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Art of Mid Autumn by Holiday Inn

2 years ago / food

Mooncakes at Holiday Inn Atrium!

Finally I can write about this!

I’ve been wanting to share about these awesome mooncakes since I attended Xin Cuisine’s mooncake & wine pairing party two weeks ago… but it was still the seventh month, and I was told it’s not very respectful to be celebrating the mooncake festival then. I wasn’t so pantang (superstitious) before I got married but now I 嫁鸡随鸡! (literally, marry chicken follow chicken wtf)

Sooooo now that we are officially into the 8th lunar month… LET THE MOONCAKES GALORE BEGIN!

I was very kindly invited to the media tasting of Xin’s Cuisine’s 2014 Mid Autumn collection & wine pairing party at Holiday Inn Atrium hotel :)

I loveeeeee mooncakes… when I was a kid, I was always looking forward to the mid-autumn festival to eat all the snowskin mooncakes I can lay my hands on (and of course, playing with candles and setting all the paper lanterns on fire >.<)

But Holiday Inn took things to a whole new level by pairing their divine mooncakes with WINE! I’m not much of a wine connoisseur so I was glad they had the wonderful folks from AMS over who gave us a tip or two on wine pairing :)

We had so much fun!

Perhaps a little too much fun, because we drank (and drank aannnd drank) so much, I almost couldn’t wake up for an important meeting the next day.

I particularly love Xin Cusine’s traditional mooncakes and have decided to get them this year for the husband’s parents and extended family :)

I love how they’re so rich (you can really taste the lotus paste and not some mere sugary blend) and the yolks were the premium type.

You know how there’re the cheap salted egg yolks and the premium orangey type? I didn’t know too until my mother-in-law taught me so that I can give my clients quality mooncakes.. and since then, in true Auntie fashion, that’s one of the first things I look out for when I try mooncakes lol.

As for myself, I’m less of a traditionalist and I like the snow-skin variant better :) And my favourite is a tie between the Passionfruit and the Soursop with Chocolate crunch.

Both were so refreshing on the tastebuds and that delightful mix of sweetness and tartness! Mmmm

Their Durian snowskin mooncake’s also very very very tasty (in fact if I may say so, better than a certain hotel that specialises in durian mooncakes - go try it yourself if you don’t believe me!)

And you guys should know by now about my insane obsession with robin egg blue…

HOW GORGEOUS IS THAT CARRIER?!

This tiffany blue premium box packaging is also available with your mooncake purchases! I can already think of quite a few friends who will want to lay their hands on this.

Xin Cuisine’s mooncakes are available from now till 8 September 2014 at the following locations:

  • Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
  • Changi City Point
  • Compass Point
  • Junction 8
  • Jurong Point
  • Lot One
  • Nex
  • Raffles Xchange
  • Tampines Mall
  • Vivocity
  • Westgate

And of course at Xin Cuisine itself. The recommended wines used in the wine pairing are also available at Xin Cuisine at a great promotional price ;)

Thank you Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium for having me!

I am sooo looking forward to having my girls over for our usual tête-à-tête sessions… this time round with yummy mooncakes and wine ;)

Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant

Level 4, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road Singapore 169075

t: (65) 6731 7173
e: [email protected]