Mooncake Festival 2017
No mid-autumn affair is complete without some mooncakes. Those glorious golden brown pastries that are traditionally the perfect pairing with Chinese tea. Over the years, the snowskin option has gained popularity and as such, the lotus seed paste or red bean paste has also evolved into flavors that one wouldn’t dream of previously. Chicken Bak Kwa Ren Mooncake and Tom Yum flavoured mooncake by Bakerzin are just some examples.
Apart from that, restaurants and bakeries are also getting creative with the appearance of the mooncakes. As more and more establishments join in, the competition intensifies. The only way to stand out from the plethora of choices is to enhance the appearance of the mooncake. Thus, it created the need to beautify and re-create not only the packaging, but also the mooncakes itself. Hence, we present to you, the five most instagrammable mooncakes for the Mooncake Festival 2017. Because these days, it’s all about the stunning visuals
The very first mooncake on our list will definitely have to be the Mao Shan Wang durian snowskin mooncake from Kele. Mysterious and luxurious, it does not conform to traditional standards at all. While one does not usually associate Chinese products with black, the gold certainly looks more striking against it.
Lovers of the ‘king of the fruits’ will enjoy the bittersweet goodness and creamy, luscious texture of KELE’s signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin mooncake. Many brands have showcased durian flavoured mooncakes as part of their mooncake collection. However, this particular mooncake definitely stands out from the crowd with its bold and regal appearance. If you want to impress, bring this, because it is pretty hard to outdo.
Drop by their booth at the mid autumn roadshow at Takashimaya B2 square during the Mooncake Festival 2017 between 31 August – 4 October. From now till 16th September, you’ll get 20% off and from 17 September- 24 September you’ll get 10% off. If you do not want to miss out, you will probably want to hurry down!
CreatureS debuts its exquisite Mao Shan Wang durian mooncake for this year’s Mid-Autumn festival celebration. A durian mooncake with the purest of Mao Shan Wang durian flesh enveloped in a delectably soft and pristine white snowskin marbled with hues of majestic blue from butterfly pea flowers to reflect CreatureS’ Peranakan flair as well as to create a visual texture inspired by antique Ming porcelain China.
The mooncakes come with whimsical calligraphic strokes of gold accent for an opulent symbol of a majestic seal. Each and every porcelain mooncake is handmade. Therefore, each bears a unique marbling stain. A set of four mooncakes come in an elegant, contemporary packaging.
There are limited quantities available so get yours while stocks last! A standard box set of four CreatureS Porcelain Mooncakes are priced at SGD80 per box. Available for collection from 1 August to 4 October 2017, the CreatureS Durian Mooncakes must be pre-ordered at 6291 6996 / 8876 3670 or firstname.lastname@example.org. CreatureS accepts pre-orders from 1 July 2017 and last pre-order date is 27 September 2017.
The Durian Artisan was created by three young Singaporeans who aim to bring families closer through these lovingly handcrafted durian delicacies.
In terms of visuals, this mooncake is as equally stunning as the previous two mooncake in our opinion. Each glittery, gold dusted mooncake stars a rich and creamy pure Mao Shan Wang filling. The precious filling has an encasing of healthy bamboo charcoal snowskin. They contain no preservatives, no cream and no added sugar, which makes them perfect for weight watchers.
The Golden Moments Signature Premium Durian Snowskin Mooncake box of 4 for S$88.80 is now available online at www.goldenmoments.sg and at Takashimaya, Nex and VivoCity shopping malls.
From 10 August to 4 October 2017, you can enjoy an alluring collection of artisanal snow skin mooncakes from the Cantonese restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Singapore. Expect to savour exciting flavours as such as Cherry Garden has taken the mooncake and completely reinvented it with flavours such as rose petals, chestnut, osmanthus as well as passionfruit and pistachio.
For the Custard paste, Rose Petals and Chestnut mooncake you can expect generous chunks of chestnut within. You can even taste a hint of rose from the rose petals giving it a delicate flavour. The Lychee Martini Chocolate Truffle will potentially be a hit with lovers of chocolate. The unusual combination of lychee martini and chocolate truffle flavours will undoubtedly excite your tastebuds.
As for the Osmanthus and Walnut, it is certainly an unique combination, unlike the usual pairings as seen in traditional baked mooncakes. Last but not least, the Passionfruit and Pistachio although an unexpected combination, will quell the more adventurous hearts.
The mooncakes cost $72 for a box of 8. For orders or enquiries, you can call 6885 3081 or e-mail email@example.com.
Man Fu Yuan unveils four new tantalising Snowskin Mooncakes in floral flavours handcrafted by Executive Chinese Chef Kwan Yiu Kan. Carved in the shapes of blooming flowers, the pastel-coloured mooncakes are aesthetically pleasing and definitely Instagram-worthy.
Inspired by the use of botanicals and flowers in the kitchen, Chef Kwan debuts the Garden Collection. It’s a collection of four Snowskin Mooncake flavours. This includes the Roselle and Red Date Snowskin Mooncake that is a unique standout that features the use of Red Date Paste — a refreshing difference from the traditional lotus seed paste. The light smoky notes of Roselle strike a perfect balance with the luscious Red Date filling.
This set of collection is $72 for 4 mooncakes. UOB and Citibank Credit Cards holders get as additional 25% off from 4 September to 4 October 2017.
Which mooncakes will you be featuring this Mooncake Festival 2017?