By the light of the silvery MOON…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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Photos are of real food with NO photoshop


The dashing and determined Travelling Gourmet tastes the unique…

MOONCAKES from Szechuan Court in the Fairmont Hotel. The first thing I noticed was the unusual shape of the mooncakes. They are were not round…but heart shaped! I like the Rum and Raisin Chocolate Truffle and the Chocolate Truffle has a raisin in it! I like this with a glass of Bellavista sparkling wine from Franciacorta in Italy!


The Champagne Truffle and Chocolate Ganache is also very delicious. The canary yellow colour of the snowskin, however, could be improved.. The texture if the lotus paste is as smooth as silk and just ever so slightly gooey.



Try the new snowskin Triple Treasures Mooncake which has Melon Seeds and Sweet Corn in Water Chestnut White Lotus Paste. A winning formula! The new baked Mooncake flavour boasts crunchy Walnuts in Lotus Paste flavoured with healthy Japanese Matcha Green Tea. Very aptly named “Matcha Crunch”. Celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival with a crunch! Ha! Ha! Did you know that Japanese Matcha Green Tea has an anti-cancer effect? Well, it has and is a very healthy product.



I especially adore the Moooncake presentation box which incorporates a most lovely complimentary photo frame for you to put your favourite photos. You can display it at home or in your office. A very innovative and practical idea! This year the Mooncakes are sure to sell well. Some years ago, they had “Angry Bird” cartoon Mooncakes which experienced poor sales.

From 27 August to 10 August, 2014, you can get an early bird special of 20% discount off your Mooncakes!

Remember the 15th Day of the 8th Lunar Month is 8 September 2014

Happy Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival!

Fairmont Hotel Singapore

Szechuan Court Mooncake Booth Level 2

80 Bras Basah Road

Singapore 189560

Tel: +65 6338 8785

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About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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