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Tao’s Trio Chef Wins Golden Award at the International Golden Chef Cooking Competition 2013

January 25, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

The chefs at Tao Chinese Cuisine of InterContinental Kuala Lumpur was recently challenged to showcase their masterful skills at the Fabulous Food 1Malaysia International Golden Chef Cooking Competition 2013 held at the PWTC Tun Razak Hall 1 on the 29th December 2013.

Guided by award-winning Executive Chinese Chef Wong Lian You, the three chefs – Chef Lim Vee Kee, Chef Lim Swee Lee and Chef Foo Se Tong spent the last month preparing for the competition that featured culinary maestros from around the world. Equipped with only basic kitchen appliances and an hour, the chefs were required to prepare a Chinese dish as the judges evaluated their cooking skills based on overall hygiene, presentation, taste, texture and colour of the dish. Tao's Trio Chef Wins Golden Award at the International Golden Chef Cooking Competition

Chef Lim Vee Kee scooped the Special Gold Medal with his winning dish of Pheonix Oriental Cod Fillet. Blending traditional Chinese fare with elements of Western cuisine, the judges were impressed by his creativity in line with the competition’s objective of promoting the special features and essence of the diverse international Chinese cuisine.

Chef Lim Swee Lee and Chef Foo Se Tong each won the Gold Medal as they awed the judges with their creative dishes of Steamed Fish Roll with Japanese Cawamushi in Morel Golden Broth and Braised Foie Gras Chicken Paste Sea Cucumber served with Assorted Mushroom in Winter Melon Ring. Chef Lim took a modern approach to his dish with Japanese influences whereas Chef Foo stuck to the traditional methods of Chinese cooking and played up his presentation.

Taking home the polished trophies, medals and certificates, the first time contestants were excited and thankful for the winning. They are enthused to continuously participate in more cooking competitions to enrich their culinary skills and knowledge.

“The young aspiring chefs showed great dedication and have invested a lot of long hours for the competition,” commented by Chef Wong. “This is the effort and commitment we deliver at Tao Chinese Cuisine to our guests. I am very proud of my team.”

Tao is designed to bring guests authentic and memorable dining experiences through revival of traditional cooking techniques, tailored by the skills of Executive Chef Wong, and exceptional menu items. “Tao”, which means peach in Chinese, is decorated graciously with bloom of the pale pink peach flowers and features hundreds of ornate Chinese teapots. The restaurant houses six elegant private rooms all named after the dynasties in China – Han, Song, Tang, Yuan, Ming, and Qin.

For dining reservations at Tao Chinese cuisine, call +603 2161 1111 or email

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