Seafood Buffet

Bucked Out Seafood Market, Gobo Chit Chat, Traders KL

Words: Jon Noble Photos: Monica Tindall

If you subscribe to a ‘seafood diet’, I see food, I eat it, then the Bucked Out Seafood Market at Gobo Chit Chat in Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur is the place for you. At (RM149) per person for all you can eat it’s very good value if you go with a healthy appetite.

Stepping out of the lift at the 5th floor into what felt a bit like a hotel reception area I was met with a throng of people queueing to go into the buffet, which immediately left me with no question of the local popularity of the feast that awaited.

Wine Menu – Bucket Out Seafood Market

We were very quickly and efficiently seated by Remy and a bottle of ‘Stony Peak’ Chardonnay (a palate of melon and peach with the usual slight buttery undertones) arrived soon after, a glass of which allowed us a few moments to digest the environment and the buffet arrangement. The wine (RM230) we chose was a good pairing for the seafood but they also had a selection of wines at a slightly more modest RM149 per bottle including a Lunardi Chardonnay and McWilliams Markview Merlot.

Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Wine Deals

The feel of Gobo Chit Chat is modern and airy with bright lighting and high ceilings and has quite a bustling vibe.

Buffet – Gobo Chit Chat

To the traditional amongst us the three main buffet areas would appear in order of starters, mains and desserts but for those with a sense of adventure or desire to not conform, then you really can start wherever you like!

The vast array of food on offer was quite impressive, to say the least, and after three or four laps to get my bearings I dived in! I sampled Takoyaki crab, which is freshly prepared at the counter and very yummy, beautifully light tempura battered dory and calamari, and succulent fresh crab and prawns from the plethora of shellfish available. Also on offer was sushi and sashimi, miso soup, a small salad bar and a cheese selection. I was very impressed with the regularity of replenishment at the various stations.

Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Cold Seafood Buffet
Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Seabass
Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
More Fish to Choose
Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Oysters
Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Steamed Fish

I then noticed a queue of people filling metal ice buckets with a selection of raw shellfish and handing it to the busy chefs behind the counter to be freshly cooked with your choice of sauce and served at your table when ready. They looked very disappointed with my minimalistic selection of a few prawns and crayfish tails but as I was keen on sampling a bit of everything I was determined to leave room for other things!

Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Bucked Out Seafood Market

If you’re not a seafood lover fear not! My next selection of food was largely meat-based with various curry options including spicy marinated lamb shoulder, beef rendang (non-crispy), and some very nicely cooked roast beef and chicken from a carvery style section with your choice of sauce. Add to this a variety of vegetables, potatoes, noodles, rice and so on and you simply cannot leave hungry!

Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Roast
Desserts – Gobo Chit Chat

Finally, I made it to the dessert section, where there was a beautifully presented cake counter, a chocolate fountain with various goodies waiting to be dipped, a crepe section, and a choice of ice cream with more toppings to choose from than you could possibly imagine. I sampled the red velvet, opera cake and cheesecake all of which, for a non-dessert lover, were still a very pleasant end to this culinary experience.

Bucked Out Seafood Market Gobo Chit Chat
Dessert Station

Reasons to visit Bucked Out Seafood Market: Unquestionable satisfaction of anybody’s seafood craving; A huge selection of food, catering for everyone in a modern vibrant atmosphere; Good value for money;

Bucked Out Seafood Market
Gobo Chit-Chat
5th Floor Traders Hotel
Kuala Lumpur 50088
Malaysia
+6 03 2332 9888
www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/traders/

Bucked Out Seafood Market opening times:
Friday & Saturday – 6:30 pm to 11:00 pm

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6 Comments

  1. I love fish and seafood too. Would love to grab a few of those marinated ones wrapped in pandan leaf.

  2. Seafood lovers would be very happy here!

  3. Reminds me that I haven’t had oysters for quite some time

  4. Oh, I do subscribe to a see-food diet! 😉

  5. I would be in my element here, seafood is always top of the list for meals here at home. Have a good remainder of the week. Cheers Diane

  6. A delectable selection of seafood to choose from! Great photos accompanied by a great write-up!

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