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Experiencing Tao Chinese Cuisine's Wedding Lunch with InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

One of the best thing about being a Malaysian is the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity we have in this country; be it foods, traditions or languages. It's these things that makes Malaysia so colourful and interesting in our own unique way. If we just can fully embrace the differences that we we have, I bet this world would be a better place to live in. I have always been interested in culture and history, so when I was invited by the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (last year actually but I totally forgot to share about this one, sigh) to attend and experience a mock Chinese wedding and dining ceremony, it didn't take me long to say yes.

The event was aiming to introduce the oriental themed Tao Chinese Cuisine room in the InterContinental Hotel, which is a suitable venue to consider if you are planning a Chinese wedding. Able to fit up to 100 pax, Tao houses six private rooms all named after the dynasties in China; Han, Song, Tang, Yuan, Ming and Qin.

Chinese wedding and dining ceremony are generally longer and more complicated than the Malay wedding ceremonies that I've attended before. The foods comes in courses so when you have decided to attend one, make sure you are not rushing somewhere else afterwards! For the food tasting, we were served with a four course meal; starting with the appetiser, followed by the soup, the main course and the desserts

Honestly, I have never experience any Chinese wedding before so I remember being super excited about trying all of the meals. We started off with the 'Tao' Gourmet Combination Platter then followed by the soup, a Braised North Canadian Lobster Claw with Bird's Nest, Fish Maw in Golden Broth that I especially intrigued with. Even the name is such a mouthful! 

'Tao' Gourmet Combination Platter
 Braised North Canadian Lobster Claw with Bird Nest, Fish Maw in Golden Broth

The main course comes in three different but interesting dishes. I have always loved the Chinese style fried yam ring so when we were served with the Crispy Cod with Fruit Mayonnaise Dressing in Yam Ring, I was really squealing in happiness. It was followed up with the Braised Australian Five Head Abalone, Morel Mushroom Dumplings, Farm Green and then the Kai Lan Ginger Fried Rice with Crab Meat Glaze. Seriously, reminiscing about these foods right now is kind of a torture because it's making me all hungry.

Crispy Cod with Fruit Mayonnaise Dressing in Yam Ring
Braised Australin Five Head Abalone, Morel Mushroom Dupling, Farm Green
Kai Lan Ginger Fried Rice with Crab Meat Glaze

After the five dishes were served and cleared up, it was time for dessert. We were presented with two different types of desserts and a cup of Tao Black Tea to officially finish up the meal. I just love the taste of the Chilled Peach Gum, Pear, Snow Fungus with Red Date Syrup while the Assorted Sweetened Chinese Pastries are just so cute. Seriously, look at the rabbit and rose shape!

Chilled Peach Gum, Pear, Snow Fungus with Red Date Syrup
Assorted Sweet Chinese Pastries

Throughout the lunch, we were also presented with local designer latest wedding outfit designs so the overall ambiance was really amazing! And did I mention how beautiful the space it? Seriously, judge it yourself:

I was really honored to be able to experience something like this. Just like when I attended a Korean wedding ceremony in Seoul, I find myself so mesmerised by the cultural difference all the time!

For more information about Tao Chinese Cuisine space and other packages;

Call: 03-27826316/6326
Instagram: @intercontinental.kualalumpur 

Till next post, toodles~! ♥ミ


  1. Wow! This seems to be a very nice place. I must share this post with my fiancé because we are shortlisting good wedding venues for our wedding day. He is my childhood best friend and knows everything about my life. I am sure this place will make him very happy.

  2. please do for travel and hotel booking. In Asia would be nice and nice comments. Thank you. kuala lumpur hotel


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