Come this autumn (or at least August onwards till the mooncake festival on the 30th of September), Intercontinental Singapore’s chic Chinese restaurant Man Fu Yuan is prepared to tease the tastebuds of all guests with their latest repertoire of mooncakes fresh from the kitchen. Featuring the latest creation of Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake, in addition to traditionals such as the Lotus Seed Paste with Double yolk, Man Fu Yuan is taking a delectably bold attempt to attract the Singaporean palate.
Packaging this year at Man Fu Yuan is real classy. With the box in a deep rich purple, emblazoned with gold words, it makes the perfect gift set! (ps the box looks brownish here under my dining room light)
oh my, real slick.
Each mooncake is individually packed in their own container and labled for easy identification.
A repertoire of the snowskin mooncakes available are the Green Tea Paste with Dragonball Jasmine, Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake with Coconut, Lotus with Macadamia Nuts, and the Sesame Paste with White Sesame Seeds. (A set of 4 at $51.80)
I took the Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake from the box and sliced it in half, only to reveal the fabulous slightly fibrous filling within. The smooth aromatics of the king of durians were delicately noticeable. A real treat to begin with. I highly recommend the snowskin mooncakes to be thoroughly chilled before served, as not doing so might cause the skin to be a little filmsy and sticky due to the high humidity and heat. Flavour wise, the durian was not excessively sweet with a good texture. Almost a pure indulgence.
The other snowskin mooncake to look out for is the Sesame Paste with White Sesame Seeds for its velvety smooth interior. Perhaps its just me who has that penchant for a good dose of sesame.
The selection of mooncakes is slightly more but what I had was the Traditional Mooncake with Assorted Nuts, Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolks, White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk and the Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds. (A set of 4 from $46.80)
As usual, almost anything with the pristine salted egg yolks are good and well received. I also found the lotus seed paste to be lightly sweetened and not too strong for the bite. I didn’t really appreciate the Traditional Mooncake with Assorted Nuts as it was just too multi-textured for me, but it sure was a unique experience going through it.
The mooncakes from Intercontinental Singapore Man Fu Yuan will go on sale from the 10th August to the 30th of September. They will be available at the entrance of Intercontinental Singapore Tea Hut and major shopping malls such as NEX and Vivocity. For more details, do call 6820 8519
Thank you Intercontinental Singapore for the mooncakes