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.
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