Having afternoon tea at Landing Point Fullerton Bay Hotel is always a treat. The luxuriously appointed lounge on the ground floor of this hotel next to Clifford Pier looks out at the sea. The full glass wall on one side bathes the space in natural light. Given the mid-Autumn festival season, we decided to have a variation of the usual high tea. Instead, we thought that it would be so luxurious to eat mooncakes with tea at such a beautiful place.
The mooncake counter at the Fullerton Bay Hotel had many versions of the mooncake on display. They have the traditional baked mooncakes with salted egg yolks. But the modern varieties made with ‘snow skins’ with exotic fillings were the ones that caught our eye. We decided on the pandan with gula melaka snow skin and the tangerine lemon with matcha red bean paste snow skin ($16 per piece).
The usual afternoon tea at the Landing Point Fullerton Bay Hotel costs $45 per person. Regular food is also served at the Landing Point lounge. Here are pictures of the afternoon tea menu as well some pages from the food menu.
Landing Point Fullerton Menus
Here is a picture of the regular afternoon tea service at the Landing Point.
Well, we had to be different and preferred to enjoy our mooncakes with our own selection of teas (around $16 per pot). There must have been about 15 types of teas. We tried some teas plus coffee and they were all good with mooncake. But the best one was the tea called “Weekend in Shanghai” – green tea with flavours of berries and a mild mint tone. It was the ideal tea to go with the mooncakes that we ordered.
This is the tangerine lemon with matcha red bean paste snow skin. Snow skin mooncakes are usually stored in the freezer. By the time they had prepared the mooncakes and cut them for us, they were just about thawed but still very chilled. There was a coldness and gentle softness that was like ice-cream. The red bean flavoured skin and the citrusy lemon core was a fine combination.
This is the pandan with gula melaka snow skin mooncake. The flavours of pandan and gula melaka were very subtle. The beauty of these mooncakes lies in the combination of tastes and textures. Eating them freshly thawed and served in the attractive surroundings made these mooncakes taste better than eating them at home.
Overall, it was quite a costly mooncake afternoon tea at the Landing Point Fullerton Bay lounge. It would have been more sensible to buy the mooncakes and eat them at home. But, being the shallow people that we are, it was the overall experience of eating them in the beautiful surroundings with nice crockery and combining them will different types of tea that made it a special afternoon.
Food : 4
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Landing Point Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Tel: +65 6333 8388
Sundays to Thursdays: 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
Fridays, Saturdays and Eve of Public Holidays: 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 a.m.
Daily 11.00 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Weekdays 3.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Weekends 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (first seating), 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (second seating)
Nearby MRT Station : Raffles Place, Telok Ayer