Every year, we see more and more mooncakes being offered by hotels, establishments, bakeries etc. It’s sometimes difficult to find the ideal one for ourselves as well as friends, family, colleagues and business associates. The packaging matters as much as the taste if we are gifting the mooncakes. The Westin Kuala Lumpur offers an unusual and unique packaging this year and one can be rest assured that these are premium mooncakes.
There was a media mooncake tasting at The Westin KL’s Five Sen5es yesterday afternoon. The Chinese tea was as sublime as the variety of mooncakes which were cut into bite-sized pieces on a few plates. All the mooncakes are of the traditional baked variety which suits me fine as I am not a big fan of snow skin mooncakes. The baked ones just taste better, in my opinion.
Firstly, one of the hotel’s mooncake boxes deserves a mention as it’s a premium LED Light Box. It’s very special and will definitely be cherished long after the mooncakes within have been consumed. This is a personalised box which can be turned into a LED Light Box upon fixing it accordingly. As the Mooncake Festival is a festival of reunion, the exterior of the gift box is crafted with family conceptual images which carry the value of family attachments. Colourful bright lights symbolise a beautiful family and life. You would want to keep this for many years to come.
The restaurant’s dim sum and Chinese pastry Chef Chong Kon Phin demonstrated how to make the mooncakes. Each mooncake averages around 190g with the filling weighing 150g. The filling looked very sizeable to me. We were given an opportunity to make a mooncake. It’s not as easy as it looks because you first have to roll the pastry into a circular shape which is big enough to wrap around the filling and enclosing the filling also takes skill.
The Westin KL offers seven scrumptious flavours of traditional baked mooncakes from the all-time favourites of Pearl of Prosperity, Red Bean Paste to Supreme Mixed Nuts for people who love nuts. For health-conscious consumers, there’s Low Sugar Plain White Lotus Paste and Low Sugar Plain White Lotus with Single Yolk.
My favourite was the Green Tea Cranberries, a strong Green Tea flavour mixed with the sourness of cranberries. This didn’t taste that sweet and as a tea lover, I definitely appreciate the green tea flavour of this mooncake. You might also like to try the Pearl of Harmony, black sesame with single yolk.
Available from now till 30 September 2018, Westin Mooncakes can be purchased and picked up from Five Sen5es (Level 1) between 12.00pm to 2.30pm or from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. Customers who purchase and pay the full amount for the mooncake online, can collect their boxes at the Concierge if they wish to collect it during Five Sen5es’ closed hours.
From Tuesday to Sunday, Westin Mooncakes are available at Mid Valley Megamall’s Mid-Autumn Festival located at South Court (SC) and Ground South Area (GSA) Ground Floor from 6 September to 24 September 2018. The mooncake gift boxes are available from RM148.00 nett per set. Guests can choose their preferred boxes:
Yue Box : RM148 per box of 4 pieces
Classic Westin Box : RM148 per box of 4 pieces
Premium LED Light Box : RM168 per box of 4 pieces
Discounts are available for Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG), Beyond & Club Marriott members, bulk purchasers and credit card holders of Maybank, CIMB, Citibank, Hong Leong Bank, HSBC and UOB.
Prices are subject to change based on implementation of Sales & Services Tax (SST) on 1 September 2018.