Speaking of GoroGoro, does it sounds familiar? It reminds me of the sound Gu-lu Gu-lu, which means when you are super hungry, and your stomach is making the gulu gulu sound. But guess what? We were right – GoroGoro Steamboat was actually inspired by the sound of a rumbling tummy when you are hungry and the hot bubbling sound of the steamboat soups when they are boiling. Wow, so interesting!
And what is cooler is that GoroGoro Steamboat is a sister restaurant of I’m Kim Korean Barbeque, what a pleasant fun fact. Previously, we had tried it, which you can read more about on our outing from our I’m Kim Korean Barbeque review.
Seeing a rise in groups looking for good buffet places to dine in, we decided to follow the trend. And if you are looking for somewhere with good quality food, service, and ambience, GoroGoro Steamboat is the right place for you.
Hidden in a small corner in The Centrepoint, it was surprising that there was a queue forming when we had arrived. This certainly proves the point that GoroGoro Steamboat is a hot favorite of many despite its secluded location.
And yay to another team dinner. This time we were dining in on a Wednesday night. What a mid-week mood! Though quiet outside the store, we were greeted by Christmas themed atmosphere inside and lively sounds of diners chatting away.
I believe everyone knows by now that due to Covid, their bars are not open for self-service. Thus, instead of a typical buffet system, we were table served. So with your order list, do expect that you will have to wait to have your food served. With their fast and efficient staff, you don’t have to worry about waiting too long.
Wide Variety of Soup & Condiment Choices
Once we were seated and made our order, the friendly staff had served us our soup and condiments right away.
There are 7 soup choices available – Beauty Collagen, Fiery Mala, Pepper Bakuteh, Tangy Tomato, Thai Tomyam, Korean Ginseng, and Miso Seaweed.
It felt like flavors of different cultures are gathered here when I looked at this menu. So you can settle with a flavor that you are familiar with even if you are here in Singapore for a holiday.
Every table is entitled to 2 soup choices, but you can top up $5 for an additional soup. Which we did, since we had to share between the 5 of us.
We had chosen the Beauty Collagen (which is their signature), Thai Tomyam, and Tangy Tomato. Feeling telepathic, we found out those were their top 3 popular choices, which all were really good!
Furthermore, they have a wide selection of 11 condiments available- ranging from Thai Chilli Sauce, Sesame Sauce, Sambal Chilli to Lao Gan Ma Chilli Oil.
Start off with Korean & Local Delicacies
Especially for those hungry diners out there, this is a paradise. While waiting for your soup to boil, you should start your meal with these side dishes.
There is a selection of 9 Korean & local delicacies and 11 types only on Fridays – Sundays & PH Dinners. Our favorites and highly recommended dishes are their Kimchi, Korean Pancake & Signature Korean Chicken Wings.
Their Korean pancake was a pleasant surprise. They were thin, crispy, and had the right amount of batter per slice. Their signature Korean Chicken Wings are undoubtedly their popular item. Crispy and covered with the right amount of sauce, these wings tasted sweet and slightly spicy.
No kidding. We had ordered at least 4 rounds of Korean Pancake and 3 rounds of Korean Chicken Wings. The perfect road to gaining weight, we know haha!
Hold on a minute, did I mentioned they have Mala Xiang Guo too? If not, I certainly recommend you try this. Well, how often will you find a Korean buffet place offering Mala Xiang Guo? Besides, the portion of 1 serving is very small, thus you don’t have to worry you can’t finish it.
Good Quality Meat & Seafood
With a majority of our team being huge meat-lovers, no doubt you see our meat-craze portion. They have a variety of beef, pork, and chicken. Personally, we fell in love with their pork belly and beef roll. You can definitely tell if I told you that we had ordered huge portions for 3 rounds.
Oh, another important character of the day: SEAFOOOOOD! You should definitely try out their Octopus Tentacles, Dory Fish, and Prawns. They tasted really fresh even after cooking in the soup for quite a while.
Never Leave without Having Desserts
As a saying: “There is always room for desserts.” Desserts after your meal is a must-must, especially in steamboat buffet restaurants. GoroGoro offers fruits such as Honeydew, Watermelon, and desserts like Barley with Ginkgo Nuts, Yam Paste, and Nourishing Peach Gum Dessert.
We tried their signature Yam Paste and Nourishing Peach Gum Dessert – and we really love them!
Yam paste is not very often found in steamboat buffet, moreover in a Korean steamboat restaurant. The thick paste has the right amount of sweetness, with a hint of coconut milk in it. You should really try them! Those efforts the chef must have put in to come up with such yummy yam paste.
Also, the name of Nourishing Peach Gum Dessert must have gotten you curious about the taste. When you see the dessert, it reminds us of Cheng Tng, a Chinese clear soup” dessert with many nutritious ingredients such as white fungus, ginkgo nuts, and others.
This cooling dessert is real similar to Cheng Tng. It consists of white fungus, wolfberries, and chewy peach jelly inside. It is not very sweet, so you should definitely try it.
Overall, it was a really good and fulfilling dining experience for us. With their wide variety of food available, our tummy almost burst out with happiness. I personally feel that the prices are very affordable. And what I think is really considerate of them is that they allocate time limits depending on how many pax are dining in, which are very reasonable as well.
Great news for steamboat and KBBQ lovers, you can sign up as a Kingdom Food Member for free to receive dining vouchers and exclusive perks available for members!
All in all, I would say GoroGoro steamboat is definitely a must-visit place. So hurry up and grab your loved ones today and enjoy a meal together at GoroGoro today!
Other than GoroGoro, we still have other options for a steamboat buffet for you to try out. Now, you don’t have to worry about not having a full stomach. Likewise, for a full Korean experience, you can plan outings with these authentic Korean barbeque places.
If interested to try other cuisines, we have got you covered with our list of Mala Steamboat places, Indonesian restaurants, Thai food places, and Japanese Omakase restaurants for a myriad of food choices.
You can find out what else you can do from our list of things to do in Orchard Road after you are done eating. Stay safe everyone, and remember to maintain a social distancing of 1-meter.