Mooncakes @ Lai Ching Yuen Grand Millennium Hotel

Mid Autumn Festival is coming, on the 15th day of the eight lunar month, which translate to somewhere in September. I'm not really an expert on the dates, but there I was at Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant in Grand Millennium Hotel the other day to sample some of their delectable array of traditional and mini snow skin moon cakes.

Mini Snow Moon Cakes for the Mid-autumn festival at Grand Millennium Hotel
Mini Snow Moon Cakes for the Mid-autumn festival at Grand Millennium Hotel


Lai Ching Yuen,
Grand Millennium Hotel,
160 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: 03-2117 4180
Email: lcy@grandmillenniumkl.com
Website: http://www.grandmillenniumkl.com

Interior of Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant Grand Millennium KL
Interior of Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant Grand Millennium KL

Lai Ching Yuen Chinese Restaurant itself was a rather pretty sight, which was a good place to dine in. We were there to check out their nice mooncakes though, the Assorted Fruit and Nut, Red Bean Paste, Pure White Lotus , or Pure White Lotus with Single Yolk to name a few. 

Mooncakes @ Lai Ching Yuen Grand Millennium Hotel
Everything in a box

We had some of the newer snow skin type of moon cakes too, namely the Mini Snow Skin Moon cake With Passion Fruit Lotus Paste, Mini Snow Skin Moon cake Durian Lotus Paste , Mini Snow Skin Moon cake Spiruline Lotus Paste or our Mini Snow Skin Moon cake  Green Tea Lotus Paste. 

An assortment of Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes with the more traditional Moon Cake in the foreground
An assortment of Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes with the more traditional Moon Cake in the foreground

This year, Lai Ching Yuen brought out an assortment of 8 different choices of snow skin moon cakes. Eight totally different flavours, which is bound to get your taste buds all excited and all. Do check some of the choices out as below. 

Mini Snow Skin Mooncake pure dates paste - RM12.80
#1 Mini Snow Skin Mooncake pure dates paste - RM12.80
Mini Snow Skin mooncake spiruline lotus paste - RM13.80
#2 Mini Snow Skin mooncake spiruline lotus paste - RM13.80

The first two mini snow skin mooncakes which arrived were the pure dates paste and spirulina lotus paste variant. I had a more traditional tongue hence I took an immediate liking for the pure dates which were sweet and really smooth. The spirulina lotus paste version however had a really healthy twist to your usual mooncakes. It was less sweet, and had a slight tinge of that spirulina taste to it. 

 Mini Snow Skin Mooncake with White Lotus Paste - RM12.80
#3 Mini Snow Skin Mooncake with White Lotus Paste - RM12.80




Call me old-fashion, but any mooncake with the original white lotus paste inside is a good mooncake to me. Here at Lai Ching Yuen we had the mini snow skin version of it, with my favourite white lotus paste inside. The texture of the snow skin was really nice, leaving a cooling feel to the mouth, while the lotus paste had this creamy and fragrant taste to it.


Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Passion Fruit Lotus Paste
#4 Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Passion Fruit Lotus Paste - RM12.80

A unique mooncake flavour which I had the chance to savor was the Mini Snow Skin Mooncake with Passion Fruit Lotus Paste. If you like the taste of passion fruits, then you'll love this, as it was rather unique. Sweet, yet fruity, that pretty much sums out how this mooncake turned out. 

On top of the ones pictured above, we had an assortment of other delights which came in the form of the red bean paste, Durian lotus, and the pandan lotus mini snow skin mooncakes. I personally loved the durian flavoured one, as the chef actually used real durian pulp as its filling.

Assorted traditional mooncakes (Red Bean, Single Yolk White Lotus, Double Yolk White Lotus, White Lotus and Assorted Nuts)
Assorted traditional mooncakes (Red Bean, Single Yolk White Lotus, Double Yolk White Lotus, White Lotus and Assorted Nuts)

The prices for the traditional mooncakes ranged from RM23.80 for the Red Bean Mooncake to RM29.80 for the richer double yolk white lotus mooncakes. As for the exotic assorted nuts mooncake it was priced at RM27.80, made from a combination of almonds, walnuts, hazelnus, pistachio and more inside. It was all good though, which I actually preferred as compared to the more recently hyped up snow skin mooncakes. 

Chef Thye from Grand Millennium demonstrating to us how to whip up a snow skin mooncake within a couple of steps
Chef Thye from Grand Millennium demonstrating to us how to whip up a snow skin mooncake within a couple of steps


While we were there enjoying the mooncakes, Chef Thye actually came out to give us a demonstration of how these mooncakes were formed out from these mold. Do check out the video above. We even got a chance to try our hand at making one ourselves, which was pretty cool. It looks really easy, but when you try it, it's actually really tough to get the perfect shape out. 

Hey that's Janice with her "handmade" mooncake! I was just in the picture to point at it.
Hey that's Janice with her "handmade" mooncake! I was just in the picture to point at it.

For those who wish to share the traditional delights with family and friends, the hotel actually do provide these gift boxes. The Fortune Mooncake Gift Box is priced at RM112++ (per box of 4 items) while the Full Mooncake Gift Box is priced at RM108++ (per box of 8 items). 

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur also has offer for those who prefer to pack for a simple reunion where one can select from an selection of mooncakes starting from RM12.80++ per piece to RM29.80++ per piece.



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9 comments :

  1. Ya...I'm old-fashioned too. No snow skin for me, don't like...give me the traditional. The double yolk white lotus will do, please. You have my mailing address????? Hint! Hint! LOL!!!

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  2. wow..so presentable..yummy!

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  3. wow, very nice mooncake leh, look at the colors, so vibrant and so attractive.. and nice to make your own mooncake too right??

    p/s: i didn't see you on the drum tao performance.. i just heard somebody saw you, but i cannot find where were you lah dude~~ :p

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  4. oh no.. snow skin are my favorite.. drooling.. lovely moon cakes @_@

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  5. STP,
    haha. it was only a tasting session, go there makan.. no extras! lolll :P .. but i don't mind. Hey i don't have your mailing address, hmm got to get it from you soon.

    Wenn,
    Yep, they actually laid it out really nicely! lol :)

    SK,
    yup! it was an awesome feeling getting to make it. haha, the mrs loved it more actually. :)

    Oh, awww would have love to catch up with you one day. We are neighbours in Setapak right?

    June,
    Oooo, I actually prefered the more traditional one. hahaha, snow skin is just too "young" for me :P

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  6. i love snow skin le. last time when i was still at high school, one of the teacher makes really good snow skin mooncake. the best i have ever had! yum!

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  7. You are just in the picture to point at it! LoL! U are so cute Isaac!!

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  8. looks so yummy!!!

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  9. Snow skin is never something I would prefer to have, but I always love the traditional ones. :D

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