*** Update:  Young Heart has closed

Recently, I was invited by Ann Kee of Young Heart Restaurant at Pulau Tikus to a food testing session as they are launching their Chinese New Year Special Dishes. Together with a group of food bloggers, we visited this restaurant located on Cantonment Road. I truly enjoyed the food of my last visit to this restaurant with my family.

This restaurant with its motto; The Fragrance of the Refreshment comes from the Heart has been around since 2005, emphasizes on simple dishes that do not reliant much on extra artificial flavoring.


Getting straight to the good stuff, The appetizer! It was thinly sliced Lotus Root seasoned with sugar & apple cider vinegar – RM3.00. The three plates are the dipping sauces…Siam, Japanese and Chinese Style for the vege rolls.



The vege rolls that we had included the Prawn Vege Roll – RM7.60, Unagi Vege Roll – RM7.60 and Egg Vege Roll – RM6.60. Most of the rolls are wrapped using rice paper, making it a healthier choice as well.


I had my Prawn Vege Roll spiced with garlic and chili from the Chinese Style dipping sauce.


Hot & Sour Soup – RM5.00 (served two). An excellent dish to whet up a huge appetite that uses a combination of white, black and apple cider vinegar.


Snake Squash with Pork – RM11.80, very unique dish indeed. It was my first time tasting this refreshing vegetable stuffed with minced pork served in a gravy of mixed vegetable and meat. Ann Kee  even took the trouble of snapping an uncooked snake squash in half to give us a better look of this vege.




This restaurant specialty is the Goutie/Dumplings. These crescent shaped Goutie with pleated edges are filled with different variations of meat and vegetables. In the menu, you will find some which are boiled and some which are pan-fried. All are best eaten with the ginger dipping sauce.

Prawn & Leeks Guotie – RM9.60
Cheese & Chicken Guotie – RM 10.80
Golden Scallop Dumpling – RM18.80

Prawn & Leeks Guotie (RM9.60)


Golden Scallop Dumpling – RM18.80, one of the surprise winner for the evening! Personally find it very tasty, especially the fillings of prawn, pork and scallop.



Fried Bean Curd – RM4.80, a major hit among the food bloggers that night. Two thumbs up for this deep fried homemade dish with finely chopped vegetable and carrot! It still maintained the same taste as those that I had eaten on my last visit.


Stir Fried Mix Vege & Mushroom – RM16.80, this simple dish is tastefully done and compliment the other dishes very well.


Prosperous Year in Malaysia – RM6.80. A unique name for this deep fried chicken wings marinated with spices and the fragrant kaffir leaves.


Tasty dish of Fried Prawn & Garlic – RM18.80 which is marinated with chopped garlic and salt. It is very fragrant but on the saltier side.


Steam Cod & Bean Curd – RM29.80, part of their revamped CNY menu, which I find to be very excellent addition to the menu. The deep fried ginger strips gives the fish the extra kick! Moreover, the fish was very fresh.


Sponge Gourd with Pork -  RM13.80. I used to buy this sponge gourd as an ingredient for my steamboat and this is the first time I tasted it in a dish that also has the Chinese herb, Dong Guai.


The homemade noodles comes in three varieties…Shredded Pork Noodle – RM7.50 comes with a generous amount of minced meat and spring onions.


Ground Pork in Spicy Bean Sauce Noodle – RM7.50. All the accompaniment strips of vegetable goes well with this spicy sauce and chili oil that gives the ‘kick’ and it was a hit for all of us.


Black Jelly Mushroom Fried Noodle – RM8.80…with a good combination of mushroom, black fungus,  carrot and cabbage. The simplicity of the ingredients makes this dish very delicious.


Besides the above varieties, the menu still allows customers to choose their own ingredients for their bowl of noodles.

Drinks for the dinner was the cooling Chamomile & Chrysanthemum Tea – RM4.50 and the refreshing Honey Lemon with Aloe Vera – RM6.00.



I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ann Kee for giving us bloggers a chance to taste the Chinese New Year dishes at Young Heart Restaurant. Click here for the Map Location.

Bloggers that attended this session were Cariso, Jason & Gill, Allie, Steven Goh, Bee, Criz Lai, Allen Ooi, Mary, Penang Tua Pui’s and CK Lam.

Young Heart Restaurant
44A Jalan Cantonment
10250 Georgetown

Tel : 04 2288084
Business hour : 12pm – 10pm
Off Day :  Monday
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GPS Coordinates : N05°25.820′   E100°18.666′

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30 comments so far


wah the pictures very nice. I really love the the place especially the quiet ambience. I really hope after our introduction the place will still be peaceful :)

StevenGoh.com´s last blog post..Dine Healthily and Deliciously @ Young Heart, Pulau Tikus

January 11th, 2009 at 10:55 am

hhmmm.. i think i hv to relocate back to Pg.. seems more happening there now lol..

thenomadGourmand´s last blog post..La Bodega, Pavillion

January 11th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Food looks good. Haven’t been there. It seems thenomadGourmand is right. The Penang makan geng seems constantly on the move now…hehe

Jian´s last blog post..Penang Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee

January 11th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

nice place and nice food. once again, thanks for inviting me to the food testing session.

allenooi´s last blog post..Pepper Lunch @ Singapore IMM Shopping Centre

January 11th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

CK, Thanks again for your invitation!

The picture of the lotus root is so sharp!

allie´s last blog post..Invited Review | Young Heart Restaurant

January 11th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Hi ya~ I just went there like last night and it was my first time there.
Nice place. It was unexpected delightful experience for me as i am not very fond of vege dishes

Eve´s last blog post..Blue Reef – Casa Permai

January 11th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Thank you for inviting me too! The pic I like most is this one -Prosperous Year in Malaysia !

cariso´s last blog post..17 posts in 2008 – I like it!

January 11th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

went there once but didn’t quite like the food there. maybe should try again

duckie´s last blog post..Learn your Liqueurs

January 12th, 2009 at 8:49 am

Steven Goh – Its very quiet on the inside as compare to the busy main road out front…nice makan place.

ThenomadGourmand – You are always welcome back to Penang.

Jian – Are you staying in Penang for now or still going back to KL?

January 12th, 2009 at 10:04 am

Allen Ooi & Allie – You are most welcome.

Eve – Glad you have a nice food outing.

Cariso – You are most welcome.

Duckie – Can have a change and try out these CNY dishes…

January 12th, 2009 at 10:12 am

I wish I could join, the food looks faboulus!

Selba´s last blog post..Bubur Biji Salak & Sum Sum

January 12th, 2009 at 10:38 am

that’s so nice of the proprietor of Young Heart, realising the potential of food bloggers.
can I join as well? :)

J2Kfm´s last blog post..Seafood @ Portuguese Settlement, Melaka

January 12th, 2009 at 11:24 am

Oh I remember this place! I always pass by but never gave it much thought, probably because of lack of marketing. :) But now that you’ve given a review, I’ll most probably stop by there some time! Also, I would be very happy if you could invite me too next time! ;)

iamthewitch´s last blog post..Sam You Restaurant

January 12th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

Selba – The taste of the food is much on the lighter side and you won’t feel thirsty after the meal.
I hope there is a day where you will be able to join in the makan outing.

J2kfm – The proprietor is a very understanding lady.
I hope you could join in on the food outing…please drop your h/p number in my email box. Would be a pleasure having you joining in.

January 12th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

The food looks nice and light. I love the pics of the vege rolls. Thanks for inviting me and regret for not able to be there to enjoy it :(

Sweet Jasmine´s last blog post..A Taste of Thai in Prontip………

January 12th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

Iamthewitch – Do drop by this place… for a full meal or even light snacks.
It would be very nice to have you joining in other outings too.

Sweet Jasmine – Do bring your family to try out the food…they are tastefully done.
No worries, there will be another outing. Hope you have settle all your things by now.

January 12th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

All the food looks homely, healthy and heartly to me. I luv those vege rolls. Is the snake gourd available in the local market? Something newyet interesting to me.

lk´s last blog post..Rainbow seafood pasta salad

January 12th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

hi CKLam, this blog is very “useful” to me, often go penang nowadays and local fren has run out of ideas where to take me for makan.. so now i hv all the suggestions, thanks to u.. haha..

claire´s last blog post..Birthday With Spongebob

January 12th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

The noodles look tempting to me and the snake squash looks like yong tau fu on a ladies finger.


January 12th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

lk – I have not seen the vege in the market personally but one of my friend mentioned that she saw it. Do check it out.

Claire – Thanks for dropping by. It turn out that you can take your Penang friends to new makan places too.

Email2me – Totally agree with you on the snake squash.

January 13th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

The food looks really amazing! and the snake squash is something new.

Pigpigscorner´s last blog post..Smoked Salmon Rolls with Spicy Chives Filling

January 13th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

The dishes were simple yet tasty. Thanks for inviting me over! :)

January 13th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Pigpigscorner – Go and try out the snake squash to know the taste.

Buzzingbee – You are most welcome. The food is indeed tasty and we get to know/learn of a new vege too – the snake squash.

January 14th, 2009 at 11:18 am

Go there quite often as food is more like homecook type with minimum or no MSG. Quiet ambience.

January 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

really sad i had to miss out on the food review. but i finally had a chance to try out the new menu (not once but twice! lol) will be posting about it soon! ;)

lovely photos by the way! :)

lingzie´s last blog post..Xuan Xin Restaurant @ Gurney Plaza New Wing

January 17th, 2009 at 11:07 am

Sammy – Same opinion with you.

Lingzie – How I wish you were there that night but anyway waiting to see your review too.

January 18th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

i m so intrested..may i knw how to go ther?

zoe´s last blog post..thankz ~ our lovely candy haha..

May 3rd, 2009 at 12:49 am

zoe – Do click on the location map in the above post…It is near by the Pulau Tikus market.

May 21st, 2009 at 12:35 am

hihi~~CK, nice to meet u today @ Khanna.
you are really a good blogger, always keep improving yourself. Now u really take good photos and make me wanna try them!

I used to go Yang Xin Dian several times. I LOVE their dumlings much-good looking and good taste. If u found any good dumplings, do tell me cause i am crazy of dumpling!

May 25th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

uaik – It was my pleasure getting to know you. Thanks for sharing your blog with me too…do keep in touch as there are so much to share.

May 26th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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