Get to Know Your Snowy Treats!
Originating from Hong Kong, the much-loved snow skin mooncake also goes by the names of snowy mooncake, ice skin mooncake and crystal mooncake.
Why does it come in so many colours? What is it made of? We have the lowdown on the snow skin mooncake. Find out how they differ from the traditional baked mooncake.
Serve chilled Mooncake lovers would pop these traditional treats into a toaster and have them reheated before serving to enhance its flavour and texture. However with the snow skin mooncake, it’s the opposite! The crust is made of glutinous rice, which is frozen – similar to mocha ice cream. Remove them from the fridge only when you’re about to indulge. Fancy flavours The snow skin mooncake was given its name because typically, it is white in colour.
However, over the years, bakeries in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam and more have given their own spin to it, showcasing their nation’s culture and favourite ingredients. Today you can expect to find mango, durian, yam and more unique fillings! Lower in calories Mooncakes are infamous for packing calories. Made with lotus seed paste and salted duck egg yolks, they’re high in sugar and oil. A bakery in Hong Kong came up with a clever idea to cater to their health-conscious customers, by creating a no-bake mooncake with fruit filling instead. Intrigued? This mooncake festival, experience snow skin mooncakes for yourself or gift them to loved ones.
Discover a range of exquisite flavours at Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
Chynna Rose – RM38 Snow Skin with Ginseng Lots Paste, Hibiscus Jam and Crushed Almonds
Blue Moon – RM35 Snow Skin Amaretto Lotus Paste with Blueberry Cheese Feuillantine (contains alcohol)
Flower Drum – RM35 Snow Skin Lotus Paste with Soft Custard Egg Yolk
Heavenly Gold – RM56 Snow Skin with Pure Premium Musang King Durian
Standard Hilton Dining APAC and partner bank cardholder discount applies. For enquiries or mooncake purchases, call +603 2264 2006 or visit www.takehome.hiltonkl.com