With the Mid-Autumn Festival fast approaching and happening on September 13, mooncakes in all shapes, sizes, design, and flavor have started rolling out in your favorite shops and restaurants. Whether you prefer traditional classics or feeling adventures with bold and unique flavors, you will find something to satisfy your mooncake cravings.
If you are traveling anytime soon to Singapore, or are already there to check out some sights like Gardens By The Bay and Universal Studios all the while joining in the fun to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, read up on this list of places to get the best mooncakes in the Lion City.
InterContinental Singapore’s bundle of baked and snow skin mooncakes come with a travel tea set, which consists of a teapot for brewing, a tea pitcher, and three teacups. They also have Low-Sugar White Lotus Paste and Macadamia Nuts for those who prefer a healthier version.
Adding to their dainty signature rose-shaped mooncakes are the new line of flavors that will definitely tickle your tastebuds. They have Irish Whiskey Cream Assam Tea with Milk Chocolate Truffle, Morgentau Tea with Hazelnut Chocolate Pearls, Soft Peach Tea with Pumpkin Seeds and Ginger Passionfruit Jelly Truffle, and Peppermint Tea with Chia Seeds and Lemon Hibiscus Jelly Truffle.
These goodies come in eye-catching boxes that you can eventually use for storage of accessories or tea bags.
Cantonese restaurant Yan has rolled out its fuchsia boxes that hold its delectable mooncakes. It has five flavors for this year’s festival, ranging from the classic white lotus paste, thousand layer yam, and Mao Shan Wang durian.
They are sold in boxes of four, with each box wrapped in either Chinese influenced fabric or customized packaging for gifts.
Collaboration is a big thing when it comes to desserts, and that is exactly what the bars and restaurants in Regent Hotel did to produce exquisite mooncake flavors.
This list of eight unique products includes truffle carbonara, yuzu strawberry cheesecake, osmanthus tea and purple cauliflower. If you prefer traditional flavors, don’t worry as the likes of white lotus paste with double yolk and pork floss with assorted nuts are also available.
Regent Hotel customers can get their mooncakes in the hotel’s stylish red box with gold oriental designs.
Janice Wong Singapore
If you are a big fan of Janice Wong’s desserts, then chances are you will absolutely love her mooncake line as well. Sold in sets of nine and come in a beautiful box with partitions, these mooncakes have Japan-inspired flavors, taken from Janice’s love of the country and its culture. Flavors include roasted Japanese green tea from Kyoto, sweet potato from Tokushima, chestnut from Kumamoto, red bean from Mie and Aichii, Japanese green tea from Shizuoka, and Asian plum from Wakayama.
Also unique to Janice’s creations is its consistency, which resembles more of a mochi rather than the traditionally made snow skin mooncakes.
Grand Hyatt Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore is bringing back two of last year’s bestsellers to complement their creations this year. The black sesame and walnut truffle and acai berry truffle will be available again, together with the brown sugar milk tea truffle and matcha with red bean truffle.
The brown sugar milk tea truffle is the hotel’s nod to the milk tea craze, which is a combination of Assam tea, gula melaka, and milk. The matcha with red bean truffle, meanwhile, highlights the popular flavors of Japanese desserts.
For chocolate lovers, head to Awfully Chocolate for their chocolate-flavored mooncakes. Make sure to have a bite of the delicious Chocolate Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk. It is wrapped in Shanghai pastry, so you are guaranteed that it is made of premium ingredients as compared to the standard mooncake.
The shop’s Mid Autumn Festival collection comes in sophisticated wooden chests that beat any box or packaging.
Make sure to visit these shops for your mooncake needs in Singapore!