Gurney Delight @ Kota Kemuning
I was brought to Gurney Delight by a friend from Penang and she told me this place serves pretty good Penang hawker food.
The setting of the restaurant is simple and the space is brightly lit and airy. We was there on a Sunday afternoon and it was packed to the brim.
A colourful icy hill generously topped with several ingredients such as corn, red beans, jellies, “attap chee”, grass jelly, candied nutmeg, peanuts and a scoop of ice cream. This was just average ok for me as it lacked of the fragrance of Gula Melaka.
Penang Chee Cheong Fun (RM4.00)
Penang style Chee Cheong Fun served with shrimp paste sauce definitely not as common as the sweet sauce Chee Cheong Fun we usually have. The smooth slippery rice sheets well complemented with the distinctive pungent flavor of the shrimp paste. The combination is simple but successfully triggers the craving addiction I have.
Duck Egg Char Koay Teow (RM8.00)
Gurney Delight’s version of this iconic Penang street food was decent. The flat noodles came with pleasant eggy and smoky aroma, laden with Chinese sausage (Lap Cheong), medium size prawns, cockles, bean sprouts and chives. I like it not too oily and the robust soy sauce flavors.
Penang Char Hor Fun (RM8.50)
This dish to me is an incarnation of our local ‘Wat Tan Hor’ (Flat Rice Noodles in Egg Gravy) without using egg in the gravy. The flavors were just run-of-the-mill for me but the generous portion of pork slices, pork liver, prawns and fish meat has made up for the lackluster flavors.
Penang Hokkien Char (RM6.90)
A totally stranger to me, this Penang Hokkien Char is very much different with our local Hokkien Mee. The yellow noodles and vermicelli are drenched in watery gravy, taste wise, it has a palatable flavors which I believe contributed by the seafood and meat. My friend told me that Penang Hokkien Char must be eaten with the sambal which is the soul of the dish that elevated the overall flavor. To be honest, I still prefer our black black Hokkien Mee. ^__^
Duck Meat Kuey Teow Th’ng (RM 6.90)
Smooth rice noodles served in clear soup with duck meat slices, fish balls, fish cake and gizzard. Flavors was light and certainly a comfort food for both adult and children.
Verdict: Recommended by a Penangite foodie, I believe the authenticity of the food is there. This place definitely not bad to assuage one’s yearning for Penang street food.
Restoran Gurney Delight
15G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla U 31/U, Kota Kemuning,
40460 Shah Alam, Selangor.
Tel: +603-5879 5112
Operating Hours: 7.30am to 4.00pm