In general, the flavours for the snowskins in The Fullerton Hotel change every year. While the hotel focus on fruity flavours in 2009 and floral flavours in 2010, the hotel unveils a new range of tropical fruit snowskin this year. The theme is to bring about healthy goodness and nature's best for the Mid Autumn Festival.
Durian mooncakes have been making appearances aggressively for the past few years and just a walk through the most talkabout mooncake fair in Takashimaya will get one to sample various durian fillings from at least a quarter of the booths.
Instead of following the masses with rich durian filling, The Fullerton Hotel presents their Durian Snowskin (green) with Red Bean Paste whereby durian puree is enveloped with a thick and rich red bean paste.
Speaking of Mango (yellow), one will draw its association with the popular dessert Mango Pomelo with Sago and the hotel transforms this popular local dessert into a refreshing treat. In our opinion, this seems to be green bean paste infused with mango and pomelo.
Honey Pineapple (white) comprises of caramelised pineapple and white lotus seed paste and we have to give a big thumbs up to the smooth lotus paste and for that, we would assume the baked mooncakes to be very good. As for this one, the tangy shredded pineapple goes well with the sweet lotus paste.
Lastly, Chocolate Banana with Chocolate Chips Snowskin (pink) is a combinaion of chocolate, bananas and chocolate chips. Chocolate-banana-infused lotus paste forms the core of the mooncake and surrounding it is the same white lotus paste as the Honey Pineapple.
Most would remember the traditional jade drawer box that housed The Fullerton Hotel's mooncakes (at least I did). For this year, the hotel has launched another mooncake packaging and should you be keen on the jade drawer boxes, do check with the staff when placing the order as we were told by the staff that there will be additional cost incurred.
Both baked and snowskin moonakes are available for sale at The Fullerton Shop located at the lobby level of The Fullerton Hotel from 8 August 2011 to 12 September 2011.
The Fullerton Shop
1 Fullerton Square
Tel: 6877 8178