(Mid-Autumn Festival 2013) Mooncakes from Peony Jade

There are several annual festive events that give you the excuse to bust that calorie intake, and Mid-Autumn Festival is one of them.

This year, Peony Jade rolls out four new flavours – Pink Guava with Avocado and Passion Fruit Mooncake ($52 for 8 pieces), Power Berries Berries Mooncake ($55 for 8 pieces), Cream Cheese Mango Mooncake ($50 for 8 pieces), and Salted Gula Melaka with Coconut and Valrhona Dark Chocolate Pearl Mooncake ($48 for 8 pieces) – in addition to the Golden Phoenix (Jin Feng) Durian Mooncake ($74 for 8 pieces) that is making a comeback.

Drawing inspiration from fresh ingredients such as mangoes from Myanmar, Gula Melaka from Malacca, five varieties of berries from the USA, passion fruit from Israel, pink guava from Malaysia, and avocados from Australia, the new flavours are predicted to be a huge hit amongst modernists.

PEONY JADE’s Signature ‘ORIGINAL Ex-Crown Prince’ Flaky Teochew ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake with Golden Pumpkin and Single Yolk

Pleasing diverse age groups for the 5th year and counting, Peony Jade’s signature flaky Teochew ‘orh ni’ traditionally baked mooncake comes highly recommended. This handcrafted teochew-style mooncake highlights kitchen’s expertise in its signature buttery and flaky pastry skin that encases dense yam fillings.

For double the richness, go for the one containing two egg yolks ($35 for 2 pieces, $62 for 4 pieces). The set containing 2 pieces of Teochew Orh Ni with Double Yolk, 1 Teochew Orh Ni Plain and 1 Teochew Orh Ni with Single Yolk gives a combination of three variants.

Peony Jade offers mooncakes ranging from the traditional to the exciting fusion, all handcrafted and freshly baked daily at the restaurant’s central kitchen. The concerns of the health-conscious will be dispelled upon knowing that mooncakes are made with no artificial flavourings or preservatives –a true sign of Peony Jade’s uncompromising commitment to quality and excellence.

Healthier options include the Premium Sugar-Free White Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds ($29 for 2 pieces, $60 for 4 pieces) and the Baked Low-Sugar White Lotus with Black Sesame and Custard Paste Mooncake.

For online purchases, visit pjmooncake.com and peonyjade.com from 8 July to 8 September 2013.

Onsite purchases are available at Peony Jade restaurants from 1 August 2013 to 19 September 2013 and 13 roadshows from mid-August to 19 September 2013. Here are the locations: