Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet TM
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The resourceful and audacious Travelling Gourmet TM tastes Shangri-La’s classic…
MOONCAKES…like Plain Lotus Seed Paste, Lotus Seed with Single Yolk, Lotus Seed with Double Yolks and Chicken Ham & Mixed Nuts. These four come in a chic and elegant shocking crimson Box with auspicious Peony flowers….Shangri-La’s Four Treasures Box! After you enjoy scoffing the Mooncakes, you can re-use the box for your jewellery, cosmetics nd knock-knacks. There is even an almond shaped mirror in the lid. Yes, the box is environment friendly…all the rage now. Reduce, re-use, recycle goes the “greenies” mantra…
Go nuts over Mixed Nuts Mooncake!
There are those who do not like Mixed Nuts Mooncakes but I confess that I actually love them for the taste, texture and the crunchiness. Not to forget the numerous health benefits of nuts like almonds that raise up your good cholesterol! I shall always remember one routine yearly Medical checkup, when I had been consuming lots of almonds; my Doctor told me, “Wow! Your cholesterol is very good!”. When I told him I ate a lot of almonds, macadamias and other nuts, he exclaimed, “That is it! Almonds raise up your good cholesterol.” The melange of melon seeds, almonds, sesame seeds with sugar glazed winter melon and orange has a good balance of SAS -Sweet and Savoury tastes. There is also chicken ham. I really prefer REAL ham but chicken ham is not too bad. Put pork on your fork as the Aussies say…
Forever young…with Lotus seeds
Stay forever young with the anti-aging enzyme L-isoaspartyl methyltransferase enzyme found in Lotus seeds. The enzyme with the very long name repairs damaged proteins. Lotus seeds also have protein, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus, while being low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol. Good to know when you savour Lotus Seed Mooncakes with or without salted Duck Egg Yolks. Shangri-La’s Lotus Seed paste is made with reduced sugar. There is 30% less sugar than the old recipe. Excellent news for the health conscious!
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road