Saturday, September 12, 2009

Raffles Hotel's Champagne Truffle Mooncake

Snow-skin Mooncake with Champagne Truffle & Ganache

Champagne truffle snow-skin mooncakes has been a popular choice ever since its launch in 1994 by Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Thus, it is not surprising to hear recommendation of this mooncake in most blogs and forums. Unlike the magnetic cardboard boxes, Raffles Hotel adopts a metal tin box that is printed with a Shanghainese lady, giving a very oriental atmosphere to this festival. The purchase of one large baked mooncake or two mini snowskin mooncakes will entitle a small metal box with the same print, making a nice simple gift for friends.

On the first bite, the powdered snowskin is soft and smooth. Champagne is not overpowering and is nicely infused in the lotus paste. As for the core, it is just a white chocolate ball, not extremely smooth but it does provides a contrasting taste when eaten together with the snowskin and lotus paste. It is understandable why this is highly recommended by fellow foodies.

A box of 8 Champagne Truffle Mooncakes will cost $52+ while individual pieces will cost $9+. For assorted mini snowskin selection, they will be charged as individual pieces and will be about $66+.

Personally, if one doesn't mind the absence of champagne, my vague impression of 大中国's 冰皮白莲蓉 and 白莲蓉月饼 for last year (both Baked and Snowskin Lotus Paste Mooncake) are cheaper (about $28 for 4 pieces) but yet the taste is not compromised. The lotus paste is smooth and the snowskin is just as tender and soft like what Raffles Hotel has to offer.

Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Road
Singapore 189673
Tel: 6412 1122
Website for Mooncake promotion
Raffles Hotel's website


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