With August ending and the beginning of September nearing, it means one thing: mooncakes galore, for those who love mooncakes!
But hey, even if you don’t celebrate Mooncake Festival, or just straight up don’t like mooncakes, we say that with the sheer variety of mooncakes in the market now, surely there’s something for everybody!
Here’s a list of mooncakes to look out for – from traditional eats, to non-traditional flavours like Molten Lava Salted Egg. Yum!
1. Rachelrax Cakes
View this post on Instagram
Salivating over these Galaxy Mooncakes!! This Molten Lava Salted Egg Mooncake looks too good ?. . (Salted Egg core only turns into lava when kept at room temp). . Link in bio to order your box now! #rachelraxcakes. . #singapore #mooncakesg #sgmooncakes #mooncake #mooncakefestival #midautumnfestival #mooncakes #galaxycake #glazedcake #entremet #petitgateau #sgsales #sg #igsg #sgfood #instasg #sgfoodporn
An indie, home-grown online bakery, Rachelrax’s mooncakes, much like her delicate looking cakes – are a feast for the eyes – coming in a shiny, mirror-glazed, galactic creamy exterior, giving way to a fudgey, pasty goodness, you’ll find it hard to resist these non-traditional looking mooncakes.
Coming in five different flavours to satisfy your palette: original lotus paste with molten salted egg lava, for the die-hard traditionalists, Green Tea Lotus Mousse, Yuzu Lotus Mousse, Green Tea Mung Bean Paste Mousse with Sakura Lotus Paste filling, Mao Shan Wang, and finally, Dark Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel filling for the sweet-tooths out there, we guarantee you’ll be able to find something that you’ll be sure to like.
Prices start from SGD68/box of four mooncakes, and is available for sale from 26th Aug – 23rd Sept. Orders can be made online on its order form.
2. The Connoisseur Concerto: TCC
You’ve probably spied its many, many outlets all across big and small Singapore malls, but did you know that in addition to bomb coffee and cake, TCC also sells its own mooncakes?
Coming in everyone’s (well, most people, we think!) favourite snow skin, chew on non-traditional mooncakes like their fudgey, chocolatey, sinful Crème de Oreo, filled with cream cheese and generously filled with oreos all around, Caramello Whiskey Truffle, a classic combination of sea salt caramel and punchy whiskey, Osmanthus Yuzu, fruity, and infused with the earthy taste of tea leaves, and many, many other flavours that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
(And yes, they do have the traditional lotus paste ones too, if you have guests who’re not so keen on the non-traditional flavours!)
Prices start from SGD 60/box of eight mooncakes, two pieces per flavour. Available from now till 24th of September in all TCC outlets. Check out their home page for more details.
3. InterContinental Singapore
Is this fantasy or real life, you ask? It is most assuredly real life, and these super delicate, pretty mooncakes are real and yes, they can be bought. Box included.
Encased in a vibrant, rather opulent looking cabinet-like box, enjoy InterContinental’s new exquisite tea-infused snowskin mooncakes inspired by the premium tea blends in Man Fu Yuan, a restaurant within the hotel.
Savour Black sesame with Ambroisial Osmanthus Tea (yes, that ambrosia…sort of, they’re tea leaves that come from the Fujian region. And no, it won’t grant you immortality, sadly), Green Tea and White Chocolate, White Lotus with Mandarin Peel Tea, and a western inspired mooncake, Earl grey with Strawberry Chocolate.
For those who don’t enjoy non-traditional flavours, don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten you! InterContinental has six flavours that include mooncakes with White Lotus Paste with Double Yolks, low sugar Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts for a healthier indulgence.
P.S. From now till 1 Sept, enjoy a 25% savings, and an exclusive 5% savings on top of the early bird privilege for online purchases at their website!
Prices go from SGD74/box of four mooncakes. Available for purchase at the Man Fu Yuan Shoppe located at the entrance of InterContinental Singapore at Bugis Junction, and at eight locations across Singapore until 23rd or 24th Sept, differing from outlet to outlet.
4. TungLok Group
The first place to have its mooncakes approved by the HPB for its low-sugar options, enjoy its 9 different flavours which include: Egg Yolk White Lotus, Egg Yolk Red Lotus, Double Yolk White Lotus, Double Yolk Red Lotus, Macadamia Nuts White Lotus, Melon Seeds with Red Lotus, Mini Mooncake Egg Yolk White Lotus, Mini Snowskin Egg Yolk White Lotus, and Mini Snowskin White Lotus with Nuts.
With its snowskin mooncakes being new on the market, what makes its snowskin mooncakes stand out from the rest is that it’s infused with Moringa Leaf, a superfood which has numerous health benefits such as improving digestion and reducing inflammation.
If you’re looking for a place for a healthier indulgence – this is it.
Prices go from SGD56/box for eight mini mooncakes, other prices can be seen on their website. Available at TungLok restaurants, Fairprice Xpress, Cheers at Esso Stations, and selection Cheers stores and Takashimaya Square B2 from now until 24th Sept.
5. Grand Mercure Roxy
Boasting a new range of snowskin mooncakes, get excited for their new launches – ‘Yin Yang’, which combines the bittersweet taste of dark chocolate with the sweetness of white chocolate infused with the aroma of champagne, and its other new flavour, the refreshing Lemongrass Snowskin Mooncake.
Other mooncakes that you shouldn’t miss is its Signature Lychee Martini, which cleverly combines the natural sweetness of lychee, infused with a hint of vodka, and Grand Mercure Roxy’s popular Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake.
Prices start from SGD48.80/box for non snowskin variants and SGD52.80 for snowskin variants for four mooncakes. Available from now till 24th Sept, orders are to be made via reservation by phone at 6340 5678 or 6340 5882 at least three days in advance.
6 Janice Wong Singapore
Known for her beautifully, artfully crafted, perfectly tempered chocolates, chocolate fans will be pleased to know that Janice Wong has joined in on the fray with her very own mooncakes.
In contrast to the usual tried and tested snowskin mooncakes that are immediate crowd pleasers, Janice Wong’s mooncakes feature chocolate-covered snowskin – essentially, snowskin drenched in chocolate. Oh yes.
Featuring unique, expect flavours like Salted Bak Kwa Lotus Paste (yes, Bak Kwa!), Yuzu Candied Orange Lotus Paste, Date Mandarin, Mark de Champagne Matcha, Oolong Date, Jasmine Matcha, Snow Skin Matcha Custard, Black Sesame, and the more friendly and classic Salted Egg Lotus Paste.
P.S. Make sure to get it early as there is a 25% early bird discount all the way until 16 Sept!
Prices start at SGD58 for 9 pieces, and is available online and at all three of its outlets at the National Museum Singapore, Paragon, and Raffles City until 24th Sept.
7. Awfully Chocolate
If you couldn’t tell already – we love our chocolate. And we couldn’t be happier that Awfully Chocolate (in addition to chocolatier Janice Wong!) has also decided to jump onto the bandwagon, and offer us sinfully, decadent chocolate mooncakes to celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival.
A definite call out to all the sweet-tooths out there, Awfully Chocolate has four different delectable flavours like its Hazelnut Chocolate with Nutella Yolk, Dark Chocolate with Espresso Yolk, White Chocolate Lemon with Orange Marmalade Yolk, and its best-seller, Caramel Brittle with Butterscotch.
Prices start at SGD88/box for 8 pieces, and is available online and at all Awfully Chocolate outlets until 24th Sept.
8. Swatow Restaurant
Think all those other snowskin and hipster-looking ‘mooncakes’ are imposters of the real thing?
Don’t worry we’ve got traditionalists covered too. A place dedicated to producing only traditional Teochew style mooncakes, with traditional filling that isn’t just Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk, tickle your palette with traditional fillings like its Crispy Orh Nee with Single Yolk, with a smooth, velvety yam filling, and Traditional Teochew Baked Mixed Nuts with five blends of nuts, as well as bak kwa, encased by a crispy, buttery, flakey pastry.
Made with less sugar, no preservatives, and best of all – baked fresh every single day. If you’re lucky, you may even receive your batch of mooncakes fresh out of the oven and piping hot!
Prices start from SGD45/box for four pieces, and is available at all Swatow Restaurant outlets at Toa Payoh, Kensington Park, and Connaught Drive until 24th Sept.
9. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
With its packaging looking like it’s more than suited for royalty, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel certainly isn’t shy about pulling back its punches in wow-ing us fussy Singaporeans.
Featuring 11 completely new and novel flavours, expect to see strange (but workable!) flavours like Cempedak Paste Baked Mooncakes with Pumpkin Seeds (certainly, a nice departure from the usual MSW mooncakes!), Gold Dusted White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncakes with Chrysanthenum, Mixed Grains, Serrano Ham & Salted Egg Yolk, for those who want classic with a sprinkle of royalty (literally), Chicken Bak-Kwa Baked Mooncakes with Assorted Nuts, Mango Yoghurt Snoskin Mooncakes with Lime Margarita Truffle, and Mocha Snowskin Mooncakes with Milk Chocolate Royaltine.
Whew, what a mouthful! But yes, if you’re looking for flavours that depart ever-so slightly from your usual salted egg, and MSW galore – this is the place to get it at.
Prices start from SGD68/box for eight pieces, and is available online for pre-order, and at all Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel branches until 24th Sept. http://www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes/_orders/
10. Baker’s Well
Another colourful, too-pretty-to-eat mooncake collection, get ready for tantalising flavours like Champagne with a White Chocolate Truffle Centre Snowskin Mooncake, Gula Melaka Lava Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, Earl Grey Lavender Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, Yuzu Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, and many other classic millennial favourites.
Not to worry, Baker’s Well also has its own fair share of traditional mooncakes like the usual Pure White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk, one with added Roasted Melon Seeds, and even one Lotus Paste Egg Yolk variant that has zero sugar.
P.S. There’s an early bird discount at 20% off if you pre-order your box of mooncakes online! http://www.bakerswell.com/eshop/
Prices start from SGD70/box for 4 pieces, and is available online, and in its main outlet in East Coast, from now till 24 Sept, and its pop-ups at Takashimaya and at Vivo City, from 28 Aug – 24 Sept.
11. teaspoon of love
View this post on Instagram
This Mid-Autumn Festival, fall in love with our Salted Gula Melaka Snowskin Mooncake. Featuring a creamy, dark kaya-like paste cooked entirely from scratch (steaming of lotus seeds with pandan, followed by slow cooking the grinded lotus with gula melaka and coconut oil until it reaches a pliable consistency). Wrapped with soft glutinous-rice flour skin, beautifully tinted with blue pea flowers for a marble effect. #mooncakesg
Remember the days when Instagram went crazy over marble-everything? Think: marble earrings, marble trinkets and the like, and even marble-makeup.
Fulfil your marble-filled fantasies with these gorgeous looking marble mooncakes. Featuring a Salted Gula Melaka Lotus Paste Snowskin Mooncake with dark kaya creamy paste cooked entirely from scratch, a coconut-infused, glutinous-rice flour snowskin exterior, and tinted with blue pea flowers for a natural marble effect.
Alongside other flavours like Osmanthus Oolong Tea Champagne Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, Earl Grey Milk Tea with Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, and Black Sesame Snowskin Mooncake, we guarantee this will be a huge crowd pleasers at pot-lucks that’ll have people constantly reaching for more.
Prices start from SGD58/box for 6 pieces, pre-orders start from 9th Sept all the way till 23rd Sept at SGD15 for delivery per location. It is an online-only store with no physical retail outlets.
12. Baker’s Brew
Featuring colourful and oh-so-pretty, delicate-looking mooncakes that we feel should really be put on display rather than consumed (too pretty!), all of these mooncakes by Baker’s Brew feature different fruit-infused tea flavours.
Containing a total of eight flavours like Pear Blossom Tea, Lychee Rose Green Tea, Melon Mangosteen Tea, Apple Elderflower Tea, Lady Hannah Blackcurrant Tea, Mango Osmanthus Oolong Tea amongst many others, this is perfect for the fruit-loving person who just can’t get enough of fruity-infused sweet goodness.
P.S. Check out its various early bird discounts here, with a discounted rate of up to 35% off, until 31 August, and 25% off until 16 September!
Prices start from SGD88/box for eight pieces, and is available online and in all their three outlets at Paragon, Upper Thomson, and Sembawang until 24th Sept.