Criz Bon Appetite is organizing a review and win contest, and this very first season is to review Fun Tea Garden in Penang. Anyway, I have not got a chance to pay a visit to Fun Tea Garden, but we just dined in the other dim sum house in Penang island, the Maxim.
Honestly said, this dim sum house is the one that we used to dine in. Their serve huge variety of dim sum. Furthermore, prawns are used as the main ingredient in their dim sum to replace pork. Hence, for a prawn lover like me, I really enjoy having their dim sum compared to Bali Hai and Foh San. Environmental wise, I'll choose Bali Hai instead.
If I remember correctly, Maxim started their business at the Bangunan Lip Sin, Taman Pekaka about 3 to 4 years ago. For Penang folks, Maxim is the one of the well known place for dim sum. You have to be early, otherwise you will need to spend some time just waiting for a seat. Luckily now they have expanded their business to add one more shop at the same row in order to allocate more seating.
To describe its location precisely, let's use Tesco Extra as the land mark. It is opposite to the site entrance of Tesco Extra. Maxim is the last shop at the ground floor of Bangunan Lip Sin, which is the same building as the Sea Palace Restaurant.
Let's see what we order yea... Among all the food, I just know the name of the minority of the food we order, like the century egg chicken porridge, siu long pao, white raddish cake, and har kao. Then the rest are various types of dim sum with different topping, like scallop, crab meat, pork, prawns, and still prawns. :P
You should give it a try.