Monday, September 07, 2015

THE CHYNNA MOONCAKE CONNECTION





 

Fiery Phoenix (RM29) – an Asian inspired snow skin mooncake takes flight this year at Chynna. Hilton KL’s dim sum chef Chan Teck Woo takes the bold step by combining lemongrass, five spice powder, bird’s eye chilli and tom yam paste with chicken floss, dried shrimp and sun-dried scallop in lotus paste into a white snow skin mooncake streaked red with natural colouring derived from red yeast rice. 



The resultant sweet-spicy-savoury accents seem odd at first bite quickly grow on you; teasing the tastebuds with a robustness reminiscent of sambal heh bee (dried shrimps).
It is unlikely to dethrone the all-time Heavenly Gold (RM42) - the hotel’s signature Musang King durian mooncake. Pale yellow snow skin with a noticeably pungent filling which underscores the presence of luscious durian flesh extracted from Raub’s famed Musang King durians harvested from matured trees, one either love this variant passionately or avoid it like the plague.
More sedate versions making a comeback this year are Blue Moon (RM27) - Snow Skin Amaretto Lotus Paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine and Flower Drum (RM27) – Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk.
Also available until 27 September are Hilton KL’s halal-certified baked mooncakes (RM27 each) in Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Pandan Paste with Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste with Almond Flakes or White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk.
If you prefer something nuttier, the Five Nuts variant is perfumed by the citrusy scent of kaffir lime leaf. The Red Bean Paste with Almond Flakes is made with quality red beans while all natural colourings such as blue pea flower juice and purple sweet potato are used to give the snow skin mooncakes the desired colour.
This year, the hotel is offering lim­ited edi­tion prestige boxes inspired by Louis Vuit­ton trunks with stitch ef­fect in red (RM105) and pink (RM188) to cart those mooncakes home or for gifting purposes.

For more information, call CHYNNA, tel: 03-2264 2405. A mooncake kiosk can also be found at the Hil­ton Kuala Lumpur, 3, Jalan Ste­sen Sen­tral, Kuala Lumpur.

1 comment:

KY said...

please send all those with egg yolks here.