Tao Chinese Cuisine: Round Two. Earlier entry on Tao: January 4.
Semi-dried tomatoes with basil, an unorthodox appetizer for a Chinese restaurant.
Our mission this time: to try Tao's Peking Duck, with a twist. Folks can add foie gras in the rolls for RM60++, truffles for RM80++ & eringi mushrooms for RM40++.
Half a duck costs RM68++ on its own. Not too expensive for a top-flight hotel eatery.
Our choice: we love our liver, so there's no contest (though truffles would be nice too).
Crispy-juicy skin & richly flavorsome foie make for a fantastic partnership, though the pancake feels too doughy-chewy for our preference.
For drinks before or after dinner: OneSixFive, Intercontinental's refurbished lobby lounge.
OneSixFive's complimentary wasabi peas lean perilously toward the fire-breathing variety.
Cocktails here can also be spicy: the Master's Flame (RM34++) is a mix of absolut citron vodka, ginger syrup, coriander, lime juice & red chilies.