After being wowed by the rice dumplings from Szechuan Court, Fairmont Singapore, I was really looking forward to trying their mooncakes. Those dumplings had been the best we have had during the Dragon Boat Festival. Would the mooncakes be as impressive?

Hotels and restaurants usually make both snowskin and baked skin mooncakes available to cater to various palates. The former range is where you would see the most interesting, unique flavours.

Snowskin mooncakes from Fairmont Hotel Singapore

Assorted mini snowskin mooncakes
S$53 for a box of 8 (4 flavours)

The snowskin mooncakes at Fairmont sports a chocolate theme, with these delicious dessert flavours:

– Dark Rocher chocolate
– Rum & raisin chocolate truffle
– Champagne truffle & chocolate ganache
– Baileys chocolate

Dark Rocher chocolate snowskin mooncakes from Fairmont Hotel Singapore

The pretty in pink dark Rocher chocolate mooncake is my personal favourite from the quartet for its silky smooth couverture chocolate and crushed almond nuts.

The packaging is most memorable. The cheongsam-inspired mooncake box is patterned with motifs, and even has actual fabric where the buttons are. Who can deny just how adorable it is?

Traditional baked skin mooncakes from Fairmont Hotel Singapore

Assorted baked mooncakes
S$55 for a box of 4

For traditionalists, the baked mooncakes are filled with subtly sweet white lotus paste, available in these varieties:

– Olive kernel
– Double yolk
– Single yolk & macadamia nuts
– Roasted pine nuts

The mooncakes are available at Szechuan Court until September 12, 2011.

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Szechuan Court
Fairmont Singapore, level 3
80 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189560
Tel: +65 6431 6156 | Website