- For $17.50, you get a Penang Hawker Buffet valid for Dinner on Mondays to Thursdays, and Lunch on Saturdays and Sundays (worth $24.90).
- For $22.50, you get a Penang Hawker Buffet valid for Dinner on Fridays to Sundays (worth $29.90).
Gurney Drive is a famous food location in George Town, Penang, formerly known as North Beach, and named after Sir Henry Gurney. The eponymous restaurant brings its patrons to the heart and soul of Penang, with access to its famous hawker food at very reasonable prices.
Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle with Big Prawn </br>
Penang Assam Laksa </br>
Dishes to note in this buffet spread include the Gurney Drive Signature Dish - the Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle, developed by their in-house chef using a special prawn-based soup, traditional yellow noodle, big prawns, fish cakes, bean sprouts and kang kong. Patrons can choose to tag team and tackle other chef recommendations like the Penang Assam Laksa or the Penang Fried Koay Teow, both decadent dining favourites in their own right.
Penang Fried Koay Teow </br>
Penang Rojak </br>
Specialty house side dishes, such as the Penang Rojak and Penang Chicken Roll work to flavourfully sharpen dull incisors and also work as recommended peace offerings to rowdy tykes and fussy folk of all ages.
Penang Chicken Roll </br>
Of course, a huge variety of traditional desserts are available to end off the meal on a sweet note. Delve deeper into the Penang experience with perennial favourites such as Penang Cendol and the King of Ice Kacang, so named to commemorate the King of Fruits itself, the durian.
Penang Cendol </br>
King of Ice Kacang </br>
Unlike dining on the streets of yesteryear however, patrons can dine in comfort and relaxation while enjoying great food, service and environment in the modern restaurant that transports diners, albeit temporarily, to the land of its food origins.
Gurney Drive has been featured by many newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, TODAY, 8 Days and IS Magazine.
“Spending $6 to $8 a meal in the city area at an air-conditioned place is quite affordable, especially when the food reminds you of Penang. It’s a small price to pay for tasty Malaysian food without leaving Singapore.”
Sunday Times review
“The Char Kway Teow ($8.65) was one of the most fragrant we’ve tried and the texture of the kway teow was perfect. Other than that, staples like Hokkien mee ($7.95), with its broth broiled for 3 hours using prawn heads, was done exactly as they do it back in Penang, and the homemade chilli that accompanies the dish gave it an extra oomph.”
IS Magazine review
“We like how the Char Kway Tiao ($8.65) at this eatery is delicious without being too greasy, and more savoury than sweet. The noodles - imported from Penang - are thin and smooth, fried with prawns, squid and a generous dash of eggs. Superb with a cup of tangy, vitamin-rich Ampla juice ($3.95).”
Simply Her Magazine review
The food and cold coconut drinks on offer may be true to its history, but thankfully the modern-day Gurney Drive does not expect its diners to eat outdoors by the street. Catch up with your friends over the hottest and spiciest food you can handle in an cool, air-conditioned environment. The boldly colored and sharply angled architecture of the restaurant’s interior transports an old tradition into the present-day mindset.
Daily: 11am - 10pm (last order at 9.30pm)</br> </br></br>
Penang St Buffet by GD Group
1 Woodlands Square, Causeway Point, #05-11/12 Singapore1 738099Get Directions