Water Drop Teahouse - maybe...

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 6 Reviews
滴水坊. Buddhist run cafe. Open 9am-8pm for public holidays, including 1st and 15th day of the Chinese lunar calendar. Buddhist books available at the front. MAY 2015 Reported shut or may have moved - please verify and let happycow know! Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Chinese, Malay, Buddhist
16 Penang Street, Georgetown (Pulau Pinang)
Penang, Malaysia 10200
04-2636300
Closed time

Tue-Fri 9:00am-6:00pm, Sat-Sun 9:00am-8:00pm

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First Review by ahkow
LondonVeganBoy
LondonVeganBoy
  • vegan
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+18

Delicious!

5
Posted on 03 / 27 / 2015

The sesame pau are worth the hype - light and fluffy buns filled with deliciousness! Also had the rendang curry, which was lovely but needed a little more sauce, and the fried vietnamese spring rolls, again delicious but might be too sweet for some. Lovely place too.

Pros: The sesame pau, Lovely venue, Good prices
Cons: Parking is a pain
Jepa
Jepa
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+50

Calming oasis

3
Posted on 12 / 30 / 2014

This place is really really calming. We visited in morning, around 10 am. We tried lemon nutmeg juice, pomelo tea, sesame pau, dandan noodles and vietnamese raw spring rolls. Lemon nutmeg juice tastes really good, if asked without added sugar. Vietnamese spring rolls were fresh tasting. Dandan noodles was a bit disappointment as the fare is usually quite spicy, schezuen style dish - and now it was just mild veggie & noodle soup. Sesame pau must be aquired taste. Personally I found it quite odd - being so sweet, and some again sweet mock meat thing inside.

Pros: calming place and athmosphere, lemon nutmeg juice
Cons: disappointment with their much hyped pao
raphalla
raphalla
  • vegetarian
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+273

Very pleasant atmosphere

5
Posted on 02 / 25 / 2014

Serving tasty and wholesome food in a good ambience. They belong to the Taiwanese buddhist group, Fo Guang Shan. There is an area to read buddhist books, but i think if not all then mostly in Chinese. They have highchairs and provide children cutleries. The restaurant is spacious and air-conditioned. You will have to order the food at the counter and pay at the same time.

Pros: Food, Ambience
Cons: *

Grapevine
Grapevine
  • vegan
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+463

FRAGRANT SESAME BUN

4
Posted on 11 / 17 / 2011

DON'T MISS THIS!SURE YOU WILL ASK MORE.
A PLACE WHICH HAS A GOOD FOOD AND ATMOSPHERE TOO.

Pros: TASTY, ATMOSPHERE, HEALTHY
Cons: PRICE
eatinggreen
eatinggreen
  • vegetarian
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+294

A pleasant taste of Zen

4
Posted on 09 / 24 / 2011

We were fortunate enough today to stumble upon another great lunch spot in Penang with a healthy and spiritual focus. The very carefully decorated and clean Water Drop exudes a modern zen vibe. In this case it is more than just a vibe though - all profits go to the local Buddhist monasteries (which probably explains why we saw monks walking in and out of the kitchen..!).

The menu here is more extensive and local in flavour than similar health minded lunch options in the area, although the meals work on a weekly cycle, with around 4 different options available on any one day, plus a limited number of permanent offerings consisting mainly of side dishes, drinks and desserts.

Like most restaurants of this genre, the meals are dominated by rice and noodles and everything else is there to help you get the said down comfortably and pleasantly. We tried a fermented red enzyme noodle soup which was interesting and tasty, together with some sambal petai fried rice (not too oily, just right), a bun filled with some tasty brownish goo (similar feel to dim sum but a different type of bun) and a sesame ball dessert soup. Although not on the menu, they also agreed to fix us a plate of stir fried green veges upon our request, which was a total lifesaver for vege deprived traveling us. We enjoyed the lot and came away feeling uplifted by the chatty and informative staff, whose response to our MSG question (which is inevitably the first thing we ask upon entering any new;y discovered restaurant in Asia these days) was reassuring - a firm chorus of 'no's and lots of smiles. Highly recommended.

Oh yes - they close at 5pm. Would like to give them 4.5 carrots but I can't, so 4 it is :)

Pros: Tasty pure food - no rubbish in it!, friendly service, beautiful interior
Cons: limited menu, veges only on request
ahkow
ahkow
  • vegan
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+193

Nice environment and food.

4
Posted on 03 / 22 / 2010

I had a nice claypot rice and Thai style cassava. The interior design is clean and beautiful.

Local report about this restaurant (in chinese): http://www.kwongwah.com.my/supplement/2010/03/09/3.html

Pros: Clean environment, Nice staff

 

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