Hilton Musang King Mooncakes & DC Eid Macarons

August 10, 2012

Festivities mean food; here's a look at saccharine specialties to celebrate two fast-approaching seasons of love (how do you measure, measure a mooncake?).

Refusing to be boxed in, Chynna at the KL Hilton remains one of the city's most recommended purveyors of Mid-Autumn marvels.

Purchase four mooncakes and receive a beautiful case for free, sturdy enough for storing keepsakes long after the mooncakes have been consumed.

Hilton's 2012 highlight: handcrafted Musang King snowskin durian mooncakes, filled 100 percent with the flesh of this spiky fruit.

A royally creamy "Heavenly Gold" Raja Kunyit premium concoction, delicately but indelibly flavored. Costs slightly upward of RM30 per piece.

Also well worthwhile: snowskin lotus paste with soft salted egg yolk custard.

Blue Moon: Amaretto lotus paste with blueberry cheese feuillantine (under RM20).

Deliciously Chocolate is another brilliant bet for gift-giving to friends with a sweet tooth; throughout the Aidilfitri celebration over the next month, here's what's in store.

Pandan-infused macarons, comprising coconut shavings and gula melaka for a memorably chewy center, not a creamy one. Thanks to flavors reminiscent of many a Malay kuih, this might be something a village matriarch could love.

Also inventive: macarons with spiced cardamom and white chocolate (East, meet West), plus others flavored with raspberries and filled with pomegranate ganache.

And of course, there's no leaving a place like Deliciously Chocolate without a chocolate treat like this mega-muffin, enough for two to share.
Earlier entries on Deliciously Chocolate @ Menara IMC: Nov. 10, 2011 and April 29, 2012.

Mooncakes @ Chynna KL Hilton.
Macarons @ Deliciously Chocolate,
Menara IMC, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.
Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm.