Mid-Autumn Festival, Zhongqiu Jie (中秋节) in Chinese, is also known as the Moon Festival or the Mooncake Festival. It was traditionally a Chinese end-of-harvest celebration. It is additionally celebrated by numerous other Asian nations, also Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Baked mooncakes, crafted to represent the lunar body, they imply, were enjoyed by families as a symbol of togetherness and unity. Tea was the most common accompaniment to assist with washing down the sweetness. During the 1960s, Hong Kong presented the snow-skin version of these mooncakes, encasing fillings that ordered them more as desserts.
With the mid-term of autumn falling on 10 September this year, The Great Ballroom is planning luxuriously for perhaps the most cherished Chinese festival in the lunar calendar. Every year, the chefs get increasingly more innovative with their mooncake collections— some sticking to tradition, while others pushing their creative prowess into coming up with imaginative concoctions and blends that fulfill the eye as well as the plate. Here are the mooncake creations being served up this year by The Great Ballroom.
The 2022 Mooncake Festival is on 10 of September. It generally falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Lunar calendar, which is between September and early October. It denotes the end of the Autumn Harvest and the Hungry Ghost Festival.
While mooncakes were utilized to worship the moon and celebrate family get-togethers, they have evolved to represent relationships between friends and family, partners and business partners.
Some even start their mooncake shopping 3 months before the celebration, to reserve their favourite flavours and boxes as the famous ones can sell out quickly.
Particularly with an emphasis on sustainability, it is presently insufficient for brands to offer basic boxes which can bend over as storage sets.
All things being equal, there is currently an expanded demand for additional intricately designed and innovative boxes.
These creative mooncake boxes can bend over as prepackaged games, which are ideally suited for holding moments with your friends and family, and will make extraordinary gifts as well.
You'll also play your part to reduce waste since you can involve these Game Boxes as board games too.
From the traditional lotus paste mooncakes with salted egg to the contemporary adaptations with remarkable fillings, you can track down one that fulfills your taste buds.
The traditional Cantonese-style mooncake is the most widely recognized.
This classic offers a taste of wistfulness and is the ideal balance between sweet and savoury.
The Great Ballroom is made with a low sugar recipe, with mildly smooth white lotus is mildly sweet but tastes hearty with the mash of melon seeds as well as salted yolk.
We used to relate ice cream and snowskin mooncakes as modern, yet we've since seen considerably more contemporary versions.
For example, the lava mooncake is perhaps one of the most popular trends on the market.
Friends and family gather to see the full moon, a symbol of family get-together in Chinese culture, as the moon is known to be the most beautiful and most lovely on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Even if they are separated from each other, everybody can appreciate the same moon when they are.
Mooncakes are generally available for pre-order from July, and you can find them at stores or online retailers such as The Great Ballroom.
The Great Ballroom offers the best mooncake collection with the Early Bird Savings.
So rush and request now before your top choices sell out!
The Great Ballroom Singapore also puts a twist on traditional flavours by revealing eight editions handcrafted baked mooncakes in addition to its classic signatures, including the artisanal baked and tea-infused snow-skin mooncakes.