Mid-autumn Festival is unanimously synonymous with reunion and auspiciousness, and a traditional occasion to sit down, enjoy slices of mooncakes with a cup of Oolong tea with your family. As the festive season comes swinging in full force, Singapore’s mooncakes took it up a notch, regardless of its flavor or packaging. Here is a list of the top 15 mooncakes or mooncakes sets that we adore.
1. Park Hotel Group
Classical White Lotus Paste with Six Yolks Mooncake
Park Hotel’s Group realizes the significance of this special festival, therefore focusing on a traditional mooncake that embodies kinship and reunion. This larger-than-usual mooncake features a fresh filling made of high-grade lotus paste and six salted egg yolks. Other than the classic white lotus paste, it comes in Teochew Mung Bean flavor and also Red Bean and Winter Melon. More inclined to alternative flavors? Then go for their exquisitely crafted snowskin mooncakes such as Apple with Cherry Brandy Truffle and Royal Topaz with Nougat & Chocolate Pops.
2. A.Hans Bakes
Mooncakes? Cupcakes? Mooncakes cupcakes? Yes, mooncakes cupcakes. Food mashups are so in the trend right now that everything can be thought of, so it’s only time that mooncakes cupcakes are in the market these days. After two years of mooncake cupcakes sold, A.Hans Bakes came up with 4 other variations, namely Orh-ni, Matcha Azuki, Pandan Chocolate and Durian. These refined-looking baked goods consist of paste stuffed in fluffy cupcakes and then topped with cream cheese. And oh, not to forget how lovely they look!
For orders and enquiries:
Whatsapp: 9336 9437
78A Serangoon Garden Way
3. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Mooncake flavors are constantly evolving, somewhat to the extent of the unthinkable. Black Truffle, Roasted Chestnut, Waxed Duck and Single Yolk with White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake and the Jalapeno and Chicken Bak-Kwah with White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake created by the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel are epitomical examples. Tackling a superb balance between sweet and savory, each bite of their baked mooncake brings a sense of novelty and excitement. For more pleasant surprises to raise brows, look out for their snowskin mooncakes such as the Sour Plum with Portuguese Custard and Lime Puree Snowskin Mooncake. Also, their mooncakes are low in sugar, so don’t worry about piling on the pounds this festive season.
For orders and enquiries:
Tel: 6831 4708
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Rd
Tel: 6831 4605
Opening Hour: 11.00am – 3.00pm
4. Carlton Hotel Singapore Wah Lok Chinese Restaurant
With so many mooncakes out there, you might want something different, yet presentable as a gift. Mini Walnut Moontarts created by top-notch pastry chefs in Carlton Hotel delivers a unique coupling of smooth white lotus paste and egg yolk enveloped in crisp fragrant crust. If you’re looking for a gift for the health conscious, they have a low sugar alternative without egg yolk too. These dainty pastries are placed in a beautifully designed gift set box when you order 8 of them. Durian-anything has an unfailing effect on us. Fresh and without preservatives, the Mini “Mao Shan Wang” Durian Snowskin Mooncakes would certainly make an impression with their luscious durian pulp that’s enveloped in a pillow-light snowskin.
Exclusively for UOB, Citibank, DBS/POSB, BOC & AMEX cardholders:
• 29 Aug – 11 Sep 2015 20% off 1 – 30 boxes purchased
• 12 Sep – 27 Sep 2015 15% off all mooncakes
• 25% off 31 boxes or more purchased
*Valid when payment is made with a UOB, Citibank, DBS/POSB, BOC or AMEX card. All prices are subject to GST. Not valid with other ongoing promotions, discounts, privileges, vouchers and offers.
For orders and enquiries:
Tel: 6349 1292
5. Mandarin Orchard Singapore
If you’re a huge believer that Mid-autumn Festival should be all about the classic mooncakes, then Mandarin Orchard Singapore would not disappoint. Their Baked Mooncake with Single/Double Yolk and White Lotus Paste does not taste overwhelmingly sweet but still, a lower sugar variety is available with the Baked Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste for the health conscious. Also notable is how they do an interesting change with the Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts and Jamón ibérico and especially the Baked Mooncake with Azuki Red Bean Paste and Pine Nuts.
DBS/POSB credit card holders will receive 25% discount for purchases during the early bird period between 19 and 27 August and 20% discount thereafter. All other credit card holders enjoy 20% and 15% off respectively. Discounts are only available at the hotel’s Deli Counter.
For orders and enquiries:
Tel: 6831 6320 / 6831 6262
Mandarin Orchard Singapore
333 Orchard Road
Tel: 6737 4411
6. Raffles Hotel
This year, Raffles Hotel relaunches their signature snowskin mooncake set – a winning combination of traditional Chinese and classic English. One such example is the Snow-Skin Earl Grey Tea and Pearl Truffle Mooncake with its core a rich milk chocolate truffle infused with premium earl grey tea, and studded with tiny, dark chocolate-coated cereal puffs for a delicate crunch. The Snow-Skin Raffles Cognac Truffle Mooncake would be pleasing to the tastebuds, for it boasts a slightly bitter dark chocolate center with a kick of brandy without being too overwhelming. Among 6 of their snowskin mooncakes, the Snow-Skin Champagne Truffle and Ganache Mooncake would be the most iconic and original creation, containing creamy white lotus paste with a Champagne white chocolate truffle at its heart.
1 Beach Road
Tel: 6337 1886
Mooncakes are often savored in between sips of Chinese tea, but what about a union between these two? Sucre, well-known for their gourmet pineapple truffles, makes a hybrid between two most traditional teas – Oolong with Pu-er and Oolong with Osmanthus – with premium grade lotus paste, which makes a lovely option when you want to indulge in something just a little different. Creating a contrast with their varieties of traditional baked mooncakes such as White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts and Premium Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds, the contemporary-designed gift box that comes with every four mooncakes purchased manifests the impression of mid-autumn. Also, their last year’s best-selling White Lotus Seed Paste with Cherries returns this year to stand hand-in-hand with the perennial favorite, White Lotus Seed Paste with Pineapple and Single Yolk.
6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #02-23
Naiise, Clarke Quay Central Shopping Mall
Youngsters who loves a twist to snowskin mooncake would be more than happy to get your hands on PrimaDeli’s mooncake collection. This Mid-Autumn Festival, PrimaDéli adds five new flavours to its collection of snowskin mooncakes such as Thai Milk Tea with Black Pearl, The Tiramisu and Cookies and Cream. Thai Milk Tea with Black Pearl infuses real Thai black tea leaves into the snowskin and boasts a delectable center of black mochi, white chocolate and whipped cream that taste almost like the real thing. Big fan of cookies and cream? PrimaDeli’s take on this all-time favorite is made using cream cheese and Oreo cookies for added crunch. Their zesty flavors such as the Orange with Valrhona Chocolate Pearls and Soursop with Guava will also make a comeback this season. The Royal Gift set which features nine mini snowskin mooncakes including Cranberry Cheese and Mango Lemongrass remains PrimaDéli’s bestseller.
Visit PrimaDeli website for more purchase details.