A GUIDE TO MOONCAKES
With Mid-Autumn Festival approaching fast, Mooncakes are one of the many things that you need to tick-off from your list in order to usher in this auspicious celebration. Whether it is for yourself or gifting, what are your preferences when it comes to mooncakes and how well do you know about them? Find out all about them now as we’ve rounded up some of the most popular mooncakes just for you!
#1: Mixed-Nuts/ Wuren Mooncake
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Wuren literally means five kinds of nuts or kernels such as walnut kernels, almonds, sesame seeds, melon seeds, hawthorn, red beans and so on. Wuren Mooncake is a typical and popular mooncake flavor in China. Though the youngsters don’t like it very much, Wuren mooncake is much preferred and welcomed by the older generation.
#2: Red Bean Mooncake
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Sweet red bean mooncake has always been a classic type that many of them prefer. Through careful production, the combination of sweet bean pastes and the outer skin makes the mooncake smooth and rich in flavour, which makes it one the most well-known mooncake flavour.
#3: White Lotus Mooncake
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The lotus mooncake is a Cantonese-style mooncake. The white lotus paste filling is made of fresh lotus seeds that are naturally fragrant. Some would avoid this mooncake as it contains high level of sugar and calories but nowadays there are low sugar versions too so that everyone can enjoy them without any worries.
#4: Egg Yolk Mooncake
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Why settle for plain fillings when you can have both the fillings plus egg yolks?! Delight your taste buds with each bite of Bee Cheng Hiang’s White Lotus Double Yolk Mooncakes. Filled generously with smooth white lotus paste and handcrafted to perfection, these are the ideal treats for both yourself and loved ones this Mid-Autumn Festival. Fresh lotus seeds paste or red bean paste are the most common combinations for mooncake fillings with egg yolks.
#5: Snow Skin Mooncake
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Snow skin mooncake is a modern type of mooncake that needs no baking. Although having Chinese origins, it is also widely available in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. This mooncake is made using very few ingredients and it creates a soft mochi-like texture skin mooncakes with any filling of your choice. Unlike the traditional mooncakes, the snow skin mooncakes need to be stored in refrigerator.
#6: Green Tea Mooncake
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The biggest feature of the green tea mooncake is the fresh natural taste. Green tea powder is added into the skin or the fillings or both. Different from other types of mooncakes, it is not overly sweet and has a certain health effect!
#7: Fruits Mooncake
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Fruit mooncake blends the taste of fruit in its fillings. They are sweet but not greasy and is loved by many. These mooncakes are added with the freshest fruits like strawberry, orange, peach, pineapple or even durian!