The annual Mid-Autumn Festival is commemorated widely across Asian countries as it is an important time when families and friends come together for reunion. Falling on the 15th of the eighth lunar month, it is often celebrated at night when there is a full bright moon. A symbolic tradition that is not to be missed out during this festival is the sharing of mooncakes over a pot of tea.
The Chinese believe that the roundness of the mooncakes represent togetherness and completeness, which are highly valued in their culture. The exchange of mooncakes with family, friends and professional relations therefore signifies unity and is used as a way of expressing well wishes for a better life.
Traditional mooncake pastries are round with fillings in it such as egg yolk, lotus seed paste and nuts. With the evolution of time, modern creations such as snowskin mooncakes contain the most interesting flavours like matcha and earl grey.
Do not fret if you are still unable to decide on where to get your mooncakes. From traditional to contemporary mooncakes, we got you covered in with these Places in Singapore to Get Your Mooncakes In Time For Mid-Autumn Festival 2016.
Seems like everyone is going gaga over the various Mooncake Fairs in Singapore for Mid-Autumn Festival 2015. We are no exception, and this is certainly a time of the year that we do not want to step on the weighing scale.
Does not really bother us that mooncakes are one of the most sinful treats, because we say it is all in the name of celebrations. Whether you like yours with fanciful flavours, or if you prefer sticking to the traditional ones, we have you covered with our picks on the Best Mooncakes for 2015.
If there is nothing here that you fancy, we have a compilation of all the Mooncake Fairs in Singapore that you can explore. Have fun taste-testing and sampling, and buy all mooncakes that you need for friends and families!
Mid-Autumn 2013 Special
The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most popular lunar festivals, and it is always a great time to spread the love by sending mooncakes to family, friends and business associates. Every year, we go on a hunt for the tastiest mooncakes with the prettiest packaging. And because they make such elegant gifts, we Chinese place a lot of attention and emphasis on our mooncake tradition.
Whether you are buying them as gifts or treating your family to a indulgence, here is our guide to the mooncakes that you must try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2013.
Mooncake from Man Fu Yuan
The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as Mooncake Festival, is a popular lunar festival celebrated by Chinese. It is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar (3rd Oct this year), and people would celebrate by carrying lanterns and eating mooncakes.
Every year, hotels and restaurants put on their thinking caps and come up with the most innovative traditional and snowskin mooncake flavours to entice customers.
By now, I am sure your letter box is flooded with mooncakes promotions from the various credit cards, and you probably already have a list of places that you are considering.
Let me make your life easier by giving you recommendations on some of the mooncakes that you must try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2012.
Mandarin Orchard Hotel Mooncake
The Hungry Ghost Festival is finally over, and in less than two weeks time, we will be celebrating Mooncake Festival 2011!
Mid-Autumn festival always comes early for me, I have been trying out different mooncakes for the past month. Which are the best mooncakes? Which are the some of the new mooncake flavours that you can’t miss?
Here are 5 mooncakes that you must try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2011.
For most people, it seems almost like an annual ritual during the Singapore Mooncake Festival to visit the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair as you can find all the mooncakes by the different restaurants and hotels there. Be it buying mooncakes, or just hanging around to try the various new mooncakes flavor for 2010, the response to the Takashimaya Mooncake fair is always overwhelming.
But if you hate to squeeze with the crowd just for a box of mooncake, go to Raffles City level 3 – there’s a smaller Mooncake fair with 22 participating retailers.
I know this post is kind of late since most newspapers, magazines and food blogs have written on some of the must-try new mooncakes flavors for 2010. Nonetheless, I decided to share a list of the interesting mooncakes flavors that I want to try during the Mooncake Festival 2010. So lets find out which are the best Mooncakes in Singapore 2010.