Sunday, March 20, 2011

Yeng Keng Hotel @ Chulia Street, Penang. (Pork Free)

Yeng Keng Hotel is located at No. 362, Chulia Street, 10200 Penang within the Buffer Zone of the George Town Unesco World Heritage Site. Chulia Street is consider as one of the oldest street in George Town of Penang.

No. 01 : Entrance Gate of Yeng Keng Hotel

No. 02 : General Front View of Yeng Keng Hotel

No. 03 : General Views showing the Exterior of Yeng Keng Hotel

Location Map of Yeng Keng Hotel
Google Map GPS : 5.419244,100.335034

No. 04 : The Historical Name of Chulia Street by the World Heritage City of George Town.

Contact :-
Hotel Manager : Mr. Jacky Chung
Handphone # : 6012 - 427 1956

Address : No. 362, Chulia Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel # : 604 - 262 2177
Fax # : 604 - 262 3177

Business Hours :-
Open Daily
Breakfast : 8.30 am to 10.30 am
Lunch & Dinner : 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm

No. 05 : The Business Card of Yeng Keng Hotel

Yeng Keng Hotel is considered one of the oldest surviving intact buildings in the historic enclave of Chulia Street, a vibrant component of the World Heritage Site of George Town.

Like many of the other buildings in the neighbourhood, it was originally built in the mid 1800's as a private residence. The Anglo Indian Bungalow belonged initially to Shaik Eusoffe Bin Shaik Latiff, an Indian Muslim Family and remains unique in Chulia Street for not being relegated to the rear of a row of shop-houses blocking its facade.

In 1879, Trustees of the Cantonese Club 'Yin Han Pit Shu' bought the building on behalf of the association, later donating it to the Trustees of the Straits Chinese British Association in 1939.

In the early 1900's, the building was leased to Yeng Keng Hotel. The conversion from residence into a hotel was the prevailing trend along the street, at the beginning of the 20th Century. Small places of lodgings that were conveniently reached from the harbour were in great demand as the traffic in the port grew. To add grandeur to the commercial establishment and to distinguish it from the rest of the buildings on the street, an impressive traditional Chinese Entrance Gate was constructed announcing entry to the 'Lodging House'.

Conservation and up-grading by the present owner, M/s. Hoo Kim Properties Sdn Bhd, was undertaken in 2009 with the renewed Yeng Keng Hotel completed in April 2010.

 No. 06 : The Photographs showing the Progress of Refurbishment Work on
31st December 2009

No. 07 : General Views showing the Interior of Yeng Keng Hotel

No. 08 : The Room Rates of Yeng Keng Hotel

No. 09 : General Views showing the Interior of the Chulia Suite

No. 10 : General Views showing the Interior of Yeng Keng Suite

No. 11 : General Views showing the Swimming Pool

No. 12 : Hainanese Mushroom Soup - Chicken Meat, Liver and Gizzard cooked
in Soya Bean Paste Soup
RM10.00 per Bowl - Serving for 1 Person Only

No. 13 : Spring Rolls (2 Rolls) -  Serves with Special Source which was blended by the Chef
RM12.00 per Plate

No. 14 : 'Yeng Keng' Fried Rice
RM10.00 per Plate - Serving for 1 Person

Rating :-
  1. Ambience : 4 (An authentic local olden day cultural heritage)
  2. Choices of Food : 4 (Western Delights & Local Favourites - Hainanese) Pork Free
  3. Taste of the Food : 4
  4. Pricing : 3
  5. Service : 4
  6. Facilities : 4 (TVs / Free Wifi / Rest Room / Ample Parking Bay)
Dining Areas :-
  1. Indoor & Outdoor (Front Portion of Yeng Keng Hotel)
  2. Outdoor (Beside the Swimming Pool)
  3. No Air-Conditioned but equiped with Fan
  4. No Private Room
Note : 1-2 (Poor) / 3 (Average) / 4 (Good) / 5 (Excellent)


No. 15 : Mr. Jacky Chung (Hotel Manager) and Mr. Tan (The Chef) who was formerly attached to Penang Club, Penang.

No. 16 : Spring Rolls (RM24.00 for 4 Rolls)

No. 17 : Grilled Fish with Butter Sauce - With Lemon Sauce serve with Sauteed Potatoes
and Vegetable
RM18.00 per Plate -  Serving for 1 Person / RM36.00 - Serving for 10 Persons

No. 18 : Yeng Keng Chicken Chop - With French Fries and Salad.
RM15.00 per Plate - Serving for 1 Person / RM30.00 - Serving for 10 Persons

No. 19 : Braised Duck with Yam (Ar Or)
RM50.00 - Half Duck / RM85.00 - Whole Duck
Serving during Dinner - Half Duck
 No. 20 : Curry Turnis Pomfret (Tau Teh) Fish - Served with Lady Fingers and Peppermint Leaves.
RM100.00 to RM120.00 (Depending on Market Price.
Fish can be changed accordingly to early prearrangement.
No. 21 : Braised Lamb Shank - Served with Sauteed Potatoes and Vegetable
RM35.00 per Plate - Serving for 1 Person / RM70.00 - Serving for 10 Persons

Those who still crave for the Braised Lamb Shank from Penang Club will definately love this one because the Chef was formerly from the said Club.

No. 22 : Inchi Kabin
RM10.00 - Quarter Chicken / RM16.00 - Half Chicken / RM30.00 - Whole Chicken

No. 23 : Chicken Pie (24 Hours Pre-Order)
RM25.00 per Bowl - Serving for 3-5 Persons / RM35.00 with Extra Fillings -
Serving for 10 Persons

No. 24 : Boom Alaska (Dinner Only) - Serves 4 Persons.
4 Scoops of Ice Cream, Mixed Fruits on Butter Cake, covered with Egg Souffle and
Flambeed with Liquer.

This Boom Alaska was very popular during the 70s and you will not find this Dessert appeared on many Menus.

Rating :-

  1. Ambience : 4 (An authentic local olden day cultural heritage)
  2. Choices of Food : 4 (Western Delights & Local Favourites - Hainanese) Pork Free
  3. Taste of the Food : 4 (Highly Recommended - Braised Lamb Shank & Boom Alaska)
  4. Pricing : 3
  5. Service : 4
  6. Facilities : 4 (TVs / Free Wifi / Rest Room / Ample Parking Bay)
Note : 1-2 (Poor) / 3 (Average) / 4 (Good) / 5 (Excellent)

Monday, March 7, 2011

SIGI's Bar & Grill on the Beach - Celebrates 1st Anniversary, Penang.

SIGI's Bar & Grill on the Beach (Formerly known as SIGI's By the Sea) is located within the perimeter of Golden Sands Resort, Penang by Shangri-La and celebrates its 1st Anniversary since reopening on 10th March 2010. In conjunction of the 1st Anniversary, Sigi's offers diners an exclusive anniversary set menu daily from 1st to 1st March 2011 except for Thursdays and Sundays to the both in-house resort guests and local residents.

The set meal offers a selection of appetisers, main courses and desserts consisting of best-selling and selected new dishes. This limited-time dinner is priced at RM100++ per set with a special anniversary offer of a complimentary set dinner for every set purchased (Buy One, Get One Free).

No. 01 : 1st Anniversary Set Menu
1st to 31st March 2011
RM100++ per Set

The anniversary also marks the first major update of Sigi's lunch and dinner a' la carte menus with 19 new dishes in the appetiser, main course and dessert sections.

Besides the above offers, SIGI's popular beachside barbecue nights every Thursday and Sunday also offer diners a variety of meats and seafood with salads, appertisers, desserts and accompaniments for RM59.90++.

On the 3rd of March 2011 (i.e. Thursday), 2 of my friends and myself could not resist this special anniversary offer and also great value for money, so we decided to have our dinner there.

Location Map
Google Map GPS : 5.477378,100.251639

Contact :-
Address : Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel # : 604 - 886 1852
Fax # : 604 - 881 1880
Email :
Website :
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Business Hours :-
Opens Daily : 11.00 am to 12.00 Midnight
Lunch : 11.00 am to 6.00 pm
Pool Snacks Menu : 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Dinner : 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

Dress Code :-
Light and easy casual wear throughout day and night.
Swim wear permitted during the day.

Dining Areas :-
  • A spacious, air-conditioned Main Dining Hall  is equiped with Sound System.
  • A spacious, air-conditioned Private Room (12 Seats) is equiped with Sound System.
  • Outdoor Area including a unique Giant Outdoor Babbecue Pit.
  • Bar Area.
  • A Signature Upper Dect Dining Area with an encompassing view of the beachfront and sea.
Restaurant Facilities & Activities :-
  • Pool and Futsal Tables.
  • A Beach Volleyball Court. Matches are availabe weekly with regular organised competions.
  • Two (2) Petanque Courts adjacent to the Restaurant, overlooking the beach for Restaurant Guests' enjoyment pre or post meal.
  • A Beach Soccer Court and Advanture Zone *, an indoor family entertainment centre are located right next to the Restaurant. (* Small entrance fee apply for Adventure Zone)
  • A Kids' Sand Patch with games, toys and pizza dough rollers on the Beach.
  • An Official Water Sports Centre with options for Jetski, Para-Sailing, Banana Boat, Kayak and Cantamaran.
  • Exciting monthly activities such as cocktail classes, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, music sessions and more are available. Please check with the SIGI's Team for more details.
  • Patrons of SIGI's are able to utilise the Golden Sands Resort's Carpark Free-of-Charge (FOC).
  • Restroom.
No. 01 : General Exterior and Interior View of Golden Sands Resort
No. 02 : Colourful Surfboards have been used as Notification Boards and also as part of decorations near the Landscape Pool
No. 03 : General View of SIGI's Bar & Grill on the Beach

 No. 04 : A spacious air-conditioned Common Dining Hall

Interior Designer by Design Bube based Bangkok Thailand - Internationally acclaimed Hotel and Restaurant Designer

No. 05 : A spacious air-conditioned dinning Private Room
No. 06 : View of SIGI's Bar

No. 07 : SIGI's offers Live Band performace with relaxing turnes starting
from 6.00 pm for 4 days a week

   SIGI's Popular Beachside Barbecue Nights

No. 08 : Seafood Chowder

 No. 09 : Grilled Chicken Tenders, & Jumbo Seafood Skewers (From Left to Right)

No. 10 : Moroccan Fish Tagine with Cous Cous and Butterfish with Chimchurri Rub
(From Left to Right)

No. 11 : Jumbo Chicken Sausages, Vegetable Ratatouille & Prawn Cocktail Salad
(From Left to Right)
No. 12 : Buttered New Potatoes, Seafood Paella & Salmon En Papillote with Ginger & Shallot (From Left to Right)
No. 13 : Grilled Slipper Lobster with Tarragon Butter

No. 14 : Coriander & Cumin Marinated Prawns

 No. 15 : Chorizo, Calamari & Spiced Yoghurt Salad, Steamed Vegetables and Nori Maki(From Left to Right)
 No. 16 : Choice of Salads
(Salad Niciose on the Left Side)
 No. 17 : Desert Section made up of Fresh Cutted Fruits, Blueberry Cheesecake, Victoria Spouge & Selection of Pastries

No. 18 : 1st Helping

No. 19 : 2nd Helping

   SIGI's Lunch and Dinner Ala Carte

No. 20 : Entree - Wild Mushroom Mushroom Soup with Truffle Cream (RM17++).
No. 21 : Entree - Salt & Pepper Calamari
Red Chilli, Corlander, Onion Jam and Nahm Jim (RM23++).

No. 22 : Rotolo - Using Lasagna Sheet to wrap up the Smashed Pumpkin, Chopped Spinach & Ricotta (Goat Cheese) (RM34++)
Note : Vegetarian Dish

No. 23 : Kataifi-Wrapped Prawns
Tiger Prawns wrapped in Kataifi Pastry with Aioli and Gremolate (

No. 24 : Main Course - Sigi's Signature Fish & Chips
Crispy Beer Battered Fish and Hand-Cut Chips, Rosemary, Garlic and
Tartar Sauce (RM44++).

No. 25 : Main Course - Tandoori Pizza
Chicken, Red Onion, Cashew Nuts, Mint Chutney and Raita (12" - RM31++).

No. 26 : Dessert - Bread and Butter Pudding with Vanilla Anglaise

No. 27 : Dessert - Chilled Rice Pudding with Strawberry Soup and White Chocolate

I was given to understand by one of staff that John Brock who is a New Zealander, have been appointed as Executive Sous Chef to head this SIGI's Bar & Grill on the Beach (SBG) and also responsible for the Western Culinary Offerings. With his extensive work experience and excellent skills especially in Western Cuisine, infuse new ideas to the overall Western Menu at Golden Sands Resort. He is not newcomer as he has culinary experience includes stints in the United Kingdom and France before joining Golden Sands Resort.

Rating :-
  1. Ambience : 5
  2. Choices of Food : 5 (Wide Range of Choices)
  3. Taste of the Food : 4
  4. Pricing : 3
  5. Service : 4
  6. Facilities : 5
Note : 1-2 (Poor) / 3 (Average) / 4 (Good) / 5 (Excellent)

It is great value for money for stylish casual dining in such a pleasant ambience and served with contemporary western cuisine at a price of RM100++ per set with a special Anniversary Officer of a Complimentary Set Dinner for every Set purchased (Buy One, Get One Free) and a variety of meats and seafood with salads, appetisers & desserts at a price of RM59.90++ per pax for Beachside Barbecue Nights.

Good News !!! Due to great demands & responses, SIGI's has extended the 1st Anniversary Offer of a Complimentary Set Dinner for every Set purchased (Buy One, Get One Free) until 15th April 2011 (i.e. Friday).