Moonstruck by CONCORDE Hotel’s 2014 Mooncakes…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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The irrepressible and intrepid Travelling GourmetTM tastes the…

MARVELLOUS Concorde Hotel Singapore’s Moooncakes is AWARDED The Travelling GourmetTM’s BEST PACKAGING AND DESIGN AWARD FOR MOONCAKE 2014!

The promotion at the Concorde Hotel is on from 1 August 2014 until 8 September 2014 (15th Day of the 8th Lunar Month -last day of the Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival), the selection includes:

1. Pure Lotus much adored by some $60 for box of 4 pieces

2. Pure Lotus with single Duck Egg Yolk  $64 for 4

3. Pure Lotus with Double Yolk $68 for 4

4. White Lotus Single Yolk $64 for 4

5. White Lotus Black Sesame $60 for 4

6. last but definitely not least Japanese Azuki Red Bean $60 for 4 pieces




HOWEVER, the packaging is Superb! Get this…it transforms into a most decorative and tasteful box to hold your Knick Knacks like Gold bars and jewelllery OR, and this to me is the BEST part…it becomes a decorative table lamp! The bulb and electrical cables are supplied too! There are those who will say: when I want to buy a lamp I don’t go and buy mooncakes! (one old friend actually told me that jokingly…) IGNORE them! They cannot think out of the box! I LOVE this idea! Brilliant!!! Usually most people just throw away the boxes after enjoying the mooncakes. This is a much better idea! The lamps/boxes are in four different auspicious colours. Personally, I like the red one for Good Luck! Try the more unusual flavours like Japanese Red Azuki Bean and slinky smooth White Lotus Black Sesame. ENJOY!

At this link is the theme from… MOONRAKER!

I played this song way back in 2003 when I was the very FIRST gourmet in the world to match Mooncakes with Wines at the Singapore Marriott Hotel!



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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