Janet and I headed over to InterContinental Kuala Lumpur for the preview of Tao’s Chinese Cuisine’s preview of their 2019 range of mooncakes themed “Orient Lustre” which were specially prepared by Master Dim Sum Chef, Chef Lo Tian Sion and his team. The series of mooncakes this year blends classics with fresh modernity, featuring a range of baked mooncakes and delicately crafted snow skin mooncakes, presented in a classic elegant packaging.
This year’s signature is the Almond Baked Skin, Pandan, Cream Cheese Salted Yolk and Chestnut Mooncake which is designed in a beautiful flower shape. Different than the usual flour-based baked skin mooncake, this crafted piece uses almond bulbs as its skin as a healthier option since almond is high in fibre, and prevents the blood sugar level from sudden spiking.
The signature Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate is back by popular demand. This year’s new flavours include – Green Tea Paste with Tiramisu, and Pomegranate Snow Skin with Teo Chew Yam Paste and Single Yolk.
The fairer sex would undoubtedly appreciate the Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest (due to the collagen). Both the Durian and Bird’s Nest snow skin mooncakes were crowd favourites back in 2017 and 2018.
For those who prefer more traditional flavours, there are classic all-time favourites such as Red Bean Paste with Nuts, Traditional Mixed Nuts, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts, and the Golden Jade with Single Yolk.
This year, Tao Chinese Cuisine has also come out with a range of cute animal-design Kids Mooncake Set presented in an adorable Bee backpack. There are four (4) types of kids mooncakes – Cherry Jelly with Red Bean Paste, Chocolate and Raisin, Green Bean with Chocolate Chip and Custard with Oreo. Priced at RM 80nett per set, these mooncakes are fully handmade and very Instagrammable!
The Orient Lustre series is available from 22 July to 13 September 2019 at the hotel’s lobby from 11.00am to 8.00pm daily and Tao Chinese Cuisine from 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm.
Baked skin varieties are priced from RM 30nett per piece and snow skin mooncakes are from RM32nett per piece.
Purchases made before 10 August 2019 are entitled for a 25% off a box of four (4) mooncakes, not applicable for Kids Mooncake. Gourmet Collection members get 25% off, IHG Rewards Club member enjoy 20% off while CitiBank, CIMB Bank, Maybank, HSBC Bank and UOB Bank card holders get a 15% off with a minimum purchase of one box of mooncake and 10% off on the Kids Mooncake Set. Delivery charges within Kuala Lumpur City Center is RM50 and within Klang Valley is RM70.
Special discounts are available for bulk purchases. Telephone Tao Chinese Cuisine at +603-2782 6128 / 6172 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
During dinner, we also got to try some of the latest creations at Tao Chinese Cuisine. My favourite would have to be the Wok Fried Beancurd with Pumpkin, Chilli, Curry Leaves and Butter Milk Sauce, and the Wok-Fried Prawn with Salted Egg Yolk, Fresh Curry Leaves and Chilli. Really love the new dishes at Tao Chinese Cuisine!
For more info, head over to http://www.intercontinental-kl.com.my