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Boston Lobsters, Mooncakes & New Dim Sum – Di Wei @ Empire Subang

I think no one would ever say “No” to a lobster meal, seeing how this highly-prized crustacean is regarded as king and stands proudly at the top of the list of desired seafood.  Well, unless you are allergic to seafood, that is.  I was told lobsters are actually pretty healthy for the diet; it’s actually [...]

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Mooncake Delights – Ee Chinese Cuisine @ Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya

It’s really not too early to talk about and eat mooncakes. The Mid-Autumn Festival aka Mooncake Festival here (the latter sounds more appropriate since we don’t have autumn in Malaysia!) is still more than a month away. Although the actual festival date is on 19 September this year, mooncakes have already made their appearance weeks [...]

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Mooncakes from Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Seeing that the Mid Autumn Festival is just a couple of days away (it’s on 30 September this year), I thought I’d just share this one last post on Mooncakes.  To be frank, I’m not crazy over mooncakes.  But even as a non-fan, or not-so-much-of-a fan, I must say the snowskin offerings from the Hilton [...]

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Tai Thong Mooncakes

Fancy Fuji apples in a mooncake?  Frankly, this is a first for me. But then when it comes to Tai Thong mooncakes, “innovation” and “creativity” seem to be their forte.  This year, they take on a Japanese flair in their repertoire of mooncakes.  Using some of Japan’s unique ingredients such as matcha (powdered green tea), [...]

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Mid Autumn Festival at One World Hotel

This year the Mid Autumn Festival falls on 30 September 2012 which is the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, according to the Chinese calendar. For some restaurants and bakeries, months before this, mooncakes have already been baked and offered for sale. In preparation for this important festival, Zuan Yuan Chinese restaurant has come [...]

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration at Lai Po Heen @ Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur

The Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching and many hotels and restaurants have already showcased their specialities. We recently had a chance to taste some mooncakes from Lai Po Heen Chinese restaurant at The Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur. Available from 23 July to 30 September 2012, the handmade mooncakes were really pretty, especially the dainty chocolate-covered ones. [...]

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Snowskin Selections & Premium Baked Mooncakes @ Toh Yuen, Hilton Petaling Jaya

From 1 August till 30 September 2012, Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant of Hilton Petaling Jaya celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with a new range of robustly flavoured Snowskin selections and premium Baked Mooncakes. Master Chef Lee’s creative array of snowskin mooncakes come with soft pillowy skin, velvety fillings and interesting flavours.  I tried quite a variety [...]

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Mid Autumn Treasures @ Zuan Yuan, One World Hotel

According to the Chinese lunar calendar, it is now still not mid-7th month yet but long before today, mooncakes have been on sale everywhere.  Talk about being early!  Mooncakes are traditionally eaten during the Mid Autumn Festival which falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month… and this year, that date is set for [...]

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