Malaysian and Singaporean food at Gourmet Malaysia

Gourmet Malaysia located at 4466 Sheppard Ave E in Scarborough

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.

The entrance — skewers and curry galore!

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!

Cold drinks that came with the lunch set — they tasted of lychee but I couldn’t be sure

Vegetable soup

Roti curry chicken. $6.99

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!

Char Kwei Teow with Seafood $7.50

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? 🙂

Gourmet Malaysia menu

Gourmet Malaysia menu

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. 🙂

Roti Cannai and Beef Curry

Roti Cannai. $8.99 (3 pcs of Bread & Beef Curry)

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!

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay. $8.99 (6 skewers)

Roti and chicken skewers — perfect appetizers to start our meal with!

Nasi Goreng Fried Rice with Seafood in Belacan Sauce

Nasi Goreng Fried Rice with Seafood in Belacan Sauce. $9.50

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!

Kung Poh Beef Malaysian Style

Kung Poh Beef (Malaysian style). $10.99

Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng. $9.50
-yellow noodles with seafood in sambal sauce

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!

Sambal Prawns

Sambal Prawns. $12.99

Ayam Percik Grilled Chicken with Coconut Sauce (boneless)

Ayam Percik. $12.50
-grilled chicken with coconut sauce (boneless)

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).

Seafood Pineapple Fried Rice

Seafood Pineapple Fried Rice. $9.50

Hainanese Chicken on Rice

Hainanese Chicken on Rice. $9.50

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! 😀

Spread of Malaysian food

All the dishes on our table as we started eating

Gourmet Malaysia

Plenty of space and lots of tables at Gourmet Malaysia

If you’ve been to Gourmet Malaysia before, share your favourite dish below in the comments! 🙂

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6 Responses to Malaysian and Singaporean food at Gourmet Malaysia

  1. I noticed all the prices of the food you blog about are mostly under $10. Is that the standard prices for these kind of takeaway basic restaurants? Are you in the States or? The price tag where I live in NZ is around $14 and up for such meals in these kind of places. Very interesting. thank you for sharing.

  2. SC says:

    Toronto is the best place for eating out (no, not that kind) in Canada if not N. America. The best prices, best variety and the stiff competition keep the quality good too.

  3. CR says:

    Actually, I would say Vancouver is better for price and variety; the food courts there are also quite amazing. Just returned from Vancouver where I had the “Penang Fried Kueh Teow” at Kingsway Crystal Mall Food Court (first time I’ve tried this dish) for $7.50. It was so good that was what prompted me to search for it in the GTA. Looking forward to trying Gourmet Malaysia.

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