It’s that time of year again when the heavens are raining mooncakes down on us for the Mid Autumn Festival. These treats, as delicious as they are, are packed with calories, so you may want to carefully select the box that’s deserving of overdosing on your daily calorie intake.
The mooncake making process is a long and arduous one. The history behind this pastry spans centuries, but this round “Chinese cake” was initially created as an offering whilst worshipping the moon during the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. The tradition slowly evolved, deviating away from worshipping the moon and more towards celebrating the auspicious date where kids play with lanterns, and adults exchange mooncakes as gifts.
In modern times, chefs are beginning to deviate from traditional flavours, and experimenting with more exciting ones like durian, rose, cheese, chocolate, ice cream, and also champagne. Instead of baking, they also tried different styles of presenting the modern flavoured mooncakes by using a snow skin crust made of glutinous rice, typically eaten cold.
Today, not only are mooncakes made to be a delightful gift for your loved ones, they have also become a delicacy of their own with a variety of flavours and designs. It’s hard to pick the best flavours to try, which is why we’ve listed 10 of the most delicious mooncake flavours to indulge on.