Mooncakes Sparkles, Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
August 20, 2019
Text by Chee Gee Ren
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur lights up this Mid-Autumn Festival, literally and luminously, by thinking outside the box for an iridescent innovation that outshines pedestrian mooncake packaging.
This signature Mooncake Sparkles theme showcases nine-inch Glass Light Globes that glow as radiantly as a full moon, in shades of Sparkling Gold, Sparkling Blue or Sparkling Pink, crafted through meticulous glass-blowing, shaping and cracking techniques, fitted with brilliant lights. Even on a cloudy night on Sept. 13, you’ll have no trouble spotting this shimmering orbs.
What's offered within is a repertoire that irreproachably interprets time-honoured mooncake traditions, from a contemporary-edged Lotus Paste with Chestnuts and Custard to the cherished classic of Assorted Fruit Nuts. The notes of chestnuts and custard in the former, a newbie this year, bring richer textures and complement the sweetness of the lotus paste perfectly. The latter is exemplary too, an aromatic mix of almonds, walnuts, melon seeds, sesame and winter melon.
Other new flavours for possible combo selections include Lotus Paste with Loh Hon Ko, Yam Lotus Paste with Yolk, and Chocolate Peppermint Paste, plus returning favourites like Pandan Lotus Single Yolk and Black Sesame with White Lotus, each with potent, punchy nuances - a testament to the behind-the-scenes effort poured into each mooncake.
The variety of baked mooncakes is bolstered by equally enticing snowskin mooncakes. The Snowskin with Musang King Durian is as luscious an experience as eating the fruit itself, made with fresh Musang King flesh sourced from orchards of Raub in Pahang, wrapped in beautifully delicate snowskin. All mooncakes, including the Snowskin with Yam Lotus Paste Single Yolk, are made on-site by the talented team at Concorde Hotel's Xin Cuisine restaurant.
The nine-inch Glass Light Globe set (RM138) comes with 4 mooncakes (180 grams each). Concorde Hotel has prepared four sets of mooncakes to choose from:
Set A: Japanese Red Bean, White Pure Lotus, Pure Lotus Double Yolk, Golden Pandan Pure Lotus
Set B: Japanese Red Bean, Lotus Paste with Loh Hon Ko, Pure Lotus Single Yolk, Pandan Lotus Single Yolk
Set C: Assorted Fruit Nuts, Yam Lotus with Single Yolk, Lotus Paste with Chestnut and Custard, White Lotus Black Sesame
Set D: Snowskin with Red Bean Paste, Snowskin with White Lotus, Snowskin with Pandan Lotus Single Yolk, Snowskin with Yam Lotus Paste Single Yolk
The Snowskin with Musang King Durian, Concorde’s bestseller, is only available in a set of four mooncakes (180g) within the nine-inch Glass Light Globe (RM168). A set of two mooncakes (180g) of your choice can be purchased in a 2.5-inch Glass Light Globes (RM90).
For a more conventionally elegant option, the vibrant lacquer boxes of previous years have been refreshed. Emerging in pastel hues of blue, pink, purple and a vivid red, the Lacquer Jewellery Box encases a selection of six mini mooncakes, doubling as a practical permanent chest for cosmetics and ornaments with a mirror and small compartments.
The Lacquer Jewellery Box set (RM148) comes with six mini mooncakes (90g): Japanese Red Bean Pure Lotus, Golden Pandan Pure Lotus, Yam Lotus Paste with Yolk, Chocolate Peppermint Paste, White Pure Lotus.
Note that Concorde does not sell individual mooncakes. All mooncake purchases must be from the sets listed above.
All snowskin mooncakes should be refrigerated to retain freshness, with the exception of the Musang King, which should be frozen. For the flavours of the durian to come through, the Musang King snowskin should be removed from the freezer for 15 minutes before eating.
In addition to the Hotel Lobby Kiosk (operating till 13 September 2019, 10:30am-8:00pm), Concorde will also have a kiosk at Mid Valley Megamall, South Court Ground Floor (22 August-13 September 2019, 10:30am-10:00pm).
Discounts for the mooncakes to usher include: 20% off for CCC, Classic and Priority Plus Members, eligible for points only at the Concorde Lobby Kiosk; 20% off for CIMB, Citibank, HLB, MBB, OCBC, RHB, SCB and UOB cardholders; and 25% off for purchases of 30 boxes and above. Discounts are not applicable for the Snowskin with Musang King Durian set.
Many thanks to Concorde Hotel for this glittering glimpse at Mooncake Sparkles.
For further information or to place and order, contact +6012-399-5007 or email [email protected]
Alternatively, order forms can be found at https://kualalumpur.concordehotelsresorts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Concorde-Mooncake-Sparkles-Flyer-2019.pdf - fax your order forms to 603-21492719
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