If you have been a Sparklette reader over the years, you’ll probably know that my favourite mooncakes are none other than the legendary snowskin mooncakes with champagne truffle and ganache at Raffles Hotel.
For Mid-Autumn Festival 2012, the Raffles Hotel mooncakes come in the usual tin box in a shade of magenta. In the past, the boxes featured floral patterns with a Chinese lady artwork. This time round, the hotel has opted to display the drawing of its iconic building on the lid instead.
Each box holds a set of 8 mini snowskin mooncakes.
S$60 for a box of 8
New for 2012 is the Banana Passion snowskin mooncakes. This tropical creation features banana and passion fruit in a smooth chocolate truffle, which is nestled within creamy white lotus paste and tender snowskin. I dig the distinct whiff of banana and the fact that the mooncakes are not overtly sweet.
S$64 for a box of 8
Then, there’s the aforementioned bestselling champagne truffle and ganache snowskin mooncakes. At the centrepiece of each ivory white morsel is the prized champagne truffle with a white chocolate shell, surrounding soft ganache. What I enjoy most about this mooncake is that you can actually taste the champagne! Mmm… These snowy white mooncakes seem to look and taste just as good year after year!
Raffles Hotel (North Bridge Entrance)
1 Beach Road
Tel: +65 6412 1122 | Website
Opens daily from 10 August to 30 September 2012, 9am to 8:30pm