Peony Jade: Mid-Autumn Festival Is All About Lanterns, Pomelos and Brilliantly Good Traditional Mooncakes

Friday, August 26, 2016


Peony Jade @ Keppel Club
10 Bukit Chermin Rd, Keppel Club, Singapore 109918

Nearest MRT: Telok Blangah
Contact: (+65) 62769138
Website: Peony Jade

Mid-autumn festival is back again! It is the time of the year where the moon is (supposedly) the roundest and families gather for a reunion. Pomelos are peeled, lanterns are lit and mooncakes are sliced. Have you bought your family some mooncakes yet?

Make your reservation at Peony Jade Restaurant for a delicacy-filled Chinese menu and an extensive range of mooncakes available for dessert. Read on for a gist of the recommended dishes and the mooncakes that Peony Jade has got!

Peony Jade Deep Fried Bull Frog
Deep Fried Bull Frog Tossed in Spiced Fragrant Salt 椒盐田鸡

For lovers of bull frog congee, rejoice because this dish will most definitely satisfy your craving for this succulent meat!

This is my virgin attempt at bull frog, and I gotta admit that it is like what people say: It is like eating chicken but with a fishy taste. I hadn't expect the meat to be so soft and succulent, especially since it is deep fried, the crispy batter coating gave an emphasis to the texture of the meat.

The fragrant salt pepper marination helped to mask some of the fishy taste of the bull frog and gave an intense savoury umami flavour to the dish. I couldn't help but to pick on the crispy flour bits mixed with the spiced fragrant salt!

Peony Jade Boiled Chicken Consomme With Conch and Maca Root
Boiled Chicken Consomme with Conch and Maca Root 玛卡响螺炖鸡汤

Now we are having some real chicken! (lol)

Consomme refers to a type of clear soup made from richly flavored stock. In this case, the stock used would be chicken, conch and maca root. The end-result is a refreshing sweet-savoury soup that is bound to appease everyone's palate.

Peony Jade Prime Pork Tenderloin
Prime Pork Tenderloin with Japanese Roasted Sesame Sauce 胡麻酱香煎黑豚肉

Tender slices of pork loin accompanied with a fragrant roasted sesame sauce... this dish exudes a sense of comfort! It is probably due to the use of a common household meat – pork – paired with a savoury sauce that appeals to all Asians.

Peony Jade FIllets of Garoupa with Black Truffle & Green Asparagus
Fillets of Garoupa with Black Truffle & Green Asparagus 黑松露芦笋炒海斑球

Red Garoupa is a fish commonly used and consumed during wedding banquets. This type of fish is known for its succulent sweet meat without an over-bearing fishy smell or taste.

A simple stir-fry of this fish with black truffle and asparagus, helped to bring out the sweetness of the fish meat and the pairing of asparagus gave some added texture to the dish.

Peony Jade Hairy Crab
Salt Baked Hairy Crab 盐焗大闸蟹

The Salt Baked Hairy Crab from Peony Jade is renown and definitely a must-order dish. With it being wrapped in a layer of herbs and another layer of salt (before being baked), the crab meat is sweet and fragrant but it does require some level of patience to extract the precious crustacean meat slowly and gently.



Peony Jade Hong Kong Egg Noodles
Hong Kong Egg Noodle Bathed in Scallion Oil 太子捞全蛋面

I know... This is all carbs but is also my favourite dish out of them all! This seemingly-simple dish carried so much flavour in each strand of noodle. The scallion oil was so fragrant and each bite of this Hong Kong egg noodles brought on a wave of umami sensation!

Peony Jade Mooncakes Flatlay
Mooncakes 月饼

This blog post is about the mooncakes, and here it finally is. Peony Jade has prepared a range of mooncakes to suit the tastebuds of all their diners.

Peony Jade Mooncakes
Flaky Teochew Mooncakes

Halves of Peony Jade Cantonese Mooncakes

They have got your mooncakes in the traditional baked mooncake skin, snowskin mooncakes, and lastly flaky teochew mooncakes! The mooncakes also come in a variety of flavours from champagne truffle to durian, and the popular lotus paste with salted egg yolk!

Check out their Facebook page for more information on the available flavours as well as where you can get them.

Note: This post was sponsored by Peony Jade.