The Mid-Autumn Festival will take place this Thursday 15th September 2016! Apart from the get-together with family, friends and an assortment of lanterns going around the parks to mark this special occasion, there is the traditional favourite activity of indulging in a little mooncake and tea. With a glimpse from the many restaurants and hotels presenting their creations, here is a short round-up of the notables!
Credit: Four Seasons
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Jiang-Nan Chun at the Four Seasons hotel has for this year their limited edition Heaven on Earth snow skin mooncake. Portrayed like a gem with its cerulean blue skin and topped with a pair of bird motifs, this dainty dessert comes infused with the restaurant’s special Heaven on Earth cocktail. If, however, the traditional durian is right up your alley, there is also the D24 snow skin mooncake collection. A luxurious delight that was a hit with the party!
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
New for Mandarin Orchard Singapore this year is the Mini Snow Skin Salted Egg Custard with Manuka Honey Corn. In striking hues of distinct, bright cheery yellow, these mooncakes are a touch salty savoury complemented with an infusion of heady sweetness from both the honey and corn bits. Or if the hotel’s signature is still your favourite, go for the Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts and Jamon Iberico. For all these years, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the premium Spanish ham going along with the savoury sweetness from the mixed nuts stuffed within.
Credit: Raffles Hotel
Another crowd favourite year on year are the mooncakes from the Raffles Hotel. Singapore’s most distinguished hotel icon never fails to impress with their signature Champagne Truffle and Ganache Snow Skin Mooncake. New and novel this year, however, is the Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Feuilletine Snow-Skin Mooncake. While it is already hearty enough to think of velvety peanut butter in each bite, I felt that the crispy pieces of feuilletine embedded within added all the more to the mooncake’s texture. Delicious!
Credits: Si Chuan Dou Hua
Si Chuan Dou Hua
For something that is a little different, Si Chuan Dou Hua has brought back the Filo Pastry Yam Mooncake with Single Yolk. Buttery, flaky pastry encased around a smooth yam paste is wonderfully complemented with the salty, gritty egg yolk. The mooncakes are deep-fried daily before sale or collection by guests to ensure maximum freshness.
The Connoisseur Concerto
TCC is not one of the usual places where I would get my mooncakes from. But the restaurant does carry some unique selections . For alcohol lovers, there is the Royal Elixir Mini Snowskin Mooncake series which includes items such as the Earl Grey Kirsch, Caramello Whiskey Truffle, the Rum “V” Raisin and the signature Baileys Amore. If something a little more family-friendly is needed, go for the Creme de Oreo. Available in the Grandeur Mini Snowskin Mooncake series, this particular mooncake is filled with generously with creamy cheese and Oreo cookie crumble.