Concorde’s Captivating Mooncakes

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

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The implacable and indomitable Travelling Gourmet TM goes to what used to be 5 Star Le…

MERIDIEN Singapore but is now Concorde Hotel. Despite there being no high end haute cuisine Le Restaurant de France, there is still a certain charm to this place and the new GM, New Zealander Karl Muir is one of the nicest hoteliers I have ever met. Sadly, some changes in the staff leave room for much improvement.

For the traditionalist, the Mooncakes in 2916 come in a red velvet encased superb Cloisonné Lacquer box with a solid and impressive brass lock. I deliberately left the date WRONG as 2916 to see if anyone could spot it, wahahahah! Well, to her credit, Celsete the Marcom of Concorde did. This is what she wrote on Aug 30, 2016:

 

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The Single Duck Egg Yolk Lotus Paste Baked Mooncakes 2016 are the perfect corporate and business gifts for this Mid Autumn Festival. It is well known that Chinese businessmen and companies do not as a rule of thumb give Snowskin Mooncakes as corporate gifts. The simple reason being that Snowskin Mooncakes have a short shelf life and need refrigeration, unlike baked Mooncakes. Yes, there is something so sublime about tasting slinky smooth Lotus Seed Paste and relishing the sweetness as it melds with the savoury gamey flavours of the velvety Duck Egg Yolk…Life is too short to eat bad Mooncakes…When there are NO unusual flavours for me to taste and write about for eg Chempedak and Gin, etc…by all rational and intelligent thinking by bright people…the article has to be SHORT capisch.  Bon appetit! ☺

L’animale e il miglior amico dell uomo: non fa domande e non critica!

 

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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 cusines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." 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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