Monday, August 13, 2012

Mooncakes 2012 @ Chynna, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Last year, I tried over 40 mooncake flavours, and my favorite snow skin ones were from Hilton KL.

Every year, Executive Chef Lam Hock Hin would create a new snow skin flavour... this year, he incorporated the king of fruits, durian into this special limited edition mooncake called "Heavenly Gold". Not just any durian, but the most sought after durian in the world by durian aficionados - the Musang King durian, also known as Raja Kunyit.


Heavenly Gold


This premium mooncake is available at RM33 nett per piece. You can also purchase them by the box (RM276 nett for 6 pieces), and it comes in this gold limited edition box.



The Heavenly Gold is made using only fresh premium Musang King Durian enveloped in a delicate snow skin. Musang King durians and are prized for their full bodied aroma, bittersweet taste and thick clotted cream like texture. Biting into one of these mooncakes was definitely like eating the real thing - rich and creamy!





Durian may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the following three snow skin mooncakes were a HUGE hit in our household. Flower Drum, Yellow Moon and Blue Moon ... each with their distinctive tastes and qualities. Priced at RM19 nett each, they're actually cheaper to buy this year and still as good as ever!




The Yellow Moon, the signature mooncake from 2010, is filled with violet flower essence and chocolate centre with brandy flavoured lotus paste. Hubby loved this very much, I wonder if it has anything to do with the inclusion of brandy? Hehe.




I found the Blue Moon this year really great. The Blue Moon is a snow skin with Amaretto lotus paste and blueberry cheese Feuillantine. Kiddies love it too, especially Baby D who kept trying to eat the centre only! ;P







The Flower Drum was my favorite one from last year, a snowskin mooncake with lotus paste and a soft custard egg yolk centre in a pretty purple shade. This year, I felt that the salted egg yolk taste is more prevalent. A gorgeous salty/sweet combo!






If I smile nicely for the camera, maybe mummy will let me eat them ALL!


We also tried two of its traditional baked mooncakes - the baked white lotus and baked green tea paste with pistachio nuts. Both had very smooth paste and was not too sweet. Very nice! All baked mooncakes are priced at RM19nett too.






Other baked flavours available here are white lotus paste with single yolk, baked pandan paste with single yolk, baked red bean paste with almond flake, five nuts and lotus paste with single yolk. Box of 6 mooncakes which include 3 baked and 3 snowskin is priced at RM93 nett and Box of 4 baked mooncakes is priced at RM74 nett. Do check out their mooncake booth at the hotel lobby where you can get to taste of their delicious mooncakes.

Click here for review of Hilton KL's mooncakes from 2011.

*The photo without watermark is courtesy of Hilton KL. 

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

Location: Chynna Restaurant, Hilton Kuala Lumpur, 3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03- 2264 2264

Website: http://life.hiltonkl.com/

32 comments:

  1. and it's already mooncake time, way too fast!

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    1. Haha where got fast? I like that I have two whole months to enjoy mooncakes :D

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  2. I don't like snowskin. Prefer to stick to the authentic traditional ones.

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    1. KL has many many good snow skin mooncakes!

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  3. I like all the mooncakes from Hilton KL, esp the snow skin ones. So yummy!

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    1. Me too! The skin is just nice and the fillings are very unique.

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  4. Wow nice photos and I can confirm these are very nice mooncakes :-)

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    1. Thanks ;) I know you generally prefer the baked ones, but you really did like the snow skin ones from Hilton, right? :)

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  5. oh..the durian mooncake is killing me.... want it so badly .....

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    1. It's one of the purest one you'll find in KL.

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  6. These moon cakes are very pretty! Especially the durian and the blue one...love the colours.

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    1. Yeah I love how intricate and pretty they are. And they taste absolutely delicious too, I think you'll like them too.

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  7. Baby D has got it right! the center of the blue moon is the best part! :D

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    1. Hehehe you and him cannot share the Blue Moon then, or else both will be fighting for the centre ;P

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  8. i didn't really like their yellow moon. a bit too weird for my liking. maybe i should try heavenly gold!

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    1. Did you not? I thought it was really nice!

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  9. Your pictures nicer. Love how you arranged the mooncakes. :)

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    1. Aww thanks. I really love photographing mooncakes.

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  10. Mooncakes...I think I am eating a lot more than last year. LOL.

    The blue amaretto looks gorgeous. Almost magical!

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    1. Heheheheh aren't they wonderful things?

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  11. Oh due, those durian mooncakes look so creamy and tempting from the pics, but I know I couldn't even get close to them with the smell. :-)

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    1. Hubby wouldn't touch the durian one too, but he ate everything else ;)

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  12. High 5 Baby D! I think I'll be trying to suck out all the filling in the middle too..=D The durian looks really good too..I thought Haagan-Daaz mooncakes were expensive gifts..looks like this tops that. hahah

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    1. Heheheh surprisingly its cheaper to buy it per piece than per box. The custom made box must be quite special.

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    1. Delicate looking and delicious tasting.

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  14. When is this year's mid autumn festival?Are you going to break last year's record,haha!There are 2 frozen types of durian selling in the Asian grocery shops,1 is from Thailand which can also be found at the major western supermarkets & the other 1 is this musang durian from Malaysia but this only available in the Asian grocery,I never buy durians here b4 as my family doesn't know how to appreciate this heavenly tasty fruit & hubby keeps complaining it stinks so I can only have it when I get back to m'sia

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    1. 30 Sept, Jessie! Still long time to go... so far I've already eaten 39 flavours and I still have 1 1/2 mths to go ;)

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  15. How's the packaging this year? Last year they had such gorgeous boxes!

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    1. Personally I prefer last year's box, but this year one not bad also.. can multifunction as a jewellery/stationary box later.

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  16. so what's the mooncake count now? :P

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    1. Break last year record edi... 51 flavours edi this yr. ;P

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