In East Asia, the Jade Rabbit is a widespread cultural symbol, and the various legends associated with this Eastern bunny differ from country to country. This is how one Chinese legend, an ancient Buddhist story, goes…

The Jade Emperor disguised himself into a poor, starving old man and begged for food from monkey, otter, jackal, and rabbit. Monkey gathered fruit from the trees, and otter gathered fish from the river. Jackal stole a lizard and a pot of milk curds. Rabbit though, could only gather grass. Knowing well enough that grass can’t be offered as food to humans, rabbit decided to offer its own body, sacrificing itself in the fire the man had started. Somehow, though, rabbit wasn’t burned. The old man suddenly revealed himself to be the great Jade Emperor! Touched deeply by rabbit’s selfless sacrifice, he sent it to the moon to become the immortal Jade Rabbit.

Hence the Jade Rabbit that is living in the moon, has been recognized to have the values of selfless, noble, and compassionate creature to whom offerings are made during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Drawing the inspiration of this story, Hilton Petaling Jaya has themed its 2019 mooncake series; Jade Rabbit Series which redefines what elixir of life means and incorporates ingredients which provides longevity to health and life into its mooncake series.

In order to promotes overall well being, Hilton Petaling Jaya has used ingredients that contains antioxidant such as pomegranate, blueberries and raisins combined with the traditional and snow skin goodies, making this Mid-Autumn treat special.

Hilton Petaling Jaya offers 3 types of mooncake sets; Jade Rabbit Premium Series – Featuring 2 adorable rabbits, against a night background with a glowing full moon. (available in 2 colors, blue and pink), Oriental Series – Featuring delicate cherry blossom flowers which comes with 2 options; premium and standard box and Traditional Baked Premium Mooncakes or 2019 Signature mooncakes (Blueberry Blossom, Pomegranate Golden Raisins, Mixed Fruit Nuts, Snow Skin Mooncakes, Blueberry Cheese, Durian Delights and many more) with cups of hot Chinese Tea.

Hilton Petaling Jaya also offers a 2019 Mid-Autumn Afternoon Tea – Jade Rabbit Series where diners may pair its Jade Rabbit Series mooncakes with Hong Kong Style steamed “Har Kau” crystal prawn dumplings, steamed mini abalone wrapped in seafood paste and Chef’s handmade La Mien.

For more information or reservation, call +6 03 7955 9122 or email to pethi_fb@hilton.com

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