It’s the month of Mid-autumn festival and if you haven’t gone shopping for mooncakes for your loved ones yet, don’t fret. From traditional to contemporary mooncakes to even exotic ones, we bring you our Top 10 Mooncakes to Buy For Mid-Autumn Festival 2016!
Handcrafted by Wah Lok restaurant in Carlton Hotel, the moontarts are made with the finest ingredients. Ever tried Red Velvet Mooncakes? The Mini Red Velvet Snowskin Mooncakes (S$63+ for eight) are filled with an exquisite velvety cream cheese with a crunchy royaltine in the middle for extra texture. Another popular choice is the famous Mini “Mao Shan Wang” Durian Snowskin Mooncakes (S$68+ for eight). With luscious creamy durian pulp in a soft, light snowskin, these little goodies are just divine.
Address: 76 Bras Basah Road
Mooncakes are never complete without a pristine and attractive box packaging. Stepping up the game of mooncake packaging, Regent Singapore designed a very creative Chinese chess board inside, complete with a playable chess set. You can pick from its assortment of mooncake flavours or try its new snowskin flavours – Chendol with White Chocolate and Momordica Fruit with Longan comprising of Chinese herbs and flavours of Cheng Tng!
Address: 1 Cuscaden Road
Raffles Hotel has made a name for itself for its famous Champagne Truffle and Ganache Snowskin mooncakes. Usually selling out very quickly and easily the most sinful mooncakes around, this flavour is the ultimate indulgence. Who would expect them to create Peanut Butter mooncakes? Presenting to you a new flavour, Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Feuilletine Snowskin Mooncake ($70 for eight), the smooth and decadent texture of the peanut butter blends with the crunchiness of the feuilletine. Perfect for a sweet nutty kick!
Address: 1 Beach Road
Of course, the novelty of mooncakes is always the unique flavours! Reinventing the mooncake game, Mandarin Oriental presents to you Sea Salt Caramel and Single Yolk (S$70 for four)! The creamy sweetness of the lotus paste balances well with the bits of saltiness from the sea salt and its luscious texture is perfect and not too rich.
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square
5. Four Seasons Hotel
Coloured in cerulean blue with bird motifs, Four Seasons Hotel boasts a limited edition Heaven on Earth Snowskin mooncake this year. With an exclusive 1% alcohol concoction made of Scotch 12 years whiskey, sake, camomile and lime, this flavor is so jazzy and worthy of showing off to your friends and guests.
Address: 190 Orchard Boulevard
6. InterContinental Singapore
A great twist from the traditional classic ones that even the older generation will appreciate, the Baked Maple Osmanthus-glazed Shanghai mooncake with single yolk by Man Fu Yuan has a buttery pastry crust with a smooth lotus seed paste and a tinge of Osmanthus fragrance.
The box is beautiful turquoise latticed treasure chest reflecting the old-world charm and contemporary elegance of the hotel’s newly refurbished Lobby Lounge.
Address: 80 Middle Road
Laurent Bernard Chocolatier
Chocolate is always the answer. Renowned for its divine chocolate desserts and pastries, Laurent Bernard Chocolatier is a household name for all things chocolate and what better way to satisfy your cravings than with chocolate mooncakes! Made with only the best chocolate in the world, Laurent Bernard Chocolatier boasts eight flavours in The Luxurious Chocolate Mooncake Box. With Milk Chocolate Earl Grey & Raspberry – milk chocolate creamy ganache infused with earl grey; and Whisky (creamy chocolate ganache with smoky Whisky and caramel), indulge in these fine, Parisian style mooncakes!
80 Mohamed Sultan Rd
#01-11 The Pier at Robertson Quay
Calling all Star Wars fans! Enjoy these super cute Star Wars mooncakes (S$58 for four) from Hong Kong’s renowned brand, Mei-Xin. With decadent flavours like Lava Chocolate and Liu Sha, share these little treats with your favourite Star Wars fanatic!
More information on http://www.sgmeixin.com/
If you love traditional mooncakes, you would know the Cantonese know best. Indulge in the best-selling baked mooncakes by Orchard Hotel’s award-winning Hua Ting restaurant. Baked to a glorious golden brown, each of the traditional autumnal varieties here are handcrafted to perfection.
With an assortment of flavours like White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds and an interesting Seeds of Harmony, you can enjoy them wholeheartedly as the mooncakes are made with less sugar!
Address: 442 Orchard Road
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Savour the Traditional Baked Delights box (S$69.50 for four) with classics like White Lotus Paste with Single or Double Yolk and award-winning restaurant Golden Peony’s signature Sweet Potato Mooncake in Crispy Filo Pastry. The crust is baked to perfection and holds the lotus seed paste so it does not crumble when you slice through; and the lotus paste is smooth and glistening!
Address: 2 Temasek Boulevard
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