Pretty stoked to receive my first batch of mooncakes from Holiday Inn Singapore yesterday. I know it’s still early but then, early bird often catches the worm, isn’t it ? So if you are planning on getting mooncakes for the Mid Autumn Festive, that’s nothing better than to be early and get your pre-orders before stocks run out at the last minute.
What’s more, you will enjoy a much better deal if you do a preorder as discounts are generally more generous during this time.
So come this Mid Autumn Festival, the fine Chinese Restaurant of Holiday Inn Singapore, Xin Cuisine has delicately came out with a variety of traditional and snowskin mooncakes, as well as their popular signature’s collection which has always been quite their best seller.
I still remember last year when I was really last minute into the festive, because I was in such a dilemma and couldn’t make up my mind what mooncakes to get for the old folks. In the end, I was going through a mad rush at every roadshow only to know that many of the finer mooncakes are all sold out. So this year, I am so glad Holiday Inn Singapore mooncakes came early and reminded me as well that I ought to start shopping for my mooncakes, make my preorders and collect them nearer to the date of the festive.
This way, I save myself the last minute mad rush and am able to get more quality and finer mooncakes, just like these from Xin Cuisine. The highlights of Xin Cuisine this year will be the newly launched WhiteLotus Seed Paste with Singapore Sling Praline where it boosts of a refreshing sweet and fruity flavour and the White Lotus Seed Paste with Rosemary Honey Praline that embrace the richness of honey alongside with rosemary benefits in a flavourful white lotus seed paste.
My favourite will also be the Peranakan Durian and you know that it is for real durian filling that you are getting because the mooncake starts to get all wobbly the moment I lifted it up. Hence, the pictures are showing an imperfection in that particular mooncake ! But nevertheless, it still tastes as awesoome as it can be. And of course without fail, the classic baked mooncakes get to stay for the traditionalists and I pretty much loved the Signature Egg Custard too.
And here’s the full menu cum price list for your reference. And remember, prices are before the early bird discounts !
Traditional Baked Classics
Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk (Best Seller), 4pcs/Box @ $74
Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, 4 pcs/Box @ $70
Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste, 4 pcs/Box @ $66
Assorted Traditional Mooncakes, 4 pcs/Box @ $74
Assorted Nuts Mooncakes, 4 pcs/Box @ $74
Xin’s Signature Collection (3-day advance order required)
Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk, 6pcs/Box @ $68
Teochew Yam Paste with Single Egg Yolk, 4 pcs/Box @ $76
White Lotus Seed Paste with Rosemary Honey Praline, 6 pcs/Box @ $66
White Lotus Seed Paste with Singapore Sling Praline, 6 pcs/Box @ $66
Peranakan Durian, 6 pcs/Box @ $66
Pandan White Lotus Seed Paste with Champagne Praline, 6 pcs/Box @ $66
Passion Fruit Paste with Plus, 6 pcs/Box @ $66
Green Tea Paste with Baileys Irish Cream Praline, 6 pcs/Box @ $66
Enjoy up to 35% off* when you place your pre-order that will begin from 01 July to 13 September 2019. Visit the website directly at singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/eshop or head down to any of the following locations & dates to place your order.
(*Refer to website for full Terms & Conditions.)
~ Takashimaya, 08 Aug 2019
~ Hotel Lobby, 12 Aug 2019
~ Vivocity, 15 Aug 2019
~ NEX, 23 Aug 2019
~ Jurong Point, 26 Aug 2019
~ Causeway Point, 30 Aug 2019
~ Bugis Junction, 2 Sept 2019
~ Lot ONE, 2 Sept 2019
~ Tampines Mall, 2 Sept 2019
With much thanks to Joanne & Daryl of Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium for the personal delivery and mooncakes !
Thanks to @esseplore for granting us another round of reunion feast today. We had the hassle free 6-course Lunar Prosperity Feast meant for 4 to 6 pax that comprises of :
1. Signature Double Prosperity Yusheng
2. Traditional Chicken Abalone Soup
3. Scallops Lotus Stir Fried Blessings Glutinuous Rice
4. Speciality Fragrant Sichuan Prawns
5. Double Happinese Garlic Chives with Smoked Duck
6. Peach Gum Dessert with Red Dates and Longan Priced at $198 from https://www.esseplore.cooking/ with orders to be placed 2 days in advance, so not much time left b4 CNY ! #feastboxbyesseplore #FEASTBOX #ESSEPLORECOOKING
New theme pizza for the Lunar New Year from @pizzahut_sg this year is the Golden Cereal Chicken Pizza that's topped with popcorn chicken, crispy golden cereal, curry leaves, and drizzled with garlic buttermilk sauce. To add on, thats also the Golden Cereal Fish and Chips that's topped with cheesy cheese sauce and cereal flakes and Waffle with Kit Kat balls and chocolate sauce as dessert. Download the new PizzaHut app and get $10 off for newly registered customers. Or enjoy $8 off for the Golden Cereal Chicken Pizza with promo code "CEREALCHEESY" for the cheesy stuffed crust and "8HUATHUAT" for the pan/light & airy/hand stretched thin crust till 31 Jan 2022. Applicable for dine-in and delivery with T&C applies.
Another channel to stock up ur hotpot bundle this year is @mrspho that for the first time ever, launched its takeaway and delivery hotpot sets, each carefully curated to include fresh seafood, juicy meats and crisp vegetables for a prosperous celebration at home. Joining in on the fun is also @tsutasingapore , who premieres its first Japanese style Yusheng offering that comprises of Japanese pickles, gingers and house-blend plum sauce to toss your way to the Lunar New Year. Our hotpot bundle consists of the Pork Collagen Soup, Standard Set (UP $118; Early Bird $98), made up of prawn paste, fish maw, fish ball, sliced pork belly, lemongrass brine chicken, beancurd skin roll, assorted mushrooms and vegetables. That's also the Tsuta Truffle Yusheng with half portion salmon at $48. Both available to order via upshop.me.
Was very much inspired by the pumpkin collagen broth from the 盆菜 that I had previously. So took 4 hrs to make the same from scratch today and use it to cook an Abalone Noodles Soup. 🤤 Recipe :
For the Pumpkin Collagen Broth :
350g chicken bones
400g chicken feet
1 carrot, cut into small pieces
Few white sections of spring onion
2L water For the Abalone Noodles :
300ml of the pumpkin collagen broth
3 tbsp abalone brine
1/2 tsp light soya sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp chinese cooking wine
1 serving of noodles (I use mee sua noodle)
Some green vegetables To serve with (optional) :
Some fried garlic
Chilli or chilli powder Method :
1) Put all the ingredients for the pumpkin collagen broth into a stock pot. Cook till it boils. Cover and reduce to low simmer for 4 hrs. Top up with 300ml of water halfway though. 2) Drain away all the impurities to retain the clear broth. 3) Add the pumpkin collagen broth to another pot along with some water and abalone brine (as the broth is quite concentrated so dilute it to cook as a noodles soup base). Cook till it boils and season with salt, pepper and light soya. Taste and adjust accordingly. 4) Cook the noodles and green vegetables separately and add to serving bowl. 5) When the soup boils again, off heat and add chinese cooking wine. Pour soup over noodles and serve with some fried garlic and chilli as desired to enjoy !
From @newmoonsg today is this exceptional one-of-a-kind gift set that's limited to only 200 pieces island-wide ! 🌕Termed as the "New Moon 8 Days of Bountiful Blessings Gift Set" features 8 luxurious items encapsulated in 8 surprise boxes endorsed by the Maneki Neko, or the ever popular and auspicious ‘Lucky Cat 招财猫’ that waves to summon positive attributes such as good health, happiness and wealth. 🎁Each surprise box is paired with a different Lucky Cat colour that connotes its own meaning and significance. And sharing as follows for knowledge :
🪙Gold - Double prosperity, abundance of wealth, success and luck
🤍White - Pure happiness & luck
💕Pink - Love and romance
💛Yellow - Stability
💙Blue - Harmony & Safety
💚Green - Achieving success in studies
🖤Black - Protection against bad things, attracting helpful people
❤Red - Symbolises good health, protecting against illnesses. And every item in the gift set bore a Lucky Blessing as well :
㊗️一帆风顺 - New Moon Premium Wild Caught New Zealand Abalone
㊗️二龙腾飞 - New Moon Premium Wild Caught Australia Abalone
㊗️三阳开泰 - New Moon Premium Australia Abalone 10-12pcs
㊗️四季平安 - Borsch Med 100% Lingzhi Cracked Spores Powder Capsule
㊗️五福临门 - Borsch Med 100% Cordyceps Sinensis Powder Capsule
㊗️六六大顺 - New Moon Premium Australia Abalone 10-12pcs
㊗️七星高照 - New Moon Bird’s Nest with White Fungus and Rock Sugar
㊗️八面玲珑 - New Moon Bird’s Nest Collagen with Manuka Honey 🛒The Offline Set (RSP $228) is available exclusively at selected FairPrice stores islandwide. Also available online on New Moon Official Website but in a different variation and price.
🌐So do hop onto https://www.newmoon.com.sg/ to check it out !
Spend the last weekend making Egg Rolls using electric Love Letter Maker since we're unable to use a charcoal stove on a HDB setting. Despite the uneven colours, the taste is marvellous as this recipe uses a very high proportion of coconut milk and eggs to flours and you can truly taste that it's homemade. Ingredients (makes approx. 80pcs) :
160g rice flour
50g plain flour
30g corn flour
620ml thick fresh coconut milk
4 large fresh eggs
200g icing sugar Method:
1) Sift the 3 types of flour together in a mixing bowl. Add in thick coconut milk and mix well into a smooth flowing batter. 2) Beat eggs and sugar together till the sugar dissolves. Mix into the flour batter from the above step and strain well. 3) Pour approximately 1 tbsp of the batter onto the love letter mould maker. (If you are using the love letter maker for the first time, please spray some non-stick coating or apply some oil on the plates.) DO NOT eat the first batch of egg rolls that you have made. 4) Subsequently after adding the batter to the plates, close the lid and lock it and bake the egg roll for 1 minute. Open up the lid and cut off the excess batter around the circle using a small knife. Close the lid and continue baking for another 1 minute and 10 seconds. Roll up or fold up quickly while they are still hot.
Or if you have extra help :
Cook the egg rolls for 2 mins and 10 seconds in the maker, cut off the excess quickly and roll them up speedily before they harden. Note:
The colour of the egg rolls will turn darker by itself after they are rolled up and left aside to cool. Hence, do not over-bake the batter in the maker.
From @catercosg , another brainchild under Neo Group Catering today is a spread of delectable festive treats packed neatly in a Bloom Wealth Treasure Feasting Box that comes complete with fortune cookie, seafood, poultry and dishes to signify abundance for the Lunar New Year. Coming in 3 variations being the Oriental, Abundance and Opulence sets, some of their Signatures include the Peach Blossom ($29/set) with black pepper chicken udon, pan-fried gyoza, garlic soy bake salmon, spicy jelly fish salad and scallop on shell with chilli crab sauce as well as the Peony ($33/set) with scallop fried rice with crispy garlic, fish row fortune bag, dang gui roasted duck, golden cereal prawn and spinanch with 10-head abalone. We also had the Daffodil Feasting Set which includes Silver Fish Fried Rice, French Bean with Mushroom, Truffle Roasted Duck and Imperial Prawn Roll Steamed Prawn with Vermicelli. The entire menu and ordering details can be found on :
Had another round of Reunion feast with this Bountiful Treasures Pen Cai 贺年盆菜 from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport @cpchangiairport today. The various delicacies include baby abalone, dried oysters, sea cucumber, fish maw, dried scallops, braised pork belly, assorted mushrooms, fatt choy (black moss), fried yam, white radish and wolfberries slow-cooked in a collagen pumpkin gravy. We allow it to be continuously heated up on a portable stove whilst eating so that it can be enjoyed piping hot. Serves up to 6 pax at $258+ and can be ordered from https://crowne-plaza-changi-airport.myshopify.com/#2022 till 30 Jan 2022.
Our CNY reunion feast continues and this time it's none other than @souprestaurantsingapore to #supportlocal ! 🍲Whilst most of us maybe familiar with the Signature Samsui Ginger Chicken from #souprestaurantsg but what's worthy to mention today from the CNY menu is definitely the All-New Wellness Collagen Treasure Pot 养颜黄金鲍鱼盆菜, a spell-binding must try ! It is made up of an array of luxurious ingredients such as 10-head abalone, fresh tiger prawns, fish maw, premium sea cucumber, fresh scallops, shiitake mushrooms, roast pork and much more that are immersed in an absolutely delicious collagen-rich pumpkin broth. 👍And what's more, the tender cabbage which lies at the bottom of the Treasure Pot was extremely flavorful after being infused with the rich essence of the various ingredients, all of which are slow cooked for a good 4 hours in the broth and is lightly seasoned with herbs resulting in a good balance of nourishing flavours, body boosting constitution and savoury aftertaste. #madewithpassion 🧧We had the TAKE HOME REUNION SET at $388 for 5 pax which in addition to the Treasure Pot, also comes with :
🥢Baby Abalone Yu Sheng with homemade citrus sauce
🥢Traditional Steamed Rice with Chinese Sausage and Braised Mushroom which sits really well with everyone in the family.
🥢Samsui Ginger Chicken To add on, we had the limited-time & instagram-worthy FATT CHOI TOWER at $88 which is only available exclusively online. Made of some very exquisite handmade painted buns with :
💰8 Fortune Bags in oozing sweet red bean paste
💰12 Longevity Baos and
💰4 Fatt Choi Bao Baos in delightful sweet lotus paste 🌐All CNY offerings & sets will be available from now till 15 Feb 2022. Orders can be made online on https://order.souprestaurant.com.sg/en_SG/ for home deliveries or self collections. 🎉Promotions available :
1️⃣Citibank Cardmembers enjoy $10 off all CNY set menus using promo code "CitiCNY10" limited to first 1,000 customers.
2️⃣Self-collection orders will receive a complimentary handmade Fatt Choi Bao Bao, limited to first 1,000 sets.
3️⃣The FATT CHOI TOWER is available for self-collection or free delivery (to one location), limited to first 100 sets.