10 Best Dim Sum Spots For The Early Birds In Penang

After all, early bird catches the worm right.

Good day, foodies! When was the last time you woke up early in the morning to have dim sum with your family? Dim sum is almost always associated with family, it’s kind of like a thing for every family to at least wake up early once a week to have dim sum together (talking from personal experience here). Parents will drag their half-asleep, drowsy kids to dim sum no matter what but come on kids, you shouldn’t be complaining either because you’ll definitely learn to cherish the time spent together with your family one day. Without further ado, let’s jump into it!


10 Best Dim Sum Spots For The Early Birds In Penang

1. Restaurant Zim Sum 點心之家 – 中路

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Over the years, this lovely dim sum spot has garnished the attention of countless locals probably due to their myriad of choices when it comes to their bite-sized dim sum. Accompanied by a pot soul-warming tea, your morning will surely kick off to a good start. Perfectly roasted pork and also chee cheong fun are totally recommended when you’re here!

? No. 62, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, 10450 George Town.

? 6.30am – 2pm (Closed on Tuesday)

2. Fu Er Dai 富二代

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The most popular dish they have up their sleeves is undoubtedly their exploding salted egg yolk custard bun which is hands down the best and the most bomb-ass bao out there. Just a very thin layer of bao with a generous amount of salted egg yolk custard, surely this must be on everyone’s must-order list. Be careful when you sink your teeth in!

7, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

? 6.30am – 2pm (Daily)

3. Tai Tong Restaurant 大东酒楼

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Well-known amongst both the locals and tourists, this wonderful dim spot tucked right in the bustling and hustling street of Georgetown has got to be the most Instagrammable breakfast spot during the month of the lantern festival. With dangling and colourful handmade lanterns hanging from the ceiling, it adds to the happening vibes of the whole place. One of the few items you have to try here has got to be their dumpling soup and also chee cheong fun with big fat prawn as the fillings.

? 45, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.


? 6am – 2.30pm (Daily)

4. Maxim Dim Sum Restaurant

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As you know Penangites can be quite picky when it comes to food. After all, we only want to taste the very best right. Fret not, the taste of the dim sum over here will surely suit your taste buds very well. Getting a fair amount of customers every day, they’ve grown to be the usual breakfast spot for the people living around the neighbourhood thanks to their delicious and affordable dim sum!

? Bangunan Lip Sin 2-G-11 & 12, Lebuh Pekaka 1, Taman Pekaka, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang.


? 6am – 2pm (Daily)

5. Dimsum King

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Look out for their adorable baos – like Doraemon and Minions. Not only they’re good for photos but as well as yummies for the tummies! With a variety of dim cum like har kao, siew mai and also loh mai kai, rest assured that all your favourites are here. Drop by to say hi today!

? 35, Jalan Anson, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.


? 5.30am – 2pm (Daily)

6. Yong Pin Dim Sum Restaurant 榕檳茶樓

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Cravings for some dim sum during dinner or maybe supper? This is where you can get dim sum at ungodly hours, operating till 12 midnight. They have plenty of options to choose from, and you can find only the best and freshest steamed dim sum here. Moreover, the price is wallet-friendly too!

No. 11-B & C, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 10100 George Town, Penang.

? 6am – 12pm, 7pm – 12am (Except on Sunday), 6am – 12pm (Sunday)

7. Restaurant Lip Sin Red Tea Trading

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Let us tell you the one thing you should absolutely try when you’re here, their chicken bao! It’s no joke good, the flavourful chicken that has hints of sweetness it when sandwiched between the fluffy bao, it’s a perfect combo. It comes in a plate with three but surely it won’t be enough. Their dim sum is absolutely yummy too, so don’t miss out on this treasured spot!

? 55, Lorong Nipah 4, Taman Lip Sin, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.

? 6am – 2pm (Daily)

8. Star Dimsum

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The best thing about this spot? Honest review, their braised chicken legs are not too chewy, just the right tenderness in all the places needed. Not to mention, the chicken feet are perfectly braised and cooked to the right texture and flavour. Expect to find your usual dim sum menu here!

? 202G, Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

? 5am – 2pm (Daily)

9. Qi Xiang Dim Sum 奇香點心茶樓

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Lots of variety and their dim sum tastes very good! Over the years, they continue to be locals’ favourite spot in the Ayer Itam area. Super convenient for a quick breakfast, this is the place to be with your family over the weekend for some delightful tea. Black bao is a must-try item here!

? Fortune Court, 288E-1-8 & 288E-1-9, Jalan Thean Teik, Kampung Melayu, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang.

? 6am – 2pm (Daily)

10. Dim Sum Station 点心栈

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Black bao checked, juicy xiu long bao checked, what more are they missing? Probably nothing else, and also be expectant to find both the basic and also hard-to-come-by dim sum choices here. Definitely opt for their xiu long bao filled big fat prawns, be careful of the hot soup oozing out!

? The Promenade, 5-G, Persiaran Mahsuri 2/3, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang.

? 7.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm (Daily)

10 Best Dim Sum Spots For The Early Birds In Penang

Have we managed to convince you to wake up the next morning a little earlier for dim sum? This is not the time to be sleeping in, get your bums bums up. If we’ve missed out on any of your favourite spots, please do let us know in the comment below. Remember to set your alarms and catch you in one of these dim sum restaurants!

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