When mooncake lovers ask about the “best mooncake to get in Singapore” to usher in the Mid-Autumn Festival, Raffles Hotel Singapore’s signature Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake has been a shoo-in year after year.
This year, the choice will get a little harder with two new Snow-skin Mooncakes: Apricot and Sour Plum Snow-Skin Mooncake and Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake.
These handcrafted creations maintain the good “Raffles Hotel Quality” along with interesting, fruity twists of flavours.
Available only till 1 October 2020, the artisanal mooncakes are gorgeously packaged in an ivory-coloured box, decorated with gold lotus flowers and palm leaves.
Nothing overly fanciful, just oozing with classiness.
Inspired by the immaculate shades of white of Raffles Hotel Singapore and its rich foliage, it is the ideal gift box to honour tradition – and make someone happy with delicious treats.
Undecided at which Raffles Hotel Singapore mooncakes to get? Here’s more:
Apricot and Sourplum Snow-skin Mooncake ($76 nett for 8 pcs)
This decadent pink-tinged snow-skin mooncake is a unison of fruit and white chocolate flavours.
Fresh apricot puree combined with sourplum creates that perky sweet and sour taste.
When I popped in a piece, there was an element of refreshing-tarty surprise that may just keep you awake. There is something about the slight-sourness that complements the sweet and also make you salivate.
Fun-fact: This flavour blend is actually inspired by 藝 yì by Jereme Leung’s Chef Jereme Leung’s signature creation Plum-pickled Tomatoes with Crunchy Turnip and Sweet Vinegar.
Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snow-skin Mooncake ($76 nett for 8 pcs)
The aromatic yuzu takes center stage in this happy pastel yellow-coloured snow-skin mooncake, showcasing its tart and floral flavours.
As perhaps the most exquisite member of the citrus family, yuzu is complemented with a blend of Osmanthus tea leaves.
I would have personally liked the floral flavour to be more pronounced, but this would be great for those who enjoy the distinct citrusy flavour of yuzu.
Their natural sweetness has a slight honey flavour to it, with floral and slightly fruity notes.
Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake ($76 nett for 8 pcs)
Still my absolute favourite of all, and I am sure to many.
First created in the 1990s, the hand-crafted Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake features delicate truffles made with white chocolate shells filled with champagne-infused cream.
Each truffle is sheathed with an exceptional white lotus seed paste, then encapsulated in an ivory-toned glutinous rice skin.
Since it first launched, this East-meets-West mooncake has symbolized luxury and elegance.
A signature mooncake that deserves a chink of your champagne flutes. If you have not tried it before, you may not know what you are missing out.
Earl Grey Tea and Pearl Snow-Skin Mooncake ($76 nett for 8 pcs)
Indulgently filled with milk chocolate ganache infused with premium Earl Grey tea, this snow-skin mooncake is also studded with puff cereal pearls.
These dark chocolate-coated pearls add a mild crunch to contrast the velvety smooth white lotus seed paste.
The other mooncake that has made a return this year is the Cognac Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake ($76 nett for 8 pcs) which features a delicate blend of brandy and dark chocolate ganache.
Classic Baked Mooncakes ($76 nett for 4 pcs)
Three classic mooncakes to celebrate this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival.
Get the satisfying Mother-of-Pearl with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste Mooncake, or go double with the all-time fave Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste Mooncake.
What I liked was that the white lotus paste was velvety-smooth and light, without being overly sweet; and those golden-yellow yolks added that delightful salty contrast.
If you enjoy the soft crunch of nuts, you will love the Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste Mooncake.
Purists will love these classic baked mooncakes, impeccably paired a cup of fragrant Chinese tea.
The Raffles Mooncakes are available for orders at https://rafflescelebrations.com.sg.
Purchase and collection is at the Raffles Mooncake Booth, available daily from 9am to 8pm at the North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles Arcade.
Early Bird Privileges
20% OFF all online mooncake purchases with selected bank partners, till 25 Sep 2020.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Raffles Hotel Singapore.