Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mooncakes @ Chynna, KL Hilton

With the time for mooncakes upon us again, there's no better place to usher in a season of sweetness than Chynna. This year, they've introduced another signature design and brought back their best-sellers from the past three years.
For 2009, the Red Lantern is their masterwork, blending Kirsch-laced white lotus, cheese and fresh raspberry. The flavours combine well but are rather subtle. Not as immediately impressive as the mooncakes from previous years.

From 2008, the Blue Moon, my favourite Chynna mooncake of all time. The Amaretto-tinged lotus is a smooth, creamy treat by itself, but whoever thought of mixing it up with a sourish, crunchy blueberry cheese feuilletine in the centre deserves a place in heaven.

The 2007 Golden Treasure reminds me of when I first fell in love with Chynna's mooncakes. Kahlua-infused tiramisu paste wrapped in edible gold snow skin, this is a visual knockout and an aromatic workout for the tastebuds.

Finally, here's the 2006 mooncake, filled with chocolate, sunflower seed and Bailey's. At first bite, it tastes mediocre, but when you hit the nutty, crunchy centre, it suddenly feels like one of the best candy bars you've ever had.

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  1. Thanks for the info. Will drop by tomorrow to get some. Did not know it's that time of the year again.

  2. chynna usually gets a good head start. but no rush, the mooncakes are available through early october...

  3. eh, the gold one should be good for rheumatoid arthritis.. if thrz real gold in it , that is;)

  4. how much per box???
    And you keep each and every picture of the mooncake that you bought from Chynna every year?? Lol... sweet!

  5. ciki: the silver one can be used to ward off werewolves :D
    leo: RM13 each. and no lar, these mooncakes are all available this year, even though some of them were originally introduced in previous years =)

  6. do I have to go there personally to buy???

  7. they do delivery but must buy minimum 20 boxes or something... here's the catalogue with details...

  8. @.@ it seems to be too early for mooncake...

  9. One thing i noticed abt the mooncakes..there's alcohol in everyone of 'em!! lol!

  10. ai wei: earlier and earlier every year :D
    nomad: not enough alcohol actually :D