1. Red Bean Orange & Lemon Peel with Pine Nuts & Yolk Blend from Old Seng Choong
Red bean paste mooncakes are nothing new, but these ones by Old Seng Choong are inspired by a dessert – red bean soup! The mooncakes’ red bean paste is infused with a refreshing orange and lemon peel flavour and packed with pine nuts. and in the middle is a thick layer of salted egg yolk. At $64.80 (for a box of 4).
Old Seng Choong is at #05-04 KA Foodlink, 171 Kampong Ampat, visit www.oldsengchoong.com
Photo: Old Seng Choong
2. Salted Yolk And Chicken Floss Mooncake from Antoinette
Antoinette never fails to surprise us each time they come up with a new cake and pastry collection, and for this Mid-Autumn Festival’s offerings, they get creative with this new flavour which consists of two of our favourite ingredients – salted egg and chicken floss! The moreish taste of the yolk and chicken floss balances the sweetness of the white lotus paste really well – a yummy fusion! At $58 (for a box of four).
Antoinette is at 30 Penhas Road. Visit www.antoinette.com.sg
3. Matcha Green Tea With Black Sesame Mooncake from Starbucks
If you love Starbucks’ Matcha Green Tea Latte, then this mooncake is a must-try. Created with the coffee chain’s popular match green tea drink, the roasty aroma of the tea-infused white lotus paste surrounds a fragrant black sesame in the centre. At $55.90 (for a box of eight).
Available at Starbucks cafes islandwide. Visit www.starbucks.com.sg
Photo: Starbucks Singapore
4. Pandan With Coconut Baked Mooncake from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
This new flavour by The Fullerton Hotel is an aromatic marriage of pandan and coconut, two ingredients which are commonly used in many of our local desserts and kuehs. Maybe that’s why the familiar flavours give each bite a nostalgic taste. At $60 (for a box of four).
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is at 1 Fullerton Square. Visit http://www.fullertonhotels.com/the-fullerton-hotel
Photo: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
5. Bakkwa Mooncake from Bee Cheng Hiang
We are still trying to get used to the idea of bak kwa in mooncakes. And although many will say it’s weird to have pieces of the savoury barbecued meat in a sweet pastry, we think the ones by Bee Cheng Hiang, famous for their bak kwa, works really well. The meat inside is in tiny bite sizes and balanced out nicely by melon seeds, nuts and orange skin peel. At $56 (for a box of four).
Available at Bee Cheng Hiang outlets islandwide. Visit www.beechenghiang.com.sg
Photo: Bee Cheng Hiang
6. Tom Yum Mooncake from Bakerzin
Bakerzin’s new Bold Collection this year features interesting flavours such as Ginger, Sakura Ebi and American Ginseng… but the one which really intrigued us is the Tom Yum flavour. How does the spicy-sour taste of the famous Thai dish blend with the traditional mooncake? Surprisingly well! The spiciness is quite subtle and does not overwhelm the lotus paste. At $61.88 (for a box of four).
From Bakerzin Singapore outlets. Visit www.bakerzin.com
7. Pandan with Dried Cherries and Pistachio Mooncake from Cherry Garden
If you are not too adventurous when it comes to traditional baked mooncakes but yet still want something different for this Mid-Autumn Festival, why not try this new flavour from Mandarin Oriental’s Cherry Garden? Its mixed paste of smooth pandan and white lotus is given some pizzazz by tart dried cherries and crunchy pistachio nuts. At $68 (for a box of four).
Cherry Garden is at Mandarin Oriental, Marina Square, 5 Raffles Avenue. Visit http://www.mandarinoriental.com/singapore/fine-dining/cherry-garden/
Photo: Mandarin Oriental Cherry Garden
8. Premium Coconut Paste with Hazelnuts Baked Mooncakes from Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Coconut seems to be a big trend with food this year, and it’s no different with mooncakes. This new flavour, created by Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, has a luscious blend of rich coconut paste encasing a generous amount of delicious hazelnuts. We are fans of the fragrant nutty flavours in this one! At $78 (for a box of four).
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza is at 320 Orchard Road. Visit www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes
Photo: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel