A Blissful Mid-Autumn Festival @ Tao Chinese Cuisine, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
As Mid-Autumn festival approaches, it’s time to enjoy a traditional treat of mooncakes with family, friends and loved ones. From 30 July to 24 September 2018, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is featuring new flavors and classic flavors of their exquisite mooncakes available at Tao Chinese Cuisine.
Carefully and delicately handcrafted by Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion and the culinary team, Tao Chinese Cuisine’s mooncake collection showcases both classic baked mooncakes to modern snow skin mooncakes filled with delectable fillings. There are 10 variations in total of baked and crystal skin mooncake as well as a striking Shanghai style savoury mooncake available this year, diners can expect the very best of flavors from these mooncakes. The price of the mooncakes start from RM25 to RM43 each.
These gorgeous mooncakes are presented within an elegant gift box featuring hues of black, red and illustrated with gold flowers motif, represents the true spirit of Tao Chinese Cuisine – Purity, Honour, Elegance and Richness. Whether one is presenting this as a gift or saving this keepsake for own use, the mooncake box is truly a beautiful keeper. The gift box is provided at no cost with a minimum of 4 mooncakes purchased or at an additional RM10 per box for purchase of 2 mooncakes.
Red Bean Paste with Nuts 红豆沙月饼 (RM25.00)
Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts 净白莲蓉月饼 (RM25.00)
White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk 单黄白莲蓉月饼 (RM27.00)
One can’t beat classic baked mooncakes with Red Bean Paste with Nuts, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts and White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk. These are familiar flavours that has withstood the test of time.
All ingredients are sourced personally by Chef Lo to ensure fineness and freshness. For example, the lotus paste is made from the lotus seeds imported from Zhe Jiang Provinces of Southern China – a production origin that has centuries of cultivation expertise.
Pandan with Single Yolk 单黄金翡翠月饼 (RM27.00)
For those who enjoy the delectable aroma of pandanus leaves, check out this baked mooncake with Pandan paste and single yolk which is made with fresh Pandan juice instead of the off-the-rack Pandan essence. Mild in flavor with genuine fragrance and appetizing colour, thumbs up for effort!
Traditional Mixed Nuts 素五仁月饼 (RM31.00)
Classic is always a favorite, this vegetarian version of mixed nuts mooncake always a popular choice for the elderly or health-conscious group.
Black Sesame Bamboo Charcoal with Single Yolk 竹炭黑芝麻单黄月饼 (RM27.00)
The Black Sesame Bamboo Charcoal with Single Yolk is great at sight as well as delicious in taste. The black sesame filling was aromatic and studded with lots of watermelon seeds and a center of luscious salted egg yolk, this one’s a definite keeper.
Tao Chinese Cuisine’s snow skin collection is a refreshing series of colourful delights featuring 3 distinctive flavours of Durian Paste and Oats, Butterfly Pea Flower and Bird’s Nest and Japanese Green Tea and Cherry Jelly.
Marble Snow Skin with Butterfly Pea Flower and Bird’s Nest 蝴蝶兰花燕丝月饼 (RM43.00)
The dreamy marbled skin made this mooncake truly too pretty to be savored. Natural ingredient of Bunga Telang or Butterfly Pea Flower is used to achieve its pretty crystal skin. The flower is known for its health benefit of antioxidants which can lower blood pressure as well as enhancing memory and brain power. The paste filling came with quite a nice amount of luxurious jellied strands of bird’s nest as well as fresh Butterfly Pea flowers.
Snow Skin with Japanese Green Tea and Cherry Jelly 冰皮绿茶樱桃月饼 (RM31.00)
A not-to-be-missed brilliant creation that combines green tea and cherry. Australia cherries are cooked for hours and processed into jelly, it added a pleasant textural and flavour contrast to the Japanese green tea infused paste filling. Now I know not only green tea pair well with Azuki beans (red beans) but the combination of green tea and cherry works wonders too! Decadent and one of my favorite on the list…
Snow Skin with Durian Paste and Oats 冰皮麦香榴梿月饼 (RM43.00)
The beautiful yellow snow skin is filled with Durian flesh and oats. Durian lovers can enjoy the sense of sublime satisfaction of the lush and pungent creamy durian with tender snow skin.
Shanghai Style Baked Black Pepper Smoked Duck Meat with Yam 上海黑椒烟鸭芋泥月饼 (RM43.00)
Saving the best for last, the Shanghai Style Baked Black Pepper Smoked Duck Meat with Yam is utterly divine and astonishing in flavour. Inspired by the famous Taiwan street food – scallion pancake 葱油饼, Chef Lo has created an interpretive recipe using black pepper smoked duck and sweet yam paste. Layers of flaky pastry enveloping creamy powdery yam paste and the flavour is jazzed up by the addition scallion, black pepper and smoked duck bits, this one rocks in flavour and lusciousness. This delicacy is only available for dine-in at Tao Chinese Cuisine for optimal taste and texture.
Mooncake Demonstration by Chef Lo.
The mooncake feast!
The restaurant’s modern setting that features contemporary designs throughout the space, creating an air of gorgeous, luxury and fine dining ambiance. The main dining area with a spectacular centerpiece cloud-inspired glittery sparkling lights ceiling gives an impression of dining under the stars. The dining area also surrounded by an impressive eclectic collection of antique teapots.
Tao is named after a peach tree originating from China and one of the wall is graciously adorned with a long panel of peach blossom. The place is brilliantly sectioned up to provide more privacy for the diners. The restaurant also houses 6 private rooms to accommodate different functions and gatherings.
Tao Chinese Cuisine
Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur
165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603-2782 6128
Operating Hours: Lunch: 11.30am to 2.30pm & Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm