No, Gong Fu Kitchen not a place where the martial arts “gong fu” is practiced in a kitchen. Instead, the Chinese culinary experience exists here at The Strand, Kota Damansara.
Anyway, it was an opportunity to dine at this restaurant. Claiming that no MSG is used to ensure the authenticity in taste and emphasize on good health, it’s interesting to find out how natural the food would be.
Well, Gong Fu Kitchen is just a small restaurant.
Despite having no more than 10 tables, there are tables available during our dinner time.
Alright, tummy was hungry so let’s go ahead with the food…
First up, Lamb Brisket Dai Bou Noodles. The noodles are just okay, but the lamb meat is tender and tasty.
Five Treasure Wonton Noodles. Tastes almost like any ordinary wonton soup noodles.
Mixed with mince meat & shrimps, the Mui Choy Rice features the clay pot cooking technique. The rice blends well with the ingredients and the combination produces an aromatic taste.
Besides the usual Cheong Fun, they have this unusual Fried Fritters Cheong Fun. Combining the crispy fried fritters and soft rice noodle is something new, and yes I liked it. Tastes good and crunchy.
Milk Cabbage. Average.
Mainly prepared with 3 different types of Chinese sausages, the Three Fortune Chinese Sausages Rice has a pleasant flavour. You will definitely taste the savoriness with a big mouthful of it.
Having the congee without MSG seems plain. Fortunately, this is a Preserved Eggs with Lean Pork Meat Congee. With additional century eggs and pork meat, its nice texture and taste are undeniable.
Pan Fried Dumplings. Stuffed with vegetables, meat and prawn, and with the wrapper skin partly fried, it’s one of their main dishes. Gotta like the well-mixed filling.
Laiwan Little Boat Congee. Yet another congee, but this is topped with pieces of fried fritters, nuts and spring onions. Simple yet unique.
Overall, the selection of food is pretty much the same. Portion-wise, they’re moderate. Nothing extravagant as compared to the Western dishes, but if you fancy something simple and culturally Chinese – drop by Gong Fu Kitchen.
Perhaps, it’ll make you feel like jumping into the air and do some gong fu stunts.
Combo with Kung Fu Panda! Heee-Ya! *kicks*
Gong Fu Kitchen
22A-G, Jalan PJU 5/21, The Strand,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Business Hours: Daily 1000-2200
GPS Coordinates: 3.1544, 101.5926