When tradition meets innovation


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  • Saturday, 19 Sep 2020

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Look out for the Snow Skin with Durian Musang King Mooncake, which was crowned champion in the durian category at The Star Mooncake Awards 2020. It features lush durian pulp delicately encased in melt-in-your-mouth snow skin. Also available until Oct 1 is a selection of baked and snow skin mooncakes, including Golden Pandan Pure Lotus Single Yolk, White Lotus Black Sesame and Snow Skin with Red Bean Paste. They are sold as a set, comprising mooncakes and packaging. The mooncakes are priced at RM168 nett for four pieces of Snow Skin Durian Musang King with packaging. For reservations, call 03-2144 8750 / WhatsApp 012-399 5021.

Dorsett Grand Subang

Making its return is the Dorsett Signature Blue Mooncake. This year’s version comes with pandan lotus paste – either plain or with single egg yolk. The crystal skin is infused with blue pea flower extract and is halal-certified. For durian lovers, the Musang King Durian Mooncake is a must-have. For the traditionalists, the baked varieties offer flavours such as red bean paste and white lotus paste – either pure, with single or double egg yolk. Prices start from RM30 per piece. Available until Oct 1, all baked mooncakes are packed in a gift box, while the crystal skin mooncakes come in a limited edition Dorsett Eski Bag (subject to a minimum purchase). To order, visit https://bit.ly/2X4DmL9

EQ Kuala Lumpur

Perfect for heartfelt reunions, gift-giving occasions and personal indulgence, the mooncakes are available at Nipah until Oct 1. Traditional baked flavours include Low Sugar White Lotus Single Yolk, EQ Signature Black Sesame Single Yolk and Pure Lotus Double Yolk, with some available in normal and mini sizes. The mini snow skin collection offers White Lotus with Dried Fruit, Yuzu Pandan with Pumpkin Seeds, Taro with Red and Black Goji, Green Tea Red Bean with Mixed Nuts, Rose Lychee and Musang King Durian. The delectable mooncakes come in a set of four or six pieces and are encased in elegant boxes with vibrant floral patterns. The limited edition boxes can double up as elegant photo frames after disassembling. Available until Oct 1, the mooncakes are priced from RM32 per piece. To order, visit https://bit.ly/3lA5T5YHilton Kuala LumpurThe “Royal Midnight” luxurious mooncake box, which doubles as a jewellery case, appreciates the fine art of simplicity and serves as a tribute to the beauty of traditions. Chynna’s signature mooncake this year is the Bulgarian Blush, featuring custard cream cheese, Bulgarian Rose petal jam and pine nuts. Also available are other snow skin and halal baked mooncakes, featuring flavours such as Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine, Traditional-Style with Five Nuts and Premium Musang King Durian. The mooncakes are priced from RM35 nett per piece and RM138 per box. All mooncakes are available for purchase until Oct 4. To order, visit www.takehome.hiltonkl.com

Hilton Malaysia

The hotel group’s “Lunar Charms” mooncake series fuse traditional aesthetics with a touch of modern interpretations to pay homage to the charm of the Mid-Autumn Festival. Presented in a birdcage-inspired four-tiered box, the mooncake box features warm tones with bird and floral motifs to convey peace and auspiciousness. Hilton Petaling Jaya’s mooncakes are priced from RM44 nett for a box of two and RM88 nett for a box of four. Flavour options include Baked Pandan Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Baked Red Bean Paste and Baked White Lotus Paste. Hilton Garden Inn Puchong’s box of four mooncakes is priced at RM138 nett. To order, visit https://bit.ly/2EMInSE

InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

The four new signature flavours this year are: Durian Snow Skin with Custard and Salted Egg Cream, Scarlet Snow Skin with Pandan, Minced Yolk and Bean Paste, Bamboo Charcoal Snow Skin with Milk Tea and Green Tea Snow Skin with Green Pea and Dragon Fruit. For traditional yet uniquely flavoured baked mooncakes, Tao Chinese Cuisine offers the Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest, White Lotus Paste Single Yolk and Golden Jade Single Yolk. The Oriental Splendour series mooncakes come tucked in a cherry blossom-inspired box or a luxe gift box bound in luxurious leather. Available until Oct 1, the mooncakes are priced from RM30 per piece and RM118 per box. To order, visit www.intercontinentalklshop.com

Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Enjoy the flavours of its traditionally baked mooncakes and snow skin varieties with innovative fillings – a perfect pairing for the Mid-Autumn season. Traditional varieties include Pure White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Golden Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, Assorted Fruits and Nuts and Hojicha Green Tea Lotus Paste. For the adventurous, indulge in snow skin flavours such as Yuzu Calamansi with Confit Orange Peel, Rainforest Tualang Honey and Figs, Signature illy Coffee with Macadamia Nuts and Chivas Whisky with Golden Raisins. The premium gift set box comes equipped with a mirror, doubling up as a beautiful jewellery case. Available until Oct 1, the mooncakes are priced from RM30 per piece and RM178 per box. For reservations, call 03-2263 7434.

Le Meridien Putrajaya

Le Mei is presenting five varieties of hand-crafted mooncakes, available until Oct 1. The signature creations this year are the Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Wasabi and Pistachio Nuts and Mini Snow Skin with Raspberry and Cashew Nuts. Other delectable flavours include White Lotus Paste with Single Egg Yolk, Pandan Paste with Hazelnut and Assorted Fruit and Nuts. The mooncakes are priced from RM20 per piece. To order, visit https://rb.gy/wt7us4

Mandarin Oriental,

Kuala LumpurFrom sinful chocolate mooncakes to all-time classics, Lai Po Heen’s mooncakes are priced from RM33 per piece and available until Oct 1. The halal-certified traditional baked flavours include Mixed Nuts, Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste with Melon Seed and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste. The snow skin collection includes Musang King Durian, Salted Egg Custard Paste and Cheese with Strawberry and White Lotus Paste. The chocolate mooncakes, made with locally sourced cocoa beans from Pahang, feature Malaysian Single Origin Dark Chocolate, Malaysian Single Origin Milk Chocolate and Red Berry Chocolate. To order, visit https://bit.ly/2YVTFuX

New World Petaling Jaya Hotel

To satisfy traditional enthusiasts, classics like Red Bean, White Lotus, Lotus with Single Yolk and Mixed Nuts will do just the job. Also available are the hotel’s bestselling mooncake: Longan Wolfberries, and three new flavours – Pomegranate Lotus, Blueberry Lava and Chocolate Tiramisu Lava. Each mooncake set is packaged in either an elegant jewellery box or tiffin carrier. The tiffin carriers are adorned with beautiful Chinese artwork and feature Chang’e in its design in reminiscing the tale of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The “Timeless Traditions” mooncakes are available until Oct 1. Prices start from RM128 nett per box of four pieces. To order, visit https://bit.ly/2YXcyNS

Nobu Kuala Lumpur

The “Full Moon” set comes with one of each mooncake flavour – Green Tea Lotus, Black Sesame Lotus, Kabocha (Pumpkin) Lotus with Single Yolk and Red Bean Paste. One box is priced at RM128 nett and is available until Oct 1. From design to taste, the mooncakes provide a flavourful experience rooted in traditional ingredients combined with Nobu’s Japanese influence. The kitchen team’s favourite is the Kabocha (Pumpkin) Lotus with Single Yolk. For reservations, call 03-2164 5084 or WhatsApp 019-389 5085.

One World Hotel, Petaling Jaya

Savour mooncakes with your loved ones this Mid-Autumn Festival, or present as gifts to relatives, friends and business associates as a way of fostering good relationships. Those who prefer traditional flavours can enjoy baked varieties such as White Lotus Paste with Single or Double Yolk, Supreme Mixed Nuts and Deep Fried Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk. The snow skin selection offers Red Bean Paste and Pumpkin Seed, White Lotus Paste and Durian Lotus Paste. Available until Oct 1, selected mooncakes come in low sugar versions. Priced from RM21.50 nett a piece, these creations are available as a la carte or set of four purchases. For reservations, call 03-7681 1159.Plaza Premium Group MalaysiaThe group’s newly launched “Prestige Mooncakes” comprise two mooncake collections. The Shanghai crust range, which contains less sugar, offers Pu Er with Pine Nuts, Lotus Melon Seeds with Single Egg Yolk and Black Sesame with Single Egg Yolk flavours. The crystal skin range features Durian, Green Tea and Red Bean flavours. Available until Oct 1, the mini mooncakes are priced at RM12 per piece and RM60 for a box of six. They are available at Plaza Premium Lounge (next to Aerotel Kuala Lumpur at Gateway@KLIA2), Plaza Premium First (KLIA), Flight Club (KLIA) and Flight Club Grab’n’Go (KLIA). To order, visit https://bit.ly/3jDwHAq

Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Shang Palace is set to impress with its delectable range of classic and contemporary mooncakes. Classic mooncake options include White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, Assorted Nuts and Sun-dried Fruits and Pandan Lotus Paste with Salted Mung Bean. The snow skin varieties include Ping Pei Durian, Ping Pei with Custard and Bird’s Nest and Ping Pei Dark Chocolate with Almond. There is also the chef’s signature Pandan Lotus Paste with Black Sesame and Bird’s Nest. The “Over The Moon” Mooncake Collection 2020 is available until Oct 1. It is priced from RM32 per piece and RM128 per box. To order, visit www.shangri-la-specials.comSheraton Petaling JayaThe hotel has put together a series of mooncake boxes that come in a combination of vibrant fuschia and blue colours and feature three designs – peony, plum blossom and Tiffany blossom. The boxes are functional as single purchase and stackable as a collection. Each box comes with four traditionally baked mooncakes – Pure Lotus Paste, White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Pandan Paste with Single Yolk and Red Bean Paste. Available until Oct 1, each set is priced at RM138. Yue Chinese restaurant has also prepared two types of eight-course menus, with a starting price of RM1,188 per set. For reservations, call 03-7622 8888 or WhatsApp 017-228 6098.

Sofitel Kuala Lumpur Damansara

The newly introduced Dragon Fruit with Blueberry Truffle Snow Skin is set to win hearts with its refreshing combination of the fresh dragon fruit cubes and puree, further enhanced with the sweetness of blueberry truffle. Other snow skin mooncakes include Black Charcoal with Cheese, Coffee Paste with Butter Cream and Pumpkin with Chocolate Truffle. The baked mooncakes include all-time favourites such as Red Bean Paste, White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk and Pandan Single Yolk. Available until Oct 1, the mooncakes are priced from RM36 nett per piece and RM198 nett for a premium gift box (that can be converted into a wine box). For reservations, call 03-2720 6688.

The Oriental Group of Restaurants

The Shanghai and Teochew Mooncakes are available at the group’s Muslim-friendly restaurants – Ruyi and Yu. Both retail at RM30 each. The Teochew Mooncake won the traditional baked category at The Star Mooncake Awards 2020, while the Shanghai Mooncake won the same category in last year’s awards. The snow skin range is available at all outlets across the group, except Ruyi and Yu. There are two types – D24 Durian and White Lotus Paste Single Yolk, which retail at RM37.50 and RM25 respectively. By special request and upon advance order, a Musang King version can be specially prepared at RM48 each. All mooncakes are available until Oct 1. To order, visit orientaltoyu.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Li Yen’s collection of signature classics make their return, including the exclusive Mini Snow Skin Moet and Chandon Champagne Mooncake and Mini Snow Skin Moet and Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne Mooncake. Back by popular demand is the Mini Snow Skin Cream Cheese with Port Wine Mooncake for a truly decadent treat. The traditional baked mooncakes include White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk, Red Bean Paste and Li Yen Kam Tui, filled with nuts and Chinese ham. Available until Oct 1, the mooncakes are priced from RM16 nett per piece, RM112 nett per box of four baked mooncakes and RM128 nett per box of eight mini mooncakes. For reservations, WhatsApp 018-646 8033.

The St Regis Kuala Lumpur

The hotel’s festive gift set is available in two designs – Classic Trunk with four pieces of White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk priced at RM180+ and Super Mooncake Trunk with a 16.5cm (6.5inch) Prosperity Mooncake with Eight Yolks priced at RM200+. Designed with versatility in mind, the travel-inspired mooncake trunks also serve as a box to store jewellery, toiletries and treasured keepsakes. The mooncakes are available until Oct 1. For reservations, call 012-280 1303.

The Westin Kuala Lumpur

The hotel introduces Mid-Autumn with a special twist this year – a tea pairing by artisanal premium tea brand Harney and Sons. All its mooncakes are halal-certified and priced at RM88 for one box of two mooncakes and two silken tea sachets or RM138 for two boxes of four mooncakes and four silken tea sachets. This year’s mooncake flavors include Osmanthus Lotus Single Yolk, Lotus Paste, White Lotus, Pandan Lotus, Red Bean Paste and Mixed Nuts. The tea pairing options include Paris, Japanese Sencha, Dragon Pearl Jasmine and Rooibos Chai. For reservations, call 03-2773 8495.W Kuala LumpurThe mooncakes are perfectly crafted by the culinary team at Yen, the hotel’s contemporary Cantonese restaurant, and can be purchased in a set or individually. Flavour options include Red Bean Paste with Tangerine, Almond Skin, Yellow Lotus Single Yolk, White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seed and Traditional Five Nuts. One set includes four pieces of mooncakes encased in a reversible bedazzled box, packed alongside a bright tangerine or sky blue tote bag. Available until Oct 1, the mooncakes are priced from RM41 nett per piece and RM168 nett per box. For reservations, call 012-347 9088.

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