The 15th day of the eight months on the lunar calendar is a special day for the Chinese. During the night, adults sip tea and children carry lanterns under a full moon. Still, don’t know what’s the special occasion? Here’s another hint – Mooncakes.
Mooncakes have become synonymous with Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore.
There are so many types and flavours rolled out each year that consumers are spoilt for choice. If you feel lost and confused, don’t worry.
From snowskin to traditional flavours, we’ve come up with a list of the best mooncakes you can get in Singapore.
Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 13 September (Friday) this year, so there’s still some time to decide which mooncakes to buy.
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy
Grand Mercure Singapore Roxy will be showcasing new flavours of handmade snowskin mooncakes by Executive Chef Lester Wang from 16 August to 13 September 2019 such as Banana Chocolate, Salted Sea Caramel, Sakura and Green Tea with Melon Seeds.
The Banana Chocolate is the highlight for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Encrusted in the marble white and yellow snowskin is a combination of dark chocolate and banana bits. The banana bits are marinated based on Executive Chef Lester Wang’s own recipe. The result is a wonderful combination of different flavours: semi bitter and fragrant with the natural sweetness of banana.
Another top seller is the Durian snowskin. Similar to the popular Durian Paste at Feast@East Buffet Restaurant, the filling is concocted based on a secret recipe and resembles close to the iconic taste of the king of fruits. Each bite promises a burst of authentic durian flesh along with the soft texture of handmade snowskin.
For light and fragrant tastebuds, consider either the Sakura or Green Tea with Melon Seeds. The Sakura is inspired by the popular cherry blossom season in Japan during spring. Enjoy its sweet taste with a slight hint of floral fragrance. Else, Green Tea with melon seeds is another excellent choice with its refreshing aftertaste.
The hotel is also offering the traditional baked mooncakes with semi-sweet white lotus. Look out for 3 signature variants: White Lotus with Macadamia Nuts, Imperial Assorted Nuts and White Lotus with Single Egg Yolk.
Address: 50 East Coast Roadd, Roxy Square, Singapore 428769
Contact: 6344 8000
Price: From $6.50 per piece (Pre order required)
We will be updating the list soon. Below are the places to get Mooncakes in 2018 for your reference.
THE PINE GARDEN
The Pine Garden is a heartland – boutique bakery with more than 34 years of history that purveys good old freshly-baked goods alongside modern creations of decadent cakes. Our products perpetuate a truly Singaporean heritage and we strive to bring the best of service personalisation to our customer. This humble little bakery has been producing the good old confections while constantly whipping up new creations and recipes. We believe in marrying traditions with creativeness and fusion innovations.
The Pine Garden only uses quality ingredients in all our creations. Even till today, old neighbours, who have left the neighbourhood, never fail to return to the shops to pick their favourite bread and/or festival goodies. i.e traditionally handmade mooncakes, pineapple tarts etc.
Address: AMK Hub #01-13 | Compass One #B1-34 | 930 Yishun Ave 2, Northpoint Shopping Centre #B2-01 | Century Square #B1-33
Contact: 6457 6159
Price: From $9.70 onwards (per piece)
FENG SHUI INN
Handcrafted by the restaurant’s Hong Kong-born Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong, each mooncake contains more than five grams of premium quality American ginseng. Steamed, sliced and then ground into a fine powder, the nourishing ginseng is then mixed into luscious white lotus paste and custard, producing a rich fragrant flavour, with milk chocolate pearls offering that bit of crunch in each bite.
Commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as a remedy for stress and exhaustion, American ginseng is long looked upon as a helpful herb to boost immune systems and vitality.
Baked in a deliciously crisp and buttery crust made of premium Australian butter with custard and milk powder and fresh eggs, instead of the traditional mooncake skin, Feng Shui Inn’s Mid-Autumn Star will be a delightful crowd-pleaser among family and friends, and perfect for pairing with hot Chinese tea.
Address: Feng Shui Inn (Located on Level G2 of Crockfords Tower, Resorts World Sentosa)
Contact: 6577 6599
Price: S$78 per box of 6 mooncakes (Pre-order required)
GODIVA, the Belgium royal chocolate brand presents the Mid-Autumn Festival Limited Edition Collection 2018, a grandiose collection that reflects on the significance of Mid-Autumn Festival. GODIVA chocolate mooncakes are crafted with only the finest ingredients, showcasing innovative flavors and authentic textures. The chocolate mooncake crusts are meticulously sculpted with delicate drawings of lotus flowers – an emblem of reunion and harmony; making these mooncakes the perfect gift for sharing the holiday joy.
GODIVA offers a selection of Mid-Autumn Festival Limited Edition gift sets, each luxuriously decorated with full moons and lotus flowers, colored with elegant and warm tones, setting the perfect ambience to Mid-Autumn Festival. The collection features gift boxes of various assortments as well as seasonal hampers for gifting.
Price: S$42 per box onwards
All prices unless stated as nett are subject to prevailing government taxes
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