Taj Krishna is hosting a Mooncake Festival at its signature Chinese restaurant Golden Dragon, from the 18th to the 25th October. The spread will be available from 12:30pm onwards - a la carte for both lunch and dinner.
The age-old Autumn Moon legend comes alive as Chef Hung Fong Ng recreates the exotic, colorful Chinese Moon festival with delicious Mooncakes and a special menu of exquisite Chinese dishes.
The Mooncake Festival, also referred to as the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Moon Festival, or the Lantern Festival, is a 3,000 year old harvest festival celebrated in China and Vietnam. It is held on the 15th day of the 8th month in the Chinese calendar, which is usually around late September or early October in the Gregorian calendar.
The Mooncake festival is often compared to a sort of Chinese Thanksgiving because of its spirit of gratitude and its inclusion of abundant food. The traditional food of this festival is the mooncake.
A mooncake is a pastry with a thick filling, usually made from lotus seed paste, surrounded by a relatively thin (2-3 mm) crust. It may contain one or more whole salted egg yolks in its centre, to symbolize the full moon. Mooncakes are rich, heavy, and dense, compared with most Western cakes and pastries. They are usually eaten in small wedges, and are accompanied by Chinese tea.
At the Golden Dragon this fortnight, you can enjoy traditional mooncakes, or the newer varieties with nuts, red bean paste, fruits and coffee flavor. Besides mooncakes, Golden Dragon is also bringing to the table many Chinese delicacies, including Braised Chilly Crab Meat, Stir Fried Tenderloin and Shingdow Dry Black Pepper Lamb.
Please contact Golden Dragon at 6629-3309 for further details.