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Agar Agar Mooncakes from Food Mapping, Coronation Plaza

We bought agar agar mooncakes and tarts of various flavours from Food Mapping shop when we were at Coronation Plaza in Bukit Timah recently. Light and refreshing, agar agar mooncakes provide a break from the heavy traditional mooncakes.

Agar Agar Mooncakes from Food Mapping, Coronation Plaza

Food Mapping @ Coronation Plaza

Food Mapping is a small shop at Coronation Plaza along Bukit Timah Road, a stone’s throw from the new Hello Arigato cafe that we wrote about recently. It is run by a team of ladies who operate the kitchen at the back of the store as well as handle the sales at the front. Out of that small space, they manage to create quite a good range of mooncakes, tarts and other snacks such as ondeh ondeh.

Agar Agar Mooncakes

Here is a list of the types of agar agar mooncakes available from Food Mapping. A few flavours such as durian were sold out at the time of our visit. They also make other types of agar agar, some of which were seen in the display case. The Flower Dome agar agar with its multi-layered construction looks amazing.

Agar Agar Mooncakes from Food Mapping, Coronation Plaza

They also have several types of tarts for sale, Flavours include lemon, pecan, Oreo etc.

Mooncakes and Tarts From Coronation Plaza

Here is a picture of everything we bought from Food Mapping – 2 mooncakes (matcha and cranberry, $8 each) and 3 tarts (pecan nut, double chocolate and raspberry, $3.50 each).

Agar Agar Mooncakes from Food Mapping, Coronation Plaza

Agar Agar Mooncakes

Agar Agar Mooncakes from Food Mapping, Coronation Plaza

This was our first time trying such mooncakes. Initially our main concern was whether they are too fragile to survive a 90 minute journey in the box before it reaches the safety of the home fridge. They turned out to be survivors. The agar agar is quite stiff and does not easily melt like jelly. In fact the agar agar material was attractive, filling up the crevices of the mould very well to create a clean and sharp appearance.

When it was time to eat them, the insides of the mooncakes looked surprisingly similar to regular mooncakes. Instead of a salted egg core in the middle, the agar agar ones have a core which corresponds to the flavour. The raspberry one has a raspberry filling core. We liked both but preferred the matcha one as the matcha taste was robust. The matcha core also has a nice ‘sandy’ texture that made it feel like that of a salted egg yolk.

The Tarts

Compared to the mooncakes, the tarts from Food Mapping were less exciting. These were small tarts you can finish off with two or three bites. They may not stand up to the fancy ones you can buy from Orchard Road patisseries but they are good enough for our tea break. We would have liked them more if the crust was a bit softer and more crumbly, but will certainly buy them again if we are next at Coronation Plaza.

Tarts  from Food Mapping, Coronation Plaza

Food Mapping
#02-43 Coronation Shopping Plaza
587 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 269707

Tel: +65 9068 6047

Opening Hours: 10 am to 7.30 pm

Nearby MRT Stations: Tan Kah Kee Station (DT8) | Botanic Gardens Station (CC19/DT9)


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