Friday, August 30, 2013

Grand Hyatt Singapore Mooncakes 2013

Stylishly nested in a turquoise-topped acrylic gift box, Grand Hyatt’s artisanal mooncake treasures—created by its gourmet pastry chefs—continue to delight the palates of discerning gourmands and food lovers this Mid-autumn.Green Tea with Sake Truffle
New additions to the snowskin flavours this year’s collection are; Green Tea with Sake Truffle, Yam with Coconut Truffle and the decadent White Lotus with XO Truffle. The Yam reminded me of Filipino desserts that use purple yam and coconut milk, but it was pleasantly light and not cloyingly sweet. While the green tea is not the true bitter brew, its creamy smooth sake ganache did leave me mooning for some real sake.
But for those who prefer stronger alcoholic booze and raise the toast with the White Lotus with XO Truffle (pic below). The Champagne Truffle and Lychee Martini Truffle are not too bad either. As I savoured the fruity Lychee Martini that was inspired by its same-named signature cocktail at its MARTINI BAR, I wondered if the chefs will create their a mooncake with its another popular drink—Tiramisu Martini?    
One of my favourite was the earthy mooncake—Black Sesame Yuzu Truffle which has been added an extra touch of royalty by the sprinkle of gold dust. It refreshes not only the eyes but also the tastebuds with a lovely sourish zing.
With my love for saltish desserts, it was difficult to pick between Caramel Sea Salt Truffle and Custard with Salted Egg (sounds like a complicated triangular love affair). But the Custard with Salted Egg eventually won me over because it was just like having the delicious Hong Kong dimsum sweet treat without the oily mess.

 
Custard with Salted Egg, Yam with Coconut Truffle
Overall, these snowskin mooncakes ($62/8pcs) are not too saccharine sweet and the new additions that play with oriental flavours are innovative but yet not too far-fetched. Besides its snowskin mooncakes, there are also enduring traditional mooncakes such as Red Lotus Single Yolk with Roasted Melon Seed, White Lotus Double Yolk with Roasted Melon Seed, White Lotus with Roasted Melon Seed and Sesame Lotus Single Yolk with Bamboo Ash.
And if you are those who like to have endless rounds of mahjong/ a game of chess with family and friends, the Mahjong Pralines or Chinese Chess Pralines are good gift ideas this Mid-Autumn.

Just make sure you put the right thing into your mouth.
Grand Hyatt Singapore Mooncakes 2013
Retail Booth at Entrance of Grand Hyatt Hotel or the shop @ Mezza 9 
Other outlets:
Takashimaya Square, B2: Now-19 Sept
Vivocity Level 1 Now-19 Sept
Chevron House Change Alley 2 Sept-20 Sept
 
Click here for mooncake ordering form

Special thanks to Grand Hyatt Singapore for the mooncake

2 comments:

  1. Wow!So nice to get the invites to try out many different flavors

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    1. Ah...I'm sure the ones at Xin are also not bad right?:)

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