Gurney Delight Cafe Kota Kemuning

So I've read a couple of reviews from friends on this spot in Kota Kemuning, serving some nice Penang food. Aptly called the Gurney Delight Cafe, derived from Gurney drive in Penang I suppose. We were there yesterday on a sunny day to try out some of their fares, so do check out my simple review below. 


Gurney Delight Cafe Kota Kemuning
Gurney Delight Cafe Kota Kemuning

Gurney Delight Cafe
No. 15G, Jalan Anggerik Vanilla U31/U
40460 Kota Kemuning
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: 03-5879 5112
Business Hours: Tuesday to Sunday (7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)


Simple decor with some of their signature dishes pictured on the wall
Simple decor with some of their signature dishes pictured on the wall


Being a Penangite living in Kuala Lumpur for the past seven years, I've always been on the look out for nice Penang food whenever I hear of one. So far it has been hard for any eatery to measure up to the authentic Penang taste, so I was pretty excited on reading the tagline of Gurney Delight Cafe; "Authentic Penang Hawker Food".


At the back of their menu, there was a short article promoting Gurney Delight Cafe.
At the back of their menu, there was a short article promoting Gurney Delight Cafe.
#1 Chee Cheong Fun - RM3.50
#1 Chee Cheong Fun - RM3.50


Kicking off our lunch at Gurney Delight Cafe Kota Kemuning, we ordered the Chee Cheong Fun to share. Served on a plate with nice shrimp paste sauce, I did take note that the shrimp paste wasn't exactly the colour I'm used to, brown versus black. The taste was similar though, and at RM3.50 for 2 rolls which I requested to be opened up, I did like the taste of this dish. The dried onions and sesame seed sprinkled on top added to the crispiness and texture of the whole dish.


#2 Penang Loh Bak - RM6
#2 Penang Loh Bak - RM6
A cross section shot, showing the meaty delight stored within
A cross section shot, showing the meaty delight stored within


I must say first that my mum makes the best loh bak (My Chinese New Year Home Cooked Dishes) , but the ones I had here at Gurney Delight Cafe did not disappoint. Served with the mandatory "egg sauce", the Loh Bak had enough meat inside to satisfy our cravings. I wasn't too sure the spring onions finely chopped and added into the loh bak was to my liking though, as I preferred my loh bak full of meaty flavours without any extra veggie.


#4 Jawa Mee - RM5.50
#4 Jawa Mee - RM5.50


Up next was the Jawa Mee, which came looking quite pretty with the bright colours. The serving was huge for Penang standards, one which sort of surprised me. The taste however was kind of lacking, as I could not feel the "zing" which was supposed to add to the flavour of a typical Penang jawa mee. Probably I was too used to the type some Indian stalls serve, hence the one here lacked in the sweet and sour flavour.


#5 Penang Char Kuey Teow - RM5.50
#5 Penang Char Kuey Teow - RM5.50


A visit to any Penang themed cafe would not be complete without trying the signature Penang Char Kuey Teow dish. Served with prawns, cockles, and the mandatory chinese sausage ("lap cheong"), the dish came looking and smelling real nice. It could have been better had the kuey teow been stir fried longer to make it drier, as it was a tad too wet for this Penang dish, but no complains on the taste. With enough "wok hei", the edges had a certain burnt wok taste to it, which I like. Probably my next trip here, I might request for more chilli for the added spiciness. 


My usual Ice Milo (RM2.50) and warm Barley drink (RM1)
My usual Ice Milo (RM2.50) and warm Barley drink (RM1)


Overall, for my first time over at Gurney Delight Cafe, I would recommend it to any of misses Penang food and would like to satisfy their cravings here. There were lots of other signature Penang dishes on the menu as well, so do check them out the next time you're in the vicinity of Kota Kemuning. 





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7 comments :

  1. I live in Kota Kemuning and I will give this restaurant a try. Love your photos by the way!

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  2. The loh bak looks good :D

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  3. Great posting. Will visit here anytime soon :)

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  4. hahaha mum do one is always the best! =D

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  5. Bet it's better than Little Penang...and a lot cheaper too!

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  6. Far from me and the price seems to be a tad higher than other places.

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  7. Now I am also Penangite living in Kuala Lumpur for the past 20 years!! Reading your post would make me think twice about eating there since I am such a fussy diner for Penang food.
    It surprised me that they served the egg-lor sauce for Lor bak as most hawkers in KL don't do that. I can understand your descriptions about the Chee Cheong Fun's colour and would hereby share with you that the KL's chain of Lorong Seratus Tahun cafes serve the best Chee Cheong Fun here that is fragrant enough to satisfy me! Go try it and money guaranteed returns by ME! Muahahaha

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