Saturday, August 23, 2008

Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant @ Taman Pekaka

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.

20 comments:

squall said...

i like dim sum~~

New Kid on the Blog said...

hehehehe... i have yet to post this, and all the pictures are still lying in my folder.

550ml jar of faith said...

This looks good... but why chicken in their pei tan chuk and not pork? I demand pork in my pei tan chuk, just isn't the same with chicken!!

Little Inbox said...

Squall, oh, me too... :) but taken once a while only.

New kid, oh is it??

550ml jar of faith, err...all the pei tan chuk that I've tried in Penang are all with chicken, no pork.

J2Kfm said...

this is very near to my old rented apartment while we were students.

we frequent the restaurants around that area a LOT for dinner and lunch.

but only tried Maxim once. Not bad.,and pretty affordable, probably to cater to USM students?

Little Inbox said...

j2kfm, yes, the price is considered affordable. Not only to cater for students, but most probably is to cater for old folks too. Retired uncle & aunty love to "yum chou cha".

Elinluv said...

My Piggies luv dim sum too! Looks appetising la...hmmm one day soon will try to make a day trip . One day eating trip to PG..heehee sounds wonderful for my Piggies:)

Little Inbox said...

Elinluv, wah, sure your piggies will be very excited when they got to know ur plans.

daphne said...

wah. All the variety!!

Little Inbox said...

daphne, there are lots more. Unfortunately tummy don't have space to take in anymore.

PenangTuaPui said...

this is the dim sum outlet that FeiFei can't hold from keep on visiting....

great dim sum awaiting there every day... reading this making my tummy roar.....

Little Inbox said...

PenangTuaPui, nvmla, you can visit there whenever you want. This is the one that is close to my house compared to the others in the town area.

Fortesfidelis said...

This is a great place for dim sum but it's always jam pack. We always have to sit at the shop selling tau fu fa.

Tummythoz said...

".. prawns are used as the main ingredient in their dim sum to replace pork"
Definitely my kind of dimsum!

Shell (貝殼) said...

i like prawn salad~~ will go dim sum breakfast tis saturday ^^

Little Inbox said...

Fortesfidelis, sometimes after the dim sum, I'll go over to "ta pao" tau fu fah. :)

Tummythoz & Shell, more importantly the prawns are very fresh and springy as well.

24HrMom said...

hehehe... I've also got these in my photo folder yet blogged. They have another branch right opposite QB mall. But that branch's dim sum is a bit more expensive compared to Tmn. Perkaka's. You ought to try their Yue Piu Kai (cantonese) or Hu Piu ke(hokkien) during weekdays. On weekends, they'll turn the yu piu to vege.

Little Inbox said...

24hr mom, unfortunately weekdays got to work ler...Hmm...maybe on the days that I on leave can drop by to try their yu piu kai, hehehe...thanks for telling me.

jason said...

There are two Mexim in Cheras too but I doubt they're from the same owner. The dim sum at these two outlets are just so so.

Little Inbox said...

Jason, oh, that one I don't know lo. May be different kua. Question mark??

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