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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!