Best Dim Sum in Penang

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Dim Sum is nothing unusual to us. It's a delightful meal usually taken on a weekend morning and comes in a vast roster of small dishes served on mobile carts. This bite-size dishes are prepared in many different ways - steamed, baked, grilled, stir-fried or deep fried.

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    Maxim Dim Sum RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Maxim offers a variety of traditional dim sum cooked and prepared early for breakfast eaters. The dim food served are fairly reasonable and the bestsellers are their egg tart and char siew pau. Be prepared to wait for your turn to get a table as it can get pretty crowded. This place runs on a self-service approach, which means you'll need to go over to pick your dim sum and hand the staff your card to record them down.
    Tips

    Self-service unless you order special noodles or rice.

    Things to expect

    Self-service dim sum collection.

    Best with

    Congee, egg tarts and char siew pau.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM15.00

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    Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant View restaurant

    2-G-11&12, Bangunan Lip Sin, Lebuh Pekaka 1, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11700, Georgetown, Penang
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    046560915

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    Every day
    06:00AM—02:00PM
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    Dim Sum Food RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Yes, though the name of the restaurant is pretty generic, it's of the best in Penang. The tasty dim sum is freshly prepared on the spot so don't be surprised if you have to wait extra longer. The abundant variety will make you spoilt for choice, though the one that will stand out the most are the prawn dim sums.
    Tips

    After 1pm, it will be closed before opening at night to serve steamboat for dinner.

    Things to expect

    Affordable and casual dim sum food.

    Best with

    Prawn Dumplings.

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM15.00

    Town Steamboat Restaurant View restaurant

    63 Macalister Road 10400 Penang, George Town, Penang, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
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    042297273

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    09:00AM—03:00PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    08:00AM—03:00PM
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    Aik Hoe RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Aik Hoe is one of the oldest dim sum eateries in Penang and was even quoted as the 50s restaurant for dim sum in the old days. The fried dim sums, though limited in selection will have you crave for more. You might even end up competing with the elderly aunties and uncles just to snatch the best dim sum from the trays.
    Tips

    They open early, from 6am onwards.

    Things to expect

    Self-service dim sum.

    Best with

    Carrot Cake.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM12.00

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    Aik Hoe Restaurant View restaurant

    No.6 & 8 Lebuh Carnavon Georgetown 10100 Penang, Penang, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164720971

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00AM—02:00PM
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    Yong Pin RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Yong Pin staple signature items include siu mai, lotus leaf-wrapped rice, spare ribs, fish balls and lor mai kai (glutinous rice with Chinese black mushrooms and barbeque meat). Don't miss out on their unique sweet and savoury paos! Look out for the chinese pork sausage pao, barbecued meat pao, meat pao (just spot the red dot) and lotus paste pao.
    Tips

    Besides a breakfast fare, the dim sum is also available during dinner.

    Things to expect

    Traditional dim sum house located in Penang’s old quarter.

    Best with

    Braised ginger duck yee foo mee, but it is only available on Fridays and Saturdays.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM18.00

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    Yong Pin Restaurant View restaurant

    No. 11-B & C, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
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    042611355

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    06:00AM—12:00PM
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    07:00PM—12:00AM
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    Yin Pin Dim SumNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    It’s hard to miss this large restaurant in Gurney Drive. There’s a wide assortments of steamed and deep-fried dim sum to choose from, all served in small bamboo steamers or plates for the fried ones. Though portions may look small but be warned, they are quite filling. To pair with the dim sum, they’ve got more than 20 noodle dishes which are reasonably priced as well!
    Tips

    They run on a self-service system but most customers aren't accustomed with queuing.

    Things to expect

    If you are standing in front of the restaurant, you can actually see the long stretch of seaside of Gurney!

    Best with

    Noodles.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM15.00

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    Restoran Yin Pin Dim Sum View restaurant

    104, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Pulau Pinang, 10250, Persiaran Gurney, Penang
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    042260673

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    07:00AM—03:00PM
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    Tho Yuen RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This restaurant has been operating for more than 50 years and it is still up and running today. Tho Yuen Restaurant is well-known for its oriental breakfast serving dim sum and chicken rice. Contrary to the usual egg tart, their bestseller is shape of an oval. Tastes so good, you'll definitely want to pack a dozen home!
    Tips

    Parking space is limited and the place is a bit hot for diners.

    Things to expect

    Old school dim sum.

    Best with

    Famous Egg Tarts.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM20.00

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    Restoran Tho Yuen (桃园茶楼鸡饭) View restaurant

    92, Lebuh Campbell, George Town, Pulau Pinang, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042614672

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    06:00AM—03:00PM
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