Best new mooncakes to try in Singapore
The annual mooncake madness has descended on Singapore as bakeries and pastry chefs strive to out do each other with the most delicious, new and more unusual flavours and most lavishly packed mooncakes this Mid-Autumn Festival.
From the outraged birds themed mooncakes to fruity and more exotic flavours such as bitter gourd, salted caramel and extravagant lobster mooncake, there are so many choices and it’s always a headache to decide what mooncakes to try. The Dining Table has put together a guide to the best and most sought after new mooncakes this year. Hurry! Get your hands on these mooncakes before they sell out.
3-D Angry Birds Mooncake
Where: Peony Jade Restaurant
Price: $88 for a box of 4
The wingless and coloured outraged birds have conquered our free time and now they have invaded our traditions. Peony Jade’s culinary team has gone a step further this year to create the world’s first 3-D snowskin Angry Birds mooncakes. With only 3,000 boxes available, these limited edition Angry Birds mooncakes are filled with Peony Jade’s most popular velvety egg custard filling, topped with crust made of natural fruit flavors like blackberries and blueberries.
Mini White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Dates and Osmanthus Truffle Mooncake
Where: Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers
Price: $45 for a box of 8
The new mini snowskin creation features an aromatic Osmanthus Truffle that is delicately fused into creamy white lotus seed paste with juicy black date bits. These homemade mooncakes by award-winning Chef Chung Yiu Ming and his culinary team also come in tastefully designed boxes.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Sheraton Towers Singapore | Tel: 6839 5636/5623 | Opening hours: 11am to 9:30pm (Daily)
Mini Snowskin Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Flavoured Mooncake
Where: Szechuan Court at Fairmont Singapore
Price: $53 for a box of 8
This new flavour from Szechuan Court is a sweet surprise to all mooncake lovers. The sweetness of the caramel in combination with the bitterness of the dark chocolate, blended with beautiful yet slight salty notes at the end, will definitely send you to the moon this Mid-Autumn Festival.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Szechuan Court | Tel: 6338 8785 | Opening hours: Noon to 10:30pm (Daily)
Mini Pandan Snowskin Mooncake with Pineapple Chutney
Where: Carlton Hotel
Price: $50 for a box of 8
If you like pineapple tarts, you will love this refreshing mini pandan snowskin mooncake with pineapple chutney. Filled with subtle pandan infused, sweet and silky smooth lotus paste encasing pineapple curd and chutney packed in white chocolate truffle, this mooncake is burst with sweet and tangy pineapple flavours.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Carlton Hotel | Tel: 6349 1292 | Opening hours: 11am to 9pm (Daily)
Citrus Paste with Tangerine Peel Mooncake
Where: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Price: $52 for a box of 4
If you’re looking for something refreshing and tasty, you’ll love this fruity creation. With a combination of tangy citrus and invigorating zest of tangerine peel, this exquisite mooncake with real bits of tangerine will excite jaded taste buds this mid-autumn.
Available from now to 29 Sep at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport | Tel: 6823 5367 | Opening hours: 9am to 9pm (Daily)
Yogurt and Pudding-Flavoured Mooncake
Where: Crystal Jade
Price: $22 for a box of 4
Stay away from the calorie and fat-laden mooncakes and go for a lighter and healthier choice this Mid-Autum Festival. Comes in a set of four fruit flavours – mango, mixed berries, apple and original, these skinless and refreshing yogurt and pudding-flavoured mooncakes, are best eaten chilled.
Available from now to 30 Sep at all Crystal Jade My Bread outlets | Tel: 6512 0800 | Opening hours: 10am–10pm (Daily)
Traditional Baked Mixed Nuts with Lobster Mooncake
Where: Majestic Restaurant
Price: $30 for a box of 2 & $56 for a box of 4
Yes you heard us right! Chef Yong Bing Ngen of Majestic Restaurant managed to stuffed seafood into his mooncakes this year. These unconventional oven-baked mooncakes are infused with lobster oil and filled with dried lobster meat and crunchy mixed nuts such as walnuts, melon, almonds and olive seeds.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Majestic Restaurant | Tel: 6511 4700 | Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (Daily)
Blood Orange with Banana Snowskin Mooncake
Where: Goodwood Park Hotel
Price: $26 for a box of 2 and $46 for a box of 4
Made with banana puree and blood orange pulp, along with banana bits for added texture, these fruity and antioxidant-rich mooncakes are the latest addition to Goodwood Park Hotel’s fruity snowskin mooncake collections. Also, check out other fruity flavours such as mango with pomelo, D24 durian paste and cempedak paste.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Goodwood Park Hotel | Tel: 6730 1867/68 | Opening hours: 9am to 7pm (Mon – Fri); 9am to 1pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut
Where: Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Hotel
Price: $32.80 for a box of 2 or $54.80 for a box of 4
Fans of Thai dessert – sticky rice with durian and coconut milk, will love this new mooncake creation by Man Fu Yuan. Filled with premium ‘mao shan wang’ durian pulp mixed with fragrant coconut milk, this delectable treat will surprise even durian purists. It’s like eating the authentic Thai dessert without the sticky rice.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Man Fu Yuan’s Tea Hut | Tel: 6820 8519 | Opening hours: 9am to 9pm (Daily)
Mini Snowskin Cheese with Citrus Mooncake
Where: Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant
Price: $56 for a box of 8
Eating this mini snowskin cheese with citrus mooncake is like indulging in a piece of cheesecake. This mini mooncake is packed with a punch of tangy flavour and it’s light and melts in your mouth. The smooth combination of citrus and creamy cheese makes this dessert a definite choice amongst cheesecake lovers and dessert connoisseurs.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Mandarin Court Chinese Restaurant | Tel: 6831 6320/6262 | Opening hours: 11am to 9pm (Daily)
Mini Bitter Gourd & Cashew Nuts with White Lotus Paste Snowskin Mooncake
Where: Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin
Price: $52.80 for a box of 8
Not many people enjoy eating bitter gourd because of its bitterness, especially children. This unique mooncake made from bitter gourd might change your opinion about bitter gourd. It’s not bitter at all and the accompanied cashew nuts actually bring out the flavour of this vegetable. This is one of the four new mini snowskin mooncake flavours – sour, sweet, bitter and spicy from dim sum chef Kerene Cheng of Peach Blossoms this year.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Peach Blossoms | Tel: 6845 1118 | Opening hours: Noon to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Mon – Fri); 11am to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
Dried Longan Paste with Mao Tai in Snowskin Mooncake
Where: Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel
Price: $58 for a box of 4
Alcohol enthusiasts will not feel left out this Mid-Autumn Festival. Shang Palace pays tribute to Chinese culture by combining smooth, dried longan paste and longan fruit with premium Mao Tai Chinese wine. The unique alcohol pairing, a result of Eastern and Western influences, accentuates the delicate flavour of each ingredient.
Available from now to 30 Sep at Shang Palace | Tel: 6213 4448/4473 | Opening hours: Noon to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm (Mon – Fri); 10:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
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