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All-time favourite mooncakes return this Mid-Autumn Festival

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It’s time of the year in Singapore yet again to ditch your diet plan and steel your stomachs and get ready to indulge in the calorific goodness of mooncakes.

If you like the mooncakes you had eaten last year or the year before and still craving for it – Mao Shan Wang mooncake or Lychee Liqueur mooncake — here are our top all-time favourite mooncakes that are making a comeback this year and worth every single calorie.

Mini Bamboo Ash Snowskin Mooncake with Premium Golden Phoenix Durian

Price: $74 for eight pieces

Availability: 1 August to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: Peony Jade @ Clarke Quay, Blk 3A, Clarke Quay, #02-02, Singapore 179020; Tel: 6338 0305, Peony Jade @ Keppel Club, Bukit Chermin Road, Keppel Club (Level M), Singapore 109918; Tel: 6276 9138, or order online at http://www.pjmooncake.com and http://www.peonyjade.com.

Mini Bamboo Ash Snowskin Mooncake with Premium Golden Phoenix Durian

Mini Bamboo Ash Snowskin Mooncake with Premium Golden Phoenix Durian

If the cherished black truffle is referred to “the black diamond” in the culinary world, then this Mini Bamboo Ash Snowskin Mooncake with Premium Golden Phoenix Durian from Peony Jade is the “black gold” in the mooncake creations to date. Known for its naturally sweet pulpy flesh encased in the delicately soft bamboo charcoal powder skin, this mini delicacies return this Mid-Autumn Festival to sweeten your palate. Be warned…you won’t be able to eat just one!

 

Mini Snow Skin with Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur Mooncake

Price: $50 for eight pieces

Availability: 16 August to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: Majestic Restaurant, New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore, 089845; Tel: 6511 4718

Mini Snow Skin with Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur Mooncake

Mini Snow Skin with Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur Mooncake

The ever popular Mini Snow Skin with Kwai Feh Lychee Liquer continues to be one of the stars in Majestic Restaurant mooncake selections. The snow skin, infused with the Kwai Feh lychee liqueur exudes fruity notes, and comes together wonderfully with white bean paste flavoured with red wine.

 

‘Mao Shan Wang’ Snowskin Mooncake

Price: $42 for two pieces; $72 for four pieces

Availability: 5 August to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221; Tel: 6737 7411

‘Mao Shan Wang’ Snowskin Mooncake

‘Mao Shan Wang’ Snowskin Mooncake

Durian fans will love the ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Snowskin Mooncake from Goodwood Park Hotel. These kingly mooncake treats made with its rich luscious pulp is making a grand return this year. The snowskin is a pretty yellow colour – to represent the durian flesh – and unflavoured to allow the assertive essence of ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian to shine through.

 

Snow Skin Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Premium Chocolate Feuilletine

Price: $64 for 8 pieces

Availability: 22 July to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: Cherry Garden, Level 5, Mandarin Oriental, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797; Tel: 6885 3500

Snow Skin Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Premium Chocolate Feuilletine

Snow Skin Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Premium Chocolate Feuilletine

Back by popular demand, Cherry Garden’s much-loved favourite and delectable Snow-skin Mooncake with Lotus Paste and Premium Chocolate Feuilletine is a divine blend of homemade lotus paste and premium chocolate with crunchy crisp flakes.

 

Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut

Price: $32.80 for two pieces and $54.80 for four pieces

Availability: 15 July to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: The Teahut, entrance of InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, InterContinental Singapore, Singapore 188966; Tel: 6825 1008 or order online at http://www.facebook.com/ICSingapore

Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut

Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut

Making a grand return this year is the ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut. What make this mooncake stands out from the other durian mooncakes is the decadent blend of premium durian combined with fragrant coconut milk for a scrumptious treat that is simply too good to resist.

 

White Butter Skin with Pandan Sweet Corn Paste Mooncake

Price: $48 for four pieces

Availability: 16 August to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: Feng Shui Inn (Crockfords Tower, level G2), and Festive Hotel Lobby, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269; Tel: 6577 6688

White Butter Skin with Pandan Sweet Corn Paste Mooncake

White Butter Skin with Pandan Sweet Corn Paste Mooncake

Making a comeback this year is the White Butter Skin with Pandan Sweet Corn Paste from Feng Shui Inn, which was first introduced in 2011, and has proved to be a perennial favourite. Flavourful pandan sweet corn paste is encased in a velvety smooth buttery skin, a unique recipe that is an amalgamation of gratifying new and old elements.

 

Divine Dark Chocolate with White Truffle and Opulent White Chocolate with Black Truffle Mooncakes

Price: $26 for four pieces or $48 for eight pieces

Availability: 16 August to 19 September 2013

Where to buy: At selected Paradise Group outlets or order online at www.paradisegroup.com.sg from now to 16 September 2013. A minimum purchase of 2 boxes is required for online orders.

Divine Dark Chocolate with White Truffle and Opulent White Chocolate with Black Truffle Mooncakes

Divine Dark Chocolate with White Truffle and Opulent White Chocolate with Black Truffle Mooncakes

Not new to the repertoire of Paradise Group mooncakes, these petite truffle-accented gems were specially brought back from their 2011 collection due to their popularity. Nestled within each decadent mooncake is a luscious chocolate truffle laced with black or white truffle which melts in the mouth, leaving a delicious lingering flavour.

 

See also, Best new mooncake flavours to try 2013 and Best traditional mooncakes to buy in 2013.

Author: Javan Ng
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