TASTE TEST

This Mid-au­tumn Fes­ti­val, in­dulge in durian moon­cakes or lessen the guilt by bak­ing a health­ier ver­sion, and wash it all down with the right teas.

Simply Her (Singapore) - - Cover Reads - BY RACHEL XIE

All about moon­cakes: The best ones with durian fill­ings, tea-pair­ing sug­ges­tions, and a recipe for a healthy ver­sion.

The durian-mad Sim­ply Her team braved pun­gent breath to find six snowskin moon­cakes that best show­case the king of fruits.

King of Moon­cakes 100% PRE­MIUM TOP GRADE PURE MAO SHAN WANG DURIAN MOON­CAKE IN OR­GANIC PAN­DAN SNOWSKIN

$42 for two; $74 for four Pe­ony Jade, Kep­pel Club, 10 Bukit Cher­min Road (from Aug 1 to Sept 19) and #02-02, Blk 3A Clarke Quay (from Aug 8 to Sept 19); tel: 6659-4159. The or­ganic pan­dan skin was pow­dery, but the pulpy durian puree was a unan­i­mous favourite – luscious, bittersweet and not overly cloy­ing.

9 Edi­tor’s

Rave

DURIAN MINI SNOWSKIN MOON­CAKES $59 for eight mini moon­cakes Re­gent Sin­ga­pore, tel: 6725-3239. Avail­able from Aug 12 to Sept 19. We liked the fra­grant durian puree, which was smooth and rich. But the snowskin was a tad lumpy and some found it too sweet.

7.5

“MAO SHAN WANG” SNOWSKIN MOON­CAKES

$42 for two; $72 for four Deli, Good­wood Park Ho­tel, tel: 6730-1867/1868. Avail­able from Aug 5 to Sept 19. We loved how the thick, chewy skin melted into the durian fill­ing, though the lat­ter was a bit too pasty. It would have been nice to see larger chunks of durian pulp.

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