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Gurney Delight, Kota Kemuning

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Char Kuay Teow

It is almost impossible to go on a diet in Penang, the land of good hawker food. I can eat five or six meals a day when I’m there, sometimes even seven. Driving to Penang (island and mainland) for food has become my yearly ritual because it is hard to find good Penang food in Klang Valley.

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Basic interior

Gurney Delight in Kota Kemuning is a relatively new joint serving local Penang favourites such as chee cheong fun, char kuay teow, curry mee, mee jawa and asam laksa. I poopped by for lunch with a group of friends and found the food to be pretty decent. Business is brisk and the place gets pretty crowded by lunchtime, so try to get there early.

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Spicy Sour Garoupa Fish Bihun

If you’re big on fish head noodles, the Spicy Sour Garoupa Fish Bihun (RM7.90) is worth a try. The clear soup is aromatic, with a good balance of spicy and sour. This tasted like a cross between clear tom yam and fish head noodle soup. Very robust in flavour.

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Fried Mee Jawa

Gurney Delight also serves Hokkien Char and Fried Mee Jawa (both RM5.50). The latter is a popular item here, but I liked the Hokkien Char — with pork slices, liver and prawns — better.

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Hokkien Char

Gurney Delight’s char kuay teow (RM5.50) came with plenty of lap cheong, chives and beansprouts. The prawns were large and juicy and the kuay teow was fluffy and well separated, but I thought it could do with more wok hei. It lacked oomph.

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Lor Mee

The Lor Mee (RM5.50) comes with a side of garlic chilli to give it more kick. I liked that the noodles had little or no alkaline taste, and the gravy was thick and flavourful.

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Chee Cheong Fun – roll

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Chee Cheong Fun – opened

Chee cheong fun lovers will be happy to know that you can order your chee cheong fun (RM3.50) in rolls or “opened up”. I personally like the latter as it absorbs all the sweet-pungent sauce better. Most of the ingredients are either prepared in-house or sourced from Penang, to ensure its authenticity.

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Penang Curry Mee

Penang Curry Mee (RM5.50) was alright, especially with dollops of homemade sambal chilli. It came with all the works – cockles, blood cubes, prawns, tofu puffs and beansprouts.

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Asam Laksa

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My favourite dish at Gurney Delight is the Asam Laksa (RM5.50), available on Fridays and Saturdays. Spicy, sour and sweet from the prawn paste, the noodles boasted a good texture and didn’t alter the flavour of the soup. Instead of fish shreds, you get large pieces of ikan kembung with your asam laksa here.

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Duck Meat Koay Teow Th’ng

The Duck Meat Koay Teow Th’ng (RM5.50) comprises duck meat slices, fish cake, gizzard and silky rice noodles in clear soup. Portion was generous and I liked the addition of fried garlic and oil on top.

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Nyonya Lam Mee

I wasn’t a fan of the Nyonya Lam Mee (RM5.50), a popular birthday noodle dish in Penang. This is best eaten with some sambal belacan for more kick.

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Penang Prawn Mee

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They make their own prawn stock here, and while not as aromatic as the ones from Penang, the Penang prawn mee (RM5.50) was not too bad. The noodles came topped with prawn slices, pork slices, fish cake, egg and shallot crisps, with a side of homemade chilli paste.

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Rojak Buah

Rojak buah (RM4) makes a good snack or palate cleanser after the meal, and if you’re lucky, you will get to try the tee nya kueh (RM3). For drinks, try the iced pat poh milk (RM2.50). It’s quite unique and refreshing, I feel.

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Tee Nya Kueh

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Pat Poh Lemon and Iced Pat Poh Milk

While I didn’t enjoy all the dishes, most of them were decent and portions were  generous. I’ll definitely come back when the craving strikes, which is soon.

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Ambiance: 5.5/10
Price: 6.5/10
Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Try the asam laksa, chee cheong fun and spicy sour garoupa bihun.

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Gurney Delight
15G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla U31/U,
Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-5879 5112

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9 Responses

  1. ooo, that’s quite an impressive variety. and it’s nice how they don’t shy away from all the good stuff: liver, gizzard, blood, feet! 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah, I like that they have (almost) everything. While not all very excellent, the dishes were quite consistent. 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Give it a try and see? 🙂

  2. Stacy

    I am from Penang and by reading your post about food in Penang make me miss Penang food so much! Especially the har mee, curry mee and hokkien char! What an influential blogger you are! The descriptions and pictures 🙂

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Thank you for the support and kind words Stacy! 🙂

  3. The Hokkien Char not equal to Hokkien mee? and the Tee Nya Kueh looks interesting~

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Nope. Penang Hokkien Char is lighter in colour. You should try the tee nya kueh. It’s good. 😀

      1. Patricia Heng

        The Kee Nya Kueh normally socked in ice cold water. It is then cut into cubes and served with gula melaka cooked in thick santan. You can imagine here the coolness of the Kee Nya Kueh together with the gula melaka…It’s really Uummpp! Kee Nya Kueh can be prepared in savory too

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