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Posted by Tian Chad Chen on Wednesday, September 28, 2016

26 August 2012

Homemade Mooncake Workshop @ Grand Millennium KL | Lai Ching Yuan

 Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Grand Millennium KL Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes for Reunion Festival

"Mid-Autumn Festival or the Reunion Festival is traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month which is in September or October. The festival is the second most important festival after the Spring Festival to Chinese people. Every year, when the festival comes people go home from every corner of the country and the world to meet their family and have dinner with them."

Grand Millennium KL Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes for Reunion Festival
Grand Millennium KL Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes in Golden Black Gift Box
 
Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur has created an array of traditional and mini snow skin mooncakes alike. Celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with friends and family and savour on homemade mooncakes.

Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Lai Ching Yuen 荔晶园 @ Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur
Courtesy of Grand Millennium KL, I was invited to Lai Ching Yuen for mini snow skin mooncakes workshop. This is something new as I will get to learn how to mould and make mooncakes =D

Lai Ching Yuen 荔晶园 is a non-halal Chinese restaurant located on the first floor and it is open daily from 12 noon to 2.30pm for lunch and 6.30pm to 10.30pm for dinner. For reservations, please call +60 3 2117 4180 or email lcy@grandmillenniumkl.com or visit Lai Chung Yuen on facebook.com/laichingyuen.



Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Scrumptious dinner being served before the mooncakes workshop started

 Here's the dinner menu we had @ Lai Ching Yuen:

炸金针菇拼椒盐软壳蟹
DEEP-FRIED GOLDEN MUSHROOM AND SOFT SHELL CRAB WITH SALT AND PEPPER
COMBINATION
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螺头菜胆鸡汤
DOUBLE BOILED CHICKEN WITH CLAM AND WHITE CABBAGE
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蜜汁叉烧
BARBECUED ROASTED PORK WITH HONEY
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鱼香茄子顺壳头腩煲
BRAISED BAMBOO FISH HEAD IN CLAY PLOT
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带子丝干贝胜瓜自制豆腐
HOMEMADE BEAN CURD WITH ANGLED LUFFA GOURD AND SCALLOP
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XO酱炒澳洲卢顺
FRIED AUSTRALIAN ASPARAGUS WITH XO SAUCE
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罗面
BRAISED LOCAL LOH MEE
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海底椰红枣雪耳
SEA COCONUT WITH RED DATE AND WHITE FUNGUS

Review on the dinner set
I personally like the first three dishes being served, which is the Soft Shell Crab with Deep Fried Golden Mushroom, Double Boiled Chicken with Clam and White Cabbage, and Barbecued Roasted Pork with Honey. The Soft Shell Crab is best served while hot and crispy, I had two bowl of the chicken soup as it tasted really concentrated with high nutrition. The Pork was nicely roasted and covered with adequate amount of honey. I had quite a lot of the pork meat =)

For the Braised Bamboo Fish Head, I personally think it has too many tiny bones that I need to filter out. Couldn't really enjoy that fish unless it was steamed and easier to separate the bones from the meats; The Homemade Bean Curd with Angled Luffa Gourd and Scallop tasted soft and easy to swallow. Asparagus with XO Sauce, tasted normal for me ;p A bowl of Braised Local Loh Mee with generous amount of seafood to fill up your stomach. last but not least, satisfy your sweet tooth with a bowl of sea coconut with red date and white fungus. A good dessert for skin as they contain white fungus. Some people like it soft/hard but I prefer adequate cook white fungus because if it is too soft the solution will tasted like glue. Overall, I will rate the dinner set 7/10 =)



Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Chef Thye Yoon Kong - Dim Sum Sifu @ Grand Millennium KL
After dinner, we then get ready to learn some skills from the dim sum Chef Thye Yoon Kong on how to make mini snow skins mooncakes easily. Basically all you need is the snow skins, the correct mooncake paste that match with your snow skins, flour to make sure the snow skin won't stick to the mould, glove for hygiene and skills to wrap the mooncakes haha.


Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Some of the materials to make Black Snow Skin Mini Mooncakes with Passion Fruit flavor paste


Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Check out us bloggers having fun making the perfect shape mooncake!
Chef Thye Yoon Kong was a fun person during the workshop, he showed us the methods to make a perfect look snow skin mooncakes within 30 seconds and make sure each and everyone of us can make a mooncake moulded in good shape. Check out the happy faces above and you know it was fun to do it ;p

Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
This is me trying to make the perfect Snow Skin Mooncake. Cover the Passion Fruit paste with Black Snow Skin, splash some flour to the mould and squeeze the mooncake inside. Knock on three side and tada~! The mooncake is ready after the third knock.


Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Me with Chef Tyhe Yoon Kong posing with my success mooncake
I think the hardest part has already done by Chef Thye because you need the right amount of snow skin to cover up the whole mooncake paste. The paste cannot be too sweet or tasteless too. Then the next hard thing to do is to make sure the mooncake paste is nicely covered with a thin layer of snow skin so that it taste just great when you take your first bite.It is definitely easier to buy and eat than make your own mooncakes haha.

After the mooncake workshop, we then given a chance to try out both traditional and mini snow skins mooncakes. We tried the traditional mooncake flavours from Assorted Fruit and Nut, Red Bean Paste, Pure White Lotus , to Pure White Lotus with Single Yolk and should you fancy a contemporary taste for your mooncakes you must try their Mini Snow Skin Mooncake With Passion Fruit Lotus Paste, Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Durian Lotus Paste , Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Spiruline Lotus Paste or their Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Green Tea Lotus Paste.


Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
This was a huge plates of mooncakes for us to have =D

I personally like to eat mooncakes with egg yolks, it would be best if can have all mooncakes with double egg yolks! I know, high cholesterol but it is only once a year right? So eat more and exercise more will be fine! =P


Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Colorful Mini Snow Skin Moon Cakes comes in 8 different flavors
If you like to have something cold, try Grand millennium KL Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes especially the Spirulina and Durian flavor mooncake. That's my personal favourite =) It will be a perfect match once you have a bite of the mooncake and a sip of hot tea during the mid-autumn festival.

Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes comes in 8 different color and flavors: Red Bean, Pure Dates, Pandan Lotus, White Lotus, Passion Fruit Lotus, Durian Lotus, Spiruline Lotus, and Green Tea Lotus paste
 
Fortune Mooncake Gift Box priced at RM 112.00 ++ per box of 4 item and Full Mooncake Gift Box priced at RM 108.00 ++ per box of 8 items are for those who plan to bring home some sweet endings for their family members. Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur also has offer for those who prefer to pack for a simple reunion where one can select from an selection of mooncakes starting from RM12.80++ per piece to RM29.80++ per piece.

price list for the moon cakes all handmade in Grand Millennium KL
Here's the price list for the moon cakes all handmade in Grand Millennium KL


Grand Millennium KL Homemade MoonCake Menu with Thye Yoon Kong Dim Sum Chef @ Lai Ching Yuan
"Men have sorrow and joy, they part or meet again; the moon may be bright or dim, she may wax or wane.”
I am definitely going back hometown during Mid-Autumn festival to gather up with my family members, how bout you? Thanks to Grand Millennium KL for this interesting mooncake workshop. At least I know the simple steps to mould the snow skin mooncake now haha! I just need to buy the paste, snow skin and borrow mould from sifu (or I self-customize one with "TC" as my label nyahaha)

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