If you thought mooncakes were only for the old-fashioned, think again. Hoteliers, restaurateurs and even tech companies (yes, you heard that right!) have all jumped onto the bandwagon, creating a bewildering array of mooncakes in the market with ever bolder and imaginative fillings, all in the hopes of capturing a bigger slice of the market. For the sweet-toothed, check out these multi-coloured ice-cream moon cakes from Häagen-Dazs, which you can get now at the Parkson supermarket (at Shanxi Nanlu subway), but if you do decide to go, brace yourself for the crazy queues!
This mid-autumn festival promises to be an intoxicating season at Bakerzin (at 5F, Raffles City) who caught the attention of the alcoholic in us with special mooncakes with such delectable names as Brandied Cherry Truffle Mini Snow Skin and Rum & Raisin Truffle Mini Snow Skin — all created by the Singaporean pastry maestro Daniel Tay. Ladies are bound to love the Pink Champagne Truffle Mini while the masculine counterpart to this feminine offering is the Single Malt Whisky Truffle Mini.
For the technologically inclined, Nokia has decided to bring tradition up to date with its very own cell-phone mooncakes, made by Starbucks, no less! But before you go making a trip down to your local Starbucks asking for your very edible cell phone, we heard the moon cakes were made as a gift for all their employees. If you do lay your hands on a box of them though, you should be informed Nokia’s tech support hotline will not entertain any problems that you may encounter while/after eating the phones.中秋节快了！(“Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!”)