Spotted: A Mooncake With Chocolate and Caramel That Dessert Fans Would Love

It's got lotus-seed mousse and chocolate, for one.

PHOTO BY Facebook/KO Pâtissier ILLUSTRATION Warren Espejo

( We're halfway through September, which means the Mid-Autumn Festival is coming up. The festival is also known as the time of the year when the moon is thought to be at its fullest and brightest—one reason why mooncakes are traditionally given as gifts for the occassion. These rich and dense pastries are often made with a thin, doughy crust and a filling of mashed seeds, beans, and nuts plus add-ons like salted egg yolks—but the OG mooncake has gotten some pretty modern updates, too. One example is KO Patissier's special mooncake for 2021.

Also read: The Most Gift-Ready Mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival 2021

KO Patissier takes good ol' mooncake out for a contemporary spin.
PHOTO BY Facebook/KO Pâtissier

Check out the details on KO Patissier's modern mooncake:

KO Patissier is best known for their bonbons, cream puffs, entremets, and other European-style confections that are as creative and well-thought out as they are serious eye candy. Their mooncake (P2,500/good for eight) is a bit of an East-meets-West situation, with Asian flavors mingling with classic French dessert elements. Each mooncake has layers of a nutty lotus-seed mousse, vibrant mango-yuzu gelee, buttery caramel, chocolate pain de gene, and salted-egg crumble for subtle umami, plus the kicker: a dark chocolate shell for a bittersweet contrast to the other parts.

Just look at those layers!
PHOTO BY Facebook/KO Pâtissier
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Curious? You can send a message to KO Patissier on social media, then book a courier (they advise booking a car) to get it delivered to your doorstep. While you're at it, don't miss their other desserts—there's the Koko Choux (P800/box of four, P1,200/box of six) cream puffs and the Chocolate Bonbons (P1,000/box of nine, P1,500/box of 16).


For orders, send a message to KO Patissier on Facebook or Instagram.

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