With the Mid-Autumn Festival barely a week away on 4 October, we’re already making a list of mooncakes to purchase for the upcoming festivities. The traditional mooncake is, as we all know, usually baked and filled with lotus seed paste that culminates in an egg yolk centre. For those seeking a more indulgent option, a number of restaurants and hotels even offer mooncakes stuffed with two or four salted egg yolks. Your cardiologist won’t be too pleased, but, well, everyone deserves a treat every now and then.
Less traditional but no less delectable are snow skin mooncakes. Typically on the sweeter side, these are available with a variety of fillings spanning chocolate, fruit, nuts and even champagne and cognac. They are also often ensconced in colourful exteriors to make them look extra tempting and Instagram-worthy. Recent years have seen hotels and eateries pushing out increasingly innovative and unconventional snow skin mooncakes, making us very much spoilt for choice.
Taking into account the festive season, we’ve put together a list of 6 best snow skin mooncakes to try. From floral-inspired options to tea-infused creations and mooncakes stuffed with champagne and martini truffles, these scrumptious pastries are truly worth breaking your diet plans for.