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Mid-Autumn Festival 2020: exquisite mooncake flavours to order

During times of unrest, turn back to the comforts of convivial celebrations, homely pastries and ever-so-familiar flavours.

The mooncake festival is always an exciting time. Not just because we get to feast on the decadent pastries, but more-so for the precious time spent with family reminiscing over – and creating – timeless memories. Though we’re limited to a gathering of five for now, just think of it as an excuse to make multiple trips throughout the day in celebration of the annual event.

After all, there’s nothing more comforting than timeworn flavours amid a time of uncertainty. Sure, brands are continuing to come up with innovating and exciting new variations on the traditional pastry, but the enduring quality of old-style, handcrafted mooncakes is something that’ll never, ever go out of fashion.

And if the flavours don’t excite you, how about mooncake boxes? Nothing sets the tone like a well-made mooncake box – which at the very least, provides some much-needed respite from other worrisome topics. Here’s our pick of Mooncake Festival 2020’s best flavours and decadent treats.

  • Mooncake Festival 2020 Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza


    Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

    Wan Hao have updated their bevy of oriental treats with a selection of new snowskin mooncakes, which include a female-focused rose tea-infused white lotus mooncake that hides an opulent champagne truffle bursting with bittersweet, floral notes; as well as a daring fusion-style aquamarine mooncake that features a caramel sea salt truffle encased in white chocolate surrounded by mandarin orange and jasmine paste. For those looking to wow the room, arrive with Wan Hao’s premium gift set, which pairs a quartet of luxuriant gold-dusted black truffle and Bayonne Ham mooncakes with a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne. The heady, earthy aroma of black truffle in tandem with the intensely savoury ham from the Southwest of France is balanced by the vibrant and tangy flavours of the bubbly, making for an extravagant and luxurious affair. Of course, some old favourites and timeworn classic mooncakes return to grace the yearly event.

    Available from August 27 to October 1. Order here.

 

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