Eat All You Can – Sunday Penang Delight For RM39 Nett (Adult) @ Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Penangites love Sunday Buffets with local hawker fare and at an Eat All You Can price.
This is a fact – just ask any Penang Aunty and Uncle.
Our favorite old haunt is the Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.
I’ve been eating at the restaurant and partying since the 80s.
Trust the Aunty and Unkers, they know the best excellent value for money buffet, all you can eat Sunday buffets in Penang.
Cool atmosphere, nice hotel environment, bottomless coffee, and good clean washroom.
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Formerly known as The City Bayview Hotel Penang, the 4-Stars Hotel was acquired by the late Penang philanthropist, Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew in 1986.
Old-timers will remember Carmen Club, a popular disco in the basement of the hotel in the early 2000s.
For lovebirds, families with children, a trip to Penang means enjoying a buffet, dinner, drinks, or even ice cream from the Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang’s revolving restaurant – the first of its kind in the country when it opened in 1978.
From the revolving restaurant, you can enjoy its open-air sky bar, and an all-round vista of Penang by night while dining or enjoying drinks from high above.
Overall, the hotel’s central location –
- proximity to restaurants
- taxi stand
- bus stand
- a small park
- nightspots in Chulia Street and
- Love Lane
make this a top choice with business and local guests.
Eat All You Can – Sunday Penang Delight
I remember eating Sunday Buffets in my twenties.
Over the years even with the change of chefs and rotating menus I still find that Bayview Hotel has very decent and tasty hawker food.
When I had my meal recently, I made a beeline for the local food.
There are lots of international and other dishes available.
Ever since my failed attempt to find a good and cute Onde-Onde – anywhere in Penang!
I’ve been hankering after pandan (screw pine leaf) infused glutinous rice flour batter and freshly grated coconut cooked with sticky “Gula Melaka” or palm sugar!
Nothing comes close to my favorite traditional Kuih in Malaysia.
The Onde-Onde of my childhood is marble-sized, filled with “Gula Melaka” jammy cooked grated coconut and rolled with MORE fresh grated coconut.
The thing I missed most – the palm sugar that bursts in your mouth when you take a bite.
Like most Penang aunty (ahem) I cruised the buffet line up – counted that how many dishes.
There are almost 50 items.
I have but one stomach.
So, I have to make some fast food decisions.
What else would I wish for?
- Chicken Rice
- Char Kway Teow
- Coconut-palm sugar pancakes (Kueh Dadar)
- Ondeh-Ondeh (don’t have! I’m better off living with my sweet memories!)
The Chickens are huge. I was busy checking out the roasted and steamed chickens as chef cuts them to plate for me.
The Chicken Rice is decent with tender breast meat, fragrant rice, and good chilli dipping sauce.
Truth be known, ever since I’ve been eating Chicken Rice in Singapore, may stall in Penang, failed to make the mark for me.
Sorry Penangites, this is just my thing.
The Chicken Rice “Rice” in Penang is not Lemak, oily, or fragrant enough.
Before you come after me, guys take a trip down south and try the food there without the prejudice of the exchange rate and the Penang pride of “we are the best.”
Just be neutral when you do the taste test.
I don’t expect anyone to agree with me on this.
But my all-time favourite meal is Chicken Rice – so I think I know a thing or two about how I prefer it.
Many Penangites swear by their bowl of Penang Assam Laksa as the best.
Laksa is not my favourite, my have must eat food.
I prefer the Lemak version over the Assam, tamarind sour spicy version.
So, when I took a look at the Laksa Khawin, I had to have a bowl.
I regretted not having a bigger bowl.
The Khawin version with a touch of sour takes off the overtly creamy lemak taste.
The broth is sweetish and tasty.
I had to refrain myself from lifting the bowl to my face to chow down.
Char Kway Teow
The Char Kway Teow is slightly “wet” but overall, the taste is good and commendable.
The only thing missing in the CKT is the chives which I adore.
If this is Kueh Dadar, then the filing for the grated coconut cooked with “Gula Melaka” is spot-on delicious.
However, I don’t quite fancy the fried Bang Kuang Char (Stir Fry Yam Bean) that is almost made into rolls.
I just find it unusual.
Here’s a list of the MENU Eat All You Can – Sunday Penang Delight
Eat All You Can Salads
- Japanese Crab Meat Salad with Turmeric Mayo
- Tuna Salad with Orange and julienne of Nutmeg
- Seafood Wonton
- Spring Roll
- Pandan Chicken
- Chicken Lobak
- Pickled Fruits
Eat All You Can Soups
Cream of Chicken Soup with Fried Shallots
Eat All You Can Pizzas
- Chicken Satay Pizza Hawaiian Pizza
- Korean Cheese Bread with Spring Onion & Garlic
Eat All You Can Action Stalls
- Steamed Chicken Rice with Roasted & Steamed Chicken
- Tau Fu Fa with Sago, Gula Melaka & Sugar Syrup
- Pandan Pancake with Coconut & Vegetables
- Ice Kacang with Ice Cream & Condiments
- Penang Fruit & Vegetable Salad (Rojak) Plain
- Pandan Muah Chee
Eat All You Can Noodles
- Penang Char Koay Teow
- Laksa Khawin with Condiments
Eat All You Can Hot Dishes
- Braised Mushrooms with Seafood Tofu & Broccoli
- Braised Chicken Feet with ‘Loh’ Egg
- Sambal Egg Plants with Long Beans
- Vegetarian Yam Roll
- Lobak Curry Fish with Okra
- Sotong Berempah
- Ayam Goreng Serai
- Steamed Rice
Eat All You Can Desserts
- Fruits Flan
- Coffee Tart
- Cream Caramel
- Blueberries Cake
- Sago Gula Melaka
- Assorted Fruit Slices
- Chocolate Moist Cake
- Traditional Malay Kuih
- Honeydew Pudding in Cup
- Longan with Strawberry Nata de Coco in Syrup
Drink All You Can Beverages
Eat All You Can – Sunday Penang Delight Review
Back and better than ever, Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang welcomes back its loyal diners to a Sunday feast following a hiatus due to the global pandemic.
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang serves up an extensive spread of local favorites to go along with a selection of international cuisine at the ‘Eat All You Can – Sunday Penang Delight’
The hotel practices proper hygiene practices and physical distancing in mind.
Guests can dine with ease.
Dishes are now pre-plated and covered with plastic wrap to ensure food safety is in place.
Gloves are also provided on the food counter, at the guest’s disposal.
Dishes ordered at the action stalls will be served to patrons at their table.
This is an excellent place with good, fresh authentic Penang spicy food in Singapore.
The environment is comfortable and well laid out.
I would recommend the Laksa Khawin, Fried Kway Teow, Chicken Rice, and Rojak.
There was a good turnover of food and well topped up.
Even for a busy Sunday lunch, we were pleasantly surprised at the quality and quantity of the food.
Dessert with the kueh-kueh, and desserts was good.
I would certainly recommend this place to anyone looking for a Penang food experience in an air-cond, and the hygienic environment! Enjoy!
- Priced at only RM39 net (Adult)
- RM35 net (Senior Citizen – 60 years old & above)
- RM15 net (Child – 6 to 12 years old)
The ‘Eat All You Can – Sunday Penang Delight’ is available every Sunday from 12.00 PM to 2.30 PM at the hotel’s coffee house – Kopitiam, located on Lobby Level.
Prices quoted are inclusive of Relevant Service Charges and Taxes. Please call 04 – 263 3161 (ext.: 246) for reservations and inquiries.
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
25-A, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Telephone: 04-263 3161