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Since its inception in 1887, the legendary Raffles Hotel has been the birthplace of many truly Singaporean icons. Within its walls, hotel guests are always treated to a piece of its history: whether it is meeting the hotel’s doormen or sipping on the original Singapore Sling by the Long Bar. 

The Raffles Hotel legacy is not limited to the marbled confines of the 19th-century colonial building. Every Mid-Autumn Festival, Singaporeans get to savour its storied history at home. Without fail, the Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake is a perennial offering for the traditional celebration and a constant best-seller at Raffles Hotel.

Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake (Image credit: Raffles Hotel Singapore)

The first Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake was first hand-crafted by the hotel’s chefs in the 1990s and continues to be so today. The delicate champagne truffles, the highlight of the snow-skin mooncakes, are made with white chocolate shells pipped to the brim with champagne-infused cream. Each truffle is then enveloped in premium white lotus seed paste, then blanketed in a pearly-white glutinous rice skin.

With champagne and white lotus seed paste together, the Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake is a wonderfully compatible match of flavours from the East and West. It is little wonder that the iconic ivory-toned mooncake has become a tasteful symbol of luxury and elegance in Singapore, often purchased by businessmen as gifts and by families who have made it a part of their Mid-Autumn tradition.

This year, the return of the Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncakes coincides with the much-anticipated re-opening of the Raffles Hotel. The snow-skin repertoire also sees three other signature creations: the Earl Grey Tea and Crunchy Pearl Snow-Skin Mooncake, the Cognac Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake and the Açaí Berry and Chia Seeds Snow-Skin Mooncake. 

Raffles Hotel also introduces a new creation: the Avocado and Mango Yuzu Snow-Skin Mooncake. The jade-hued confectionary, with a truffle of avocado puree studded with flaxseeds, is a healthful option for the festivity. 

Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste (Image credit: Raffles Hotel Singapore)

Those looking for baked mooncakes will find Raffles Hotel’s baked mooncakes a treat for the eyes and tastebuds as well. Like its snow skin creations, the traditional mooncakes feature sweet premium white lotus seed paste. An all-time favourite is a double yolk mooncake, studded with macadamia nuts — a symbol of prosperity and wonderful treat to look forward to.

The Raffles Singapore Mooncakes is available daily for purchase or collection at Raffles Hotel Singapore, North Bridge Road Atrium from 23 July to 13 September 2019.

For more information and enquires, please call +65 6412 1122. Email mooncake@raffles.com or visit rafflescelebrations.com.sg. For corporate orders, please email mooncake.sales@raffles.com.

Jasmine Tay
Senior Writer
Jasmine Tay is the dining, culture and jewellery writer. She makes fine silver jewellery and causes mini-explosions in the kitchen when she can't afford fancy dinners. Sometimes she tells people what she thinks about art, and binges on the music of Danzig when they don’t agree.