You know a date is going surprisingly well when instead of parting ways, your dinner date is followed by going to a late night Tong Shui place to keep the conversation flowing for the rest of the night. Here now, the 10 essential Tong Shui places in Penang for you to kick off your next moon-lit love story.
Top 10 Tong Shui Places in Penang
1. Tang Yen 槟城和福甜汤圆
Serving simplicity at its best, Tang Yen has held out way longer than many other average outposts in Penang: It is now a fourth-generation business which has been lingering in the Penang desserts scene for more than 70 years! Indeed, old is gold. Hop on to this humble Tong Shui stall to have a taste of their glutinous rice balls which will leave you reminiscing about the good ol’ childhood days.
Address: 10, Seh Tan Jetty, George Town, Pengkalan Weld, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: 3.00pm-9.30pm daily
2. Sweet Dumpling Tang Yuan 糖.圆 甜品
This dessert place may look like a mediocre food stall, yet the desserts they offer is legendary than ever. Indeed, the popularity of Sweet Dumpling Tang Yuan shows no sign of waning, as patrons continue to flock to this humble stall for their fill of authentic Tong Shui. You’ll be spoilt for choices as the menu offers a culmination of Chinese desserts. But fret not, as all desserts are punchy, no flavours get dumbed down and your taste buds will be held at gunpoint.
Address: 33, Lebuh Kurau 5, Taman Chai Leng,13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Butterworth, Malaysia
Operating Hour: 4.00pm (until sold out) daily
3. Sweet-I Dessert House 甜在心糖水屋
If you opt for healthy Chinese desserts, this shall be your next venture. Tucked in D’Piazza Mall right beside the famous BlackBall, Sweet-I Dessert House fills up quickly—especially during the weekends when patrons descend in droves. They insist on using healthy ingredients in crafting their desserts: wolfberries, gingko nuts, mung beans and so on. And this is what makes this Tong Shui place stand out. They even opt to use natural fruits as their sweetener instead of raw sugar.
Address: GF-70-1-14 D’Piazza Mall, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang
Operating Hour: 7.00pm-11.30pm daily, Closed on Monday & Tuesday
4. All About Sugar & Gift 团团圆圆汤圆甜品屋
As the name of the shop in Chinese suggests, this is definitely one of the best places for you to gather around with your families and friends while sipping on some great desserts. Set in an old villagey Chinese ambience, this Tang Shui Joint in Lorong Susu can be said as one of the most well-known in Penang. They specialize in serving traditional Tang Yuan, which comes in a variety of flavours and fillings. And all are definitely palate-tantalizing.
Address: 11, Lorong Susu, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 11.30am-11.30pm daily, Closed on Tuesday
5. Tong Sui Po 糖水铺
No matter you’re looking for a cold and refreshing bowl to chow down on in Penang’s brutal heat, or a warm bowl of decadent concoction for you tranquillize your mind and soul, Tong Sui Po has all to offer. Despite it being a relatively new establishment in Penang, consider yourself warned as lining up is almost guaranteed during dessert hours! And yes, their Tong Shui are all handcrafted not just to fix your sugar cravings but to feast your eyes as well.
Address: 64, Jalan Seang Tek, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 6.00 pm-11.00 pm (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday); 6.00pm-12.00am (Friday- Sunday); Closed on Tuesday
6. Dessert Old Time Delight Shop 汕头街养生糖水铺
Another Tong Shui place which has placed a nectar-laden stamp on Penang’s sweet scene. Set in Kimberly street which is the heaven street for local delicacies, this place usually gets flocked at late night. Despite being busy to cater for all needs, this humble food stall still insists on keeping their ingredients faithful to traditional recipes in order to craft the most authentic and traditional dessert delicacies.
Address: 78, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 5.00pm-11.30pm daily, Closed on Wednesday
7. Red Chopsticks 红筷子
As quirky as the name sounds, it’s a chicken and egg question: The usage of the red chopsticks in the restaurant, and the name of the place itself, which came first? But anyways, it has been 12 years since its establishment, and this fusion restaurant is definitely needing more of the spotlight. Their desserts menu is blissfully uncomplicated and full of Asian dessert staples: glutinous rice balls, mango sago cream, bubur caca… All surely make for agonising decision-making.
Address: 1-1-5, Ideal Avenue, Jalan Tun Dr Awang, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12.00pm-2.30pm, 6.00pm-9.30pm daily
8. Mat Toh Yau 乜都有清補凉糖水
The founder of Mat Toh Yau once given up on his career as a paint line worker and started anew with his wife due to his undying passion for traditional Chinese desserts. In fact, their 30 years of painstaking hard work since then definitely did not go to waste – Mat Toh Yau is now one of the greatest Tong Shui establishments in Malaysia. Feast on their authentic Tong Shui and you’ll agree that all are refreshingly delicious!
Address: 22, Jalan Penaga, Jelutong, 11600 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 5.30pm-12.00am daily
9. Ca Cart Cafe 木头车
At first glance, this cafe tucked in Beach Street only seems suitable for knocking back an espresso. But it’s worth lingering over a bowl of good Tong Shui among dessert connoisseurs. This Hong Kong style cafe spreads a lot of charm: with its creative self-written menu and welcoming atmosphere, definitely a great place to wind down for a bit. Try their fruit ice bowl, where sliced fruits and sago are well-served with shaved ice and ice cream, all will leave you craving for more.
Address: 143, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hour: 9.30am-11.00pm daily
10. Hutton Lane 糖水小铺
It doesn’t matter if you’re wanting to fix your hunger or your sweet tooth cravings, Hutton Lane restaurant turns out a win anyways. Tucked within the residential area in Sungai Dua opposite to USM, this dining place offers a homely ambience, which allows you to disconnect from the outside hustle and bustle while savouring on their good food and desserts.
Address: 727F, Jalan Sungai Dua, Desa Permai Indah, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hour: 11.00am-11.00pm daily
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