Friday, 6 July 2012

Sigi's Bar & Grill, Golden Sands Resort, Penang, Malaysia

Sigi's Bar and Grill, Shangr La, Penang, Golden Sands, Batu Ferinngi, restaurant
Greek Salad - generous lumps of feta, juicy greens, ripe tomatoes, and red onion rings
Sigi's Bar and Grill, Shangr La, Penang, Golden Sands, Batu Ferinngi, restaurant
 Seafood Linguine with Tamarind Sauce – the tang elevates the flavours of barramundi, prawns & mussels
Sigi's Bar and Grill, Shangr La, Penang, Golden Sands, Batu Ferinngi, restaurant
Vegetarian Bagel - pleased to see some vegetarian options - fries are cooked perfectly but next time I'd ask for salad instead to complete a healthier meal
Sigi's Bar and Grill, Shangr La, Penang, Golden Sands, Batu Ferinngi, restaurant
Onion Marmalade with Calamari - sweet, savory, crisp and mushy
Sigi's Bar and Grill, Shangr La, Penang, Golden Sands, Batu Ferinngi, restaurant
Garlic Olio with Kataifi Prawns – brittle string noodles enwrap deep fried prawns - awesome
Shangri La, Golden Sands, Batu Feringgi, Penang, resort, beach, sea, hotel, bar, restaurant
Sigi’s Bar and Grill at Shangri La's Golden Sands Resort Penang

Sundowners go down superbly in the peace of Golden Sands Resort while viewing the calm ocean, sun stained skies, white sand and active water sports. Sweet smiles are exchanged as the hoard of motorized sports pushers offer parasailing and other uninsured thrills at the resort's edge, as Shangri La guards also smile sweetly and they quietly retreat. Happy hour prices are a welcome sign that you should stay a little longer at sunset, laid back on the deck chairs or slouched in the bean bags. Later dine at Sigi’s Bar & Grill with sand between your toes, al fresco style or inside in air conditioned comfort. You can even have your food on the beach recliner if you choose to continue to chill. In typical Shangri La style, “your wish is our command” is the motto.

While cocktails are made from prepackaged, not fresh, juices, as I'd prefer, one Long Island Iced Tea had me slurring, suggesting no stinginess with liquor. A Ginger Orange, non alcoholic, Mojito with lime and orange wedges, mint leaves, sugar, lime and orange juices, topped up with ginger beer makes a refreshing drink for all ages. The SBG Mojito with vodka, ginger, brown cane sugar syrup and mint leaves was also well accepted. A host of other drinks can be composed as to your predilection from a well stocked bar. But drinks are not the only reason to amble in. 

Sunday evening barbecues are popular events at Sigi's Bar & Grill. A 16kg lamb is roasted over a spit for about four hours in the garden leading up to dinner, emanating warm savory aromas and causing even the full stomached to salivate. Meats are barbecued by request and fresh salads, pizza and a variety of other items going well with grilled goods are also at one's disposal. At other times, an a la carte menu is the norm with two different offerings for lunch and dinner. The midday meal consisting more of fast and local food such as burgers and char koay toew, while dinner sees some heavier items introduced such as lamb stew and chicken breast. Sous Chef Bala though insists that the menu is just a guide. He is happy to cook what you have a hankering for - so if you’re staying for a few days you are not going to tire of the menu.
As the sun sets, the soft lighting begins to illuminate the gardens and, the motorized water sport dealers slowly disappear, you're left with the sounds of the sea gently caressing the shore. Sigi's Bar & Grill is  a tranquil place to be amongst the palm trees, under tropical skies, by the sea. 

Reason to visit: sundowners, meals al fresco style with your toes in the sand

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri La
Jalan Batu Feringgi Beach.
11100 Penang
Malaysia
+6 04 886 1911

3 comments:

  1. looks like a fabulous place to dine with its views and scrumptious dishes... =D

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    1. Good all round - great ambience and food too ;-)

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  2. We love Sigi's. We once brought visitors to the Hawkers' Delight buffet at Golden Sands, but the kids weren't really interested in the buffet. So, Sigi's let them order off the Sigi's menu and brought the food over to our tables outside nearer to the hotel.

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