(Mid-Autumn 2014) Man Fu Yuan of InterContinental Singapore

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. Continue reading

(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Jiang-Nan Chun of Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

Mid-Autumn Festival means differently to each of us. To some, it means spending quality time with loved ones, enjoying one another’s company while nibbling on mooncakes, sipping on tea, admiring the full moon and watching the kids parading the streets with colourful lanterns.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore‘s Jiang-Nan Chun’s selection of mooncakes appeals to those who seek sophistication and finesse this Mid-Autumn Festival. Boasting a luxury appeal, the assortment of traditional baked and snowskin mooncakes involve a harmonious play on savoury and sweet notes. Continue reading

(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Mandarin Orchard Singapore introduces new exotic flavours this year, such as the Sichuan-inspired Baked Mooncake with 8-Treasure Mala and Jamon Iberico that imparts a balanced sweet, savoury and spicy kick. Also making big debut is the Baked Mooncake with Azuki Red Bean Paste and Pine Nuts.

Baked Mooncake with 8-Treasure Mala Szechuan spice and Jamon Iberico ($65 for 4 pieces)

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(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Peony Jade

We continually get blown away by Peony Jade’s signature flaky Teochew ‘orh ni’ baked mooncake ever since its debut 5 years ago. (Read last year’s review here: https://melicacy.com/?p=6009) Attempting to steal the limelight from the award-winning signatures are novel creations that raise the bar each year. Expectations remain high. Continue reading