Friday, November 2, 2018

Ah Poh Dessert House (阿宝糖水铺) @ Malay Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Old Penangites should not be new to this name... Ah Poh Dessert House, or better known as the old school Tong Sui stall at Victoria Street. It's famous for its charcoal-boiled traditional sweet soups selling at unbeatable prices; during the older days, the laborers working nearby would pay the shop a visit for their afternoon recharge... a plate of Fried Vermicelli Noodles with a piping hot bowl of dessert would lighten up their days. Today, the dessert stall has relocated to Malay Street, opening a shop entire for themselves but some things never changed... the old school favorites and the cooking method (over charcoal). There might be slight revision to the prices but in return, diners get to enjoy their quick meal in an air-conditioned environment. 

Gandum (Rm 3)

Peach Gum with Red Dates and Longan (Rm 4)

Chicken Porridge (Rm 3)

Fried Noodles (Rm 1.70)

Fit for either lunch or afternoon tea, the place offers light savory meals like Chicken Porridge and Fried Vermicelli Noodles. The former choice has pulled Chicken meat with a hint of Salted Egg and Century Egg. It seemed bland at first sight but the Porridge was surprisingly flavorful, the deep fried Shallots added a crispy dimension to the creamy Porridge... definitely no complaints for that price. The Fried Noodles were okay... pretty standard except that they have added a personal touch... deep fried Pork Lards for the extra alluring aroma but the downside was of course, greasier than usual. Both desserts were equally delicious and ticked all the boxes, the Gandum was creamy rich but delicately sweetened. This is definitely one of the few places that you can visit for traditional sweet soups.

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: 7.5/10 (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 6 pm. Closed on Sundays.
Contact Number: 6016- 494 6882

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