BEST Snowskin Mooncake 2018!

Pan Pacific’s Snowskin with Cempedak Mooncake is AWARDED THE TRAVELLING GOURMET TM’s BEST SNOWSKIN MOONCAKE 2018!

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmeT TM

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The cheerful and cherubic Travelling Gourmet TM explains WHY the Pan Pacific Hai Tien Lo’s…

MOONCAKE of snowskin and filled with…wait for it…CEMPEDAK, is the most yummie and delicious Snowskin Mooncake that I have tasted this 2018! The luscious, sexy flavour of the textured Cempedak that is just sweet…but not too sweet and the unmistakable pungent perfume and taste is sublime! A complex flavour profile of honeyed bananas and pineapple…superbe! Colour also is very attractive and appealing. LIVE! LIVE! Must taste!

NEVER ever say die because when you are dead you cannot taste or eat anything! Am I right? Yes! Absolutely! To die for is the stock cliched phrase of goondoo wannabe food writers and anorexic bloggers with stick insect legs.

Cempedak Fruit

 

This year Cempedak, a cousin of the Nangka aka Jackfruit is “IN”. Many Mooncake makers have incorporated this humble jungle fruit into their recipes! Bravi I say!

Pieces of cempedak fruit

 

 

 

 

To be continued…

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An original poem by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM…Metronome

The suave and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM explains about the…

METRONOMEย helps the pianist keep time…

Life is like that

We get agitated

Fear

Anger

Emotions

Anxiety

The Metronome clicks from side to side

fast…

Slowly it will slow down

and finally it will

stop

in Neutral

Never panic

ALL WILL BE WELL

Breathe in

Breathe out

Focus

on the mission

Keep your powder dry

your knives razor sharp

Keep calm and carry on

Mission accomplished

and it is business as usual

 

 

 

 

 

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An original POem by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM

An original poem

By Dr. Michael Lim

The Travelling Gourmet TM…

The inscrutable and unruffled Travelling gourmet TM reflects on the sublime pleasures of solitude…

SAS

Silence and Solitude

No stimuli

No shouts

No strange surroundings

No strangers

No stressors

No scary situations

BLISS.

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Chef Brian Wong does it again!

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The implacable and irascible but debonair Travelling Gourmet TM goes to taste the 2018 Mooncakes in the impeccable…

MARRIOTT Singapore Tang Plaza! This is a 5 Star hotel at the crossroads of Orchard Road and Scotts Road. The fine dining Chinese haute cuisine restaurant on level 3 called Wan Hao is helmed by modest and skilful Chef Brian Wong. This year for the Mid AUTUMN Mooncake Festival Chef Brian and his team has come up with more suprising creations to delight and please the most adventurous of palates. Building on the feedback form his guests, Brian has come up with traditional flavours with a twist PLUS using local tropical ingredients! Above all, healthy CORN oil is used. NO cancer causing palm oil is used! Moreover, the amount of sugar and oil has been reduced without compromising taste and texture…by as much as a whopping 25%! People are more health conscious and now with over 500,000 Singaporeans with Diabetes, too much sugar is not sweet but a deadly white poison! Worry not the Mooncakes at the Marriott orom Wan Hao, taste good, look good and are healthy too in moderation!

At a special tasting, I paired a little known, but good wine from THAILAND with the mooncakes. Yes, they make “NEW latitude wines in Thailand”! I selected a 2006 Sawadee Shiraz from PB Khao Yai Winery which had lovely balanced and harmonious plum and spice flavours BUT no pepper. Same grape but so unlike the classic Shiraz wines from Australia. The Thai Shiraz went hand in glove with the Cempedak and crunchy Pumpkin Seeds Mooncake baked to perfection. Chef Brian told me, ‘We picked Cempedak because the flavour is more strong than Nangka (jackfruit). Mooncake lovers please do bear in mind that the Mooncakes at the Marriott are all hand made one by one and are FRESH!!! They are not made months in advance in China or Hong Kong or Malaysia!

The Black dusted with Gold dust, YES! Real 24 karat Gold dust Charcoal powder Mooncake with cute nuggets of Serrano Ham is also super yummie. To be very frank, I am not a big fan of charcoal…seriously, who the hell eats charcoal?? You used it in Gas Masks and to make hot coals to barbeque Sate! Nevertheless, this crust of black works well with the yumm yum filling!

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POLITICALLY INCORRECT WARNING!

You have been warned!

Do not read this part if you are a snowflake pinko-liberal libtard looney-like-george-clooney:

What gives with “Halal” Mooncakes with no pork and no lard, etc??? I have Muslim friends, those that are NOT radical islamic terrorist maniacs that is…and NOT ONE of them like or eat Mooncakes. So if you are MAKING Mooncakes, just open up your mind, man! Put pork in it like real Bak Kwa OK!!!! Capisch!

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Another winner is Chicken Ham with Mixed Nuts! Super crunchy in terms of texture and moreover, nuts are very healthy as they RAISE up your good cholesterol! I kid you not! The flavours are well balanced and not too sweet or too salty.

A right royal CRUNCH!

The Mocha Snowskin with Royaltine core is worthy of note and taste! Crunchy core is made with corn while the paste smacks of fragrant addictive chocolate. I love crunchy foods! I like it a lot!

The 15th Day of the 8th Lunar Month falls on MOnday 24 September 2018 when the moon is FULL and round in the night sky!!! Watch out for werewolves wahahahah! Maybe they won’t bite you if you give them Mooncakes from the Marriott!

 

Keep calm and carry on eating…MOONCAKES!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

WAN HAO Cantonese Fine Dining Restaurant

Level 3

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza

320 Orchard Rd,

Republic of Singapore 238865

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Long live the Revolution!

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The impeccable and dashing Travelling Gourmet TM leads the…

MERRY Revolution! Mooncakes for all! We the people deserve yummie Mooncakes. One of the all time BEST is of course, from the Singapore MARRIOTT! Eh bien, mon Dieu! SAS -superbe et splendide!

 

 

Original poem by Dr. Michael LIM THE TRAVELLING GOURMET TM

 

The MOON shines…

The Revolution begins

Mooncakes for all!

The people must

Enjoy Mooncakes!

With every morsel

Their spirit awakes…

Swifter and Stronger

SAS

 

This ravishing song to D5 terrorist bases in Yemen for always comes to mind…when I am savouring a superbly crafted Mooncake with….

Bravo to Michel Legrand the genius composer…and Brava to Petula Clark who voice is like gourmet honey from the Dolomiti of Italy…

 

Work in progress…stay tuned please ๐Ÿ™‚

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Heavenly Hai Tien Lo’s MOONCAKES!

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The implacable and debonair Travelling Gourmet TM waxes lyrical on…

MOONCAKES for the season is near us…Mooncake Festival is coming very soon and you MUST try the Pan Pacific Singapore’s super-duper velvety and not to sweet Durian Snowskin Mooncake from Hai Tien Lo their fine dining Chinese restaurant! Outstanding! other flavours are also yummie. Cannot decide? TRY THEM ALL! LIVE! LIVE! Must TASTE!

https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/offers/a-heavenly-medley-of-handcrafted-mid-autumn-delights.html

Lychee and Soursop are yummie too! SAS! Sweet and Sour delights the true-blue gourmet’s palate!

NEVER EVER SAY die! Dying is for losers and morons. LIVE to eat and enjoy LIFE! When you are dead, you cannot eat or taste ANYTHING! MOronic imbecilic wannabe food bloggers always say this ueber-passe asinine phrase: to die for. BEYOND STOOOOPID! When you are dead you cannot eat anything goondoos!

Pan Pacific MOONCAKES are to live for!

…Running rings around the MOON>>>>:-)

Simply YUMMIELICIOUS! Presented in a re-usable gift box and a pretty pink cooler bag. The gift box can become a jewellery box for the lady in your life! ๐Ÿ™‚ https://thetravellinggourmet.wordpress.com

The Travelling Gourmet TM’s BEST Mooncake Presentation and Packaging AWARD goes to Hai Tien Lo of the Pan Pacific Singapore! You are Number ONE!

 

To be continued…stay tuned…please ๐Ÿ™‚

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You are number 1! OneALDWYCH London…

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The suave and debonair Travelling GOurmet TM jets to…

MERRIE olde England on the world’s BEST airline…Singapore Airlines…what else ๐Ÿ™‚

There are many grand and lovely hotels to stay in when one is in London. The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, the Baglioni, the Savoy and…OneAldwych right in Theatreland!

 

At Number 1 Aldwych and just opposite the Wellington pub, this is truly one of the world’ s leading hotels on par with the Chedi Andermatt in Switzerland. I love the Duke of Wellington, a great hero who defeated the malignant dwarf napoleon who gave his name to the Napoleon complex, a mental illness that many dictators like hitler and merkel and kim jong un suffer from…

Who cares about these low life pests when you can savour deliciously beautiful yummie food and wines in INDIGO overlooking the spacious and salubrious Lobby Bar! OMG! Food and beverages to disrupt, degrade and destroy vile terrorist bases in Somalia for! The F & B here helmed by SAS =slim and smart Executive Chef Dominic Teague from Brighton who focusses on healthy, sustainable and environment friendly products like cute white Elderflowers foraged from the countryside…and served with a ‘superbe’ dessert of poached Gooseberries with tart Lemon Tarte (pun intended)…Oh Madonna yummie!!

Amazing Afternoon Tea!

The Travelling Gourmet TM’s AWARD for the BEST AFternoon Tea in LONDON is awarded to the Lobby Lounge and its unique Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme! Candy Floss flavoured with fruit to kill terrorists for, and Banana & Walnut cake and Poppy Seed Bread Salmon Sandwiches! Much more for the discetrning gourmet to taste and enjoy! The Cocktails are amazing and one favourite is the Charlie Cocktail based on my favourite liquer—Cherry or cerises in French! YUm Yum yummie!!!

The other super-duper cocktail which is awarded The Travelling Gourmet TM’s BEST UNIQUE COCKTAIL PRESENTATION and TASTE is The ORIGIN! More later…

Well…it starts with virtual reality Goggles placed on you ever so gently by the svelte and sweet ladies of the Lobby Lounge…All of a sudden I was in bonnie olde Scotland up in the Highlands which I love…

Removing the virtual reality Goggles I found what I love..REALITY in the form of a fantastic cocktail of smoky Whisky notes plus more complex flavours of cherries and…well, so as not to spoil the suprise, go try it yourself! Tasting is believing!

I also love the swimming pool. A tad chilly but that is good. Burns more Calories! The Gym too is outstanding, I really enjoyed my daily workouts in the Gym & coool swimming pool. I absolutely love to swim! With my water resistant Breitling on my wrist I can time my laps precisely.

One Aldwych 20180615_063922_resized Pool

 

I also enjoyed my daily jogs around the vicinity for detailed recons of the area like the Savoy, Waterloo Bridge and the Embankment, Clepoatra’s Needle, the Thames….

My Breitling’s alarm wakes me and I run early…at 06:00 +/- 20 minutes. I like to see the sun rise over lovely LONDON> Lots of homeless people sleeping rough. Especially at the back entrance of the Savoy. One morning, I stopped to chat with my friend, one of the Security Team of the Savoy.ย  While jogging, I always have an apple and some water. I had a big red apple from my fruit basket in my running pouch…I gave it to a homeless man. He was asleep. I put it gently beside him so as not to wake him. No act of kindness no matter how smallย  is ever wasted. Enjoy!

BREAKFAST Bliss!

A super yummie tubbie tummie filling breakfast is de rigeur…that is what my beloved MUm says…and MUM is always right! Black Pudding aka Blutwurst is for the macho man in you! It will grow hairs on your chest! Wahahah! Eggs made to order a la minute…OMG Spanish Omelette…with Salmon and more! Lots more! Ich liebe es! (I love it translated from the German). The Jams & honey from Thursday Cottage in Essex are also outstandingly yummie!

 

To be continued..work in progress..stay tuned..

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