Yee Heong Restaurant is a great place for a Chinese meal. It is one of the Chinese restaurants in Campbell Street, Georgetown that not only serves dim sum for breakfast but also Chu Char for lunch and dinner.

Over a period of time, we have been having our lunch and dinner at this Chinese restaurant which is located right opposite the morning wet market. The menu is expansive, with plenty of Chinese dishes!

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang

One of their signature dishes, Braised Lamb!


Yee Heong’s version of Herbal Chicken has a pleasing herbal aroma from the usage of much Chinese herbal medicine. The dish is popular for its nutrients, and is incredibly mouth watering as well!

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


We also savor many of their vegetable dishes. There was a lot of wok heatiness in the Sambal Brinjal dish. The flavor of the sambal was enchantingly fragrant, and delicious with white rice.

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


Another vegetable dish we ordered was the bitter gourd! The bitter gourd cooked just right with a bitter aftertaste came with generous amount of half cooked egg.

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


During our conversation with the shop owner, we were recommended to try their Braised Lamb! It came in a claypot with pieces of lamb cooked with radish, carrot and black mushroom. Absolutely warming and bursting with flavor!

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


Besides that, we tried two fish dishes. The first was Steam Fish Teochew style. The fish was cooked just right and the accompanying salted vegetables (kiam chye), chilies and sour plum added tinge of saltiness, spiciness and sourish to the dish.

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


The second fish dish is Yee Heong’s signature dish, and remained our favorite as well! The Hoong Siew Yue Tau (braised fish head with roast pork) was delicious and the sauce has a hint of the smoky roast pork. The bean curd and the bean curd sheet soaked in the gravy added texture to the dish.

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


Next up was the simple stir-fried vegetable dish, Kailan flower with garlic. The crunchy stem was a delicious bite.

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


We never miss out on their ‘quick boil’ soup. The Spinach Soup with a combination of century egg, carrot and tofu was simply delicious!

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


On the last visit, we had an interesting ‘quick boil’ soup with a unique combination of fish skin, fresh mint leave and egg.

The soup, enhanced with the touch of mint leaves got working on our taste buds, but only a few of us enjoyed the dish.

Yee Heong Restaurant, Campbell Street Penang


With the staggering varieties of breakfast and Chu Char dishes, one is bound to find something to eat from Yee Heong. Click here for the Map Location. There are several other old school style eateries nearby, with TekSen and Aik Hoe Restaurant just around the corner.

Yee Heong Restaurant at Campbell Street Penang by

Kedai Makanan Yee Heong
12-14 Campbell Street
10100 Penang

Tel: 04 2616990

Business Hour : 8am till 10pm

Closed on Sunday


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16 comments so far


I’m a big fan of Herbal Chicken – so good and tasty and best of all, very nourishing! :)

CK Lam Reply:

Each restaurant has their own recipe on how much of chinese medicine to add-in. This restaurant has it done with a pleasing taste. I like it too!

May 20th, 2010 at 8:44 am

the braised lamb and the teochew fish is certainly nice!

May 20th, 2010 at 10:19 am

i love spinach soup !! and the herbal chicken looks yummy too

May 20th, 2010 at 10:24 am

wah braised lamb! this is something new to me..

CK Lam Reply:

Not many places serves this dish in Penang…only a handful only.

May 20th, 2010 at 11:29 am

We were there for their dim sum and noodles for breakfast. It is just so-so, not much shout about.

CK Lam Reply:

I am not too sure of the breakfast as I have not been there in the morning. So far, I have tried their Chu Char dishes only.

May 20th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Great post! Will visit this one.

Thanks for all the pointers to good food and look forward to more to come.

“The menu is expansive”.. I suppose you meant to say “Extensive”? :-)

CK Lam Reply:

Great to see you dropping by and sharing a comment. Do try out the food and hope to hear your feedback.

By the way, both the word expansive & extensive has the same meaning too :)

May 20th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

the herbal chicken looks really good. *yum*

May 20th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Classic Chu char dishes are good stuff, reliable and brought back memories. I am eyeing for Teik Seng, but have to bring along a large group huh, CK?

May 20th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

wah…the braised lamb looks delicious ler….next time if i am at penang , can i call u to bring me around to makan ….kekeke

May 21st, 2010 at 11:20 am

so divine indeed!

May 21st, 2010 at 11:22 am

the gravy for the braised lamb is so clear and light- normally it is dark in color.

May 21st, 2010 at 3:22 pm

i can just imagine the taste swirlling in my mouth now~


May 21st, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I visited the place last night. The food was indeed very good!

The portion is smaller than expected, no complaint here because the pricing reflected so, and we can order few more dishes at 1 go on our next trip.

Thanks for the recommendation CK!

May 27th, 2010 at 9:47 am

This is my all time favourite restaurant. It’s true that their dim sum is just so so. BUT cheap and good for their chu char! I love their lou for tong (choy kon tong)
??? (???) and also I always order their ???? RM8.00 (coconut fish fillets) !

June 3rd, 2010 at 9:03 pm
Jane Tan

Yee Heong does not leave a good impression me and my friends. The service is bad. Their waitresses are rude. We were waiting for seats. There is one table coming up not big and not small. She asked us to to change seat with a couple. But the seat they changing for us to small for us. We said no thanks. When we seated, she bangs the table with cups and don’t even bother to wipe the table. She is definitely throwing a tantrum at us for rejecting us. What a NONSENSE! I would suggest to go to Tai Thong and Tho Yuen where the food and people are nice.

August 6th, 2010 at 3:56 pm
Kedai Makanan Yee Heong

I would like to apologise to you of the bad service. The waitresses had been fire sice hers attitude is bad.I appreaciate if you do forgive us. Please come again.Thanks ^^

November 22nd, 2010 at 3:33 pm

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