Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Mooncake Festival 2014: Marina Mandarin | ThumbsForFood

The time of the year has come for us to feast on mooncakes again! I have always loved celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival since I was a child. My favourite part of the festival when I was younger was playing with the lanterns and burning them up at the end of the night. Sadly (or luckily), I have stopped doing it in the recent years but well, I still enjoy the day!

I am not a huge fan of traditional mooncakes because I often found the paste too sweet for my liking. My favourite kind of mooncakes would definitely be durian mooncakes! Well, but I will still eat traditional mooncakes just because it feels more traditional and goes together better with hot tea.

For people who also prefer traditionally baked mooncakes that are not too sweet, Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin would be a good choice as they offer the healthier choice (less sweet) option.

Eight Treasures (8-yolk) White Lotus Paste 低糖八宝(八黄)白莲蓉. Each Eight Treasures (8-yolk) with White Lotus Paste Mooncake is freshly baked and contains generous servings of eight egg yolks. The round shape of the 6½ inch pastry represents the family circle and is an ideal gift set for all to savour with family and friends.

Mini Yolk Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust 迷你黄金黑芝麻.A new creation this year, the Mini Yolk Charcoal Black Sesame Paste Mooncake with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust which comes in a gift set of eight, makes for the perfect bite-size treat. The aromatic black sesame paste which complements the savoury egg yolk flavour, adds a refreshing twist to tradition. 

Pine Nuts with White Lotus Paste 低糖松子白莲蓉. The Pine Nuts with White Lotus Paste Mooncake provides an alternative for a guilt-free festive celebration as pine nuts are high in anti-oxidants and help prevent coronary artery disease and strokes.

This is my favourite of all the mooncakes available. Definitely a must-try.

Other flavours that are available:
  • Single Yolk with White Lotus Paste
  • Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste
  • Mini Yolk With White Lotus Paste


On a side note, they actually provide tea pairing with the mooncakes.

Mooncakes and premium tea selections are available for takeaways at Peach Blossoms from 1 August to 8 September.

For reservations and enquiries, please call 6845 1118 or email peachblossoms.marina@meritushotels.com.

Operating Hours:

Peach Blossoms

Monday to Friday: 12pm to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: 11am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Are you looking forward to Mid-Autumn Festival as well?


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