Celebrate the mid-autumn festival with these delectable traditional baked mooncakes. We reckon even your mother in law will love them:
Sheraton Towers Singapore
Tuck into an exquisite selection from the award-winning Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant. Flavours include white lotus seed paste with single yolk or double yolks, white lotus seed paste, mixed nuts, and yam paste with single yolk in flaky pastry.
New to this year’s line-up is the mini salted egg custard mooncake, a delectable combination of fragrant salted egg yolk and creamy custard with a molten lava centre. Priced from $65 for a box of four.
The hotel’s Shang Palace offers two gift sets containing traditional hand-baked mooncakes. Choose from the Four Treasures Gift Set, featuring low sugar white lotus seed paste with single yolk, low sugar white lotus seed paste with double yolks, low sugar plain white lotus seed paste, and a savoury mixed nuts with chicken sausage ham.
The Mini Eight Treasures Gift Set comprises eight mini baked mooncakes, comprising four pieces each of low sugar white lotus seed paste with quarter yolk and the crunchy red bean with almond. Priced from $78 for the Four Treasures Gift Set.
At Marina Mandarin, Peach Blossoms’ traditional mooncakes are available in three sizes: mini, standard, and a substantial 6.5-inch piece.
Flavours include charcoal black sesame paste with melon seeds and gold dust mooncake, which is topped with a sprinkle of gold dust for a luxurious touch, macadamia nuts with white lotus paste, single yolk with white lotus paste, double yolk with white lotus paste, wu ren (mixed nuts), and eight treasures with white lotus paste, which contains eight yolks. Priced from $60.80 for six mini mooncakes.
Pan Pacific Singapore
From Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific, comes a selection of seven handcrafted baked mooncakes.
Choose from classics like traditional white lotus seed paste with single or double yolk, white lotus seed paste with macadamia nuts, or mixed nuts with chicken ham (containing walnuts, almonds, preserved melon seeds, sesame seeds, melon seeds, olive seeds, macadamia nuts and savoury chicken ham).
For something different, try the low sugar purple sweet potato with white lotus paste single yolk. Two interesting flavours make their debut: pandan paste with single yolk and the sweet-salty caramel with white lotus paste single yolk.
Ritz-Carlton Millenia, Singapore
Feast on a variety of traditional baked mooncakes in scrumptious flavours like the white lotus seed paste with five grains, which combines walnuts, oats, and pumpkin, sunflower and sesame seeds; mini custard lava with vanilla, which is best served warm to elicit the molten filling; the classic white lotus seed paste with double yolk; and the smooth white lotus seed paste.
Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
Know an aunt or a friend who’s a huge fan of this iconic feline? Then remember to drop by Hello Kitty Orchid Garden at Terminal 3 of Changi Airport. They’ll be selling — yeap, you guessed it — traditional mooncakes with Hello Kitty’s face ($33.80 for a box of 2) embossed on them.
They’re filled with white lotus paste, melon seeds and a single egg yolk.
Some might find it too cute to eat though!
#01-22, Terminal 3, Changi Airport
St. Regis Singapore
Know someone whose favourite part of the mooncake is the yolk?
Then you’ll definitely get on their good side with the decadent white lotus paste with four yolks mooncake ($108+ for a box of four) from St. Regis’ Yan Ting restaurant.
It’s hard not to be intrigued when a mooncake is called Daydream.
Conceptualised by TWG Tea, this traditional mooncake stands out from the crowd with its bold red crust.
Inside, you’ll find blueberries, white lotus paste and an almond and blueberry puree centre infused with Red Balloon Tea.
The gift set also conveniently comes with the Lotus Jade Tea — an aromatic green tea with lotus blossoms, a perfect pairing for this decadent treat.
TWG Tea’s set of two mooncakes paired with Lotus Jade Tea retails at $70; a set of four mooncakes retails at $16, and an individual mooncake in a gift box retails at $16. Available at all TWG Tea Salons and Boutiques till Oct 4.