Have dinner in a wonderfully designed room with light-play on the ceilings. Gobo certainly delivers a unique dining experience
5th Floor, Trader
Tel: 03 2332 9888
A great selection of dishes during their buffet
The key to a good Ramadhan buffet is that there are enough choices of food to make you feel that you have your money’s worth. And yet at the same time, it should not overwhelm the diner. After a day of starvation, a good buffet allows you to peruse leisurely in those final throes of daylight and also arranges the dishes artfully enough to enable easy pickings. Too little food, you get a stampede on you hands, too much and you have wastage as exhausted diners end up sticking to their usual dishes.
Gobo Chit Chat at Traders Hotel has the formula right. We already think they have a pretty groovy dining area with just the right amount of illumination and stations. So as an added bonus, they have a good sized buffet here arranged in a free flow manner that makes you excited and willing to try at least 70% of what’s on offer. The chef emphasises that the focus of this buffet is on quality of the food. We have to agree, seafood here is fresh and noodles are made on order.
At Gobo they have the usual array of Malay dishes like nasi tomato and rending tok (all commendable). There is also a nice juicy lamb resting in a roasting pan and a pan with mixed meats like fried puyuh with roasted onions. They also open up their Thai and Japanese stations. The Thai stations have all manner of fresh salads including a jantung pisang salad, a young mango salad and fresh leaves and shoots intermingled with tart things like sour limes and coriander. The Japanese side offers fresh sushi rolls in a myriad of colours and glistening sashimis kept cold on beds of ice. What we like about Gobo’s buffet is that they go all out on condiments. There is a wide selection of sambal belacan, chutneys, pickles (an entire row), crackers and nibbles to add colour to your meal. You can happily go on for a long time muching your way through this. Good thing you have until 10.30pm to do this.
Other than that, they also have dimsum, satay, pasta and a noodle station, serving a different noodle dish each night. The night we ate there, it was mee bandung. Everything was tasty though the mee bandung was a little on the sweet side.
End your night with a pick and choose dessert. They have a choice of ice creams and a whole selection of toppings ranging from marshmallows, nuts, sprinkles and all manner of sauces like chocolate and butterscotch. The bread and butter pudding here is excellent as is the chocolate fondue. If you fancy something more Malaysian, there’s local kuehs and durian crepes to sweeten your palate. Gobo Chit Chat Ramadhan buffet goes for RM70++ from 13th September to 12th October 2007.