If you have lived in Penang long enough, you would have at least heard of this place- Osmanthus HK Desserts (杜记香港甜品) at New Lane. The long-established dessert place has since expanded its menu; from the classic Cantonese desserts to now offering mains (Rice and Noodle dishes). But the menu is not the only item upgraded, the shop was given a completely new face (refurbished) as well. Though not air-conditioned, it is now a pleasant space to enjoy a bowl of heart-warming dessert. This is one of the few places in Penang that offers a good range of traditional Chinese Tong Sui.
Fresh Mango Pomelo Sago 杨枝甘露 (Rm 10.90)
Orh-Nee/ Teo Chew Yam Paste 腰果香芋泥 (Rm 12.90)
Mee Sua Koh 鱼鳔面线糊 (Rm 13)
Osmanthus HK Desserts does not open for breakfast nor lunch... it opens at 3 pm. The time was rather awkward for us so we wanted something light. Their Mee Sua Koh was fit for the time, the consistency was great and the flavor was alright. But if we could nitpick, we would prefer it to have a little bite... perhaps some Fish Balls or Prawns would be suffice.
Orh Nee... Teo Chew Sweet Yam Paste is not common here in Penang, though you can find it at most Teo Chew Restaurants but hardly in dessert shops. Their rendition of Orh Nee was alright but not as great as we would have hoped. The Fresh Mango Pomelo Sago on the other hand, was delicious. It was very refreshing with an icy touch but for such a small portion, we thought it was slightly on the expensive side.
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: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Parking: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No
Address: 46, Lorong Baru, 10400, Georgetown, Penang.
Business Hours: 3 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.
Contact Number: 6019- 476 3618