Friday, September 25, 2009

Marriott's durian mooncake

As mentioned in my Rendezvous' entry, durian seems to be the most common flavour for this year and having ate Goodwood Park's signature durian mooncake, we thought there are three worthy opponents that are worth mentioning as alternatives.

Home Favourite's
Black Durian Mooncake
($52 / 4 pcs)

Peony Jade Restaurant's
Organic Pandan Snow-Skin with Top Grade Mao Shan Wang Durian
($26+ / 2 pcs, $50+ / 4 pcs)

Apart from the mentioned two, Marriott's durian mooncake caught our attention after we have sampled it twice at the hotel booth and mooncake fair but when we bought a box back home, we were pretty disappointed with the snowskin. The snowskin has a powdery aftertaste and crumbles easily despite its excellent durian pulp feeling.

Not sure why the standard varies so much between the ones we have tasted and the box of mooncakes we have bought.

However through the interaction with the hotel personnel, it is important to keep durian mooncakes in the freezer and only thaw them just before consumption. By keeping them in the chiller, the moisture in the filling will be soaked into the snowskin, making it unpleasant for consumption.

$7.50 per piece, $48.00 (8 pieces)

Wah Hao Restaurant
Singapore Marriott Hotel
320 Orchard Road
Singapore 238865
Tel: 6831 4708

Marriott Hotel's website
Weblink for Mooncake 2009's promotional page


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