Ok, so before I came to Singapore, if you’d asked me if I wanted a Moon Cake, I would’ve thought you were joking. It sounds like something out of a fairy tale. Moon Cakes, fairies, magic mushrooms… you get the point.
But, lo and behold, there are in fact moon cakes and they are… very good! Well, I suppose it depends on where you get them, but the ones I’ve had are good.
Here are pictures and descriptions of the two types I’ve tried so far:
This moon cake was given to me by the people I stay with here in Singapore. I’m not sure where it’s from or what the flavor name is exactly, but I was told it’s supposed to be champagne. It certainly tasted like it had some sort of alcohol in it. It was rather soft, but not squishy. The texture is thick and almost creamy. That white thing in the middle was an edible capsule that contained a thick brown cream that carried a heavy taste of alcohol. Overall, it was an interesting and satisfying treat.
This next one is Jade Custard flavored. It didn’t taste like any custard I’ve had before, but it was pleasant. The flavor is mild and again it had a thick, almost creamy consistency to it, though you can see from the pictures that the filling in both was more solid than fluid. This one had a white center. Not really sure what it was, but it was good too.
I’m not really aware of any special observances that go along with eating moon cakes, or if you’re supposed to do it in a particular way. I heard from a friend though that if you’re looking for the best moon cakes in Singapore you should go to Raffles Hotel. I guess they make them in the kitchen there.