It’s once again almost that time of the year, when the Mid-Autumn Festival brings celebration with the family, colourful lanterns and not forgetting – those yummy mooncakes. Though traditionally many mooncakes had a simple lotus seed paste filling with an egg yolk centre, today, you can find modern infusions and creative fillings that will send your tastebuds on an adventure. If you’re like us and can’t wait to get your hands on these little goodies, here’s 13 places to get your mooncake fix this Mid-Autumn Festival 2017. Also, stay tuned to the end of this post for a GIVEAWAY!
This year, Bakerzin presents a very special selection of mooncakes with eight different collections and more than 20 flavours to choose from. From traditional baked mooncakes to snowskin favourites, Bakerzin’s mooncakes are handcrafted with premium low sugar lotus paste for all health-conscious foodies out there. Our pick are the 4 collections of Heavenly, Prestige, Pure Divine and Signature.
For those who enjoy a little alcohol in their mooncakes, the Prestige Collection will suit perfectly. Featuring liqueur-infused white chocolate truffle ganache, every slice replicates a shot that scores with its alcohol nuances excellently. Our favourites are the Apple Vodka Snow Skin 苹果伏特加冰皮 which is deliciously refreshing and not too overpowering, while on the other end of the spectrum the Latte Kahlua Snow Skin 拿铁咖啡甜酒冰皮 matches the coffee latte and refined aroma pleasantly.
Pure Divine Collection
For a fruity twist, the Pure Divine Collection features sweet and colourful pastel gems waiting to invigorate you with tangy exotic flavours. Savour in the likes of Cempedak Snow Skin 小波罗密冰皮, Honeydew with Apricot Snow Skin 蜜瓜甜杏冰皮, Taiwan Green Mango Snow Skin (台湾香芒冰), and Yuzu Snow Skin 香柚冰皮.
For those craving traditional baked mooncakes, Bakerzin’s Signature Collection is the ideal choice, featuring the beloved Premium Egg Yolk Blend with a thick layer of perfectly cured and aromatic salted egg yolk paste in the centre.
Bakerzin 2017 Crème De La Crème Mooncake Collections will go on sale from 7th August until 4th October 2017. Available for online order at www.bakerzin.com/mooncake or at all Bakerzin and Nom La La by Bakerzin outlets in Singapore. Early Bird Discount of 15% (DBS/POSB) + 15% (Public) is happening from 21 to 31 August 2017 while PAssion / SAFRA can enjoy 10% (PA/SAFRA) + 15% (Public).
Address: 7 Locations across Singapore
Contact: +65 6455 8885
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2. Cat & the Fiddle
A Singapore-born brand by Pastry Chef Daniel Tay, Cat & the Fiddle celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with the inaugural launch of its first cheesecake inspired snowskin mooncake series. Themed “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon-cake”, this series celebrates the whimsical side of the brand inspired by “Hey Diddle Diddle”.
Besides the deep backstory, Cat & the Fiddle offers five cheesecake snowskin mooncakes of blueberry, strawberry, cookies and cream, chocolate and durian. An ingenious creation, we especially enjoyed the Oreo cookies and cream cheesecake which we find the most suiting to our tastebuds, with lotus paste, biscuit crumbs and dark chocolate ganache encased in a white chocolate sphere. Another showstopper is the Chocolate cheesecake mooncake, laced with orange vodka in a heart of a dark chocolate ganache.
Aside from their unique mooncake selections, Cat & the Fiddle has one of the more creative boxes this year, featuring colourful characters of the nursery rhyme and a tray that reveals a full moon blooming as you pull it out. Cat & the Fiddle Snowskin Mooncakes go on sale online: 22 August – 4 October 2017
Cat & the Fiddle
Address: 171 Kampong Ampat, KA Foodlink #05-04, Singapore 368330 (Map)
Contact: +65 6287 0077
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3. Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee)
Fancy traditional handmade mooncakes from one of the more authentic spots in Singapore? Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee), a household name in Singapore makes their mooncakes from original recipes passed down through generation. What’s more, all of their mooncakes contains olive kernel, a healthier choice for health-conscious foodies out there.
Mini Macadamia Butter Pastry White Lotus Paste with Yolk
The Mini Macadamia Butter Pastry White Lotus Paste with Yolk is luxuriously smooth and sweet, with a crispy skin to bite into. Aside from the old school ones, Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee) also has a range of snowskin mooncakes like the Mini Snow Skin Champagne Truffle & Chocolate Ganache – chocolate lovers don’t miss out on this one!
Mini Snow Skin Champagne Truffle & Chocolate Ganache
Chinatown Tai Chong Kok Confectionery (Hue Kee)
Address: Chinatown Branch, Blk 5 Banda Street #02-72, Singapore 050005 (Map)
(Also available at Alexandra Village Branch and Aljunied Central Kitchen And Operational HQ)
Contact: +65 6270 8994 / 6223 0456
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4. Old Seng Choong
This year’s line-up of sweet treats from Old Seng Choong includes a luscious range of eight baked mooncakes with new flavours like the Black Sesame with Yolk & Melon Seed, White Lotus Paste with Longan, Red Dates & Walnuts and Wu Ren Bakwa with Kaffir Lime Leaves.
Cranberries with Choya Snowskin
New to the range, the Snowskin collection titled ‘Four Heavenly Beauties’ is our favourite from Daniel Tay’s mooncake creations. Each snowskin mooncake comes with a chocolate truffle ganache centre, infused with alcohol like martini, whiskey, rum and Choya. Presented in a box of eight pieces – two of each flavour, our favourite is the Cranberries with Choya Snowskin 冰皮蔓越莓梅酒. An unusual combination at first, the pairing was surprisingly harmonious particularly because the Choya did not overpower the chocolate truffle, and blends nicely with the distinct taste of fresh cranberries.
A limited-edition range of animal-design baked mooncakes are also available for those who enjoy adorable mooncakes! These are perfect for young ones with animal-motifs of a fish, pig and rooster. Old Seng Choong’s Mooncakes go on sale online: 22 August – 3 October 2017. Early bird discounts for online purchases start from 22 August all the way to 3 October 2017 and DBS/POSB Card Members can get to enjoy an additional 5% off their purchases on top.
Old Seng Choong
Address: 171 Kampong Ampat, KA Foodlink #05-04, Singapore 368330 (Map)
Contact: +65 6282 0220
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5. Raffles Hotel Singapore
In a time for joyous family reunions, Raffles Hotel Singapore presents heart-warming favourites and a new snow-skin flavour this Mid-Autumn Festival. Encased in a gorgeous blissful purple box adorned with delicate orchid floral, the mooncakes to look out for are their handcrafted creations of Champagne Truffle and Ganache SnowSkin Mooncake 冰皮香槟巧克力月饼 and Strawberry Yoghurt and Crunchy White Chocolate Pearl Snow-Skin Mooncake 冰皮草莓 酸奶白巧克力月饼.
A tribute to the tradition of celebrating family and friendships, the champagne truffle is a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. While the strawberry yoghurt pure purple contrasts’ with the robust flavours and opposing textures of the crunchy white chocolate pearl, making this mooncake a delicious confectionery. Other returning flavours include the Earl Grey Tea and Chocolate Pearl Truffle Snow-skin Mooncake 冰皮伯爵茶巧克力, Dark Chocolate Crunchy Pearl Snow-skin Mooncake 冰皮珍珠巧克力月饼, and the Raffles Cognac Truffle Snowskin Mooncake 冰皮白兰地巧克力月饼.
Signature Champagne Truffle and Ganache Snow Skin Mooncake
Online purchases are available at www.rafflesmooncake.com from now till 25 September 2017. Raffles Hotel Singapore mooncake festival booth will be available daily at the Martini Bar at Bar & Billiard Room, from 20 August to 4 October 2017, 9am to 8pm.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Address: Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673 (Map)
Contact: +65 6412 1122
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6. Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel
This year, Michelin One-star Summer Palace at Regent Singapore presents an exquisite mooncake collection of perennial favourites and two new spiced snow skin variants: Pineapple Pink Peppercorn and Cinnamon Red Bean. Paying tribute to Singapore’s rich history, this year’s theme is showcased in a unique carry-and-go mooncake box design. The box is reminiscent of the olden days with scenes of old Singapore intricately etched an illustration, a perfect Mid-Autumn gift to family, friends and business partners.
An adventurous flavour to try this year is the Pineapple and Pink Peppercorn, an unconventional one but truly stands out from the rest. With delicate tangy pineapple paste wrapped in a peppery pink peppercorn chocolate pearl core that’s encased in a powder soft chilli-infused skin, those who enjoy the exotic and sharp notes will revere in this creation. Not to be missed as well are signature snow skin selections of the Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds – a traditional and nutritious mooncake filled with fragrant and thick black sesame paste; and the refreshing Green Tea with Melon Seeds – a smooth, fragrant and great tasting mooncake. Also not forgetting the snow skin’s bestseller, Durian; known for its deliciously creamy bittersweet combination of fresh Mao Shan Wang and D24 durian meat.
Regular orders from September 6 to October 4, 2017 will enjoy a 15 per cent discount with the following credit cards: Bank of China, Citibank, Diners Club, HSBC, Maybank, OCBC and UOB. Early Bird Special: from now until September 5, 2017, all 4 or 8-piece mooncake box purchases are entitled to a 30 per cent Early Bird discount.
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel – Summer Palace
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715 (Map)
Summer Palace, Level 3 (Collection time: 12 to 2:30pm or 6:30 to 10:30pm)
Hotel Lobby, Level 1 (Collection time: 11am to 8:30pm)
Contact: +65 6725 3239
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7. Resorts World Sentosa
This year, Feng Shui Inn at Resorts World Sentosa presents handcrafted mooncakes with a healthy twist using the natural mellow sweetness and tartness of black garlic.
Black Garlic with White Lotus and Custard Paste Mooncake
Long prized for its antioxidant benefits in fighting bad cholesterol and lowering blood pressure, the restaurant’s new and premium ‘Mid-Autumn Star’ Black Garlic with White Lotus and Custard Paste Mooncake takes centre stage at the reunion festivities. The black garlic used in the preparation of the mooncake is house-aged in the restaurant by Chef Li, which takes about 3 weeks to process. Also, each of these mooncakes are prepared with brown sugar instead of white and have 20% less sugar compared to regular ones out there. These healthier mooncake alternative still boasts a fragrant flavour with the right balance of sweetness and richness.
Also available are classic flavours such as egg yolks, assorted nuts, black sesame and matcha red bean.
Available from 1 September to 4 October 2017 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm daily at Feng Shui Inn (located on Level G2 of Crockfords Tower).
Resorts World Sentosa – Feng Shui Inn
Address: 26 Orchard Turn, Singapore 098138, (Crockfords Tower, Level G2) (Map)
Contact: +65 6577 6599
Email Address: FengShuiInn@rwsentosa.com
8. Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, presents a selection of limited-edition mooncakes with traditional and contemporary fillings. Perfect for gifting or sharing, Shang Palace offers three limited edition gift boxes of the Mini Snow Skin Eight Treasures collection, the Mini Eight Treasures collection, and the classic Four Treasures collection, all wrapped in handcrafted blush-, celadon-and crimson-hued silk boxes that resemble imperial jewellery boxes adorned with pearl buttons.
Yuzu Bird’s Nest and Chocolate Salted Toffee and Chocolate Salted Toffee
Besides these prestigious mooncake boxes, two new flavours will surely amp up the luxurious pairing from the Mini Snow Skin Eight Treasures collection. Featuring the Yuzu Bird’s Nest and Chocolate Salted Toffee – a tangy sweet and sour yuzu filling with premium bird’s nest in its core, wrapped in delicate snow skin. While the Chocolate Salted Toffee boasts a hint of salty and sweet encased in a layer of crisp milk chocolate.
Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel’s mooncakes are available for purchase at the hotel lobby, or at the restaurant from 1 July to 4 October 2017 and online at https://slsfestive.oddle.me from 1 July to 2 October 2017.
Shangri La Hotel Singapore
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350 (Map)
Contact: +65 6213 4398/4473
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9. Sheraton Towers Singapore
Sheraton Towers Singapore celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with an exquisite selection of traditional baked mooncakes and contemporary snowskin mooncakes specially curated by the award-winning Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. This year, Li Bai has unveiled three new exciting flavours that are delicately crafted for all to enjoy during the Mid-Autumn festival.
Our pick from the exquisite selection is definitely their all-time favourite snowskin mooncakes, with two new fruit-inspire flavours. The Mini Snowskin White Lotus Seed Paste with Strawberry Sea Salt Truffle is an appetising treat for the eyes and tastebuds, with a sweet strawberry filling in the centre and a subtle hint of sea salt which balances perfectly.
Mini Snowskin Green Tea White Lotus Seed Paste with Passionfruit Truffle
While the Mini Snowskin Green Tea White Lotus Seed Paste with Passionfruit Truffle is refreshing with every bite and has a yummy centre that harmonises with the green and white lotus seed paste filling.
To complete the perfect gift, Li Bai’s mooncakes are presented in an exquisite three-tier shimmery gold treasure chest adorned with a matching oriental lockset, which can be displayed as a decorative piece or transformed into a functional storage trove. Available in three meticulously handpicked colours of sleek red, luxurious gold and contemporary rose gold, don’t miss out on these classic boxes! Li Bai’s mooncakes are available at Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant or Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel Lobby from 4 September to 4 October 2017. For more information, visit www.sheratonsingapore.com.
Sheraton Towers Singapore – Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
Address: 39 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228230 (Map)
Hotel Lobby (Collection time: 11.00am – 9.30pm)
Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant (Collection time: 11.30am – 10.30pm)
Contact: +65 6839 5623
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10. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Whether it’s freshly baked traditional or snowskin mooncakes, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel offers a wide selection to choose from handcrafted by culinary masters from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. The best part about this year’s creations is undoubtedly the elegant red tower which guests can slowly unravel to find their favourite treasures tucked in place.
Salted White Lotus Seed Paste with Parma Ham
New this year from the baked range are the Salted White Lotus Seed Paste with Parma Ham – you can indulge without guilt as they’re made with less sugar but still packs a wholesome and savoury flavour. While the Premium Coconut Paste with Hazelnuts packs a sweet and luscious coconuty-flavour and texture.
Alternatively, the snowskin mooncakes are one to pamper your taste buds with. We absolutely love their new flavour of White Chocolate with Apricot simply for the refreshing aftertaste and bits of chewy apricot that seamlessly blends perfectly. The Honey Lemon Lotus Paste with Lychee Martini Truffle is also one to look out for if you enjoy an indulgent shot of lychee martini truffle encased in white lotus paste infused with honey and lemon.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Address: 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865 (Map)
Contact: +65 6831 4708
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All ready for Mid-Autumn Festival, SUCRE presents a complete gift set that’s customisable with your favourite traditional mooncakes, luxury teas, cookies and a personalised SUCRE traveller gift box. Almost like an Autumn-Winter collection, the traveller gift box is designed as a luxury luggage stamped with a hot gold filigree design – perfect for gifting family members and corporate partners.
White Lotus Seed Paste with Coffee
Choose to complete the mooncake gifting with traditional baked mooncakes like SUCRE’s new low-sugar baked mooncakes for the health-conscious: Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Walnuts Mooncake, or opt for the new flavour of White Lotus Seed Paste with Coffee. Also back this year are their bestselling and signature tea mooncakes of the White Lotus Seed Paste with Oolong and Osmanthus Tea – perfect for those who enjoys the sweet reminiscent of oriental flavours, infused with the fruity flavour of Oolong tea leaves.
Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Walnuts Mooncake
As for the luxury teas, our pick is the Kyoto Cherry Rose: a green tea blended with the romance of rose blossoms, yielding delicious cherry notes. There’s also two other ‘ready-to-drink’ teas like the Mandarin Oolong or the Chamomile Hibiscus available in 2 sizes of 30g loose leaf and 50g silken pyramids. From 18 August to 17 Sep, a 10% discount will be extended to all mooncake orders. In addition, all orders with a minimum purchase of two boxes of mooncakes will receive a complimentary gift tea.
Address: 1 Scotts Road 24-10, Singapore 228208 (Map)
Contact: +65 6680 0295
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12. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with a line-up of classic and innovative mooncake treasures like the Kopi with Salted Hokkaido Milk Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮咖啡北海道咸牛奶) or the Tangerine Lemon and Pistachio Snow Skin Mooncake (冰皮金橘柠檬开心果).
Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin Mooncake
Our pick from the range is definitely their signature flavours of the Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin Mooncake. A yearly signature, the mooncake is a classic combination of the aromatic pandan and caramel-flavoured palm sugar. Another unique and timeless classic is the White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk Snow Skin Mooncake. Available in both versions of snowskin or traditionally bake, this signature favourite is a combination of savoury salted egg yolk and sweet custard.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore’s mooncakes are elegantly encased in auspicious colours of red and gold and adorned with birds and a cherry blossom motif, perfect gifts for family, friends and business partners. A 15 percent discount is extended for purchases of 50 to 100 boxes, 20 percent discount for 101 to 300 boxes, and 25 percent for 301 boxes and above, excluding The Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set, The Fullerton Golden Custard Mini Mooncake and The Fullerton Baked Treasures.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 (Map)
Contact: +65 6877 8943 / 8178
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This year, VLV launches their inaugural artisanal mooncakes prepared with only the finest ingredients and individually wrapped to ensure maximum freshness. Savour in the familiar taste of the mooncakes with an imprint of the VLV logo on two relished flavours of the VLV Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Custard “Liu Sha” Mooncake (白莲子 咸 蛋 流 沙 月 饼) and the White Lotus Paste Black Sesame “Liu Sha” Mooncake (黑芝麻流沙月饼).
VLV Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Custard “Liu Sha” Mooncake
VLV’s creation of the Salted Egg custard “Liu Sha” mooncake was inspired by their crowd-favourite dim sum Custard Salted Egg Charcoal bun – and you get a marriage of a timeless classic of the silky-smooth lotus paste with that of a modern twist of the runny salted egg centre. The other flavour, White Lotus Paste Black Sesame “Liu Sha’ mooncake boasts a visually appealing charcoal pastry dusted with gold flakes. Savour in the richness of this traditional mooncake as you enjoy the aromatic white lotus paste.
White Lotus Paste Black Sesame “Liu Sha” Mooncake
Share festive greetings and your well-wishes to families, friends, and even corporate partners with these artisanal mooncakes, exclusively available during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Pre-order promotions from 1 August to 15 September 2017 – enjoy 10% off with min. purchase of 10 boxes and 15% off with min. purchase of 50 boxes.
Address: Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, #01-02, Singapore 179020 (Map)
Contact: +65 6661 0197
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Enjoy snacking on the yummy mooncakes with family and friends this Mid-Autumn Festival 2017!
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