Category: Food

Asian Food Channel (AFC) : “Spice of Life with Bal Arnerson”

Asian Food Channel (AFC) is hosting celebrity chef, Bal Arnerson’s “Bal Arnerson’s Spice Adventure” tour of Asia in her Malaysia’s leg of her journey which will later cover Singapore, Philippines and Indonesia as well.
In her tour which will start from 7th till the 24th of August 2014, the host of “Spice of Life with Bal Arnerson” and “Spice Goddess” which airs on Astro’s AFC (channel 703) will host a series of dinner and demonstration events for corporate clients, media and fans.

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Nyonya Cuisine by Debbie Teoh @Parkroyal Hotel KL

I just got back from a sampling session at Parkroyal Hotel KL. This evening also marks my first time chatting with the respected Chef Debbie Teoh, an established and respected chef in the realm of Nyonya cooking and history.

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Traditional baked mooncakes from Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur

If you’re going to grab some of the amazing durian mooncakes by Concorde Hotel KL (read about them here –> do add some of their traditional baked mooncakes into the bag as well.

Concorde Hotel Snowskin Musang King: Each 180g nos cost RM42 or get them at RM168 for 4 nos.

These Concorde’s snowskin with Musang King Durian boasts of 120g of pure durian pulp per mooncake. You know you’re getting the real deal the moment you cut one open and its full-bodied, pungent scent assaulted your senses.
The snowskin is thin, mildly sweet and complements the sweet, creamy pulp.

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And for 2014, Concorde Hotel’s mooncake boxes are convert-able functional lanterns and comes with a lightbulb ready in box. A mere 5 mins is required to assemble the lantern. :)

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Choose one of these intricately hand-made lacquer lanterns which comes in 2 sizes and in 5 bright hues of red, pink, green, blue, orange.
I opted for a red one of course. :)


Other than the scrumptious Musang King, I sampled 4 of their baked mooncakes this year; the Lotus with Single Yolk, Pandan with Single Yolk, Black Sesame Seed with White Lotus and the Azuki Red Bean.

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The Japanese Red Bean is my favourite! I don’t usually gush about red beans but these are made from azuki beans (since it’s named Japanese red bean) so it is mildly sweet and it has that lovely azuki bean flavour.
For those familiar with the common red beans and the Japanese red bean, you will be able to taste the difference! And just like me, you will appreciate the Japanese Red bean mooncake.
I usually won’t crave for a red bean mooncake but I finished this WHOLE mooncake by myself! :)

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Next is the hybrid of black sesame seed and white lotus. 
There’s nothing not to like about nutty black sesame seed paste and smooth, low sugar white lotus.
And like all the rest of the baked mooncakes, the pastry skin is thin and non-oily.

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Pandan Lotus with Single Yolk. I love anything pandan, but it must be using real pandan leaves extract and richly aromatic of course; which this mooncake totally fits the bill. Thumbs up!!

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Concorde Hotel’s mooncakes are priced between from RM106.00 nett – RM168.00 nett per no. Each lantern packaging fits four mooncakes (180 gm).
15% Discount offered for Concorde’s loyalty programmes – Concorde Entertainment Card and Priority Plus.
Attractive discounts and complimentary delivery for bulk orders.
Promotion is on from July 15 – September 8, 2014.
The mooncake kiosk which is located at the hotel lobby will give guests a closer look at the packaging.

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 For more information and bulk orders, call 2144 8750.


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Guan Heong Biscuit Ipoh – Durian mooncakes, BBQ Meat (savoury) mooncake!

If you remember, I had introduced on my blog about this traditional biscuit shop in Ipoh and their delicious yet unique baked biscuits a while back.
Guan Heong’s range of biscuits are still handmade til today and they make their own pastry, paste, BBQ meat and well, just about almost everything. :)

During the mooncake season (like now), their range of special mooncakes will be available for a limited period and orders are expectedly overwhelming.
Based on their mooncake list I was most tempted by the durian and savoury mooncakes!

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Tai Thong Mooncakes for 2014 – traditional & the Durian Duet

Tai Thong’s mooncakes has been pretty consistent year after year.
Last year I truly enjoyed the innovative flavours of Teh Tarik Delight, Pineapple Sesame Crunch, Black Forest Highland, Emperor’s Dream, Limau Manis, Tropical Trio and Emerald Ferringhi.
The durian mooncakes was impressive too.
As thus this year I was excited to see the unveiling of their latest flavours. The newest flavors concocted for this year were the Dragon Fruit and Coconut Single Yolk, Honey Grapefruit and Mixed Nuts and Snow Skin Honey Lemon Grapefruit, much lesser in quantity compared to last year but not lesser in quality.

Dragon Fruit and Coconut Single Yolk:
This is my favourite!
A novel blend of dragon fruit and aromatic grated coconut with salted egg yolk, this creation produces a fruity sensation in the mouth yet when eaten together with the savoury yolk it became delicately fruity yet simultaneously rich and salty. The grated coconut also provides a nice crunchy texture.
Superb! :)

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Grand Hyatt Hotel KL : Peanut Butter Sesame Snowskin

In view of the recent health-conscious mindset of Malaysia’s population, all of Grand Hyatt’s traditional baked and snowskin mooncakes come with less sugar for a less sinful celebration.
The baked traditional ones includes red bean, white lotus, white lotus with single yolk and white lotus with double yolk.
I had sampled those last year so you can read about them HERE –>

This year, I concentrated instead on their snowskin varieties which I missed last year.
All handcrafted, 4 snowskin varieties are available in black sesame, green tea, pandan and lotus flavours. Prices begin at RM26++ per piece or RM102++ per box.