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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

SIN: Mid-Autumn 2017 Mooncakes @ Man Fu Yuan

Have you tried a mooncake with red date paste and roselle?

Happy birthday, Pikachu! In conjunction with the Mid-Autumn Festival this year, Pikachu received flower-shaped mooncakes from Man Fu Yuan, a contemporary Chinese restaurant housed inside InterContinental Singapore at Bugis.

The restaurant unveiled four new garden-themed snowskin mooncakes.

Garden Collection S$72.00

Pretty as they were in terms of appearance, they could be better if the texture of the skin were chewy instead of pasty. Let's take a look at each of the flavours included in the set.

Pandan with White Lotus Seeds and Macadamia Nuts
Taste: 7/10

The white lotus paste with pandan was my least favourite. Even though it was fragrant enough, the paste was a tad too soft compared to the rest. There was only a few macadamia nuts inside the mooncake. 

Rosemary, Green Tea and Almonds
Taste: 7.5/10

The white lotus paste infused with green tea was somewhat aromatic, interspersed with almond flakes that provided a nice contrast in terms of texture. I could hardly detect the rosemary fragrance in this one though.

Rose with White Lotus Seeds and Pistachios
Taste: 7.5/10

It was a pity that the aroma of rose was pretty faint, but pleasant nonetheless. I enjoyed the not-so-sweet white lotus paste studded with white lotus seeds and savoury pistachios.

Roselle and Red Dates
Taste: 8/10

To me, the most interesting twist turned out to be the best one in the set. A refreshing change from the usual lotus seed paste, the red date paste was pretty luscious with an earthy and smoky hint from the hibiscus.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7.5/10

In all honesty, I was a little bit disappointed as I'd harboured high expectations of the mooncakes. Nevertheless, I definitely relished the one with roselle and red dates. Pika's advice: Should you order online now, you can get the set for S$51.30 instead of S$72.00. I'm not sure how long will the discounted price be applicable until though.

Man Fu Yuan

80 Middle Road
Level 2 InterContinental Singapore
(Only during the mid-autumn festival!)

*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,

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