Dim Sum Food Restaurant at Macalister Road Gets Thumbs Up!

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Dim Sum

As much as I love my dim sum, I do shudder at the thought of doing a post on dim sum eating places. Because it would mean lots and lots of photos of decadent delicate morsels of popping flavour!


However, since I also lament on the lack of decent dim sum in Penang, I just knew I must do this post. Because… Dim Sum Food Restaurant definitely serves one of the better dim sums in town! My family and I like this place so much that we’ve been here almost 10 times since we discovered it early this year! (which also explains my expanding waistline…sigh…)


And therefore, without further ado… the photos (lots and lots of them!)


I usually measure a dim sum place by 3 items – the first being the ‘siew mai’. The ones here definitely measure up! Lots of flavourful meat with a crunchy bite to it. So far so good!

ds4The second crucial item would be the ‘Char Siew Pau’. And I do like the ones here very much! The filling is rather sweet but still agreeable to me. And the buns are nice and soft.

ds6And the final third crucial item would be the much loved “Har Kau”. The ones here have got whole prawns wrapped around a nice soft chewy skin. Its really no wonder that this place is packed especially during weekends!

16 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. LOL! you did it! u got the post up! haha..yeah..this plc definitely serves better dim sum overall than most..

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  2. wow…. since you reckon is the best dim sum, then I should go and try it. lol

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  3. Now, now. How would “lots and lots of photos of decadent delicate morsels of popping flavour” be a BAD thing? 😉

    Love dim sum too! Muchly!

    Life for Beginners´s last blog post..All Through the Night

  4. J2Kfm says:

    hmm, cheap and big morsels ….
    i kinda like Anson Road’s version as well.
    this one’s good, but the name somehow sounded generic, dont u think?

    J2Kfm´s last blog post..HANOI – The 1st Day

  5. lingzie says:

    thenomadGourmand – yeah! yay to me! lol

    food paradise – i think this place has got better dim sum than Maxim’s (in taman pekaka)

    life for beginners – lol. well it isnt really a bad thing…just means more photos for me to edit! 😛

    J2Kfm – yeah. the name’s rather boring! in fact at first i couldnt believe that that was the name of the place! anson road’s should taste the same since they both have the same owner. but i don’t really fancy anson road’s venue cos its dark, hot and stuffy!

  6. email2me says:

    Eh …. this is what we had on the breakfast last Sunday! So fast post liao …. 😀

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  7. Chin says:

    This visuals points to a winning restaurant. Usually I don’t get this good presentation in Penang. You are spot on. I cannot do without siew mai, har kau and char siew pau and these provide the acid test on food quality.

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  8. Walio! everytime we drop by Penang, we end up sunday breakfast here! that shows how good this place is! Penang’s Best | Dim Sum!

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  9. ck lam says:

    I like their Har Kau cos it has a very thin layer of skin.

    ck lam´s last blog post..Pan Mee @Macalister Road/Lorong Selamat, Penang

  10. allie says:

    Wah! Best dim sum wor… I must go liao. The hor yip fan, egg tart and porridge already in my makan list d. 😀

  11. buzzingbee says:

    ohh I only tried the steamboat at night but not the morning dim sum!! Must put a mental note to try this soon!! 😀

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  12. Nate says:

    Wow, the wu kok is beautiful. Makes me sit up and take notice.

    why do you think there is a shortage of good dim sum in Penang?

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  13. Deja78 says:

    ya, their dim sum is delicious with reasonable price. I like to eat there, coz it environment is bright and consider clean and cozy if compare to others dim sum shops.

    Their ha kao, ha qun, ha kok, lotus leaf rice, steam ribs meat, siu mai, pao…all taste nice!

  14. I love the dim sum at this restaurant, they are pretty good. I look my late father there in November, and he enjoyed it. That was prolly the last place I took him dim sum before he passed away in January. Your post reminded me of my dim sum breakfast with him…

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  15. michael says:

    ur posts reminds me of the dim sum n penang food. i am now working on kl. going thru ur blog makes me like flying back just for the food.sigh!!!

  16. Deborah says:

    Does it open only in the morning? Anyone can let me know? 🙂

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