Thursday, August 28, 2008

Endulging The Beauty of Mooncake . . .

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I visited the Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur early this week for a Mooncake making demostration by Master Dim Sum Chef Loo Sai Wah of Tai Zi Heen Restaurant. . . got to tell you, it is really an honor to be able to meet the Master Chef of Dim Sum as I am truely a Dim Sum fanatic fan, my favourite Dim Sums are "Har Kau" & "Siew Mai" just like Kate Winslet & Leonardo DiCaprio both are so lovely and so desireable. Anyway my mission was to learn, understand and have my hands all over the mooncakes.

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Gosh . . . . an amazing variety spread of mooncakes waiting for me to taste . . . I just felt like I was an emperor at that moment endulging the mooncakes in my beautiful dining room. Sssssssssshhhhhhhhh...... I was a bit greedy as I had also set my eyes on this delighted golden orangy dessert just sitting infront of me, refusingly to leave me alone . . . . a chilled mango puree with vanilla ice cream, sago and pamelo . . . just exactly what I had in Hong Kong last year . . . so yummy especially you are a sweetie fan.

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The Chef in charge had already preprepared the chocolat whiskey with walnut ball fillings and the snow skin mixture waiting to roll on.

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Firstly Chef Loo roll the snow skin.

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Once the snow skin is rolled, chef divided it into a few sub rolls.

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Chef then roll the individual snow skin till flat forming a round flat snow skin.

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It was time to cover the chocolat whiskey and walnut ball with snow skin.

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The snow skin had fully covered the chocolat ball.

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Place the snow skin ball into the mold and gently press the snow skin ball into the mold to form the prints.

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Once completed, hit the mold gently to release the snow skin mooncake out of the mold.

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These were many variety of snow skin mooncakes such as chocolat whiskey, mango cheese cake, sweet corn lotus paste, vanilla custard & gummi bears and lavender with almond egg custard fillings.

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Oh! I was so lucky . . . as I got to taste other baked mooncakes available at the Prince Hotel, Kuala Lumpur such as the pandan & pumpkin paste with single egg yolk, white lotus paste with macadamia nuts and also my favourate one, five variety nut with rum and raisins. I truely felt this trip was so worth while and so fruitful as I was educated about the varieties of mooncakes available and yet get to experience the learning from the chef himself, Chef Loo.

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Chef Loo, I will definitely be back to see you again . . . but what I had in mind is to get you to teach me how to make the real Dim Sum . . . even if I need to report to the class at 5am in the morning . . . thank you Chef, SidneyK

Tai Zi Heen's Mooncake Odyssey is at:

Tai Zi Heen
Prince Hotel & Residence
Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: 03-2170 8888 ext 8200 or 03-2170 8808
(1st August to 14th September)

ISETAN KLCC
Level 3
(26th August to 25th September)

8 comments:

FAMILY FIRST said...

Wah! So nice man ....!!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

wow! gorgeous mooncakes!

sue said...

lovely variety of mooncakes but i still prefer the tradional lotus paste with double egg yolk...yums

Me interested in dim sums making as well...espeacially fried Wu kok..my fav!
Sidney, go and pujuk the chef to conduct clases la..lol

rgds

Keropok Man said...

Oooo.. so many varieties of mooncakes!

Looking at this post, I suddenly wanna visit mum and ask her to make mooncakes for me. The step by step photos was like how we watch her make when we were growing up.

I am wondering where can I make a custom made mould for her. She uses the generic words mould. One with her name would be nice ya?

eva eun-sil han said...

Oh, wow, it looks so fabe !
I don't think that I can eat them becasue they look so beautiful :)

MamaBoK said...

Congrats..!! yer on Apartment Therapy.. :)
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/slinks/global-warming-mug-and-colorful-mooncakes-delicious-links-for-090508-062007

Mimi said...

This looks so stupifyingly good!

QuaChee said...

wow, that is ny first time seeing how a mooncake is done cool! :)