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MOONCAKES from Szechuan Court in the Fairmont Hotel. The first thing I noticed was the unusual shape of the mooncakes. They are were not round…but heart shaped! I like the Rum and Raisin Chocolate Truffle and the Chocolate Truffle has a raisin in it! I like this with a glass of Bellavista sparkling wine from Franciacorta in Italy!
The Champagne Truffle and Chocolate Ganache is also very delicious. The canary yellow colour of the snowskin, however, could be improved.. The texture if the lotus paste is as smooth as silk and just ever so slightly gooey.
Try the new snowskin Triple Treasures Mooncake which has Melon Seeds and Sweet Corn in Water Chestnut White Lotus Paste. A winning formula! The new baked Mooncake flavour boasts crunchy Walnuts in Lotus Paste flavoured with healthy Japanese Matcha Green Tea. Very aptly named “Matcha Crunch”. Celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival with a crunch! Ha! Ha! Did you know that Japanese Matcha Green Tea has an anti-cancer effect? Well, it has and is a very healthy product.
I especially adore the Moooncake presentation box which incorporates a most lovely complimentary photo frame for you to put your favourite photos. You can display it at home or in your office. A very innovative and practical idea! This year the Mooncakes are sure to sell well. Some years ago, they had “Angry Bird” cartoon Mooncakes which experienced poor sales.
From 27 August to 10 August, 2014, you can get an early bird special of 20% discount off your Mooncakes!
Remember the 15th Day of the 8th Lunar Month is 8 September 2014
Happy Mid Autumn Mooncake Festival!
Fairmont Hotel Singapore
Szechuan Court Mooncake Booth Level 2
80 Bras Basah Road
Tel: +65 6338 8785
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