flower design snow skin mooncake
Apologies to those non-mooncake fans as my posts seem to be alternating between Ramadan bazaars and mooncake reviews but do bear with me as I seem to be getting mooncakes from everywhere to try as people know I love trying out new things.
all cut up and ready to be eaten, the rich luxuriant box with the traditional clasp
This time round, I managed to score mooncakes from Singapore courtesy of my kind sister and my brother-in-law who carted them back on his flight back to Kuala Lumpur. Too bad my attempt to get some in the infamous 3 Michelin Star Lung King Heen in Hong Kong was dashed as they had some weird policy of pre-ordering mooncakes before they made them or else, this will be truly a universal review of mooncakes from different countries.
snowdrop design, one more piece to go, the top of the pretty box
They got me the classic mini snow skin with a white lotus seed paste and salted egg yolk centre. I loved the red and gold ornate mooncake box that it was presented in - definitely the prettiest one I have seen so far and extremely useful for storing my business cards in the office.
Compared to the Kuala Lumpur mooncakes, the taste and texture of this mooncake is so different. The snow skin is silky soft with very little bite and a slight gummy taste probably from more oil used. The lotus paste is aromatic plus not too sweet, and wonderfully balanced with the salted egg yolk. The workmanship of the mooncake was a little shoddy too, as one could see they didn't trim off any excess of the snow skin that was jutting out making it look slightly lopsided. Aside from these classic flavours, the restaurant is also does innovative varieties like: jujube paste with walnuts, lycheetini snow skin, green tea paste and chocolate varieties.
Summer Pavilion Restaurant
Tel: 02-6434 5286
(A box of six mini snow skin costs S$39 for six pieces. See my whole Mooncake Flickr set for this year's varieties.)
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.