Tai Thong Mooncake Preview 2015
[Food & Beverage]
Headed over to Tropicana Golf & Country Resort in Petaling Jaya for the media preview of Tai Thong’s Mid-Autumn Festival featuring their latest assortment of new fruity and nutty mooncake creations masterfully crafted by award-winning mooncake specialist Tai Thong and master Chef Yiu Wing Keung.
The 2015 collection of fruit-flavoured mooncakes takes into consideration the more health-conscious (like my partner-in-crime) and are filled with delicious dried fruit, nuts and seeds, a healthy combination full of protein, fiber and healthy fats.
Here are the four (4) new 2015 flavours, priced at RM18.80 nett per piece for West Malaysia and RM19.30 nett per piece for East Malaysia:
Rich caramel notes from pure coconut palm sugar complement the zesty citrus flavour of orange-infused lotus paste
Sweet, ripe “superfruit” blueberries bring a distinctive colour to this mooncake, paired with a crunchy mix of fruits and seeds.
Refreshing with a tropical twist, sweet mangoes are paired with tart kiwi lotus paste and assorted dried fruits for added texture.
Deliciously tangy and sweet, pineapple lotus paste surround a surprise chewy mochi centre filled with creamy jackfruit.
The Imperial Musang King Royale is back in production due to popular demand and are priced at RM78.00 nett a pair. This is my ultimate favourite mooncake ever! It is made solely from fresh premium-grade Musang King Durian, and the fruit paste is encased in a delicate snow skin, resulting in a luscious and creamy mouthful in every bite.
All Tai Thong mooncakes are presented in beautifully crafted crimson-red premium gift boxes, which are now made compact and foldable for easy storage.
Tai Thong’s Limited Edition Corporate Box (RM138 nett per box) makes for a really elegant gift for business associates, clients or other corporate partners. The corporate box features a mix of eight (8) Tai Thong mooncakes, and offers a mix of both traditional and new flavours, including Orange Lotus with Palm Sugar and Assorted Seeds, Blueberry Lotus with Dried Fruits and Assorted Seeds, Lotus Paste Single Yolk, Red Bean Paste, Assorted Fruits and Nuts, Jade Custard, White Lotus Single Yolk & Black Sesame White Lotus Single Yolk.
Tai Thong Mooncakes are now available for purchase at all Tai Thong restaurants, major hypermarkets and shopping mall kiosks until 27 September 2015.
We also got to try some a la carte dishes in conjunction with the Mid Autumn festival.
Delicious and crispy soft shell crab with a lovely sweet and tangy sauce. A great combination of flavours and textures!
Papaya in a savoury soup? Oddly enough it actually tasted quite nice! A very healthy option indeed.
Beautifully seared scallops with lovely zesty and sweet flavours imparted by the blueberries and apricots.
This was certainly quite an interesting dish. The fried prawns were in the little bowl on top of the dish. They were quite lovely and went well with the sauce. The stuffed prawns (on the bottom level) were stuffed with what I think was fish paste or prawn paste (well some kind of seafood paste) but I forgot to ask what exactly it was. Most people at my table agreed that the fried prawns were very outstanding and delicious!
For those who absolutely cannot live without rice (like myself). Nice amount of juicy pineapples inside.
A not too sweet (this seems to be the trend these days which is good cause too much sugar can be detrimental to your health) dessert to end the meal.
For more information about Tai Thong’s mooncakes or restaurants, visit http://www.taithong.com.my or call 1-800-88-2388