“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” -Richard Bach
Mid-Autumn, a festival celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month on the Lunar calendar which falls on 13 September 2019. On this day, the moon will be at its fullest and brightest. When you think of Mid-Autumn, mooncake is one of the first things that comes to mind. Mooncake is a traditional Chinese pastry that is made of wheat flour to make the pastry skin that envelopes the sweet fillings such as red bean paste and lotus seed paste. These delicate and decedent mooncakes are now available in various flavours, besides the traditional flavours. Here are some mooncake recommendations for you to try at Compass One.
This Mid-Autumn, BreadTalk (#B1-29) is working with Hang Heung, a brand known in Hong Kong for their mooncakes and pastries, by bringing the delicious mooncakes direct to you. Enjoy the authentic flavours of Hong Kong with their Signature White Lotus Seed with Double Yolk Mooncake, Classic Red Lotus Seed with Double Yolk Mooncake, Red Bean Paste with Double Yolk Mooncake and Mixed Nuts Mooncake. You cannot go wrong with their Signature White Lotus Seed with Double Yolk mooncake is a tender pastry skin wrapped around a rich and silky white lotus paste with two fine-grade salted yolks in the center to represent the full moon. Each White Lotus Seed mooncake is sold at $17. The Fortune Blessings set includes all the 4 flavours mentioned, ideal for sharing with friends and family, is selling at only $63.
Polar Puffs & Cakes (#01-26) has 3 collections of mooncakes, namely, Classic Baked Collection, Royal Snow Skin Collection and lastly, Delightful Snow Skin Collection. The Classic Baked collection is made traditionally, baked, with traditional flavours. This collection has less sugar options which is great for those who are health cautious. A box of 4 pieces starts from $42.80, depending on which flavours you purchase. The Royal Snow Skin collection is mini snow skin mooncakes with ganache filling that is wrapped in premium white lotus paste. For this collection, their unique flavours includes Cempedak and Tangy Yuzu. It costs $32.80 for a box of 6 mini Royal Snow Skin mooncakes.
Durian lovers can indulge in Emicakes’ (#01-05) The Four Heavenly Kings mooncake set. The box includes Tok Kong Mao Shan Wang, Heavenly Mao Shan Wang, Mao Shan Wang and XO D24 durian mooncakes. The chewy skin of the snowskin mooncake paired with the quality, aromatic durian flesh, what an enjoyable combination. This mooncake set costs $70.20 for 4 large mooncake of each mentioned durian flavours. If you are not a fan of durian, you can try the Assorted Snowskin mooncakes. The flavours included are Peach Mango, Authentic Yam, Black Sesame and White Choco Oreo. A box of the 4 flavours will cost you $36.50.
Looking for savoury mooncakes instead? Bee Cheng Hiang (#B1-26) is offering their signature bakkwa mooncake. Filled with melon seeds, nuts, orange skin peels and bits of Bee Cheng Hiang’s gourmet bakkwa. A box of 4 delicious bakkwa mooncakes is sold at $70. Another unique and unconventional mooncake, an oval square mooncake which is crafted to break into 8 equal pieces, perfect for sharing. The Mooncake Eight, is filled with silky smooth white lotus paste that compliments well with the savoury flavours of salted egg yolk. Each box of 4 pieces costs $60.
Have you ever heard of tea in mooncake? Well, you can give the Baked Skin Pu-er Tea mooncake from The Pine Garden (#B1-39) a try. Pu-er tea is one of the most popular Chinese tea that provides a variety of health benefits, such as helping with weight loss and ease off hangovers. The aromatic and smooth flavour from the Pu-er tea paste goes well with the baked skin of the mooncake. The Baked Skin Pu-er Tea mooncakes are selling at $16.20. Another must try mooncake would be the Red Bean Hokkaido Milk mooncake. Being famous for their premium quality milk, Hokkaido milk is paired together with the decadent which yields mildly sweet yet decadent and creamy combination reminiscent of Japanese sweets. The Red Bean Hokkaido Milk mooncake is available in both baked skin and snow skin, selling at $16.90 each.
From now to 15 September, earn 500 Compass One points with a minimum spending of $120 or redeem a set of adorable Bunny Condiment containers when you spend $150 and above, terms and conditions apply. Try your luck in our atrium games or participate in the workshops when you spend $30 and above from 2 to 15 September, terms and conditions apply. Check out the mooncake fair which will be happening at our atrium, level 2 from 3 to 13 September.