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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Mid Autumn Celebration 2010 with The Five-Elements Mooncakes, Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur

My mooncake making with Chef Lo ...
  • Harmony, friendship, abundance, colour and fullness are the key elements of the Mid-Autumn Celebration which is very much aligned with the principles of the five basic elements of the universe - Fire, Earth, Water, Metal and Wood; symbols of energy, development, change and movement. Each element is represented by a specific colour, as colour is the easiest way to use the five elements principle to bring harmony and auspicious overtones to any celebration.

Chef Lo Tian Sion fondly known as Chef Lo, the Dim Sum Chef of Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant at Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur has made his mark in many well-known restaurants and hotels in Kuala Lumpur with his experience in culinary scene for more than 19 years.
  • 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. For this Mid-Autumn Festival, Dim Sum Chef Lo Tian Sion and his team have created a range of innovative and modern mooncakes, THE FIVE ELEMENTS MOONCAKES… each one symbolic of the key elements of the celebration and the five elements of the universe

  • A brief introduction on each of the elements mooncake:

    Chocolate Paste with Mixed Nuts. Brown in colour to represent the EARTH element. Earth gives stability and also relates to real estate and legacies. Earth is patient, just, honest and methodical. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece

    Mini Japanese Anko Paste with Rose Flavour. Pink in colour to represent the FIRE element. Fire gives energy and enthusiasm. Fire warms and cheer; and represents the element of the natural leader. Fire represents red, summer and south. Priced at RM13.00++ per piece

    Mini Bamboo Charcoal and Egg Cream Paste with Silver Dust. Black in colour to represent the WATER element. Water indicates travel, communication, and learning. 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 Pumpkin Paste with Cream Cheese and Gold Dust, Mini Durian Paste with Milk Cream and Mini Egg Cream Paste with Bird’s Nest. White in colour to represent the METAL element. 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.

    The traditional baked mooncakes such as White Lotus with Single Egg Yolk, Pure White Lotus Paste with Nuts, Pandan Paste with Egg Cream and Walnuts, Red Bean Paste with Sunflower Seeds and White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk are also available to cater to the traditionalists. Prices ranging from RM16.00++ per piece to RM21.00++ per piece.

    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 (the Eight Characters) reading by Madam Leong Siew Wei.


This are the puree and the ingredients inside the mooncake ...



This are the powder to made the color of the mooncake skin ... I really learn a lot and got to know that this is the method where they can do beautiful & colorful mooncakes.


Can my skill match with Chef Lo ? Let's see later on ...


I will be making this Mini Bamboo Charcoal and Egg Cream Paste with Silver Dust ...





Making of the Mini Bamboo Charcoal ....

Step 1: Pour the charcoal powder into the bowl of flour ...


Step 2: Mixed it together ...


Step 3: Pour water into the bowl ...


Step 4: Mixed and stir clock-wise till it looks black like in the picture above.


Step 5: Grab a handful of the mixture ...


Step 6: Make it like a long dough and then cut into small cube size ...




Step 7: This is how the mooncake skin being made. Simply roll the dough into a flat pancake ...


Step 8: Put the ingredients into the dough or the skin and cover the dough over the ingredients.

Step 9: Put the ready dough into the mooncake mold and compress it tightly ... knock it a few times ...

Step 10: Ta-dahhhh, this is my first made mooncake ... how 10 simple steps to make a mooncake. Thanks to Chef Lo for his guidance.


Madam Leong giving her views on the importance of The Five-Elements Mooncakes ...
  • Profile of Madam Leong Siew Wei

    Madam Leong Siew Wei has over 25 years of experience in Chinese Astrology practices, with focus on life analysis through the use of Zi Wei Dou Shu紫微斗数 (the Purple Star System) or BaZi (the Eight Characters).

    "Zi Wei Dou Shu" (紫微斗数) or Purple Star Astrology has a long of history in the Chinese ancient astrology studies.

    Ba Zi (Eight Characters八字) is a sophisticated art of Chinese fortune-telling based largely on the Chinese five-element (Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth) theory.

Some egg tarts being served for the teat time ...

Five Elements mooncakes - Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, Earth


Mooncakes tasting time ... yum yum ...






Lovely mooncake packaging by Hotel Nikko ... very ideal gift for your friends, colleagues and family.

I went home with a complementary mooncake gift by Hotel Nikko KL, thanks a lot to Hotel Nikko KL.
  • My family & friends really enjoy eating the 5-elements mooncakes by Hotel Nikko. They are suprised that got to know that mooncakes can relate to five basic elements of the universe.
  • Hotel Nikko Kuala Lumpur
    Address: 165, Jalan Ampang,
    50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    Tel: +603-2161 1111
    Email: info@hotelnikko.com.my
    Website: www.hotelnikko.com.my

    Note: To order your Mooncakes, please call +603 2782 6128. Purchase of Mooncakes is available at The Deli and Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant.

26 comments:

Candlelyn said...

OMG!
i really like this post~mooncake is my favourite~mmmmm~yummy~

:: yvonne :: said...

so fast. mooncake festival around the corner.. yum yum

Mei Teng said...

The mooncakes have an updated look...i.e. they don't look like the traditional ones. The ones with the gold or silver dustings are pretty.

I am not a fan of mooncakes. If I had to choose, I would pick the ones with lotus paste and egg yolk. I absolutely dislike the ones with mixed nuts and pork lard. I used to help my mom make them when I was a child and I hated the taste of the mixed nuts with pork lard.

Alice Law said...

Hello! back from MIA!

Time flies, didn't realise it's already time for mid autumn! The 5 element mooncakes really look interesting... I can see you always have these priviledges for the exquisite events, sound like u are working in a TV station rather with DIGI.:)

Have a wonderful day Via!

FOODnTRAVELla said...

very fast mid autumn soon! all the mooncakes are so cute and beautiful!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

i like the nice mould instead of the mooncake, never seen this mould in bakery ingredients shop before..Anyway, nice pictures and good review.

smallkucing said...

you are getting me some? :p Just joking

looks delicious

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

mwahaha saw post bout this on mei yee's blog, n asked her to courier to me,so in case she dnt wan, u courier it to me, can?? MWAHAHAHAHA!!! joking!!

ur mooncake not bad worr. hehehe

Hayley said...

Wah, lunar July also not yet here, already got mooncakes! :0
My favourite is green tea and chocolate!!
and the egg tarts look so yummy~

yvonne said...

Eh, you lied. That 10 steps look very hard to accomplish le. I'll better stick to my very one step - eat them.

With all the ramadan bazaar and mooncakes around the corner, I'll surely end up with additional kgs.

WyYv said...

i like these 5 elements mooncakes:) i'm so gonna get this soon^^ haha..

suituapui said...

Ah!!! I just received TWO mooncakes today from a blogger friend in KL...and one of them is black. Now I know why it's black... LOL!!!

email2me said...

I love their durian mooncake so much!

mysimplefood said...

Is it mooncake time already? So fast. I guess no mooncake for me this year...

CH Voon said...

seldom eat lo...it is too sweet.

Dora said...

Oh Mid-autumn Festival is coming soon...! Haha what a coincident that I'm all excited abt Robert in searching those 4 elements (instead of 5) in Angel & Demons :-)

oLive said...

woah.. u look like change ur job into "foods hunter" dy wor..
good job!!! like ur pictures very much!

HenRy LeE ® said...

ahhh.. mooncake fest is here soon! nice pic from u! :)

J said...

Wah. Not bad! Your mooncake looks good. :)
(So r u gonna make more? I wanna try!)

uLi.佑莉 said...

Yeah, finally I learnt this too! The packaging is truly nice la :)

cHrIstInA_YY said...

I didn't even notice that mooncake festival is coming soon! Hehe, I love mooncake with double egg york and those "bing pi" cold mooncakes =D~

mimid3vils said...

Charcoal really a hits now hor...They will put in charcoal in everything :)

jfook said...

Now mooncake also charcoal. I thought bread got charcoal one only.

Jasmine said...

This mooncake will too sweet or not?
i don't like too sweet mooncake, it will make me " ge li" haha......

Sheoh Yan said...

The NIKKO hotel moon cakes are so nice. I always like moon cakes, this moon cake festival, I sure put on more weight.

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