Taste New Zealand @ Traders Hotel KL


I am sitting on a deckchair, by the pool, with the afternoon sun warming my toes and the caressing sea breeze and gentle lapping of the waves for the ocean set the scene for yet another heavenly day here on the island. “Heaven on Earth.”

While riffling through the Press Release from Traders Hotel KL on their latest venture to promote international cuisine in Kuala Lumpur, I am pleasantly surprised to find that there might be another “Heaven on Earth”…

Internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef, Chef Wan, with his boyish charm and larger-than-life personality, is supporting the ‘Taste New Zealand’ showcase at Traders Hotel.

  “I am a fan of what New Zealand produces. When I arrived in New Zealand on my first trip a few years ago, I thought there is such a thing as ‘heaven on earth’. The food reflects the environment it comes from – jaw dropping beauty, friendly people, clean and sustainable.”

How exciting then it is that we, mere Malaysian mortals, should be given the chance to savour high-end New Zealand cuisine! And for a whole month! It may not be in the jaw-dropping beauty of the New Zealand scenery, but great tastes in delicious morsels of fresh, air flown New Zealand produce teamed with sleek, stylish & welcoming ambiance of Traders Hotel definitely beats the 13 hour flight there!

‘Taste New Zealand’ is a culinary showcase in conjunction with the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, where each of the restaurants at Traders Hotel KL will feature the fresh and exciting flavours of New Zealand products.

From February 16th 2012, all the outlets will be showcasing the hard work and creativity of Executive Sous Chef, Alan Wong and his hand picked team , who have been carefully working out the menu for both Gobo Upstairs Grill and Lounge and Gobo Chit Chat, the hotel’s all-day dining international buffet restaurant.



Priced from MR150++ to MYR250 ++ Menus paired with wines will be available as well.

Gobo Upstairs will be offering a 7-course and a 4-course tasting menu.

Special items such as Warm New Zealand King Salmon Confit, diced mango,duo of avacado and fennel apple salad, Combination of New Zealand Lamb Rack, Herb Crusted New Zealand Beef Tenderloin

 Potato Galettes, Baby Carrot, Zucchini, Golden Flakes, jus De Roti and more!


 Priced at MYR 68++ per person for lunch

MYR 88++ per person for dinner

Gobo Chit Chat will be serving New Zealand on their menu with daily rotational changes in the buffet.

Oodles of fish roe…

You’ll find delicious leg of lamb salad, New Zealand cheeses…

Clam chowder, fresh seafood…

Sweet stuff like pavlova…

Lamingtons and sticky date and ginger pudding guests will be able to enjoy New Zealand products engineered with a local twist.


Not one to be left out, even SkyBar joins in the fun! Their trendy mixologists at the bar, have created three cocktails using 42 Below Vodka and Manuka Honey, both products of New Zealand. Yes, it’s not only food on offer, but some of New Zealand’s best wines as well!

Ditch the idea of flying across the world for good food – take the shorter route and drive instead to Traders Hotel KL for a Taste of New Zealand. You never know, you might just run into Chef Wan as well!

*Taste New Zealand showcases a wide variety of New Zealand products including meat, diary, seafood, fruit, confectionary and wine. Taste New Zealand Week and Taste New Zealand will run from February 16 to March 18 at the Traders Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.


Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur,

Kuala Lumpur City Centre

50088 KL, Malaysia

Tel: (60 3) 2332 9888
Fax: (60 3) 2332 2666
E-mail: thkl@tradershotels.com
Website: www.tradershotels.com


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