Celebrate Mid-Autumn with Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series

Celebrate Mid-Autumn with Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series


Did you know, it’s believed that the moon is at its roundest and brightest on the 15th August of the lunar calendar. Some trivia for you. Traditionally mooncakes are a must-have during Mid-Autumn Festival, so let’s focus on some mooncakes today yes? I was over at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur the other day, at their Tao Chinese Cuisine restaurant to be exact. Read on for what we had, and what they have to offer this season. 

Celebrate Mid-Autumn with Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series
Celebrate Mid-Autumn with Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series
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.

Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series
Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series

Tao Chinese Cuisine
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
Address: 165, Jalan Ampang, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2782 6128 / 6172
Email: foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my

Chef’s Signature Mooncakes This Year


Almond Baked Skin, Pandan, Cream Cheese Salted Yolk and Chestnut Mooncakes make up the signature mooncakes this year. Designed in a beautiful flower shape, these mooncakes were different than the usual flour-based baked skin mooncake. Using almond bulbs as its skin, this should be a much healthier option! Yums. 

Chef’s Signature Mooncakes This Year
Chef’s Signature Mooncakes This Year
I want these, these, .. and these as well!
I want these, these, .. and these as well!

Of course, we still have the traditional favourites, Red Bean Paste with Nuts, Traditional Mixed Nuts, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts and the Golden Jade with Single Yolk. We can do no wrong indulging in these all-time favourites. 

Red Bean Paste with Nuts, Traditional Mixed Nuts, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts and the Golden Jade with Single Yolk
Red Bean Paste with Nuts, Traditional Mixed Nuts, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts and the Golden Jade with Single Yolk

Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate


An interesting mix indeed, we tried out the Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate. I was intrigued at the mix, and did ask from the Chef what inspired him.  Tao’s Chinese Cuisine’s Master Dim Sum Chef, Chef Lo Tian Sion mentioned they wanted a new twist on the usual durian mooncakes. It turned out really really well, as the salted caramel chocolate added a savoury sweet flavour to the durian flavours. Good stuff! 

Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate.
Durian Snow Skin Mooncake with Salted Caramel Chocolate.
The chocolate inside is an interesting addition
The chocolate inside is an interesting addition

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.
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All on a plate, notice the Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest. ?
All on a plate, notice the Butterfly Pea Flower Snow Skin with Bird’s Nest. ?

Kids Mooncake Set


Say what? Tao Chinese Cuisine even has an animal-design Kids Mooncake Set presented in an adorable Bee backpack. How cute! 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.

Kids Mooncake Set
Kids Mooncake Set
Cute!
Cute!

Pricing


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 RM30 nett per piece and snow skin mooncakes are from RM32 nett per piece.

Celebrate Mid-Autumn with Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series
Celebrate Mid-Autumn with Tao Chinese Cuisine’s Orient Lustre Mooncake Series

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 them at foodandbeverage@intercontinental-kl.com.my. Head to their website for latest happenings and offerings.


2 comments :

suituapui said...

I like the tiffin carrier in the one in your earlier post. I wonder if I can order online or not...or maybe some kind soul will buy for me and courier it over. Winkssss!!!!!

Henry Lee said...

Give me some durian snowskin mooncake pls! Which one is ur fav?