Takashimaya’s Mid-Autumn Festive Celebrations is probably the most highly-anticipated mooncake fairs in Singapore.

From August 8 to September 13, you won’t want to miss out on participating in Singapore’s biggest mooncake fair ever.

This massive bazaar, along with live baking stations, is a must-attend event for every foodie and mooncake lover.

This is where you can dive into serious food-tripping as over 50 F&B and mooncake vendors gather at the 1,000-sqm event hall at Takashimaya Square B2.

Discover home-grown Hainanese confectionery products made by Amethyst Pastry & Cakes and Chuan Ji Pte Ltd. Durian BB and Imperial Patisserie will join the celebration with their specialty products.

If a trip to Hong Kong seems too far away, famous Hong Kong bakeries Kee Wah and Tai Cheong will also be part of the celebration.

Need some mooncake recommendations? Here are 10 of the participating vendors who will spoil you with exciting, unique mooncake choices:

Janice Wong
Mooncakes Inspired By 9 Prefectures of Japan

Internationally-acclaimed Singaporean pastry chef, Janice Wong has personally travelled to the prefectures herself to source out only the highest-quality and most distinctive ingredients to create her unique take on the traditional Chinese festival snack.

These 9 signature flavour profiles creatively represent the 9 prefectures of Japan.

Start with the Hokkaido Kinako mooncake with flavours of roasted soy flour. Then taste a sweet potato mooncake representing Tokushima. If you prefer classic flavours, the Mie red bean mooncake is for you.

Two of mooncakes feature green tea flavours: Kyoto Hojicha (roasted Japanese green tea) and Shizuoka Green Tea.

The Kochi Yuzu mooncake is a favourite as the flavour is light and refreshing. Sourced from Kochi prefecture in Japan where yuzu is famously found, the ingredients are of the highest quality and cultivated by the local farmers.

Peony Jade
Mademoiselle PIGGY – Purple Sweet Potato & Chestnut Molten Lava In Flaky Teochew Pastry

As mooncake flavours turn complex, their names become quite a mouthful. Like Peony Jade’s ANANAS de la PASSION Pineapple, Mango, Passionfruit & White Chocolate on Ginger Citrus Shortbread (whew!)

Handcrafted by its team of “Michelin Plate” pastry chefs, these mooncakes are a melange of sweet and tangy fruit flavours accentuated with white chocolate in the centre.

LAVE d’Ananas is yet another pineapple-centric mooncake with slow-cooked pineapples, yuzu and almond flakes. Inside the light-as-air pastry is a molten lava centre, ready to ooze on first bite.

If cuteness could kill, wait till you encounter Mademoiselle PIGGY. This Purple Sweet Potato & Chestnut Molten Lava in Flaky Teochew Pastry is one you shouldn’t miss.

Their award-winning signature Flaky Teochew ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake and Durian Mooncake are bound to impress. This is no ordinary mooncake but a 100% pure premium Parang Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake in Organic Pandan Snow Skin.

Home’s Favourite
Snow Skin Cherry Blossom with Raspberries Hokkaido Milk Mooncake

Known for its top-grade Mao Shan Wang and Red Prawn durians, Home’s Favourite has developed new flavours (and kept its best-sellers!) for the snow skin mooncake collection.

Add a Japanese spin to your Mid-Autumn celebration with their Snow Skin Cherry Blossom with Raspberries Hokkaido Milk Mooncake ($66 for 4 pieces).

Bite into this geppei as you moon-watch and be transported to Japan in a jiffy. Made with fragrant Sakura cherries and raspberries and creamy Hokkaido milk, this dainty pink mooncake is a good addition to your shopping list this year.

It won’t hurt to include the bestseller Snow Skin Top Grade Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake ($92 for 4 pieces). Mooncake geeks will love how they use state-of-the-art cold pasteurization. That’s how serious Home’s Favourite is in mooncake-making.

Goodwood Park
Kiwi Dragonfruit Manuka Honey Snowskin Mooncake

Excited to see what Goodwood Park Hotel has in store this year?

They are going on the fruit route with their new Kiwi Dragon Fruit Manuka Honey snow-skin mooncake ($56 for 4 pieces, $36 for 2 pieces).

This unique flavour mash-up combines pureed kiwi with fresh chunks of dragon fruit, infused with the aromatic herbaceous-flavoured Manuka honey. You get a sweet and tangy filling encased in a light pink-coloured snow-skin, dressed for the occasion with a sprinkling of gold flakes.

If one flavour is not enough, go for the Snowskin Combo ($66 for 4 pieces), featuring 4 different flavours. Can’t go wrong with this collection as they’re THE hotel’s famed mooncakes: Mango with Pomelo, Cempedak, D24 Durian, and the new Kiwi Dragon Fruit Manuka Honey.

Packaged in newly-designed yellow boxes elegantly embossed with intricate golden peonies, these fruit-based mooncakes are ready for gifting.

Kele
Mulberry Cream Cheese Snowskin Mooncake

Veteran pastry and confectionery company Kele joins the festival with a dozen of snow skin mooncakes filled with assorted fruits, nuts, and beans.

Famous for their legendary pineapple cakes, Kele places the same care in crafting their mooncake collection.

Try the Mulberry Cream Cheese Snow Skin Mooncake ($68.00 for 4 pieces), a lavender-tinged snow skin encasing a creamy cheese-based filling with bits of mulberries.

Those who are not fond of mulberries can opt for the strawberry or mango variants, any of which is reminiscent of cheesecake in bite-sized servings.

Prefer the traditional mooncakes? Kele has the White Lotus Paste Mooncake with Single Yolk and Jade Lotus Paste Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts.

Old Seng Choong
Pandan with Gula Melaka Snowskin Mooncake

Make your celebration memorable with heritage brand Old Seng Choong as it launches 2 new creations this year: Pandan with Gula Melaka, and Yam with Pumpkin.

Both are available in mini sizes.

The delicate jade green snow skinned Pandan mooncake is filled with lotus paste infused with fragrant pandan extracts and sweet gula melaka. You will find grated coconut peppered into the filling giving you that subtly chewy and crunchy mouthfeel.

Yam with Pumpkin mooncake is literally ‘Orh Nee’ in a mooncake, which is traditional Teochew Yam paste with pumpkin. Filled with mashed Penang-sourced yam, it hides a silky smooth pumpkin centre permeated with aromatic home-made shallot oil.

Taste these 2 new flavours alongside other “Heavenly Beauties” Rum & Raisin with Dark Chocolate Pearl Snow Skin and Yuzu Martini Snow Skin. Get the Heavenly Beauties set ($68.80) which gives you eight mini snow skin mooncakes – two of each flavour.

The Capitol Kempinski
Golden Corn Mooncake and Caramel Mixed Nuts Mooncake

For the first time, The Capitol Kempinski is launching mooncakes crafted by 3 Michelin-Star Chef Alvin Leung aka Demon Chef.

Take part in this debut collaboration as you taste his take on classic and avant-garde mooncake flavours.

For purists, the basic White Lotus Seed Paste mooncake is a perfect choice. Do try its variants with single and double egg yolks, definitely way richer and indulgent.

But for something unusual, the American Fig mooncake ($72 per box of 4 pieces) is quite memorable. Weight-watchers, this fruit filling is loaded with natural sweetness but not in calories!

This year, The Capitol Kempinski’s signature offering is the Mini Theatre Combo Set, a nod to the Capitol Theatre after which the hotel is named.

Its colourful package, inspired by the history and artistry of the theatre, is such a feast for the eyes. Inside, the 4 pieces of Caramel Mixed Nuts mooncakes and 4 Mini Golden Corn mooncakes are a feast for your tummy.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Golden Red Date Baked Mooncake with Pistachio, Jambon de Bayonne, Sesame & Salted Egg

Year after year, the range of mooncake flavours from Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel keeps getting better.

Get ready for their Golden Red Date Baked Mooncake with Pistachio, Jambon de Bayonne, Sesame & Salted Egg.

The naturally sweet and nutritious red dates beautifully contrast the savoury smoky cured French ham and salted egg yolk.

You will feel the crunch of the pistachios as you bite through the gold-dusted charcoal skin, making this mooncake both indulgent and fun to eat.

Executive Chinese Chef Brian Wong and his team deliver not only meticulously handcrafted mooncakes bejewelled for the occasion, but also sans preservatives nor artificial flavouring.

Get 4 pieces of this ambrosial mooncake in a limited-edition Wan Hao Premium Gift Set ($238 nett), encased in an elegant two-tier gold satin chest box hot-stamped with peonies.

The set comes with a 375-ml bottle of Chateau Rieussec Cru Classé Sauternes (France 2015) as a celebratory wine pairing.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Kaya Truffle Snowskin Mooncake and Yuzu Sake Truffle Snowskin Mooncake

The Shang Palace launches 2 brand new mooncake flavours this year, featuring kaya and yuzu as the main ingredients.

Luxurious as ever, they come in elegant red cases ready for your gift-giving this season. Calorie-wise, you’ll be saving some as both mooncakes are filled with reduced-sugar white lotus paste.

The kaya-flavoured mooncake is a mini snow skin pastry using an in-house coconut spread. Made from coconut, gula melaka and eggs, the silky and aromatic kaya is deftly encased in a white chocolate shell concealed within the white lotus paste.

Assorted nuts are also embedded into the filling for additional flavour and textural crunch.

If you like a zingier one, try the second new flavour: Yuzu with Sake. Instead of kaya, you will find a refreshing mix of tart yuzu zest and subtly sweet sake inside the white chocolate shell.

The crunchy nuts are still present, but the sweetness level of the filling is taken down a notch.

Mandarin Oriental
Mother of Dragons Snowskin Mooncake with Candied Dragonfruit and Lime Zest

What if you can transform a cocktail into a decadent snow skin mooncake? Mandarin Oriental did just that.

For this season, they redefine MO BAR’s stunningly colourful ‘Mother of Dragons’ cocktail as a novelty mooncake at the Cherry Garden.

A special Rotary Evaporator distils a concentrated essence of ‘Mother of Dragons’, which flavours the dragon fruit lotus paste.

This silky filling is adorned with candied chunks of dragon fruit, sweetened and dried for 3 hours. Biting into this red-tinged mooncake is akin to sipping this well-balanced fruity cocktail.

Explore the rest of Mandarin Oriental’s snow skin mooncake range and try the signature Lychee Martini with Chocolate Truffle flavour. The Custard Paste with Rose Petals and Chestnut, and Osmanthus and Walnut are both highly recommended.

All these and more are available at Takashimaya especially for the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festive Celebrations 2019
Thu 8 Aug to Fri 13 Sep 2019
Takashimaya Square, B2

Programme Highlights:
Early Bird Special

Thu 8 Aug to Sun 18 Aug
Enjoy up to 20% OFF selected brands. Terms and conditions apply.

$10 Mid-Autumn Vouchers (Week 1)
Thu 8 Aug to Mon 12 Aug
First 200 customers per day will receive* a $10 Mid-Autumn Voucher** with any min. spend of $250 (max. three same-day receipts) at Takashimaya Department Store. Terms and conditions apply.
*redemption at Takashimaya Square, B2, at the counter in front of St. Leaven **voucher is only valid for purchases made at Takashimaya Square, B2

Double Bonus Points [Takashimaya Cardholders Exclusive] (Week 2)
Thu 15 Aug to Sun 18 Aug
Exclusive to Takashimaya Cardholders, redeem double the amount of bonus points when you make a min. purchase of $200 in a single receipt at Takashimaya Department Store, or Takashimaya Square, B2. Terms and conditions apply.
PLUS: Takashimaya Cardholders also get up to an exclusive 35% OFF selected products

$10 Mid-Autumn Vouchers (Week 3)
Thu 22 Aug to Sun 25 Aug
First 250 customers per day will receive* a $10 Mid-Autumn Voucher** with any min. spend of $250 (max. three same-day receipts) at Takashimaya Department Store. Terms and conditions apply.
*redemption at Takashimaya Square, B2, at the counter in front of St. Leaven **voucher is only valid for purchases made at Takashimaya Square, B2

$10 Food & Beverage Voucher [DBS Cardholders Exclusive] (Week 4)
Wed 28 Aug to Sun 1 Sep
First 200 customers per day will receive* two $5 Food Hall Voucher** with any min. spend of $120 (max. three same-day receipts) at Takashimaya Square, B2. Terms and conditions apply.
*redemption at Takashimaya Square, B2, at the counter in front of St. Leaven **voucher is only valid for purchases made at Food Hall, B2

$10 Food & Beverage Voucher [DBS & POSB Cardholders Exclusive] (Week 5)
Wed 4 Sep to Sun 8 Sep
First 200 customers per day will receive* two $5 Food Hall Voucher** with any min. spend of $120 (max. three same-day receipts) at Takashimaya Square, B2. Terms and conditions apply.
*redemption at Takashimaya Square, B2, at the counter in front of St. Leaven **voucher is only valid for purchases made at Food Hall, B2

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Takashimaya.

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