My favourite food in Penang isn’t even Malaysian!

It’s Taiwanese, and man I LOVE IT!

It’s at the skanky old shopping center in One-stop, Pulau Tikus, Penang.

It’s called ‘Taiwan Fast Food’.

They have a good menu and some set meal deals with unique stuff like ‘Mini-steamboat’.

The interior decor is nice, it’s plane and simple with a nice wooden bar and it’s very clean and well lit.

They have some pretty interesting starters like a plate of duck tongue, yum?!

I went for a set meal with the lovely heart warming beef stew.

They have really good Gyoza type dumplings with the normal vinegar and ginger.

And some good chicken chop, reminds me of the chicken you get at SS2 Pasar Malam (I forget the name, but it’s quite famous).

Don’t worry I’m not that fat, I did go there twice, mainly I went twice to eat these steamed dumplings straight from heaven..

There are a few dumplings that are ‘supposed’ to be like this, full of soup! But these really are, when you take a bite of the perfectly steamed dumpling, the soup just squirts out into your mouth, it’s amazing.

Seriously these are THE best dumplings I’ve ever had, if you are in Penang, or are going to Penang, you HAVE to try these at least once.

If anyone knows where I can find this kind of stuff in KL, PLEASE let me know!




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26 Responses to My favourite food in Penang isn’t even Malaysian!

  1. Jeremy C December 20, 2005 at 8:58 pm #

    Again, a mistake to visit your blog before lunch….

    the pictures look oh so heavenly…

  2. 93~94 December 20, 2005 at 9:32 pm #

    You really ‘Eat King’
    Is the duck tongue crispy?
    Cant find any in KL

  3. formerlyfrombrunei December 20, 2005 at 10:03 pm #

    i happen to live in the ‘skanky old’ apartment block next door! =) i walk past this joint all the time on my way to another joint further down. never thought it was anything special. will try it out for dinner. useful post!

  4. ShaolinTiger December 20, 2005 at 10:05 pm #

    Sure, let me know what you think of it, and make sure you get the steamed dumplings!

  5. victor December 20, 2005 at 10:28 pm #

    Hey man, you know there’s braised duck wings. Really nice. I mean not in that shop though..

  6. Wingz December 20, 2005 at 10:36 pm #

    i think shang palace got those “Lil dragon bun” (the one u call steamed dumplings) a shanghai delicacy in canto its called “siu loong pau” Esquire kitchen also got sell but theirs are not as nice tho.

  7. GTan December 21, 2005 at 12:14 am #

    You get excellent “siu loong pau” here in HK. During the hairy crab season you must try aromatic hairy crab roe and meat siu loong pau 🙂 Coming?

  8. Kiasi December 21, 2005 at 12:44 am #

    Fried chicken chop Uncle Bob?

  9. KY December 21, 2005 at 2:26 am #

    yea that place is teh pwn. pau with soup inside is the best

  10. Shin0bu December 21, 2005 at 4:05 am #

    You can try Dragon-I back in 1 Utama new wing. Their “siu loong pao” the juicy soup 1s and their “woh tip” the gyoza looking 1s are not too bad.

  11. Chris December 21, 2005 at 9:55 am #

    You can find the soup-inside dumplings (Siu Long Bau) in Crystal Jade Restaurant (I think that’s the correct name) in Lot 10, KL.

    The restaurant’s on the outside of Lot 10, facing Sungei Wang Plaza and looks expensive.

    As far as I know, this is the best Siu Long Bau in KL…

    This dish is quite common in Singapore and is available in many restaurants there.

  12. LT December 22, 2005 at 2:36 am #

    The crystal jade restaurant LOOKS pricey but according to my colleague is good and cheap. i also wanted to try the Dragon-I in 1U but apparently it’s a scam

  13. emilie December 22, 2005 at 12:42 pm #

    my mum makes it when she’s “in the mood” and it’s better than the ones in kl that i’ve tried (including crystal jade… haven’t tried dragon-i)

    luk yu in starhill also has it….. the place doesn’t really look expansive but…. it sure as hell is!

  14. Ben December 24, 2005 at 4:56 am #

    this is the place to go for good Siu Long Bau: a restaurant called “Chef Leong” in SS2. it’s one of the shops that’s pretty close to the petrol stations. i can’t really describe the location but just drive around the square and look out for the place. If i’m not mistaken it only opens in the evenings. happy siu long bau hunting!

  15. ShaolinTiger December 24, 2005 at 4:57 am #

    Thanks man, I’ll check it out, I eat often in SS2 anyway so should be easy enough to find.

  16. Ben December 26, 2005 at 3:50 am #

    tell me how it goes 🙂

  17. Avatar December 26, 2005 at 8:48 pm #

    There’s 1 more shop in Penang along Jalan Burmah. The one you visitted we believed change taukeh dee since we last visitted. But the drunken chicken rice is still TEH PWN!

  18. g k tan December 26, 2005 at 9:43 pm #

    you are referring to ‘siu loong pau’ and the way to eat it – you bite a small part at its side, suck the soup , and then push the whole pau into your mouth

  19. jaded December 27, 2005 at 11:56 am #

    I agree that the siu loong bao at Chef Loong is absolutely scrumptious. Much better then the ones at I-Dragon, and cheaper too!

  20. ShaolinTiger December 28, 2005 at 11:28 am #

    Hmm I definately need to try this one out!

  21. stupe December 31, 2005 at 10:36 pm #

    the dumpling u tasted that squirt at you is called *siao long pau* or small dragon dumpling.

    the tai thong restuarant has it.

  22. ellezhang March 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm #

    The “long” in Xiao Long Bao doesn’t mean “dragon”. It means basket. Little basket dumplings

  23. Nicholas May 16, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    I live in Penang and didn’t know about this restaurant until now. Gonna go visit it soon. Thanks mate. =D By the way, I am new to your blog and love your posts. =)

  24. ShaolinTiger May 18, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Nicholas: Thanks! Do go and try it, their food is great. They have a loyalty card system too if you go often.

  25. MaryJane June 7, 2011 at 7:52 pm #’re so right Shaolin! The pearl tea is awesome and it reminds me of the days where I used to work in that complex…Now looks abit dodgy…

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