Just tiffin carry me home
10 August, 2019
For the Mid-Autumn season, mooncakes are the order of the day. But just as equally important are the boxes these little pastries come in and over the years, they have become more and more challenging, taking on interesting and creative shapes.
Some are so pretty that it seems a shame to discard them after the cakes are savoured. Indeed, in recent years, it’s not enough to just have pretty boxes; practicality plays a big role and now we have mooncake boxes in the shapes of bamboo bags and jewellery boxes.
This year, I’m totally in love with the Tiffin Carrier mooncake boxes that are part of the Deluxe Gift Set at Dorsett Grand Subang. The four-tier enamel tiffin carriers are reminiscent of the 1960s and come in cool pastel shades of turquoise, orange and lilac, with flowers or singing birds painted on the outside. The colours denote the 3 hotel brands under the group.
The tiffin carrier can hold four mini Dragonfruit & Black Sesame or Lotus Paste Mooncakes (RM168 nett) or four Mini Premium Musang King Durian Mooncakes (RM198 nett).
If you prefer regular box packaging, there are a variety of mooncakes to choose from, including classic flavours such as Baked White Lotus Paste with single or double egg yolk, Red Bean Paste and Baked Pandan Lotus Paste. Baked Mini Dragon Fruit & Black Sesame Mooncake is the newest variety.
Then there are snow skin mooncakes such as its Signature Blue Pandan Lotus Paste (coloured with natural hue from butterfly pea flower) with Single Egg Yolk and of course its Mini Crystal Skin Premium Musang King Durian that’s so rich and creamy.
All mooncakes are halal-certified and, apart from Dorsett Grand Subang, are also available at other Dorsett hotels, Silka hotels and Cosmo Hotel KL.
|Deepfried Durian Fritter|
|Chef Bryan making Durian Fritter|
The Emperor Chinese Restaurant also offers Deepfried Durian Fritters (RM30), a family recipe by Executive Chef Bryan Teh. The fritter comprises frozen durian ice cream encased in a light batter that is deepfried to a golden brown. It is to Chef Bryan’s credit that inside the crispy pastry, the durian ice cream is deliciously fruity and bursting with the aroma of durian. It’s quite da durian bomb!
If you cannot get enough of durian, the All Things Durian Afternoon Tea at the Piano Lounge offers three tiers of durian inspired nibbles and more.
The durian-inspired creations are a combination of local and western pastries.
|All Things Durian Afternoon Tea Set for 2 persons at Piano Lounge|
Right at the top are Durian Tempura, Durian Sesame Ball and Cucur Durian, served in a woven rattan basket. The middle tray has soup spoons filled Durian Swiss Roll and Durian Pudding. On the bottom tray, we see glasses of Durian Panacotta, Durian Pancake and Durian Cream Puffs.
We are also served sweet Green Pea Bubur with Durian and a tall glass of hot Teh Tarik.
THE EMPEROR (pork-free)PIANO LOUNGE (pork-free)
Dorsett Grand Subang
Jalan SS12/1, Subang Jaya, Selangor
Baked Mooncakes: (from RM28 to RM36)
Crystal Skin Mooncakes: Premium Musang King Durian Mooncake (RM33, 2-day advance order required), Butterfly Pea Flower Pandan Lotus Paste with single egg yolk (RM33), Red Bean Paste (RM26)