After discovering that One2Snack was closed on a Wednesday, my mom and I ventured over to Gourmet Malaysia. This is a restaurant that I’ve heard has good and authentic Malaysian food so I was very excited to try this out! 😀
I remember that before Gourmet Malaysia opened up, there used to be a Thai restaurant that had an all-you-can-eat menu. I ate there for my birthday one year and it wasn’t exceptionally good. Now that Gourmet Malaysia is here, I can tell that they have some staying power because when we entered the restaurant for a lunch on a weekday, there were quite a number of guests! Everyone had delicious-looking dishes on their tables.
Their menu is quite extensive! They have a ton of authentic Malaysian and Singaporean options and even vegetarian ones too. I didn’t know where to start! We spent at least 10 minutes pouring over the menu to think of what to order.
Alas, they had a lunch special menu that we ultimately ended up ordering from. The lunch set came with a free drink (that tasted of lychee?) and a vegetable soup that was very simple but refreshing and delicious. Yum!
For one lunch special, we ordered the roti with curry chicken. The roti was beautifully made and so soft. The curry was perfect and the chicken was chunky and delicious. I couldn’t get enough of this! It was SO finger-licking good!!
For the second lunch special, we ordered the Char Kwei Teow with Seafood which is like stir-fried noodles with seafood. It was pretty good too! It had a lot of shrimps and fish cake. Yum!
I can’t wait to come back to this restaurant to eat more. We only scraped a surface of what they really offer. This restaurant is simply amazing! Have you tried this restaurant before? 🙂
Update: March 25, 2016 visit.
It was the long weekend and it was Lawrence’s birthday! A group of us gathered on the long weekend Friday to celebrate over lunch at Gourmet Malaysia.
This was only my third time here (the second time being in April 2015 after our Regional Convention for dinner) but I knew that the quality of the Malaysian and Singaporean food here was exquisite and top notch. Many of our friends recommend this place for authentic Malaysian food too! We ordered many dishes to share for lunch. 🙂
The first dish that arrived were the Curry Beef with Roti. Yum! The roti were in big flakes of fluffy, soft goodness and the curry beef was quite tender. I believe that this roti is probably one of the best in Toronto!
I absolutely adored the Chicken Skewers! These were perfect to eat for appetizers and the satay sauce contained some crushed peanuts inside that was just the right consistency — not too thin or thick. These were amazing!
I wanted to a rice dish so I asked Sarah for her recommendation. The Nasi Goreng Fried Rice with Seafood in Belacan Sauce sounded good in the menu. It turned out to be a great fried rice dish to order! It was a little spicy but I loved the grains of rice in this. It was so good! There were some fish cakes too.
The Malaysian style beef in the Kung Poh Beef dish was definitely spicy but it was also tasty and satisfying. I think at this point, no matter what you chose on the menu at Gourmet Malaysia, you couldn’t go wrong with it!
The Mee Goreng (yellow noodles with seafood in sambal sauce) were also a surprise hit. The texture and chewiness of these reminded me of al dente spaghetti at Fraticelli’s but these ones were seasoned with sauce. Yum!
The Sambal Prawns were plump and half shelled for eating convenience. These were also top notch!
The Ayam Percik, a grilled chicken dish paired with a coconut sauce, was another instant favourite. The coconut sauce was soupy but so delicious and creamy! I think I could have drank from this! I liked the boneless chicken pieces too!
The Seafood Pineapple Fried Rice surprisingly didn’t arrive in a pineapple like most of us thought it would. However, it was plain enough to be delicious because it was very well seasoned and yet it was not overpowered with flavour (haha).
The last dish we tried was the Hainanese Chicken on Rice. I think this was probably the least enjoyed out of all the dishes. The chicken could have been a little more tender and favourful. However, the rice was thoroughly seasoned and very delicious! 😀
The best part was not only the delicious Malaysian and Singaporean dishes but how affordable the entire meal was! We had about eleven people dining together for lunch and we only split $12.50 each. It was so great! 😀
If you’ve been to Gourmet Malaysia before, share your favourite dish below in the comments! 🙂