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Ramadan Buka Puasa buffet? Sarkies Restaurant at E&O Hotel would be an excellent choice!

Zac Teo explores the massive buffet spread at Sarkies Restaurant in conjunction with Ramadan Buka Puasa ... so what's the verdict?


Hari Raya Aidilfitri decorations around Sarkies Restaurant. Photograph: Zac Teo/Penang365.com

The month of Ramadan is upon us once again, and everyone's definitely looking forward to the festivities, culinary delights and celebrations. If you're in the mood for a lavish buffet spread to break fast during the holy month, do consider the Selera Kampung Ramadan Buffet at Sarkies Restaurant. Upon stepping into Sarkies in the Victory Annexe of E&O Hotel, you'll be greeted by a larger-than-life spread of buffet, nicely spaced out and placed in a rusticly calming setting.

Appetizers include the sushi and sashimi spread. Photograph: Zac Teo/Penang365.com

By tradition, eat-all-you-can buffets have been a staple in Malaysian culture as it encompasses delicacies from different races and ethnic origins. Thus, Sarkies embodies that culture very well with a serving of international buffet that resembles a mini-mall filled with a United Nations worth of international cuisines, and it is considered one of largest and premium buffets Penang has to offer.


The action station to prepare the grilled seafood. Photograph: Zac Teo/Penang365.com

The tradition of Ramadhan Buka Puasa stretches back as long as I can remember! Different restaurants and establishments offer different packages - buffets, ala-carte, you name it ... but the very core of the dinner never changes over time. It's a meal of many sauces, curries, grilled and roasted meats, multitude of rice and breads; but most importantly, its a celebration of Umrah and a great time with friends and family.


The hot dishes featured many Malay delicacies. Photograph: Zac Teo/Penang365.com

Sarkies Restaurant truly caters for the masses with the action stations famed roasted meats, especially the roasted duck. All of these are readily available in the Selera Kampung buffet spread. With a wonderful consistency and not-overly-done flavours, the Malay dishes was an excellent addition to the buffet, and a must-try is the roasted whole lamb, or more affectionately known as kambing panggang.


Various types of kueh raya at the buffet spread. Photograph: Zac Teo/Penang365.com

Penang365.com would like to record its appreciation to the management of Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang for the invitation to review the Selera Kampung Ramadan Buffet at Sarkies Restaurant. Verdict? It is definitely a great place to buka puasa in style, and is definitely ideal for families or corporate functions.

The beautiful interior of Sarkies Restaurant. Photograph: Zac Teo/Penang365.com

The Ramadan Buffet is available for daily for dinner at the Sarkies Restaurant at the Victory Annexxe, until the 5th of July 2016. It is priced at RM133.30nett per adult, and RM60.95nett for children. E&O Hotel is located on 10, Farquhar Street, 10200 Georgetown. Reservations or bookings can be made at 04-222 2000. 

Zac Teo

Zac Teo

Zac Teo is a Penang boy, being born and raised on this island. A music lover that always seeks new music to enjoy along with his daily dose of coffee; he loves traveling, exploring and also hunting for the latest food around the island. His penchant on writing about his beloved island led to him starting up Penang365.com in 2015.

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