Hai Tien Lo at the Pan Pacific Singapore has one of the best value dim sum buffet lunches in Singapore - check out my weekend dim sum buffet experience here! This year, in celebration of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival 2015, Master Chef Lai Tong Ping (黎东平) of Hai Tien Lo (海天楼) has created seven classic mooncakes to commemorate this Chinese festival steeped in history and culture. These signature favourites will be available for purchase between now and 27 September 2015.
There are two new flavours for the traditional mooncakes this year - the Pandan Paste with Single Yolk (S$68.50) as well as the White Lotus Seed Paste with Black and White Sesame (S$59.90). The former mooncake is a blend of jade pandan paste that is complemented with the saltiness of the egg yolk in a golden brown baked skin. The latter creation combines the fragrance of both the black and white sesame to give it an extra crunch beneath the smooth lotus paste. Durian lovers must not miss Hai Tien Lo’s signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin (S$77.05) that hides a generous serving of Mao Shan Wang durian inside the silken snowskin.
If like me, you'd prefer to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at home in style, opt for the special Mid-Autumn Reunion Set that is suitable for groups between six (S$394) and ten (S$565) guests. The takeaway set will include the following:
- Assorted Barbecued Platter
- Golden Wealth Pen Cai
- Box of Traditional Baked Mooncake
Apart from the traditional mooncake and take-home sets, you may also wish to celebrate this festival at the restaurant itself. Featuring a six-course prix fixe Mid-Autumn Opulence Menu, Chef Lai will be showcasing the pristine flavours of Cantonese cuisine. Savour delicacies such as Pan-fried Foie Gras with Smoked Duck and Braised Whole Abalone with Crispy Sea Perch Fillet in Abalone sauce. The tasting menu (S$128 per person) is available for groups of at least two guests who will also receive a complimentary box of traditional baked mooncakes for every two orders of the prix fixe menu.
Check out the Pacific Marketplace's website to purchase these delectable goodies online. Advanced orders that are made between now and 16 August 2015 will enjoy an exclusive 25% discount. Mooncakes can only be collected from 17 August 2015 onwards! To make the orders through more traditional channels, call +65 6826 8240 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.