Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hilton 2010 Cheese Mooncakes

The introduction of snowskin does allow creativity when mooncake's filling is concerned and one of the more interesting flavours is none other cheese. Hilton's signature cheese mooncakes has been around in market for quite some time and frankly speaking, when we first heard about these variant of mooncakes, we were pretty skeptical.

To make it even more interesting, Hilton introduce an interesting flavour, Passion Fruit and Chili. According to Hilton's Executive Chef Sandro Falbo, this flavour is inspired by Singaporean's favourite flavours of sweet, sour and spicy so for those who are adventurous with their food, this mooncake is bound to surprise one with its fruity tanginess of passion fruit, some small amount of sweet coconut and spicy chili. I am one that has close to zero tolerance to spicy food so I didn't sample this flavour but according to Yuan, the spiciness kick in seconds later after leaving the small piece to melt in the mouth.

Anyway, after sampling all the flavours at the Takashimaya fair and we concluded our liking for 4 of the flavours, namely Mango and Pecan, Peach Melba, Chocolate and Strawberry and Rose and Chocolate Pearls.

Hilton Cheese Mooncake

When it comes to cheesecakes, Hilton is a legend in Singapore and the texture of these cheese mooncakes are of no doubt. The soft, tender snowskin is a good match when paired with the richness of cheesecake. The overall taste is further enhanced by infusing fruity bits to provide a tangy and refreshing treat to its exquisite filling.

Peach Melba is my favourite among the four. Named after a classic dessert created by French chef Auguste Escoffier, this leave a very deep impression for raspberry infused soft cream cheese filling with bits of peach. 谁说月饼必须是甜的.

Rose and Chocolate Pearls is one that caught Yuan's attention for the alluring florid notes of rose. Moreover, the dark chocolate pearls provide additional crunch for the velvety cheese filling. Guess the tonnes of macarons he had previously have influenced him to like this floral and romantic fragrance.

We have mixed up with Strawberry and Ivory with Chocolate and Strawberry but it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. My mummy adore this flavour the most for the nice blend of chocolate and strawberries. Somehow or rather, there is a reason why the banana split is popular for so many years, the combination of strawberries and chocolates never go wrong.

Introduced in 2009, Mango and Pecan is back by popular demand. Like Peach Melba, the honeyed tanginess bits of mango and smooth cheesecake based filling is another combination that will not go wrong but the key difference lies in the additional crunch from the buttery pecan nuts to complete the taste with a hint of woody flavour.

Other flavours that are not mentioned in this post include, Hazelnut Cream (new), Strawberry and Ivory and Berry Treat Cranberries and Raspberries.

To begin with, cheese is something that is acquired and we were very surprised by how smooth and light these mooncakes are. For people who likes the traditional baked mooncakes with lotus paste, this may not appeal but snowskin lovers like me who is always keeping a lookout for something novel, I guess the $50 is well spent.

Available from 26 August to 22 September, these mooncakes can be purchased from the Checkers Deli, Hilton Singapore and Takashimaya Square and there is a 10% off for all mooncake boxes purchased at the hotel.

hilton brochure

Checkers Deli
Hilton Singapore
581 Orchard Road
Singapore 238883
Tel: 6730 3392

Operating hours - 11:00am - 9:00pm (daily)
Website

6 comments:

stargirl said...

speaking of chilli desserts, have you tried chilli jam before? it tastes fruity but with heat from the chilli to spice things up.

Fen said...

Nope, to a certain extent I have phobia towards chili... That was why when I was offered the sample for the chili mooncake, I didn't dare to try it.

Just out of curiousity, do you like chili jam?

Anonymous said...

I tried the chilli ones and quite a risk to give to clients. In the end, bot COokie Museum ones cos they called me. QUite impressed by their personalized service and thank goodness my clients like them. Unfortunately i didnt get to try cos they are sold out last month. Quite unbelievable.

stargirl said...

i'm not a fan of chilli so i found it only alright. nevertheless, the combination was a well-executed one! it's meant to go with cheeses.

Fen said...

Anonymous: I didn't know Cookie Museum has their series of mooncakes. At least, I didn't spot them in any of the fairs and sad to say, I haven't been to esplanade for quite some time... Guess I will have to wait till next year since there is no coverage of mooncakes on their website.

Stargirl: Arh, I see...

Anonymous said...

Cookie Museumis repeating their signature Drunken Durian Mooncakes this year! Its baileys durian!

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