Sunday, September 22, 2013

Upstairs Unlimited Lunch @ Gobo Upstairs, Traders Hotel KL + #MyEatPlayShop Instagram Contest

Hi everyone, how's your weekend going? We just got back from a fantastic staycation at Traders Hotel KL, as part of the #MyEatPlayShop Instagram contest and we can't wait to tell you more about it! 

After checking in, we headed straight to Gobo Upstairs for lunch.  Gobo Upstairs have recently revived the Upstairs Unlimited lunch concept, whereby diners can enjoy unlimited servings of items on the lunch menu. This is better than a buffet, because you don't even need to get up from your seat to get your food, instead the food comes to you! 

The lunch menu changes weekly, and is priced at RM50++ per person. It really is a great price as the food quality is good. Every week, diners can choose from the salad of the day, soup of the day, up to 5 types of mains and dessert. Coffee/tea is not included in the price.

We started off with some warm bread rolls served with an addictive truffle butter. This stuff is so good! Our server comes around with a bowl of salad and asks if we would like to try some. The salad was nice and fresh, so we had to ask for seconds.

Salad of the day

Soup of the day is a rich and smooth cauliflower soup with croutons. I enjoyed this very much. 

The mains were really fantastic as well, we had a hard time deciding which was our favorites. I think it is great that the mains selection offered is so varied - nice that you can have beef, chicken, fish, Asian or Western, all in one sitting.The braised beef ribs served with roasted potatoes and carrots was a huge hit at our table. The meat was tender and falling off the bone, and we especially love the parts with lots of tendon.

The chicken makhani (aka Indian butter chicken) and biryani rice smelt and tasted good. The rice was fragrant and fluffy, and the chicken was pretty succulent with a great sauce.

Love the presentation of the local fish papillote, where the fish (seabass) is placed in a folded parcel and baked. This keeps the fish moist and retains all the lovely flavour within. Simple preparation that showcases the sweetness of the fish.

The shepherd's pie was really tasty, with fluffy mash potato on top and flavorful filling. There is also a vegetarian option of penne with basil tomato sauce.


Dessert is a simple chocolate eclair with mix berry compote, which is competently prepared. Each plate came with two eclairs and I really loved it - so no choice but to order an extra plate to keep my mouth and tummy happy ;)

Champagne is obviously not included in the RM50++ price, but our host graciously treated us to Moet &Chandon champagne to welcome us to the hotel. Great food, great company and bubbles -what a great way to spend the weekend, I say!

And now, a bit more on the #MyEatPlayShop Instagram contest. Organised by Shangri-La and Traders Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia, tell them what you love about Malaysia through the Instagram lens – be it your favourite place to eat, to play, to shop, or something dear to your heart. We know it is hard to pick, so go ahead and submit as many entries as you like and stand to win prizes.

To participate:
1. Follow @MYEatPlayShop on Instagram and take pictures! Capture what you love about Malaysia and tell us why in the caption.

2. Share your shots on Instagram with the hashtag #MyEatPlayShop and mention @MYEatPlayShop.

3. Spread the love! Ensure that your Instagram is set to "Public" so we can see your post. Optionally, share to Facebook and Twitter, and don't forget to hashtag #MYEatPlayShop!

*6 x 3 day / 2 night Deluxe Room Stays at any participating Shangri-La and Traders Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia - the 6 most creative and engaging Instagram entries, as selected by MY Eat, Play, Shop panel of judges

*1-Week Suite Stay Grand Prize at any participating Shangri-La and Traders Hotels & Resorts in Malaysia  - in addition to sharing awesome picture(s), shoot an Instagram video about your picture and/or how Malaysia is special to you!

Contest period: September 16 to October 13, 2013

For more details on this contest and its full terms and conditions, please click here.

To view entries for this contest, simply go to the hashtag #MyEatPlayShop on your Instagram app. You can also follow me on Instagram - @babysumo to view some of my entries. Here is one of them - one of the things I love about Malaysia is definitely the iconic Twin Towers, and Traders Hotel suites offer an exceptional view of the towers.

Get creative and post an instavideo and hashtag #MyEatPlayShop

Everything under one roof! What I love about Malaysia - great shopping malls where u can eat, play AND shop!


Opening hours: Lunch 12.00pm to 2.30pm; Dinner 6.30pm to 10.30pm.

Price: RM50++ for the Upstairs Unlimited Lunch. Coffee/tea/champagne not included.

Location: Gobo Upstairs Lounge & Grill, Level 6, Traders Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03- 2332 9888

GPS Coordinates: 3.154271, 101.715417


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  1. Awesome! What a cool contest.. im definitely participating! LOL :D

  2. Ooooo...shepherd pie! Haven't made that for ages. Hmmm...gotta get down to it one of these days. Good luck to all taking part in the contest!

  3. What an interesting concept! I don't usually like buffets (although some in Asia are amazing) but a roving buffet where they serve you is a great idea!

  4. Is the lunch available on weekends too?

  5. Considering the price and its all you can eat, the food looks good!

  6. I love staycation... I mean I love going away, too, but kids love hotel staying and it's great that I don't have to do chores... LOL!!! Sounds like you had a great time there, and food looks good too!

  7. That's cheap (in such location). So many types of dish and also the food portion not too small either.

  8. aw, I wish I have instagram.. so gonna go sign up soon...

    the Upstairs Unlimited Lunch looks good.. great price too.. let me see if I can drag my family there... lol...


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