RISING: COOKED

MOONCAKE MEMORIES

02 October 2020

Mooncakes are everywhere right now. But not like this.
Kay-Lene Tan, executive pastry chef at Tonka and Coda, and visual artist Jason Phu collaborated on an update on the signature dish.


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October’s full moon marks the beginning of the Mid-Autumn Festival – well, spring for us Downunder – a special time for family gathering, thanksgiving, prayer and moon worship.

Mooncakes represent the moon and are the signature dish of the festival, symbolising harmony and longevity. RISING invited Kay-Lene Tan, Coda and Tonka’s Executive Pastry Chef, and visual artist Jason Phu (part of RISING’s Call to Artists) to reinterpret the mooncake of their childhood.

Jason and Kay-Lene came up with a modern take on a mooncake designed as a lotus flower, a symbol of hope for the times we find ourselves in.

The mooncake’s flavours are a mixture of Jason and Kay-Lene’s childhood memories, smoked and salted egg yolk, matcha and red bean mousses and some creative license.

MUSIC BY RAINBOW CHAN – 'OBLIVION'. LISTEN TO MORE OF HER MUSIC HERE.

SPECIAL THANKS TO KAY-LENE TAN, JASON PHU AND OUR FRIENDS AT CODA AND TONKA.