Malaysian consumers are in the lucky situation of having plenty of options when it comes to mooncakes. From Chinese restaurants, bakeries, franchises to hotels, everyone is presenting an almost endless variety of mooncakes every year. And this year, we were lucky to be invited to the show case of Hotel Equatorial’s offerings, thanks to the good folks from Feedmelah and Hotel Equatorial.
We had fun sampling the various delicate cuts and picking out our favorite.
When it comes to packaging, Hotel Equatorial presents its mooncakes in elegant packaging that is sure to win the hearts any mooncake aficionados.
In addition to mooncakes, one can also purchases these Shining Moonlight that resembles Gold Ingots that symbolize wealth, abundance and prosperity. A box of 9 mini ingots costs RM38 and it is limited to only 20 boxes per day. Advance order is required.
Red Bean Green Tea (RM13.90), Pure Lotus Double Yolk (RM20.00)
New Contemporary Flavours for 2010 (RM 17.90 to RM 18.90): (from top left) Red Yeast Sweet Potato, Espresso Chestnut, German Black Forest, Charcoal-Baked Yam, Bamboo Hazelnut, Pumpkin Taro.
While we found some of the offerings were a tad too sweet for our liking, our votes go to espresso chestnut, pumpkin taro and german blackforest. The espresso chestnut mooncake is a perfect blend of flavours, and the strong aroma of coffee alone is arousing. I love the combination of pumpkin and taro simple because I adore pumpkin and yam so much. The german blackforest is nice with the right sweetness and the chocolate gave a pleasing bitter aftertaste.
For more information on the variesties and pricing, go to their website here
HOTEL EQUATORIAL KUALA LUMPUR
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +60 3 2161 7777
Fax: +60 3 2161 9020