Yue Liang Yuan, Yue Liang Yuan, Yue Liang Zhao Zai Wo De Jia…
The radio stations are starting to play this song or some songs related with the moon and mid autumn festival.Besides that, you can see the shopping complexes or the supermarkets are now having mooncake promotion!
This year, Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant @ Nikko Hotel has something different for the mid autumn festival – the additional of 5 Basic key elements into the mooncake.
Each element is represented by specific colour, bringing harmony and auspicious overtones for this celebration.
(From Front to the Back)
Mini Pumpkin Paste with Cream Cheese and Gold Dust
Mini Durian Paste with milk Cream
Both are in white represent METAL element (or gold). Metal indicates harvest, business and success (financial).
Mini Green Tea Paste with Single Egg Yolk
Green in color represents WOOD element. Wood is creative and innovative, socialable and community minded.
Very strong and intense with green tea flavour, something I love 🙂
Mini Bamboo Charcoal and Egg Cream Paste with Silver Dust
Black in color represents WATER element. Water nourishes all living things. Water indicates travel, communication, and learning; also relates to literature, arts and media.
You May think why water isn’t in blue color?! Well, that’s the real colour behind the water in the five elements.
Mini Japanese Anko Paste with Rose Flavour
Pink in colour represents FIRE element. Giving energy and enthusiasm, an element of natural leader, brings warm and cheers too.
Chocolate Paste with Mixed Nuts.
Brown in colour represents the EARTH element. Giving stability and related to real estate and legacies. Earth is patient, just, honest and methodical.
It was real chocolaty and there were chunks of dark chocolate and mixed nuts in the mooncake.
Best of all, the mooncakes are non sweet 🙂
Besides the snow skin mooncake, you may also find the traditional baked mooncakes –
White Lotus and Single Egg Yolk
Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts
Pandan Paste with Egg Cream and Walnuts
Red Bean Paste with Sunflower Seeds
White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk.
(left) Traditional Baked Mooncake; (right) Snowskin Mini 5 Elements Mooncake
I heart the one with Pandan Paste. it was non sweet, fragrant and intense with natural Pandan flavour.
also, We had a chance to watch the demonstration of mooncakes making on spot!
Chef Lo Tian Sion
Chef Lo Tian Sion was demonstrating the snowskin mini bamboo mooncake making process.
Citygal tried a hand on making mooncake 🙂 she has made a great pretty piece ^^ Talented e *wink*
For every RM 100 spent in a single receipt for moon cake purchases, you will be entitled a RM 10 Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant Dining Voucher.
Purchases of 5 boxes and above, you will be entitled to a Zi Wei Dou Shu 紫微斗数 (the purple star system) or Ba Zi 八字 (the 8 characters) reading by Madam Leong Siew Wei, Chinese Astrologist.
Mooncakes are available from 1st August to 22nd September 2010
To order your mooncake, please call 03-2782 6128
or you can make purchases at The Deli and Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant.
Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant
Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
165, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2161 1111
Fax: 03-2161 1122