Photo: Goodwood Park Hotel
Mooncake season is back with so many choices and it gets confusing. Let us clear that path a little and guide you along.
For those who like durian
Photo: Old Seng Choong
For the cutie pies
Photo: Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
Who does not like Hello Kitty? Hello Kitty Orchid Garden (Terminal 3, Changi Airport, Tel: 6241-6127) stamps the iconic character on regular mooncakes, instantly making it adorable. Cute does not come cheap ($33.80 for a box of two) but imagine the squeals of joy you will hear when you present this to someone.
For those who like it tart
Photo: The Fullerton Hotel
Thank goodness The Fullerton Hotel Singapore (Tel: 6877-8943) has introduced the tangerine lemon and pistachio snowskin mooncake (from $60, above). The brightness from the citrus helps lighten the taste and the bits of pistachios add crunch.And while the prickly pear with bergamot snowskin mooncake (from $32, right) from Goodwood Park Hotel (Tel: 6730-1867) is not quite tart, it is refreshing and a break from the usual mooncakes. The prickly pear keeps it juicy and the bergamot makes it fragrant.
For those who need alcohol
Photo: St. Regis Singapore
For the health-conscious
Photo: Resorts World Sentosa
For those who don’t really like mooncakes
Photo: Birds of a Feather
The golden salted egg yolk is now salted egg cream, with lotus seed paste and caramelised five grains. It is so well disguised, you won’t even know you are eating a mooncake.
For your posh boss
Photo: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport’s (Tel: 6823-5367) premium gift box (from $118) comes with four baked mooncakes and a bottle of Bottega Gold sparkling wine. It really does not matter how the mooncakes taste because the packaging should already impress.
This article was first published at The New Paper.