Sunday, August 28, 2011
The Most "Blow Me Away" Mooncake Package - Marina Bay Sands
Can you say, "Oh my God!"?
Cos I surely did when I saw and opened up the Marina Bay Sands mooncake box. Such pretty cascading tiers from a tower stashed within a latticed box.
Oh, and the truffle snowskin mooncakes within are equally divine. So it's not just pretty packaging.
There are two flavours - Salted Caramel with Almonds, and Dark Chocolate with Grand Marnier (plus those crispy little balls like rice crispies). Well thought out flavours and textures. There's the creamy truffle filling, the smoothness of the lotus paste, and the crunch of truffle shell and almonds/rice crispies. The lotus paste stays muted and not overly sweet so as to let the truffle flavours come to the foreground. Awesome.
It is such a treasure box. So gorgeous and well-constructed.
You can get this lantern-inspired treat at Sweet Spot, Marina Bay Sands. The snow skin mooncakes are S$56 for eight. There are also traditional mooncakes (double egg yolk in white lotus seed paste) available at S$60 for a box of four.
There is a smaller round box of two tiers available as well. Mini traditional mooncakes with single egg yolk and white lotus seed paste at S$30 for a box of four. Snow skin versions at S$28 for a box of four.
The mooncakes are available until 12 Sept 2011, at the counter opposite Sweet Spot and the SweetSpot Cart at MICE Level 1, 9am to 7pm daily. Bulk orders are available too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Marina Bay Sands Hotel
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: 65 6688-5668
Thank you, Val Chua of Marina Bay Sands, for arranging this!