Every year when comes to Mooncake Festival, I would surely ate a few pieces of moon cakes as it remain as one of my favourite must have dish. The Mid-Autumn Festival or more popularly known as the Mooncake Festival falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, around the time of the autumn equinox. Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant.
This year I would celebrate it differently with more umph, chi around me and luck all the way as most of the Chinese know that every one have different elements that bring different luck on them if they believe. This year 2010, Nikko Hotel, Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion and his team have created a range of innovative and modern mooncakes with the main 5 elements, Fire, Earth, Water, Metal, Wood . . .
Special design that had been created by them with Toh Lee embedded on the wood craving to make it their signature.
The new packaging that Nikko Hotel had come out with.
Lets present you the one and only 5 elements that available at Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant, Nikko Hotel.
Five Elements mooncakes – Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth (金，木，水，火，土)
(From Front to Back)
Mini Pumpkin Paste with Cream Cheese and Gold Dust
Mini Durian Paste with milk Cream
Both are in white represent METAL element (or gold). Metal indicates harvest, business and success (financial). Metal (also frequently referred to as “gold”) indicates harvest, business and success. This is usually financial success. The color is usually white, but can also be gold. It symbolizes autumn and west; and represents the adult years. Priced at RM25.00++ per piece.
Mini Green Tea Paste with Single Egg Yolk
Green in color represents WOOD element. Wood is creative and innovative, socialable and community minded.Wood is sociable and community minded, also represents the colour green, the season spring, and the direction east. Wood also represents birth and early childhood. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece
Mini Bamboo Charcoal and Egg Cream Paste with Silver Dust
Black in color represents WATER element. Water nourishes all living things. Water indicates travel, communication, and learning; also relates to literature, arts and media. It also relates to literature, the arts, and the media. Water nourishes all living things and represents winter and north. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece
Mini Japanese Anko Paste with Rose Flavour
Pink in colour represents FIRE element. Giving energy and enthusiasm, an element of natural leader, brings warm and cheers too. Fire represents red, summer and south. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece
Chocolate Paste with Mixed Nuts.
Brown in colour represents the EARTH element. Giving stability and related to real estate and legacies. Earth is patient, just, honest and methodical. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece
I personally love the Mini Durian Past with Milk Cream, Green Tea Paste and Charcoal.
Besides the snow skin mooncake, you may also find the traditional baked mooncakes –
White Lotus and Single Egg Yolk
Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts
Pandan Paste with Egg Cream and Walnuts
Red Bean Paste with Sunflower Seeds
White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk.
Prices ranging from RM16.00++ per piece to RM21.00++ per piece.
Normally for mooncake, I seldom go after cold skin but this makes me fall in lurve with it, fine thin skin with aromatic taste that makes it exceptional and best of all, its not so sweet as I expected.
One of the best thing about it, is that they are made daily and they don do much and freshness is their top priority.
but anything still cant beat the original of it. Still the best and with masterclass of super thin skin is created which requires alot of skills to do it.
Sifu Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion that is the one behind all of it and on that day itself, we were able to witness the making of mooncakes.
With all the necessary ingredient prepared along, pumpkin and charcoal seed prepared.
Mixed all the ingredient till its like a dough. . . .
Roll it up and ready to be cut. . .
Cut it equally in sizes . . . .
Use a roller roll over it to make it flat. . .
So that you can make it as a skin base and wrap over the pumkin seed. Then placed it onto the craving wood, presss it firmly till it fit the 95% of th hole .. .
The the craving wood knock hard on both the edge and overturn it to make it fall off. Then the shape of it will be enhance as what the mould would do.
Lastly, brush it with gold dush to make it outstanding.
The same procedure goes for Charcoal. . .
The Five Elements Mooncakes are available in box of six and baked mooncakes are available in box of four and six.
• Every RM100.00 spent on a single receipt for mooncake purchases shall be entitled to a RM10.00 Toh Lee Dining Voucher.
• Purchases of 5 boxes and above shall be entitled to a Zi Wei Dou Shu 紫微斗数 (the Purple Star System) or BaZi 八字 (the Eight Characters) reading by Madam Leong Siew Wei, Chinese Astrologist
Mooncakes are available from 1st August to 22nd September 2010
To order your mooncake, please call 03-2782 6128
or you can make purchases at The Deli and Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant.
Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant
Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
165, Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2161 1111
Fax: 03-2161 1122