Talking to the Moon(cakes)

The creme de la creme of mooncakes are all available right in town. 

Long ago, this round ‘Chinese cake’ was created as an offering when worshipping the moon during the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. The tradition, however, slowly evolved, moving away from worshipping the moon and more towards celebrating the auspicious date where kids play with lanterns, and adults exchange mooncakes as gifts. Today, not only are mooncakes made to be a delightful gift for your loved ones, they have also become a delicacy of their own with a variety of flavours and designs. Here are top 3 picks for you to indulge on this Mid-Autumn Festival.

Nobu KL

Known for its innovative new style Japanese cuisine, Nobu has incorporated delectable Japanese flavours into mooncakes. Among this year’s distinct fillings include Miso (fermented soybean paste) yolk, Green Tea, Shiso (Japanese mint leaf) and Black Goma, within a traditional mooncake or Mochi skin.

 

The Nobu Style Mooncakes are presented within a luxurious, reusable lacquered box with gold finishings, adorned with commemorative motifs of traditional Koi Carps. A symbol of luck, prosperity, and good fortune, the Koi Carp is also an ideal illustration for the Nobu Style Mooncakes, having rich symbolism in both Chinese and Japanese culture.

For inquiries, reservations and to place orders, please call 03-21645084 or Whatsapp 019-3895085.

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Good news to our Muslim friends! Share the merriment of tradition with Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s collection of halal mooncakes, meticulously crafted from the finest and freshest ingredients, in baked and snow skin varieties. Purchase any 4 mooncakes from these 10 available flavours and take home the elegantly designed crimson mooncake box:

  • Snow Skin Roselle Ruby (2017 Signature)  | RM38nett
  • Snow Skin Heavenly Gold – (Top Seller)  | RM60nett
  • Snow Skin Blue Moon | RM35nett
  • Snow Skin Flower Drum | RM35nett
  • Traditional-style Baked with Five Nuts | RM36nett
  • Baked White Lotus Paste | RM35nett
  • Baked Lotus Paste with Single Yolk  | RM35nett
  • Baked Pandan Paste with Single Yolk | RM35nett
  • Baked Red Bean Paste with Almond Flake | RM35nett
  • Baked White Lotus Paste with Single Yoke  | RM35net

Click here for the mooncake brochure or click here to purchase online.

Li Yen, The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Li Yen Chinese restaurant in The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur is the place to go if you like your mooncakes naughty. Making a comeback this year due to popular demand is the Mini Snow Skin Cream Cheese with Port Wine Mooncake. A delicate snow skin encases a silky cream cheese centre, complemented with the rich and sweet port wine.

For more information, kindly call Li Yen at 03-27829033 or send an email to liyen@ritzcarlton.com.my.

* Featured image courtesy of Li Yen.

Basir Zainuddin

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