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REVIEW – YONG PIN RESTAURANT

>> Tuesday, November 11, 2008

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You may not know but there are about 13 dim sum shops in Georgetown area alone. Some are newly established with great ambience and choices, whereas there are still a few older but well established ones that regulars would still frequent. One such shop ios the Yong Pin Restaurant located along Jalan Sungai Ujung, Penang. Instead of covering on the not-so-many varieties but delicious dim sum they have, let me share with you their yummy noodles.

One such noodles that I have not seen from other dim sum shop is their Fried Duck Yee Foo Noodles (RM5.50). The yee foo noodles dish was great with all the gravy from the stewed duck seeped right inside the noodles, making the whole combination very tasty. The restaurant only serves this wonderful dish on Friday and Saturday.

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Another noodle dish that’s worth mentioning is the Hong Tu Wo Mian (RM5). It came with some yee foo noodles cooked in some thick soup, somewhat like the sharksfin soup. It had some pork, prawns and beaten eggs in it. You can add in some black vinegar if you want it to be more sourly. The dish tasted great too.

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The next dish we ordered was the Sheng Mian (RM5). The crispy noodles was actually fried wan than noodles which were topped with some gravy, prawns, fish slices, pork slices and vegetables. This is another dish worth eating.

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Most of you might not be aware of Sunday Metro’s SMS Pick of the Best Dim Sum in Malaysia as published on 6 July 2008. Yong Pin Restaurant was voted as one of the top choices in Penang, as highlighted.

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This restaurant sure did provide some great authentic dim sum such as the Black Vinegar Pork Legs, Broiled Fried Chicken Legs, Fried Paper Wrapped Chicken and so on. Although the varieties are not as many as those bigger dim sum shops, there are quite a few of their steam as well as fried dim sum that’s worth trying out.

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Of all the dim sum that I had in this shop, I would never miss out their Prawn Rolls and Fried Water Chestnut Cake. The Fried Water Chestnut Cake is soft and fragrant with lots of finely sliced water chestnuts inside while the outer layer has a bit of crispiness. I would have two to three plates on each visit as I find them to be not overly sweet. Do try them out if you ever visit this place.

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If you are coming from Jalan Penang into Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong (road leading to KOMTAR/Prangin Mall), keep to your left and turn into the second road on your left which is Jalan Sungai Ujung. Find a parking space as the shop is just on your right along a row of shop houses.

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Name: YONG PIN RESTAURANT
Address: 11-B&C, Jalan Sungai Ujung, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
6.00am – 12.00pm, 7.00pm – 12.00am (Closed Monday)

Contact: 604-261 1355
GPS: 5.415989, 100.332175

RATING:
Ambience: 6/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 7/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 8/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

9 comments:

Allie November 11, 2008 at 9:29 PM  

The Fried Water Chestnut Cake looks delicious!

Duckie November 11, 2008 at 9:50 PM  

been there but never tried the fried water chesnut cake. this time must try!!

ling239 November 11, 2008 at 11:16 PM  

oh no... i am craving for dim sum!! >.<"

Blackie007 November 11, 2008 at 11:44 PM  

i love yee foo mee....am definitely going to try the duck yee foo mee. KL does not have yee foo mee. :(

Just 4 U November 12, 2008 at 12:00 PM  

gosh.... u use photo to make ppl drooling.....

but i use pretty gals instead....

yum yum

550ml jar of faith November 12, 2008 at 1:52 PM  

One of those all-day all-nite dim sum places that I love! Anytime's a good time for prawn dumplings!

mimid3vils November 12, 2008 at 2:17 PM  

The texture of the water chestnut cake look like different with the yam cake or radish cake we normally had :)

cariso November 12, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

Can beat Foh San or not har? My mind is still occupied with all those Foh San's dim sum leh until today(!) Btw, do you know that I am using FireFox to purposely read your blog only?! Gosh!

Jason Wong November 13, 2008 at 9:41 AM  

This place used to be our favourite hunt back in our secondary school days. We enjoyed their dim sum back then, until their standard dropped and prices went up. I guess I have not been there for almost 10 years.

I still remeber the traditional dim sum shop back then. How I wish they are still opne now, like Dragon Inn at Esplanade, Xi Ling Men at Anson Road, etc. Those were the quality days.

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