Kickstart your prosperous beginnings this Lunar New Year at Tao Chinese Cuisine, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur with its indulgent Culinary Treasures Set Menus from RM1,988 nett for 10 and Prosperity Toss Yee Sang selections by Executive Chinese Chef Wong Lian You and team.
‘Lo hei’ is a tradition that mustn’t be disregarded and at Tao Chinese Cuisine, an assortment of yee sang – Hokkaido Scallop, North Canadian Lobster Claw with Passion Fruit Sauce yee sang, Fresh Atlantic Salmon yee sang, or Soft Shell Crab with Wasabi Sauce yee sang – are available for dine-in or takeaways with half or full portions beginning at RM88 nett.
Kickstarting the 8-course preview of Tao’s Chinese New Year Set Menu was the Hokkaido Scallop, North Canadian Lobster Claw with Passion Fruit Sauce yee sang. Instead of regular plum sauce, the sweet and tangy passion fruit sauce thoroughly brought to life the flavours of the yee sang and fresh seafood, yet it kept the yee sang refreshingly light and enjoyable.
Another dish worth highlighting under the Set Menu includes the flavourful and comforting Double-Boiled Black Garlic With Sea Treasures Soup that’s prepared with caramelised garlic for an extra oomph of richness, and a whole array of ingredients such as mushrooms, sea cucumber and goji berries.
Although a painstaking dish to prepare as many meticulous steps are involved, the Deep-Fried Stuffed Chicken Skin with Mango Mayonnaise is delightful, not just by looks, but also in terms of taste and texture. With every bite, we got a little bit of the crunchy chicken skin that’s coated generously with sesame seeds, as well as the delicious fluffy, soft and savoury stuffing.
Every Chinese New Year Set Menu traditionally serves a carb-loaded dish and the Steamed Glutinous Rice with Preserved Duck Leg, Salted Egg Yolk and Dried Oyster at Tao takes centrestage for us. Each mouthful of fragrant glutinous rice was lavishly loaded with ingredients and it’s really one of the most memorable glutinous rice dishes we have sampled.
Crispy on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside, the addictive Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Nian Gao is served with Chilled Aloe Vera, Peach and Osmanthus Oolong Tea Syrup. The sweet dessert soup was a memorable one in our books the sweet, aromatic scent of the osmanthus flower and peach nicely balanced out the full-bodied flavour of the oolong.
The Chinese New Year offerings by Tao Chinese Cuisine will be available from 2nd January until 12th February 2017. Alongside the Chinese New Year Set Menus and yee sang options, guests can also indulge in the Dim Sum A La Carte Menu during lunch period, starting from RM18 nett per basket.
This celebratory season, purchase any Chinese New Year Set Menus (from RM1,988 nett for 10 pax) and be rewarded with cash vouchers worth up to RM200 nett. For reservations, call Tao Chinese Cuisine at +603-27836128 or email [email protected].