It’s that time of the year to indulge your senses in sweet tasty mooncakes! There is such a wide variety of mooncakes available in the markets, but do you know which ones are worth it? Well, we’re help to help you find the Top 10 Ranked Mooncakes! Check out our shortlist we’ve prepared for you in no order of preference.
1. Durian Snowskin Mooncake
At $38.80 (8pcs)
From 16 Aug – 19 Sep / 15 Aug – 19 Sep (Takashimaya Mooncake Fair)
When it comes to selecting durian paste, D’Bun does it best. D’Bun Durian Snowskin Mooncake uses pure D24 durian paste without fillers so you are guaranteed quality and consistency. The durian paste is sweet and very fresh. Its slightly meaty texture blended very well with the delicate snowskin, made with their own specially selected flour. The experience is sensational as the mooncake will literally melt in your mouth.
If you are not such a fan of durian, try the Oreo Cheese with Blueberry Snowskin Mooncake, which is a home-made recipe of fine oreo crust, specially imported cream chesse and rich blueberry filling. For those who prefer something less sweet, try the Japanese Azuki Beans with White Lotus Paste Snowskin Mooncake. It uses a reduced sugar version to provide for a healthier alternative. D’Bun mooncakes can be purchased from their Joo Chiat shop, or at the Takashimaya Mooncake Fair.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea Nicely packed in customised mooncake boxes, you can gift D’Bun mooncakes to your friends or family.
358 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427603
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/DBunSG
2. Low Sugar Baked Piglets with Pandan Paste and Single Yolk
By Majestic Restaurant, New Majestic Hotel
At $34 (2pcs) / $64 (4pcs)
From 16 Aug – 19 Sep
These will surely bring about nostalgic memories of thin freshly baked piglet mooncakes packed in small elongated coloured baskets – which can still be found in most wet markets. This year, New Majestic takes it up a notch by designing it in a spherical shape. We thought the baked piglets tasted as good as they looked, they had the perfect balance of velvety pandan white lotus paste and savoury yolk encased in well baked skin. If you still prefer the customary look of mooncakes, try the Traditional Baked Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds.
Majestic Restaurant, New Majestic Hotel
31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
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3. Mini Mango Lemongrass
By PrimaDéli Bakeries
At $4.50 (1pc) / $41.80 (9pcs)
From 12 Aug – 19 Sep
Prima Déli stays true to its roots of a home-grown bakery by infusing four locally loved fruity and nutty flavours in its snowskin mooncakes. For something fruity, try the Mini Mango Lemongrass. It has the perfect balance of tangy mango and refreshing lemongrass that will send you to the moon and back. The Mini Lychee has chunky slabs of lychee flesh so every bite is like savouring the fruit itself. For something nutty, try the Mini Pistachio which is densely filled with crushed pistachio bits. If you are not such a fan of pistachio, try the Mini Chocolate Toffee with Macadamia. Its smooth chocolatey centre mixed with crushed sweet macadamia bits blended really well with the soft snowskin texture.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/primadeli
4. Mixed Nuts with Iberico Ham
By Li Bai, Sheraton Towers Singapore
At $60 (4pcs)
From 19 Aug – 19 Sep
Chef Chung Yiu Ming famed for his Cantonese culinary skills has introduced new flavours in Li Bai’s baked and snowskin mooncakes. One of them is an adventurous combination of Mixed Nuts and Iberico Ham which different tastes and textures worked surprisingly well together. In our opinion, it definitely brought savoury mooncakes up to a whole new level. One other new flavour is the Mini Cranberry and Chrysanthemum Truffle Snowskin which harmonises smooth white lotus paste and bold cranberry with hints of chrysanthemum.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea Decked in a contemporary mooncake packaging with golden hinged clasp, Li Bai mooncakes will make a presentable and ideal gift to a business associate.
Li Bai, Sheraton Towers Singapore
Thirty-Nine Scotts Road, Singapore 228230
Tel: 68395636 / 68395623
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SheratonTowersSingapore
5. Power Berries Berries Mooncake
By Peony Jade
At $55 (8pcs)
From 8 Jul – 8 Sep (Online) / 1 Aug – 19 Sep (Onsite) / Mid-August – 19 Sep (Roadshows)
Don’t let your indulgences add to your waistline. Select your mooncakes with antioxidant and vitamin C such as the Mini Snowskin Power Berries Berries. Its superb mix of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and mulberries worked harmoniously together, delivering both sweet and sour flavours we reckon will be thoroughly loved by the ladies. However, don’t wait too long to get these as only 500 boxes of these gems are available.
Other robust flavours include Mini Salted Gula Melaka with Coconut and Valrhona Dark Chocolate Pearl Mooncake, Mini Snowskin Pink Guava with Avocado and Passion Fruit Mooncake, and Mini Snowskin Cream Cheese Mango Mooncake.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea Presented in a red lacquered gift box with a black trimming, it easily doubles up as a treasure trove beyond the season. You also get a reusable tote bag in red and yellow imprinted with a bold Peony flower, making it the ideal gift to close friends and family.
6. Royal Milk Tea Snowskin Mooncake with Red Bean Paste and White Chocolate Champagne
By Yan Ting, St Regis
At $68.80 (8pcs)
From 19 Aug – 19 Sep
St Regis truly rises up to its name of purveyor of authentic Cantonese delicacies. Each mooncake is crafted with carefully selected ingredients certain to delight your tastebuds. A must try is the Royal Milk Tea Snowskin Mooncake with Red Bean Paste and White Chocolate Champagne. Hints of sweet champagne nestled in soft white chocolate truffle paired with red bean paste was so delightful.
Other delectable flavours include Green Tea Snowskin Mooncake with Melon Seeds, Mixed Berries Snowskin Mooncake with Strawberry Paste and Purple Sweet Potato Snowskin Mooncake. All of which were super impressive, had bold flavours that do not overpower the softly infused snowskin, light on the tastebuds and delivered their own sweet after-tastes that makes you long for more.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea Designed in the structure of a vertical drawer, Yan Ting mooncakes are individually packed, look lavish and ideal as a corporate gift.
Yan Ting, St Regis
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/stregissingapore
7. Signature Yam Paste Mooncake
By Long Jiang Classic
At $24.80 (2pcs) / $44.80 (4pcs)
From 15 Aug – 19 Sep
These unique textured Yam Paste Mooncakes are known as one of Singapore’s must have mooncake since 1988. It was created by Chef Wong Heng Ah’s at former Long Jiang SiChuan Restaurant located at ex-Crown Prince Hotel. The brilliant combination of traditional of Teo Chew’s Yam Paste encased in deep fried flaky pastry maintained a certain level of moisture, thickness and silkiness that was simply irresistible. Other equally good baked flavours include Five Assorted Seeds, Black Sesame Paste with Single Yolk and Pure Pandan Paste.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea These irresistible mooncakes are presented in an innovative and elegant packaging of royal purple colour. It has stackable boxes with a handle on top for easy handling, making it an ideal corporate gift.
Long Jiang Classic
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8. Snow Lotus Konnyaku Mooncake
By Crystal Jade
At $20 (4pcs)
From 5 Aug – 19 Sep
Crystal Jade offers an interesting twist to its selection of mooncakes this year – Konnyaku jelly mooncakes which you can eat over and again without feeling like you have over-indulged. If you are a tea lover, you might find pleasure in the Snow Lotus Konnyaku Mooncake for its light floral flavour. This delicacy is also apparently a favourite among the Royal Family in Yunnan Gui Zhou. Alternatively, you can try the Rose & Red Date Konnyaku Mooncake that will give a slightly more wholesome experience. Other unique flavours include its selection of yogurt pudding mooncakes such as the Soursop Yogurt Pudding Mooncake with Lychees and Guava Yogurt Pudding Mooncake with Aloe Vera.
Crystal Jade Mooncake Hotline: 65120800, (Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm)
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9. Summery Pomelo Mooncake in Mango Snow Skin
By Paradise Group
At $24 (4pcs) / $44 (8pcs) Assorted Flavours
From 1 Aug – 16 Sep (Online) / 16 Aug – 19 Sep (Selected Outlets)
These summery fruity sensations inject vibrant colours and flavours to the traditional mid-autumn festival. If you are a lover of the popular Chinese dessert, Mango with Pomelo and Sago, you might find delight in the Summery Pomelo Mooncake in Mango Snow Skin. It manages to balance the honeyed-sweetness of the mango with the tartness of the pomelo paste so well together. Other vibrant flavours include Revitalising Green Apple Mooncake in Green Apple Snow Skin, Energizing Orange Walnut Mooncake in Orange Snow Skin and Rejuvenating Cranberry Mooncake in Strawberry Snow Skin.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea Encased in an electric blue mooncake packaging with floral embossments, and sealed with a classy metal clasp. Paradise Group mooncakes will make an ideal gift to a business associate.
10. White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts
By Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore
At $50.80 (4pcs)
From 15 Jul – 17 Sep (Online) / 1 Jul – 19 Sep (Enquiries)
Man Fu Yuan White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Mooncake delivers a pleasant level of sweetness that does not overpower but enhances the flavours of the macadamia nuts and snowskin. We thoroughly enjoyed the combination of crunchy and soft textures. Peranakan dessert lovers might find pleasure in the Pulot Hitam Mooncake which is filled with creamy black glutinous rice pudding. Other unique flavours include Green Tea Paste with Dragon ball Jasmine and Sesame Paste with White Sesame Seeds Mooncake which are both acquired tastes.
Packaging Design / Gift Idea Man Fu Yuan ensures your mid-autumn experience is perfect and complete with an award-winning Chinese calligraphic packaging that is unique to the year of the Rabbit. You also get a complimentary bag of fresh, aromatic chamomile tea leaves with your purchase, making it the ideal gift to someone dear to you.
Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore
80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Tel: 68208519 / 68208520 / Tea Hut 68251008
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ICSingapore