12 Mooncakes to try this Mid-Autumn Festival 2015
Mid-Autumn Festival is here again! It never fails to amaze us what new fun flavours every mooncake season brings. Besides the traditional baked mooncakes, there is a whole range of adventurous snowkin flavours like alcohol and tea infused mooncakes, as well as fillings of tropical fruits. This is a great time to spread the love by sending mooncakes to family, friends and business associates. If you haven’t decide on what to buy, get ready to sink your teeth as we bring your our guide to the mooncakes that you must try for Mid-Autumn Festival 2015. (*brands are arranged in alphabetical order*)
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Purchase online: http://www.bakerzin.com
Bakerzin proudly presents its MOST EXTENSIVE range of mooncakes and snow skin collections since its inaugural launch in 2005. Boasting NINE different ranges, mooncake enthusiasts of all ages can indulge in everything from delicate snow skin and traditional baked mooncakes to the newly introduced Momoyama mooncakes during the auspicious Mid-Autumn Festival this year.
Mini Momo Collection ($56 / box of 8) features distinct and tasty cake-like baked skin made with butter bean flour, the flowery mooncake shell is high in protein and low in sugar and fat. Momoyama mooncakes has 4 fun and new flavours including Osmanthus Lotus Momoyama Skin, Purple Sweet Potato and Water Chestnut Momoyama Skin, Egg Custard Momoyama Skin, Green Tea Kumquat Momoyama Skin.
For alcohol lovers, start the Mid-Autumn celebration on a high and decadent note with Bliss Collection ($60/ box of 8). These luscious snow skins features white lotus paste with a chocolate truffle ganache centre infused with all-time favourite liquors. The four tantalising flavours include Irish Cream Snow Skin, Dry Gin Yuzu Snow Skin, Kirsch & Brandied Cherry Snow Skin, Rum & Raisin Snow Skin.
Bakerzin Mooncakes are on sale from: 12 August – 27 September 2015. Online orders are available at www.bakerzin.com from: 12 August – 16 September 2015. Enjoy Early Bird Discount of 10% for purchases made at Bakerzin outlets and online only from: 12 August till 31 August 2015. HSBC and OCBC Card Members enjoy a 15% discount (on top of the early bird discount) for purchases made in Bakerzin outlets and online. For other flavours, please click https://www.misstamchiak.com/bakerzin-mooncake-2015/
Address: 76 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189558
Tel: 6349 1292
Purchase online: http://www.carltonhotel.sg/packages/crowning-jewels-of-mid-autumn-2015
Celebrate Mid-autumn with Carlton Hotel Singapore as they showcase an exquisite collection of meticulously crafted mooncakes in baked and snowskin varieties. Available from 29 August to 27 September 2015, all mooncakes are freshly made from the finest ingredients.
The addictive Mini Walnut Moontart ($66 / box of 8) is their best-seller. Smooth white lotus paste and egg yolk are enveloped in crisp fragrant crust. There is a low sugar alternative without egg yolk for guilt-free indulgence. Another popular choice is the Mini Red Velvet Snowskin Mooncakes ($62 / box of 8). Inspired by Tuxedo’s signature Red Velvet cake, the beautiful pink mooncake is filled with velvety cream cheese and crunchy royaltine.
For mild and subtle flavours, the healthier choice of Traditional White Lotus Paste Mooncake (Low Sugar, $66 / box of 8) is highly recommended. Distinct flavours of the traditional baked mooncake skin envelop fragrant white lotus paste. Free local delivery when you order 50 boxes or more to one location. A surcharge of $60+ per location applies for orders below 50 boxes.
Exclusively for UOB, Citibank, DBS/POSB, BOC & AMEX cardholders, enjoy 20% off for 1 to 30 boxes of mooncakes purchased between 29 Aug to 11 Sep 2015. Enjoy 15% off all mooncakes from 12 Sep – 27 Sep 2015.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Address: 190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646
Tel: 6831 7220
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with exquisite mooncake selections from Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s Chinese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun. The crowning jewel this year is the “SG50 Singapore Sangria” mooncake ($63 / box of 8), a limited edition snowskin mooncake that is infused with the signature Singapore Sangria cocktail that was exclusively concocted for Four Seasons Hotel Singapore by the bar’s creative partner Javier de las Muelas.
A new limited edition baked skin offering is the Charcoal Roasted Oolong Tea mooncake ($66/ box of 4). Beneath its innocuous exterior is the gentle fragrance of Oolong tea roasted over charcoal fire for an enhanced rich flavour. Another new flavour is the Milk Tea and Red Dates with Melon Seeds mooncake ($66/ box of 4) which offers a sweet oriental taste with generous portions of red dates that can be seen with each bite.
The exciting array of new flavors for Four Season Hotel Singapore’s snowskin mooncakes this year will delight many. Besides the limited edition SG50 Singapore Sangria snowskin mooncake, you will also enjoy the signature D24 Durian Paste mooncake ($66/ box of 4), a perennial favourite for lovers of the king of fruits. There is also Hazelnut Royaltine and Chendol Paste mooncake ($63/ box of 4), Mango Paste and Macadamia Nuts mooncake ($63/ box of 4) and Pineapple Paste with Dark Chocolate and Pine Nuts mooncake ($63/ box of 4).
The mooncake box is designed around the good fortune octagonal symbol. It is customizable with a card insert (for names or logos), and a high quality metallic gold tag that can be removed and used as a keychain.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Address: 22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
Tel: 6730 1867 / 6730 1868
Purchase online: http://festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com
Famed for its chefs’ delightful twists on an old favorite, Goodwood Park hotel is introducing new local flavors for its celebrated mooncakes! For this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, guests will enjoy not only Goodwood’s traditional baked mooncakes and all-time favorites like the premium durian snowskin combo and the “Mao Shan Wang” snowskin mooncake, but they’ll also feast on brand new pineapple, lemongrass, and dark cherry snowskin mooncakes.
What can you expect from Goodwood Park Hotel’s mooncakes this season? To begin with, the limited edition Tropical Royals ($45 / box of 2) mooncake is actually served as a combination platter of two mooncakes, one made with durian pulp and white lotus seed paste, and the other featuring juicy jackfruit bits. Don’t wait around to taste this royal duo – quantities are extremely limited, and they’re expected to sell out fast!
Then there’s the brand new pineapple, lemongrass, and dark cherry snowskin mooncake ($33 / box of 2; $54/ box of 4), which is also sure to create a major stir. Created by celebrated pastry chef Joe Tan, this mooncake is encased in green and yellow swashes of snowskin, and its pineapple puree is very lightly infused with lemongrass. With a macerated dark cherry in the center, this mooncake is tropical and refreshing, with a hint of intensity and a delightful texture.
Finally, back by popular demand, guests can also sink their teeth into the black thorn durian snowskin mooncake ($54/ box of 2; $88/ box of 4). This creamy mooncake was so popular last season that Goodwood Park Hotel had to bring it back, but it will only be available in limited quantities, so don’t wait around to experience this taste sensation!
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Address: 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Tel: 6887 5492
Purchase online: http://singapore.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/news-and-events/news-listing/BestMooncakesInSingapore-GrandHyattSingapore.html
Continuing the tradition of handmade mooncakes, Grand Hyatt enters this year’s Mid-Autumn festival 2015 with five unique and new snowskin mooncakes that include: strawberry, lime margarita truffle; thousand flower blossom honey truffle; black sesame, Buddha’s hand truffle; Maotai, dark chocolate truffle; and peanut butter, sea salt truffle.
Crafted by Grand Hyatt Singapore’s pastry artisans and are 100% preservative-free, I like the refreshing Strawberry, Lime Margarita Truffle (with alcohol) snowskin mooncake. A fun flavour perfect for the ladies, this strawberry infused snowskin packs a punch with a refreshing lime margarita truffle.
The subtle Thousand Flower Blossom Honey Truffle snowskin flavour has hints of lavender coupled with the natural sweetness of honey from wildflower nectar, while the Black Sesame, Buddha’s Hand Truffle is a blend of fragrant black sesame and the citrusy taste of Buddha’s hand. Not forgetting the Peanut Butter with Sea Salt Truffle mooncake and Maotai with Dark Chocolate Truffle flavour. The Chinese liquor is predominately featured in this unusual creation with its flavour complemented by a dark chocolate truffle.
The handmade mooncakes are housed in a signature acrylic gift box that features a vivid blend of colours that is set to delight any recipient. Guests can choose from any of the four traditional ($69 / box of 4) and nine miniature snowskin ($69 / box of 8) mooncake flavours to create a personalised gift for family, friends or business associates.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Address: 317 Outram Rd, Singapore 169075
Tel: 6731 7173
Purchase online: http://www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/festive
Infused with the taste of tradition and combined with a modern twist, Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has added two new snowskin creations – Purple Sweet Potato with Macadamia Nuts ($52 / box of 6); and Coffee White Lotus Seed Paste with Rum & Raisin ($52 / box of 6).
The former has a beautiful purple hue made from the wholesome purple potato that is packed with nutrients and antioxidants; while the latter is rich and luscious paste that is enhanced by a lingering taste of rum. Other snowskin flavours include Pandan White Lotus Seed Paste with Champagne Chocolate ($52 / box of 6), Soursop and Chocolate Crunch ($52 / box of 6), Green Tea Paste & Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate ($52 / box of 6), and Peranakan Durian ($52 / box of 6).
A new addition to the baked classics is Assorted Nuts with Osmanthus Honey ($38 / box of 2, $58 / box of 4). With a refreshing note of osmanthus, this rendition of assorted nuts baked mooncake will please everyone’s palate. The mooncake collection is only complete with Xin’s signature Mini Egg Custard with Egg Yolk Mooncake ($54 / box of 6). Paired with flavourful salted egg yolk and wrapped perfectly in a lightly baked outer crust, the egg custard is rich, creamy and luscious!
Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre
Address: 11 Cavenagh Rd, Singapore 229616
Tel: 9298 0041
Purchase online: http://www.hisocc.com
From now till 27 September 2015, savour four perennial mooncake flavours from Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre made with smooth lotus seed paste encased in a luscious golden brown baked mooncake skin, allowing customers to indulge in a smooth and satisfying treat.
Yolk aficionados are in for a treat with the Four-Yolk ($68 / box of 4), Double Yolk ($60 / box of 4) and Single Yolk ($56 / box of 4) in White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncakes. For those who appreciate a healthier option, the original White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake ($52 / box of 4) dotted with dried lotus seeds that are packed with calcium, iron, potassium and anti-aging properties makes the perfect selection.
This year, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre presents a new premium packaging (additional $10) that exudes timeless elegance. Shaped like an evening bag with pebble-grain leather-like surface and coated in a sophisticated burgundy colour, the exquisite design features oriental floral motifs that bring forth style and grace. Each bag contains four pieces of mooncakes with only 1,500 sets available.
From 1 September to 27 September 2015, Citibank, Diners Club, OCBC, CIMB, Maybank, Standard Chartered, UOB and Bank of China Cardholders can enjoy up to 30% off total bill.
Address: 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
Tel: 6820 8519 / 6820 8520
Purchase online: http://singapore.intercontinental.com/mooncakes
This year, InterContinental Singapore is celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival in style with a commemorative tin of mooncakes, featuring gorgeous illustrations by local artist Jacqueline Goh. In this commemorative box, you will find a selection of InterContinental Singapore’s famed mooncakes, including old favorites and new additions to tantalize the taste buds.
Among the new flavors debuting this season, you’ll find the Snowskin Tea Mooncake Collection ($66 / box of 4). Each mooncake differs in taste with hints of various types of teas, including Earl Grey and Bailey’s truffle with white lotus paste, delicate rose with white lotus paste and pistachio, oolong with black sesame paste, and Japanese matcha.
InterContinental Singapore is also bringing back last year’s hit flavor, Baked Shanghai Mooncake ($64 / box of 4, $35 / box of 2), featuring maple-glazed, short-crust pastries with a light, buttery first bite and a rich, creamy white lotus paste and salted egg yolk on the inside. And, the decadent blend of premium Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake ($64 / box of 4, $35/ box of 2) is another treat that is simply too good to resist. Enjoy an early bird discount of 30% off when mooncakes are purchased between 20 July and 30 August 2015.
Address: Takashimaya square B2 (27 Aug- 27 Sep), Vivocity (1 Sep – 27 Sep), Change Alley (31 Aug – 25 Sep), Junction 8 (14 Sep – 27 Sep), Bugis Junction (14 Sep – 27 Sep), Serangoon NEX (10 Sep – 27 Sep), Causeway Point (14 Sep – 26 Sep), Tampines Mall (16 Sep – 27 Sep), Bedok Mall (16 Sep – 27 Sep)
More information: https://www.facebook.com/SGmeixin
This year, Mei-Xin shares with you the most authentic tastes of Mid-Autumn Festival, marked by the passion for time-honoured recipes and custom, lovingly prepared for the annual get-together of friends and family. Despite the remarkable product “Egg Custard Mooncake”, Mei-Xin brings new addition to this phenomenal series -“LAVA Custard Mooncake” this year. Not only packed a delicate design, this outstanding product also gives a new tasting experience with rich and running egg custard filling.
Traditional collection features the much coveted signatures “White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks” and “Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks”, both made from the best selected lotus seeds and quality salted egg yolks for a silky and aromatic enjoyment to the taste buds.
The Low Sugar Mooncake Series uses various sweeteners to replace sugar in production. It includes both “Low (Reduced) Sugar Mooncake with Pine Nut Collection” and “Low (Reduced) Sugar Mooncake with Egg Yolk Collection”, suitable for those who are health-conscious. The “Low (Reduced) Sugar Mooncake with Egg Yolk Collection” features low(reduced) sugar white lotus seed paste mooncake with egg yolk and low sugar(reduced) lotus seed paste mooncake with egg yolk, 3 pieces per flavour. The whole egg yolks accentuate the traditional taste without added artificial colouring or preservatives.
Address: 1 Enterprise Road, Singapore 629813
Tel: 6896 7757
Purchase online: http://www.neogroup.com.sg/mooncake
Neo Garden Catering, Singapore’s No. 1 Caterer, celebrates the MidAutumn Festival with 12 delectable mooncake selections, from best-selling traditional flavours to new fruity ones, with the option of regular or premium gift boxes. Consumer and corporate customers looking for exquisite gift ideas can also pick among five signature gift hampers for a touch of thoughtful luxury in the Festival of Reunions.
Two new creations, Traditional Baked Ginger Tea with Dried Longan ($28 / box of 2, $50 / box of 4) and the Snow Skin White Lotus with Dried Mango ($28 / box of 2, $50 / box of 4), add a zest of fruity flavours into the traditional delicacies. The Ginger Tea with Dried Longan mooncake adds the healing properties of Ginger tea, often used as a remedy for improving blood circulation and strengthening the immune system, into the festive celebrations. The popular Traditional Baked Assorted Fruits and Nuts ($30 / box of 2, $55 / box of 4) mooncake is highly popular with its uncompromising nutty flavours and cardiac-health enhancing goodness. Low in sugar yet retaining its signature fragrance, it has been the top seller. Certified Halal Options are available, namely the White Lotus Seed ($28 / box of 2, $50 / box of 4), Single Yolk Lotus Seed ($30 / box of 2, $55 / box of 4), and Double Yolk White Lotus Seed ($32 / box of 2, $58 / box of 4) mooncakes.
The premium gift box is specially designed as a treasure turn tissue box which makes memorable gifts for business associates, friends and families. For every 2 premium boxes of mooncakes or 1 signature gift set purchased, customers will be entitled to an instant scratch and win ticket. Three lucky customers stand to win the grand prize of iPad mini 3 worth S$548 each.
Enjoy 25% off for every 2 premium boxes of mooncakes purchased for pre-orders from now till 11 September 2015. Collections and deliveries will start from 7 September 2015. From 7 to 27 September 2015, Neo Garden Catering will also be participating in roadshows at four shopping malls: Jurong Point, Bugis Junction, Bedok Mall and Tampines Mall.
Address: Blk 3A Clarke Quay #02-02 / Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club (Level M)
Tel: 6659 4159
Purchase online: http://www.pjmooncakes.com
Peony Jade’s unmistakable perfume of its freshly made, lovingly handcrafted award-winning mooncakes is once again in the air. To celebrate the abundance this mid-autumn festival, the brand’s culinary team has created the new Mini Century Eggs Pastry Mooncakes ($62 / box of 8) which pairs preserved egg and slices of pickled ginger embedded in low sugar pure white lotus paste. For the less adventurous, indulge in Peony Jade’s Baked Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes ($62 / box of 8). The sweet and savoury notes of its briny scented salted egg yolk is enriched with butter, eggs, evaporated milk, and flour, resulting in a perfectly balanced morsel that simply melts in the mouth.
Always hogging the headlines are Peony Jade’s durian mooncakes. This year is different, the must-buy collection, 100% PURE PREMIUM Durian Snowskin Combo ($85 / box of 4) captures some of the best durian wonders namely D100, a new hybrid that is distinguished by its slightly grey tones in its yellow flesh, another exclusive new hybrid Black Gold durian that is distinguished by its very creamy, pungent and strong bitter aftertaste with a tinge of sweetness (also a limited edition creation with only 500 boxes available), the buttery and creamy Jin Feng or Golden Phoenix, and the ever- popular Grade “A” Sultan D24 Durians. My family and I are always snatching for a slice of the Black Gold mooncake!
From 3 August to 27 September 2015, Standard Chartered credit and debit cardmembers will enjoy 20% off all Peony Jade’s mooncakes, except all Ex-Crown Prince Flaky Teochew ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncakes.
The St. Regis Singapore
Address: 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911
Tel: 6506 6887
Purchase online: http://www.yantingrestaurant.com/midautumn2015
Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore presents exquisitely handcrafted snowskin mooncake indulges this year with fresh flavours like White Lotus Paste with Lemon Truffle Snowskin Mooncake ($73 / box of 8), featuring the divine mixture of a delicate citrus tartness of lemon with delightfully sweet chocolate truffle, encased within a lime green snow skin. Also making its debut is the Cranberry Paste with Salted Egg Yolk Snowskin Mooncake ($73 / box of 8), a perfect marriage of salted egg yolk heart ensconced in tantalizing sweet cranberry paste.
Another introduction is the White Lotus Paste with Lychee Martini Truffle Snowskin Moocake ($75 / box of 8), which retains a naturally well-balanced sweet flavour. A perennial favourite is the Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds Snowskin Mooncake ($75 / box of 8), featuring smooth black sesame paste embedded with melon seeds.
For the traditionalists, enjoy the time-honoured Baked Mooncake with White Lotus Paste and Single ($76 / box of 4) or Double Yolks ($79 / box of 4), which are made using only the best lotus seeds. There is also Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macademia Nuts Baked Mooncake ($74 / box of 4) for those seeking healthful indulgences, while the White Lotus Paste with Assorted Nuts and Yunnan Ham Baked Mooncake ($79 / box of 4) will delight nut lovers who enjoy the delightful crunch.
Available from 15th August to 27th September 2015, enjoy early bird special at 5% off from now till 8th September 2015. Esteemed members of Supper Club at The St. Regis Singapore, Starwood Preferred Guest® and Maybank, Standard Chartered and Citibank credit and debit cards will enjoy exceptional Mid Autumn 2015 privileges.