Friday Night Poolside Barbeque – Royale Chulan Penang
Often we think of Barbeque Night, but I often say it should be Barbeque RIGHT at the Royale Chulan Penang!
I’m a fan of outdoor cooking from my scouting days when we learned to light a fire for camping.
We have a make-shift stove and use a beat-up pan to fry up an egg. That is the extent of my cooking abilities.
When it comes to man-size fires of stroking a great big BBQ, I will leave it to the men.
There’s so many ways to cooking meat that my head spins to think of the recipes for grilling, smoking, using a Dutch oven, and pit cooking.
When I go to a Barbeque, I get excited thinking of what I could eat that’s right off the flaming coals, piping hot and delicious with that smoky flavor.
Seasonal Colourful Roasted Veggies
Vibrant, seasonal veggies on skewers are favorites. Roasted root/ bulb vegetables like pumpkin, beetroot, carrots, corn, and potatoes are excellent low GI carbs to go for.
Dipping Sauces for BBQ
If you love grilled seafood, steamed or fried fish, then the dipping sauce to shoot for is a Thai style dipping sauce made of fresh chilis, coriander (leaves and stalks), garlic, oyster sauce, fish sauce, fresh lime juice and salt, sugar to taste!
Powerful and sultry, this a sure-fire way to liven up your next seafood meal. Remember, the dipping sauce is meant to be fiery so load up on the chili padi!
Another excellent dipping sauce is a yogurt mint sauce that goes beautifully with grilled or roast lamb. If you’re used a jar of mint jelly all your life, it’s time to throw that store-bought, safely boring sauce and make your own.
Mix Greek yogurt, finely chopped mint leaves, minced garlic, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper with fresh lemon juice.
You will dance around the bonfire like me. It’s so DELISH. I kid you not.
Another dessert that we would dive for is a baked banana and apple with brown sugar and raisins in tin foil.
Meat + Fire = BBQ
The poolside Barbeque has an impressive whole roast lamb. The heady, rich flavor of a roasted lamb is irresistible.
Many awesome smoky flavored types of meat, chicken, beef, lamb, sausages, and a delicious burger on the grill.
Eat Your Greens
There’s plenty of starters and greens; pretty standard fare.
Wait until you try the best creamy coleslaw EVUH!!! I have to confess I had two portions of this perfectly chilled classic coleslaw that hold up and don’t become limp and soupy! Not too vinegary or sweet. This is just perfect if you end up in coleslaw heaven.
Drinks are Served
The Sup Tulang Rawan Kambing is a delicious full-bodied soup with a beautiful bouquet of herbs. Thumbs up, chef!
Buffet Line Up
For carbs, I opted for the delicious mouth-watering roasted pumpkin and grille sweet corns.
Make Your Meal Colourful
It is so easy to overeat at a BBQ buffet. The trick is to choose your carbs wisely, load your plate with veggies and meat with just enough sauce.
Can Not Say No to Desserts
I had several rounds of desserts. It is so hard to resist when all your favorites are there.
The pengat pisang full of lemak from the santan has my top vote.
The rest is a night of laughter and camaraderie with blogger friends, guru Steven Goh, Barry, and Johnny.
And best of all, an affogato cuppa made extra special by my sifu, Blogger Criz Lai.
That incredible classic affogato is just vanilla ice cream and strong coffee. This is a beautiful end to a poolside BBQ with friends.
The Full Menu
Friday Night Poolside Barbeque Dinner
The Royale Chulan Penang
No. 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, 10300, Penang
Call: 04-259 8888 ext. 8914
Time: 7.00pm – 10,00pm (Friday only)
Venue: Poolside (Level 2)
Adult: RM88.00 net
Senior Citizen 60 years old & Above – RM44.00 net
Child 6 – 12 years old – RM44.00 net