Heavenly Hot Pot at Tao Chinese Restaurant, InterContinental KL

From March onwards, the award winning Chinese restaurant, Tao from InterContinental Kuala Lumpur is rolling out exciting new weekend promotion featuring Tian Huo Guo (天火鍋) to present favourite comfort Hot Pot with superior quality ingredients to ensure a memorable dining experience.

Located at the level one of the hotel, this new restaurant with the name “Tao” means peach in Mandarin.The entire restaurant sports a luxurious ambience, spacious and vibrantly decorated with the bloom of the pale pink April peach flowers as the signature motif.

Floor is fully carpeted, with spectacular cloud-like inspired ceiling to give an illusion of dining under the stars. Hundreds of ornate Chinese teapots are placed at different corners, and there are six elegant private rooms named after the dynasties in China-an, Song, Tang, Yuan, Ming and Qin for private dining.

Enjoy your weekend in this exquisitely designed restaurant by diving into Heavenly Hot Pot offering over 20 different ingredients. They are three hot pot set to choose from, and is priced at RM78++, RM98++ or RM138++ per pax respectively..

Hot Pot Set 1 priced at RM78++ per pax features pomfret, tiger prawn, Japan Scallop, chicken, beef, chicken ball, beef ball, fish ball, crab stick, assortment of mushrooms, white bean curd, bean stick, wanton, stuffed bean curd skin, cabbage, yam, egg and handpulled noodles.

Hot Pot Set 2 is more luxurious, with additional baby abalone and King Tiger Garoupa apart from from the ingredients available in Hot Pot Set 1, and is priced at RM98++ per pax.

Hot Pot Set 3, which is priced at RM138++ per pax, proves to be more bountiful wih Alaska Crab, King Tiger Garoupa, Blue River Prawn, Japanese scallop, chicken, venison, prawn ball, squid ink cake, fish ball & crab stick, assorted mushrooms, white bean curd, fried bean stick, prawn dumpling, fried stuffed beancurd skin, cabbage, gingko nut, pumpkin, Japanese Somen, vermicelli and egg.

Beef balls, chicken balls and fish balls from all sets are handmade by the chef and his team, delivering fresh, bouncy texture with pleasing sweetness from meat. Among all, squid ink cake is noteworthy, for it is a unique innovation combining squid paste, squid ink and squid to form a black coloured squid cake.

Also, be ready to get surprise as you sink your teeth into the prawn dumpling. It is huge, brimming with prawns that make you lose count on. Fresh, juicy, crunchy.

Drown all this delectable ingredients into five exclusive soup bases including Pumpkin with Congee and Truffle Oil Soup, Superior Cordyceps Flower Soup, Roasted Duck Bone with Salted Vegetable, Ginger and Yam Soup, Woftberry Chicken Soup and Hot and Spicy Soup, all specially concocted by Chef Wong.

Pumpkin with Congee and Truffle Oil Soup is highly recommended. Appealing in yellow colour with almost invisible bites of congee, the soup renders a light touch of pumpkin sweetness, bursting with flavour of chicken stock. Even if you were not a pumpkin lover, you could easily fall in love with it.

Complement the dinner with dipping sauces specially tailored to match with all ingredients and broth in this Heavenly Hot Pot. Be it black bean with dried chilli sauce, bean paste sauce, or chilli belacan sauce, the wonder flavours created from the sauce should not be underestimated.

For reservations, call Tao at 03-2782 6118 or email the team at foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my.

Photography: Summer
Write Up: YLing

Tao Chinese Restaurant
Lvl 1, InterContinental KL,
165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Business Hours:
11:45am to 2:30pm (Monday-Friday)
11.00am to 2.30pm (Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays)
11:00am to 2:30pm (Sunday and Public Holiday)

6:30pm to 10:30pm daily

Contact: +60 3 2782 6128
Website: http://intercontinental-kl.com.my/dining/tao-chinese-cuisine