Many of my friends complain about the standard and lack of choice of restaurants in Prangin Mall Georgetown, Penang. I get the impression that they are really complaining about the lack of international brand name restaurants available and they make a sub conscious decision that the quality is not so good. This is a classic example of the power branding has in influencing peoples decision making.
However, there is one Prangin Mall restaurant I always recommend called JL Gourmet Cafe that is tucked away at the escalator exit on the third floor of the shopping mall.
One thing that Prangin mall is good for is its large selection of shoe shops and unfortunately my wife loves shoes, so, after spending hours looking at the latest 'killer heels' we always indulge in the JL Gourmet Cafe as we know it does serve very good food indeed.
On our visit there were 4 of us dining and this is what we ordered:
Cream Of Broccoli Soup - RM7.50
Signature Mushroom Soup - RM8.50
Seafood Thermidor - RM25.00
Pan Seared Salmon Fillet - RM29.00
Tam Yam Soup and Rice - RM12.00
Vegetarian Lasagne - RM14.00
Both the soups arrived briskly accompanied by a plate of tasty Garlic Bread for dipping.
The Broccoli Soup is definitely my preferred choice though. I always add a touch of pepper to the soup and it tastes fantastic.
The Seafood Thermidor is a dish I had not previously tried and it delivered a very pleasant surprise.
The Pan Seared Salmon Fillet is served in a delectable creamy Dill sauce that is not overpowering but it certainly compliments the salmon very well.
The Tom Yam Soup is not the best I have tasted around Penang but with its accompanying rice and egg it adequately fills the appetite void.
The Vegetarian Lasagne is another of my JL Gourmet favourites. The layered pasta and assortment of vegetables is laced with a rich basil tomato sauce and baked with mozzarella parmesan cheese before being dressed with a smattering of delightful pesto sauce.
The JL Gourmet Cafe serves a mixture of western and local food from their extensive menu and they also offer set meal deals that are good value.
The JL Gourmet Cafe consistently delivers a very good standard of food and is a popular choice for the hungry customers of Prangin Mall. Definitely my favourite eaterie in this Georgetown shopping mall.
JL Gourmet cafe is a sister eaterie to the popular Mizi Bistro located in New World Park on Jalan Burma in Georgetown.
JL Gourmet Cafe Location
JL Gourmet Cafe
JL Gourmet Cafe, Prangin Mall
The JL Gourmet Cafe serves a mixture of western and local food from their extensive menu and they also offer set meal deals that are good value
The JL Gourmet Cafe consistently delivers a very good standard of food and is a popular restaurant choice for the hungry customers of Prangin Mall. Definitely my favourite eaterie in this Georgetown shopping mall
Written by: Michael Joseph
JL Gourmet Cafe
Date published: 24/06/2011
JL Gourmet Cafe Star Rating
JL Gourmet Cafe,
JL Gourmet Cafe, 3rd Floor, 33-3-09 Prangin Mall, Jalan Lim Chew Leong, Georgetown,
- Phone: +604-263-2921
GPS Latitude - 5.414053 - GPS Longitude - 100.331702
Hours: Mon-Fri 11.45am - 08.45pm - Sat-Sun 11.45am - 08.45pm
Americano Coffee - RM4.50
Fresh Orange Juice - RM3.90
Fresh Apple Juice - RM3.90
2 Iced Lemon Tea - RM7.00
The Signature Mushroom Soup is their speciality and as chef made mushroom soups go it is a good dish with a pleasant creamy taste.
The taste is of a green vegetable soup more than a Broccoli soup but it has this rich creamy flavour and texture that I find irresistible.
Packed with Mussels, Prawns, Squid and Fish it is served in a scrumptious creamy cheese sauce with sliced mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots and rice.
I would recommend this dish to anyone and I will definitely be trying this dish again on my next visit.
For added nutritional balance there are sliced potatoes, carrots and cauliflower served with this dish.
Pasta lovers and vegetarians are sure to enjoy this tasty dish.
JL Gourmet Cafe Useful Information
Cuisine/Theme: Western and Local Cuisine
Directions: 3rd floor of Prangin Mall
Accept Reservations: Yes
Vegetarian Friendly: Yes
Wheelchair Friendly: Yes
Accept Credit Cards: Yes
Take Away Food Available: Yes
Parking: Plentiful parking in Prangin shopping mall car park
Party/Events: Yes, contact management to arrange