Restoran Yin Pin Dim Sum

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Restoran Yin Pin Dim Sum

January 2014

It’s hard to miss this restaurant on Gurney Drive. Subtlety is not big with them and the restaurant is sprawling in size. They have to be since not only are they a dim sum restaurant but there’s also a food court in there that gives variety to your meal.

However, it’s their dim sum or Chinese tapas that got us. There’s a dizzying array of steamed and deep-fried dim sum to choose from. Served in small bamboo steamers or plates for the fried ones, these bite-sized minced pork, prawn or chicken stuffed in either vegetables, rice flour or tofu skins are deceptively little.

A word of caution: Don’t be fooled, they are filling. Resist picking too many – if you can, since the display will appeal to your greed – if you’re dining alone or with one other. Start with four choices and go from there. The dim sum is priced from RM1.50 and go up to more than RM10 each serving of either two or three dumplings.

If you’re new at this, we’d recommend going with what appeals to you. Peer at their choices on display and let your appetite drive your decision. Personally, we like those with a mix of prawn and pork filling, the siu mai, the stuffed tofu skin and the stuffed thick slices of bitter gourd in umami-flavoured gravy.

Here, dim sum is served for breakfast as early as 6.30am right up to around 3pm where they then change the menu to full meals of individual Chinese dishes with rice or noodles. Despite these long hours, their dim sum is fresh due to their quick turnover.

To pair with the dim sum, they’ve got more than 20 noodle dishes from RM5.50 to RM15. We’re hooked on their fried bee hoon with flour-coated fish fillet at RM6.50. The secret here is their spicy sambal belacan served on the side. We’ve got two words for it: mind-blowing! Oh, and the service here is friendly and efficient too. Kitty Kaye

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Venue name: Restoran Yin Pin Dim Sum
Contact:
Address: 104, Persiaran Gurney
Penang
10250
Opening hours: Daily, 6.30pm-3pm (dim sum and lunch), 3pm-9pm (dinner)
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