The Complete Mooncake Guide – 17 Best Mooncakes To Try In 2016
As Mid-Autumn Festival approaches, family, friends and business associates see this as a good time for gatherings and catching up! Every year, we see new flavours with cutting-edge designs yet we never forget the traditional time-honoured baked mooncakes. It’s the time of the year to share your love and show your appreciation with the ultimate list of mooncakes we recommend for Mid-Autumn Festival 2016. (*brands are arranged in alphabetical order*)
Carlton Hotel Singapore
This Mid-Autumn Festival, be enchanted by dainty handcrafted mooncakes from Carlton Hotel Singapore. Crafted conscientiously and freshly made in-house from top range ingredients, be mesmerized by Mini Walnut Moontarts ($62 / box of 8).
This unique and addictive moontart is Carlton Hotel Singapore’s bestseller. Smooth white lotus paste and egg yolk are enveloped in a crisp fragrant crust and walnuts. There is even an alternative low sugar moontart ($60 / box of 8), without egg yolk, for the health-conscious bunch.
Carlton Hotel Singapore also offers consumers the opportunity to indulge in time-honoured baked mooncakes. Baked to a gorgeous golden brown, Red Lotus Paste Mooncake ($68 / box of 4) comes with double egg yolk while the White Lotus Paste Mooncake comes with single or double egg yolk option.
Don’t forget their popular snow skin mooncake selection. Mini Red Velvet Snow Skin Mooncake ($63 / box of 8) has been inspired by Tuxedo’s signature red velvet cake. Filled with rich, velvety cream cheese and crunchy royaltine, consumers get a good textural difference while treating themselves to this after-meal dessert. No preservatives are added.
Citibank, DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB cardholders will be entitled to 25% off with a minimum purchase of 31 boxes and 20% off 30 boxes and below between 18 August and 31 August and enjoy 15% off all mooncakes between 1 September and 15 September. Local delivery is free for orders comprising 50 boxes and above to one location. A surcharge of $64.20 (with GST) per location applies for orders below 50 boxes. Prices are subject to GST.
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Address: 76 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189558
Phone: 6349 1292
Email Address: [email protected]
Reminisce the good old days with Golden Peony’s Traditional Baked with White Lotus Paste Mooncake ($64 / box of 4) and Traditional Baked with Mixed Nuts Mooncake ($72 / box of 4). The former is a time-honoured favourite while the latter consists of a healthy blend of five different types of nuts and seeds and is best enjoyed with a cup of Chinese tea.
Don’t forget Golden Peony’s signature Sweet Potato Mooncake in Crispy Filo Pastry ($64 / box of 8), lovingly handcrafted by Executive Chinese Chef, Ku Keung, and his team, which boasts of a crispy crust and filled with unsurpassable fillings of light whipped sweet potato.
This year, Golden Peony’s snow skin mooncake assortment sees the introduction of two alcohol-infused mini snow skin mooncakes and two other non-alcoholic flavours. Gorgeously encased inside antique-looking treasure boxes that comes in three colours – velvet red, luxe gold and a limited edition antique gold – this eye-catching gift is set to amaze.
Be enticed by the new Champagne and Strawberry Mini Snow Skin Mooncake ($64 / box of 8) and Rum and Raisin Mini Snow Skin Mooncake ($64 / box of 8). The former is perfect for a ladies only night while the latter is more macho and perfect for the men who want to spend a night on poker. Two new non-alcoholic flavours have been rolled out too – Cranberry Cheese Mini Snow Skin Mooncake ($64 / box of 8) and Green Tea with White Chocolate Mini Snow Skin Mooncake ($64 / box of 8). These sinfully-indulging flavours appeal more to the younger generation.
Citibank, UOB and HSBC card members enjoy an early bird 20% discount from 1 August to 15 August and a 15% discount from 16 August to 15 September on mooncakes purchased at The Terrace, only with minimum 2 boxes purchase. Note that this privilege is not valid at booths at Takashimaya, Vivo City and Nex.
Ignite your senses with Emicakes’ Snow Skin Mao Shan Wang mooncakes ($48 / box of 2 large ; $46 / box of 5 mini) made only from the finest and freshest Mao Shan Wang durian flesh. The strong aroma is complemented by the heady flavour you can only experience from Mao Shan Wang durian – slightly bitter, yet finishes with a sweet and buttery ending.
Relish the sensuous goodness of Snow Skin D24 Durian mooncakes ($38 / box of 2 large ; $36 / box of 5 mini). Generously filled with mouth-watering D24 Durian flesh, the texture and taste makes one feel as though you’re enjoying a real durian fruit instead of a snow skin mooncake. Enveloped in Emicakes’ scrumptious snowskin, this makes a perfect dessert.
Emicakes has also brought traditional taste up a notch by modernizing it. They are offering Snow Skin Authentic Yam mooncakes ($30 / box of 2 large ; $28 / box of 5 mini), featuring a layer of soft snow skin and smooth and rich fresh yam that melts in your mouth. This is a flavour that you cannot turn away from!
Due to popular demand, Emicakes is introducing their new Baked Skin D24 Durian traditional mooncake ($30 / box of 2 large ; $28 / box of 5 mini). Most durian-flavoured mooncakes are snow skin but Emicakes will stand out from the rest by offering this traditional baked variety. Indulge in their D24 Durian filling enveloped in a smooth layer of white lotus paste with melon seeds and a crust baked to golden brown perfection.
Enjoy 35% off when you make an in-store purchase / self collection till 21 August 2016 and 30% off for deliveries. Present Emicakes’ mooncake flyer upon purchase to redeem their special promo – Buy 1 large Mao Shan Wang mooncake for only $18 and get 2 mini Mao Shan Wang mooncakes free. Emicakes is located island-wide in Bedok, Bukit Batok, Causeway Point, Clementi, Compass One, Kovan, Plaza Singapura, Tampines 1 and Toa Payoh.
Phone: 6749 6782
Goodwood Park Hotel
Look forward to feasting on new alcoholic and chocolate flavours. Dark Chocolate Crunchy Hazelnut Snow Skin Mooncake ($38 / box of 2 and $56 / box of 4) consists of a crunchy hazelnut chocolate centre enveloped by a rich mousse made with two types of dark chocolate. Its snow skin, made with crushed vanilla beans and caramel, makes the entire package irresistible.
Gin Pineapple Snow Skin Mooncake ($38 / box of 2 and $56 / box of 4) is inspired by a tropical cocktail, perfect for celebratory gatherings. Looking for a non-alcoholic fruitier version? Yuzu Lychee Snow Skin Mooncake ($33 / box of 2 and $54 / box of 4) boasts a zesty yuzu fragrance, enhanced with juicy lychee bits. There is even a limited edition, combining the duo of Dark Chocolate Crunchy Hazelnut Snow Skin Mooncake and Gin Pineapple Snow Skin Mooncake available at $38 / box of 2. This is a wonderful after-meal treat for both kids and adults.
Besides newly jazzed up flavours, Goodwood Park Hotel still offers two of their signature snow skin mooncakes – Mango with Pomelo Snow Skin Mooncake ($33 / box of 2 and $54 / box of 4) and Cempedak Snow Skin Mooncake ($38 / box of 2 and $65 / box of 4). Not forgetting the Black Thorn Durian Snow Skin Mooncake ($54 / box of 2 and $88 / box of 4) and Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake ($50 / box of 2 and $82 / box of 4).
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Savour tradition with a twist with Grand Hyatt’s Miniature Snow Skin Mooncakes. Be pampered by Black Sesame, Buddha’s Hand Truffle created with black sesame seeds, with a tinge of citrusy taste from the exotic Buddha’s hand fruit.
Specially curated for coffee addicts, Caramel Macchiato Truffle boasts a creamy blend of rich caramel and coffee in a truffle. Need some alcohol for the festive mood? Strawberry, Lime Tequila Truffle is a fun flavour with a refreshing strawberry flavour. We love the Matcha snow skin flavour especially – it is a perfect combination of matcha infused lotus paste mixed with azuki beans, and topped off with a delicate sake truffle. There’s even D24 Durian snow skin mooncake, made from pure silky-smooth D24 durian pulp for the ultimate indulgence.
Baked to a luscious shade of brown, enjoy classic flavours of traditional mooncakes with indulgent double yolk options such as White Lotus Double Yolk with Roasted Melon Seeds, Red Lotus Double Yolk with Roasted Melon Seeds and Sesame Lotus Double Yolk with Bamboo Ash.
For the health-conscious, Grand Hyatt offers a seeds-only traditional mooncake – White Lotus with Roasted Melon Seeds. All mooncakes are handcrafted by the hotel’s pastry artisans.
The price for a box of 4-piece traditional mooncakes or 8-piece snow skin mooncakes in a collector’s box cost $69 nett. Early bird discounts starts on 9 August till 25 August – Enjoy 15% discount when paying with UOB, DBS/POSB and Citibank credit cards.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Address: 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Phone: 6738 1234
Email Address: [email protected]
Holiday Inn® Singapore Atrium
The newest edition to Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant’s selection of baked classics is Assorted Nuts with French Raisins ($62 / box of 4). Made with a modern twist, this baked mooncake gives you a balanced sweetness of wholesome fruits and nuts.
One can never resist Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk ($58 / box of 6). This gives an ultimate indulgence with its rich, creamy egg custard and flavourful salted egg yolk in every bite. For a nostalgic celebration, savour traditional favourites such as Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk ($68 / box of 4) and Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks ($72 / box of 4).
On the list of new flavours for 2016 are two other unique snow skin creations – Black Sesame Lotus Seed Paste with Strawberry Praline Snow Skin Mooncake ($56 / box of 6) and Passion Fruit Paste with Plum Snow Skin Mooncake ($56 / box of 6). The former combines aromatic black sesame with tart sweetness of strawberry and surprises your palate while the latter is refreshing and tangy.
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant has also brought back their bestsellers – Mini Peranakan Durian Snow Skin Mooncake ($56 / box of 6) which has a luxurious durian filling encased in a purplish-blue soft skin naturally coloured using the blue pea flower. Another crowd-pleaser is the Soursop and Chocolate Crunch Snow Skin Mooncake ($56 / box of 6) which showcases a lovely medley of textures combining fresh soursop pulp and crunchy chocolate pearls.
Exclusively at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium and Vivo City, receive a complimentary tin of Dilmah T-series Mini Caddy Sencha Green Extra Special worth $28 with a minimum purchase of two boxes of mooncakes. Orders for Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk, Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk and Peranakan Durian Snow Skin Mooncake (large) have to be placed at least three days in advance. Corporate customization and discounts are available for orders of 50 boxes and above.
Hong Kong Mei-Xin Mooncakes
Mei-Xin Mooncakes has been Hong Kong’s leading brand for the past 18 years. Joining the egg custard mooncake and lava custard mooncake comes the brand new Lava Chocolate Mooncake ($33.80 / box of 4). Mei-Xin worked with the French Cacao Barry to present this decadent mooncake, consisting of a chocolaty rich and runny centre, surrounded by a dark chocolate mooncake crust. For optimal enjoyment, heat the mooncake with a microwave oven for 3-5 seconds.
Mini “Snowy Polar Lights” ($55 / box of 16) carries 16 bite-size flavours, giving you a complete satisfaction and fun sharing. The rich flavour mix includes mango, mango crunch, mango with pomelo dessert, mango chestnut, strawberry crunch, blueberry duo, pink guava & apricot, angel chocolate crunch, devil dark chocolate crunch, premium green bean paste, green tea & red bean, chocolate with hazelnut, double chocolate, cookies & cream, sesame with macadamia nuts and peanut butter & sesame flavours.
The newly launched “Mooncake Exclusive Selection” ($88 / box of 8) is in a packaging bearing a gold-embossed design with various festive elements of Mid-Autumn Festival such as lotus flowers, rabbits and a full moon. Another creative product, “Assorted Mooncakes – Bright Moon” ($52 / box of 6), is a comprehensive selection of mooncakes packed in a colourful tin with fireworks pattern. Furthermore, the sophisticated paper silhouette style with the infusion of familiar festive elements gives the Premium series ($128 / box of 8) a fine and delicate look. PLUS, Mei-Xin has launched an exclusive Star Wars Mooncake Set this year. Each set consists of Egg Custard (Storm Trooper) and Lava Chocolate Mooncake (Darth Vader). That’s 2 kinds of mooncakes in 2 different Star Wars-themed tins! You can purchase from Groupon.
Hong Kong Mei-Xin Mooncakes
Phone: 6862 2166
Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group
Behold Imperial Treasure’s seasonal traditional mooncake selection, boasting classic pastry handmade with the finest ingredients specially imported from Hong Kong. Consumers have an option between the regular lotus paste or the silky smooth white lotus paste, enrobing decadent egg yolks within. Artisanally handcrafted, these mooncakes are elegantly presented in a gift box and are preservative-free. Prices range from $48 to $68.
Fans of Imperial Treasure can also delight in Mixed Nuts Mooncake ($58 / box of 4), made from a medley of mixed nuts, including apricot kernels, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds and lotus seeds. Combined with the aroma of white sesame, natural sweetness of candied winter-melon and sundried persimmon, this nutty mooncake showcases an artfully balanced blend of intriguing textures and deep flavours.
Imperial Treasure also offers Mini Snow Skin Mao Shan Wang Mooncake ($65 / box of 8), encompassing a rich and creamy filling made with 100% Mao Shan Wang durian. This delicate confection is guaranteed to intoxicate with its lingering fragrance. Behold their Teochew Single Yolk Yam Pastry ($52 / box of 4), made with buttery soft lavender-coloured taro puree and a single golden yolk. Cocooned within a feathery puff of airy pleats, this pastry is so light that it’s almost like biting into a heavenly cloud.
Enjoy a discount of 15% from 1 August to 15 September for purchases made on estore.imperialtreasure.com. Citibank and UOB cardholders also enjoy a 15% discount from 1 August to 15 September for on-site purchases.
Open the windows of the stylishly-designed treasure chest to both traditional and snow skin mooncakes. Traditional mooncakes come in three options – no yolk, single yolk and double yolk. Stay guilt-free with Baked Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste ($64 / box of 4) and Baked Mooncake with Assorted Nuts ($62 / box of 4). The latter boasts a wholesome blend of almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts and sesame seeds.
Single yolk choices include InterContinental Singapore’s Signature Baked Maple Osmanthus-Glazed Shanghai Mooncake ($64 / box of 4). Savour the buttery, maple-glazed crust, with floral hints of osmanthus, which breaks apart revealing smooth lotus filling and a gorgeous yolk. Other classics include Baked Mooncake with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste ($64 / box of 4) and Baked Mooncake with Single Yolk and Lotus Paste ($60 / box of 4). If you want an even more savoury flavour, there is the gratifying Baked Mooncake with Double Yolks and White Lotus Paste ($68 / box of 4). Double yolks mooncakes are the ultimate indulgence so forget about dieting during this period of time. The yolks are too enticing.
Riding on the yuzu and avocado trend, InterContinental Singapore is rolling in a new series of snow skin spheres such as Yuzu Citrus with White Chocolate Truffle and White Lotus Paste; and Avocado with Chocolate Pearls and White Lotus Paste. We love the light and refreshing taste of yuzu, which makes a great dessert.
There are other new and exquisite flavours such as Sea Salt Caramel with Chocolate Pearls and Sakura Peach with Pistachio and White Lotus Paste ($66 / box of 4). For those who find durians irresistible, InterContinental Singapore’s Signature Snow Skin Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake ($68 / box of 4) is a decadent treat.
With the exception of Snow Skin Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake, there is 25% off for purchases made between 1 August and 15 September.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Pamper yourselves with Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s Mid-Autumn sweet treats that will tickle your tastebuds. With the popularity of salted egg yolk at an all-time high, the hotel is introducing a new snow skin flavour – Mini Snow Skin Salted Egg Custard with Manuka Honey Corn Mooncake ($65 / box of 8). Encased in fluffy snow skin, the subtle taste of the salted egg custard is cut off by a balanced sweetness from the corn and Manuka honey.
2015’s creation of the Mini Snow Skin Red Wine Cranberry Paste and Yuzu Lemongrass Mooncake ($65 / box of 8) is making a return due to popular demand, together with all-time signature favourite, Mini Snow Skin Lychee Martini and White Chocolate Mooncake ($65 / box of 8). Enjoy the refreshing yuzu lemongrass twist in the former while the latter contains smooth, creamy filling, with a hint of Martini, encased in decadent white chocolate, all enveloped in a fluffy white snow skin.
Mandarin Orchard has maintained their recipe for the ever popular Baked Mooncake with Single/Double Yolk and White Lotus Paste. Healthier versions include a lower sugar variety such as the Baked Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste ($70 / box of 4). On the other side of the health scale lies the sinful Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts and Jamón Ibérico ($75 / box of 4), upping the traditional recipe with premium Spanish ham. Alternatively, the Baked Mooncake with Azuki Red Bean Paste and Pine Nuts ($70 / box of 4) will satisfy even the fussiest vegetarian.
Mandarin Orchard’s annual treats come in an elegant red custom-designed box of four for baked mooncakes and box of eight for snow skin mooncakes, with baby blue individual boxes encasing each morsels of delight. DBS/POSB cardholders receive 25% discount for early bird purchases between 1 August and 15 August and 20% discount thereafter. All other credit cardholders enjoy 20% and 15% discounts respectively. These discounts are only available at Mandarin Orchard’s Festive Counter.
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
Address: 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Phone: 6831 6320/6262
Email Address: [email protected]
Neo Garden Catering
Savour Neo Garden Catering’s traditional mooncake flavours, hand-baked to a heavenly golden-brown on the outside, with flavoursome fillings inside. These exquisite mooncakes are nostalgically presented in a unique packaging, likened to the old-school tingkat, exuding a rustic vibe that’s aligned to the festive season.
The classic Assorted Fruits & Nuts Mooncake ($58 / box of 4) contains generous portions of fruits and nuts, making it an all-time bestseller for the health-conscious. Red Bean Mooncake ($55/ box of 4) makes its debut this Mid-Autumn Festival and this is another guilt-free indulgence, packed with wholesome nutritional goodness of vitamin B.
Spoilt for choice and can’t decide which flavour to go for? Well, you can opt for the Neo Four Treasures set ($58 / box of 4) which includes Assorted Fruits & Nuts mooncake, Double Yolk White Lotus Seed mooncake, Fragrant Black Sesame mooncake and Single Yolk Emerald Lotus Seed mooncake. You’ll not only just get to taste one, but four unique flavours!
Prepared fresh, and made to melt in one’s mouth, Neo Garden’s luxurious snow skin mooncakes cater to fruit and even caffeine lovers. Its new flavours – Snow Skin Blueberry that makes a great afternoon treat, and Snow Skin Latte Coffee, a silky creation concocted with premium coffee beans – are refreshing takes on the usual mooncake flavours.
OCBC cardholders and Neo Celebrates members will enjoy early bird privileges till 28 August 2016. You will be entitled to 25% off for 2 premium boxes of mooncakes purchased, 30% off for 3 or more premium boxes of mooncakes purchased and 10% off for every Signature Gift Set purchased (inclusive of complimentary delivery). Orders of 100 premium boxes of mooncakes for corporate promotion with customized branding are entitled to 30% off total bill and free customized silkscreen printing of logo, while stocks last.
Neo Garden Catering
Phone: 6896 7757
Old Seng Choong
Attention fans of founder and baker extraordinaire, Daniel Tay, as he has just launched Old Seng Choong’s first Mid-Autumn range of mooncakes, with a large ensemble of seven classic baked mooncakes. Red Bean Orange Peel with Yolk Blend & Pine Nuts Mooncake ($58 nett / box of 4) is influenced by Hong Kong’s red bean soup dessert. Indulge in the thick layer of salted egg yolk at the heart of this mooncake, surrounded by rich red bean paste infused with refreshing hints of orange peel.
Custard Egg Yolk Blend Mooncake ($62 nett / box of 4) is luxuriously filled with sweet and smooth egg custard, complemented by a layer of salted egg yolk paste in the centre for a salty-sweet nuance. White Lotus Paste with Four Yolks Mooncake ($68 nett / box of 4) is so gratifying it will make the ultimate impression. White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk & Melon Seeds Mooncake ($62 nett / box of 4) places emphasis on its decadent white lotus paste, accompanied by crunchy melon seeds and two golden salted egg yolks. Its crunchiness complements the creamy texture of the salted egg yolks.
White Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds Mooncake ($52 nett / box of 4) is the humblest of baked mooncakes and a healthier choice without any egg yolks. Each mouth-watering nugget is filled with premium, smooth white lotus paste and melon seeds. Wu Ren Mooncake ($68 nett / box of 4), made with a thick sugar paste dotted by a myriad of nuts such as melon seeds, walnuts, almonds, sesame seeds and cashew nuts, is bound to please. A surprising tinge of saltiness comes from slivers of Chinese ham. Finally, White Lotus Paste with Yolk Blend Mooncake ($58 nett / box of 4) features scrumptious lotus paste and a layer of salted egg yolk filling.
The one and only snow skin mooncake comes in the flavour of Mao Shan Wang Durian Snow Skin Mooncake ($88 nett / box of 9). The delicate snow skin is generously filled with Mao Shan Wang durian, famous for its rich and creamy texture with a balanced bitter-sweet nuance.
Old Seng Choong’s mooncakes are beautifully encompassed in boxes with vibrant hues of midnight blue and fuchsia pink. Each elegant box evokes a sense of nostalgia and celebration, making it an ideal gift. A 20% early bird discount for online purchases is given between 13 August and 26 August, 15% between 27 August and 2 September and 10% between 3 September and 9 September. DBS/POSB cardholders enjoy an additional 15% off their purchases on top of the early bird discounts offered.
Old Seng Choong
Phone: 6287 0709
Pan Pacific Singapore
Feast your eyes on Hai Tien Lo’s Traditional Four Treasures Baked Mooncakes ($72 / box of 4) encased in a stylishly designed, chic-red packaging. Perfect as a gift set, these four treasures are made up of White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk baked mooncake, Black Sesame with Single Yolk baked mooncake, Green Tea Paste with Single Yolk baked mooncake, as well as, Vegetarian Mixed Nuts baked mooncake.
Black Sesame with Single Yolk Baked Mooncake ($66 / box of 4) makes its first appearance this year, featuring a seamless blend of black sesame paste and fine textured salted egg yolk, guaranteed to entice with its rich aroma. Green Tea Paste with Single Yolk Baked Mooncake ($66 / box of 4) is also introduced for the first time this year. Be charmed by the subtle fragrance, consisting of a lush blend of jade-hued green tea paste and salted egg yolk, enveloped within the golden brown pastry.
Vegetarian Mixed Nuts Baked Mooncake ($72 / box of 4) is specially curated as a healthier option. Containing a nutritious medley of mainly walnuts, almond, preserved melon, sesame seeds, melon seeds, olive seeds and macadamia nuts, Hai Tien Lo’s vegetarian mooncake boasts a nutty texture that gives a surprising crunch with each bite. Usual lard used in mixed nuts mooncake is also replaced by vegetable oil.
Satisfy the durian lover in you with Hai Tien Lo’s Signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake ($76 / box of 4) that is making a comeback this year due to popular demand. Pamper yourselves with generous servings of creamy Mao Shan Wang durian puree, encased in silken snow skin. Each mouthful gives a bitter-sweet finish that’s the ultimate indulgence.
Apart from mooncakes, guests who would like to dine-in at Hai Tien Lo with family and friends to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival may select the opulent Six-Course Mid-Autumn Reunion Set Menu. Guests would be gifted with a complimentary box of Traditional Four Treasures Mooncakes with every order of two set menus. Priced at $128 per person, this set menu is available from 15 August to 15 September 2016 for dine-in at Hai Tien Lo.
The newly minted 2016 Singapore Bib Gourmand awardee brings you six new mooncake creations this Mid-Autumn Festival. Beginning with the Baked Mooncake in Turmeric Skin with Ginger, Lemon Grass and White Lotus Paste ($66 nett / box of 4), this healthy introduction is zesty and rich in taste and contains high level of manganese, iron, fiber, potassium and Vitamin B6 due to its turmeric-infused skin.
Find comfort in another new savoury-sweet and dainty Baked Mini Mooncake with Molten Matcha and Salted Yolk ($62 nett / box of 8), boasting a well-balanced texture of two well-loved ingredients to create a flowing melt-in-your-mouth creamy egg-nog taste.
New Snow Skin flavours introduced this year are the Mini Snow Skin with Rose Lychee and Raspberry Centre ($62 nett / box of 8) and Mini Snow Skin with Dark Valrhona Chocolate, Sea Salt, Peanut Butter, Banana Bits and Feuilletine ($62 nett / box of 8). The former looks as pretty as it is delicious. The naturally tangy yet sweet flavour bears the reminiscence of the famous taste of our local Bandung (rose syrup milk drink). The latter, on the other hand, is irresistible, with a good crunch and not overly sweet yet salty with a bitter aftertaste.
Aside from Peony Jade’s much-adored Mao Shan Wang Durian, Premium Cempadak and Mango Sago & Pomelo Snow Skin mooncakes, the new addition to the “Peony Jade 4 Heavenly Snowskin Flavours” ($76 nett / box of 4) is Wild Blueberries Yoghurt Snow Skin Mooncake that is refreshingly creamy yet light in texture. Lastly, playing along with the current pop cultural phenomenal, Peony Jade is launching Snow Skin “Stunned-Like-Vegetable” Mooncake ($72 nett / box of 4), filled with luscious salted dark Valrohona chocolate, Feuilletine and milk Rocher, which is cute in form and addictive in taste.
Standard Chartered credit and debit cardholders enjoy 20% off purchases between 1 August and 15 September while Citibank, DBS/POSB, UOB and ANZ credit and debit cardholders enjoy up to 15% off in the same period. Bulk purchases between 50 to 200 boxes get 25% off privilege while bulk purchases over 200 boxes get 30% off privilege for orders made before 6 September.
Address: The Keppel Club, Bukit Chermin Road, Singapore 109918
Phone: 6659 4159
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Be awed by Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant’s new, limited-edition Royal Gift Set comprising of White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncakes with Prized Karasumi & Angelica, accompanied with an elegant aged old Pu-er tea set ($188 / box of 4). Besides reaping health benefits, these mooncakes boast three different sensations on your tastebuds – salty, sweet, with a hint of herbal essence. Complemented with aged old Pu-er originating from the Yunnan province in China, the premium mooncakes are encased in a charming red faux crocodile leather two-tier treasure chest hot-stamped with oriental lattice pattern. Personalization of mooncake boxes is also available with a minimum order of 50 boxes of mooncakes.
Back by popular demand is the sleek black and gold White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Truffle, Roasted Chestnut, Waxed Duck & Single Yolk ($80 / box of 4). The shimmering gold-dusted charcoal exterior of this mooncake is bound to impress while its savoury waxed duck bits, complemented with sweet roasted chestnuts leaves a lasting impression. In addition, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant is still offering their popular White Lotus Seed Paste with Chicken Bak Kwa & Assorted Nuts ($64 / box of 4) and White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk ($70 / box of 4).
Besides traditional baked mooncakes, Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant offers snow skin mooncakes. New flavours include Chocolate Brownie with Cookies & Honeycomb ($61 / box of 8) and Salted Caramel with Peanut Praline ($61 / box of 8). The former will please the hearts of chocolate lovers with a decadent chocolate paste and crunchy cookie bits and an oozing honeycomb centre while the latter is a fusion between Asian traditions and Western flavours offering sweet and salty flavours.
For those who would like a little of everything, The Assorted Snow Skin Mooncakes ($66 / box of 8) contains these two new flavours, along with returning favourites – Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean and White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk. Another all-time favourite is the Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Premium Grade Durian Snow Skin Mooncake containing copious amounts of the “Mao Shan Wang” durian.
Available from 11 August to 15 September 2016 at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Forecourt Stall (by the hotel entrance).
The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
This Mid-Autumn Festival, embrace artisan snow skin and classic baked mooncakes from Summer Pavillion, the one Michelin starred Chinese restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.
Attention custard lava lovers! The new Mini Custard Lava with Vanilla ($72 / box of 8), with its immense salted egg yolk flavour, is bound to tantalize tastebuds. Encompassing the fragrance and palatability of a mooncake made from a combination of salted egg yolk and vanilla, it is best savoured warm to elicit the smooth, flowy texture of the custard filling. Let it flow~ let it flow~
For those who prefer going back to our traditional roots, the Assorted Baked Mooncakes set ($72 / box of 4) comes with three different flavours which include the White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, White Lotus Seed Paste and White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Sesame.
Brought back by popular demand, their signature Assorted Mini Snow Skin Martini mooncakes ($70 / box of 8) comprise a colourful array of Appletini, Berrytini, Coffeetini and Lycheetini mooncakes. Appletini is created from green apple liqueur while Berrytini is derived from a fruity mix of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries infused with a hint of vodka. Coffeetini contains dark coffee liqueur while Lycheetini is a delightful blend of fruit liquor with real lychee bits.
Making its debut this year is the Mini Snow Skin Mao Shan Wang Durian mooncake ($70 / box of 8). It is best enjoyed chilled, with its creamy texture and bittersweet aftertaste. Other popular flavours such as Mini Snow Skin Green Tea ($66 / box of 8), Mini White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Sesame ($66 / box of 8), White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk ($76 / box of 4) and more are also available.
A 25% early bird privilege is applicable for online purchases before 14 August, while online purchases from 15 August to 12 September enjoy a 15% privilege.
The St. Regis Singapore
Tantalize your palates this Mid-Autumn Festival with Yan Ting’s four new combinations and creative snow skin mooncakes. Unveil the refreshingly citrusy flavour of pomegranate that balances the sweet red bean chendol paste as you sink your teeth into the Pomegranate Truffle with Red Bean Chendol Paste Snow Skin Mooncake ($75 / box of 8). This introduction is a fascinating marriage of an uplifting burst of flavours and a myriad of beautiful contrasting colours.
Also newly launched this year are the Salted Peanut Truffle with Black Sesame Paste Snow Skin Mooncake ($75 / box of 8) and the Purple Sweet Potato with Water Chestnut and Salted Yam Paste Snow Skin Mooncake ($75 / box of 8). The former boasts a savoury-sweet mooncake, infused with black sesame paste that highlights the salted peanut encased within a milk chocolate truffle – a sublime union of flavours. On the other hand, the latter features traditional ingredients of popular Cantonese desserts. Consisting of a lightly sweet combination that is enhanced with water chestnut bits, the familiar Chinese aromas from the first bite whets your appetite for more.
Moreover, for those with a fondness for salted egg yolk flavour, the Portuguese Custard Paste Snow Skin Mooncake ($73 / box of 8) makes its debut this year. Infused within the yellow-hued snow skin is a fragrant and smooth mixture, a hint of sweet and salty, that lingers on the palate. Fans of Mao Shan Wang Durian will be delighted to hear the return of Yan Ting’s Mao Shan Wang Durian Indulgence Snow Skin Mooncake ($118 / box of 8). This features rich luscious chunks of the premium-grade majestic tropical fruit, exuding robust flavours and alluring aromas.
Going back to time-honoured traditional baked mooncakes, Yan Ting’s gold-hued Baked Mooncake with White Lotus Paste and Single ($76 / box of 4) or Double Yolks ($79 / box of 4) continues to grace this Mid-Autumn Festival. Upping the sinfulness of baked mooncakes this year, Yan Ting is introducing the White Lotus Paste with Four Yolks ($108 / box of 4). The highly sought-after White Lotus Paste with Assorted Nuts and Yunnan Ham Baked Mooncake ($79 / box of 4) will delight gourmands who fancy crunchy textures while the Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts Baked Mooncake ($72 / box of 4) is ideal for those seeking healthful indulgences.
Yan Ting’s mooncakes will be available at Yan Ting restaurant (Level 1U) and La Patisserie (Lobby Level), from 30 July to 15 September. Enjoy early bird privileges at a reduction of 5% from now till 1 September. All prices are subjected to 7% GST as all the prices mentioned comes with a ‘+’.
Hope our list is useful in helping you decide on your preferred mooncakes for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Remember to make your orders early if you don’t want to miss out on these attractive discounts. May this year’s Mid-Autumn delectable treats bring you to the moon and back!
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival,