Low sugar snowskin mooncakes? Yes, they exist, and the Simply Her team has shortlisted the best 5 you should try this Mid-Autumn Festival.
Snowskin mooncakes have a bad rap for being high in sugar. So we hunted down the best 5 low-sugar snowskin mooncakes you can indulge in guilt-free.
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, tel: 6831-4708. $61 for a box of eight, available from Aug 11 until Sep 15. It’s a new flavour concept but one that evokes the nostalgia of old school peanut candy. The filling is rich and lavish – a blend of white lotus seed paste with salted caramel and toasty peanut bits, and at its heart, a salty peanut praline encased in a chocolate shell. The Fullerton Shop, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, tel: 6877-8178. $60 (classic box) and $71 (premium box) for four, available from now until Sep 15. While it sounded like a confusing potpourri, we were pleasantly surprised by the result. The bittersweet matcha-and-red bean paste was a good foil to the ambroisal, zesty fragrance of the tangerine lemon centre. Baker’s Well, 35 East Coast Road, tel: 6348-6864. $63 for a box of eight, available from now until Sep 15. It’s an avant-garde combination for a mooncake, even among funky snowskin flavours, but the chilli-and-bitter-chocolate pairing worked. The heat is slow-burning – enough to intrigue without overwhelming the senses. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, tel: 6831-4708. $63 for a box of eight, available from Aug 11 until Sep 15. Carrying a subtle matcha fragrance, the elegant bitterness of the green tea paste quietly drew us in, leading to the centre layer of mildly dulcet red bean paste. It’s a little austere on the sweetness – perfect for seasoned matcha lovers. TWG Tea, available at all TWG Tea salons and boutiques, including #B2-65 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, tel: 6565-1837; check twgtea.com for store locations. From $11 for a snowskin mooncake, available from Aug 13 until Sep 15. We like how the pitch black snowskin makes a bold statement and contrasts sharply with the creamy tone of the black tea-infused praline paste. Even with the white chocolate-coated orange marmalade centre, it’s not too sweet – another tick in our book. But we would have loved it if the tea character was dialed up by several notches.
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