Planning the Spread this Mid-Autumn Festival?

Planning the spread this Mid-Autumn Festival? One of the biggest names from the world of hospitality reveals what makes a terrific table. 

1. Celebrate Simplicity

When hosting, it is important to have a beautiful presentation of the mooncakes. It’s nice to have something that simple, yet meaningful. Drawing inspiration from stories of families gathering to watch the moon and knowing that the full moon represents reunion, Hilton Kuala Lumpur’s mooncake series, “Royal Midnight”, celebrates the fine art of simplicity and serves as a tribute to the beauty of traditions. The lunar medallion and silver embroidered clouds on a navy blue sheen fabric are pleasurable to the touch and can easily be repurposed as a jewelry case.

Image courtesy of Hilton Kuala Lumpur

2. Behold the Bulgarian Rose

A mooncake gathering should be about pleasure, not tension. At Hilton’s Chynna, the Bulgarian Blush (RM38 nett) shines as this year’s signature. Comprising of custard cream cheese, Bulgarian Rose Petal Jam and Pine nuts, enclosed in a delicate baby pink snow skin, each bite is a heavenly pleasure. It’s nice to celebrate the beauty of new ingredients in a traditional treat.

3. Go Traditional 

We’ve always had a rich dining culture in Malaysia; tables are always filled with food on porcelain bowls, plates and beautiful wooden chopsticks. For those who love to honor tradition, look for halal-baked traditional mooncakes: 

Baked White Lotus Paste – RM35 nett

Baked White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk – RM38 nett

Baked Lotus Paste with Single Yolk – RM35 nett

Baked Pandan Paste with Single Yolk – RM35 nett

Baked Red Bean Paste with Almond Flakes – RM35 nett

Traditional-Style with Five Nuts Mix – RM38 nett

4. Don’t Forget the Snow Skin

A Mid-Autumn Celebration should be welcoming. Provide your guests with a few variants of mooncakes. For those who want their mooncakes extra soft, these snow skin mooncakes will do the trick: 

Heavenly Gold – Snow Skin with Pure Premium Musang King Durian – RM56 nett

Blue Moon – Snow Skin Amaretto Lotus Paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine – RM35 nett

Flower Drum – Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk – RM35 nett

5. Gift Boxes to Make an Impression

If you are having guests over, you should never let them leave without gift boxes like these:

Royal Midnight Traditional Baked – RM258

Royal Midnight Snow Skin – RM268

Christy Ng’s Crimson Red/Royal Purple Traditional Baked – RM158

Christy Ng’s Crimson Red/Royal Purple Snow Skin – RM168

Lunar Charms Traditional Baked – RM138

Lunar Charms Snow Skin- RM148

Heavenly Gold Package – RM318

6. If you don’t feel like cooking there’s always Mid-Autumn High-Tea 

What’s important is that you are together with your loved one. If you want to experience tradition without the hassle, drop by the Lounge at Hilton. Check out the bite-sized delights by Chef Lam, and traditional and snow skin mooncakes, complemented by Dilmah’s Natural Rosehip with Hibiscus Tea. This experience goes for RM236 nett for two and is available from 18 July – 4 October 2020 on weekdays, 12:30pm – 5:30pm.

For those in search of the mooncakes listed here, you can purchase them online at www.takehome.hiltonkl.com from now until 4 October 2020. For more information, call +603 2264 2264. 

While you are here, check out our other stories on the mid-autumn festival or hashtag us at #butterkicap to show us your Mid-Autumn festival experience. 

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Shiuh Wei
Shiuh Wei

Co-founder, butterkicap.com

Shiuh Wei spent her childhood playing in an orchard and roaming the streets of Kuala Lumpur in equal measure. She has an incurable wanderlust, a heartfelt passion for fresh produce, herbs and an enthusiasm for home-cooked food made with love. Being a vegetarian for almost two decades now, she enjoys an intimate connection with plants, vegetables and fruits, which keeps her inspired and nourished in her quest to get to learn from Malaysia's best cooks and find lost cultural practices.

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