BY CK Lam
In celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn festival, Hotel Jen Penang is offering a variety of Halal certified mooncakes with classic flavors besides innovative flavors for the more adventurous.
For the festival, the hotel also organized a mooncake sampling event with a 3D paper lantern-painting session.
The mooncakes 月饼, a once-a-year delight come with a symbol embossed onto the surface. The four new baked version varieties comprise of Double Yolk White Lotus, Black Sesame Paste with Custard Paste, Chocolate Paste with Macadamia and Walnut, and Latte Paste with Orange Paste.
The Latte Paste with Orange Paste reaches out to the younger crowd while the Chocolate Paste with Macadamia and Walnut is a perfect treat for nut lovers.
Also readily available are the Single Yolk White Lotus, Green Tea, White Coffee with Pure Durian Paste, and Farmer’s Grown. The latter is an interesting discovery – a filling made from a blend of sesame, walnut, rolled oat, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, melon kernel seeds and more.
Farmer’s Grown Mooncake & White Lotus Mooncake
In short, there is a varied of baked version mooncakes with surprising and innovative fillings. It would be most welcoming to see the hotel unveil some halal-certified snow skin mooncakes too.
For every purchase of four mooncakes, you will get to choose an exclusive packaging of your choice. The exclusive gift sets feature delicate and sophisticated designs with either flowers or the “S” designs in silk embroidery or velvet finishing. Each box (4pcs) is priced at RM120nett.
In addition, early-birds can enjoy 20 per cent off all orders from now till 31st August 2015. The mooncakes are available at the designated counter at the lobby lounge.
For more info, call +604 2622 622 extension 8030.
The event offers the opportunity to paint a 3D paper lantern. I have to confess I am not a perfectionist but am happy having my own personalized lantern for this mid-autumn festival celebration.
Hotel Jen Penang
* Many thanks to Hotel Jen Penang for extending this invitation.