Thursday, November 4, 2010

Go Gourmet

With its own Bangsar-based kitchen that stays open everyday from morning to night, the newly launched Go Gourmet food delivery service _ which dubs itself "The Tapau Experts" _ could become the go-to choice for folks who want a wide selection of well-prepared, well-priced dishes dispatched to their doorsteps.

Several chefs are in charge of Go Gourmet's various cuisines to keep standards high. From the Japanese section, the unagi handrolls tasted as respectable as the ones at real restaurants. Customers can order through a website or by phone in an efficient process; we received our food in downtown KL within the hour, without any first-day teething troubles.

From the Italian & Western range, we skipped the pastas, pizzas & sandwiches (though some of them sounded enticing) and opted for an excellent goat cheese salad. Lots of tantalizingly gooey cheese with crisp leaves, pine nuts, tomatoes & honey mustard sauce.

Noteworthy among the Chinese offerings: aromatic crispy duck with pancakes. Go Gourmet delivers extensively _ everywhere from KLCC to Kuchai Lama, from TTDI to Taman TAR. For many of us, this means we either live or work at an address covered by the service.

Our Indian choice was the charcoal tandoori-cooked king prawn sashlik _ reasonably plump, smoky crustaceans. Cold and hot food are stored in separate compartments during delivery, so everything remains at acceptable temperatures, with no reheating required.

Finally, a Thai temptation _ fried garoupa with southern Thai "chu chee" red curry sauce & lime leaves. Meaty, tender fish with crunchy bones, deliciously drenched in a thick, savory sauce that wasn't too spicy (phew!). Addictive, even without rice.

Go Gourmet also sells wine, but this was our own Famille Castel Merlot (2009).

Go Gourmet.
Website: www.gogourmet.com.my
Tel: 1300-88-44-66
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31 comments:

  1. Oh yes!
    Tried the duck penne and beef balls noodles. Arrived pipin hot and no issues with quality of food. Delivery man ws friendly. Delivery ws prompt.
    Very good & thorough plannin has gone into this. I think this will do very well (biz -wise)

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  2. Tng: ooh ya, the duck rilette pasta sounded tempting ... almost ordered it, but we didn't need that much food, heheh ... Am hoping they'll expand their menu to include more unusual dishes if business takes off! :D

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  3. Wah luxurious-nya! Imagine having food like that sent to you!

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  4. Michelle: oh, nothing too expensive actually ... all the dishes above cost rm15-30 each =)

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  5. Oh yay! Now we can have gourmet food to go without leaving our offices! (If that sounded like a tagline/slogan, well... I guess it is their basic premise, no? Perfect for lazybones like me, hehe.)

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  6. man, if only they have something like that in brisbane..i dont have to walk up and down hills just to get food!

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  7. Looks good.... :) :)
    (The crispy duck looks really interesting... Now I know who to call if I feel lazy to leave office for lunch)

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  8. I think we will be utilising them very often when we move to our new premises :)

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  9. what a brilliant post. i hope it'll be a brilliant alternative to roomservice deliveries! will post your entry on twitter!

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  10. not bad eh and i liked the selection of menu

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  11. wowwwwwww. *screams* i wantttttt

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  12. lfb: order some udon! they've got five varieties, including seafood and chicken miso, chicken shoyu! and don't tell me u're afraid of being unfaithful to sanuki :P
    joe: hey, they do have something like that in brisbane! this one seems worthwhile: www.menulog.com.au/browse/brisbane_qld
    j: ya, or if u ever get trapped in the office working late (which is what happens to me at least once a month!)
    unkaleong: heheh, i think they have loyalty points that can earn u discounts in the future :D
    alvin: thanks! ya, i've used room service deliveries in the past too, but i'd rather physically eat at those restaurants that they get their food from =)
    babe_kl: yep, the selection could be a bit more creative, but since it's so wide, there's definitely something for everyone :D
    augustdiners: heheh, they deliver to bandar manjalara too, so u can definitely order from them! =)

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  13. I won't be unfaithful... cos I just had some udon at their new branch, Marufuku today! Bumped into Boo and PA at The Bee (also my first time there)... It's amazing how many firsts there are today! :P

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  14. lfb: well, like they say, today is the first day of the rest of your life. oh, me also, coincidentally! first time having make-up applied on face and being styled in suits and ties for a magazine photo shoot! (more details next month) :P

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  15. Wah, how thick was the make-up? How many layers? :P

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  16. lfb: it seemed to take at least 15 minutes of application! sigh, so much work needed on me hor :P

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  17. Only 15 minutes ar? I'd imagine they'd need at least an hour if not two on you... :P

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  18. Lfb: bah. But sigh, I do need a makeover! Or at least a better hair-styling regime (I keep getting chastised for not washing my hair in the morning, but I don't take morning showers anyway, since I can barely wake up in time to get to work)

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  19. No morning showers? Eww...

    You really ought try this practice, you know, of showering in the A.M. My own morning showers with the Devil are the best part of my week! :D

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  20. Lfb: it's amazing how u both manage to be punctual for work then, considering what time-wasting shenanigans must take place in that shower! Oh, if bathroom walls could talk... :P

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  21. We SAVE time AND water by showering together, thank you very much. And end up even CLEANER cos we can wash each other's backs.

    And bathroom walls can't talk lah. They only whisper the lastest gossip... :P

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  22. lfb: i truly doubt the time-&-water-saving bit. if u were showering alone, u'd zip in and out in a jiffy ... but with both of u together, u'd soap each other up TWICE just for kicks :D oh to be a fly on your bathroom wall then (on second thought, better not, since i'd get spurted with all sorts of unsavory liquid) :P

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  23. Actually I'm INFAMOUS for extremely long showers when I'm alone... I love long, hot showers but not so much a soaky bath. So, we really do save water and time.

    And if you were a fly on our bathroom wall, you'd be a very much dead fly cos I tend to swat pests like those and have a damn good aim too. :D

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  24. lfb: long showers can result in wrinkly, prune-like skin and, ermm, shriveled appendages. u have been warned :P i don't like baths at all. i can't fathom how someone gets clean by soaking himself in water that contains all the grime from his body...
    u've never met a fly like me! agile and as fast as the wind. i'd imagine it'd be like one of those looney tunes cartoon sequences, where u're trying to swat me but end up breaking all the mirrors and everything else in your bathroom :D

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  25. I don't do Looney Tunes, just cold, hard reality. You, my friend, would be One Dead Fly. :P

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  26. lfb: then my ghost will come back to haunt you, ultimately forcing u to leave your home. forever :D

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  27. wah this sounds like a solution for those who like to stay at home and be a potato couch. Creative business venture!

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  28. eiling: it's definitely convenient! if they maintain their efficiency and the quality of their food, they should be able to do well *crosses fingers*

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  29. I've tried a lot of their stuff, some of my favs so far are, Crispy Duck, sheet and sour crispy prawns, lamb masuman curry..

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  30. craig: oh yeah, i'm really tempted by that lamb curry too!

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