With the Mid Autumn Festival barely a month away, hotels and restaurants are busy promoting their mooncakes. It’s a common practice among the Chinese to offer moon cakes as gifts to family and friends during this festival. Every year, we see new and innovative designs and flavours flooding the market.
Eastin Petaling Jaya has been celebrating this festival ever since the Ee Chinese Cuisine opened its doors to customers. The mooncakes offered this year comprise traditional favourites and a few new flavours. The new ones are not outrageously “over creative” and they are very easy to like. There’s the ever-popular durian paste in snow skin and the other new ones are corn with custard, blueberry paste and pu erh tea lotus paste.
The traditional favourites of lotus paste, red bean paste and low sugar white lotus paste with or without salted egg yolks remain on the list. Eastin’s mooncakes come in regular and mini sizes. Personally I prefer the mini ones as they are easy to consume and you won’t get saddled with a big mooncake that may be a bit overwhelming.
Eastin’s mooncakes are beautifully presented in their custom-designed gift box and there are more than 15 flavours to choose from. The mooncakes are available from RM11+ per piece from now till 8 September 2014, for dine-in or takeaway.
To celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival, why not have a family gathering at Ee Chinese Cuisine – the chefs there are more than happy to dish up a delectable meal for you based on your budget.
We sampled a lovely 6-course dinner there that included mooncakes as the dessert. We started off with a splendid appetizer of Deep-fried Prawn Dumpling in superior broth and Gratinated Canadian Oyster with Lemon Cheese Sauce. This prawn dumpling was like a fried version of the famous Siew Loong Pau. The oyster was really fresh and sweet.
Next was a thick creamy Fish Broth with Mushrooms, Lotus Root and Fish Mousse served in a mini claypot. It’s such a heart and tummy warming soup with chunky fish fillets to boot and the addition of lotus root for crunch was a clever touch.
The Baked Stuffed Chicken Wing was one of the most difficult subject to photograph nicely but man, did it taste divine!
Charcoal Beancurd with Crispy Enoki Mushrooms was just average. The texture of the beancurd was a bit dense with the addition of charcoal to its formation. Good thing the preparation and sauce for this item remained refreshingly light.
We adored the Baked Cod Fish with Garlic Fried Rice. The flaky cod was baked just right and lightly doused with a glistening teriyaki sauce which paired very well with the fragrant garlic fried rice.
Dessert was kept simple: an 8-treasure “thong sui” and mooncakes, of course!
For more information, please call Ee Chinese Cuisine at +603-7628-7338 or visit their website at www.eastin.com
Price list of their mooncakes can be found on their Facebook Page