Penang (Malaysia), 27 May, 2015 – The award-winning Chefs onboard the popular cruise ship, SuperStar Libra, return with a dazzling menu of Asia’s finest dishes that will tantalise the taste buds, of both local and international travellers cruising onboard the 10 storey-high cruise ship to exotic Phuket and Krabi in Thailand.
Star Cruises, the leading cruise line in Asia-Pacific is excited to bring you an Asian food adventure that will definitely complement your cruise vacation onboard the SuperStar Libra. Homeported in Penang (Malaysia) and famed for being a food haven, expect the food selection onboard to take centre stage with a wide array of Asian cuisines, including many famous selections from the Penang Island itself.
“At Star Cruises, we want to offer our guests a unique cruise vacation experience that is also filled with many opportunities and choices to savour some of the best Asian cooking onboard SuperStar Libra. Our homeport in Penang, Malaysia, is a melting pot of cultures and has one of the most diverse food fair, making it the ultimate food paradise. Hence, we are bringing the flavours of the food paradise with us onboard SuperStar Libra for all our guests to enjoy,” said Mr. Ang Moo Lim, Executive Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Hotels of Genting Hong Kong Limited.
Having won numerous awards and medals at the Penang International HALAL Chef Challenge competition in both 2014 and 2015, the chefs of SuperStar Libra are set to deliver an authentic Asian dining-experience for its guests. With Star Cruises as the first cruise line to be awarded HALAL certification for two of its restaurants, Spices and Blue Lagoon onboard SuperStar Libra since 2011, travellers can look forward to enjoying many popular and well-known Asian cuisines at these two restaurants on the open seas, with a menu that is moderately priced.
Located at Deck 10 of SuperStar Libra, travellers cruising onboard will want to savour the many flavours of the Spices Restaurant. A favourite among many local Malaysians and a must-try for foreigners is the popular staple dish, ‘Nasi Putih dengan Ulam-Ulam dan Sambal Belacan’. Loved by many denizens of Malaysia, the extremely appetizing dish that consists of aromatic white rice served with ‘ulam-ulam’, which is the equivalent to ‘salad’ together with ‘sambal belacan’, the national condiment of Malaysia, is a complete meal on its own that also taste great with a variety of side dishes of meat and seafood. Choices of side dishes include ‘Kambing Kurma’ (Mutton Kurma), ‘Kari Udang Galah’ (Big Head Prawns Curry), ‘Kari Daging dengan Kentang’ (Beef Curry with Potatoes), ‘Sotong Goreng Berempah’ (Fried Squids in Spices), ‘Ayam Masak Kayu Manis’ (Marinated Chicken with Cinnamon) and many more. Also not to be missed are the award-winning dishes, ‘Ayam Percik Sri Menanti’ (Sri Menanti Grilled Chicken) and ‘Udang Galah Kuzi’ (An exotic dish from north Malaysia given a special variation using big head prawns) prepared exclusively by our very own Sous Chef Mr Rashidi bin Mohd of SuperStar Libra.
The award-winning ‘Udang Galah Kuzi’ by Sous Chef Mr Rashidi bin Mohd, exclusively on SuperStar Libra.
For more Asian cooking, check out the Blue Lagoon Restaurant on Deck 10 that serves a variety of authentic cuisines from across the region. Food-lovers will be able to enjoy a wide of range of new and all-time favourites, such as the ‘Fish Head Curry’ with a unique blend of spices and ingredients, the satisfying ‘Satay Kampung’ – grilled marinated chicken or beef skewer served with a special peanut sauce, the popular seafood dish ‘Chilli Prawn Singapore Style’, as well as the unmistakably strong fragrance smell of the ‘Sambal Fried Rice’. In addition, don’t miss many of the ship’s popular classic dishes including the iconic ‘Nasi Lemak’ (a dish that serves coconut fragrance rice with curry chicken rendang, sambal anchovies, boiled egg, roasted peanut and cucumber) and the Hainanese Chicken Rice (poached Hainanese Chicken served fragrant rice with Chicken Broth).
A unique blend of spices and ingredients give the ‘Fish Head Curry’ its excellent flavour.
Also, enjoy a wide range of noodles with different cooking styles that are truly unique to Asia, such as the famous ‘Fish Bee Hoon Soup’ and ‘Hokkien Char’, which are all new to the menu. Other signature noodle dish and favourites among Asians include the ‘Char Koay Teow’, the ‘Prawn Noodle Soup’, the ‘Wanton Noodle’, the ‘Seafood Hor Fun’, the richly flavoured soup of the ‘Curry Laksa’ and the deceptively simple but delicious and spicy fried ‘Mee Mamak’, just to name a few.
Don’t miss this opportunity to savour new cuisines, or simply enjoy the comfort of the all too familiar taste of your favourite Asian dishes, while cruising to memorable destinations across Asia, all onboard the SuperStar Libra. For more information on Star Cruises, log on to www.starcruises.com
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