A couple of weeks back, I was in Penang for the year end holidays and somehow ended up here at Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant in Pekaka Sungai Dua Penang for an early dim sum breakfast. When I was working in Penang, this restaurant was a place I frequent often for some good dim sums, and this round I was pretty surprised at the increase in the customers. The crowd had tripled in size, and Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant had expanded spanning 2 huge shop lot space.
|Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant Pekaka Square Penang|
Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant
2-G-11 & 12, Pekaka Square,
Bangunan Lip Sin
Lebuh Perkaka Satu, Sungai Dua,
11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang.
Close: Closed on alternate Mondays.
|The crowd and huge varieties of dim sums|
My timing was rather off, as I reached Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant during its peak hours at 10.30am. Initially we wanted to come way earlier, but blame it on my alarm clock, we were having brunch instead of breakfast that morning. Space was scarce, and everyone was jostling and waiting for a vacant table. Patience is key to getting a table and having their dim sums.
|#1 Almond Coated Prawn Balls|
Each of the dim sum dishes we ordered ranged from RM1.30 to RM5, with nothing going for more than RM5 per dish. I found this pricing rather reasonable as compared to the prices of dim sums in KL. Check out below for photo shots of the food we had that morning.
|#2 Deep Fried Prawn Fritters|
|#3 Fried Fish Fillet|
|#4 Fried Prawn Dumplings|
Personally I like fried dim sums, which aren't healthy, but really tasty especially when dipped with mayonnaise sauce or chilli sauce. Janice was against me ordering too many fried stuff though, which I plan to cut down from my diet very soon. The fried dim sums in Maxim Penang Dim Sum Restaurant were pretty good.
|#5 Fried Rice Cake (Char Kuey Kak)|
I have to comment on the Char Kuey Kak here, it tasted really very good and must be the first thing anybody should order at Penang Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant. One of their hottest dish here, even Penangites with their fussy tastebuds were seen waiting and ordering loads of the Char Kuey Kaks here.
|#6 Egg Tarts|
|#7 Century Egg and Chicken Porridge|
|#8 Chai Kuey or Vegetable Dumplings|
|#9 Steamed Fish Balls|
|#10 Har Kow or Steamed Prawn Dumplings|
Now all the "wet' dim sums comprises mostly of prawn related dumplings, and I'm glad to say the prawns used at Maxim Penang Dim Sum Restaurant were really fresh with virtually no bad prawn odor. I'm rather particular when it comes to prawns as I can't really stand the odor from stale prawns. The ones here were good, to say the least.
|Our bill for that morning|
I admit I went overboard with my food intake that particular morning, as everything looked way too good to be missed. The bill came in at RM34.20 for 11 dishes between the two of us. Now you can just imagine the size of my stomach at the end of the meal. No regrets though as I find Maxim Penang Dim Sum Restaurant offers really good dim sums for Penang dim sum lovers. If you are around Sungai Dua area, do not miss out having a wonderful dim sum meal at this restaurant!
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