Tai Tong Restaurant @ Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, Penang

We were craving for some Dim Sum so we sought out Tai Tong Restaurant in town. For those who are unfamiliar, Dim Sum is Cantonese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates, as shown in the pictures below. The restaurant also serve a variety of stir-fry dishes, more commonly known as Tze Char among the locals from noon onwards.

After arriving at around 7.30 am, we ordered our usual pot of tea( Kok Pou ). A Dim Sum dolly immediately came over with the Dim Sum trolley (it rhymes!) and we managed to find our favourites among the multiple baskets. If you haven’t got your fill of Dim Sum after the meal, fret not; you can always grab more when the trolley passes by.

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From Left to Right : Chee Cheong Fun / Pai Kut ( Braised Pork Ribs) / Fish Ball / Siew Mai (Minced Pork wih Wonton Skin) / Lo Pa Gou (Radish Cake) / Ha Kau (Steamed Prawn Dumplings) / Fried Prawn with Beancurd Skin

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Pai Kut (Braised Pork Ribs)

The meat was succulent and tender but a tad oily for my preference.

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Fried Prawn in Beancurd Skin

The beancurd skin was probably left on the trolley for some time as it wasn’t as crispy as I expected. It would also be better if the fillings had more prawns.

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Lo Pa Kou (Radish Cake)

Do not be deceived by the charred exterior as it turned out to be the most appetising out of the lot!

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Siew Mai (Pork Fillings in Wonton Skin)

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Ha Kao (Steamed Prawn Dumplings)

Both the Siew Mai and Har Kow tasted alright even though its a little dry.

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Hong Kong Style Chee Cheong Fun (Left) / Giant Fish Balls (Right)

Although its expected that HK CCF usually has a high flour:prawn ratio, it wouldn’t hurt to have more prawns for this dish. The fish balls also tasted standard, nothing special.

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This was taken at 7.45 am.

Youngster who decide to stop by after cycling around town or early-risers looking for a place to chill, it might be just the place for you!


Food Rating :6 /10

Environment Rating : 5 /10

Service Rating : 7 /10


Total : RM20++/ 2pax


Location : 

45, Lebuh Cintra, 10100 Penang


+604 2636625

Opening Hours :

Mon – Sun : 6.00am-12noon (Dim Sum)

Mon – Sun : 11.30am-2.30pm (Chu Char)

Mon – Sun : 6.15pm-11.30pm (Dim Sum + Chu Char)

Nearby :

Komtar/ Campbell Street/ Roti Bakar Toh Soon Café / Mugshot Cafe (Chulia Street)


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