Ama Dessert is not all about dessert but foods, lots of them. So, if you are in the neighbourhood and feeling hungry head over to Ama Dessert located at Pan Palace Plaza which is where Sunshine Lip Sin, Sungai Dua is.
It is located next to Leng Nia which is one of the older hawker place is. Opening restaurants in Penang is rather tough because you have to keep the prices low, the quality and taste high due to the competition and yet remain attractive to patrons.
Ama Dessert tries to achieve that balance, I think. It serves foods expected from cafes and yet, the prices are still reasonable. For example, the above bowl of soup is RM5.50. Called Trio Mushroom, it is mushroom soup, freshly cooked. It is packed with lots of fresh mushrooms and potatoes.
Unlike regular hawker place Western foods, you get nicely decorated foods. The price is a wee higher only but you get very nice, tangy salsa, potatoes (unlike those oily fries) fried with black pepper, sausage and these tasty chicken, ham, sausage and cheese. My two kids love the Monte Cristo Chicken from Ama Dessert. It is their signature dish.
To attract a wider group of patrons, Ama Dessert also serves Oriental foods. This ramen has a nice, clear soup and served with some Oriental Chicken, very much like teriyaki sauce.
The chef, Darren specialises in cooking Chinese (or so I heard) so the stewed duck he made is fabulous. It is soft, melting in the mouth and doesn’t have overpowering spices taste.
They have lots of desserts. From traditional Chinese desserts like various types of tong yuens, fah sang wu (it is good, try it!) to the modern, ice dessert to Western dessert like the above banana crepe with icecream.
Here is the contact :
Pan Palace Plaza
Lengkok Nipah, Lip Sin Garden
Sungai Nibong, 11900 Penang
Hp : 012-4028772 – Cayris Tan
(they cater for events & party too)
However, service is a little bit lacking as it is a family business and things can get a bit chaotic when there are lots of people. Still, Ama Dessert is worth trying.