Mid Autumn Festival 2014

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Mid-Autumn Festival is about 3 weeks away and with the assortment of Mooncakes available it can get rather difficult to pick which one you like.   Here are some of the ones that you should take into consideration.

Durian Mooncakes

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Peony Jade

Peony Jade is back again this year with their famous 100% Premium Top Grade Pure Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake in Organic Pandan Snow Skin. This premium durian mooncake, which have received several press accolades for the past 4 years, is made from pure Mao Shan Wang pulp from Pahang wrapped in a chewy pandan snow skin.

Peony Jade’s moon cakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For information and to purchase online, visit www.pjmooncakes.com

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Goodwood Park Hotel

If there’s a hotel in Singapore that is synonymous to the King of Fruits, it will be Goodwood Park Hotel. With their yearly Durian Fiesta, it comes with no surprise that Durian Mooncakes will be part of the selection this year. In addition to their classic D24 and Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake, making its debut, the Black Thorn Durian mooncake boast an intense bittersweet flavor and wrapped in a gold-dusted black charcoal snow skin.

Goodwood Park Hotel’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For more information visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com or click here to order online

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Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Hotel

For a slightly unconventional combination, Man Fu Yuan from InterContinental Singapore, introduces a Durian and Coconut mooncake. I have been told by bloggers who have tried the Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake with Coconut that the it is the one to keep a look out for.

Man Fu Yuan’s mooncakes are available from now till 5 September 2014.  For more information and to purchase online, visit www.singapore.intercontinental.com

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Home’s Favourite

Coming from a more humble background, Home’s Favourite is the dark horse of durian mooncake maker. Over the years, they have gather many loyal fans (me included) with their range of durian mooncakes. With over 7 types of durian mooncakes made from durian variations like Hulu, D13, Mao Shan Wang, Golden Phoenix, X.O. and D24, they are definitely giving the rest of the hotel and restaurant brands a run for their money.

Home’s Favourite’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September.  For information on where you can get the mooncakes, visit www.homesfavourite.com

Snowskin Mooncakes

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Raffles Hotel

Raffles Hotel’s exceptional mooncakes has always been the talk of the town during Mid-Autumn Festival. Their selection of alcoholic mooncakes like their Snow-skin Mooncake with Champagne Truffle & Ganache or the Snow-Skin Mooncake with Raffles Cognac Truffle has been the longstanding favourites in the market. This year, joining these perennial favourites is the Snow-Skin Irish Coffee Truffle Mooncake, a decadent mooncake that impeccably combines the mellow flavours of the Irish Whisky with the luscious smoothness of chocolate.

Raffles Hotel’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For more information, visit www.raffles.com

PanPac

Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific

Fruit, nuts and floral ingredients are the main stars in Hai Tien Lo’s mooncakes this year. Their Four Treasure Petit Snowskin mooncakes features splendid combinations like Melon Seeds with Oolong and Chrysanthemum, Pistachio Nuts with Osmanthus and Chinese Herbs, Hazelnuts with Honey and Grapefruit and Almonds with Custard and Longan. Each of these delicately flavoured mooncake pairs very well with a pot of light chinese tea.

Hai Tien Lo’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For more information and to purchase online, visit www.pacificmarketplace.sg

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Summer Pavilion, Ritz Carlton

The contemporary tastebuds can now look forward to Summer Pavilion’s Snowskin Lycheetini and Snowskin Green Tea as it makes a comeback again this year. I actually thought the flavours are safe enough for the traditional mooncake lovers as well. Do take a peek at their new Purple Sweet Potatoe with Pumpkin mooncake that comes with the traditional baked skin.

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Restaurant Majestic, New Majestic Hotel

Matcha flavoured mooncakes has been around for quite a bit of time and most of the varieties out there leaves something to be desired. Restaurant Majestic’s new Mini Snow Skin with Japan Ippodo Matcha and Azuki Red Bean got quite a few press attentions. The matcha used in this mooncake hails from the famous Japanese brand Ippodo.

Restaurant Majestic’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For more information, visit www.restaurantmajestic.com.

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Grand Hyatt

Up on the list of alcoholic Snowskin mooncakes, we have Grand Hyatt’s newest additions – White Lotus with Rose Truffle Snowskin Mooncake and White Lotus with Passion Fruit Truffle Snowskin Mooncake. The Rose Truffle Mooncake exudes a delicate scent of Damask Rose while the Passion Fruit truffle shines through a cheery shade of citrus.

Grand Hyatt’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For more information, visit www.singapore.grand.hyatt.com.

Traditional Mooncakes

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Tai Chong Kok

I grew up eating the traditional mooncakes from Tai Chong Kok and I have always loved it. If you want unpretentious, they are the ones. I do find their Lotus Paste Mooncakes rather sweet, although I have always preferred their 5 Kernel mooncake. The mooncake is choked full of nuts bind together by a sweet and salty maltose syrup and has hidden bits of Jinhua ham to surprise your tastebuds

Tai Chong Kok’s mooncakes are available at all Tai Chong Kok outlets island wide.  For more information, visit www.taichongkok.com.

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I am a Teochew and living up to the stereotype, I love my yam. I have tried several Teochew Mooncake and my favorite has still got to be Peony Jade’s Flaky ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake with Premium Fragrant Golden Pumpkin & Single Egg Yolk. The Orn-Ni is dense and well balanced with the Pumpkin, while the puff pastry skin is flaky and light-as-air.

Peony Jade’s moon cakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For information and to purchase online, visit www.pjmooncakes.com

Something So Special

Goods Of Desire

Goods Of Desire

Looking for a good laugh over a Mid-Autumn Festival Gathering? Goods of Desire’s tongue-in-cheek version of the mooncake will definitely bring some chuckles and giggles to your party. Moon your friends and family with their bum shaped mooncakes.

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Antoinette

Apart from the Traditional Baked and Mini Snow Skin mooncake variety that Antoinette has, they are also introducing a mooncake inspired Macaron Lunar. It’s a sweet and salty lotus paste and salted egg yolk filling sandwiched between two macaron shells.

Antoinette’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014.  For more information, visit their Facebook page here.

Images courtesy of Peony Jade, Goodwood Park Hotel, InterContinental Hotel, Raffles Hotel, Pan Pacific, Restaurant Majestic, Grand Hyatt, Home’s Favourite, Tai Chong Kok, Goods of Desire & Antoinette.
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