Monday, August 24, 2015

Moon-caking at The Intercontinental - Available till 27th September

And, the mooncake journey continues, this time, at the Intercontinental KL...  a stunning array reminding me of the United Colors of Bennetton, red and yellow black and white, they are precious in His sight, kinda array...

Specially crafted by dim sum chef Lo Tion Sion of Tao Chinese Restaurant of the hotel, flavours raneg from the more traditional lotus paste with egg yolk, to more exotic charcoal skinned with assorted nuts, which I thought was yummy.

Of course no mooncake preview is complete without a demonstration on how to make moon cake, and

Chef Demonstrating how to make the baked mooncake with pandan lotus paste.  Of course, as with all professionals, he made it look so easy, churning them out the way our local unis churn out graduates, except these were good quality.  A hint of beetroot is added into the skin to give it that nice pinkish tinge.

Next was the more exotic Snow Skin Durian Mooncake, and that yellow "pastry" is not the durian, the pale balls on the side plate are the durian, which have been frozen for ease of handling.  Yes, there is yellow coloring in the snow skin to get that summery yellow colour.

Malaysians are generally painfully shy, and trying to get the audience to volunteer was like trying to get a straight answer from a politician, so finally Lisa from the Intercontinental tried her hand at the Snow Skin Durian Mooncake, and did a sterling job I might add.  Obviously has had a lot of practice.

Chef holding up his creations.

It was then time for afternoon tea, to sample the various flavours.  Talk about sugar rush in the afternoon.

The classic baked mooncakes are priced from RM28nett per piece, starting with white lotus paste with almond nuts and single salted egg yolk (单黃榄仁白莲蓉月饼) representing the bright full moon during the festival; best-seller of white lotus paste with double salted egg yolks and almond nuts (双黃榄仁白莲蓉月饼); and pure white lotus paste with almond nuts (榄仁白莲蓉月饼).

Chef’s recommendation this festive is a new flavour with bamboo charcoal skin - a fascinating new addition to the baked skin series combining the fragrance of assorted nut (竹炭五仁月饼) in a distinctive charcoal crust. Another addition to this year’s baked skin series, the scarlet snow skin, includes the refined flavours of sweet snow skin infused with pandan and salted egg bean paste blend (雪桃红翡翠咸豆蓉月饼), promising a classic baked skin experience unlike any other.

The vibrant baked mooncake series is complemented with the endearing delights of mini snow skin mooncakes, priced from RM20nett per piece. The snow skin stars this year is a rich blend of mini “red prawn” durian moon cake with egg cream (迷妳冰皮紅蝦榴莲奶油月饼);

mini tiramisu paste with assorted honey nuts (迷妳冰皮提垃米苏蜜糖果仁干月饼);

and mini chestnut paste with diced hawthorn and pineapple paste (迷妳冰皮律子山楂鳳梨月饼), a petite beauty created with sprays of red hawthorn, making it a lovely, rosy treat perfect for picture opportunities.

Absolutely irresistible, the mini peanut butter snow skin, instilled with Japanese purple potato paste and yam omachi (迷妳花生冰皮日本紫薯芋茸麻糍月饼), is a great blend of Chinese and Japanese, with a surprise of omachi in the heart of the mooncake.

The variant of mini snow skin will enthral guests with other choices of mini snow skin with pandan coconut paste in single yolk (迷妳冰皮翡翠椰茸单黄月饼); and mini yam and white skin with pumpkin and green tea paste (迷妳鸳鸯冰皮绿茶金瓜泥月饼

The classic baked mooncakes and mini snow skin mooncakes collection comes designed in the custom InterContinental icon and imperial wording imprint, giving it a regal touch. Packed in vibrant gift boxes encased by a butterfly motif, the mooncake collection makes a great gifting choice for friends and family with elements synonymous with the illusion of mid-autumn season’s flower blossoms on a night of moon-gazing.

Enjoy the various flavours of handmade mooncake delicacies with the Early Bird discount, available for orders before 27 August with full payment received;
● 15% discount for a minimum order of 1 – 100 boxes
● 20% discount for a minimum order of over 101 boxes

Bulk purchase discounts are available for purchases from 28 August to 27 September;
● 10% discount for 51 – 100 boxes
● 15% discount for over 101 boxes and above

Complimentary delivery services within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and Klang Valley is available upon request for purchases of 20 boxes or more (one drop only).

 Credit card users for Maybank, Citibank, and CIMB will also enjoy a 15% discount for boxes. For reservation or more information, call Tao Chinese Cuisine at 03-2782 6000 or email the team at Tao Chinese Cuisine is a pork-free restaurant and is open daily from noon to 2:30 pm for lunch and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm for dinner.

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The packaging comes in this elaborate intricate box :

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