Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Restoran Aik Hoe, Lebuh Carnorvan, Penang

Have you ever try the golden day styles of "Yum Cha" in Penang before? I heard so much about hubby grandpa stories of where he loved to had his dim sum in Penang and mostly have closed down. Finally, I came to know this place after reading Guang Ming and also from CK blog's. So I tell hubby about this place and we decided to give it a try! But in our first attempt, the restaurant is close. Then we went back again another day. Lucky that it's open. lol
Location: No.6 & 8 Lebuh Carnavon, Penang
(It is near the morning market)
Tel no : 016 472 0971
Business Hours : 5am - 2pm(Closed on Monday)
GPS Coordinates : N05 2502.8 E100 2009.8 (Information from CK blog's)

Restoran Aik Hoe
Chair that crafted with the name "Restoran Aik Hoe"
If you see this on the chair, that's mean you are in the right restaurant. lol

Nice floor decoration
ok...... back to the topic of foods. But before that tell you our incident to this shop. We arrived there after searching a car park and it's during weekday. And to be surprise, we saw many people in the shop. Many are old folks and also some younger generation accompany their parents, granny and grandpa for breakfast. When we spotted seat for two, we grab it and waited. We were wondered whether we should go over the kitchen and order for foods as we saw many people walked to the back of kitchen and came out with foods. But after browsing through other tables, I told hubby, I guessed we need to wait. As many people had nothing on the table except pot of tea.
After waited for few minutes, came the order for tea. We were asked whether we want to have any noodles. And she told us a list of noodles, then hubby decided to try Wantan Mee. Which I will elaborates more in this post.
Then waited for about 15 minutes or more, we saw the staff there carry the big tray of dim sum out from the kitchen and goes one by one to each table. I was like huh...... they still serve it this way? I quite enjoy it though. So we ordered:

Siew Mai

Fun Cheong Kuen
This is something different which we never try before. And we were told by the shopper there that this is very famous. So we ordered and try. We quite like the tastes. As it has the combination of pork, black fungus, shrimp and water chestnuts. Give it a try!

Har Gao

Sweet Corn
The fillings in there is sweet corn. And I was told that it is rather sweet and I warned hubby about that. Since he is sweet corn lover. He decided to try. End up, he also reckon that it is very sweet for him. lol

Yoke Aun Kuen
This is another special thing dim sum which we never encounter before. And we thought it is very big but it is very small pieces. The water chestnut with pork makes the dim sum some sweetness. Have you try this before?

Spare Ribs
Chai Koay
I am actually a chai koay lover and will try any chai koay that is available. In fact, I am waiting for my MIL to teach me her version of chai koay. The chai koay sold in this shop are not bad.

Char Siew Pao
Hubby being a pao lover. Never failed to order any pao during the dim sum section. And he found that the char siew pao is quite nice and the size is eventually cute and small compares to other eateries. And we bought some back for my gal to try.

Gai Chat
We saw this just before we about to pay. But could not resist to try it. It is basically steam chicken. But we found that it is slightly salty for our liking. But the chicken is very tender.

Lor Mai Kai
I purposely took the photos of the steel bowl. I found that it is very cute and small. It is use for lor mai kai. I quite enjoy the lor mai kai in this shop. Not sure why? Perhaps the little cute steel bowl makes me to just loving it. lol

Wantan Mee
After hubby ordered this plate of wantan mee, I asked hubby why he ordered wantan mee in a dim sum shop? Hubby reply me that he feels like trying the wantan mee. ok.... fine with me. The wantan mee arrived after we had few servings of dim sum. And hubby comments that the wantan mee is not bad. Have the springy textures.
Overall, we quite enjoy the old style of dim sum in Penang. And this is in fact my first try of dim sum without using pushing cart instead of using hand to carry the big bamboo baskets. The second encounter is in Sungai Petani which I will blog about it next time.


wenn said...

nice tim sum n wantan mee..

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

wenn - yes... nice foods! ^-^

New Kid on the Blog said...

fond memories ah??

hApPy HaPpY said...

such dim sum shops are slowly disappearing...so in KL...will attempt to visit this one..thanks.

♥peachkins♥ said...

These are food i am so familiar with because they are available here..

SimpleGirl said...

In Ipoh, still quite a number of dim sum shop use steel bowl for loh mai kai......

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

NKOTB - guess so.... ^-^

hApPy HaPpY - Remmeber that it is close on Monday. lol Have a try in your next trip back.

peachkins - ya.... I am sure you do!

SimpleGirl - In Penang, I think some still use too! But not sure why I like this small steel bowl in this shop so much. lol

allie said...

I love loh mai kai too, Will sure drop by this stall for it :)

Selba said...

I'm so hungry looking at those dim sum. The wantan mee looks good!

Jason Wong said...

Dim sum houses are suppose to use metal, ceramic or bamboo utensils for steaming. Using plastic utensils are unhealthy practices. The chemical content may leach out into the food it is holding.

Use you buying power to make a change!

ck lam said...

I miss the dim sum. Btw, do try their fish beehoon soup...very clear soup.

worldwindows said...

I am used to going to the kitchen area with my order sheet and get what I need esp seated too far away. I noticed that Dim Sum is doing well in Penang!

J2Kfm said...

yeah, agreed with what simple girl commented. steel bowls are still being used for loh mai kai in most shops, be it dim sum restaurant or the average coffee shop.

3 hungry tummies said...

oh! look at the wonton mee!!!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

allie - yes.... go and try it! ^-^

Selba - Come and try it! ^-^

Jason Wong - yup..... I know!

ck lam - ok. Will take notes of that. Thanks for sharing!

worldwindows - I saw lots of people doing that too! But I sit patiently for the dim sum come to my table. lol

J2Kfm - Yes... few shops in Penang also use it. But I found that the steel bowl being use in this shop are bit different. ^-^

3 hungry tummies - Thanks for dropping by. ^-^

Jiant said...

oh my god!

that must be delicious!

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