{Review} Exciting Mid-Autumn Tales @ Marriott Wan Hao Restaurant

Let’s take a break from SG Elections Fever right now, to talk about something more delightful… it’s Mid Autumn Festival soon and Mooncake Fever is upon us . We’ve talked about quite a few other mooncakes available and now we are doing a review on popular Hotel mooncakes.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel has a really different selection of mooncakes if you are one that is adventurous for something new.

I really love mooncake packaging and hotels always take the pains to make really nice presentation boxes. Wan Hao’s offerings come packaged in a very beautiful and elegant double layered treasure chest and the mooncakes are equally interesting to say the least. From gold dusted Black Truffle Roasted Chestnut Waxed Duck Single Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste to Jalapeno & Chicken Bak Kwah with White Lotus Seed Paste, to Sour Plum Portuguese Custard & Lime Puree and even an SG50 inspired Teh Tarik Chocolate Pearls, the flavours have never been more diverse to tickle and please the taste buds of an even more varied audience.

Black Truffle with Roasted Chestnut, Waxed Duck and Single Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste NEW, PREMIUM  黑松露烤栗子腊鸭单黄月饼

If you are adventurous and want something different in your mooncakes, Wan Hao has come up with this really beautiful Gold Dusted Black Truffle Mooncake… just saying the full name is a mouth full but trust me it’s different yet traditional.

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The very attractive Black Truffle with Roasted Chestnut, Waxed Duck and Single Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste

I’ve never tasted Waxed Duck in a mooncake and this is a really unique creation and a great choice for someone looking for a savoury interpretation of mooncakes, provided you are a fan of waxed duck. The earthy fragrance of Black Truffle, complemented with the sweetness of Roasted Chestnut and savoury Waxed Duck give traditional taste a new dimension. For me, it is quite an acquired taste but my mum enjoyed it since she loves waxed duck.

Snowskin Mooncakes

My favourite type of mooncakes have always been the snowskin mooncakes! For those like me, you will be happy to know that Wan Hao has very cool and unusual snowskin offerings as well.

  • Sour Plum with Portuguese Custard Paste and Lime Puree
  • Teh Tarik with Chocolate Pearls
  • Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean
  • White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk
  • Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Top Grade Durian Snowskin Mooncake

Wan Hao Marriot Mooncakes

Green : Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean, Brown: Teh Tarik with Chocolate Pearls, Pink : Sour Plum with Portuguese Custard Paste and Lime Puree, White : White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk

Customers can have the choice to opt for a variety combination of snowskin flavours and each box comes with 8 pieces of these mini jewels. My top picks for the snowskin flavours are the Teh Terik with Chocolate Pearls, Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean, White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk, in order of preference.

The Teh Terik with Chocolate Pearls (New)  is such a unique and local taste created specially for SG50, it should not be given a miss. It’s really yummilicious especially if you are a chocolate lover! I love that taste of the crystal crunch in each bite, which I assume is the Chocolate Pearls! And wow! Teh Terik some more, why not since everyone is familiar with Green Tea right?! Kudos to the MasterChefs at Wan Hao for thinking out of the box!

The Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean was really flavourful! Most green tea mooncakes I’ve tasted are rather mild but Wan Hao certainly didn’t stinge on the green tea flavour and I’m sure this is an all time delight for loyal customers.

I was not quite used to the Sour Plum with Portuguese Custard Paste and Lime Puree (New) which is also a new creation this year. Perhaps because I’m more of a traditional sweet tooth, this was very different. With a combination of sweet Custard mixed with the taste of Sour Plum and Lime Puree, this is a flavour for someone who perhaps loves sour in their mooncakes. Shirley and her friends absolutely adored the sour tangy taste it offered.

We did not sample the Pure Mao Shan Wang Top Grade Durian Premium Snowskin mooncakes.

Traditional Baked Mooncakes

Wan Hao also offers traditional Baked Mooncakes and what’s great to know is their mooncakes are all low sugar white lotus seed paste for the health and weight conscious.

  • White Lotus Seed Paste with Pine Nuts
  • White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts
  • White Lotus Seed Paste with Single or Double Egg Yolk
  • White Lotus Seed Paste with Jalapeno and Chicken Bak-Kwah and Assorted Nuts

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Love the Chicken Bak Kwah bits inside this traditional baked mooncake!

I must confess I was initially taken aback by the thoughts of Jalapeno in a mooncake but it turns out, this version of the baked traditional mooncake is one of my favourites amongst all that I’ve sampled.  I especially liked the savoury taste of the chicken bak kwa that was not overpowering, and the touch of spiciness was just nice, even for someone like me who doesn’t quite do spicy. Simply Yummy! The bak-kwa taste goes really well with the slightly sweet white lotus seed paste, definitely worth a try!!

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So if we’ve got you all curious about Wan Hao’s interesting and flavourful mooncake offerings this year, do go down to Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel forecourt to make your purchase and do your samplings to pick the taste that best suits your palate. You’re bound to find one that will capture your taste buds and reach out for your wallet! haha… Check for retail location information at end of this post!

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Note : We were extended 2 boxes of mooncakes for the purpose of this review.  All opinions expressed remain our own.  Photographs unless otherwise stated are copyright of  Marriot Singapore.

Retail Locations

For orders or enquiries, visit www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes or call 6831 4708. Check out promotions here http://www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes/promotions/

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

Forecourt Stall, located at Hotel’s entrance
21 August to 6 September 2015, 11am to 9pm
7 September to 27 September 2015, 10am to 10pm

For enquiries, please contact us at:
Tel: (65) 6831 4708
Fax: (65) 6831 4553
Email: mooncakes@marriott.com

Offsite locations Opening dates Operating hours
Takashimaya, B2 Takashimaya Square 27 Aug – 27 Sep 10am – 9:30pm
Chevron House, Change Alley 31 Aug – 25 Sep 10am – 7pm
Monday to Friday only.
TANGS Vivocity, Central Court A/B 1 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Jurong Point, Level 1 Atrium 7 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Tangs Nex, Level 1 Atrium 10 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
AMK Hub, B1 Sunken Plaza 14 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Junction 8, Level 2 Atrium 14 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Bugis Junction, Level 1 Hylam Street 14 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Lot One, Level 1 Atrium 14 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Tampines Mall, Level 1 Atrium 16 Sep – 27 Sep 10am – 10pm
Causeway Point, Level 1 Atrium 14 Sep – 26 Sep 10am – 10pm

Personalisation of the mooncake boxes with complimentary hot-stamping of the company logo is also available with a minimum order of 50 boxes of mooncakes (Terms and Conditions apply).

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We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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