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“best soup around...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restoran Sup Hameed

Restoran Sup Hameed
48 Jln Penang | Chinatown, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
(04) 261 8007
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Ranked #207 of 511 Restaurants in George Town
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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288 reviews 288 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“best soup around...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This place has to be the best mutton/chicken/beef soup joint around. Not only in Penang but all of Malaysia. Taste simply heavenly and not oily like most places. Comes with 2 slices of local bread known as roti benggali which is a must. Better to request for more or have a 2nd helping of soup. Price wise I wouldn't say its cheap but its worth what you are getting. Cleanliness is below average so doubt you will be hanging around once your meal is done. Its located along the street where popular bars are located so at night its suitable for people watching as well.

A MUST try when heading to Penang! You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great hole in the wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Spent several mornings relaxing with a Chai tea and egg roti while in Penang. The Southern Indian influence in the food around Penang makes it difficult to have a bad meal, but this place was very convenient to the BayView Hotel and was within walking distance to downtown and all the attractions. The employees were very helpful and attentive to every need. Will most definitely return here when I'm back in Penang. The hand mixed Chai tea was among the best we experienced on the island.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Good soup but watch what you order (or are recommended)”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I'll say it now, I can't believe I'm even going to commit this to writing, but here goes...

I visited Sup Hameed in May with a couple of locals I'd met whilst on my travels. They locals ordered for me and I, not wanting to offend, didn't question their choice.

Needless to say, suspicions were plenty when they ordered "Sup Torpedo" for me and NOT for them. Being a man, and not wanting to look soft, I went along with what was clearly the joke of the century to them and waited for my meal to arrive.

I knew it. They knew it. The staff knew it. The other diners knew it. I'd been given cow's penis soup. Charming.

I won't describe in detail the horrifically spongy texture of eating a cow's genitalia, however I will say "don't bother", and leave it at that.

The place is pretty unclean (it's "local" for sure) and I certainly would recommend it now.

You live and learn :)

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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“Taste great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Well the soup either mutton or chicken taste heavenly but cleanliness is zero...go on weekend and you can do people watching as the young penang crowd visits the nearby clubs....

Visited July 2012
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Penang, Malaysia
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“A Must Try In Penang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

I am a penangite and i honestly dont think there is any other soup house that can match Sup Hameed. Located opposite Hotel Malaysia, the place is always crowded at any day but there are ample sittings. They have range of soups from common chicken, beef and mutton soups to a range of more exotic soups such as cow's tongue, liver and tendons. Soups are served piping hot and goes well with a fluffy loaf commonly known as roti benggali. There are many other dishes served here but I strongly suggest to stick to the soups.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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