Friday, January 31, 2020

Yum Cha Tea Parlour 得閒飲茶 @ Church Street, Georgetown, Penang.

Decked out in a classic Hong Kong-styled eatery, Yum Cha Tea Parlour 得閒飲茶 is one of the latest additions to the bustling banking district in Georgetown. While the name of the place sounds like a place for a cup of tea, it is in fact, a restaurant that offers full menu... featuring an array of Chinese rice and noodle dishes as well as popular Chinese delights (like Xiao Long Bao, Pan Fried Buns etc). Limited choices for mains but plenty when it comes to side orders or snacks. Prices are on the higher side but the dishes offered are rather uncommon. Worth a visit for novelty sake.

Stewed Pork Noodle with Scallions 葱油控肉拌面 (Rm 15)

Minchi 猪油卤肉拌饭 (Rm 12)

Shanghai Noodle Soup 白汤大肉面 (Rm 18)

Pan Fried Shrimp-Pork Buns 虾仁生煎包 (Rm 16)

Shanghainese Soup Dumplings 鲜肉小笼 (Rm 15)

Ume Chicken 梅酒鸡 (Rm 12)

Gracious Grapefruit 柚红殢翠 (Rm 10) and Orange Juice 无心插柳,柳橙汁 (Rm 9)

We were quite satisfied with our sides orders... with the Pan Fried Shrimp-Pork Buns left us with the deepest impression. Though the skin may be slightly thicker than ideal, the Shrimp-Pork filling was delicious. It was reasonably seasoned but loaded with a chock full of Shrimps. The Shanghainese Soup Dumplings contained some really sweet, toothsome broth; though a tad pity that the skin was too thick to our liking. Ume Chicken may not possess the best plating, the flavors were interesting... braised till fork-tender Chicken with a well-balanced sweetness and acidity (from the Chinese dried-pickled Plums). The mains on the other hand, were less-exciting. The Shanghai Noodle Soup was very greasy and mono-dimensional; may be suitable for pork lovers but did not quite work for us.

Taste: 6.5/10 (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: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Ambiance: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Service Charge: Yes 10%
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Business Hours: 8 am to 10 pm. Opens Daily.
Contact Number: N/A

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