The beauty benefits of mooncakes

Legend has it that in 14th century China, mooncakes were used by the Chinese to send secret messages to one other, in their bid to overthrow their Mongol oppressors.

While that is now an open secret, here is something that is still not out in the open: mooncakes can help you achieve beautiful, youthful looking skin.

But before you make a beeline for the nearest confectionary, you might want to know that we are not talking about just any mooncake, but the three latest creations by Feng Shui Inn.

Premium Golden Custard with Pearl Powder Baked Mini Mooncake

Premium Golden Custard with Pearl Powder Baked Mini Mooncake RWS
Premium Golden Custard with Pearl Powder Baked Mini Mooncake

Pearl powder has been hailed as a beauty elixir in China for thousands of years. The only female Empress of China, Wu Ze Tian, famed for her legendary beauty, used pearl powder in her skin care preparations and cosmetics. During the Qing dynasty, the renowned Empress Dowager Cixi was also known to use pearl powder in her many secret beauty regimes and recipes.

If the Empresses can’t live without it, I can only imagine what it can do for a mere mortal’s skin. Here are some known benefits of pearl powder:

  • Slows down skin aging
  • Lightens skin pigmentation
  • High mineral content to promote healthy skin

Back to our mooncake, Feng Shui Inn’s Chef Li Kwok Kwong has ingeniously incorporated pearl powder into the custard paste made from salted egg yolks, lotus seeds and white lotus paste.

Pearl powder is tasteless so you will only be able to taste the custard. The lotus seeds add a nice crunch to the otherwise silky smooth custard which is thankfully not too sweet.

Premium Golden Custard with Pearl Powder Baked Mini Mooncake is available at S$68 for a box of six.

Green Tea with Peanut Butter Mooncake

Green Tea with Peanut Butter Mooncake RWS
Green Tea with Peanut Butter Mooncake

I’m a big fan of Japanese cuisine and pop culture. As much as I love sushi, soba and Rilakkuma, nothing fills me with more envy than the flawless, glowing skin that Japanese women all seem to possess.

Their secret? Green tea.

Clinical research has shown that green tea contains high amounts of Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants, which ward off premature aging by fighting free radicals.

Chef Li’s Green Tea with Peanut Butter Mooncake lets you devour the goodness of green tea while satiating your sweet tooth. Instead of the usual egg yolk, a creamy, savoury peanut butter paste takes its place in the middle of the mooncake, to complement the sweet and fragrant green tea paste.

This mooncake is rather rich, so if you prefer something light on your palate, freshly brewed green tea might be more your cup of tea. But if you’re a fan of creamy green tea pastries or even green tea latte, this one would be right up your alley.

Green Tea with Peanut Butter Mooncake is part of the RWS Baked Treasures Mooncakes 4-piece combo. It comprises Green Tea with Peanut Butter, Assorted Nuts “Ng Yan”, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste and White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk, at S$58 per box.

Black Sesame Paste with Sweet Corn Mooncake

Black Sesame Paste with Sweet Corn Mooncake RWS
Black Sesame Paste with Sweet Corn Mooncake

The benefits of black sesame are not just culinary. It is also one of Asia’s most treasured beauty secrets.

Known for its high zinc content, black sesame promotes collagen production to improve skin elasticity, repair damaged skin cells, and prevent wrinkles. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, black sesame is thought to have anti-aging effects as it prevents dryness.

If you enjoy black sesame like I do, you can have your cake and eat it with the Black Sesame Paste with Sweet Corn Mooncake.

One bite and the smooth black sesame paste fills your mouth with its robust flavour and aroma. A special sweet corn paste replaces the egg yolk, to balance out the strong sesame taste with a hint of sweetness.

Black Sesame Paste with Sweet Corn Mooncake is available in two sizes: 4-piece box at S$56, and 2-piece box at S$35.

Resorts World Sentosa mooncakes

Feng Shui Inn mooncakes are available from 27 Aug – 27 Sep 2015, or while stocks last. To order, call 6577 6599 or email FengShuiInn@RWSentosa.com

 

Premium Selection Price
Feng Shui Inn Premium Golden Custard with Pearl Powder Baked Mini Mooncake S$68 (6pcs)
Timeless Traditions
RWS Baked Treasures Mooncakes
Comprises: Green Tea with Peanut Butter, Assorted Nuts “Ng Yan”, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste and White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk
S$58 (4pcs)
Low Sugar White Lotus Paste S$50 (4pcs)
S$32 (2pcs)
White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk S$56 (4pcs)
S$35 (2pcs)
White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk S$60 (4pcs)
S$37 (2pcs)
Assorted Nuts “Ng Yan” S$61 (4pcs)
S$39 (2pcs)
Black Sesame Paste with Sweet Corn S$56 (4pcs)
S$35 (2pcs)

 

   Terms & Conditions:
   ▸ Available from 27 Aug – 27 Sep 2015 or while stocks last.
   ▸ Discounts apply only to pre-packed mooncake boxes.
   ▸ All discounts are not valid with other promotions, vouchers or privileges.
   ▸ Patrons shall examine the mooncakes at the point of collection. No exchange is allowed after the collection.
   ▸ Please allow 3 working days for the processing of the pre-orders.
   ▸ Minimum order of 5 boxes is required for the pre-orders.
   ▸ Last day of pre-order is 20 Sep, 2015 at 5pm.
   ▸ Full payment by credit card or cash is required to guarantee your orders.
   ▸ Cancellation can only be made up to 3 days before collection date.
   ▸ In the event that orders are not collected on the agreed date, 100% of total bill will be charged to the credit card.
   ▸ Resorts World Sentosa reserves the right to vary the validity period of this promotion without prior notice.
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