India is a land of festivals and an amalgamation of cultures, and the thing that is the most common in all the festivities is the ‘sweets’. Indians love their sweets and it is obvious that Indians are born with a sweet tooth. While Mr. Hugo Wang, the man behind Moon of Taj was completing his higher studies in India, he was introduced to many Indian desserts by his Indian friends. He figured out that Indians love to serve and gift sweets on special occasions. Thus his brainchild ‘Moon of Taj’ was bought to existence.
Moon of Taj – got its name from the epitome of love, the Taj Mahal and its beauty on a full moon night. They have come out with a creative blend of sweets confectionery – blending the best of both cultures – Indian and Taiwanese.
Moon of Taj specialize in exclusive crafting of ‘Fruit Tarts’ and ‘Nougats’, which are available in both egg and eggless assortments. There are flavors to choose from — Cheese & Pineapple, Green Tea & Mango, Chocolate & Orange, Latte & Butter. Each of them have no artificial flavors used and approximately 4 hours goes into making of the filling. We got to try the Chocolate & Orange and the Latte & Butter fruit tarts.
The one thing which is very evident is the balance of the sugar in each of the tarts, giving you an opportunity to indulge without feeling the blatant sweetness.
The tarts (600/1100 for 6/12 pcs.) are shaped in small bite sized squares, which are very handy to be had as tea time tidbits or simple as a filling snack. Chocolate & Orange tart was soft and chocolaty with a filling of real orange extracts, giving a flavorful freshness to the fruit tart. Another flavor that we got to try was the Latte & Butter tart, mildly sweet with a whip of coffee in the flavor, this one is designed exclusively for the Indian palate. Needless to say we loved it.
Nougats (600/1100 for 20/40 pcs.) are essentially French , but Taiwanese nougats are also equally popular. Made from skimmed milk powder, clarified butter and nuts, these are candied bars often chewy and mellow in texture. They have a range of flavors for the Nougats as well and the Cheese Chilly one was a surprise taste. Few we found a little hard to chew but the tastes made up to the texture. They also informed us that they are in the process of preparing them to be a little softer.
The one thing that is noticeable is the packaging of both the desserts. Both are beautifully packed in dazzling colorful boxes which lend an elegance to the packets. And they also have appealingly designed gift bags which are apt for gifting during festivities.
A hidden treasure in the by-lanes of Lajpat Nagar, head out to this place to try something new and a healthier option from our old sweets. You can also place your orders from their shop in case you want to gift it to your family & friends.