GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet Restaurant: An Affordable All-You-Can-Eat Steamboat Restaurant At Orchard Road

GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet Restaurant
18 Orchard Road, #04-01, Singapore 238851

(Take the lift from inside "Crate&Barrel" to reach the restaurant)
Contact: 6385 7854
Website: http://www.gorogoro.sg
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset
Opening hours: Mon-Fri (11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm),
Sat-Sun (11:30 am - 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm)

I suspect you too are wondering why the strange name "Goro Goro"?

Well, according to this affordable steamboat & Korean buffet restaurant, their name originated from the sound that one's tummy makes when us humans are hungry (LOL) and also because it is the magical sound made when their delectable steamboat broths are boiling!

It is a fun twist to restaurant names that are either too difficult to be pronounced or too dull to make an impression.

GoroGoro Steamboat & Korean Buffet Restaurant is a fun, affordable and yummy place suitable for students, friends, family and couples!

The restaurant distinguishes itself from the more traditional and pricey image of typical steamboat buffet restaurants by providing a cozy environment for light-hearted gleeful dining experience, without guests having to worry about their pockets.

Featuring these three broths: "Beauty Collagen", "Ginseng Chicken", "Tomyam"

GoroGoro caters to different taste preferences by having six choices of bubbling broths to choose from, namely Ginseng Chicken, Beauty collagen, Mala, Tomyam, Tomato and Vegetarian.

The brand is represented by a cute hungry monster, with each broth having its own mini mascot thus providing a fun element to dining!

Featuring the other three broths: "Mala", "Tomato", "Vegetarian"

Here is a secret on the broths available at Goro Goro: Most of the broths have been boiled for several hours so as to extract the very last taste and goodness from the stock and spices used! 👅

That is a lot of work put into creating delicious soup that I couldn't stop drinking — continue reading on to find out which broth is my favourite!

Guests can expect up to 70 selections of fresh meats, veggies, drinks & korean delicacies available for them to eat their hearts tummies out!

Best Korean Fried Chicken Wings ever!!!!!!!

My love for this Korean Fried Chicken is evident enough from the amount of exclamation marks that I used. They reminded me of my days in Korea (read here about my trip) and the nights I spent gnawing on Korean Fried Chicken!

The taste was so similar that it was truly unbelievable! And the best thing is that this is a Korean buffet, hence you can have AS MANY FRIED CHICKEN WINGS AS YOU WANT!!!! *Whoop whoop! 🙌*

Popular Korean Ice Cream & Popsicles!

A good meal should never end without a good dessert.

I had my share of a good dessert that night by ending the dinner off with the ever-popular melon dew ice cream pop!

Goro Goro is more than just a restaurant...

There is one more thing about Goro Goro which most of its customers are unaware of: this restaurant is also a social enterprise.

The restaurant has outrightly announced its engagement of people with special needs (eg. people with either speech, hearing or learning impairment) as they hope to protect the rights of their staff and for these employees to be treated equally despite their disabilities.

Unfortunately earlier on in February, just a month into service, the restaurant received a negative review on their Facebook page due to a misunderstanding from one of their guests. The diner who filed the complaint was dissatisfied with a staff who had not respond when called out to, and had accidentally been a tad too loud when refilling a metal tray with food.

This staff has a hearing impairment — thus the obvious explanation as to why he hadn't react when called out or when he made too much noise when slotting a metal tray back into place.

Of course, you would ask... why is a deaf person put to work on the floor and if so, why doesn't the restaurant have any plan to help the diners differentiate between these staff with special needs from the others?

Most of these special needs staff have been kept to work in the kitchen, with the exception of a few staff (as like the ones whom I have taken a photo with!! Thank you agreeing to take a photo with me guys!) who are able to handle the easier chores such as refilling the meat, vegetables and various cooked dishes, without having to make any interaction with the guests.

As a means to respect and protect their special staff, the restaurant had been avoiding the use of any extremely significant tags or identifications to differentiate these staff from the others. Before the complaint, the only way for a diner to know is through a signage at the restaurant's reception counter.

However now, all the special needs staff on the floor have to wear a white tag that spells out their disability to the whole world.

As a trained occupational therapist and a blogger, I felt sad that one misunderstanding has caused these excellent servers to have to put on labels. They deserve a right to fit in and be just the same like everyone else.

Of course, it wasn't the diner's fault nor was it the staff nor the restaurant. It is just a HUGE misunderstanding which can and would be cleared.

Rating: 4.5/5

My two cents:

I gave this restaurant a high rating, partially because I like the aspect where the restaurant has incorporated a social meaning to its enterprise. If only all restaurants in the Singapore would do that, then our local occupational therapists would have lesser of a need to fight for occupational justice for these individuals and lesser of a problem when helping them to get a job.

Another aspect of its high rating would be that I really like its food! I like the huge selection of vegetables and meat available, and the wide variety of cooked food to fulfil every buffet lover's craving.

My favourite choice of broth amongst the six would be Chicken Ginseng, however other recommended popular options are such as Beauty Collagen and Tomato.

Do remember to try their Korean Fried Chicken which all the bloggers were crazy for and could not stop raving about!

Note: This post was kindly sponsored by GoroGoro & IgHut.

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