Tao Chinese Cuisine
“Tao”, which translates into “peach” in Mandarin, is a Chinese restaurant helmed by award-winning chefs. Located on level one, the restaurant is designed with blooming pink April peach flowers, which marks their restaurant’s signature motif. A spectacular cloud-like ceiling provides diners with an impression of dining under the stars.
Its most distinguishable and memorable feature is the hundreds of carefully selected ornate Chinese teapots collected from various countries in Asia and displayed for diners to enjoy and inspect.
Dine at Tao
Savour delicious Chinese cuisine that includes classic ingredients such as abalone, fish maw and dried scallops with a touch of contemporary elements including truffle oil and more. The restaurant also provides a scrumptious Dim Sum menu that comprises of local favourites with a twist of modernity.
Executive Chinese Chef
Chef Wong Lian You
Award-winning Chef Wong Lian You (黄廉佑) joined InterContinental Kuala Lumpur in January 2012 to spearhead the conceptualisation of Tao Chinese Cuisine. Since the restaurant opened in January 2013, Chef Wong’s 23 years of experience has brought a world of limitless culinary fusions to the menu. He combines old and new cooking techniques from various cultures to refine his dishes.
A chef from humble beginnings, his culinary journey first began at the age of 19. He was introduced to the hospitality industry when he joined Hyatt Regency Saujana as an Assistant Chinese Chef and later moved to Lai Poh Heen Chinese restaurant in Mandarin Oriental as an Assistant Chinese Chef. It was there he sharpened his skills under the watchful eyes of top-notch Hong Kong chefs.
Chef Wong went on to conquer various culinary competitions, including bagging a gold medal at the World Master Chef Championship in Jiangyin, as well as landing within the Top Five Chef in Nestle’s recipe cookbook. Among his notable achievements include leading a team of chefs to compete in the SIAL International cooking competition, where they were awarded with gold medals in both individual and team categories. Chef Wong is also an active member of several culinary associations and dedicates his time and professional skills into developing and training young aspiring chefs. Additionally, Chef Wong often acquires advisory roles for chefs representing Malaysia in various Chinese Cuisine culinary competitions around the world.