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Counting down, three more days to Mid-Autumn Festival 2011! Have you get your mooncake already!?
My partner and I bought a box of Chop Tai Chong Kok mooncake 大中国饼家月饼, for my dad two days ago.
As we are staying in Eunos, we decided to walk across PIE (of course using overhead bridge hehe), and purchased the mooncake at their Ubi branch (above picture left). We were glad to see them selling pomelo outside their shop (above picture right) too, because we were going to get them anyway.
Look at their paper bag and paper box, ain’t them traditional!? We bought a box of Lotus Seed Paste with Two Yolks 双璜莲蓉 (picture above) at $32.60 (for my dad); a roll of Sweet and Salty Tow Sar at $3.80 each (5 pieces in a roll). Basically, the Sweet and Salty Tow Sar looks the same on the outside, except the tow sar inside taste different.
Price list of all the mooncakes is display on the door (near the counter), it stated clearly that each paper box cost an extra $0.60.
See below for price list that include the box:
Since there are so many different types and different brands of mooncakes in the market, what will I do before purchasing!?
One way is go to any mooncake fair to taste it all with my own tongue, and get the one that suits my tastebud. Otherwise, looking at mooncakes reviews (by food critic who has actually tasted them) is another way to gauge the good, the bad and the average (as too much mooncake is quite taxing on the stomach).
The above reviews were taken from The Sunday Times (28 August 2011), and both food critic has their own saying (afterall this is just for reference), you may still have to taste it out ultimately.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the reviews below:
I hope the above would help to give you some insight, on how many and what types of mooncakes available.
My preference would be the traditional lotus paste mooncake with double yolk, and with a pot of chinese tea (during the full moon on mooncake festival night), that would be an awsome supper to share with the whole family!
Passed by Häagen-Dazs Cafe (Vivocity branch) last Saturday evening, the staffs were giving out the promotion broucher of their ice cream mooncakes.
Though it has been raining these few days, I think ice cream in Singapore will still be selling well, because overall Singapore weather is pretty warm.
Now, why not have some Häagen-Dazs ice cream mooncake, to celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival 2011. This way one could cool down during hot days, and also celebrate the festival at the same time.
Häagen-Dazs ice cream mooncake Classic Gift Set at $58.00, which consists of the followings (above picture from top clockwise):
- 1 dark chocolate coated mooncake with layers of chocolate and vanilla ice cream concealing a refreshing mango sorbet ‘yolk’
- 1 milk chocolate coated mooncake with layers of coffee and macadamia nut ice cream concealing a refreshing mango sorbet ‘yolk’
- 1 strawberry chocolate coated mooncake strawberry ice cream on a crispy base concealing a refreshing mango sorbet ‘yolk’
- 1 white chocolate coated mooncake with cookies and cream ice cream on a crispy base concealing a refreshing mango sorbet ‘yolk’
Häagen-Dazs ice cream mooncake Petite Gift Set at $32.00, which consists of a choice of any 2 ice cream mooncake.
By the way, their Early Bird Special is available until 31 August 2011 (two days to go), or click here to see more discount they offer.
For contact of Häagen-Dazs Cafes in Singapore, please see below:
Bishan Junction 8 Tel: 6255-4839
Centrepoint Tel: 6732-9959
Clarke Quay Tel: 6337-0846
Esplanade Tel: 6336-4022
Hilton Sidewalk Tel: 6734-3321
Holland Village Tel: 6468-9474
Jurong Point Tel: 6790-1636
Sentosa Beach Station Kiosk Tel: 6270-2942
Siglap Tel: 6243-0993
Suntec City Tel: 6820-1223
Tampines Mall Tel: 6789-9336
Vivocity Tel: 6376-9886
Wisma Atria Tel: 6836-5418
For Corporate Purchase, please call 1-800-732-1566.
This is the Mid-Autumn Festival Special in today’s (23 August 2011) The Straits Times (news paper).
Look at all the beautifully made mooncake boxes from various restaurant and hotel. Will you bear to throw them away after consuming the mooncake? I know I will not, hehe!
They are all so well designed and nicely created, some could be a lantern by itself; some could act as tea set container; some could turn into a lampshade; and some could even be converted into another “woman’s best friend” – the jewelry box!
Let’s take a closer look at each of them as followings:
Well, they do vary in prices depend on the design/ material/ enhancement/ size.
Also check out the mooncake fairs, at these twenty malls that has launched and will be launching on 29 August 2011.
- Bedok Point
- City Square
- Compass Point
- Hougang Mall
- Ion Orchard
- Junction 8
- Lot One
- Parkway Parade
- Plaza Singapura (Carrefour)
- Raffles City
- The Centrepoint
- The Clementi Mall
- Thomson Plaza
- Valley Point
- West Mall
- Yew Tee Point
All mooncake fairs are from 29 August to 11 September except Takashimaya (from now to 12 September 2011).
You can taste many types of mooncakes, from all the participating vendors before purchasing. It’s like having mooncake buffet at the fair, haha!
Happy tasting and shopping!
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Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant is offering mooncakes with macarons! Each snow skin mooncake encases a colourful mini meringue with filling of Chocolate Ganache, Champagne, Coffee and Lychee.
Wow, that was really innovative, and imagine how your friends and families would react (when they cut the mooncake), surprise!
You may sample this innovative mooncakes, from Peach Garden three outdoor outlets at the followings:
- Clementi Mall – from 2 to 11 September 2011
- NEX at Serangoon – from 1 to 11 September 2011
- Parkway Parade – from 29 August to 11 September 2011
Time: from 11.00 to 21.00 hrs (Monday to Sunday)
The mooncakes will also be available at the following outlets:
• Novena Gardens
Tel: 6254-3383 Contact Person: Darren Yew / Steve Chiew
• Thomson Plaza
Tel: 6451-3233 Contact Person: Seow Pei
• 0CBC Centre
Tel: 6535-7833 Contact Person: Carmen Law / Catherine Lian
• 0rchid Country Club
Tel: 6759-3833 Contact Person: Daniel Lee / OB wong
• Hotel Miramar
Tel: 6736-3833 Contact Person: Cecilia Goh / Joanne 0oi
For Corporate 0rders Tel: 6252 9833
Contact Person: TC Ho (9067-8128) / lvana (9677-8098) / Xueli (9171-9462) / Rose (9049-7931)
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