Friday, August 19, 2016

2016 Mooncakes @ Grand Harbour

Grand Harbour has been one of our reliable choices for classic mooncakes in recent years - 2016 is no exception, especially with the introduction of a new flavour that we really enjoy. When you open the package for the Golden Emerald Dates mooncake (RM19.50 per piece), the unmistakable aroma of dates flows forth, conveying an alluringly fruity sweetness. The fragrance carries forward into the flavour, which marries a red dates lotus paste with pandan & custard for a memorable richness, with morsels of longan for textural complexity. A confidently creamy & robust-tasting creation, with the added advantage that red dates are valued for superior antioxidant content, traditionally favoured by the Chinese for youthful skin.

In total, Grand Harbour is offering 12 types of baked & snow-skin mooncakes. Recommendations include the white lotus with black sesame & Shanghai mooncake with single yolk that should both please traditionalists, alongside signature staples like the white lotus with single or double yolk, mixed fruits & nuts, jade lotus with single yolk, red bean paste, snow skin yam paste & snow skin red bean.  All are available at Grand Harbour's outposts in Fahrenheit 88, Mid Valley Megamall & Da Men Mall. There's also a sturdy, well-designed limited-edition corporate gift box (MR128.80) containing four of the top favourite flavours.

We were here for the mooncakes, but we couldn't resist indulging in Grand Harbour's dim sum; these restaurants remain renowned for their interesting selection, which ranges from playfully crafted swan-shaped crispy durian puffs, steamed piggy buns with lotus seed paste, quail egg shrimp dumplings & mouse-evoking glutinous rice balls with coconut flakes to the Hong Kong-inspired thin, firm noodles showered with much-prized prawn roe powder & partnered with pork wontons, plus a multitude of other piping-hot morning & afternoon delights for a fun feast. Many thanks to Grand Harbour for having us here.

Grand Harbour Kuala Lumpur
Lot LG2-01 (01) & LG2-01 (02), Lower Ground Two, Fahrenheit 88, Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03 -2141-1763 or 03-2141-1660 
Lot G (E)-017 Ground External Floor, Mid Valley Megamall, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-2283-3398
Lot L4-15,16,17 & 18, Level 4, Da:mén USJ, 1, Persiaran Kewajipan, USJ 1, Subang Jaya. Tel: 03-8011-7172 

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10 comments:

  1. Check your email. I'm sending you my mailing address. Hehehehehe!!!

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    1. Suituapui: haha, i wonder if these mooncakes will survive the delivery journey to sarawak! :D

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  2. Oh my, mooncake season is upon us again! It feels like just recently only I bought mooncakes LOL! These days, there are so many flavor variations and combinations. But I still prefer lotus paste with single or double yolk. And oh, that dim sum - those little piggies are too cute to be eaten!

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    1. Phong Hong: ya, it feels like just a few months ago too when we were eating mooncakes in 2015, heh ;) yeah, in the end, a double-yolk with lotus paste is one of the most satisfying of all time :D i know a lot of children love those piggy buns! :)

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  3. I'm not crazy about mooncakes but some of the new snowskin varieties are appealing to me.

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    1. The Yum List: snow skin preparations do enable the mooncake chefs to be extra-creative! :)

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  4. I like the dim sum here too! :D

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    1. Rebecca: yay! the team there will be happy to hear that :D

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  5. Ah, I see that their animal-like dim sum is still around but this is the first time I'm seeing the mouse-like glutinous rice balls though...I'd like that :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: it does seem like the mouse ones are more recent addition - i don't recall them from previously either! :D

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