Mid-Autumn is undeniably one of my favourite Chinese festivals of the year mainly because of mooncakes. “Asian Cuisine Chef of The Year 2014”, Masterchef Lap Fai and his talented culinary team have specially created three new scrumptious mooncakes this year to delight and impress.
I tried both their traditional mooncakes as well their snowskin mooncakes.
Millennium Mooncakes by Hua Ting are individually packed and enclosed in a divine oriental red premium box. With elaborate motifs surrounding the packaging – aptly unveiling Mid-Autumn exuberance, it is perfect as prosperous gifts for your loved ones and corporate clients. Meanwhile, Hua Ting’s all-time favourites commands a strong following every year.
(Louis got really excited when I started to take out the mooncakes from the boxes!)
Featuring White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts 夏果白莲蓉月饼 ($18 per piece), Seeds of Harmony (Assorted Nuts) 伍仁月饼 ($19 per piece), White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk & Macadamia Nuts双黄夏果白莲蓉月饼 ($19 per piece), White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk & Macadamia Nuts单黄夏果白莲蓉月饼 ($18 per piece) and Lotus Paste with Single Yolk & Macadamia Nuts单黄夏果莲蓉月饼 ($18 per piece).
One of the more unique creations this year is the Milk Tea Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds 瓜子奶茶月饼 ($18 per piece).
A baked skin mooncake, the Milk Tea Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds 瓜子奶茶月饼 uses the finest quality lotus paste mixed with milk, black tea and melon seeds for the added crunch! The black tea not only exudes a full-bodied fragrance, but is also rich in antioxidants which boosts metabolism, fights inflammation and has anti-aging properties.
If traditional mooncakes are too boring for you, there are always interesting snowskin alternatives.
Just looking at the rainbow of colours and flavours is enough to get me excited. Personally, I have always preferred snowskin mooncakes over the traditional baked versions.
Each and every piece meticulously handmade and caked in soft snow skin, these chilled signature creations include Mini Snow Skin Custard with Yolk迷你冰皮 “黄金岁月” 奶黄蛋黄 ($8.50 per piece), Mini Snow Skin Green Tea Paste with Yolk迷你冰皮绿茶蛋黄月饼 ($8.50 per piece), and Mini Snow Skin Green Tea Twist with Yolk迷你冰皮彩云单黄月饼 ($8.50 per piece).
They also brought back last year’s hot pick – Mini Snow Skin Purple Sweet Potato Paste with Chocolate 迷你冰皮紫番薯巧克力月饼 ($9.50 per piece)! Freshly and skilfully handmade out of purple sweet potato, with snowskin formulated from natural Beetroot and a luxurious chocolate truffle centre replacing the usual egg yolk. It’s indeed a wholesome treat for the sweet toothed!
Interesting new flavours to note:
Mini Yam Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Champagne 迷你冰皮白莲蓉香槟月饼 ($9 per piece) gives the right modern twist to the customary well-loved Snow Skin Mooncake. The luxurious champagne-filled white chocolate shell centre blends perfectly with Hua Ting’s premium lotus paste and snow skin ground with top grade yam. Bite into the crispy sweet shell and be rewarded with a mouthful of champagne goodness!
Mini Snow Skin Mango Paste with Preserved Mango 迷你冰皮香芒月饼 ($9 per piece) – encased in a beautifully moulded snow skin made out of healthy pumpkin and filled with a refreshing tangy mango paste and morsels of preserved mango. This little delight packs in a revitalising punch for all mango lovers!
Millennium Mooncakes by Hua Ting will be on display and available for sampling at the Mooncake Booth in Orchard Hotel’s Lobby from 12noon to 8:00pm daily from 1 August to 8 September 2014.
For enquiries and orders, please call 6739 6577 or email email@example.com. Please note that all prices are subject to existing government taxes including GST.
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