Durian mooncakes winning fans


New flavours: (From left) Hotel Jen food and beverage executive Lim Wey Veen, Yeoh, general manager Gavin Weightman and trainee Amelia Low holding platters of the different new varieties of mooncakes that were served to the guests at the mooncake tasting and lantern-making demonstration at Jen Hotel in Penang.

THE usual fare of eggs yolks, red beans and lotus paste take a back seat with ‘modern mooncakes’ from Hotel Jen Penang.

Get your taste buds ready for mooncakes of a new generation bearing durian, cappucino, green tea, custard and orange flavours.

The hotel recently held a tasting session for the media to introduce their hip rendition of this classic Chinese festive food.

The green tea mooncake was a fresh difference that retained the Oriental aroma, while the zesty orange was a new taste worth acquiring.

The session quickly ran out of the durian variety, proof that this king of fruits has loyal fans among Malaysians. There was also a Chinese lantern workshop after the tasting session.

Jen Hotel Penang communications manager Ellie Yeoh said the event was to bring back childhood memories while introducing the new mooncakes, which are now for sale at the hotel lobby.

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