When it comes to mooncakes, not all of us will enjoy a strawberry lime margarita snowskin. Sometimes, we just yearn for a simple yet elegant traditional baked mooncake every time Mid-Autumn Festival comes around. For those of you already nodding at the screen in agreement, read on to see our pick of 5 all-time favourite classic mooncakes, each with a stunning egg yolk at its core.
If you have a penchant for salted egg yolk, you’ll love the Traditional Baked White Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks Mooncake from Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. What you get in every bite is a rather divine mix of sweet lotus paste contrasting against the savoury yolk. Price: $88/ box of 4 pcs Available at: Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel Lobby and mooncake booths at Change Alley (last day 25 Sep), Takashimaya, Jurong Point, JEM, AMK Hub and VivoCity till 27 Sep. till 27 Sep. Orders can also be made online here. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230
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Made only with the best lotus seeds, the Baked Mooncake with White Lotus Paste and Single or Double Yolks over at Yan Ting is a classic signature from its gold-hued mooncake assortment. Two more nuttier traditional options include: Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts Baked Mooncake and the White Lotus Paste with Assorted Nuts and Yunnan Ham Baked Mooncake. Price: $76/ box of 4 pcs (single yolk), $79/ box of 4 (double yolk) Available at: Yan Ting restaurant (Level 1U) and La Patiserrie (Lobby Level) till 27 Sep. Yan Ting, The St Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road Level 1U, Singapore 247911
For guiltless indulgence, go for Cherry Garden's Traditional Mooncake with Low Sugar Silver Lotus Paste and Double Yolk. Besides being a lot less sweet than most mooncakes, this healthier baked classic isn’t as greasy either. However, if you prefer stronger flavours, try the new Chef’s Signature Pecan Maple Praline Mooncake instead. Price: $68/ box of 4 pcs Available at: Mandarin Oriental Singapore and mooncake booths at Takashimaya and VivoCity till 27 Sep. Cherry Garden, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue Level 5, Singapore 039797
Besides its perennial snowskin favourites, Jade Restaurant also makes some exquisite traditional mooncakes. We recommend getting The Fullerton Baked Treasures, which comes in a classic box comprising 4 pieces of golden custard mooncake and a choice of two White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes – with single yolk, double yolk or plain. Price: $69/ box Available at: The Fullerton Cake Boutique (Lobby Level) till 27 Sep. Jade Restaurant, The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square (Lobby), Singapore 049178
For traditionalists who prefer classic flavours synonymous with the Mid-Autumn, you can count on Summer Pavilion's Chef Cheung and his culinary team for their range of baked mooncakes. Returning favourites such as the White Lotus Seed with Double Yolk never disappoint and all mooncakes come presented elegantly in a golden box with double drawers, making a perfect gift for business associates and loved ones alike. Price: $66/ box of 4pcs Available at: The Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore (Level 3) and mooncake booths at Millenia Walk, Takashimaya Square, VivoCity, Raffles Exchange Link and Century Square till 27 Sep. Summer Pavilion, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Written by Peh Yi Wen