The Tam Sui Old Taste Cake Of Taiwan is a newly opened cake shop in Penang, selling freshly baked Taiwanese-styled egg sponge cake (Ji Dan Gao). The words “Tam Sui” in the shop’s name refers to the Danshui Old Street in Taiwan, known for its street foods. I believe you can find delicious egg sponge cake or Ji Dan Gao there in Taiwan.
The shop has an open kitchen concept, where the process of baking the egg sponge cake can be seen. Freshly baked cake will be cut immediately and sold to customers. Since its opening, business has been good. You will normally see a queue of customers waiting to buy the fresh Ji Dan Gao.
The egg sponge cake itself is aromatic and soft. I tried the original-flavored version, it tastes good, and goes well with coffee. The shop also sells cheese and chocolate-flavored versions of the egg sponge cake. I will try those one day.
The Tam Sui Old Taste Cake Of Taiwan shop is located along Jalan Masjid Negeri (Greenlane). It is operated from a single-storey residential house that has been converted to a business premise. The shop opens from 10 AM – 8 PM, and is closed on Tuesdays. The address is: 539, Jalan Masjid Negeri, 11600 Penang. Tel: +604-6552242.
Interestingly, the headquarter of the shop is actually in Kulim, a small town in the neighbouring Kedah state. The Kulim HQ address is: 3287, Lorong Selasih 2a/1, Taman Selasih, 09000 Kulim, Kedah. Tel: +604-4913287.
Update: Tam Sui Old Taste Cake Of Taiwan along Jalan Masjid Negeri has closed (no longer in business). The location has been taken over by Wills Western Delight, a popular Penang-style Western food outlet.