Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel is back from 11 to 27 March 2016!
York Hotel’s Penang Hawkers’ Fare is back! Started since 1986, White Rose Cafe is one of the first establishments to fly in hawkers to recreate their signature authentic Penang dishes. It has proved to be a hit, hence has become a regular affair at the hotel with loyal customers returning year after year.
From now till 27 March, you can enjoy many favourite Penang street food, new sizzling dishes, exclusive cooking workshops and prizes. Besides having unlimited servings of Char Kway Teow, Penang Prawn Mee and tangy Assam Laksa, the buffet has also introduced Pasembur to the buffet line this time. This Chinese-Indian style salad is brimming with shredded cucumbers and a variety of fritters cloaked in a tantalising sauce made with sweet potatoes, crushed peanuts and chillies. Other appetizers include Penang rojak and cuttlefish kang kong.
The brand new show kitchen will feature hawkers cooking crispy lor bak and oyster omelette. A list of noodles specialities will whet your appetite, this includes assam laksa, prawn mee and kway teow soup or dry. My favourite this time round is their Hokkien Prawn Mee, the comforting yet robust stock is a labour of love. The prawn heads and shells are first stir fried then blended, before cooking it with pork ribs to form the soup base. Penang Assam Laksa is also an appetising bowl of thick rice noodles steeped in a tangy tamarind fish-based broth.
Needless to say, the Char Kway Teow is a must try at York Hotel. Tossed over high heat, the noodles imparts a deep smoky breath of wok. Thinner kway teow and lesser sweet dark soy sauce are used. The oyster omelette is a wonderful combination of rice flour batter, eggs and a generous amount of oysters.
Everytime when I come for York Hotel’s Penang Hawkers’ Fare, baan chang kueh is the first I would queue for. These piping hotel golden brown pancakes envelopes a spoonful of margarine, ground peanuts and sugar. They are made in customised small round pans that result in wonderfully crispy edges and a chewy soft interior. Cold desserts include ice kachang with sarsi syrup and chendol are also available.
Penang Hawkers’ Fare is available from now to 27 March 2016. It is reasonably priced at $29++ per adult on weekdays and $33 ++ per adult on weekends. Children below 12 years old is priced at $20++ on weekdays and $23++ on weekends.
This Saturday (19 March), register for exclusive cooking shops where the hawkers will impart their closely guarded recipes to the public. A nominal fee of $12 will be charged. In return, participants will receive a $12 meal vouchers for a la carte dining. Learn to make 3 perennial hawker favourites: prawn mee, assam laksa and ban chang kueh. Reserve a seat via email at email@example.com or call 6830 1156.
Penang Hawkers’ Fare at York Hotel LUCKY DRAW
The hotel will hold a grand draw where 8 pairs of patrons will win a trip to Penang, inclusive of return tickets and hotel accommodation. Diners who spent a minimum of $80 are entitled a chance to draw prizes such as 30% discount for the next edition of Penang Hawkers’ Fare, $12 meal vouchers for a la carte dining, and limited edition recyclable tote bags.