I was reading Criz Lai's blog two weeks back and came across one of his blog entries which immediately caught my attention. In his blog entry, he posted a competition for the best food review of Fun Tea Garden. I decided that since RM 100 is at stake, why not go there and try the dim sum and at the same time still stand a chance of winning. It has been a while since I schemed such an ingenious plan!
While Fun Tea Garden had already been reviewed by Criz's Bon Appetite, I thought I just run through the key points of this new dim sum joint. Fun Tea Garden is located in the heart of Georgetown just opposite Prangin Mall. It's at the end of Dr.Lim Chwee Leong Road just before the Wan Lee Brothers toy wholesaler shop. There is a small car park next to it so you can actually park there and walk to Fun Tea Garden. As I arrived there, it was already quite pack and a lot of old timers were sipping tea and chilling out as if there's no tomorrow. The atmosphere is like any typical prewar coffee shop in Georgetown - pack and noisy. Nonetheless, the service was good and we had our orders taken promptly.
Fun Tea Garden has quite a comprehensive array of dim sum ranging from steaming pau and tofu to fried wantans and char siew siu. However, I manage to try out most of them.
The steamed bean curd with fish ball.
Steamed siu mai.
Steamed ha kau.
Being a new kid on the block, Fun Tea Garden does its best to go beyond expectations. They also serve other varieties of food outside the conventional dim sum specs like otak-otak, fried squid and fried gyoza.
For the full address of Fun Tea Garden, please view below:
Fun Tea Garden
150 & 152, Jalan Dr.Lim Chwee Leong
10100, Penang, Malaysia
Contact person: Danny Ooi