Mooncakes Singapore 2018 – The Best, the Prettiest, & the Most Delicious
Mid-Autumn Festival is all about bringing family and friends together, and everyone deserves a timeless treat during this special occasion. Celebrate this year’s mid-autumn festival with an array of traditional and snowskin mooncake flavours from some of our favourite brands in Singapore.
This year, Man Fu Yuan unveils four tea-inspired snowskin mooncakes in its exquisite Tea Collection. The Black Sesame with Ambrosial Osmanthus comes highly recommended. The buttery lightness of the osmanthus tea nicely complements the richness of the roasted black sesame, and it will, no doubt, capture your heart.
For those who love English teas, the lovely Earl Grey with Strawberry Chocolate is the perfect indulgence for you. The delicate aroma of earl grey tea is evident with the little tea flakes embedded in the lotus paste. My personal favourite has got to be the White Lotus Paste with Mandarin Peel Chocolate Truffle. The tartness of the citrusy core was just impossible to not love.
Traditionalists who have been long-time supporters of Man Fu Yuan’s baked mooncake collection can choose from a variety of baked mooncakes ranging from an assorted nuts option, to the classic white or red lotus paste mooncake with single or double yolks. Healthier alternatives such as the low-sugar white lotus paste with macadamia are available too.
The mooncakes are available for purchase online from now to 21 September 2018 at InterContinentalShoppe.sg and from now to 24 September 2018 at the Man Fu Yuan Shoppe. You can also purchase them at eight booth locations across Singapore. Guests may enjoy 25% early bird savings when they order mooncakes by 31 August 2018, and an additional 5% savings when they make their purchase online.
Pamper your taste buds with Paradise Group’s newly launched Mini Baked Custard Mooncake Collection! Take your pick from one of the two flavours available — Mini Baked Custard with Molten Salted Egg Yolk ($56/box of 8), and Mini Baked Custard with Pork Floss ($56/box of 8). The mooncakes are brushed with edible gold dust for a touch of elegance.
The Mini Baked Custard with Molten Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake, which leaves a delightfully sweet, yet slightly savoury, aftertaste, is best consumed while warm so one can fully enjoy the smooth and molten custard core. Each box of mooncake will come with a complimentary tin of Paradise Group’s special blend of glutinous rice tea. The hot brew pairs well with the mooncakes.
The Exquisite Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Collection ($56/box of 8) consists of four naturally-coloured mini mooncakes. The skin of the mooncakes is made from ingredients such as coffee, and real fruit puree. Get ready for their Citrus Orange with Lychee Martini Truffle, Coffee Macchiato with Black Sesame Truffle, Jasmine with Hazelnut Crunch Truffle, and Japanese Chestnut with Osmanthus Truffle. The fragrant snow skin and delectable centres are bound to leave you craving for more.
Citibank Credit/Debit Cardmembers and Paradise Group Members can enjoy an early bird discount of 20% on purchases made between 13 and 26 August 2018.
Every year, Bakerzin ups the ante with a highly-anticipated line-up of well-loved mooncakes, showcasing a stunning array of unique flavours made with premium ingredients. Focusing on local flavours unique to Singapore, the new Royal Collection updates the Signature Egg Yolk Blend Mooncakes in 4 delightful floral and local flavours – beetroot gula melaka, osmanthus, charcoal tangerine red bean and pandan.
A limited-edition series with only 1000 boxes in the collection, this is the perfect gifting choice for in-laws, friends and business associates.
Durian-lovers should definitely not miss Bakerzin’s Splendour Collection, a timeless collection of elegant emerald gems made from 100% pure Mao Shan Wang durian. The Fruit Series gets a healthy twist with a new star ingredient – chia seeds. Enjoy Cempedak Chia Seed Snow Skin, Honeydew Chia Seed Snow Skin, Orange Chia Seed Snow Skin and Strawberry Chia Seed Snow Skin.
Keen for a boozy sweet treat? The Prestige Collection is a modern mooncake collection featuring delicious mooncakes infused with all-time favourite liqueurs such as: Apple Vodka, Butterscotch Baileys, Latte Kahlua and Coconut Liqueur. Bakerzin Mooncake Collections will be on sale from 17 July to 24 September 2018 at all Bakerzin outlets and online. The collections will also be available for purchase at Mid-Autumn Festivals booths across Singapore, Cheers, FairPrice Xpress, Fave and Qoo10.
Carlton Hotel Singapore
This year, Carlton Hotel presents to you their delectable dainty mooncakes, of which include their signature Mini Walnut Moontarts with Egg Yolk, and Mini Tuxedo Snowskin Mooncakes.
Introducing the new flavour, Mini Gula Melaka Snowskin Mooncakes ($63/box of 8) is the latest addition to Carlton Hotel’s medley of snowskin flavours. The mooncakes see a generous serving of gula melaka enveloping a crunchy white chocolate ball. If you prefer a more indulgent treat, this is right up your alley.
If you prefer chocolates, Carlton Hotel’s Mini Tuxedo Snowskin Mooncake ($62/box of 8) is impressive. It combines Tuxedo’s signature chocolate cake, crunchy chocolate balls and a serving of fluffy light cream. This marriage is absolutely divine. Mini “Mao Shan Wang” Durian Snowskin Mooncakes ($68/box of 8) is available as well.
The iconic Walnut Moontarts ($62/box of 8), which feature smooth white lotus paste and egg yolk encased in a golden brown pastry, are baked to perfection. The moontart is not cloyingly sweet, and the walnut pieces add a fantastic crunch. If you are looking for a healthier alternative, they also offer a less sweet version ($60/box of 8).
Other popular flavours include Traditional Mixed Nuts ($68/box of 4), Low Sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncakes ($64/box of 4), Assorted Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk ($68/box of 4) and more. Note that the purchase of mooncakes is available from 24 August to 24 September 2018.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
This year, Grand Hyatt Singapore has unveiled four new snowskin mooncakes that will excite your adventurous taste buds! The new Acai Berry Truffle is infused with sweet blackcurrant liqueur and the superfood acai berry. The Teh Tarik and Chocolate Truffle, which pays homage to one of Singaporeans’ favourite beverage, was my personal favourite. I loved how the rich aroma and creaminess of teh tarik was wonderfully captured in this tiny orange mooncake!
Have you tasted herbs in your mooncake before? Neither have I, before my encounter with Grand Hyatt Singapore’s spanking new Green Apple, Basil and Trigona Honey Truffle mooncake! On first bite, the peppery, sweet aroma of basil hits you in full force, with the slightest tanginess from the green apple then surfacing afterwards.
Traditional mooncakes are available at Grand Hyatt Singapore as well. Four different flavours are on offer this year — Red Lotus Double-Yolk with Roasted Melon Seeds, White Lotus Double-Yolk with Roasted Melon Seeds, Sesame Lotus Double-Yolk with Bamboo Ash and White Lotus with Roasted Melon Seeds mooncake.
A box of any four traditional mooncakes, or eight snow-skin mooncakes retails at $78 nett, and you can even mix and match your snowskin or traditional mooncake selections online to ensure that you can have more of your favourite flavours! Enjoy 15% off online orders of any set of snowskin or traditional mooncakes with Grand Hyatt Singapore’s online store from 16 August to 4 September 2018. Read more: https://www.misstamchiak.com/grand-hyatt-mooncake-2018/.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
I’m sure we’ve all over-indulged in calorie-filled mooncakes. Well, if you’re a little more health-conscious, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant has just the mooncakes for you. You can now have your fill of their brand new, low sugar mooncakes!
The Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Hazelnut Crunch Mooncake ($60/ 6 pcs) is a snowskin mooncake that has a delectable chocolate centre, and is packed with crunchy morsels of hazelnut. If you’re looking for a more refreshing and zesty option, try the Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Orange Praline Mooncake ($60/ 6pcs)! These two new flavours join Xin Cuisine’s growing repertoire of healthy and delectable low-sugar mooncakes.
Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk Mooncake, a creation filled with velvety smooth custard and flavourful salted egg yolk centre. Impress your guests with its edible gold leaf delicately topped on the mooncake for a luxurious touch. Durian lovers will also be pleased to know that the popular Xin’s Peranakan Durian Snowskin Mooncake will be back once again. The luxurious durian filling will be encased in a purplish blue soft skin case, naturally coloured using the Blue Pea flower.
All mooncakes are available from now until 24 September 2018. Mooncakes are also available for purchase at the hotel lobby from 27 August 2018, as well as twelve other locations island-wide.
Exclusively for MissTamChiak readers, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has extended their early bird discount until 7 September 2018 for online orders. Simply pop over to https://holidayinnfestive.oddle.me/ and use the promo code MissTamChiak30 and start saving on your mooncakes today!
Hong Kong MX
With its alluring texture and aroma; crafted by the best mooncake craftsmen unique to Hong Kong MX, it is no wonder how the Lava Custard Mooncake was immensely popular and sold out almost immediately last year.
Coming in a pearl-colored gift box, Hong Kong MX original Lava Custard Mooncake goes through a unique ‘double-baking’ process – the salted egg yolks are baked in advance and then baked together with the custard. This process combines the different fragrances and flavors of the egg yolk and the mooncake, allowing customers to enjoy a decadent molten experience without heating up the mooncake.
This year, Hong Kong MX is introducing the Musang King Durian Snowy Gift Box and the Snowy mini 4 – Durian to its delicious range of Snowy Mooncakes. Using only naturally ripened Malaysian Musang King Durians and Hokkaido Milk 3.6 for the mooncake skin, the Musang King Durian Snowy Gift Box combines the fragrance of durian with the smooth texture of the skin to produce a wonderfully delicious product.
In addition, look out for the new Cha Chan Tang- Ho Ho Yum snowskin mooncake collection. Each bite surely reminding customers of their favorite local drinks – Iced Lemon Tea, Red Bean Ice, Milk Tea with Condensed Milk, and 7-Up with Salted Lemons.
This year, Neo Group presents to you their Neo’s Four Treasures ($72) which features a charming selection of baked mooncakes — Assorted Fruits and Nuts, Fragrant Black Sesame, Single Yolk Emerald, and Double Yolk White Lotus Paste.
Purchase any baked mooncakes set and receive your mooncakes in an eye-catching “glasshouse” made entirely of clear acrylic. This makes an excellent gift for loved ones, friends, and clients!
Get ready to sink your teeth into the brand-new Royal Trio Yolk Pastry, which are packed with low-sugar fillings (Yam, Pandan and White Lotus Paste). These tantalising pastries are armed with a melt-in-your-mouth exterior, and deliver a very different kind of mouthfeel as compared to the usual baked and snow skin mooncakes. The Royal Trio Yolk Pastry Collection ($58/8 pieces) comprises of 3 Pandan, 3 Yam, and 2 White Lotus Paste mooncakes.
Neo Group also offers perennial favourites such as the Mao Shan Wang Snow Skin Mooncake ($88/4 pieces), and a unique Blueberry Snow Skin Mooncake ($62 for 4).
Members of the public can enjoy a 15% discount with a minimum purchase of 10 sets, and 20% off with a minimum purchase of 30 sets (till 9 September 2018). Check out http://bit.ly/NGLMC18 to place your orders now!
Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel
From 20 August to 24 September, treat yourself to Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s 11 exquisitely-handcrafted mooncakes. Each mooncake is meticulously crafted by the chefs at the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. The brand-new Royal Mid-Autumn Gift Set ($238 nett) features 4 luxurious Gold-Dusted White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes with Chrysanthemum, Mixed Grains, Serrano Ham & Salted Egg Yolk, and comes with a bottle of premium Villa Girardi Amarone Della Valpolicella 2013 (375ml), wine stopper and wine opener.
Even if you’re a mooncake traditionalist, you’ll love Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s reinvented Chicken Bak-Kwa Baked Mooncake with Assorted Nuts ($70 nett). The Cempedak Paste Baked Mooncakes with Pumpkin Seeds ($78 nett) puts an exciting tropical spin on the classic mooncake. Cut through the beautiful golden crust to reveal a rich, flavourful and sweet cempedak paste.
Those with a sweet tooth will love their snowskin mooncakes. We highly recommend the Mango Yoghurt Snowskin Mooncakes with Lime Margarita Truffle ($68 nett). This decadent dessert is a feast for both the eyes and the stomach. With a lime margarita truffle nestled in a bed of luscious, homemade mango yoghurt, the parcel promises a refreshing, fruity burst of flavour in every bite.
Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel
Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Phone: 6831 4708
TungLok Group launches its range of 2018 healthier TungLok Mooncakes. Developed in line with the Health Promotion Board’s Healthier Dining Programme guidelines, TungLok’s lower-Sugar mooncakes contains 30% less sugar but still retains the great taste of a typical full-sugar mooncake.
You can look forward to enjoying TungLok lower-sugar mooncakes in 9 flavours, including: 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,
Apart from the range of Lower Sugar mooncakes this year, TungLok is also launching its White Lotus with Nuts Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes that infuses Moringa Leaf into its skin. Moringa Leaf is known to have many important health benefits, including improving digestion and reducing inflammation.
TungLok Mooncakes are available at TungLok restaurants, Fairprice Xpress, Cheers at Esso Stations, and selected Cheers stores from now until 24 September 2018; as well as at Takashimaya Square B2 from 22 August to 24 September 2018.