Friday, October 12, 2018

Xin Fu Wei Dao Cafe (幸福味道糖水小屋) @ Weld Quay, Georgetown, Penang.

The crowd from this nondescript eatery is mostly made up of tourists... whom casually strolling along Weld Quay or after their visit to the clan jetties but do not be frightened by the foreign crowd. Xin Fu Wei Dao Cafe (幸福味道糖水小屋) is truly an eatery that is friendly even to the locals... you will find a huge banner hanging outside promoting its big range of desserts so naturally those are their specialties. But if you wish to fill up your tummy, they offer locals' favorites- Lam Mee and Hokkien Mee as well.... and if you are lucky enough, you will also find the famous Penang Hill Chai Tau Kuih mobile stall there as well (only on certain days... perhaps weekends). The dining space is a little snug but you will surprised that part of it is air-conditioned. Despite serving tourists (their major clientele) mostly, the prices are still very much local-friendly. This is a place that I would love to have my casual meal there and end with nourishing Tong Sui

Peach Resin Tong Sui (Rm 3.50)

Bee Koh Moy (Rm 2.50/ only available on Mondays)

Tau Hua (Rm 2)

Lam Mee (Rm 5/ regular)

Hokkien Mee (Rm 5/ regular)

Loh Bak/ Spring Roll/ Chai Tao Kuih/ Durian Fritter (Rm 9.80 for all these)

While Xin Fu Wei Dao Cafe's Lam Mee and Hokkien Mee were not really jaw-droppingly good, they did not disappoint either. The Lam Mee broth carried the essential flavors and worked perfectly well with the lip-burning Sambal Belacan. On the thirst quenchers, the Peach Resin Tong Sui was affordably priced at Rm 3.50 but they did not skimp on the toppings... every spoon of it contained loads of goodies like Sweet Potatoes, Longan, Dried Jujube, Sago, Ginkgo and Peach Resins. The amount of Ice was just alright as well... at least we did not feel the dessert was watered down. 

If luck is on your side, you get to savor the famous Penang Hill Chai Tau Kuih either... offered by a mobile stall right outside the place. Everything is made to order so expect a little wait but it's definitely worth it. The Chai Tau Kuih was unbelievably crunchy on the edges and creamy inside... the Loh Bak was equally delicious and meaty as well, though I would skip on the Durian Fritter... the batter was too thick to our liking. 

Taste: 7/10 (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: 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

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 12 pm to 7 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.
Contact Number: 6016- 454 1721

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