Mandarin Orchard’s Mooncakes

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The indomitable and irrepressible Travelling GOurmet TM tells you about…

MANDARIN Orchard’s Mooncakes for 2019!

The first day of the 8th Lunar month is 30 August 2019 and the 15th Day of the Mid Autumn Festival is 13 September 2019!

An exciting new flavour which I like is the Low Sugar Pandan Paste Mooncake with little chewy morsels of the exotic Cempedak jungle fruit. Cempedak is a cousin of the Jackfruit aka Nangka which is another tasty tropical fruit not found in Europe. The Pandan flavour is not overpowering and due to the healthy low sugar option, eating this is not cloying at all. The deep emerald green Pandan paste contrasts with the little pieces of yellow Cempedak. Very nice combined with a crisp Austrian Gruner Veltliner white wine. With more and more health conscious people, low sugar is a good idea!

Jamon Iberico from Spain!

Have you heard of the ham beloved of gourmets called Jamon Iberico? Well this flavoursome ham is in the Mooncake with Mixed Nuts, Nuts like Almonds are very healthy and boost your good cholesterol by up to 30%! It is true. The flavour profile is SAS – Sweet And Savoury.

Azuki Beans!

Vegetarians will be delighted by the Japanese inspired Baked Mooncake with Red Azuki Bean Paste. Azuki Beans are much beloved of the Japanese. Pine Nuts add a healthy crunchy touch to this innovative Mooncake.

The Charcoal Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts and Yuzu is palate pleaser with an unusual citrus aftertaste from the YUzu. Yuzu always has that most distinctive lemony, tangy flavour!

I also found the cute Limited Edition Piglet Shaped Mooncake with a combination of Low Sugar White Lotus Paste and Azuki Red Bean Paste most appealing.

The Travelling GOurmet TM always says: Keep calm and carry on Eating! šŸ™‚

Low Sugar Pandan Paste with Cempedak Mooncake

Mandarin Orchard

333 Orchard Road

Singapore 238867

Tel:67374411

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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 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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