Monday, August 6, 2012

2012 Mooncakes @ Toh Lee, InterContinental Hotel KL

Introducing the Mid-Autumn Collection 2012 from Intercontinental KL..



Modelling for us today is Ms.C from "Baby Sumo's Modelling Agency". She will be modelling the latest Mid-Autumn Collection 2012, a black and red classic handbag from the InterContinental KL line. Clothes are model's own. :)




Perfect for all occasions...



Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival in style with these freshly made mooncakes from Toh Lee, InterContinental KL created by Master Chef Lo Tian Sion. You can choose from traditional baked ones such as white lotus paste with single egg yolk and red bean paste with sunflower seed, or for something different, try the pandan & pumpkin paste with macadamia nuts and Japanese spirulina skin with sweet potato and nuts. The snow skin mooncakes selection is rather unique, with flavours such as durian paste with oats, almond milk cream with bird's nest or dragon fruit paste with cream cheese. The latter is one of my favorite snow skin ones this year.

The mooncakes are presented in InterContinental KL's stylish mooncake bag, in black and red. There is also the Limited Edition Collection 2012 in cherry red, only 1000 on offer. The ultimate bag is the Couture Collection 2012 in red, where you can have your name embossed on it with only 100 pieces available. I remember seeing a similar version last year and many ladies eyeing it at the mooncake fair in MidValley! (Guys, if you wanna impress your fashionista girlfriend / wife, this is THE ONE to get them especially if they are mooncake aficionados as well)

Toh Lee's mini snow skin mooncakes





Master Chef Lo Tian Sion

Last week, we were invited to Toh Lee for an exclusive preview of the Mid-Autumn Collection 2012. Firstly, Master Chef Lo demonstrated to us how to make the baked white lotus paste with nuts and mini snow skin with green tea paste and single egg yolk. Will share the recipe soon.

We treated to a 5-course dinner before we sampled some of the mooncakes on offer.

Double boiled soup of the day

Crispy roasted chicken with fragrant spicy sauce

Sauted diced assorted vegetables with cashewnut


Braised assorted fresh mushroom


Deep fried garoupa fillet with mango salsa


We sampled a total of 8 flavours that night. What really stood out for me was the mini snow skin with dragon fruit paste and cream cheese. I also liked both the yam paste snow skin and white lotus paste that came with the egg yolk... the egg yolks from Toh Lee are of exceptional quality - creamy and salty. The mini durian paste with oats is rather unusual, as the oats give the mooncake some texture.




Durian paste with oats (RM18)


Salted egg yolks at Toh Lee is good... more please!

We were also presented with some mooncakes to try at home, 3 snow skin and 2 baked ones. My favorite ones are the mini snow skin with green tea paste and single egg yolk and also the white lotus paste with double egg yolk. And Baby C is totally smitten with the gorgeous handbag!


Green tea snow skin with single egg yolk (RM16)


Green pea paste with custard  (RM16)


Yam paste with single egg yolk (RM16)



Traditional baked mooncake


White lotus paste with double egg yolk (RM24)


Pandan and pumpkin paste with macadamia nuts (RM24)

Definitely the most gorgeous mooncake bag in KL


And here are some more photos of my little model, just in case you can't get enough of her the handbag.. ;)







Full mooncake list


Mooncakes will be on sale at InterContinental KL from 1 August to 30 September 2012.

Full set of photos can be viewed on my Facebook page here. 


Price range: RM16+- RM30+.

Location: Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant, InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 165 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur (previously Hotel Nikko).

Tel: +60 3 2782 6128

Website: http://www.intercontinental-kl.com.my/dining/toh_lee_restaurant.asp

GPS Coordinates: 3.160249, 101.717584

35 comments:

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    1. What/who you referring to? Hehe ;)

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    3. Both Baby C and the designer mooncake bag lar =)

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  2. what a cutie.. can i eat here? LOL

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  3. So cuteee....Baby C has the potential!! =)

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    1. She loves the bag, so she happily pose with it for photos.

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  4. Baby C looks so cute, and the handbag suits her well.

    The egg yolk looks good!

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    1. The egg yolk here is good, hence I like all the mooncakes with egg yolk from InterCon.

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  5. The mooncakes look good but your daughter steals the thunder in this blog post :)

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  6. Wow, the bag looks very fashionable!
    I haven't had any mooncake yet, sob sob.

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    1. Never mind, it's still early days.... got more than 1 1/2 mths more to eat!

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  7. wow, great pics of baby c! she's so photogenic :D

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    1. She was very cooperative during this shoot, we had lots of fun (me taking photos, her posing). Of cos she got a reward at the end ;)

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  8. That is such a creative mooncake bag which will survive a walk on 5th Avenue New York too. Hahaha, perhaps not quite that far, how about Starhill gallery? Baby C is so adorable in these modelling photos.

    The shot of those egg yolks is definitely #foodporn!

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    1. Last year I saw many people buy the mooncakes just for the bag. The mooncakes are good too!

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  9. How would you rate the sweetness of the snow skin mooncakes on a scale of 1 to 10?

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    1. It's hard to judge since all of us have different sugar tolerance. I would say MO's are less sweet than these.

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  10. Baby C is GORGEOUS !!! :D Okay , the food and the mooncakes as well ! lol

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    1. Hahahahah! It's hard not to notice Baby C in this blogpost.

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  11. With all these tasting around, you don't even need to buy mooncakes for yourself now, friend! Your girl certainly has some great potential here, haha! And the bag, I love it! I like the yam paste+1 single yolk & the pandan+pumpkin paste with macadamia nuts flavour.

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    1. Haha yeah, so far we dont need to buy our own mooncakes yet. Maybe later no more reviews, I will buy since still long time to go before Mooncake Festival arrives.

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    1. Hehe thanks so much for the compliment!

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  13. Baby C got potential to be a model! So stylish of her! :D

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    1. She pandai pose with the handbag this time ;)

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  14. Wahhhh!!!! The making of a supermodel, eh? LOL!!! Ooooo...nice bag!!! You have my mailing address? Hint! Hint! LOL!!!

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