Mooncakes – Shangri-La sticks to old favourites

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

Singapore 258350

Tel: 7373644

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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