The art of baking mooncakes –each hotel has its own specialty and strong suit that sets it apart from the rest. For Man Fu Yuan of InterContinental Singapore, the baked Shanghai Mooncake is what they excel in.
Shanghai Mooncake with Single Yolk ($57+ for 4 pcs, $31+ for 2 pcs)
Making an impactful debut, the Shanghai Mooncake with Single Yolk wins hearts with its buttery crust that’s notably fragrant and crumbly to the right extend. Because of its size, the perfect ratio of salted egg yolk to lotus seed paste to crust is achieved. This creation by Man Fu Yuan’s acclaimed Dim Sum Chef Simon Poon is a must-try this year.
A non-yolk alternative would be the Shanghai Mooncake with Mixed Nuts (macadamia and pine nuts).
Snowskin flavours include the Green Tea Paste with Dragonball Jasmine, White Lotus with Macadamia Nuts, Sesame Paste with White Sesame Seeds and ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut, priced at $57+ for an assortment of 4 pieces.
Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut ($57+ for 4 pieces, $31+ for 2 pieces)
The combination of ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian and coconut works in this case; the coconut brings subtle fragrance to the pungent durian.
Sesame Paste with White Sesame Seeds Snowskin Mooncake ($57+ for 4 pieces)
Fans of black sesame dessert will hit it off with the richly infused Sesame Paste with White Sesame Seeds Snowskin Mooncake.
All time favourite classic baked mooncake flavours include the Assorted Nuts, White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolks, and Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds, priced from $49+ for 4 pcs/$29+ for 2 pcs.
Traditional Mooncake with Assorted Nuts ($53+ for 4 pcs/$30+ for 2 pcs)
Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds ($49+ for 4 pcs/$30+ for 2 pcs)
Low-sugar options are available, made with 50% less sugar and all-natural ingredients.
Pretty in an amethyst hue and floral prints, the mooncake packaging is designed in collaboration with students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Man Fu Yuan’s mooncakes are available from 9 July through 8 September 2014 at Tea Hut, located at the entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction, and 20 other locations (refer to list below) across Singapore. 2-piece boxes are priced from $29+ and 4-piece boxes from $49+.
Online purchases will be available at Singapore.intercontinental.com/mooncakes from 9 July 2014. For more information, call or email .
Man Fu Yuan’s Mooncakes are available at the following locations from 18 August to 8 September 2014:
1. Tea Hut (entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction)
2. Bedok Mall
3. Bishan Junction 8
4. Causeway Point
5. Century Square
6. Change Alley
7. Compass Point
9. Jurong Point
10. Lot One
12. North Point Mall
13. Parkway Parade
14. Suntec City Mall
15. Takashimaya Square
16. TANGS Orchard
17. Tiong Bahru Plaza
18. Velocity @ Novena Square
21. West Mall