SINGAPORE - Mooncake lovers would have noticed that many new and creative flavours of mooncakes have been introduced in celebration of Mid-Autumn Festival over the past few years. With this joyous festival round the corner, Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore is unveiling four innovative flavours of snowskin mooncake that will satisfy all palates.
Each flavour presents a divine combination of fruit, nuts and floral ingredients encased in a delicate pastel-coloured snowskin. Melon Seeds with Oolong and Chrysanthemum has a subtle yet distinctive fragrance, while the Hazelnut with Honey and Grapefruit is infused with a fruity citrus accent, and is best complemented with a cup of Chinese tea.
Alternatively, guests can savour the creamier taste of Almonds with Custard and Longan. Those who prefer a slightly salty finish should go for Pistachio Nuts with Osmanthus and Chinese Herbs.
Besides the new snowskin flavours, Hai Tien Lo's signature Mini Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin mooncake ($68), which is immensely popular among guests, remains available.
Four classic baked varieties are also available in commemoration of this traditional Chinese festival. White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk ($64) and White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk ($62) offer a flavourful and indulgent treat. Meanwhile, those who are looking for a wholesome alternative with refreshingly crunchy texture can choose from the White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts ($58) or the Traditional Mixed Nuts with White Lotus Paste ($60).
Created by Chef Lai Tong Ping, the mooncakes are a divine combination of traditional flavours and innovation. "Mid-Autumn Festival is centred on joyous family reunions and this year, we wanted to introduce something that will appeal to all generations. I was inspired to use flowers, nuts and fruits for the snowskin mooncakes as these add fragrance and texture to the filling," Says Chef Lai.
Available from now until 8 September 2014, the mooncakes can be ordered via phone, email or online at pacificmarketplace.sg. The snowskin mooncakes come in boxes of eight pieces and traditional mooncakes come in boxes of four pieces.
For orders and enquiries, please call +65 68268240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hai Tien Lo Mid-Autumn Festival Treasures:
Signature 'Mao Shan Wang' Durian Snowskin - $68 for eight pieces per box
Four Treasure Petit Snowskin (Melon Seeds with Oolong and Chrysanthemum, Hazelnuts with Honey and Grapefruit, Pistachio Nuts with Osmanthus and Chinese Herbs, Almonds with Custard and Longan) - $60 for eight pieces per box
White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk - $64 for four pieces per box
White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk - $62 for four pieces per box
White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts - $58 for four pieces per box
Traditional Mixed Nuts with White Lotus Paste - $60 for four pieces per box
(Prices quoted are subject to service charge and prevailing government taxes)