Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cari Makan @ Penang : Zim Sum Tea Garden

This happened on the day before my friend and I left Penang. We checked out the hotel and discussing what we would like to have for brunch. Since i knew one popular place for dim sum @ Anson road, no far from the hotel... We decided to drop by that place. This was the first time i had dim sum in cafeteria style...


hmmmm... no dim sum tray cruising around the restaurant with some sweet lady voice... "Char Siew Pau, Siew Mai, Har kow, Lo mai kai... " So, you must be thinking it should be much more quiet eh~... You are totally wrong, the place really like a market... People walking and carrying tray to their destination table from the dispenser counter. My friend has offered to get us some food... so i was sitting @ the table alone observing the environment...

Minutes later, my friend came back with a tray of food...

Har Kow

Siew Mai

Yu Kot

Tofu mai

After we finished the first round... it's my turn to get the 2nd round... I went and shop @ each of the dispenser counters to search for my favorite dim sum "Har Kow"... the lady on the counter told me to wait for 15 mins ... so i have no choice but to go around other counters to grab more food... like Egg Tarts ( @Twilight: this egg tarts even way way better than Paparich ), porridge and more siew mai... then went back after 15 mins to collect the "Har Kow"... I took two instead of one.

We finished all the food within 1/2 hours, paid and left the place for Kuala Lumpur... Anyway, the food is quite okie as per said but the price is KL price :(... so it's not really value for money in this environment.

BTW, I never tried other dim sum place in Penang other than Corner Club, Shangri-la and Cititel (yaya, i know what you wanna to say... TZ go to high class dim sum place... errrr, my aunty brought me there)... So, I don't think i could compare this dim sum place with the other three. if any of you have better recommendation... do share with us eh~

20 comments:

Medie007 said...

wow... looks appetizing!!! i wanna try yukot!!

TZ said...

hmmm... you like yu kot eh~

Twilight Zone said...

What a pair of great actors! I thought you both ate and played 'siew mais' in Penang. No?
Well Penang has been famous for horrible Dim Sums and Bak Kut Teh. Whoever said that Penang has the best 2 as mentioned, the tongue must have twisted glands! LOL kekekeke!









I dunno where you went, looked alien to me coz I am like a tourist now in Penang. They started slinging mud calling me "KL Lang!!!" CB them! I'm still Penang Lam-Pha! LOL

BoeyJoey said...

How come the price of KL geh? The pictures of the dim sum look very yummy... I'm now salivating :-)

manglish said...

really? KL price oredi ar? yoo...so disappointing...ya lor all u KLites always go and spoilt the market lar kakakkakaakak

William said...

I can never get the hang of self-service dim sum.

[SK] said...

the photos actually look very nice lor.. nicer than they actually taste, hahaha~~ :p

CH Voon said...

dim sum! Quite a long time never eat...

Penang one nice or KL one nice? or it is the same same... nothing different

KY said...

Haha, Grandma's mouth is really bad..but I like it.
2 people with 2 rounds of dim sum, big eaters you and your friend are wo. And it's as pricey as KL somemore, TZ is soo luxury!! LOL

the happy go lucky one said...

looks yummy to me kekeeee... :)

TZ said...

Twilight Zone: hahaha... horrible Dim Sum & Bak Kut Teh in Penang... i agreed with both hands and both legs... :p Hahahaaaaa.... PenangKia become KL Lang... :p Maybe i should be granted the Penangkia instead of you... blek~

BoeyJoey: hahaha.... one cost RM3.00 is about the price of Dim Sum in Jalan Ipoh.

Manglish: Errrr.... i don think KL Lang drive to Penang to have Dim Sum... KL dim sum is better. I yet to try the Ming Court in Ipoh.

William: Go go and experience it... but i don't think u will like it... too messy... no system :p Feel like going wet market to get the vegetables.

[SK]: hahaha... it's true... taste wise not that good.

CH Voon: KL one better... you should go for All you can eat dim sum instead... more value for money.

KY: errrrr..... still cheaper than all the hotel dim sum... :p

the happy go lucky one: hehehe... not that yummy.

khengsiong said...

Looks like Cantonese dim sum has invaded Hokkien Penang...

TZ said...

Khengsiong: hahaha... nowadays Penangkia also speak cantonese. R u a Penangkia?

ladyviral said...

Sure looks yummylicious~ But KL price ar? The taste also KL taste?

vincent said...

haiz
wanna eat bt cannot eat...feverING

keeyit said...

Aiyo.. see ur pictures already know delicious liao ...

I will go penang soon.. hehe... jalan jalan makan makan trip...

keeyit.com

TZ said...

Ladyviral: hehehe.... KL price but not KL taste :p

Vincent: kiddo, take good care of yourself eh~ Get well soon.

Keeyit: what food do you like... I could recommend couple of nice place for nice food :) BTW, which hotel are you going to stay?

Paul J said...

where izzit wor? what's the shop name?

Twilight Zone said...

TZ you go to Penang more often than me!! I so jeles lah. i supposed to book air ticket to Penang next wknd, mana tahu I have to book for my parents instead now. LMAO!

TZ said...

Paul J: It's opposite Penang KDU @ Anson road.. the name of the shop is ZIM SUM Tea Garden. Next time i bring you there... :)

Twilight Zone: kakaka... Penangkia din go back hometown as often as KL Lang :p