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13 Places To Get Your Mooncake Fix This Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 [PLUS GIVEAWAY]

August 30, 2017
An Affair With Food Mooncakes 2017

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!

1. Bakerzin

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.

Bakerzin_Prestige CollectionPrestige Collection

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 铁咖啡甜酒冰皮 matches the coffee latte and refined aroma pleasantly.

Bakerzin_Pure Divine CollectionPure 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).

Bakerzin
Address: 7 Locations across Singapore
Contact: +65 6455 8885
Website: www.bakerzin.com/mooncake
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Bakerzin
Instagram: @bakerzin.sg
Email Address: corporatesales@bakerzin.com

2. Cat & the Fiddle

Cat & the Fiddle - Cow Jumped Over the Moon-cake series

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”.

Cat & the Fiddle_Blueberry

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
Website: https://www.catandthefiddle.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catthefiddle
Instagram: @catandthefiddlecakes
Email Address: enquirieis@catandthefiddle.com

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.

Chinatown Tai Chong Kwok_Mini Macadamia Butter Pastry White Lotus Paste with YolkMini 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!

Chinatown Tai Chong Kwok_Mini Snow Skin Champagne Truffle & Chocolate GanacheMini 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
Website: https://www.chinatowntaichongkokconfectioneryhuekee.com/
Email Address: chinatownhuekee@yahoo.com.sg

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.

Old Seng Choong_Snowskin MooncakesCranberries 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
Website: http://www.oldsengchoong.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/oldsengchoong/
Instagram: @oldsengchoong
Email Address: enquiries@oldsengchoong.com

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.

Raffles Singapore_Snow Skin Series

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.

Raffles Singapore_Signature Champagne Truffle and Ganache Snow Skin MoonackeSignature 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
Website: http://www.rafflessingapore.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/raffleshotelsingapore/
Instagram: @raffleshotelsingapore
Email Address: mooncake@raffles.com

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.

Regent_Spiced snow skin mooncakes

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
Website: http://regenthotels.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/regentsingapore/
Instagram: @regentsingapore
Email Address: foodbeverage.rsn@fourseasons.com

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.

RWS - Feng Shui Inn_Mid-Autumn Star_Black Garlic with White Lotus and Custard Paste Mooncake (2)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.

RWS - Feng Shui Inn_Mid-Autumn Star_Black Garlic with White Lotus and Custard Paste Mooncake

 

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
Website:  www.rwsentosa.com
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.

Shangri-La Hotel_Mini Eight Snow Skin TreasuresYuzu 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
Website: https://slsfestive.oddle.m
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShangriLaSingapore
Instagram: @shangrilasg
Email Address: shangpalace.sls@shangrila.com

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.

Sheraton Towers_Mini Snowskin series

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.