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Tao Chinese Cuisine Introduces New Menu & Executive Chinese Chef

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur welcomes new Executive Chinese Chef Tommy Choong and unveils exquisite new menu, A Culinary Journey Through Cantonese Cuisine.

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur. Photo by Hasif Hamsyari.

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur welcomes new Executive Chinese Chef Tommy Choong and unveils exquisite new menu, A Culinary Journey Through Cantonese Cuisine.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 2023 – Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is thrilled to announce the arrival of its new Executive Chinese Chef, Tommy Choong, who has created an exquisite new menu for the restaurant.

Chef Tommy Choong
Executive Chinese Chef, Tommy Choong

Chef Tommy Choong brings with him a wealth of culinary experience and expertise, having worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens in Malaysia and beyond. He is known for his innovative and creative approach to Cantonese cuisine, which he infuses with a modern twist.

The new menu at Tao Chinese Cuisine reflects Chef Tommy’s passion for Cantonese cuisine, featuring a range of dishes that showcase the bold and complex flavours of the region. From the rich and savory Abalone & Treasure of The Sea, and Poultry & Meat offerings to the delicate and flavourful rice, noodles and desserts, each dish is carefully crafted to delight the senses.

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“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Tao Chinese Cuisine and to have the opportunity to share my love of Cantonese cuisine with diners in Kuala Lumpur,” said Chef Tommy Choong. “My goal with this new menu is to create a culinary journey that takes diners on a delicious and unforgettable adventure through the flavours of Cantonese cuisine.”

Here are Chef Tommy’s recommended dishes from Tao’s new menu:

Wok-fried prawns with sesame, pickled nutmeg coated with mayonnaise & black caviar

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Wok-fried prawns with sesame, pickled nutmeg coated with mayonnaise & black caviar. Photo by Hasif Hamsyari.

Double-boiled fish bone with abalone, bamboo pith & baby cabbage

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Double-boiled fish bone with abalone, bamboo pith & baby cabbage. Photo by Hasif Hamsyari.

Braised scallops stuffed with shrimp paste & black truffle paste

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Braised scallops stuffed with shrimp paste & black truffle paste. Photo by Hasif Hamsyari.

Steamed grouper fillet with egg white & red tobiko

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Steamed grouper fillet with egg white & red tobiko. Photo by Hasif Hamsyari.

Braised homemade bean curd, asparagus stuffed bamboo pith with egg white crabmeat sauce

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Braised homemade bean curd, asparagus stuffed bamboo pith with egg white crabmeat sauce. Photo by Hasif.

Stir-fried Taiwanese rice vermicelli with assorted seafood & ‘Lei Cha’ sauce

Tao Chinese Cuisine at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Stir-fried Taiwanese rice vermicelli with assorted seafood & ‘Lei Cha’ sauce. Photo by Hasif Hamsyari.

Tucked away at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Tao Chinese Cuisine provides a peaceful escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. As you walk up the sweeping marble staircase, you’ll be greeted by warm lighting and tasteful decor, making you feel as if you’re entering a spring garden. True to its name, Tao, which means peach in Mandarin, the restaurant features panels of peach blossoms that adorn the entrance corridor and interior, adding a lively touch to the ambiance.

Debuted as the Best Muslim-Friendly Chinese Restaurant 2022 by Malaysia Tourism Industry Award, the restaurant’s beauty extends beyond the floral accents, with a stunning LED light feature on the ceiling resembling Chinese ink brush painting’s wispy clouds. The interior design also showcases an exquisite collection of Chinese teapots, artfully displayed on custom-built shelves throughout the restaurant.

For those seeking privacy, Tao offers six luxurious private dining rooms named after Chinese dynasties, providing an intimate and comfortable dining experience. As patrons settle in to their seats, they are served with Chinese black tea, a welcoming treat, which is said to be good for the skin.

“We are excited to introduce Chef Tommy Choong and his exquisite new menu to our guests at Tao Chinese Cuisine,” said the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur General Manager, Meera Raj. “We believe that his innovative approach to Cantonese cuisine and the beautiful ambience of our restaurant will elevate the dining experience and create a lasting impression for our guests.”

The new menu at Tao Chinese Cuisine is available from May onwards. IHG One Rewards & Selected Bank card holders can enjoy exclusive savings of 20%. For reservations, please reach out to us at +60162024623 or email foodbeverage.admin@ickualalumpur.com.my.

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