TL;DR – From traditional to quirky flavours, we’ve got you covered.
Mid-Autumn festival is coming up which means it’s time to binge on mooncakes!
1. Shang Palace
Ever tried Bird’s Nest Mooncakes? Handcrafted by Shang Palace, the mooncakes here are made with the finest bird’s nest and tangy yuzu filling encased in fluffy snowskin. Look out for the Chocolate Salted Toffee Snowskin mooncake, specially created with an exquisite cocoa dark chocolate filling mixed with sea salt toffee. The silk boxes make good reasons to buy them too, with their beautiful latticed treasure chests resembling imperial jewellery boxes fit for royalty.
Address: Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
2. Summer Palace
Inspired by Singapore’s history as a port for spice trade, Regent Singapore specially designed a spice carrier box to hold the mooncakes. The two new spice infused snowskin flavours, Pineapple and Pink Peppercorn and Cinnamon Red Bean, sound pretty interesting too!
Address: Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715
3. Golden Peony
Who knew you could get your bak kwa fix with mooncakes? Introducing Golden Peony’s special this year – the Custard and Bak Kwa in Crispy Charcoal Filo Pastry. Other new varieties for snowskin flavours include Gin & Tonic, Bubble Tea with Butterscotch, Mango Cream Cheese and Green Tea with Yuzu Truffle.
Address: Conrad Centennial Singapore, 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982
4. The Ritz Carlton Hotel
The Ritz Carlton‘s signature Assorted Mini Snowskin Martini mooncakes see two new exquisite flavours this year, Mangotini and Orangetini. Infused with liquor, these are easily the most impressive mooncakes to give your bosses or clients.
Address: The Ritz Carlton, 7 Raffles Avenue
5. Man Fu Yuan
Stepping up the mooncake game and adding an interesting twist to its usual look, Man Fu Yuan carved its little goodies this year into shapes of blooming flowers. In line with its Garden Collection, the mooncakes are equally decadent with flavours such as Roselle and Red date or Rose and Pistachio.
Address: InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
6. Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
Of course, the flavours get more and more exciting every year. Wan Hao presents to you the Parma Ham (yup, that’s right!) mooncake. If you’re a traditionalist, then there’s the Salted White Lotus Seed Paste, Pistachios and Single Yolk Baked Mooncakes as well. Alternatively, you might want to try their artisan flavours such as Coconut Paste with Hazelnuts Baked Mooncakes, White Chocolate with Apricot Snowskin Mooncakes and Honey Lemon Lotus Seed Paste with Lychee Martini Truffle Snowskin Mooncakes.
Address: Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Year after year, Hong Kong’s Mei-Xin brings you their signature Lava Custard mooncakes and award-winning Snowy and traditional mooncakes. Enjoy these super cute Marvel mooncakes embossed with Iron Man’s helmet and the crest of the Avengers.
More information on http://www.sgmeixin.com/
8. Awfully Chocolate
Whatever’s the question, chocolate is always the answer and what better way to satisfy your cravings than with chocolate mooncakes! Bringing to you Dark Moon and White Moon, these fine mooncakes by Awfully Chocolate is well, awfully chocolatey. The former is made with premium dark chocolate with a smooth nutty praline filling with a white chocolate ‘yolk’ centre encased in a chocolate shell while the latter is made with premium white chocolate ganache infused with fresh vanilla bean, chocolate cake and a white chocolate ‘yolk’ centre.
More information on http://awfullychocolate.online/
If you have not tried mooncakes from Bakerzin, it’s time you should! Personally, they’re my favourite of the lot and this year, you can get your alcohol kick along with your mooncakes with flavours such as Apple Vodka Snowskin, Butterscotch Baileys Snowskin, Coconut Liquer Snowskin and Latte Kahlua Snowskin mooncakes.
More information on https://www.bakerzin.com/mooncake/
10. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a Salted Egg flavour. These Mini Salted Egg Custard mooncakes from Li Bai are filled with a molten liu sha centre. This Cantonese restaurant also serves up other mooncakes such as the Mini Snowskin Green Tea White Lotus Seed with Passion-Fruit Truffle Mooncake and Mini Snowskin White White Lotus Seed with Strawberry Sea Salt Truffle Mooncake.
Address: Sheraton Towers, 39 Scotts Road