dessert in penang


Looking for local dessert such as thong sui with good ambiance is certainly very limited. SYST Penang Thong Sui Cafe or Tong Sui Po (糖水铺) operating in Cubo Park is indeed one of the latest hype at the moment. It is because the whole place is decorated into a classic 80’s Hong Kong theme.

The place transport you back into a similiar one of a TVB classic scene. SYST stands for Shen Ye Shi Tang, which means “Late Night Desserts” in Chinese.

SYST Penang Thong Sui Cafe

I was back during raya and decided to check this place out. It is bustling with people.

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Ambiance of the whole place is definately spot on. I am impress too, with the owner to have such confident by putting in such investment to sell tong sui only.

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Those who love ootd, this place is definately one of a favourite spot that you can get.

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As it was only about 11pm, quite number of items had been sold out. With limited menu, my friend chose Snow Pear Soup with peach gum and ginseng @ RM 13. 

with the price tag, it is indeed on the steep side. As for taste wise, I am not too sure is my palate wrong on that day, as I find it very very blend. Near to tasteless. One true fact that it is less sweet. But for such price tag, i am expecting at least some taste from ginseng or SWEETNESS from SNOW PEAR!

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Believe this is Double Layer Milk Pudding @ RM 9. This comes to similiar taste too. Quite blend for me and a pudding at such price tag. I have no comment. Among these 2 dessert, this is the worst.

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Finally, before we hit off, decided to try out their French Toast @ RM 5.50. This is one of the best, fried to perfection, peanut butter amount is just right. Crust from outside, soft inside. Indeed one of a item must order.

For the dessert, certainly believe those 2 I ordered is on the high side. What in exchange is the ambiance you are getting. Will visit again another try to try out their warm food and their other dessert range. Best of all, a so called Hong Kong theme dessert shop doesnt serve drinks such as milk tea, coffee or even honey lemon tea.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food rating 5/10 – expensive thong sui and very mehhh.

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

SYST Penang Dessert Cafe at Cubo Park
64, Jalan Seang Tek, George Town,
10400 George Town, Penang

Operating Hours:
Sunday to Thursday : 6pm- 11pm
Friday & Saturday : 6pm – 12am
(closed Tuesday)


This dessert place is indeed quite a rare and unique item in the market. We have one in Publika KL. Rollney Kurtos Kalacs is one of the latest addition to Penang scene and it is making its mark in the market steadily.

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One of a new dessert place that operating end of last year and it is a Hungarian classic dessert or pastry. Price point is on the higher mark as I ask the owner where did the ingredient come from and he mention mostly main ingredients are imported.

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Roll and prepare fresh . Bake right in front of you.

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Menu is pretty straight forward.

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Apparently was introduce by the cashier that this is their signature. Chimney with 2 toppings @ RM 15.90. and ordered additional classic Chimney with Nutella spread @ RM 9.90

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Chimmey we always go for classic which is Cinnamon sugar coated. Chimney is good, where the texture of it is slightly soggy chewy and done to perfection. If were to compare the one I had in Publika, KL, this is much better.  Dough is also more fragrant.

however the set back was the soft serve and 2 toppings which I find it quite expensive. Oh well, these are the kind of pricing for a dessert now days.

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My recommendation will be head for their classic Chimney with spread. That is good enough to hit your dessert spot. However if you would want to buy for instagram purpose then that is your choice.


-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7.5/10, Chimney is pretty good -Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

40, Lebuh Leith, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour:
(Mon-Fri) 3 p.m.-11 p.m. (Sat&Sun) 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
More Info: https://web.facebook.com/RollneyPenang/

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