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Savour artisanal snow skin mooncakes at Cherry Garden Mandarin Oriental Singapore this Mid-Autumn

Savour artisanal snow skin mooncakes at Cherry Garden Mandarin Oriental Singapore this Mid-Autumn

No mid-autumn affair is complete without some artisanal snow skin mooncakes from Cherry Garden.

Delight your senses with the toothsome mooncakes from the classy Cantonese restaurant at Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

From 10 August to 4 October 2017, you can enjoy an alluring collection of artisanal snow skin mooncakes. Expect to savour new flavours such as Custard paste, rose petals and chestnut as well as Passionfruit paste and pistachio.

Classic selection of traditional baked mooncakes

If you prefer the good old traditional baked mooncake, the classic range is also available at Cherry Garden.

Pandan with dried cherries and pistachio mooncakes; S$34 for 2 and S$68 for 4. Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

Introducing Pandan with dried cherries and pistachio mooncakes, this signature flavour draws inspiration from Singapore’s national cake. The aromatic pandanus palm and smooth lotus paste pair well together, alongside sweet dried cherries and crunchy pistachio bits making for a luscious finish.

Sea salt caramel with single-yolk mooncakes; S$40 for 2 and S$78 for 4. Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

The Sea salt caramel with single-yolk mooncakes are also back by popular demand and now complemented with pecan nuts for that added crunch you can’t resist.

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Health-conscious foodies will also be able to enjoy some delightful treats with the low-sugar Silver lotus paste mooncakes with double (S$40 for 2 and S$78 for 4) or single yolk (S$38 for 2 and S$72 for 4).

Getting our hands all powdered up 

Before we tucked into all the gourmet selection of mooncakes, we had a first-hand experience dabbling in some mooncake making with Executive Chinese Chef Cheng Hon Chau from Cherry Garden.

He gave us a taste of how mooncake-making really is. While it looks pretty simple, there’s certainly an art to mooncake-making. In fact, it took us several tries to get the entire process right.

After a couple of tries, here’s the result. Not too bad, right?

Ta-dah! Now we can’t await to bite into the delicate snow skin and palatable fillings in the mooncake after the interactive showcase by the esteemed executive chef.

Custard paste, rose petals and chestnut

Custard Paste, Rose Petals and Chestnut Mooncake, S$72 for a box of eight.

Fans of custard paste will relish the creamy custard with generous chunks of chestnut within this delicate goodness. You can even taste subtle notes of rose petals in this new flavour, adding a different facet to the usual taste of snow skin mooncakes.

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Where else can you find such mouthwatering flavours?

Lychee Martini Chocolate Truffle

Lychee Martini Chocolate Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake, S$72 for a box of eight. 

Hands down our favourite, it is also poised to be the top pick amongst chocoholics. The sweet symphony of lychee martini and chocolate truffle flavours entices our tastebuds with a chewy texture to it.

This is definitely one snow skin mooncake you won’t stop at the first bite.

Osmanthus and Walnut 

Osmanthus and Walnut Snow Skin Mooncake, S$72 for a box of eight.

Osmanthus and walnut make for a perfect pairing, especially with a zesty zing. Unlike the usual pairings as seen in traditional baked mooncakes, this combination may be a bold step but certainly in the right direction.

You’ll absolutely adore this delicate snow skin mooncake for a fine balance between its refreshing and nutty flavours.

Passionfruit Paste and Pistachio 

Passionfruit Paste and Pistachio Snow Skin Mooncake, S$72 for a box of eight.

The potpourri of flavours from passionfruit and pistachio will have mooncake lovers asking for more. This exceptional pairing redefines the taste of traditional mooncakes with a refreshing and lightly sweet taste.

The traditional mooncakes now come in dainty two-piece boxes.

The traditional mooncakes now also come in extravagant four-piece boxes.

Those who enjoy a variety of classic flavours can indulge in the Cherry Garden Four Treasures to savour the four baked mooncake flavours or choose the Assortment of Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes featuring eight pieces of two snow skin flavours each.

Premium range of artisanal snow skin mooncakes at Cherry Gardens. Photo courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Singapore.

These artisanal mooncakes sure make for a marvellous mid-autumn celebration for your family and friends alike. Whether are the mooncakes for your own pleasure or as gifts, you know the go-to place to hit up for some magnificent mooncakes.

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Cherry Garden Mooncake Four Treasures (1 pc each) – S$78

  1. Low sugar silver lotus paste with double yolk
  2. Low sugar silver lotus paste with single yolk
  3. Sea salt caramel with single yolk and pecan nuts
  4. Pandan with dried cherries and pistachio

Assortment of Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes (2pcs each) – S$72

  1. Lychee martini and chocolate truffle
  2. Custard paste, rose petals and chestnut
  3. Passionfruit paste and pistachio
  4. Osmanthus and walnut

Please call 6885 3081 or e-mail [email protected] for orders or further enquiries.

Cherry Gardens 

Level 5, Mandarin Oriental

5 Raffles Ave

Singapore 039797

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Carrie Er

All we need in life is a wildcard and sometimes, a glass of bubbly to stay sane amidst all the chaos. Check out snippets of her life at @carrieer.

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