Mid-autumn festival will be on 13 September this year, and while we’re still two months away, some of the top restaurants have already released their mooncake offerings and many of them are already available for reservation.
Whether you’re shopping for yourself or as a token of appreciation to a loved one or business associate, you’d be happy to know that there are many exciting flavours available this year. There are savoury options that feature chicken ham, salted egg yolk hae bee hiam, and even truffle carbonara, several alcoholic flavours, an indulgent one that uses bird’s nest, and many that feature fruits like kiwi, dragonfruit, mango, just to name a few.
1. Goodwood Park Hotel
Attention all durian aficionados! This year, Goodwood Park Hotel is bringing back the Premium Duo: ‘Mao Shan Wang’ and Black Thorn Durian snowskin mooncakes, featuring two of the most popular types of durians. The creamy amber-hued Black Thorn flesh is presented within an immaculate black snowskin and sprinkled with gold flakes for a decadent touch, while the ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian filling is enveloped in a sophisticated white snowskin, forming a pair of mooncakes that perfectly complement each other.
If durian is not your thing, try the Kiwi Dragonfruit Manuka Honey snowskin. Its balanced harmony of sweet and tangy kiwi purée studded with fresh dragonfruit cubes enhanced with floral manuka honey is sure to win your heart!
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Contact: 6730 1786 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD36 (two pieces of Kiwi Dragonfruit Manuka Honey snowskin mooncake) – SGD108 (four pieces of Black Thorn Durian snowskin mooncake)
Availability: 8 August – 13 September 2019
2. Shang Palace, Shangri-la Hotel
Nifty at putting a twist on unconventional fillings, Shang Palace is where you need to go for mooncakes that will wow your family and friends. Their limited edition Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest, lovingly prepared by Chef Mok, offers a generous serving of bird’s nest encased in smooth creamy custard, best served warm for the richest flavour.
Another noteworthy mooncake from Shang Palace is the baked Kaya with White Chocolate, Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste and Assorted Nuts, made fresh in-house with coconut, gula melaka, and eggs.
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Contact: 6313 4398/6213 4473 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD19 (one piece of Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste baked mooncake) – SGD120 (eight pieces of Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest baked mooncakes)
Availability: 9 July – 13 September 2019
3. Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore
Fancy a savoury twist to your mooncake? Look no further than Hai Tien Lo’s Assorted Nuts with Chicken Ham baked mooncake, back in-store by popular demand. Hai Tien Lo also offers healthier alternatives such as the Low-sugar Jade Paste with Melon Seeds for those who want a more guilt-free indulgence. You may also choose to present the mooncakes to your loved ones in a limited edition nature-themed mooncake gift box designed by two Pathlight School alumni artists, Selena Seow and Nurul Amirah Binte Zain.
Address: 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595
Contact: 9009 5936 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD68.80 (four pieces of Four Treasures snowskin mooncake) – SGD88.80 (four pieces of Mao Shan Wang Durian snowskin mooncake)
Availability: 1 July – 14 September 2019
Also ahead of the game in creating savoury mooncakes is Antoinette with its well-loved Salted Yolk Hae Bee Hiam baked mooncake. Indulge in the sweet, spicy, and savoury pastry with a housemade hae bee hiam and salted egg centre carefully encased within a smooth, low-sugar white lotus paste with pumpkin seeds.
Besides traditional baked mooncakes, Antoinette also offers an assortment of mini snowskin mooncakes with quirky flavours such as Ondeh Ondeh, which hides a centre of gula melaka beneath fragrant pandan paste and a heap of snowy coconut flakes.
Address: 30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188 | 9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk, #01-28, Singapore 039596
Contact: 6293 3121 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD53+ (four pieces of Single Yolk baked mooncake) – SGD60+ (four pieces of Salted Yolk Hae Bee Hiam baked mooncake)
Availability: 1 July 2019
5. Regent Singapore
Basilico, one of Regent Singapore’s dining outlets, has created a mooncake flavour inspired by one of its bestselling dishes – Truffle Carbonara. The Executive Chef of Basilico, Angelo Ciccone, has combined the aromatic fragrance of black truffle with silky smooth cream cheese to produce a filling with a balance of savoury and sweet. The Truffle Carbonara snowskin mooncake is decorated with black and yellow stripes to mark its main ingredients.
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
Contact: 6725 3288 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD51.30 (two pieces of White Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds baked mooncake) – SGD155.10 (two pieces of Bird’s Nest with Custard baked mooncake)
Availability: 8 August – 13 September 2019
6. JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
JW Marriott is taking their signature Tian Mi Mi cocktail from Madame Fan Bar across mediums in this year’s mooncake collection. The Tian Mi Mi snowskin mooncake is swathed in a white chocolate shell filled with the richness of spiced whisky, ambrosial honey, and zesty mandarin in a ganache.
Another noteworthy offering by JW Marriott would be the new Blueberry baked mooncake, whose tangy berry sweetness will bring you back to the good old childhood days.
A limited-edition Madame Fan Mooncake Box that opens like a jewellery box is also available for purchase; this premium box comes with a 375ml bottle of Louis Roederer champagne, making it a quintessential gift for loved ones and business associates.
Address: 30 Beach Road, Singapore 18976
Contact: 6818 1908 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD72 (eight pieces of Chendol mini snowskin mooncake) – SGD82 (eight pieces of Premium Mao Shan Wang mini snowskin mooncake)
Availability: 12 August – 13 September 2019
7. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia, famous for its signature Assorted Mini Snowskin Martini mooncakes, is taking it up a notch this year with the introduction of a new flavour Orangetini, alongside their signature Lycheetini mooncake. The Lycheetini is a mix of lychee liqueur with real lychee bits, while the Orangetini is derived from a cocktail concoction of chocolate, orange zest, and liqueur.
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia is also debuting a non-alcoholic White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Sesame baked mooncake which boasts a nutty fragrance and a mild touch of sweetness.
Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Contact: 6434 5190 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD72 (eight pieces of White Lotus Seed Paste with Yolk mini snowskin mooncake) – SGD86 (four pieces of Mao Shan Wang Durian snowskin mooncake)
Availability: 2 August – 13 September 2019
8. Grand Hyatt Singapore
With the recent craze in searching for the holy grail of brown sugar milk teas, Grand Hyatt has come up with the perfect solution – marrying the brown sugar milk tea with a Mid-Autumn festival must-have in the Brown Sugar Milk Tea Truffle. This out-of-the-box filling of Asam tea infused with Gula Melaka and Milk is sure to satisfy even the most persistent of cravings, leaving you wanting more of the decadent flavour.
Address: 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Contact: 6887 5492 | Website
Prices: SGD80 (any four baked mooncakes or eight snowskin mooncakes)
Availability: 8 July – 13 September 2019
9. TungLok Group
Revel in double trouble with TungLok’s duet of Double Egg Yolk White Lotus and Double Egg Yolk Red Lotus baked mooncakes. You’ll never go wrong with this classic favourite, which has glossy golden-brown skin filled with luscious lotus seed paste on the inside. TungLok also offers choices of mini snowskin mooncakes such as White Lotus with Nuts. The skin of this snowskin mooncake is infused with Moringa Leaf, which is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that support brain health and the immune system.
Prices: SGD58 (four pieces of Egg Yolk Pandan Lotus with Pistachios) – SGD138 (four pieces of Double Yolk White Lotus)
Availability: 1 August – 13 September 2019
10. Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s selection of mini snowskin mooncakes features innovative and zesty flavours such as Lychee Martini and Chocolate, and Red Wine Cranberry Paste with Japanese Yuzu and Lemongrass. Cater to the whims of the children in your family with the limited edition Piglet-shaped Mooncake, filled with two different flavours – Azuki Red Bean Paste and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste. It’s a festival for all ages after all!
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Contact: 6831 6320/6262 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD32 (1 piece Piglet-shaped mooncake) – SGD76 (four pieces of Mixed Nuts and Jamón Ibérico baked mooncake)
Availability: 6 August – 13 September 2019
11. Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore
Delicately shaped yet packing a punch, Man Fu Yuan’s Irish Whiskey Cream infused in Assam Tea snowskin mooncake delivers extravagant flavour in one compact package. Pair it with a milk chocolate truffle to enhance the creaminess of the mooncake. If you’re looking for something a little zestier, try the Mango and Citrus Fruits Blended with Sencha, which is studded with hazelnut chocolate pearls, or the refreshing Peppermint Tea with Chia Seeds paired with a tangy lemon hibiscus jelly truffle.
Address: 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Contact: 6825 1131/1132 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD68 (four pieces of Red Lotus Paste with Single Yolk baked mooncake) – SGD76 (complete set of Snowskin Mooncake: Tea Collection)
Availability: 5 July – 13 September 2019
12. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore
There is no reason you shouldn’t indulge in mooncakes during Mid-Autumn Festival even if you’re on a health cleanse, thanks to Li Bai’s healthy mooncake offerings, available in both baked and snowskin forms. The Super Seeds Mixed Nuts baked mooncake contains 10 superfoods that are rich in antioxidants: chia seed, walnut, macadamia nut, almond, pine nut, prune, pistachio, apricot, melon seed, and goji berry. These superfoods come together in a medley of sweet and savoury flavours to deliver a healthy dose of nutrition in each bite.
Address: 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230
Contact: 6839 5636/5623 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD68 (eight pieces of Chia Seed Dark Chocolate mini snowskin mooncake) – SGD76 (four pieces of Super Seeds Mixed Nuts baked mooncake)
Availability: 1 August – 13 September 2019
13. Raffles Hotel Singapore
Avocadoes and mangoes aren’t usually fruits that we’d pair together, but Raffles Hotel has made a bold leap to marry the two in their latest snowskin mooncake flavour, Avocado and Mango Yuzu. The mango and yuzu puree offers a memorable tanginess, while the velvety texture of avocadoes perfectly balances it out. The sprinkle of flaxseeds provides a nice crunch that not only enhances the texture of the mooncake, but also delivers a dose of superfood goodness.
14. Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Banana chocolate might be a flavour you’ll associate with the famous Tokyo Banana or even a Kit Kat, but Executive Chef Lester Wang at Grand Mercure has decided to introduce his own interpretation of this flavour by making it the signature mooncake of this year’s collection. The Banana Chocolate snowskin mooncake is formulated with real banana and dark chocolate bits, enfolded in a brilliant yellow and white snowskin covering. The combination of these two ingredients results in a symphony of sweetness from the banana and just a little bit of bitterness from the chocolate.
Address: 50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Contact: 6340 5882 | Website
Prices: SGD6.50 (one piece of Sakura snowskin mooncake) – SGD55 (four pieces of White Lotus with Double Egg Yolk baked mooncake)
Availability: 16 August – 13 September 2019
Yàn’s unique Thousand Layer Yam baked mooncakes make their comeback just in time for this year’s Mid-Autumn season. Carefully wrapped in layers and layers of delicate yet crispy pastry folds, the sweet yam paste is a delight to bite into. In the centre of this mooncake is a single salted egg yolk that perfectly balances out the sweet with a burst of savoury. Each of the “thousand layers” of pastry is paper-thin, making this mooncake palatable for both the young and old.
Address: #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Contact: 6384 5585 | [email protected] | Website
Prices: SGD64 (four pieces of Thousand Layer Yam baked mooncake) – SGD98 (four pieces of White Lotus with Mao Shan Wang Durian snowskin mooncakes)
Availablility: Till 13 September 2019
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