Monday, December 18, 2017

Dim Sum Station (点心栈) @ Promenade, Bayan Lepas Penang.

The new commercial shop houses- Promenade at Bayan Baru is expecting a new spate of tenants moving in, one of the latest additions- Dim Sum Station did not come across as a proper Dim Sum place. At least I did not find the dark facade with black signage convincing enough but as you push the doors open, you will find yourself in a comfortable, air-conditioned space with new, stylish tables and chairs. While not truly artsy, the interior decor is somewhat convincing and snazzy in its own way. Do not expect the servers to push the Dim Sum carts around and shouting for businesses, the restaurant adopts the cook-to-order concept. You will have to place your orders first and wait patiently for them to serve to your table. When the orders are served, the servers will turn on the built-in steamer on the table to maintain the heat; this is probably one of the most hipster Dim Sum outlets in Penang. With that superior value-added service, expect the prices to be on the higher side but in our opinion, they did deliver the quality and we were contented with what we had. We see this as a decent place for a weekend family meal. 

Hong Tu Ee Fu Noodles 大展宏图面 (Rm 14/ small)

Wok Fried Hor Fun with Seafood 锅香干炒河粉 (Rm 15/ small)

Steamed Prawn Dumplings 马蹄鲜虾饺 (Rm 8.50)

Steamed Chicken Feet 柱侯酱风爪 (Rm 6.50)

Signature Egg Tarts 点心栈靓蛋挞 (Rm 7.50)

Dim Sum Station is not a one-trick pony, apart from offering the classic Hong Kong-styled Dim Sum dishes, they do offer some stir-fry noodle dishes. Their Hong Tu Ee Fu Noodles outshined the Wok Fried Hor Fun with Seafood, the former choice was backed by a delightful charred aroma and luscious, consistent gravy. The noodles were carefully cooked to the right texture as well, it was most delicious to enjoy with a dash of Chinese Dark Vinegar. The latter option was on the oily side but the 'wok hei' can still be discerned, it lacked of the 'x' factor and can be rather monotonous if one were to finish it entirely on his/her own. All the Dim Sum dishes we had passed the test- served hot, reasonably seasoned, fresh and spot on texture. We are convinced that the kitchen is helmed by an experienced Chef, let's hope that they are able to maintain the quality-consistency. 

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: 6.5/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 7/10 (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: 5-G-2 & 5-G-3, Promenade, Persiaran Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Business Hours: 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: 6011- 2232 8888


  1. Looks good but not cheap. Obviously people do not mind, has quite a following, I see.

  2. Your noodle pics are making me hungry Ken.

  3. Miss those dim sum ! Btw, try to make your site mobile friendly. Easier to comment on phone. :)

  4. Prawn dumplings with water chestnut sound like a good combination, the crunchy element offset the meaty feel.

  5. The dim sum is quite good but the serving is very very slow! I wait for an hour then came the staff to tell me the dim sum I ordered is no longer available. I only had 2 dim sum and the rest I had to cancel because my kid is hungry and no longer can wait. If you can wait then you can try because the dim sum is good but the price is on the high side.

  6. for this price i better eat at HK