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[Jul 1 – 7] What’s New This Week

JUL. 1 – 7, 2019

What’s New This Week

Feeling blues? Jazz up your week with exciting dining news and promos this week! 

Dining News and Promotions

TABLEAPP Exclusive Promotion: 30% Off Buffet 
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Searching for top-quality buffet selections? Don’t miss out this awesome promotion! Enjoy 30% off per adult on food and selected non-alcohol beverages for various choices of buffet such as Mediterranean Seafood Galore Buffet, Premium Seafood and Tomahawk Grill Buffet and many more! Only available for bookings via TABLEAPP for participating restaurants at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur including Essence, Celestial Court and Villa Danieli.

Unagi Special
Ebisu, Pavilion Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Who could resist the temptation of the sweet caramelized unagi sauce drizzled over perfectly grilled unagi and steamed rice? Enjoy a unagi feast at the restaurants with dishes such as Uzaku, Umaki Tamago, Unagi Tofu and many more! Only available in July! 

New Dessert
The Tokyo Restaurant, ISETAN The Japan Store

Head to this food haven to indulge your taste buds in contemporary flavors with a Tokyo essence. Don’t forget to sink your teeth in the new Matcha-Flavored Burnt Cheesecake which has been winning the hearts of many diners here for its super smooth texture and delectable taste! 

Japanese Kushiyaki Fare
Vasco’s, Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Enthusiastic about Japanese cuisine? This is your chance! Excite your taste buds with your favorite Japanese delights featuring a plethora of sumptuous sushi, tempura, skewered meats to pair with beers, sake. Only until 11th July at RM178 nett per adult. 

New Menu
Hard Rock Cafe Penang

Calling for all avid fans of the renowned Hard Rock Cafe Penang! A brand new menu is here with delectable Boozy Milkshakes and tantalizing Steak Burgers! Did you know the menu also features the significant 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger? Excited yet? Head to the restaurant to enjoy live music and spectacular food! 

Buy 1 Free 1 Cocktail
Beso Rosado by ChinChin, George Town

Much-loved by foodies for their quirky, playful cocktail menu and a variety of small plates of Mediterranean flavors, Beso Rosado by ChinChin is definitely the place to be for any avid cocktail lovers! Great news is here! Buy 1 Free 1 Cocktail from 12:00pm – 6:00pm only on Saturday and Sunday! 

Events

[July 3 & 4] Jamuan Open House with Datuk Chef Wan
De.Wan 1958 by Chef Wan, The LINC KL

You are invited to one of the most delicious open house in town with Datuk Chef Wan! Dig into an array of authentic local dishes including some of Chef Wan’s original recipes with a wide selection of other Muhibbah delights. From 6:30pm – 9:30pm at RM150 nett per adult.

[July 5] Gin Day
Ciccio Bar Pizzeria, Bukit Bintang

Situated in a converted shophouse with a rustic decoration and an intimate ambiance, Ciccio Bar Pizzeria is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a genuine taste of Italian cuisine. Come to the restaurant this Gin Day to indulge in 3 types of Gin and Pizza Bites only at RM98+ per person. 

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Weekly Reads: In-TEA-resting Facts About Your Favorite Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea is a long-standing British tradition and it has become so well-known that you can easily enjoy it at hotels, restaurants or even bars! Some of you might be frenzy advocates of this quintessential tradition for their delicious treats and etiquette, yet the following facts would make you treasure it even more.  

 

1/ The Origin of Afternoon Tea

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If you think reveling in an Afternoon Tea is interesting, you would also fall in love with the story behind how this tradition was originated. It is believed that in the 18th and 19th century, English people often got hungry during the long gap between lunch and dinner which was very late in the evening. Annoyed by this hunger pains,  Anna Maria Russell – the Duchess of Bedford, scheduled her time to enjoy a light meal of cakes and sandwiches which she believed was an excellent stand-in in the middle of the afternoon. She soon began to invite her friends along to enjoy it and so the craze became a legend.

 

2/  Is It “Scone With The Wind” Or “Games Of Scones”?

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The pronunciation of “Scone” is surprisingly still controversial up till now! It can either be pronounced as “Gone” or Throne”! Step back in time, the origin of the word “Scone” is believed to have come from the Dutch word “Schoonbrot” which means “beautiful bread” and later was changed to a shorter version which we know as “Scone”! There is no right or wrong in how you call it. Although you might keep in mind that some more pedantic experts would argue the correct pronunciation of scone is like “gone”!

 

3/ The Difference Between Afternoon Tea and Hi-Tea

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Many have mistaken “High Tea” and “Afternoon Tea” as one. If you do think so, this fact might surprise you! There was actually a huge difference between these two! “Afternoon Tea” (also known as “Low Tea”) was originated for the upper class, while “High Tea” was designed for a working-class man’s main meal of the day! The Afternoon Tea, therefore, will feature delicate finger foods ranging from small sandwiches to scones, pastries and cakes. On the other hand, as a working class could not afford such an indulgent treat, their tea set will be full of heartier affair like meat, pies and crackers and served on a high table as indicated by the term “high” in its name. Nowadays, fewer differences are seen between these two traditions. 

 

4/ Did You Hold It Correctly? 

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The standard correct way to hold a teacup is with one or two fingers of the hand put through the hole of the cup handle. The cup should be balanced with your thumb on top and your other fingers curled underneath. Although it’s not compulsory and unnecessary nowadays, the etiquette of holding a traditional teacup might be something you will find enjoyable to know. The holding can be a little tricky as you gotta try to lift your pinkie finger out to look proper. It is believed that the raised pinkie was started by a noblewoman and mimicked by the Royal family. 

 

5/ Milk First or Tea First? Jam First or Cream First? 

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In the past, milk is added to the teacup first to protect the delicate china from the hot tea. As time’s gone, it is more common now to add the tea first, followed by the milk. How about jam and cream? It has been a debate raging on for decades about whether to put jam or cream on your scone first! Actually, it depends mainly on where the tradition is from or where you are having your tea! In Cornwall, it’s jam then cream yet in Devon, people will do the opposite! 

Can’t wait to indulge yourself in an Afternoon Tea or High Tea in Klang Valley already? We have just the list hand-picked for you! Check out Newens Tea House, Pavilion Lounge at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Altitude at Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur, THIRTY8 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur, Nobu Kuala Lumpur, The Lounge & Oro Cafe at Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Bistro 160 at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur!

 

 

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[ELITE Review] 10 Must-Try Dishes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (Part 2)

As we continue our culinary journey to explore the best dishes served at the top restaurants at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, we are back with more sumptuous dishes! Miss out the favorite dishes in our last writing? Check out 10 Must-Try Dishes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (Part 1).

 

TABLE OF CONTENT (Part 2)

6/ Filetto Di Manzo at Villa Danieli
7/ Trio Dim Sum Combination at Celestial Court
8/ Peking Duck at Celestial Court
9/ Classic Twist G&T + Duck Spring Roll at Pavilions Lounge
10/ T-Party at Pavilions Lounge

 

6/ Filetto Di Manzo at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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On a prowl for a delectable beef tenderloin to satiate your craving? Look no further than this tantalizing dish of Filetto Di Manzo. We were overwhelmed to know only the high-quality and protein-rich Black Angus beef tenderloin is used to make this delight. After being cooked to perfection, the tenderloin is served with sautéed mushroom trifolati, roasted potatoes, grilled tomato and coated with mouth-watering beef jus. Tender and packed with flavors, the Filetto Di Manzo totally won our hearts.

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7/ Trio Dim Sum Combination at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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As we are a big fan of dim sum, we cannot ignore this Trio Dim Sum Combination at Celestial Court. The pork-free dim sum combination features 3 pieces of classic Shanghai soup dumpling “Xiao Long Bao”, 3 pieces of Signature Prawn and Chicken Siew Mai and 3 pieces of Premium Emerald Har Kao with Water Chestnut. The “Xiao Long Bao” was my favorite as they were so well-balanced in flavors that each bite resulted in an exquisite satisfaction. The dim sum here will definitely please any discerning dim sum lovers! 

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8/ Peking Duck at Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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Next comes a sophisticated dish that we all felt in love with – the Peking Duck. The duck was meticulously prepared as it was hollowed out to stuff with fine Chinese herbs before being rinsed with hot water and dried for 4 hours! As the duck was roasted on point, its fat was melted and the skin was incredibly crispy! Wrapped inside Mandarin pancake with a touch of hoi sin sauce, the Peking Duck was totally a winner in terms of taste. We were pleased to know that diners can choose the preferred serving method for the rest of the duck meat.

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9/ Classic Twist G&T + Duck Spring Roll at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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We were in a search of a rejuvenating drink and the Classic Twist G&T + Duck Spring Roll turned out to be the perfect choice for some refreshment. The Classic Twist G&T was made using gin infused with a tea bag which came with 3 available flavors – floral, spicy and mystic before being added with tonic. A unique drink that went well with the crunchy and luscious spring rolls that served along. Take a dip of spring roll into the Thai chilli sauce, get a sip of the delightful cocktail and you are all set!

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10/ T-Party at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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After all the indulgence that we had, a relaxing moment was all that we could ask for and this T-Party at Pavilions Lounge was ideal for us. Being serenaded by the smoothing live tunes, we were ready to indulge ourselves in assorted delectable scones, pastries, sandwiches, cakes and cookies on a 3-tier stand along with hot selections including a dark chocolate fountain at the buffet station and a free flow selection of fine tea or coffee. Such a great time we had! 

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[ELITE Review] 10 Must-Try Dishes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur (Part 1)

It had been a while since our last visit to Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur and this time we came back to not only admire their top-notch facilities or stunning interior but to truly indulge ourselves in the food heaven here. Of course we would not want you to miss out all the best dishes here so we decided to have a list of the top 10 dishes that we believe one who comes here should not go back without trying.

 

TABLE OF CONTENT (Part 1)

1/ International Buffet at Essence
2/ 3 Grilled Mini Cheese Sliders at Pavilions Lounge
3/ Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Jade Kai Lan and Cashew Nuts in Pepper Garlic Sauce
4/ 
Pappardelle All’Astice at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
5/ Villa Grigliata Mista Di Pesce at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

 

1/ International Buffet at Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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A pork-free international buffet that is skillfully prepared by master chefs – of course we would not miss out this feast in our list! It took us a while just to take joy in looking at the wide spread of selection of the international buffet at Essence, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur – from local delights to tantalizing steaks with mesmerizing marbles grilled on fire. The all-day-dining restaurant serves 3 types of buffet including breakfast (6am – 10.30am), lunch (12pm – 2.30pm) and dinner (6.30pm – 10pm). Our morning couldn’t be better as we were pampered by hearty Western and Asian selections, freshly squeezed fruit juice, cook-to-order egg and more while lunch and dinner is the time where we relish fresh seafood and amazing chef’s performance. 

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2/ 3 Grilled Mini Cheese Sliders at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

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Feeling peckish and want to delight your taste buds with a quick snack? You should not miss out this 3 Grilled Mini Cheese Sliders at Pavilions Lounge, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur. The dish immediately whet our appetite just by its irresistible smell. Grilled to perfection, the Australian beef ribeye patty was a true star – tender, beefy and juicy. Fluffy buns, crispy French fries and sumptuous meat patty, we were in love!

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3/ Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Jade Kai Lan and Cashew Nuts in Pepper Garlic Sauce, Celestial Court

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Dining at this award-winning restaurant is a dream come true for any food gourmets. We satiated our Chinese food craving by reveling in a plethora of delights and one dish that truly caught our attention was the Wok Fried Beef Tenderloin Cube with Jade Kai Lan and Cashew Nuts in Pepper Garlic Sauce. Despite its unpretentious look, the flavors completely captured our hearts! High-quality beef is hand-picked and meticulously prepared before being laden in black pepper garlic sauce. The juicy cubes mingled perfectly with the crunchy jade kai lan – a hearty dish that brought us back a home away from home. 

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4/ Pappardelle All’Astice at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Whiffs of freshly-baked bread, wood-fired pizza and home-style pasta filled the air as we stepped into Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur for an authentic rendition of Italian taste. We knew immediately we had come to the right place! One dish that you could not forgo is the Pappardelle All’Astice which is made of home-style large and flat ribbony pappardelle. Served with a half Boston lobster and cooked in light tomato sauce, the dish was a gastronomic delight packed with flavors.

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5/ Villa Grigliata Mista Di Pesce at Villa Danieli, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

If you are scouting for a sharing platter for 2, this Villa Grigliata Mista Di Pesce is the feast you must have been searching. Only fresh seafood including sea bass, tiger prawns, calamari, tuna and mussels are used to bring out the best taste of the ingredients. Grilled until they are on point, the seafood are infused with a distinct smoky flavors which are enough to trigger your involuntary salivation. Served with mixed salad, roasted potatoes and vegetables, this is a true seafood galore for 2 persons!

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(to be continued)

 

 

 

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Mid-Autumn Festival 2018: Best Places To Savour Mooncakes And Sumptuous Delights

1. Delectable Mooncakes in Limited Edition Satchel at Hilton Kuala Lumpur

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Prepare to be dazzled by the very first collaboration of Hilton Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia’s leading international fashion designer Khoon Hooi – the stunning limited edition satchel gift box with a choice of Midnight Bloom (RM198) or Blossom Series (RM178). While selecting the mooncakes of your choice (as low as RM35 each), take this chance to dine in one of the restaurants here! Savour Chinese delights at Chynna, Japanese food at Iketeru or international buffet at the all-day dining Vasco’s. You can also treat yourself to trendy cocktails and fine cuts of meat at Graze, Chambers Grill and Chambers Bar. If you want to liven up your mood, check out Zeta Bar for their international live band, have a cup of coffee at Oro Cafe or relax at The Lounge or Boardwalk to revel in their spectacular views.

 

2. Oriental Mid-Autumn Delights in Cheongsam-Themed Gift Box at Hilton Petaling Jaya

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Head to Hilton Petaling Jaya for traditional mooncakes infused with subtle flavours! Get yourself a one-of-a-kind Oriental gift box which depicts a cheong sam at RM135 nett (premium box) and RM110 nett (standard box). Indulge yourself in timeless classics of 9 baked mooncakes and snow skin mooncakes of 5 flavours with price as low as RM25 each. You can also pay the restaurants here a visit for a fulfilled trip. Note that the Peking Duck at Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant is a must-try and if you are in the mood for Japanese food, visit Genji Japanese Restaurant! Come to Uncle Chili’s Bar & Restaurant for a varieties of hearty food and fabulous cocktails and enjoy a wide spread of delights with a buffet at Paya Serai Restaurant.

 

3. 11 Types Of Sumptuous Mooncakes Are Waiting For You at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur 

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Encased in a traditional red box with gold handle, the elegant mooncakes at Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur are perfect for a wondrous Mid-Autumn indulgence. Eight types of baked and snowskin mooncakes (from RM32 each), from the pure classic White Lotus to the modern creation of Azuki and Musang King, are set to whet your appetite. You should also take this opportunity to explore the restaurants here! You can opt for redefined Chinese imperial dining at Celestial Court for a completely divine meal from start to finish or chill at Pavilions Lounge for some snacks and refreshing drink, head to Essence for sumptuous dim sum, steaks and premium fresh seafood and visit Villa Danieli for wood-fired pizza and an authentic rendition of Italian food.

 

4. Savour Timeless Baked Classics at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

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Handcrafted with premium ingredients and baked to perfection, the mooncakes at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur are perfect for a family gathering. The hotel offers 4 types of mooncakes (from RM29 onwards) with a brand new creation of chocolate mint flavour which would entice your taste buds with its rich bittersweet and refreshing filling. Don’t hesitate to set your foot in the restaurants here for an epic culinary journey. Take a walk to the popular dining spot Lai Ching Yuen which will drift you back to ancient Shang Hai, indulge yourself in tantalizing dining experience at Hanaya Japanese Dining or go to the open-concept The Mill Cafe for a hearty spread of international and regional favourites.

 

5. Walk Down The Memory Lane By Relishing Handcrafted Classics at One World Hotel

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If you fancy a mooncake selection of timeless culinary traditions, look no further than the premium handcrafted artisanal mooncakes at One World Hotel! Sold in boxes of four from RM25 per piece, diners are given the choice of 9 classic favourites which would take you on a trip down the memory lane. A journey to the hotel would not be perfect without treating yourself to scrumptious food at one of their two well-known restaurants here – Zuan Yuan Chinese Restaurant which will enthrall you with its sophisticated and truly authentic Chinese menus and the award-winning Cinnamon Coffee House which offers superb delights featuring an open-concept kitchen.

 

6. A Royal Treat with Treasure Gift Box Series at Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar

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Should you gratify towards traditional mooncakes with a modern twist, Pullman Kuala Lumpur Bangsar will satiate your cravings. Beautiful mooncakes with exotic flavours like Bird’s Nest and Musang King are expertly handcrafted by skilful pastry artisans here. Diners can purchase a selection of gift boxes known as Elegance (RM128), Signature (RM138) and Royal Imperial (RM198). Your royal treat will be elevated if you dine in one of the restaurants here. The pork-free Oriental Chinese Cuisine will fill your stomach with authentic and wok-friendly Chinese dishes. You can also treat yourself to a gastronomic dining experience at LINK – All Day Dining where you can enjoy live-cooking sessions or head to La Cucina Mediterranean which will serve you the finest contemporary cuisine. 

 

7. Mesmerizing Musang King Durian Mooncake with Blue Pea Layer at Way Modern Chinois

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The handmade snow skin mooncakes at Way Modern Chinois will fly you to the moon! The Musang King durian filling is meticulously prepared and enveloped in a silky smooth blue pea stained layer. Each moon cake is handcrafted with care and a bite into it would make you stop for a moment to admire its creamy texture. Mesmerizing color with irresistible aroma, the mooncakes are sold at RM23 per piece or RM88 for a gift box of 4 pieces. Once you come to this contemporary restaurant, remember to try their famous Truffle Roast Duck which is marinated with truffle sauce, double roasted in truffle oil and topped with truffle slices. An avant-garde indulgence you would not want to miss out! See how to get this duck for free here!

 

8. A Dazzling Collection of Baked, Snow Skin and Crispy Mooncakes at JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur

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JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur ushers in this Mid-Autumn Festival with a fine selection of baked, snowskin, and crispy mooncakes at the award-winning Shanghai restaurant which is well-known for their authentic dishes of Shanghai. This year, the restaurant is offering 2 new exotic flavours, namely Fermented Black Garlic with Egg Yolk and Durian Paste with Truffle which would make you feel over the moon! While you are at the hotel, there is no reason why you should not visit Starhill Gallery. Savour Chiu-Chow style cuisine at Pak Loh Chiu Chow or relish Chinese tea and dim sum at Luk Yu Tea House. You can also opt for unique Latin flavours with a twist at Sentidos Gastrobar – The Latin Grill, authentic Malay food at Enak KL or Southern Thai cuisine at Pak Tai. Fancy a light bite and a refreshing cup of tea? Head to Newens Tea House! Last but not least, remember to try the freshest seafood in town at Shook!

 

9. Handcrafted Traditional Mooncakes with The All-Time Favorite Li Yen Kam Tui at The Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

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Celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with an array of hearty baked and snow skin mooncakes at The Ritz-Carlton. The mooncakes here are well-prepared and handcrafted by the culinary team of the award-winning Chinese restaurant Li Yen which serves one of the best Cantonese cuisines in town. The traditional baked mooncakes will bring you back in time with memorable flavours from classic creations to the all-time favorite Li Yen Kam Tui filled with delicious nuts and Chinese ham. You can choose to buy each piece at RM14 nett or get a box of 4 baked mooncakes here at RM100 nett. Mini mooncakes are also available in a box of 8 at RM112 nett.

 

10. Premium Traditional Mooncakes For A Joyous Mid-Autumn Festival at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru

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A plethora of Mid-Autumn sweet delights are waiting for you at DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru. The traditional mooncakes here are bound to tempt your palate and leave you desiring for more. The premium mooncakes are made with care, including classic flavours like Baked Pure Lotus, Baked Pandan Lotus and more from RM26 each while a gift box of 4 pieces will cost you RM99. Remember to visit the hotel’s two well-known restaurants for a touch of joy. You can enjoy exciting live-cooking stations at the all-day dining Makan Kitchen which offers Western and Asian items or head to Tosca Italian Restaurant for an exquisite selection of rustic Italian foods which will make you come back for more!