The Mid-autumn Festival dates back over 3,000 years, to moon worshipping in the Shang Dynasty. On the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, many Chinese celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (Zhong Qiu Jie) which is also known as  Mooncake Festival or the Festival of Lanterns (Yuanxiao). The tradition of eating mooncakes during the festival began in Yuan Dynasty. This festival is also known as the mooncake festival because a special kind of sweet cake that is prepared in the shape of the moon. Mooncakes are an ancient Chinese delicacy, eaten in celebration of the Chinese Harvest Moon Festival and considered an indispensible part of the Festival experience.

The mooncakes are often adorned with various Chinese characters that symbolise traditional good wishes like harmony and longevity. Mooncakes are usually given to friends and business associates for the celebration of the festival. People eat mooncakes to express their love for their family and their hope for a happy life. Making and sharing mooncakes is one of the hallmark traditions of this festival. Most mooncakes consist of thin, tender skin enveloping a sweet, dense filling and may contain one or more whole salted egg yolks in their center to symbolise the full moon. They are generally sweet, moist and dense cakes. Traditionally, this type of mooncake can have either a sweet or savory, meaty taste. A round shaped mooncakes symbolises family unity and harmony. As for square or rectangular shapes mooncakes are made to order for their unique and contemporary design.

Come and enhance your Mid-Autumn Festival at Empire Hotel Subang, revel in the special selection of exquisite Baked and Snowskin mooncakes. All our mooncakes are Halal. The Baked mooncakes flavours are Pure Lotus Single Yolk, White Lotus Single Yolk, Pandan Lotus Single Yolk, Pure White Lotus Single Yolk and Snowskin mooncake is a non-baked mooncake that originated in Hong Kong which is commonly eaten cold and fresh. It has a elastic, chewy and soft skin. It is made of cooked Glutinous Rice flour (Gao Fen). This is a must try for those who love Snowskin mooncakes – the choices varies from Bamboo Charcoal Single Yolk, White Lotus Single Yolk, Pandan Lotus Single Yolk and Black Sesame Single Yolk. Take a bite of the sweet mooncake and sip your favourite cup of Chinese tea which will enhance the natural flavours. To balance the sweetness pair it with long jin tea from Shanghai, muo li hua tea from Canton, or puer from Yunnan which all intense bitter teas.

These mooncakes will be available for sale from 1 August to 19 September 2013 at Empire Hotel Subang. Perfecting the art of gifting are beautifully designed boxes are also available. The assorted mooncakes, price ranges from RM16.50nett to RM20nett per piece or RM66nett (four pieces), cradled in an exquisite box.

Empire Hotel has 198 tastefully appointed rooms with the latest amenities is the newest hotel in the Subang Jaya area. The hotel also has Kitchen Art Brasserie (all day dining), Di Wei Chinese Cuisine Restaurant and Shout (Lounge). There are three function rooms and one Emperor Ballroom to cater to all your meeting needs. Empire Hotel Subang sits majestically on top of the integrated Empire Shopping Gallery which is strategically located at the side of the Federal Highway.

For more information on Empire Hotel Subang, kindly contact 03 – 5565 1388 or log onto www.empirehotel.com.my today.

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