Too pretty to eat? When art meets mooncakes

15 August 2016

janice wong mooncake

Tastemakers‘ Janice Wong doesn’t miss a beat. With the Mid-Autumn Festival rolling in, Janice is giving us second thoughts on our regular classic single egg yolk lotus staples this year.

Bearing marble-like design and colours while retaining the classic mooncake shape, 2am:dessertbar introduces a range of Singapore Signature Mochi Mooncakes.

Featuring nine intriguing limited edition flavours that reflect the unique palates of Singapore, we are having a serious and rather curious foodie affair with the list. True to the dessert bar’s vision of pushing the boundaries between savoury and sweet, don’t be taken aback with flavours such as Gingerflower Rojak, Laksa Leaf Lemongrass, Chilli Padi and Kaffir Lime Caramel.

See also: Dre Masso’s classic mojito recipe


We reckon one of the most unique mooncake flavour that we’ve heard to date that deserves a special mention: BahKwa Poprocks — your childhood treats melded into one.

Artfully created down to its finest detail, the Mochi Mooncake is made out of three layers. Starting with a chocolate shell, the mocha — made with Lima white beans, as oppose to the lotus paste, and wrapped with a pillowy soft snow skin texture bearing a marble effect.

Other flavours worth mentioning, separate to the limited edition box of nine are Japanese Yuzu, Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Mao Shang Wang Durian.

Inspired? Check out Janice Wong’s online dessert store.

Read: Tastemakers - Janice Wong, Asia’s Best Pastry Chef

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