This article was first published on 10 August 2023.
The 2023 Mooncake Festival, officially known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, falls on 29 September. The annual festivity allows families to get together and munch on delicious mooncakes.
Mooncakes typically contain sweet or savoury fillings such as sweet bean paste or salted egg yolk and are great as a snack or dessert. Fun fact: The mooncake's circular shape symbolises domestic harmony. So, exchanging mooncakes reflects this commitment and shows thoughtfulness for your loved ones. If you're already planning mooncake care packages, here are some places in Singapore you can check out.
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with Mandarin Oriental Singapore's menu of traditional baked mooncakes and snow skin gems! Each mooncake comes in a beautiful tin in ivory, lilac, or red coloured boxes decorated with oriental flowers. Prices start at SGD51.90.
Cantonese restaurant WOK°15 Kitchen presents its A Golden Reunion collection for mooncake enthusiasts in Singapore. It includes the Exquisite Snow Skin Mooncakes Set, the Classic Baked Mooncakes Set, and the Dual Treasures Snow Skin & Classic Mooncakes Set. All sets feature timeless and contemporary creations that will indulge your tastebuds. Prices start at SGD69.
If you love lava cakes, Lime Restaurant at PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering combines the popular dessert with traditional mooncakes to create an experience you've never had before. Indulge in the Salted Egg Lava and Matcha Lava mooncakes. If you like the classic flavours, try the savoury White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk Mooncake or the fruity White Lotus Paste with Lychee Bits Mooncake. You can also get all four flavours in the Fantastic Four, which includes a sustainable bamboo box. Prices start at SGD88.
Resorts World Sentosa (RSW) has curated five new flavours — some with low-sugar recipes — for Mooncake Festival 2023. Savour the Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seeds, Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Traditional Mixed Nuts, and Green Tea with Red Beans and Cashew Nuts during your Mid-Autumn celebrations. Prices start at SGD73.
The artisanal, homemade baked goods experts in Bread Garden have prepared over 36 flavours of mooncakes, available in both traditional and snowskin variants, for this year’s mid-autumn festival! The new Raspberry Cheese Snowskin Mooncake marries the sweetness of raspberry with the tartness of cheesecake and the richness of chocolate. Want a refreshing flavour profile? Check out the Yuzu Mango Snowskin Mooncake. More of a mooncake traditionalist? The Golden Emerald Baked Mooncake’s combination of lotus seed paste, pandan, and salted egg yolk is for you. Prices start at SGD15 for individual mooncake orders and SGD56 for the sets.
Janice Wong’s mooncake creations this year centre around three themes: Childhood Memories (Chocolate), Japan (Baked), and Flora (Snowskin). Each mooncake comes in a custom-designed lantern or metallic tin that’s perfect for gifting. Prices start at SGD22.
Yàn, the Cantonese restaurant at National Gallery Singapore, offers five traditional baked mooncakes and one enticing snow skin creation for your Mid-Autumn festivities. The classic Baked White Lotus Mooncakes, subtly fruity Baked Lychee White Lotus Mooncakes, the savoury-sweet Thousand Layer Yam Mooncakes, and the durian-forward Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake may be ordered together with the Classic Flight box. Fun fact: the paper boxes are made from recyclable materials! Prices start at SGD76.
Hilton Singapore Orchard presents its traditional baked mooncakes in botanical-inspired packaging enhanced by AR for an interactive blooming garden experience. Simply use your mobile device to scan the mooncake box and unveil an enthralling display of animated flowers in full bloom, inspired by Hilton Singapore Orchard’s own botanical-themed interiors. Some of the mooncakes offered include the classic Plain White Lotus and White Lotus with Single or Double Yolks, the decadent Matcha Black Sesame, and sweet Gula Melaka with Azuki. Prices start at SGD82.
If you like to explore the different ways modernity and tradition intertwine, The Marmalade Pantry’s innovative baked mooncake flavours are right up your alley. The Marmalade Mix features the signature White Lotus with Double Yolk as well as three new flavours: Assam Tea and Hokkaido Milk with Raisin, Taro Coconut with Red Bean, and Red Lotus and Black Sesame with Pecan. Each order comes in a limited edition Jewel Vault packaging that doubles as a jewellery case. Prices start at SGD88.
Marina Bay Sands’ mooncakes are for those who love rare and refined treats. This year’s menu includes four baked (Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk, Dried Longan Jasmine Tea, Jinhua Ham & Mixed Nuts with Macallan Whisky, and Gula Melaka Yam Mochi) and four snowskin gems (Matcha Blossom, Ebony, Golden Nest, and Strawberry Fields) created by Marina Bay Sands’ Executive Pastry Chef Hoi Kuok I. Each order will come in a reusable box inspired by nature. Prices start at SGD98.
For the first time in Singapore, Mott 32 Singapore will be joining the Mid-Autumn festivities and creating its own medley of four limited-edition mooncakes. The four flavours — which are Matcha Forest, Mango-Coconut, Chrysanthemum-Red Date, and Yuzu Umeshu — are inspired by the restaurant’s signature dishes. Prices start at SGD98.
Ralph’s Coffee Singapore is also coming out with its first set of mooncakes this year. It includes six handcrafted mini mooncakes in two exquisite flavours, namely Egg Custard Lava and Coffee Lava, made with the highest quality grown coffee beans from Ralph’s Coffee. These will come in a unique mooncake box featuring the iconic Ralph’s Coffee trike which you can use as a lovely home décor item. From now till 30 August, you can enjoy an early bird discount and purchase a box for SGD80.
If you like tea with your mooncakes, get the best of both worlds with the Grand Miracle Tea Mooncake Collection from TWG Tea. Indulge in the tea-inspired flavours of the mooncakes and marvel at the vermillion red Grand Miracle Tea Gift Box that comes with them. Each set of two mooncakes paired with Grand Miracle Tea is available for SGD98 while a set of four mooncakes is available for SGD88. The collection is available until 29 September 2023.
Michelin-starred Imperial Treasure has its own collection of traditional baked mooncakes. Choose from White or Red lotus seed paste-filled mooncakes with yolk or pure lotus paste, including Four Yolk White Lotus Paste Mooncake, Single Yolk White Lotus Paste Mooncake, Double Yolk Lotus Paste Mooncake, Mixed Nuts Mooncake, Teochew Single Yolk Yam Pastry and Mini Golden Custard Mooncakes. Prices start at SGD68.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium presents two new snowskin flavours for your Mid-Autumn celebrations: cheesecake and matcha! The Mini Snowskin Cheesecake Mooncake is inspired by the popular New York cheesecake and boasts a smooth white lotus paste filling encasing a rich cream cheese praline. Meanwhile, the Dirty Matcha Latte Mini Snowskin Mooncake is perfect for caffeine fiends with its delectable combination of silky matcha lotus seed paste and a café latte praline. Prices start at SGD75.
AMI Patisserie’s mooncakes fuses European-style puff pastries with Japanese flavours to titillate your tastebuds. The Japanese Kagoshima Sweet Potato and Black Sesame Puff Pastry features a Kagoshima sweet potato paste and black sesame cream filling, topped with sesame seeds, edible gold flakes and crispy sweet potato skin on a crisp puff pastry. If you love the taste of truffles, the Japanese Ehime Chestnut and Black Truffle Puff Pastry has a creamy almond, truffle and Japanese chestnut paste filling, finished with sliced black truffle and edible gold flakes. Prices start at SGD78.
In celebration of its 10th anniversary in Singapore and the Mid-Autumn Festival, the Japanese omakase-style restaurant Hashida presents its two exclusive flavours of mooncakes. Sakura Blossom features sakura flower petals blended with smooth Japanese white bean paste paired with a luscious gooseberry jam. For a light and refreshing combo, pick up the Lemon Nasu made with lemon, velvety Japanese eggplant, white bean paste, and honey. Prices start at SGD92.
If you’re a creature of habit and have been getting The Peninsula’s signature egg custard mooncakes, the traditional treats are back once again! The Mini Chocolate Egg Custard Mooncakes come in versions with classic chocolate and a rich toffee filling and another with chocolate brownies. Both are encased in decadent pastry shells of chocolate. Want something lighter? Treat yourself to the Mini Fruity Egg Custard Mooncakes — wonderfully creamy egg custard mooncakes with either sweet strawberry or tangy mango and passionfruit. Prices start at SGD78.
Everyone will go moon eyed when they see Tigerlily Patisserie’s The Luminaries! It’s an assortment of handcrafted, delicate snowskin mooncakes that are filled with hearty combinations like Dark Chocolate and Hazelnut, Pink Guava and Pear, Honey Yuzu, and Pistachio. Each order is priced at SGD68.
Your trusted coffee chain Starbucks presents its Mid-Autumn Mooncake Collection for your upcoming festivities. It includes an assortment of traditional and contemporary flavours such as Pure Matcha Mochi, the classic Lotus Paste with Egg Yolk (Less Sweet), Pandan Salted Egg Mochi, Black Sesame Mochi, Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate and Starbucks® Coffee with Caramel and Hazelnut. Want a variety? You can get eight baked mooncakes in an assortment of flavours with the Mooncake Gift Box. Prices start at SGD6.50 for individual orders and SGD65.90 for a gift box.
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