Celebrate Mid Autumn Festival with colourful Mooncakes from YONG SHENG CONFECTIONERY

They come in pretty boxes and in pretty colours, they do.

I’m talking about the mooncakes from Yong Sheng Confectionery this year.  Elements of cultural heritage, and in this case, the nyonya heritage form the theme in the designs of the metal tins.  Etched against rich startling backgrounds are various designs of the beautiful kebaya amidst hanging paper lanterns, depicting the Mid Autumn Festival.

 

Besides the regular traditional baked mooncakes with lotus paste and redden paste, I tried a few “modern” creations from Yong Sheng.  I just couldn’t resist the colourful crusts they came in!  Take a look…

Peach Blossom & Sunrise Horizon

Nyonya Delight (RM20.80/piece)- sambal paste, nyonya spices and lotus paste

Cherry Blossom (RM19.80/piece) – lotus paste + plum paste + red bean paste encrusted with melon seeds, almonds and crystal cranberries

Sunrise Horizon (RM22.80/piece) – chestnut lotus paste + black sesame paste with pine nuts & isomalt (sugar-free)

Peach Blossom (RM20.80/piece) – pandan paste + coconut paste & collagen

 

Then there’s the lovely set called “Nuna in Wonderland” consisting of 8 mini mooncakes in various shades and fillings.  Priced at RM78.80 per box, as a gift, it’s just perfect because the receiver of your gift will definitely love those dainty flower-like crystalline mooncakes.  With flavours like Black Gold Sesame, Strawberry Kisses, Meet with Yam, Acacia Red Bean, Amazing Chocolate, Uji Matcha, Enthusiasm Mango and even the Fragrance Durian, who is to complain?

Aren’t they the prettiest?

 

Yong Sheng mooncakes are available at all their outlets and as their base is in Johor, they have also set up kiosks in City Square Mall in Johor Bahru and Sutera Mall in Skudai during this Mid Autumn Festival.  Oh, in 1Utama, they not only have a Yong Sheng Confectionery outlet, they have also put up a kiosk at the Concourse in the New Wing during this mooncake Festival promotion.

For the list of their outlets, do check out their website here.

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RICE DUMPLINGS from YONG SHENG CONFECTIONERY to celebrate DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

On the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese celebrate Duan Wu or Dragon Boat Festival. Legend has it that this date commemorates the death of patriotic poet Qu Yuan who drowned himself more than 2,000 years ago when his beloved Chu state fell to the State of Qin. According to the legend, the locals made rice dumplings (“zongzi”) and threw these into the river to lure the fishes away from eating his body. And that’s how the tradition of making rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo leaves started.

This year, the Dragon Boat Festival or Duan Wu Festival falls on 9 June 2016. That’s just days away. If you are not making your own rice dumplings for this occasion, why not check out some of the rice dumplings from Yong Sheng Confectionery? Read my 1st post on Yong Sheng Confectionery here.

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The regular rice dumplings from Yong Sheng Confectionery are the Royal Dumplings with or without red beans. There’s also a Royal Vegetarian choice. The royal dumplings are priced at RM6.50 each but if you buy 4, it’s only RM22.80.

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Then there are the luxe King Dumplings and Xiang Fei. These are huge dumplings, wrapped into an elongated triangular shape. These big babies are filled with dried scallops and meat floss in addition to the usual pork, mushrooms, mung beans and dried shrimps. The King Dumplings have salted egg yolks for added flavour. Each of the King/Xiang Fei dumpling is RM14.80 and if you buy 4, it’s RM50.

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Yong Sheng has created some unique Crystal Dumplings. These are smaller dumplings with a crystal-like translucent skin and come with 3 kinds of filling: red bean paste, panda paste and yam paste. They are priced at RM3.80 each and RM10.60 for 3 pieces. The crystal skin has a nice bouncy texture and the fillings are not overly sweet.

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The dumplings from Yong Sheng are steamed and not boiled and are available till 9 June 2016.

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From Muar, Yong Sheng has now expanded to 13 branches under Yong Sheng Gift Shops which are  located in Subang Jaya, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Skudai and Johor Bahru. So, in the Klang Valley, these dumplings are available in their Subang Jaya outlet. The good news is that they will be opening a new outlet in 1-Utama very soon.

 

The Yong Sheng Confectionery outlet in the Klang Valley is located at:

Subang Taipan
7 Jalan USJ 10/1E
UEP Subang Jaya
47620 Subang
Tel: 03-5635-3362

For the latest updates, just click onto their Facebook Page here.
Their Service Hotline is 06-986-3362.
Check-out the whole range of their confectionery on their website: www.yongsheng.com.my

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Festive Cookies from YONG SHENG CONFECTIONERY

Not many of us have the time or inclination to bake our own cookies for festive celebrations. Whenever a festive season comes round, we resort to ordering cookies from friends, relatives and of course from bakeries and confectionery shops. If you are thinking of the latter, then perhaps you have heard about Yong Sheng Confectionery.

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Established since 1952 in a small town called Muar down south in Johor, Yong Sheng certainly has a good history in Chinese confectionery. They started off by making traditional confectionery like “wife cakes”, peanut brittles, mooncakes, wedding pastries, egg yolk tarts, pineapple pastries – in fact, all kinds of traditional Chinese pastries.

From Muar, Yong Sheng has now expanded to 13 branches under Yong Sheng Gift Shops which are  located in Klang, Subang Jaya, Melaka, Muar, Batu Pahat, Kluang, Skudai and Johor Bahru.

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This Chinese New Year, Yong Sheng has come up with a good variety of cookies for the celebration. Their cookie tins are really lovely, in various colour themes and etched with beautiful graphics of kebaya-clad nyonyas in various poses. The nyonya theme reflects the traditional heritage of the cookies which are baked from nyonya recipes. These lovely tins of cookies are just perfect as gifts, don’t you think?

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It may be difficult to pick your cookies from their wide selection but to help you narrow down the choices, here are their top 8 best-sellers:

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Cashew Nut Cookies – my favourite

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Almond Cookies

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Almond Cookies (cane sugar-free) – love these, they are so addictive!

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Green Peas Cookies

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Carnival Pineapple Cookies – love the crumbly buttery pastry!

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Macadamia Nut Cookies (my favourite, too)

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Strawberries Almonds Cookies – another favourite!

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Cranberries Pineapples Cookies – can’t really taste the cranberries though, so to me they tasted just like the Carnival Pineapple Cookies!

I like how the cookies are packed in tight re-sealable plastic bags inside the tins to ensure they remain crisp and tasty. For the sugar-intolerant, they also have some cookies which are cane sugar-free. Generally I find their cookies very fresh – the nutty ones are very crunchy and the good thing is, they are not overloaded with sugar.

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Besides their 13 outlets, during this festive period, special Yong Sheng Kiosks have also been set up in major malls in the Klang Valley so you can easily get these lovely gifts for your loved ones. Currently they are running a promotion of selling 4 of these lovely tins of cookies for RM100.

For the latest updates, just click onto their Facebook Page here.
Their Service Hotline is 06-986-3362.

While most of their outlets are located in Johor and Melaka, there are 2 outlets in the Klang Valley, located at:

Subang Taipan
7 Jalan USJ 10/1E
UEP Subang Jaya
47620 Subang
Tel: 03-5635-3362

Klang Parade
Lot KF-02, 1st Floor
Klang Parade
No.2112, Km2 Jalan Meru
41050 Klang
Tel: 03-3343-3362

Check-out the whole range of their confectionery on their website: www.yongsheng.com.my

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