Recently, I was invited to join the Moonlit Reunion: The Mooncake and Tea Pairing Session by Sunway Pyramid. This mooncake and tea pairing session was held Garden Lifestyle Café, Sunway Pyramid.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with mooncake & tea, the perfect combinations that bring out the best of both flavours.
Welcome note by Mr. Kevin Tan, Chief Operating Officer of Sunway Pyramid.
During the mooncake and tea pairing session, there was a mooncake demonstration by Chef Wu Chee Keong, Master Dim Sam from West Lake, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa
Mooncake introduction by Dragon-i Training manager, Ms. Susie Wong. This year, Dragon-i introduced the luxurious Limited Edition Mooncake Gift Set. The elegant box is embellished with Swarovski element crystals and the embossed Dragon zodiac sign signifies the year's theme of heritage and respect.
There was also a mooncake introduction by Breadstory Ms. Ann Chan.
“Mooncake is generally sweet in taste, rich and strong and taste wonderful at every first bite. However, with each and every bite, the desire to indulge in the lotus paste plummets, not because the mooncakes do not taste good, but rather, our taste buds have its limits,” said Legend of Tea assistant managing director Robin Lee Ping.
He was speaking during a private session with the media in the Moonlit Reunion: Mooncake and Tea Pairing session where other restaurants and outlets also had an opportunity to showcase delightful mooncake and tea flavours available at their premises – Westlake, Sunway Resort Hotel and Spa, Dragon-I, Purple Cane and Legend of Tea.
Me enjoying the tea during the Mooncake and Tea Pairing Session.
With that, the choice of tea varies from the Pu Er, Chrysanthemum, Oolong to Green Tea and Black Tea. According to Robin’s recommendation, the ones with egg yolk and nuts are usually oily hence Pu Er and Chrysanthemum are the perfect choices that help wash the oil away.
The Oolong Tea goes well with mooncakes that have lotus or red bean filling in them while snowskin mooncakes are best paired with green tea or rose-flavoured tea.
“The stronger the taste of mooncake is,” said Robin. “the stronger the tea should be whereas, mooncakes with a lighter taste should be blended with lighter tea too.”
Now, it's time for Mooncake tasting!
The mooncakes displayed were some of the ones available for sale at LG2 Blue Concourse – such as Dragon-i’s Green Tea Azuki Custard Mocha Infusion, Coffee Indulgence and Exotic Mixed Fruits and Nuts.
Shoppers who are interested to buy mooncakes and tea can check out the LG2 Blue Concourse, Purple Cane (located at LG2) and Legend of Tea (located at LG1.98).
During this time, shoppers are rewarded with attractive redemptions where a spend of RM600 (RM350 for Citibank Cardmembers) in 2 receipts entitles them to redeem a charming miniature teapot set (limited to the first 50 pax. daily).
The Moonlit Reunion is an example of how Sunway Pyramid embellishes its position as a regional, lifestyle mall that allows shoppers to experience an unforgettable unique shopping adventure.
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