Gami have added another WA outlet, adding to the Shafto Lane spot – and a dozen or so in Victoria – this one at Whitford City – and it certainly an attractive looking place- bright, light, airy, clean lines – all looks appealing. Whitford City has certainly added some pretty good dining and drinking choices to the Northern suburbs.
The menu is as for all the other locations – a concentration on their signature fried chicken, along with a variety of Korean influenced dishes and sides –and of course beer, and that potent Korean rice wine Soju, which I tried for the first time a couple of weeks ago at another Korean spot in Northbridge – a pretty intoxicating beverage!
The chicken is what most people come to Gami for – and it is well worth the trip – exceedingly crisp skins hiding beautifully tender and juicy flesh – the chicken is accompanied by cabbage salad and pickled radish – both adding a little crunch – as well as a range of sauces. In this case the soy garlic and spicy were the choices – neither really lighting up the palate. But the chook is the thing!
Their chips are well cooked – again a pleasant crispiness and a floury, moist interior, and nicely seasoned.
A serve of Mandu dumplings also went down well – these fried dumplings are filled with chopped, mixed vegetables and were accompanied by sweet chilli dipping sauce and fresh salad.
A kimchi pancake was not so successful, while the kimchi component was fine, there was too little of it and too much of the pancake mix, making it a tad heavy and gluggy – pity, as for me a good kimchi pancake is one of the joys of Korean cuisine!
A jug of Feral’s summery ale Sly Fox was an excellent companion to the food – an American blond ale style this has a bouquet of citrus and pine cones, with a touch of pineapple – hoppy palate, good bitterness, pleasant creaminess – easy drinking and suits spicy food.
So if you are after a good feed of fried chicken in amenable surrounds, and a nice beer, then Gami at Whitfords should be on your to try list.