Jurin Express @ Gurney Plaza


On Apr 11, we were having 5th Penang Food Blogger Gathering at Jurin Express, Gurney Plaza. I met some familiar and new faces there. We selected the restaurant as it was heard that the management had changed so we gave it a try.


I was not sure the name will be changed to something else in future but at the moment it is still called Jurin Express.


We were given four sets to choose from, including 3 fixed “starter” which consists of various types of Makimono. The first one is Incredible Roll.


It consisted of mildly fried maki wrapped with fake crab stick and seaweed. Tasted good.


Second starter was California Maki.


It consisted of standard maki we used to have outside and was up to the standard.


Here comes the third one – Fire Cracker Roll served with orange sauce (maybe there’s a proper name for it, but I just can’t remember at the moment).


Personally I feel that this is the best among the starters.


We were almost full with so big portions of “starters”. These were our main course (bento sets):


Set A
Ginmutsu Teriyaki
– Cod Fish
Chicken Ban Ban
– Boneless Fried Chicken Chunks serve on Japanese sauce & Mayo
Ebi Tempura
– Deep Fried Shrimps in batter
Yaki Tamago
– Sweet Omelet


Set B
– Salmon and Tuna
– BBQ Japanese Eel
Tamago Kikurage
– Black Fungus with Chilies
Yaki Tamago
– Sweet Omelet


Set C
– Salmon and Tuna
Spicy Salmon
– Deep Fried Shrimps, Squid and Vegetables in batter
Yaki Tamago
– Sweet Omelet


Set C was the one I ordered. The spicy salmon was kind of localized (similar to fish fillet with Thai sauce).


Set D
Karubi Beef
– Stir Fried Beef with Onions
Nama Ika Teriyaki
– Teriyaki Cuttle Fish
Soft Shell Crab Karaage
Yaki Tamago
– Sweet Omelet


Set D was perhaps the best bento set of the day. The cuttle fish was a “WOW” for us. The texture was nice and looked delicious. Sadly, only one person ordered this set as majority of us did not take beef.


All bento set came with garlic fried rice (a plus compared to plain white rice), miso soup, green tea with honey (another plus), and this green tea ice cream with red beans.


At first glance, the new management did make some improvement on the food itself. The maki and bento sets were satisfactory. The honey green tea was quite unique as well. Each of us paid RM50 for the above meals and I never expected I will be so full when dining in these kind of fine-dining restaurants (we did pack away some Maki). Since this was more like special ordering, we hoped that we could see the same food quality during normal day. Price factor remained unknown. Competition is high in that area and we do hope that the restaurant will sustain.

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Place Name:Jurin Express
Address:170-02-59/60, 2nd Floor, Gurney Plaza (New Wing), Persiaran Gurney, 10250, Penang, Malaysia
Last Visit:11-April-2010