7th - 8th July 2012. Written by Xin Li.
One of the club benefits at Traders Hotel Penang is a choice of breakfast at the Club Lounge or the Islander, their in-house buffet restaurant. We picked the Islander since the Club Lounge is open to us all the time.
There are some slight differences between the food at the Club Lounge and the Islander. The most obvious would be the variety of food. There are more food options downstairs compared to upstairs.
Otherwise, if one or two different items or the fact that the Club Lounge uses imported-from-France marmalade as compared to local jams mattered more. While the Islander is a better option as it even has live noodle station and egg station, the Club Lounge has an a la carte menu.
The breakfast buffet was pretty standard, the almost essential egg station, salads, cereals, muesli. The omelette I had was pretty good, done just right with tomatoes and capsicum folded within. Yum…
It being in Georgetown, Penang, the hotel has do much to convince its guests to stay and pay for their breakfast rather than heading out to the surrounding kedai kopi something for a traditional breakfast or an awesome plate of char kway teow at a tiny fraction of its buffet price.
Now in the Club Lounge, there would be an evening canapés and hors d'oeuvres (and alcohol) buffet around 6pm to 8pm. It was quite crowded during our stay there (not surprising as it was almost full-house that weekend)
There was some Salmon Canape topped with olive, a Pan-fried Wasabi Burger with Sesame Bun which I could barely taste the wasabi, bite-sized sushi, tartlets, cakes and an addictive Mushroom and Cheese Quiche on offer.
There were cheese and I enjoyed these tartlets with minced meat and sweet chili sauce in it.
I had a glass of white wine which I didn’t enjoy. I think it was a Wolfblass Yellow Label Chardonnay, quite a “sharp” wine. You could read about our stay at the hotel at Pok Pok and Away too.
GeorgeTown, 10300 Penang, Malaysia