Monday, August 3, 2015

ZEST Bar Cafe, GLOW Hotel Penang

Filled my tummy with good food at ZEST Bar Cafe @ Glow Hotel Penang right after finishing my hair spa at LAD Salon. Dexter even waited me finishing my hair spa at LAD Salon. So kind of him and I'm too lucky to have the chance to pamper my hair and tummy on the same day. :)

GLOW by Zinc was created for modern travellers who seek lodging solutions that provide a convenient and comfortable environment at a value price point. Originating in Bangkok, Thailand, the brand guarantees fair and surprise-free pricing. At every location, GLOW guests can make the most of their destination with ease while still focusing on their goals and objectives.

Five signature elements are standard at each GLOW by Zinc: comfortable bedding, a great shower and amenities, gym access, free WiFi in each guest room, and a self-serviced breakfast to go – all that is needed whether for business or leisure.

Live life in full colour. Just GLOW.

There are numerous of hotels in Penang island as this is a city with the combination of modern and heritage elements. However, there are only a few hotels serving Thai foods, especially authentic Thai food. The good news is, you don't have to worry anymore because I have found out that Glow Hotel Penang is serving authentic Thai food, and I was very honoured to be invited to try it out at the ZEST Bar Cafe.

I was going to talk about the environment of the ZEST Bar Cafe first but I can't because good food comes first! Yummmm~ :D

# Yam Moon Sen
 Glass noodle salad with prawns, ginger flower & lime leaf.
It tastes sour and spicy and it really stimulates my appetite. The prawns are juicy and fresh while the ginger flower and lime leaf enhance the taste. I like the taste of sour, this definitely my favourite. ;)

# Miang Kam
Betel leaves, coconut, dried shrimps, red onions, peanuts, ginger & chili.
 The prawns are fried to golden and crispy to bite. The Thai chili sauce is a perfect match to dip into!

# Kaeng Phet 
Spicy red curry & vegetables, choice of prawn and chicken
Although the menu states it as spicy red curry but it isn't really spicy, it is definitely suitable for people like me who can't handle the level of hot and spicy. :) The potato and chicken are well cooked to tender and the aromatic Thai rice matches with the curry perfectly! 

# Pad Thai
Wok fried thai noodles with prawns, beamsprout, bean curd & egg pattaya style
Big love of how the noodles with egg. The taste of the egg mixes together with the noodles when you put it into your mouth. Hmmp, is your saliva dropping already? :P

# Spaghetti Olio Aglio 
 Garlic, chili flakes and prawns
ZEST Bar Cafe does not only provide Thai foods, it is also providing western foods. 

Enough of the food, let's talk about the environment now. Big thumbs up for Glow Hotel Penang because EVERY SINGLE CORNER is the best background to take photos. I can say it out loud that Glow hotel is well designed!
There are total 3 sections of ZEST Bar Cafe, which are...

Location: First floor
It is available for meetings & private dinners and events.
ZEST Bar Cafe offers customers the unique opportunity to rent their entire First floor, which includes the restaurant (seats up to 100 pax), the pool bar, meeting/dining room and swimming pool! To be frank, the entire space can actually cater for up to 200 pax (standing) and 100 pax (seated). 
If you're thinking to hold a birthday party in style, product presentation or any other event, ZEST Bar Cafe definitely is your first choice. Where else can you rent a hotel meeting room including swimming pool and adjacent bar?
Not to mention, the private dining room is available for up to 20 pax and can also be used for small sized meetings or presentations for up to 40 pax theatre style.

# Photo taken from Glow Hotel Penang official website.

Location: Ground Floor and First Floor | Open Daily: 07.00 am – 12.00 am
Looking for something enjoyable? Come and have refreshing drinks at the pool bar! 
It is relaxing and unwinding at the Pool Bar or Lobby Bar with favourite cocktails, frappes and ice blended drinks that keep you cool and fresh. To make it better, you can just top up with some of the snacks and enjoy the colourful environment with your friends! 

Location: First Floor | Open Daily: 07.00 A.M. – 7.00 P.M.
Feel young with the artsy & fun of ZEST Bar Cafe! 
The cafe is a contemporary café serving a selection of delectable Thai fusion dishes. People can find great food, starting in the morning with their complimentary GLOW breakfast buffet and lunch time a la carte favourites.

Among the 3 sections, I like the cafe the most! I like the wall full with artistry drawings and I actually took quite a lot of photos there but I only picked a few to upload here because I don't want to hurt your eyes. I was too vain. :P

You're totally wrong if you think only the ZEST Bar Cafe can let you to take photo! HAHAH...
Lobby can too!!!

Thank you Dexter for the invitation once again!
Looking forward to to trying out the new food and staying at Glow Hotel Penang! :D

Good news to y'all, now GLOW Hotel Penang is undergoing a promotion. 
You are entitled for a 10% discount if you make you booking via GLOW Hotel Penang Facebook.
YES, this discount is to ALL bookings!

GLOW Hotel Penang
Phone Number: 04-2260084
Address: 101, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, 11400 Georgetown, 
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.