Monday, November 3, 2014

Yun Shui Ge Tea House (云水阁) @ Macalister Road, Georgetown, Penang.

Who would have thought that there is a cozy, unpretentious and humble tea house nestled within the quiet political party's mansion- Gerakan Service Center at Macalister Road. I would not be able to locate the place had I not looked into their Facebook page. No, there is no signage in front of the building so navigate your way until the end of the building and you will see Yun Shui Ge Tea House tucked nicely behind the building. The concept of Yun Shui Ge Tea House is simple- to provide a clean and comfortable environment (though the seats could be more comfortable) for customers to enjoy their range of luscious home-cooked dishes. Healthy and vegetarian dishes are available upon request. 

One of the signature dishes in Yun Shui Ge Tea House, Simple Noodles (Rm 5.80) consist of home-made Wanton-Mee-like noodle lightly tossed with light Soya Sauce and Pork Lards. The simplicity of the combination translates into an amiable dish. The noodles were not al-dente but neither were they slouchy, probably somewhere in between; beautifully complemented by the crispy and aromatic Pork Lards. Not too shabby for that price. 

A comforting end to the meal, Glutinous Rice Balls with Multigrain Soya Milk (Rm 7.80); freshly made Glutinous Rice Balls, sweetened Ginkgo Seeds served with a bowl of piping hot Multigrain Soya Milk. The Soya Milk was smooth with a mellow sweetness; we were delighted to know that the Glutinous Rice Balls were home-made, using natural ingredients such as Pumpkin and Pandan. My partner in crime seemed to enjoy the dessert a lot. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: 8.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 139, Jalan Macalister, 10400, Georgetown, Penang. 
Business Hours: 10 am to 7 pm on Mondays to Fridays; 8:30 am to 6 pm on Sundays. Closed on every Saturday. 
Contact Number: 6016- 558 5662

Map of 139, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, 11400 Pulau Pinang