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Tao Chinese Cuisine

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Tao Chinese Cuisine

“Tao”, which means peach in Mandarin, is the new restaurant located on level one of the hotel and is immediately recognizable with a vibrant design using the bloom of the pale pink April peach flowers as a signature motif and a spectacular cloud-like inspired ceiling giving an impression of dining under the stars.

Its most distinguishable and memorable feature however are the hundreds of carefully selected ornate Chinese teapots that have been collected from around Asia and are displayed for diners to enjoy, inspect and purchase should they wish.

Baked Cod Fillet with Spicy Plum Pomelo Sauce
Baked Cod Fillet with Spicy Plum Pomelo Sauce
Fried Oysters with Mango Salsa Dressing
Baked Cod Fillet with Spicy Plum Pomelo Sauce

World Class

Dine at Tao

“Tao”, which means peach in Mandarin, is the new restaurant located on level one of the hotel and is immediately recognizable with a vibrant design using the bloom of the pale pink April peach flowers as a signature motif and a spectacular cloud-like inspired ceiling giving an impression of dining under the stars.

Stir fried Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper Zucchini and Chefs Beef Jus
Stir fried Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper Zucchini and Chefs Beef Jus
World Class Chefs

Chefs

World Class Chefs

Chef Sim Chin Boon (沈进文), with more than 20 years of experience under his belt, has been appointed as Executive Chinese Chef at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur’s signature Chinese restaurant, Tao Chinese Cuisine. Cooking has been an essential part of Chef Sim’s life since he started cooking at the age of 13 when he undertook the responsibility of looking after his three younger siblings at home while his parents worked. His love for food was further fueled when he went to work after school each day in a restaurant where he manned the roast lamb pit.

Chef Sim Chin Boon
Chef Sim Chin Boon

Executive Chinese Chef

Chef Sim Chin Boon

Chef Sim’s formal training in the kitchen began at Shangri-La Penang under the tutelage of his mentor Chef Ng Kong Jin. His role was to handle the wok, each day stir frying beef rice noodles to perfection before moving on to other food preparation. After three years, Chef Sim moved on to work on a cruise ship.

Prior to joining the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, Chef Sim was the Cantonese Fine Dining Sous Chef at Genting Malaysia Berhad, Resort & Hotel. His flair in Chinese fine dining presentation was moulded during his time in Dubai where he oversaw the Chinese restaurant Zheng He at the luxury boutique hotel, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam.

It has taken many years of hard work to cultivate the chef that we know as Chef Sim today, from his humble beginnings to a chef with passion for quality of ingredients and heritage of dishes he prepares. He also possesses a special gift for food presentation where his modern interpretation of classic dishes combine delicious flavours to create exceptional masterpieces. With Chef Sim at its helm, Tao offers a fresh dining experience for Chinese food aficionados offering sophistication in contemporary Cantonese cuisine.

It has taken many years of hard work to cultivate the chef that we know as Chef Sim today, from his humble beginnings to a chef with passion for quality of ingredients and heritage of dishes he prepares. He also possesses a special gift for food presentation where his modern interpretation of classic dishes combine delicious flavours to create exceptional masterpieces. With Chef Sim at its helm, Tao offers a fresh dining experience for Chinese food aficionados offering sophistication in contemporary Cantonese cuisine.

Redefined Oriental Delicacy

Dishes

Redefined Oriental Delicacy

To pay tribute to the theme, a black Chinese tea containing rosehip oil is exclusively blended for Tao, which is good for skin, de-hydration and detox, and can reduce blood pressure and improve blood circulation. With rose petals added for additional appeal and visual effect, the floral taste and aroma of the tea is set to delight diners.

Every room has a story

Rooms

Every room has a story

Tao houses six private rooms all named after the dynasties in China - Han, Song, Tang, Yuan, Ming, and Qin with each room carrying a unique element of the dynasty.

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11.30 am to 2.30 pm

Dinner

6.30 pm to 10.30 pm

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