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Celebrating Mooncake Festival with Vikings for September 2014

Greetings dear foodie friends! It's that time of the year when the Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival or more commonly known as the Mooncake Festival. Honestly, although I have some percentage of Chinese blood within me, I am usually unaware of the festivities or celebrations related to my Chinese roots. Good thing Vikings was able to remind me of this by inviting me to try out its latest mooncake selections for the weekend buffet for the month of September 2014.

Taking the festivity further, Vikings took the challenge of offering unique and non-traditional mooncakes and hence came up with these creations!

Get ready as I share these interesting mooncakes with you! 

Extended Menu of Mooncakes on Weekends

Minced Goat Cheese Mooncake with Mango Coulis (Right) and 
Beef Bourguignon Mooncake with Choron Sauce (Left)
New mooncake selections in Vikings for September 2014
New mooncake selections in Vikings for September 2014
The Minced Goat Cheese Mooncake was really interesting with its uniqueness, although the taste may not suit everyone's palate. It got this sweetness from the mooncake itself added by the one coming from the mango coulis. Then, it ended somehow salty and creamy due to the goat cheese. I am not sure if I loved how it tasted, but I definitely enjoyed the adventure!

The Beef Bourguignon Mooncake, for me, didn't have a well- blended flavor, but it sure was uncommon and somehow new for the taste. Notably, the beef was tasty and tender; however, it didn't jive well (as far as my taste buds are concerned) with the sweetness of the mooncake and the complications brought by the choron sauce.

Salted Lotus Mooncake
The Salted Lotus Mooncake of Vikings - SM Megamall Branch
The Salted Lotus Mooncake of Vikings - SM Megamall Branch
Taking a closer look - Salted Lotus Mooncake
Taking a closer look - Salted Lotus Mooncake
The Salted Lotus Mooncake of Vikings was closest to the traditional ones we are familiar with both in taste and in appearance. Hence, if you are a fan of what's traditional, you may want to go for this!

Asado Mooncake
The interesting Asado Mooncake of Vikings SM Megamall
The interesting Asado Mooncake of Vikings SM Megamall
The asado mooncake was surprisingly simple yet good with its subtle asado flavor. Honestly, it was close to the traditional Mooncake with salted egg, but with a tiny twist that still made a difference.

Oh, another that I found interesting was the firm base which gives you something to bite on!

Crusty Shrimp Cheese Mooncake
The Crusty Shrimp Cheese Mooncake of Vikings
The Crusty Shrimp Cheese Mooncake that does not look like a mooncake
Although this dish doesn't exactly qualify as a mooncake, the Crusty Shrimp Cheese Mooncake had a potent blend of flavors that was just fine. I am suggesting that you consume this in small amounts to avoid yourself of any "taste saturation". Still, I have to admit that I experienced a comforting feeling from biting the flaky pastry as the shrimp cheese filling oozing out.

Choco Trufle Mooncake (Yellow) and Wild Berry Cheese Mooncake (Pink)
Chocolate Trule Mooncake and Wild Berry Cheese Mooncake of Vikings
Chocolate Trule Mooncake and Wild Berry Cheese Mooncake of Vikings
These two cakes definitely grabbed our attention with their vibrant colors! Immediately, upon laying sight on these, I got really curious with how they would taste.

Anyway, the Chocolate Trufle Mooncake was supposedly very good due to its creamy chocolate core. However, the outer marzipan coating was too sweet and rough that diverts away the attention from the goodness of the chocolate trufle.

On the other hand, there were a handful of fellow bloggers who really got fascinated with this unique dessert! Hence, I believe it will be a matter of preference.

A closer look of the Choco Trufle and Wild Berry Cheese Mooncakes
A closer look of the Choco Trufle and Wild Berry Cheese Mooncakes

Similar with the Choco Trufle, this Wild Berry Cheese Mooncake also had an overpowering sweetness coming from the outer coating that shadowed the tastiness of the cheesecake inside. For me, the resulting taste was highly disperse in terms of the direction with a sharp sweetness. However, just as the former dessert, there were some bloggers who liked this sweet dessert!


Well there you go! I was able to give a run-through of what you may expect for the latest additions for this month of September!

Again, just to summarize, I generally found the mooncakes indeed uniquely untraditional. However, I have to admit that some of them had confusing tastes, while some were really fine! I guess, it is now all up to you on what to say about these mooncakes. Let me know what you think of them!

For an overview of the entire buffet in Vikings (SM Megamall), feel free to read the blog post here: Eat All You Can Vikings Buffet in SM Megamall

Vikings - A Feast from the Sea
Location: 4th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Bldg. D, SM Megamall, Julio Vargas cor. EDSA Mandaluyong

Contact No.: (02) 656-3888 / 656-48888 / 656-5888

Service Charge: 5% before VAT


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