Tai Thong, long recognised for its innovative best-selling mooncakes continues to thrill Malaysians with eight first-in-the-market flavours offering a distinct Japanese flair. The established mooncake manufacturer has instilled some of Japan’s ubiquitous ingredients such has matcha (powdered green tea), Fuji apple, Tokachi red beans and even wasabi into their latest mooncake range.
This Mid-Autumn Festival sees Tai Thong not only introducing original themed flavours but also giving Malaysians a more meaningful family celebration with origami birds. In Asian culture, colourful folded paper birds which are showcased on all six collectible mooncake boxes have always been synonymous with good luck and blessings, making them a fitting festive accessory for this occasion.
The 2-piece and 4-piece mooncake boxes each presents a pair of origami birds in four auspicious colours: red, denoting good fortune and joy; green, the traditional colour of health and harmony; yellow, meaning warmth and promise of a brand new day; and purple, denoting wealth and grace.
According to Tai Thong Group Executive Mooncake Chef Yiu Wing Keung, the creative head behind the unique mooncake flavours, all new flavours are low in sugar in line with the Health Ministry’s effort to encourage Malaysians to reduce their sugar intake.
"We kept the sugar content in our mooncakes to a minimum level without compromising on the delicious tastes and aroma"says Chef Yiu.
Four new mooncake flavours are of baked pastry skin, while the other four are of non-baked chilled dough skin. The new baked skin mooncakes are:
Low Sugar Imperial Matcha Lotus with Tokachi Red Beans (RM16 each), featuring high grade green tea lotus paste dotted with naturally sweet Tokachi red beans from Japan,
Low Sugar Wasabi Lotus with Wakame Seaweed (RM16 each), Japan’s staple horseradish spice offering a pleasant tingling aftertaste mellowed down by nutrient-rich dried Wakame seaweed lotus paste,
Low Sugar Fuji Apple & Violet Lotus with Pumpkin Seeds (RM16 each), crunchy pumpkin seeds bringing out the full flavours of fragrant Japanese Fuji apple and unique violet flower extract lotus paste, and
Low Sugar Black Sesame White Lotus Single Yolk (RM16 each), roasted Japanese black sesame seed puree is blended with white lotus and given a savoury hint with salted yolk.
The new snow skin mooncakes are:
Peanut Snow Skin Okinawan Sweet Potato with Kuri Chestnut (RM16 each), purple Okinawan sweet potato and smooth chestnut paste wrapped in peanut flavoured snow skin,
Black Sesame Snow Skin
Japanese Gourmet Coffee with Ground Almond (RM16 each), aromatic coffee paired with pure almond lotus paste and enveloped in black sesame snow skin,
Cheesy Snow Skin Durian Infusion with Hokkaido Cheese (RM16 each), an indulging blend of premium durian paste and rich cheese made from fresh Hokkaido milk, and
Low Sugar Chestnut Snow Skin White Lotus with Tokachi Red Beans & Kuri Chestnut (RM16 each), chestnuts imparting subtly sweet nutty flavour to white lotus paste speckled with Tokachi red beans.
Due to popular demand, a classic Tai Thong snow skin mooncake flavour Snow Skin Lotus (RM14 each) returns this year, featuring lotus paste encased in snow skin pastry skin.
For customers looking to give mooncakes to their business associates, clients or corporate partners, Tai Thong’s limited edition mooncake gift box (RM118 per box) is available as a stunning corporate gift. One box consists of six Tai Thong Mooncakes, namely Lotus Paste Single Yolk, Jade Custard, Low Sugar Imperial Matcha Lotus with Tokachi Red Beans, Low Sugar Wasabi Lotus with