Few more days to ‘pat yut shap ng‘, ba yue shi wu, 八月十五，day fifteen on the eight month of the lunar calendar.
Have you start your mid autumn celebration, trying on the variety of mooncakes from each bakery; start finishing the stocked up mooncakes?!
After the Hary Raya, we will soon embed into another festive mood again. Yes! It’s the Mid Autumn Festival that falls on next week!
Thanks to Feedmelah.com and Hotel Equatorial, I was invited to Hotel Equatorial Mooncake Preview to sample their latest and new mooncake flavours as well as a variety of new dishes from Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant.
The Classic: Red Bean Green Tea (RM 13.90); Mixed nuts
Pumpkin Taro; Red Yeast Sweet Potato
Espresso Chestnuts; German Black Forest
Charcoal Baked Yam; Bamboo Hazelnut
New flavours are ranged from RM 17.90 to RM 18.90. My votes go to Charcoal Baked Yam with light yam taste and Bamboo Hazelnut which was low in sugar. Espresso Chestnut was perfectly blended with strong aromatic coffee flavour; German Black Forest was tad sweet to my liking. They do emphasize on a healthier version of mooncake where they actually reduce the amount of oil used in their mooncake.
Hotel Equatorial also offers the Shimmering Moonlight that resembles cute lil’ Gold Ingots symbolizing wealth, abundance and prosperity under their mooncake selection. A box of 9 mini ingots costs RM 38; limited to only 20 boxes per day. Advance order is required.
And, all these mooncakes will be packed into the classy and colourful boxes according to your preferences.
After the mooncakes sampling session, that’s the time for food feast.
Ginseng Chicken Soup
Rich Men’s Fried Rice (‘Fut Lou Chau Fan‘)
Scallops with Mango and assorted vegetables
We get to see how the flour dough turns into la mien
Spicy La Mien with Brinjals
Deep Fried Foo Chuk (beancurd) Prawn Rolls with Tom Yum Sauce
Durian Pancakes that melted right in your mouth, according to them!
Herbal Jelly with Coconut – a cool and refreshing one after the durians!
The Chef Trio behind the creative mooncakes and dishes!
for more information on their mooncakes, please visit here
Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant
Lobby Level, Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Lunch: 12 noon to 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily.
reservation: 03-21617777 ext 8455
Have a great reunion dinner, main tang lung and enjoy the mooncakes and tea too 🙂
Happy Mid Autumn Festival!