Best mooncakes to buy in Singapore for Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

August 21, 2017
  • Old Seng Choong
    1 / 9 Old Seng Choong

    Perfect for an adults-only party after the little ones go to bed, the refreshing passion fruit with martini mint snowskin is one of Old Seng Choong’s four new liquor-infused snowskin mooncakes in its Four Heavenly Beauties series ($60.80 for a box of eight).

    After indulging yourself, treat the kids to the Joyous collection of limited edition, animal-designed baked mooncakes ($32.80 for a box of three, pictured).

    Get them online at www.oldsengchoong.co by Oct 3 and collect by Oct 4, or pick up a box at the various booths by Oct 4.

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  • Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
    2 / 9 Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

    Did you know that Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant makes its mooncakes with less sugar and no added preservatives or artificial flavourings?

    So indulge in its new flavours, which include premium coconut paste with hazelnuts baked mooncakes ($78 per box of four, pictured).

    Sample the full range at the hotel and various shopping malls till Oct 4. Visit www.singaporemarriott.com/mooncakes.

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    Mooncake season isn’t just about trying new flavours, it’s about gorgeous packaging, too.

    On this front, Crystal Jade’s Mickey and Minnie snowskin collection wins this year, hands down.

    The lacquered box is cleverly designed with Mickey’s signature touches, from the red, black and white colours to white buttons as drawer handles.

    Open it up to reveal a shimmering laser-cut gold backdrop of the Disney couple against a full moon.

    Inside, the mini snowskin mooncakes are embossed with the faces and names of Disney characters and come in unique flavours, like molten-centre raspberry truffle with white lotus paste, chocolate Japanese yuzu, pandan lotus gula melaka, and chocolate Manuka honey.

    Order online from now till Oct 1 at www.crystaljade.com or buy them from Crystal Jade outlets by Oct 4.

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    Try a fruity take on the sweet treats with Xin Cuisine’s new low-sugar white lotus seed paste mooncake with banana apricot praline ($58 for a box of six).

    It’s one of two new snowskin flavours, the other being low-sugar red lotus seed paste with peanut praline snowskin.

    The restaurant’s mooncakes come packaged in a pretty two-tiered box that doubles as an accessory storage case (pictured).

    Place your order at the Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel lobby from Sept 4, or at eight other locations islandwide. You can also buy them online from www.singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/festive.

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  • Man Fu Yuan restaurant
    5 / 9 Man Fu Yuan restaurant

    Too pretty to eat! Well, almost. Man Fu Yuan restaurant’s new Garden Collection ($72 for a box of four) features pastel-coloured rose snowskin mooncakes with unusual fillings – roselle and red date, rosemary, almond and green tea, rose with white lotus paste and pistachio, and pandan with white lotus paste and macadamia nuts.

    They’re available at www.intercontinentalshoppe.sg from now till Oct 3, from the Intercontinental Singapore, as well as from various locations islandwide till Oct 4.

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  • Hello Kitty Orchid Garden
    6 / 9 Hello Kitty Orchid Garden

    Hello Kitty Orchid Garden’s traditional baked mooncake is back, embossed with the ageless feline. They come as a set of two in a white and gold oriental floral tin box ($33.80).

    Buy it at an early-bird price of $29.80 from now till Sept 14, and thereafter at the usual price until Oct 4. Visit www.hellokittyorchidgarden.com.

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  • Bakerzin
    7 / 9 Bakerzin

    It sounds like it’ll be cloyingly sweet, but this black sesame and butterscotch snowskin mooncake from Bakerzin is such a perfect marriage of flavours that we wanted seconds!

    It’s no wonder that the new creation belongs to its Heavenly Collection ($56 for a box of eight, pictured). Available at Bakerzin and Nom La La by Bakerzin outlets, or order online at www. bakerzin.com/mooncake by 2pm on Oct 2.

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  • Swensens
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    If the kids don’t like traditional mooncakes, get them Swensen’s new Sweet Medallions collection, which feature its ice-cream flavours and a flavoured truffle core.

    Chocoholics will prefer the Rocher Crunch or Sticky Chewy Chocolate versions, but there’s also Cookies N Cream Surprise and Durian Royale.

    Buy them individually for $12.20, or pay $48.80 for four.  Order online from www.swensens.com.sg by Sept 26, or get them in-store by Oct 4.

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  • Regent Singapore
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    If you’re feeling adventurous, try the Pineapple Pink Peppercorn – a tangy pineapple paste wrapped with a chilli-infused skin ($69 per box of eight) from Summer Palace at Regent Singapore.

    If this unusual pairing isn’t enough to pique your curiosity, try the Cinnamon Red Bean with Spiced Wine (also $69 per box of eight) – a red bean and spiced wine ganache covered in a cinnamon-bathed skin.

    Each mooncake also comes encased in a gold-tinted tins (pictured), and in a spice carrier-inspired box.

    Get it from the hotel from Sept 6 to Oct 4 by calling 6725-3239 or e-mailing foodbeverage.rsn@fourseasons.com

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