Friday, August 10, 2012

Hilton Musang King Mooncakes & DC Eid Macarons

Festivities mean food; here's a look at saccharine specialties to celebrate two fast-approaching seasons of love (how do you measure, measure a mooncake?).

Refusing to be boxed in, Chynna at the KL Hilton remains one of the city's most recommended purveyors of Mid-Autumn marvels.

Purchase four mooncakes and receive a beautiful case for free, sturdy enough for storing keepsakes long after the mooncakes have been consumed.

Hilton's 2012 highlight: handcrafted Musang King snowskin durian mooncakes, filled 100 percent with the flesh of this spiky fruit.

A royally creamy "Heavenly Gold" Raja Kunyit premium concoction, delicately but indelibly flavored. Costs slightly upward of RM30 per piece.

Also well worthwhile: snowskin lotus paste with soft salted egg yolk custard.

Blue Moon: Amaretto lotus paste with blueberry cheese feuillantine (under RM20).

Deliciously Chocolate is another brilliant bet for gift-giving to friends with a sweet tooth; throughout the Aidilfitri celebration over the next month, here's what's in store.

Pandan-infused macarons, comprising coconut shavings and gula melaka for a memorably chewy center, not a creamy one. Thanks to flavors reminiscent of many a Malay kuih, this might be something a village matriarch could love.

Also inventive: macarons with spiced cardamom and white chocolate (East, meet West), plus others flavored with raspberries and filled with pomegranate ganache.

And of course, there's no leaving a place like Deliciously Chocolate without a chocolate treat like this mega-muffin, enough for two to share.
Earlier entries on Deliciously Chocolate @ Menara IMC: Nov. 10, 2011 and April 29, 2012.


Mooncakes @ Chynna KL Hilton.
Macarons @ Deliciously Chocolate,
Menara IMC, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm.
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34 comments:

  1. Wow that's probably the most impressive mooncake box I've ever seen.

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    1. Timing: it's a really nice box. Even if they had tried to sell it for RM50 on its own, i'd have felt it was worth it! =)

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  2. Would love to try the Musang King mooncake. But the hefty price tag made it hard to swallow. Haha.

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    1. Chong: yeah, it was nice, but i'm not gonna fork out RM30 again for it. though on second thought, many desserts at restaurants already cost nearly RM30 these days, so RM30 for a mooncake that two can share seems kinda OK, heh =)

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  3. now they have come out lots of varieties of mooncake..
    but I still prefer the original - lotus with egg yolk..

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    1. Simple Person: oh yeah, the classic mooncake is nice too, but even though i enjoy the lotus paste and love the egg yolk, i'm not a fan of the hard skin, heh =)

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  4. I see that you've managed to try the Heavenly Gold.. did u like it? I love all the snow skin selection from Hilton KL.

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    1. Baby Sumo: oh, i think if i were a major fan of durian, i might have loved it more. it was great enough that my friend and i could finish two heavenly golds in less than 10 minutes, but i'd still rather have, say, a mangosteen mooncake, heh :D

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  5. I normally find mooncake gift boxes add to clutter, but the Chynna ones I would definitely want, even though I wouldn't know where to put it, haha :P

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    1. Synical: heh, i had no practical use for the box, so i gave it to a friend who might give it to another friend, heh. it's very pretty and nicely crafted! :D

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  6. WOW! Musang King Durian mooncake!!
    But I think I'll still prefer eating durian as it is. hehe....

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    1. Melissa: ooo, i'm not sure i've ever had a musang king durian before this. i think i only eat durian desserts, i rarely ever buy durian fruits :D

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  7. OMG durian mooncake!!!! :D sigh... but I'm never home for mooncake festival...
    I love how the mooncakes are getting as colourful as macarons! :P

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    1. Vien: yikes, if only your family could ship over some mooncakes to you! but yeah, at this rate, it won't be too long before we see wasabi mooncakes maybe, heh :D

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  8. I just went to buy some mooncakes, finally! hahaha.

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    1. CK: enjoy your mooncakes! if you have the chance, it's worth trying kl hilton's ones also :D

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  9. what I really want is a 4 egg yolk mooncake, i wonder if it exists.

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    1. KY: i hope some restaurant or hotel offers it someday. i'd very happily buy it too! :D

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    2. KY: make your own mooncake you can even put more than four egg yolk but ur mooncake will be gigantic size...

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    3. Cindy: heh, that could be an interesting experiment =)

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    4. Cindy: no need for advance orders, but can call the hotel first to make sure the mooncake flavor that you want is available =)

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  10. Durian..Amaretto lotus....wow... This is really something exclusive!! XD I wanna try the Durian !!!! look at the fleshy yellowish durian!! *DROOLS*

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    1. Eunice: oh yeah, it's pretty much pure durian, not mixed with other substances that would jeopardize its taste and texture. hope you get the chance to check it out =)

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  11. I definitely in love with the box...and the flavors was great but a little bit pricey...well if it taste good why not right?

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    1. Cindy: oh yeah, the box is a real attraction. at first i only bought three pieces, but when they said we could get the box free if we bought four, i happily bought another piece :D luckily they all tasted good =)

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    2. can we buy on the spot?or must preorder first?

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  12. Beautiful packaging. I'd have to stay well away from those durian creations though. The Blue Moon seems more up my alley. :-)

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    1. The Yum List: oh yeah, I think anyone would be pleased to receive these mooncakes in this packaging as a gift. Oooh, besides the Blue Moon, there's also a Yellow Moon mooncake sold here, with equally attractive ingrediients :D

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  13. Quite a bit of durian mooncakes this year! Yet to try this musang king one though. Will have to lay my hands on it and make it count towards my 26 flavours this year. Hehehe

    The box looks good. I can think of plenty of good use for it post the mooncake festival:D

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    1. Missyblurkit: ya, it's full-blown durian mania this year! but wow, 26 flavors is a lot already! i haven't even hit 10 yet :D heh, ya, i'm not sure what my friend will be using the box for, but it'll sure be a beautifully eye-catching addition to his home decor :D

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  14. wow RM30 for a piece of mooncake?!! Oh my... i wonder when will someone start making a caviar mooncake and price it at RM100 a piece?!!

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    1. Eiling: heheh, that mooncake would be a real luxury! i'd have to share it with friends and i'd probably only be able to afford to eat a quarter of it :D

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  15. What's all the flavours available?

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    1. Demonic Angel: here's a link to this year's flavors http://life.hiltonkl.com/Promotion-Details/Dining-Promo/heavenlygold/

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