With Mid Autumn fast approaching and the mooncake frenzy getting to everyone, i figured this was the most apt time to recommend a few mooncakes we tasted this year, some of which wow-ed us away with the most unique flavours like Soursop, to flavours that you would have least expected like rose.
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore
The Tea Collection - Revolving around tea, the snowskin mooncake collection at Man Fu Yuan InterContinental this year flaunts flavours such as Earl Grey and Baileys Truffle, Japanese Matcha, Oolong with Black Sesame and Rose with Pistachio.
The Earl Grey and Baileys is one to not miss if you love your alcohol-infused mooncakes - the Baileys taste is distinct, and the mooncake has a molten chocolate ball center. The Rose with Pistachio is a bit like having a garden in your mouth, with an aromatic rose flavour that lingers after your first bite. It also comes with a limited edition box that doubles up as storage at home.
Order at singapore.intercontinental.com/mooncakes.
Peach Blossoms, Marina Mandarin Singapore
Citrusy Good - Light on the palate and perfect as an 'after-meal' indulgence, the Yuzu Mini Snowskin from Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin this year boasts a generous serving of citrus yuzu and velvety smooth white lotus paste encased within a dewy snowskin.
The bits of yuzu in the mooncake is prominent, and it adds another dimension packing sweet-sour notes. Snowskin wise, we actually think that was has one of the best. Did we also mention the blush-looking colour that looks very soothing to the eyes?
Order at http://www.meritushotels.com/marina-mandarin-singapore/mid-autumn-festival
Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
A Mix of Everything - Expect colours, colours and more colours from Xin Cuisine this year. Their mooncake collection flaunts an array of flavours from a very unique Peranakan Durian that has snowskin made with Buttery Pea, to alcohol flavours like Coffee White Lotus with Rum & Raisin Chocolate and Soursop and Chocolate Crunch that's refreshingly good. With so many flavours and colours in a box, you are bound to be spoilt for choice.
If you are not a fan of snowskin, their classic baked flavours include the Assorted Nuts with Osmanthus Honey, packed with a lot of crunch and texture, as well as the Xin's Signature Mini Egg Custard with Egg Yolk, topped with gold dust on top - simple, elegant and delicious.
Order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +65 6731 7131.
With so many places hopping onto the bandwagon of the mooncake season, your best bet will be to follow what you think is deserving of a try. I mean, it's a once in a year affair, and you wouldn't want to live the next few months thinking about why you missed out on it. Remember, make the calories work for you.