This particular shoplot facing the main street of Kota Kemuning’s commercial centre has seen several eateries occupying it for the past few years. The latest restaurant is catchily name Gather Gather Kitchen and the new owners have taken over for the past several months.
It is fast gaining popularity among the residents in this neighbourhood – it’s always busy whenever I pass by. A recent dinner there revealed why diners are always flocking the place. The food tasted good generally, service was prompt & friendly and I’d say the pricing was decent. Dishes offered had a distinct “homely” feel and taste… like how some of them would be dishes we’d cook at home.
I tried several of their signature items, such as…
Deep-fried Ma-Yao (RM6.30/100g) – a medium-sized threadfin was deep-fried and then doused generously with premium soya sauce and garnished with crisp fried ginger strips. This is something we always cook at home, as it’s fast, fuss-free and just so appetizing!
Potato Fried Pork (RM15) – I had high expectations of this dish, seeing how it’s promoted as a signature item. However, I found it to be average but it would be a good dish for kids, I guess.
Besides the deep-fried threadfin, two other fish dishes that are recommended are the Steamed Tilapia Nyonya Sauce (RM4.60/100g) and Grouper Fish Head Curry (RM32). The nyonya sauce used to steam the red tilapia in was really kickass, with good doses of chillies and tangy limejuice and everything spicy in between! Long beans, ladies fingers, tomatoes, onions and brinjals scattered all over so this makes a complete dish by itself. Trust me, you will be reaching for more white rice with this dish – the sauce’s amazing!
As fragrant as the Curry Fish Head was, if it came to between this and the nyonya-sauce tilapia, I’d say the nyonya sauce won more points. The curry had the same assortment of vegetables buried in the claypot plus lots of tofu puffs too.
Lotus Roots with Salted Egg (RM15) – highly recommended, especially if you are a salted eggyolk fan!
Signature Choy Heong Tofu (RM15) – a simple but appetizing dish, perfect for kids too. The minced meat had lots of chopped-up pickled choysum stalks (bottled type) cooked with it and honestly, I picked every bit of this clean from the plate – so addictive!
3-Spice Chicken (RM16)
Pork Balls Mixian – available for lunch only
It’s good to call ahead and book a table if you plan to dine here during peak periods (weekends especially). Like I said, they are perpetually busy.
The prices I have indicated are for their “small” portions but as you can see above, the portioning is pretty generous!
GATHER GATHER KITCHEN
7G Jalan Anggerik Vanilla X 31/X
40460 Shah Alam