Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Dong Guan Kopitiam 東館茶室 @ Irrawaddy Road, Pulau Tikus, Penang.

Found in a retro setting,  Dong Guan Kopitiam 東館茶室 appealed to the public, portraying a modern vintage Cha Chan Teng (Hong Kong-styled Coffee Shop) but serving classic, old school Malaysian dishes. The menu sees an array of familiar dishes- ranging from Nasi Lemak to Fried Vermicelli Noodles or Hor Fun... as well as some Toasts, snacks etc. Prices are generally very wallet-friendly but both the service and food quality are lackluster. The place feels cramped and it does not feel like a place for an enjoyable meal... probably more suitable for casual quick fix. 

Tom Yum Dry Noodle (Rm 5.90)
Nasi Lemak Curry Chicken (Rm 10.90)
Prawn Chee Cheong Fun (Rm 5.90)
Steamed Bread with Butter and Home-made Kaya (Rm 2.50)

Half Boiled eggs (Rm 2.90)

The first item served to us was the Half Boiled Egg... with eggshell. We cracked the eggs ourselves only to find out that the Yolks were overcooked. The steamed Bread with Butter and Kaya was alright though. We also had an additional order of Prawn Chee Cheong Fun... which was not served to us hot. Probably a little warmer than room temperature- we did not like the Soy sauce, it could be more flavorful (a little sweeter would be good)... at least we can find better ones in other Dim Sum joints in Penang. For mains, we had both Nasi Lemak Curry Chicken and Tom Yum Dry Noodle, which were served in a huge portion. The Nasi Lemak was average-okay but the Tom Yum Dry Noodle was somewhat unique and could not be found elsewhere. It was something like Thai instant noodles tossed with Tom Yum-infused vegetables. We could also taste the powdery-seasoning (which we presumed that it was from the instant noodles)... bold Tom Yum element (and acidity), quite an acquired taste I must say. 


Taste: 6.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)

Service: 6/10 (1-3 bad, 47 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: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)


Service Charge: No

Government Tax: No

Additional Information:

Address: 16, Jalan Irrawaddy, 10500, Georgetown, Penang.

Business Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Opens Daily.

Contact Number: 604- 688 7197

Dong Guan Kopitiam Facebook Page

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