It was believed that the moon is at its roundest and brightest on the 15th August of the lunar calendar. On this day, family members gather together to share a meal and have mooncakes as full moon signifies reunion.
Traditionally, mooncakes are a must-have during Mid-Autumn Festival. This year, Tao’s Chinese Cuisine’s Master Dim Sum Chef, Chef Lo Tian Sion and his team unveil their mooncake curations this year themed Orient Lustre. The series blends classics with fresh modernity, featuring a range of baked mooncakes and delicately crafted snow skin mooncakes, presented in a classic elegant packaging.
Stealing the limelight this year is the chef’s signature – Almond Baked Skin, Pandan, Cream Cheese Salted Yolk and Chestnut Mooncake which is designed in a beautiful flower shape. Different than the usual flour-based baked skin mooncake, this lusciously crafted piece uses almond bulbs as its skin as a healthier option since almond is high in fibre, it prevents the blood sugar level from sudden spiking unwantedly. While the signature is innovating, those who enjoy the classic flavours can indulge in the all-time favourites such as Red Bean Paste with Nuts, Traditional Mixed Nuts, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts or the Golden Jade with Single Yolk.
Another signature Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate is also back by popular demand. Guests can expect a burst of rich durian flavours when they bite into the pastry. With such a medley of King of the Fruit and chocolate, every bite is a pleasant contrast.
Another extravagant snow skin gem is Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest. This blue precious is a must-try for those who appreciate collagens. Both of these Durian and Bird’s Nest snow skin mooncakes were crowd’s favourites of 2017 and 2018.
Be sure to try out Chef Lo’s new flavours – Green Tea Paste with Tiramisu, and Pomegranate Snow Skin with Teo Chew Yam Paste and Single Yolk as both are beautifully crafted and the combinations are match made in heaven.
Another mooncake collection taking the centre stage this year is the animal-design Kids Mooncake Set presented in an adorable Bee backpack. There are four types of mooncakes, Cherry Jelly with Red Bean Paste, Chocolate and Raisin, Green Bean with Chocolate Chip and Custard with Oreo. Priced at RM 80nett per set, these mooncakes are fully handmade and absolutely fun to look at before tasting them.
The Orient Lustre series is available from 22 July to 13 September 2019 at the hotel’s lobby from 11.00am to 8.00pm daily and Tao Chinese Cuisine from 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6.30pm to 10.30pm. Baked skin varieties are priced from RM 30nett per piece and snow skin mooncakes are from RM 32nett per piece.
Purchases made before 10 August 2019 are entitled for a 25% off a box of four mooncakes, not applicable for Kids Mooncake. Gourmet Collection members get 25% off, IHG Rewards Club member enjoy 20% off while CitiBank, CIMB Bank, Maybank, HSBC Bank and UOB Bank card holders get a 15% off with a minimum purchase of one box of mooncake and 10% off on the Kids Mooncake Set. Delivery charges within Kuala Lumpur City Center is RM 50 and within Klang Valley is RM 70.
Special discounts are available for bulk purchases, please call Tao Chinese Cuisine at +603-2782 6128 / 6172 or email us at email@example.com. Visit us at www.intercontinental-kl.com.my for latest happenings and offerings.