Noodlies, Sydney food and travel blog readers are always asking me about breakfast at the hotels where I stay. I guess you guys must love food so much that it’s the first thing on your mind when you wake up. Ok, ok, I admit, noodlies loooves breakfast too.
Gobo Chit Chat at Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur has a pretty comprehensive breakfast buffet offering. Of course, there’s the usual toast, breads and congee. But it’s their ‘cook stations’ which I really love. Above is the noodle station, with a choice of four different soup stocks including chicken, curry, tom yum and five different types of noodles. You get to pick the soup stock, noodles, meat and vegetables.
And there’s an ‘egg station’ as well, where you can have our eggs fried, poached, boiled or scrambled. I go for an omelette almost everyday, usually with tomato and mushroom filling. Complete the order form at your table, hand it in and your cooked eggs are brought to your table, so much more civilised than queueing and waiting – no one wants that in the mornings.
There’s also a good selection of pre-prepared hot food on offer from noodles to vegetables.
For a more traditional Malay breakfast, why not try local curries with freshly fried roti or steamed rice?
If you’re feeling good and healthy, there’s a freshly made sushi, a wide selection of seasonal fruit and one of the largest range of fresh juices I’ve seen offered at any hotel for breakfast; orange, mango, apple, kiwi fruit to gourmet fruit combos like watermelon and strawberry. I often have two or three glasses each morning.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling a little naughty the freshly baked pastries cry ‘eat me’ as you go by.
For noodlies, what sets this breakfast apart from other CBD hotels around the world is their friendly, efficient and fun staff. Each day they’re finding ways to make breakfast memorable. One day it’s pouring Malaysian milk tea (teh tarik) at your table and serving it up to you (see the noodlies featured video), another day it’s coming around to guests who are dining on their own to see if they need additional help.
Traders seem to have established a culture of efficient, warm service that is both fun and sincere – and it realy shows.
There’s a lot to like about Gobo Chit Chat buffet for breakfast, a wide range of food including noodle and egg stations where food is cooked to your order. I especially love the amazing range of fruit juices.
Gobo Chit Chat (5th floor)
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088, Malaysia
Tel (60 3) 2332 9888
Noodlies, Sydney food and travel blog and friend were guests of Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.