Mid-Autumn festival is back really soon. Time to rekindle ties with legendary mooncakes, festivities, and all things delicious – and by that, I mean Raffles Hotel mooncakes.
Their Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncakes and other exciting flavours are what many look forward to every year.
From now to 10 September 2022, you can savour an exciting array of signature mooncakes, in which each signature piece is skillfully handcrafted and captures that traditional taste and flavour.
However, I would recommend ordering soon to enjoy the early-bird rates, and usually the popular flavours get sold out quite year before the actual Mid-Autumn Day.
This year’s collection comes in elegantly designed ivory boxes complete with intricate details of the hotel’s iconic façade.
That is because they are also designed in celebration with Raffles Hotel Singapore’s 135th anniversary.
The design itself is a tribute to the Grand Dame, a showcase of rich heritage and origins, which makes this box a keep for its memento value.
Undecided at which Raffles Hotel Singapore mooncakes to get? Here’s more:
Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake ($88)
First created in the 1990s, the best-selling hand-crafted Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake is centred on champagne truffles encapsulated in an aromatic, creamy white lotus seed paste.
Each truffle is made delicately with white chocolate shells, bursting with a filling of champagne-infused cream.
To complete these snow-skin mooncake masterpieces, the premium white lotus seed paste is embraced by a pearly-white glutinous rice skin. Still my personal favourite flavour of all.
Brass Lion Butterfly Pea Gin with Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake ($118)
This newly-introduced and limited-edition snow-skin mooncake is a fitting tribute to Raffles Hotel Singapore’s 135th anniversary.
An exclusive tie-up with Brass Lion Distillery, Singapore’s first-ever fully developed micro distillery, has given rise to this unique delicacy.
Featuring Brass Lion Distillery’s Butterfly Pea Gin, this special mooncake carries an infusion of floral aromas, combined with sweet pandan flavours and citrus notes from lemongrass.
The gin itself is a blend of Singapore Dry Gin, lavender, and butterfly pea flowers making it deep, rich blue in colour. A display of Peranakan flair.
Baileys Chocolate Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake ($86)
Savour the rich and velvety flavours of an Irish cream liqueur in a snow-skin mooncake, thanks to the inclusion of world popular Baileys Irish Cream.
Flavoured with cream, cocoa, and Irish whiskey, it forms the centre of this delicacy as it mingles with Arabica coffee and fine cocoa.
A luxurious ensemble of flavours you should not miss this year if you are a fan of Baileys or cocoa.
Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake ($86)
Take the fragrant osmanthus tea leaves and combine them with zesty yuzu. The result shifts the gear up in the flavour department.
Together, they power the taste behind this snow-skin mooncake. The natural sweetness of yuzu shines thru in this delicacy, and I liked that there was that bit of tanginess that helped balance the overall sweetness.
With alluring notes of truffle added into it, what you get is a snow-skin mooncake worth delicately sinking your teeth into.
Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin Mooncake ($86)
It is hard not to be smitten by this pretty-in-pink snow-skin mooncake inspired by the popular Da Li Rose Petal Ice Cream.
A signature item from Chinese restaurant 藝 yì by Jereme Leung, Da Li Rose Petal Ice Cream is a sweet and refreshing treat.
At the centre of this mooncake lies a divine blob of Strawberry Chocolate combined with the fragrant Da Li Rose.
When I took that first bite, I was delightfully surprised that it was as good as how it sounds – the sweet floral may just steal your breath away.
This was my favourite new mooncake when it was introduced last year, and glad it made a return.
Earl Grey Tea and Pearl Snow-Skin Mooncake ($86)
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.
There are 3 reasons why you want to have these classic, baked mooncakes: 3 undeniably appetising flavours.
Decide whether you’ll opt for the Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste Mooncake ($88), filled with the brim creamy, lotus paste goodness.
Or choose the nutty, slightly sweet buttery taste of pine nuts in Pine Nuts with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste Mooncake ($86).
Last but not the least, the Mother-of-Pearl with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste Mooncake ($88) is a simple yet delectable single yolk, golden brown baked mooncake.
Purists will love these classic baked mooncakes, impeccably paired a cup of fragrant Chinese tea.
Raffles Hotel Singapore Mooncakes are now available for orders at rafflescelebrations.com.sg.
The Raffles Hotel Singapore Mooncake Booth will open daily from 9.00am to 8.00pm (now till 10 September 2022) at the North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles arcade for mooncake purchases. Collection for online orders will be available from now till 7 September 2022.
Selected Bank Partners Privileges*
11 July to 21 August 2022
– Enjoy 20% online orders on mooncake selections for AMEX, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, OCBC, Standard Chartered and UOB cardholders
Early bird in-store privileges*
– 15% off in-store purchases on mooncake selections from 13 July to 14 August 2022
– 10% off in-store purchases on mooncake selections from 15 August to 21 August 2022
* Privileges are not applicable to limited-edition mooncakes.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Raffles Hotel.