What if you just have a small group of 3-4 persons and yet want to enjoy a good 7-course set meal during this coming Chinese New Year? Most Chinese restaurants serve set meals for 10 pax. Well, the good news is that over at Tao Chinese Cuisine at The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, your party of 3 can still get to enjoy that 7-course set lunch. For the coming festive celebration, the set lunch is available at RM148++ onwards per person (a minimum of 3 persons) and 8-course set dinners are available at RM1,688++ onwards per table of 10 persons.
With Executive Chinese Chef Wong Lian You at the helm, Tao’s festive offerings emphasise authentic tastes, giving diners a perfect combo of traditional dishes in modern presentations. Of course all the “prosperity” and “happiness” dishes take centre-stage, those must-have’s like double-boiled fish maw with dried scallops and sea cucumber soup, braised abalones, 8-treasure ducks and fortune pots with every imaginable premium ingredient layered in it.
Oh, let’s not forget the tossing to good things with Yee Sang, which is an absolute must. Tao Chinese Cuisine has a few unique varieties available: Australian abalones and soft shell crabs Yee Sang, Hokkaido scallops and baby octopus with wasabi sauce Yee Sang, Atlantic salmon Yee Sang and even a vegetarian option of Tempura Mushrooms and snow pear Yee Sang. We had the South African Lobster Tempura Yee Sang and what a magnificent presentation it was. A whole lobster cut up, tempura’ed and piled back onto the shell was a visual blast against the colourful julienned vegetables and fruits.
I had the Double-boiled Baby Abalone Dumpling with caviar in superior stock. The dumpling really looked too pretty to eat! The soup was really good with flavours that could only emerge through long hours of double boiling.
Fortune Pots are quite the rage this Chinese New Year, just like the past couple of years. Tao’s golden hued Fortune Pot is made with pumpkin sauce and into it are goodies like sea cucumber, dried oysters sea moss rolls, roast duck, soy chicken, mushrooms, dried scallops, fish maw, prawns, moneybags, pomfret fillet, Hokkaido scallops and vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, bean curd sticks, yam and crabmeat! That’s a whole lot of satisfying stuff.
Tao’s Deep-fried Golden Mini Ninko Buns are pretty awesome, I must say. Soft sweet gooey ninko are enclosed within soft fluffy buns, fried to a golden brown. They taste especially good when washed down with Chilled Bird’s Nest with Hawthorn, Snow Fungus, Peach an Aloe Vera served in martini glasses.
The prosperity Chinese New Year menus are available until 8 March 2015 (for lunch and dinner). So, make a beeline soon to this lovely peach-inspired restaurant with the stunning ceiling lights and unique tea pot collections.
For reservations, please call 03-2782-6000
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Tao Chinese Cuisine
The InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur