Before we continue, we have to declare that we are not big fans of “Orh-nee” nor the Teochew fried mooncakes and our exposure of these mooncakes are limited to the ones that are recommended by our fellow blogger friends, Daniel and Lay Sian from Memoirs of Food.
The Teochew Yam Mooncakes are the all time signature of the Teochew City Seafood Restaurant. Each mooncake boast a savoury yolk at its core which complements the sweetness of yam, enveloped within a fragrant golden brown crust.
What we liked about these mooncakes is first the size. No mess cutting it, just right to have one on your own. In addition, compared to the ones I had previously, these are not oily and naturally being slightly healthier, the yam paste is not as smooth as some of its peers. Being not too oily, these mooncakes lasted comfortably at room temperature for a day or two without the need to be reheated.
However, despite the positive comments, the yam paste lacks the “oomph” factor and isn’t as fragrant as the rest so we reckon that the hardcore lovers will find it alittle blend and not too sweet but for people like Fen who are not Taro fans to start off with, this seems to be a healthier, less sugar option for her.
The Teochew Yam Mooncakes are sold at $33+ for a box of nine. There is 10% discount for DBS and UOB card holders till 30 Sep 2012. 15% discount for purchases of 4 boxes and above.
Many thanks to Ms Celina Lim from Foreword Communications for the complimentary box of mooncakes.
Teochew City Seafood Restaurant
176 Orchard Road #05-16 The Centrepoint
Tel 6733 3338
Lunch: 10.30am - 3.00pm (Weekdays)/10.30am - 3.30pm (Weekends and PH)
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