bit help from me.
hotel buffet dessert

hotel buffet dessert

That not all, instead right beside the Dessert Station is Crepe and Ice Cream Station, we ordered one Crepe with Vanilla and Mango Ice Cream.
crepe with ice cream

Enough of her favorite and it time for me to savor what I like the most, FRESH FRUITS. Yes, red watermelon, yellow watermelon, honey dew, papaya, grape and dragon fruits.
fresh fruit

Here is my “dessert”, I really enjoy eating fresh fruits.
fresh fruit

Fellow blogger enjoy dining together. First picture is Enqvist and Evangeline (WE), next is Jazz and his wife Trista while last picture is Ken and Willy.

enqvist and evangeline

jazz and trista

willy and ken

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Eastern & Oriental Hotel
10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang
Tel: +604 – 222 2000
Fax :+604 – 261 6333
N5 25.408 E100 20.161

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Colorful Macaroons at Macaron Cafe

This article link from Penang Gurney Plaza Dining Guide

Macaron Café is one of my shortlisted restaurant to visit and so lucky they having promotion for RM19.90 three course meal, that my chance to try the long awaiting restaurant. Macaron Café located at the newly open floor in Gurney Plaza (it not that new actually), well known for its colorful Macaroons and Sponge Cake.

The tomato soup is very rich and full of tomato flavor, at first taste it is very sour but after a few scoop I start to enjoy it. It is very sour but that help to bring up my appetite.
Tomato Soup
 Tomato Soup

Mushroom soup look to be very good as well but when we first taste, it is so salty. The level of saltiness is totally unacceptable which cover almost every other taste, we complain to the restaurant but they has no intention to replace a proper mushroom soup for us. So DISAPPOINTED.
Mushroom Soup

Spaghetti Boscaiola taste not bad, the spaghetti is well cook and the sauce is delicious with pieces of mushroom.
 Spaghetti Boscaiola

Croque Monsieur is a ham and cheese. A pieces of ham is sandwich with bread then top with cheese and oven heat it to perfection. It doesn’t look interesting when served but it really taste good and special, I never had something like this before, the cheese is flavorful and the overall combination is just perfect.
 Croque Monsieur
 Croque Monsieur

Next we had Macaroon of our choice, three different flavor selected but all three flavor almost the same flavor, it is extremely sweet as well. Know that Macaroons tends to be very sweet but we just can’t take it.

Colorful Sponge Cake, it look so unacceptable and we only eat one small portion of it. I just can’t imagine how much coloring has been use for this cake, by the way this cake is extremely sweet as well.
Colorful cake
colorful cake

Macaron Café located at 6th floor of Gurney Plaza
Macaron Cafe

macaron cafe

 Macaron Cafe

How should I rate this restaurant? The taste of soup, main dish and dessert is so different. We decided to split into two and here is our conclusion.

We just love the main dish provided especially Croque Monsieur which really awesome.
4 Star Rating

But the mushroom soup is too salty and totally not human eatable, the dessert is just purely sweet and doesn’t has much flavor, too much coloring as well.
1 Star Rating

170-06-01A, Gurney Plaza, Persiaran Gurney, Georgetown, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
04-229 4389
N5 26.288 E100 18.603

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