(Mid-Autumn Festival 2013) Mooncakes from Yan Ting, St Regis Singapore

Exhilaration is an understatement to describe my feelings when I received a box of mooncakes from the prestigious St Regis Singapore.

The tasteful packaging itself speaks of its class and superiority, excellent to be bestowed to cherished elders and respected business associates.

The elegant re-usable packaging resembles an ornate jewellery box, where mooncakes are neatly housed in boxes that pulls out like drawers.

Mooncakes are dexterously handcrafted by the brilliant culinary team behind the award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Yan Ting, whose mastery of working with snowskin mooncakes have reached exemplar heights.

Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes ($67.80 for a box of 8)

The mooncakes from Yan Ting somehow tugs on my heartstrings, thoroughly evocative, reminding me once again why I’ve always loved snowskin mooncakes as a child.

Despite the fact that their snowskin mooncakes are available in inventive and unconventional flavours, the essence of traditions has not been engulfed by modern execution.

It is that pristine texture of snowskin, that familiar touch, and that alluring aroma that makes me fall in love with snowskin mooncakes all over again.

Flavours include the Green Tea Snowskin Mooncake with Melon Seeds ($66.80 for a box of 8) that fills the palate with the rousing fragrance of green tea, the Mixed Berries Snowskin Mooncake with Strawberry Paste ($66.80 for a box of 8) that’s certain to be a hit amongst young consumers, the Royal Milk Tea Snowskin Mooncake with Red Bean Paste and White Chocolate Champagne Truffle ($68.80 for a box of 8) that’s perfect for alcohol lovers, and the classic Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin Mooncake ($66.80 for a box of 8), a personal favourite, which encases smooth sweet potato paste scattered with copious bits of purple sweet potato.

Traditional mooncakes are also available, priced from $66.80 to $73.80 for a box of 4.

For a lavish gift set, the Eight Treasures Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes Premium Gift Set ($138) and the Four Traditional Baked Mooncakes Premium Gift Set ($158) will impress. Both gift sets come with a handmade Tea Set and a canister of Dongding Oolong Tea.

Mooncakes will be available at Yan Ting restaurant located at level 1U, and the Mooncake Counter next to The Drawing Room located at the lobby level, from 19th August to 19th September 2013.

For more information and Mooncake orders, call Yan Ting at or email .