I have been to Kim Gary Restaurant at Gurney Plaza several times and since I loved most of the food there, I thought I might as well mention it here. So, we went there again for Mothers’ Day celebration and ordered quite a lot of different food from the extensive menu.
What I like about this restaurant is that they offer quite a lot of variety from different types of rice to noodles. Now, they even have snacks and starters.
So, we ordered 1 bite snack drumsticks, broccoli in white sauce, chicken chop curry baked cheese with spaghetti, Nissin fried egg and ham noodles, Sliced pork in Szechuan style hot and spicy noodles, chicken and sweet corn white sauce with rice and a dessert, Chocolate Snowy.
The chicken is good because of the sauce. The chicken was seasoned before it was deep fried and then served with the sauce. It also has a tinge of black pepper. However, it was a bit salty.
The broccoli is cooked just nice, not overdone or undercooked. However, the white sauce doesn’t really go very well with it, a bit too rich and sort of spoil the whole natural tastiness of the vegetable.
The Chicken Chop Curry Baked Cheese is truly a unique dish. I could safely label it as a East Meets West type of dish. It was spicy and although covered in cheese, does not taste weird at all. It seemed to go very well. I felt a bit cheated because the chicken was only the size of half the plate! The rest of the ingredients are potatoes and onions. I could also taste a lot of pepper in it so it was probably the pepper that gave it the spice and not merely chili. The spaghetti was not baked with it but served on a separate plate.
The szechuan noodles in comparison with the curry cheese, is not spicy at all. It was just a tinge of spice and a tiny bit sour. Not like real szechuan soup. The noodles used are the normal maggi mee. The ingredients aren’t that remarkable either as you can see from the picture, some shreds of pork, a fried egg, corn and taugeh. Nothing really special about this dish.
Similarly, the Nissin fried egg and ham noodles is also quite a common dish. It is actually just maggi mee soup, except fancier! It is maggie mee with a fried egg, a piece of ham and a piece of broccoli. That’s all.
Surprisingly, this rice may not look so good but it tasted much, much better than all the noodles dishes. The rice is probably fragrant rice because it is fluffy and well…fragrant. The sweet corn white sauce, instead of being sticky and too rich, was just nice and goes very well with the rice.
Finally, we come to dessert. The Chocolate Snowy is good in the sense that the ice is really very, very finely shaved and the sauce is unique. It is not only chocolate but they add some strawberry sauce too, giving it a tiny tang of strawberry flavour. I loved it.
The prices for the food are from RM6 and above. For the food we ordered and drinks, the total bill came up to about RM70. Not bad for a restaurant in Gurney Plaza.
If you think it is too expensive to eat at Kim Gary, why don’t you try your hand at making some of the dishes yourself? Here’s my own easy recipes for the:
Chicken Chop Curry Baked Cheese Recipe
1 packet of meat curry paste (the ready made ones found in supermarket such as A1)
2 pc chicken breast meat / deboned chicken drumstick
4 large onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, blended
1/2 cup santan / fresh milk (optional)
1 star anise
A dash of cinnamon
2 potatoes, cubed
2 egg whites
some flour and bread crumbs
1. Clean and dry the chicken. Cut some slits on the chicken so that it cooks faster.
2. Beat the egg whites till fluffy
3. Dip chicken into the egg whites and coat it with the flour and bread crumbs mixture
4. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the chicken till it turns golden brown. Remove and drain.
5. Deep fry the potatoes till brown and cooked. Remove and drain.
6. In a pot, heat up some oil and sautee the garlic and some of the onions. Add the curry paste. Sautee till fragrant then add water as per the instructions of the curry paste packet. Let it boil. Add the star anise, curry leaves, cinnamon and milk. Let it come to a boil.
7. Place the chicken on a deep baking dish. Arrange the potatoes and the remaining onions around it. Pour the curry over the dish, making sure to completely cover the chicken. Remove the curry leaves and star anise.
8. Grate mozzarella cheese over the dish till it completely covers it (or according to your preference)
9. Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes.
10. Serve hot with rice or spaghetti.
I recommended using the readymade curry paste because it is much easier than grinding your own curry paste from different ingredients. It is more convenient and some of the readymade curry paste are quite good too.
Fried Egg and Ham Noodles
1 slice of ham
2 pieces of broccoli
1 packet maggi mee
1. Heat some cooking oil in a wok/ frying pan, fry the egg sunny side up and put aside.
2. Pan sear the ham for a few seconds and put aside.
3. Heat up a pot of water and let it boil.
4. Put in the maggi mee and stir till it softened.
5. Add in 1 tbsp of chicken stock and continue stirring.
6. Add in the broccoli and the ham.
7. Once the maggi mee is cooked, remove from heat and add in the egg.
This is actually our normal maggi mee with extra ingredients.
Chicken and sweet corn white sauce rice
1 packet powdered white sauce
1 cup sweet corn nibs
1 pc chicken breast, sliced thinly
1. Season the chicken with some salt.
2. Pan sear the chicken for a minute or two but not too long to prevent it from being overcooked. Set aside.
3. Prepare the white sauce as per the packet’s instructions.
4. Add in the sweet corn to the sauce and stir.
5. If you prefer a thicker sauce, dissolve some cornstarch in a bowl of warm water and add it to the sauce.
6. Add in the chicken and stir. Let it boil before removing it from the heat.
7. Pour it on top of the cooked rice and it is ready to be served!
Hershey’s chocolate sauce
Vanilla ice cream (Since I do not have any ice shaver, I substituted it vanilla ice cream)
1. Scoop the vanilla ice cream into an ice cream dish
2. Pour the chocolate sauce over it liberally
3. Add some strawberry sauce
4. Sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles over it
5. Slice the strawberry and use it as garnish.
6. Ready to serve!