Wing Wah Bakery's booth at the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair is one of the largest and the most generous with samples, with samples available for almost all of their products. The size of their mooncake samples were much larger than the tiny squares offered by other stalls too.
I found Wing Wah's mooncakes alright, but what captured my attention most was their walnut cookies. Crumbly, airy and fragrant, these were a steal at $2 for a pack of 6. Not all of Wing Wah's cookies were too my liking though. I found the texture of their almond cookies too hard, neither was their pineapple shortbread impressive.
o Bing 老婆餠 (Wife's Biscuit), my mum was delighted to see that Hang Heung Bakery 恆香老餅家 had set up a stall at the mooncake fair again. The bakery has flown some of its pastry chefs over to Singapore, guaranteeing the freshness of the pastries I purchased.
Lao Po Bing 老婆餠
I'm not particularly fond of 老婆餠, but Hang Heung Bakery's famed version left a favorable impression on me. The superbly thin and tender crust flaked away to reveal soft and chewy candied winter melon innards with much ease. Though the texture of the soft filling was commendable, it was a tad bland for my liking and could have done with a bit more sugar.
Piglet biscuit 豬仔餅 from Hang Heung Bakery
Rich in taste, with a dense and slightly chewy texture, I declare Hang Heung Bakery's piglet biscuits a tasty and affordable alternative to mooncakes . The biscuit's interior was tender, but its crust could have been slightly less stiff.
Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festival
26 August (Thu)-22 September (Wed)