While it is wonderful to once again indulge in our favourite signature mooncakes once Mid-Autumn Festival hits, we’re always intrigued to discover the newest flavours conjured up by the chefs. They say great minds think alike, and indeed they do. Take a look at our guide below to discover what’s trending amongst mooncake creations this year. Also, don't miss our giveaway at the end of this article!
Get nostalgic with Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel's new Teh Tarik with Chocolate Pearls Snowskin Mooncake. Marrying one of our favourite kopitiam drinks with rich and crunchy chocolate pearls, this childhood sweetheart of a mooncake is carefully balanced with mildy sweet lotus paste. Price: $60/ box of 8 Available till 27 Sep. To order, visit www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes or call 6831 4708.
Amongst Bakerzin’s most extensive range of mooncakes yet, the new Celebration Collection features snow skins inspired by local desserts. Our favourite of the four: Pandan Coconut Gula Melaka Snow Skin. Every layer from the pandan snowskin to the sweet and gooey gula melaka centre syncs nicely and it is almost as if you’re eating ondeh ondeh instead. Price: $68/box of 8 pcs (2 pcs per flavour) Available till 27 Sep. Order online at www.bakerzin.com or at any Bakerzin outlet.
Joining The Fullerton Hotel’s signature Pandan Gula Melaka Snow Skin mooncake this year, is the new Green Bean with Sweet Potato and White Lotus Seed Paste. Inspired by the local dessert, it comes wrapped in a pastel orange velvety snow skin. And the green bean and sweet potato paste gives off an aromatic whiff with just the right amount of sweetness, taste wise. Price: $58 for Classic box; $71 for Premium box (Box of 4 pcs each) Available till 27 Sep at The Fullerton Cake Boutique located on the lobby level of The Fullerton Hotel. To order, please call 6877 8943 or email email@example.com.
For those looking for a fresh take on alcoholic mooncakes, this is it. Grand Hyatt has stepped forth this year with a Strawberry Lime Margarita Truffle Snow Skin that we’re pretty sure the ladies will love. These preservative-free and sweet-smelling morsels made with strawberry compound, white and strawberry chocolate and lemon puree. Even if pink isn’t your colour, you’ll be blushing as soon as the tequila hits. Price: $69 nett/ box of 8pcs Available in mezza9 (11am to 10:30pm) and at the lobby shop (11am to 10pm) till 27 Sep.
It’s about time someone came up with a grape-flavoured mooncake and a Japan Kyoho Grape Mooncake, no less. Part of the new Peony Jade 4 Little Heavenly Kings Premium Fruitti Mini Snowskin range, this rare seasonal snow skin showcases the characteristic sweetness and meaty pulp of the prized fruit and tastes almost candy-like. Another new creation worth a mention is the tangier Mini New Zealand Golden Kiwi with Strawberry Centre Snow Skin. Price: $76 nett/8 pcs Available till 27 Sep at both Peony Jade outlets. To order, call 6659 4159, or visit www.pjmooncakes.com or www.peonyjade.com. Last day for collection of online orders is 20 Sep, 5pm.
One of the most unique mooncakes this year has to be Goodwood Park’s newest snowskin creation, Pineapple, Lemongrass and Dark Cherry Snowskin Mooncake. Not only does the exterior stand out with watercolour-inspired hues of green and yellow, but the light pineapple puree infused with lemongrass and a macerated dark cherry also delights with its marshmallow-like consistency and texture. Price: $33/ box of 2 pcs or $54/ box of 4 pcs Available till 27 Sep. To order, visit the Deli from 9am to 9pm daily, call 6730 1867/1868 or place orders online at festivepromotions.goodwoodparkhotel.com. Last pre-order date is 21 Sep, 5pm.
Paying homage to the nation’s 50th with a Merlion emblem, Swensen’s SG50 Moon Gems comes cloaked with a brand new pastry skin recipe in new local flavours. Crunchy Milo and Yummy Yam aside, we recommend Lychee Dreams, where the restaurant’s Lychee ice cream is blended with the fragrant translucent flesh of lychee – great for those who prefer lighter and truly refreshing flavours. Price: $35.80/ box of 4 (with choice of flavours) Available till 27 Sep at all Swensen’s and Earl Swensen’s outlets. No pre-orders required.
Infused with the specially customized blend of Darjeeling and Jasmine tea, the Regent Blend Tea with Lemon Paste mini snowskin mooncake is a harmonious blend of sweet and tangy notes. If you like complex and earthy flavours, get the Pu’er Tea with Red Dates version instead. The box packaging features a Chinese tea pot embellishment, making it all the more a perfect gift for tea connoisseur loved ones! Price: $60/ box of 8 pcs Available till 27 Sep at Regent Hotel Singapore. To order, call 6725 3239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Advanced orders of at least one day prior to collection is required.
Over at Li Bai, Chef Chung debuts four flavours, including two crafted for those who have a penchant for salted egg yolk and a healthier red date and apricot snow skin. The fourth, Mini Green Tea White Lotus Seed Paste with Yuzu Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake, offers a citrus zest amidst the bitter sweet green tea flavour for absolute balance. Price: $56/ box of 8 pcs Available till 27 Sep at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel Lobby.
Raffles Singapore’s Snow-Skin Champagne Truffle and Ganache mooncakes are a must-have for many, but if you’re on the hunt for something new, try the new Snow-Skin Earl Grey and Pearl Truffle Mooncake. What you get at the very core, is a rich milk chocolate truffle infused with premium earl grey tea. And for extra crunch, it comes studded with tiny dark chocolate-coated cereal puffs. Price: $70/ box of 8 pcs Online sales orders can be made at www.rafflesmooncake.com/order/ till 20 Sep; collection at The Raffles Singapore Mooncake Shop. For enquiries, please call 6412 1122 or email email@example.com
Prima Déli certainly made our dreams come true by introducing a Thai Milk Tea with Black Pearl snowskin mooncake this year. Using Thai black tea leaves for its subtle floral notes, the centre features a chewy mochi core with white chocolate and whipped cream to resemble the popular Thai beverage. Other new and notable flavours include Peanut Butter Crunch and bestsellers Cranberry Cheese and Mango Lemongrass. Price: $5.60/pc or $48.80/ box of 9 mini; $12.70/pc or $47.80/ box of 4 regular-sized Available at all Prima Deli outlets.
Written by Peh Yi Wen