Monday, June 14, 2010

International Buffet Versus Hawker Stalls..

My sisters went for an International Buffet in the Gurney Hotel itself, for those aged 55 years and over, the buffet was only RM35.00! So So Cheap!! But for us under 55, (ahem) we were charged RM51.00... So So Expensive!

I opted out, me and my kids didnt join them for the buffet, (pokai if 4 of us x 51) Instead we went for our humble meal in Free Zone Garden again, our favorite stalls....hawker style, sitting on benches, sipping sour sop fruit juice... hmmmm...

aluminium foiled grilled food

grilled fish with squids and ladies fingers

grilled barbecue chicken

sweet sour clams

steamed crabs

our sour sop juice

cheers!!!
Instead of spending RM200 over in the buffet,
our dinner for the night only cost us RM80.00..
but of course the food would be very much different...

40 comments:

  1. more worth while. Some times international buffet aren't really that nice at all.

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  2. yeah, i don know why...each time i see the food all displayed on the table, i dont feel like eating already.. haahhaa..call me sour grapes..

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  3. wow... those food make me hungry..

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  4. I was actually craving for crabs today and after reading your blog, I more i want :p

    Anyway, dissapointed u never bring me to all these places leh.. :(

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  5. doesnt matter as long as together happy! =D dats wat matter. :)

    gudness! the crab quite huge!!

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  6. shying: they made me hungry too.. hahaha...


    chrisau: u never ajak me to penang!! next time we go together..


    caroline: not very huge la.. ok only..

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  7. mmmm...the clams or lala makes me drool man... btw,reanaclaire last time MAS offer senior fare for those 55 and above.wonder still got or not?

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  8. I definitely drool for the grilled fish with squids and ladies fingers, nevertheless the sweet sour clams... man~!! That was good selection you have made, went fot the hawker food instead of sumptuous buffet!^-^

    Have a lovely day ahead!

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  9. chvoon: yeah, we kept going back there for food..


    ah ngao: i think got la..


    alice: yes, i prefer asian food anytime one..

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  10. Sweet Sour Clam must be heavenly. :D

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  11. Its worthy...food looks yummy....Make me feel hungry now.

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  12. wah so cute la u and ur family. lol

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  13. I always prefer the roadside... I very cincai wan, tepi longkang oso I dun mind. Usually hawker food taste nicer though the ambience's not so nice! I cheapskate, hor Claire? But, tak kisahlah.. as long as food nice and cheap, I dun gv a damn about where and how the presentation is.

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  14. I think you made a wise decision to go for hawker food instead. Nowadays, buffets are so pricey and the food are just so so. Besides, if you cannot eat a lot, you are just wasting your money! Better order a-la-carte.

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  15. waa the crab so big....hhhahhaha

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  16. Wise decision! In Penang, go hawker - not the big restaurants, not the classy places... The best food is at the hawker stalls.

    Hotel food - all the same. After some time, you get so sick of it. And so very expensive - even RM35, can eat a whole lot of nicer things at the hawker stalls already!

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  17. tekkaus: yes, i love that dish, never fail to order...



    mery: more worth than eating buffet but of course, buffet got air con la.. hahaaa..



    medie007: cute? hahhaa..



    cleff: come shake hands! once awhile must go enjoy under the air con too.. a mixture of everything lar.. but better if people belanja! lol...



    foongpc: for me and my girl, it is a wastage if we go for buffet, but for my 2 sons, it is more than worth.. hahha.. so it sorts of balanced up...



    manglish: actually not very big one.. looks big only...



    stp: for you, i think 35rm worth it la.. got wine some more, and grilled lamb, teriyaki, sushi, eastern, western food.. desserts.. worth la for men..

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  18. aiks, i am so hungry now :(

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  19. That looks amazing. Buffets are okay but I find they cost more than what you can eat. And I'm always unsure of food sitting out like that. So glad you came by to visit!

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  20. It's fun to see all the different foods from all the different countries. I am not so sure I would try them but they all look good. I hope you had a nice dinner out!

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  21. sometimes can enjoy those nice food is great! But no money...lol

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  22. How come I in Penang, dont know where is Free Zone one lah,,,, next time you come to penang, must take me there,ok,,, terbalik pula

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  23. You're in Penang! I'd vote for hawker food anytime! :)

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  24. 2ma: sori ah.. making u hungry..



    jeanne: buffets are good for those who love to eat in quantities.. lol..



    mindofmum: yes, we had a good time..



    hoay: why no money? oh i also save up then only go traveling..



    eugene: free school garden la.. hahha.. not zone.. sorry..



    sweetwitch: but i notice yours mostly high class restaurants!! wowo..

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  25. Claire, when next time you are in Penang, pls give me a call. We can meet up. :)

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  26. sure jessie, i will contact u and eugene..maybe we can meet up together.. i go pg quite often..

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  27. hmmm your sister didnt belanja meh? if convert to US dollars..cheap only ma :)

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  28. looks like u guys had a much better meal than if u had gone for the international buffet! =D

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  29. You were able to enjoy the better food at a very cheap price. Food in the hotel are not better since you are just paying for the amenities and ambiance of the hotel. You made the wise and right choice. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

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  30. rachel: don't let her see this! she will kick me.. lol.. in fact, she covered all our expenses but where food is concerned, i made my own choice.. for 200rm, i rather eat something i really enjoy...


    yanz: i m a typical chinese, i guess.. my girl also doesnt like it so much.. but dont talk about my sons..they love to eat asian and western and whatever..lol..



    mel: yes, we made our own choices..

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  31. Clair: The kids look like they enjoyed the meal.

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  32. RM80 consider cheap for 4 of you..good choice some more..

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  33. fishingguy: yes, we enjoyed.. very much!



    alv0808: asian food, anytime!

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  34. gimme the hawker fare... ANYTIME !

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  35. Your daughter looks like you - so sweet and pretty!

    And the grilled hawker food looks sooooo yummy !

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  36. after looking at your pictures, i prefer your hawker food more! wah, your clams and your fish really tempting me!

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  37. yooooo... i prefer the hawker stalls man! supper yummy!

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  38. OMGoshhh... thats sooo tempting!!

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  39. i prefer hawker food too! It sure taste a lot yummy and with more "wok" taste!!

    Alamak, drooling over your grilled squid and sweet and sour clams. :(

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