Monday, August 24, 2015

Fu Er Dai (富二代) Dim Sum @ Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, Penang.

Big, busy and friendly, Fu Er Dai is one of the new establishments that delivers Dim Sum in town. It combines the classic Cantonese Dim Sum dishes and their innovative variations (like Curry Siew Mai) as well as Stir Fry dishes (like Char Hor Fun). The place is spacious, occupying a long vacant land beside the old Protestant Cemetery; prices are slightly on the higher side but well-justified with the generous serving. The place welcomes a chilly-sea breeze in the morning but it gets warm and stuffy later in the afternoon. A place especially suitable for a weekend family brunch, considering the enormous Dim Sum selection and ample parking space. 

Curry Siew Mai (Rm 3.50)

Japanese Seaweed Roll (Rm 4.50)

Steamed Fish Balls (Rm 3.50)

Egg Tarts (Rm 1.70/ each)

Deep Fried Prawn Rolls (Rm 6)

Scallop Dumplings (Rm 6)

Chee Cheong Fun (Rm 4.50)

Oyster Noodles (Rm 10/ regular)

Most Dim Sum dishes we had were delicate and fresh; their Egg Tarts were most praise-worthy. Runny, smooth and sweet Egg filling well-sheathed in a thin and flaky crust. It has the instantaneously melt in the mouth effect; truly an exemplary of a good Egg Tart, best wash down with a glass of hot Chinese Tea. Japanese Seaweed Roll was equally savory; it has the right texture- sliced meat, not finely minced. The dimension of the dish was clearly spelled out- meaty, flavorful and well-seasoned to the right spot. Curry Siew Mai has a creative twist... we thought. It turned out to be an ordinary Siew Mai with Curry powder added, though it adds an exquisite touch but we thought it was nothing out of the ordinary. For a change, we had an extra order of Oyster Noodles. Reliable presentation and the Oysters were fresh but it was not a dish that left us with a strong impression.

Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7.5/10 (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

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 6: 30 am to 2 pm (last order at 1: 30 pm). Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6016- 440 8535

Map of 7, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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