I did not get to go back to my hometown; unfortunately, since my parents will be coming up soon and they sort of "disapproved" of me going back to KL when either they will be coming to Penang or I will be going home to KL in approximately 2 weeks' time...so, in short, I was left here miserably watching everyone in the company packing and leaving early (half-day's work) on Friday to make it home in time for the festive reunion dinner.
Anyway, things were not that bad as I had company and was invited to go for a buffet dinner in hotel and we decided to check out the City Bayview Hotel's Revolving Restaurant offering of buffet dinner for the Ramadhan month.
We reached in time to watch the 19 couples congregation (mass wedding) which appeared in The Star on Oct 7th, 2006 - organized by France Taipei bridal departing from the prestigious E & O hotel. In fact, everyone was so entranced by the possession that it caused the cars to pull to a slow crawl on the road. As our car turned into the City Bayview carpark; which coincidentally was situated just across the road, the parking attendant ran just in time to issue us the parking ticket...and he was apologetic.
To cut the story short, we reached the Revolving Restaurant after switching to a different lift and upon reaching the restaurant, we found that most of the tables were reserved and I was already thinking to myself "This must be good since people are making reservations to secure the places" (what more with the Penangites' witty taste buds, the crowd always give you the idea of the rating of the restaurant).
We started helping ourselves....hehe, him picking up some stewed vegetables for me which had a combination of broccoli, cauliflower, mushroom (shittake, button), sweet corn, carrots in a brownish stew. Then we proceeded to get some prawns; fried prawns (we actually took the food separately - more efficient and effective)
First of all, the soup was pretty ok; the stewed vegetables were not too bad as well. Taken some quick snapshots of the food; enjoy :P