TOH LEE CHINESE RESTAURANT,
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2782 6128
Business hours: noon to 2.30pm,
6.00pm to 10.30pm (daily),
Sat (11.00am to 2.30pm, 6.00pm to 10.30pm),
Sun (10.00am to 2.30pm, 6.00pm to 10.30pm).
TOH Lee Chinese Restaurant at the InterContinental Kuala Lumpur has come up with two new Oriental set lunch menus, created by head chef Chan Chong Yen.
The six-course sets comprise cleverly crafted fusion dishes fit for any discerning diner. Each set is made up of a starter, soup, three main courses and dessert.
Each dish is presented in an inspiring and innovative way using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
“We combined old and new methods of preparing Chinese food, fused with other Asian flavours. It took us about a week to finalise the menu which is made up of healthy and wholesome dishes.
“We had to include the traditional Peking duck as it is well-liked by many Malaysians,” explained Chan.
Toh Lee is named after a peach tree, which originated in China. The tree has massive stems and delicate pale pink flowers which bloom in April.
“Toh Lee”, also known as the “Good Luck Peach”, is a symbol of prosperity as seen in the selection of food served.
Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant is renowned for its Beijing, Cantonese and Sichuan dishes.
Start off with the “Heavenly Set” menu which comprises the Deep-fried Crab Claw, Chilled Prawns with Mayonnaise and Jellyfish with 80-year-old balsamic vinegar.
As for the soup, the Braised Shark’s Fin in Casserole Beijing-style will definitely arouse your taste buds.
The Deep-fried Chicken coated with Banana and Yam Paste is interesting and pleasing to the palate, with its fusion of local and Western flavours.
The fish dish — Baked Cod with Pomelo Honey Glaze, is creative and unusual as there is a tasty balance between the sweet and savoury flavours.
Fried rice is a common and favourite dish in Chinese cuisine. However, chef Chan has his own recipe which is aromatic and delectable.
Try the Wok-fried US Scallop with Thyme Cream Sauce served with Garlic Fried Rice. End your meal with something refreshing like the Fresh Fruits and Passion Fruit Sherbet.
You can also opt for the “Blissful Set”. The Deep-fried Garoupa Fillet with Passion Fruit Salsa and Stir-fried Prawns with Fermented “Fremenia Rice” and Tomato-Chilli sauce are interesting options.
You get a hint of the Indian and Malay elements of “sambal heat” in the prawns.
Enjoy a wholesome and hearty Double-Boiled Dried-Scallops and Pumpkin Clear Soup before you savour the crispy Peking Duck which is roasted and rolled in thin pancakes with condiments.
Delicately prepared is the Stewed Whole Abalone and Sea Cucumber and the juicy Stir-fried Sliced Duck with China Scallions on Clay Plate.
The tender duck slices are served on crispy noodles and topped with piping hot gravy. This dish can be described as inventive and earthy.
End your lunch on a savoury and sweet note with the Baked BBQ Chicken Puff with Black Poppy Seeds served with Chilled Sea Coconut and Honey Lemon Jelly.
Fit for a business lunch, family-get-togethers and special occasions, the Oriental Set Menus are priced at RM95 per person and RM115 per person. These set menus require a minimum of four persons.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.