With more than 30 venues to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice. For breakfast, the main dining room serves buns and dumplings from 6.30am. There is also a full Western breakfast available. The Lobby Café and Blue Lagoon is like a hawker centre in Singapore – full of gorgeous, spicy Southeast Asian dishes. You can even enjoy a game of mahjong while tucking into your noodles. If you’re in the Palace suites, there is a private dining room, with a truly eclectic mix of East and West. Silk Road is a stunning explosion of crimson decor with a set menu that includes abalone. Umi Uma’s teppanyaki tables are sheer exuberance, with singing and juggling chefs and fresh seafood and steaks. Our highlight was Australian chef Mark Best’s Bistro – an Aussie beacon in a sea of Asian cuisine. Mark was on board and served us creations from his team, including lobster rendang, his famous three rivers Murray cod and the best coconut ice-cream we’ve ever had. We even took Mark on a food tour of Penang – a global foodie capital. He loved it.