Zhu Yuan

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 5 Reviews
Offering set lunches, and a range of Chinese and Western a la carte choices, steamboat as well as self-service buffet. On the 1st and 15th of Chinese lunar calendar open 7:30am-3pm, 6-9:30pm. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Chinese, Western, Fast food, Buffet, Take-out
90, Jalan Dr. Lim Chwee Leong, Georgetown
Penang, Malaysia 10100
604-261-7706

Open Mon, Wed-Sun 11am-3pm, 6-9:30pm.

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First Review by ahkow
Thetruthpaint
Thetruthpaint
13

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  • vegetarian

Okay..

3 Posted on 03 / 02 / 2014

Very friendly People as the other reviewers wrote. Tried the fried spring role, it arrived inside nearly cold outside warm. So it wasnt fresh made.

Than I tried the sweet & sour chicken that was pretty nice. I think the small portions are small but that seems a question of view ;-)

Pros: Friendly
Cons: Not All Fresh Cooked
jre8995
jre8995
40

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  • vegetarian

Nice people, good food

4 Posted on 02 / 03 / 2012

We went on first day of Chinese New Year so they only offered a set menu. Some was amazing, some was mediocre. But they were very nice people and the place was clean and comfortable


eatinggreen
eatinggreen
101

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  • vegetarian

Nice people, clean environment, great food

5 Posted on 09 / 24 / 2011

We were a little war torn when we stumbled in to Zhu Yuan. After a string of unpleasant eating experiences in Penang we were feeling very wary as our eyes cruised through the menu. The friendly and helpful staff did a great job of putting us at ease, deftly guiding us through the options to arrive at what turned out to be a very enjoyable meal.

We had already called ahead with the usual MSG question but checked again just in case and the response was a reassuring 'not used at all'. Oh good. There was no shortage of mock meat on the menu, but we managed to avoid all the factory made varieties of such.

The food here is mostly Chinese with a bit of Thai and Malay thrown in for variety. We selected a mushroom dish, a handmade soy meat roll with gravy, some seaweed soup and a vegetable curry. The mushrooms were an interesting rubbery texture and tasted good enough. The soy meat dish was made of rolled up yuba and was a true masterpiece - most certainly a great choice. The soup was full of flavour too. The curry, which came last, fully slapped us in the face with its unabashedly sharp and oomphy attitude.. not sure what souring agent went in there but it was fiesty and full of flavour -just wished we had have asked more about it and its origins as it was highly enjoyable. By the time we had ploughed through all of this we were very full and our only regret was that we didn't order any greens.

The closing time is 9.30pm, not 10pm as stated here. The steamboat option was not available today for some reason and we were told it probably wouldn't be next week either due to the chaos that is expected to ensue during the vegetarian festival. We'll be back.

Pros: Healthy tasty food, Friendly helpful staff, clean, pleasant interior
Cons: they do use mock meat, not all vegan - do check
simpsonyellow
simpsonyellow
26

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  • vegetarian

Tasty Food, Friendly Service

5 Posted on 11 / 05 / 2009

A nice, clean, relaxed restaurant, great for a casual meal, though a little lacking in ambience (to be expected at this price point really). Whilst there appeared to be a self serve buffet section, we were too late to take advantage of it, and were asked to order a la carte instead.

The menu is large and varied, and divided into different sections for chicken, seafood, beef etc. There were also quite a few dishes that I haven't seen elsewhere (Marmite Chicken for example!). Dishes can be ordered small, medium or large, with small dishes priced at around RM8 each. Between the two of us, we ordered 4 small plates hoping to sample a few different things. As it turns out, small isn't exactly small, and four was way too much - you could comfortably get by on one small dish per person.

We were happy with everything we tried: chicken rendang (particularly good), black pepper lamb, barbecue ribs, and a tasty fish dish recommended by the staff, who were exceptionally friendly and helpful, and more than happy to have a chat.

Frozen products are also for sale in the freezers out the back if you're up for some home cooking.

Definitely recommended, and we'll certainly be coming back next time we're in Penang.

Pros: Great variety and some unique dishes, Frozen products galore for sale!, Very friendly staff
ahkow
ahkow
13

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  • vegan

Nice chinese dishes

4 Posted on 06 / 10 / 2009

They serve really nice chinese dishes. Would like to try their laksa next time.



 

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Last updated: 2014/06/29

 

Added: 2009/05/19

 

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