Restaurant: Gourmet Malaysia
Address: 4466 Sheppard Ave E
Price Range: ~$10
1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very Good 5: Excellent
* Good for marger groups
* Open for lunch and dinner
I love Malaysian food! It's just too bad there aren't many malaysian restaurants in downtown, we have to travel all the way uptown. One night, my friend and I decided to check out Gourmet Malaysia which seemed to have many approvals of Malaysians I know in Toronto.
Gourmet Malaysia is just like any large Chinese restaurant. Seatings are kind of random and scattered throughout- with tables, booths and round tables. It was busy when we walked in, but we ended up standing around for good 4~5 minute before anyone came to encourage our presence. At restaurants in downtown? unthinkable!! In uptown and at asian restaurants? it's frustrating but very understandable.
After we were finally seated, I had such a hard time deciding what I wanted to order. I wanted to order everything and their menu was huge! After my excitement died down a bit, I narrowed it down to few items I just needed to try.
Ordered: Mango salad with Satay Chicken (#17)
* 6 chicken skewers and mango salad for $9.99
* Mango salad was horrible, it was sliced up mango pieces in sweet chili sauce
* I originally wanted to order lamb skewers (yumm) but they were out so ordered chicken instead
* Chicken skewers were decent, peanut sauce was kind of runny and bland but it was overall good
Ordered: Roti Cannai (#33)
* 3 pieces of roti cannai with choice of chicken or beef curry for $6.99
* Roti Cannai came hot and fresh with a side of beef curry
* They were very buttery and rich tasting compared to ones I had before
* thin layers of roti cannai made it easier to pick up the beef curry goodness
* This was so satisfying and the roti cannais were huge!
Ordered: Hainanese chicken on rice (#231)
* Plate of hainanese chicken and rice for $7.80
* Chicken was served warm (everytime I had it somewhere else, it was served cold?) and tough
* I found the pieces to be too big and because of the size, it lacked flavor
* I wish the chicken pieces were smaller and fattier* On the other hand, the rice was so good!
* I could probably eat the rice just by itself, it was one of the best chicken rice I ever had
* I will probably just order the rice as a side, would pass on the chicken
Ordered: Penang prawn mee (#211) (weekend only) 2/5
* Bowl of noodle with clear soup served with hard boiled eggs and prawn for $7.80
* Noodles that came with this were like egg noodles
* They were chewy and the consistency was perfect
* I found this to be really bland, I thought the soup will have more flavor
* The soup almost tasted too watered down for me
* This was my first time having this so maybe it's suppose to be like that
* Personally I didn't enjoy it very much
Summary: Dishes were hit or miss at Gourmet Malaysia. Maybe I ordered the wrong things but in terms of authentic flavors and quality, I found it to be quite inconsistent. I loved the chicken flavored rice and even just for that, I would go back to this place. I can't wait to go back and try other dishes (hopefully all Hits next time!)