Ring in the Mid-Autumn Festival
By Hiranmayii Awli Mohanan
EQ presents the Celestial Treasures, a collection of traditional baked mooncakes and hand-crafted snow skin mooncakes to meet the classic and contemporary palates. The Longevity Box is inspired by the Legend of the Jade Rabbit and features a silhouette of the Jade Rabbit, a symbol of longevity. The box comes in vibrant blue, a colour associated with optimism, serenity and health. The Autumn Box draws inspiration from the season itself, boasting natural elements on shades of coral that represent the warmth of a family reunion. The traditional baked mooncake set features traditional flavours such as Pure Lotus Double Yolks and Traditional Cantonese Mixed Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Single Yolk for the weight-watchers. Patrons can look forward to the Signature Pearl of Harmony that delightfully marries toasty black sesame and the savouriness of a salted egg yolk. EQ’s mooncake master, Chef Lai Wee Hong, has introduced a new flavour to the Snow Skin Mooncake Set — Taro with Sugar Winter Melon and Chinese Pickles. The new addition joins the sexisting flavours such as White Lotus with Osmanthus and Mandarin Peel, Black Sesame with Walnut and Almond, Blueberry with Rose and Dark Chocolate and Musang King Durian. The award- winning Yuzu Pandan will also be featured this autumn.
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THE ST. REGIS KUALA LUMPUR
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur rings in the Mid-Autumn Festival with style this year, featuring its Classic Trunk and a Limited-Edition Swarovski® Super Mooncake Trunk — a first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia and its second installation. Each year, The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s exquisite mooncake trunks take inspiration from Astor’s love for travel. This year, inspired by the hotel’s founder, John Jacob Astor IV’s exquisite penmanship during his many voyages across the globe, they pay homage to his travelling stationery trunk. Filled with exquisite quills and inks often used to pen letters to his mother, ‘The’ Mrs. Caroline Astor, he would write his thoughts down in his journal whilst travelling from Egypt to France on his honeymoon, pen letters to his associates – leading up to the opening of The St. Regis New York and whilst on voyage on board the Titanic. Embark on a visual journey with The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur as it reveals some of the extraordinary life events of John Jacob Astor IV and his travelling stationery trunk – with the exquisite mooncake trunks taking centre stage via a series of Instagram Stories on @stregiskl. The limited- edition Swarovski® Super Mooncake Trunk houses a mammoth 6.5” Prosperity Mooncake with Eight Yolks while the Classic Trunk encases a Lotus Seed Paste Single Yolk mooncake.
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FOUR SEASONS HOTEL KUALA LUMPUR
In the spirit of renewing bonds with family, friends and colleagues this Mid-Autumn Festival, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur unveils a sensational selection of handcrafted mooncakes for gifting by the talented Yun House team. There are various renditions to choose from — those who favour delicate artistry can opt for the homemade Snow Skin Mooncakes, which come in two luscious flavours — Musang King Durian and Bird’s Nest with Red Dates. The pièce de résistance this year are Yun House x Bar Trigona Mooncakes, which are distinct and depart from the norm, reflecting cocktail-inspired tastes from the award-winning bar. Savour Old-Fashioned, a masterful medley of whiskey, trigona honey and cedar wood bitters or get a taste of Judgement, concocted with ingredients such as jackfruit, aged rum and triple sec. Also on offer are Baked Mooncakes with luxurious fillings such as Pu Er Tea Paste with Tangerine Skin, and Szechuan Ma La Mung Bean. The selection includes summer-inspired creations such as Mango with Lotus Seed Paste, as well as mooncakes with an egg yolk, symbolic of the harvest moon and a sign of good luck. The Four Seasons gift box is beautifully designed in a sumptuous shade of red, reminiscent of glamorous theatres and mythical dragons, while the embossed floral pattern evokes a feeling of joy and harmony with nature, perfect for friends and family.
OH CHA MATCHA
Oh Cha Matcha (OCMC) snow skin mooncakes makes a comeback, this time with new flavours to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 21, 2021. What makes OCMC’s mooncakes distinct is its sugar-free, dairy-free and natural ingredients for everyone to relish. These little wholesome delights, priced at RM60 per box are made without artificial syrup, sugar and colouring. The new flavours include Matcha Mung Bean (Matcha Snowskin & Beetroot Snowskin), Hojicha Mung Bean (Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin) and Genmaicha Mung Bean (Blue Spirulina Snowskin). The naturally- derived pastel hues are pleasing to the eyes while the unique flavours are scrumptious and wholesome.
W KUALA LUMPUR
This Mid-Autumn Festival, fall in love and get ‘moonstruck’ with the vibrant colours of W Kuala Lumpur’s mooncake collection. Featuring a functional yet trendy mooncake bag, it is birthed from a collaboration with Gung Ho, the dynamic trio behind the bold, sultry yet confident ‘Crazy Asians’ art pieces on the mooncake boxes. The collection comes in two radiant colours, Iridescent Blue or Luminous Purple, four mooncakes and a voucher for when you return to indulge in delicious offerings at Yen Cantonese Restaurant. The mooncakes are perfectly crafted by the culinary team at YEN, W Kuala Lumpur’s contemporary Cantonese restaurant and can be purchased in a set or individually. W keeps it classic this year with old-school favourites such as the Traditional Five nuts, Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk, White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seed and Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolks. You can also indulge in fun flavours such as Cendol Coconut and Mint Red Bean.