Sun Cafe

Special thanks to Sunway Hotel Georgetown for extending this food review invitation.

Sun Cafe is the main eatery in Sunway Hotel Georgetown. The restaurant serves local and Western dishes throughout the day. Here is also where in-house guests are served breakfast.
For the month of April, Sunway Hotel Georgetown is serving International Buffet Lunch every Sunday. As the name implies, the menu covers dishes from many cuisines. This is reflected by a dozen chafing dishes next to the open kitchen.
Roasted Lamb is served at the carvery. The succulent lamb leg has a pink, juicy center. It comes with assorted vegetables and fries. Barbecue sauce and black pepper sauce are provided.
Diners who enjoy red meat should really get a serving of Roasted Beef. The beef slices are flavored with lovely mushroom sauce. Crunchy pea sprouts on top serve as counterbalance to this savory dish.
As for poultry, Roasted Chicken is cooked with tandoori-style seasoning. Fiery spices give the chicken the distinctive red color. The dish is garnished with lemon wedges and onion rings.
Next, Japanese Bean Curd is served with minced chicken, onions and leek. Meanwhile, Kong Poh Squid is a Chinese-style dish that uses dried chili peppers.
The buffet spread includes several vegetarian dishes like Braised Mixed Vegetables. The colorful ensemble comprises of broccoli, carrots, baby corn, button mushrooms and straw mushrooms.
Two types of noodle soup are available today: Clear Soup and Curry. Customers can choose from three types of noodle: mee, koay teow and rice vermicelli. Condiments like chili paste, fried shallots and spicy soy sauce are provided.
The salad bar allows diners to make their own salads using ingredients like romaine lettuce, red cabbage, onions and cherry tomatoes. Salad dressings like tartar sauce, Thousand Island and vinaigrette are provided. As for readymade salads, Apple Salad, Pineapple Coleslaw and Shredded Beef & Chili are highly recommended.
Ulam-ulaman are local vegetables like yardlong beans and ulam raja (king's salad). The vegetables are typically eaten raw with condiments like budu (fermented anchovies), cincalok (fermented shrimps) and sambal kicap (spicy soy sauce).
Moving to desserts, one can indulge in Crème Brûlée, Coconut Jelly, Honey Dew Pudding, Butter Cake and Carrot Cake. There is also an ice cream section to satisfy one's craving. Should customers prefer something warm, Bubur Kacang Hijau (mung bean soup) is a good choice indeed.
The International Buffet Lunch at Sunway Hotel Georgetown is priced at RM100.00 net per adult, and RM40.00 net per child or senior citizen. For each paying adult, another person's meal is on the house. Every Sunday, a lucky draw is held and each customer stands a chance to win prizes like dining vouchers. As for diners from the other side of Penang Strait, a similar buffet is held at Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya.
Name: Sun Cafe Georgetown
Address: 33, Lorong Baru, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-229-9988
Business hours: 6:30am-11:00pm
Coordinates: 5.41439 N, 100.32567 E
Directions: Sunway Hotel Georgetown is located at New Lane (Lorong Baru) in George Town. The hotel is accessible from either Macalister Road (Jalan Macalister) or Jalan Dato Keramat. Sun Cafe is located at the ground level of the hotel. There are parking spaces inside the hotel as well as along New Lane.

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