Wednesday, November 27, 2019

CHILLI CRABS FOR BUCKED OUT SEAFOOD AT GOBO CHIT CHAT


To paraphrase a famous fast food chain, it’s finger-lickin’ good. Hot, saucy and meaty Chilli Crabs are the ‘must have’ dish of Gobo Chit Chat’s Bucked Out Seafood promotion.
Although disposable gloves are provided, we reckon a first-hand experience in grappling with the saucy mud is the best way to go. The mud crabs yield a good amount of sweet meat. Deep-fried pieces of mantou buns are served, for dipping into the scrumptious sweet and sour sauce.
 
Aside from that star dish, the restaurant’s popular seafood feast is a siren’s call seafood-loving crowd in the city couldn’t resist at RM149 nett per person. 
Available every Friday and Saturday from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Gobo Chit Chat touts its fresh seafood market concept with aplomb. 
 
 
Stacks of stainless steel buckets are provided for diners to pick and choose from the wide assortment of seafood: live mud crabs, langoustines, baby slipper lobsters, flower crabs, crayfish, razor clams, cherry stone clams, scallops, prawns and mussels.
 
 
Hand over your bucket of raw seafood to the chefs and they’ll cook them with your preferred sauce: coriander lime sauce, garlic cheese sauce, sambal sauce, and rendang sauce.
 
If you like adrenalin-boosting chilli heat, the coriander lime sauce will set your tastebuds ablaze. Our vote goes to the creamy garlic cheese sauce as it amplifies the inherent sweetness of the seafood. 
 
 
 
More of King Neptune’s deep-sea treasures are laid out in an international showcase of culinary styles: from Japanese and Thai to European and Scandinavian, to reel in hungry diners.


A riot of colours catches the eye from the impressive array of sashimi, sushi, maki rolls, tempura and Japanese appetisers: jelly fish, marinated seaweed and chuka idako (marinated baby octopus) while freshly made takoyaki (Osaka’s famed dough balls filled with chopped octopus) beckons nearby.
I enjoy tossing my own salads from the multitude of mixed greens, condiments and sauces laid out at the salad bar. Chilled seafood such as poached slipper lobsters, crayfish, scallops and mussels jostle for attention alongside salmon gravlax, cold cuts, smoked white fish and little shot glasses of ready-to-eat appetisers.
 
 
 
The hot main course section will leave you spoiled for choice. Noteworthy specialities to savour include grilled salmon head, seafood paella, a whole fish grilled Thai-style in salt crust, steamed red snapper with garlic, otak otak, seafood spaghetti aglio olio, grilled seabass with salsa, mussels with black beans, roasted beef brisket and breaded jalapeno with cheese among others.
 
 
If you manage to find tummy space for dessert, sweet treats such as churros with cinnamon sugar, durian crepes, banana fritters with cheese, assorted cakes and local kuih, and ice cream will leave you on a lovely high.


For every group of five paying diners, the sixth diner can dine for free at Gobo Chit Chat. Reservations are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

For reservations, call Gobo Chit Chat, tel: 03-2332 9905. Address: Level 5, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre.

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