Timothy Tye
Olive Tree 2018 CNY Food Review


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Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewOlive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food Review (10 January, 2018)



The Chinese New Year season of 2018 is around the corner, and this year, Olive Tree Hotel Penang has whipped up a feast to showcase its dinner promotions. This year, there will be set menu dinners, steamboat dinners as well as buffets. My wife and I joined other members of the print and social media to sample what the hotel is offering.

Before I show you what we ate, let me provide you the vital information, so that if you are planning a Chinese New Year meal, you are informed of what is available at Olive Tree Hotel Penang.

Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Promotions

Reservations

To make a reservation at Olive Tree Hotel Penang, contact +60-4-637 7873.

Set Menu Dinners

Olive Tree Hotel is offering you two menus to choose, at RM888 nett and RM999 nett, per table of 10 diners, for bookings of three tables and above (otherwise a surcharge applies). These are available from 8 January to 4 March, 2018.

RM888 nett Set Menu
  • Olive Tree Yee Sang
  • Winter Melon Seafood Chowder with Crabmeat
  • Crispy Boneless Chicken with Mongolian Sauce
  • Steamed Red Snapper Fish with Thai Green Curry Sauce
  • Braised Assorted Mushroom, Dried Oyster, Beancurd Skin and Garden Greens
  • Wok-fried Butter Prawn with Crispy Garlic
  • Smoked Duck Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf
  • Double-boiled Soya Bean with Dumplings
RM999 nett Set Menu
  • Olive Tree Yee Sang
  • Double-boiled Fresh Ginseng and Dried Seafood Soup
  • Roasted Chicken with Spicy Sauce
  • Deep-fried Garoupa with Special Double-flavoured sauce
  • Braised Sliced Abalone, Flower Mushroom, Dried Oyster and Garden Greens
  • Wok-fried Prawn with Superior Sauce
  • Smoked Duck Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf
  • Double-boiled Soya Bean with Dumplings

Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewThe Olive Tree Hotel Steamboat. (10 January, 2018)

Steamboat Dinners

Olive Tree Hotel has prepared a steamboat set priced at RM555 nett for 10 diners. This is available in a choice to two types of soup, namely Fish Broth or Spicy Sichuan. It is a four-course set as follows:

Steamboat Combo

The Steamboat Combo is priced at RM555 nett from 3-14 February and 17 February till 3 March, and at RM688 nett on 15 & 16 February, 2018. It is available during lunch (12:00 noon) and dinner (6:30pm).

  • Olive Tree Yee Sang
  • Steamboat Set
  • Chicken & Mushroom Claypot Rice
  • Dessert

Diners for the Steamboat Dinners may order the following add-ons:
Chilled Baby Octopus, Chilled Jellyfish Salad, Honey Chicken Wing, Century Egg with Pickled Ginger, Crispy Whitebait with Spiced Salt, Thai Fish Cake, Beef Slices, Chicken Slices, Meat Dumpling, Abalone, Pacific Clam, Sea Asparagus, Abalone Mushroom, Enoki Mushroom, Shimeiji Mushroom, Quail Egg, Pumpkin, Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Fish Filament, Beancurd Skin, Fish Ball, White Prawn, Seafood Beancurd and Lobster Dumpling.

Chinese New Year Buffets

On the first and second day of Chinese New Year (16 & 17 February, 2018, 12:00 noon till 3:00pm), Sukkah Coffee House on level one of Olive Tree Hotel offers a buffet lunch at RM118 nett per adult diner, RM47 nett per child and RM59 nett per senior diner.

Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewThe Yee Sang, with the taste derived from natural ingredients like pomelos and grapes, and limited use of artificial flavouring. (10 January, 2018)

Olive Tree Yee Sang

The Olive Tree Yee Sang can be ordered as a separate item from 24 January till 3 March, 2018, priced at RM108 nett.

Olive Tree Hotel CNY 2018 Food Review

Okay, not that you have the details of the meals, let me show you what we enjoyed during the food review. Basically, we started by enjoying the steamboat dinner - but we were cautioned not to eat too much, because after the steamboat dinner, we progressed to sampling various items from the set menus. We concluded the lovely evening with an activity (making Chinese lantern using angpow wrappers).

Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewTossing the Yee Sang. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewOur chair ornamentation. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewAbalones and white prawns are among the ingredients for the Steamboat. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewA multitude of add-ons for the Steamboat. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewDouble-boiled Fresh Ginseng and Dried Seafood Soup, from the RM999 Set Menu. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewWok-fried Butter Prawn with Crispy Garlic, from the RM888 Set Menu. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewBraised Assorted Mushroom, Dried Oyster, Beancurd Skin and Garden Greens, from the RM888 Set Menu. (10 January, 2018)


Olive Tree Hotel 2018 Chinese New Year Food ReviewSmoked Duck Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf, available in both the RM888 and RM999 Set Menus. (10 January, 2018)

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