Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mandarin Orchard Singapore's Mooncakes 2012

Enjoy this Mid-Autumn Festival with a selection of exquisite mooncakes from award- winning Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant of the Mandarin Orchard, one of the last remaining hotels in Singapore that still lovingly handcrafts all its mooncakes - from making the dough to wrapping the filling and baking these traditional pastries.

Mandarin Court's baked mooncakes left an impression among the mooncakes we tried last year and we are sure glad that the Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts and Jamón Ibérico made a comeback for this is a chockfull of crunchy goodness. Well-marbled and infused with a rich nutty flavor. For those who love to do wine pairing, this mooncake tastes better when eaten together with a nice bottle of Port wine.

Baked Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste continues to impress for the not-so-sweet lotus paste which does not stick to your teeth.

Mandarin Orchard adopts a red and black theme for their packaging and instead of the regular magnetic design, the box is opened from the top and secured with an elastic band tied to a colorful paperweight with the hotel's logo. The hotel designs their mooncake boxes in such a way there there is something small to keep with the hotel's logo. It was a magnet last year and this year is a paperweight.

This is the first time we tried the hotel's Baked Mooncake with Double Yolk and White Lotus Paste and we were surprised that the moon cake is not as moist compared to other double yolk mooncakes which we tried. Overall, Macademia Nut remains our all time favorite.


For snowskin lovers, the hotel, this year, brings along some refreshing flavors such as the Raspberry and Citrus with cheese. Based on their press release, the Mini Snow Skin Raspberry will get health junkies to indulge without much addition to their waistlines while the Mini Snow Skin Cheese with Citrus will attract cheesecake lovers and dessert connoisseurs. Other flavors includes Mini Snow Skin Green Tea with Melon Seeds and Mini Snow Skin Lychee Martini which are back by popular demand.
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Mooncakes are available for sale at Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant, Level 35, Orchard Wing and Deli Counter, hotel entrance, Level 1, from 10 August to 30 September 2012.

Mandarin Orchard Mooncake Order Form 2012

Special Thanks to Ms Ruth Soh, Director of Marketing Communications and Ms Crystal Lim, Assistant Manager of Marketing Communications for the opportunity to sample this year's moon cake before its release.

Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
333 Orchard Road
Singapore 238867

For orders or enquiries, please call 6831 6320/6262 or email


tocksuan said...

Pic, nice choice of color matching..

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