Friday, July 10, 2015

Maxim Dim Sum (美食之家) @ Komtar Walk, Georgetown, Penang.

One of the famous brands for Dim Sum in Penang- Maxim Dim Sum (美食之家) has extended its business operations lately; opening a new branch at a place where time has forgotten- Komtar Walk, taking up the prominent corner lot there. Similar to most of its branches, the branch here at Komtar Walk serves both Dim Sum dishes and made-to-order Stir Fry dishes as well. The place has exactly the same setting just like any other Maxim branches but the strategic location in the heartland of Georgetown adds a delightful joy, where diners can slowly enjoy the Dim Sum dishes, sipping on the hot Chinese Tea and watching the cars driving past the bustling Penang Road. 

Steamed Fish Balls

Prawn Dumplings/ Har Kaw

Egg Tart

Lou Po Peng

Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun

Yong Tau Foo

The bill came in Rm 19.60 including a pot of Chinese Tea for one. I was there very early on a fine morning, unfortunately, some of the Dim Sum dishes were not being heated up yet. Most items were standard-average though nothing disappoints me. I was particularly overwhelmed by Lou Po Peng, a traditional Cantonese delicacy not quite commonly seen in Penang. It has a flaky skin with soft sweetened Winter Melon filling; the addition of Pumpkin Seeds adds another layer of crunch and texture to the sweet, light snack. Equally delicious was their fresh out of oven Egg Tarts- buttery-flaky pastry with sweet and eggy custard filling. 

Taste: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No

Additional Information:
Address: Lot 17-20, Ground Floor of Komtar Walk, 10000, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 6: 30 am to 3: 30 pm; 6 pm to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 411 3511

Map of Komtar Walk