Mooncakes are a must-buy for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations in Singapore. In addition to the symbolism of family unity represented by the round pastries, they are also a once-a-year treat for local who celebrate the occasion and visitors. One of the island's popular kitchens baking up mooncakes every year can be found in Sheraton Tower Singapore Hotel's Cantonese restaurant, Li Bai.
Award-winning Chef Chung Yiu Ming and his culinary team are well known for their traditional approach and consistent flavours of fragrant and smooth white lotus seed paste. His kitchen hand-makes some 7,000 mooncakes each day to supply eager patrons who are buying for themselves and as gifts to family, friends and business associates.
In addition to the handcrafted traditional baked white lotus seed paste mooncakes, Chef Chung has introduced the fruitiness of cranberry and crunch of hazelnuts to create a new flavour. Customers who enjoy the mini snow skin mooncakes can also look forward to new flavours with lemon mandarin truffle and rosehip truffle.
The mooncakes come in exquisite packaging and range from $56 to $88. They are available for tasting and purchase till 8 September at the restaurant. You can also sample and buy at the restaurant's stall in the Takashimaya Square Mooncake Fair.