The Mid-Autumn Festival in 2021 may still be some time away on the 21st of September, but mooncake fans are already starting to make their orders and purchases.

From Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin Mooncake, Matcha Black Sesame Snowskin Mooncake, Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnut, White Rabbit Truffle with Cranberry Paste Snowskin Mooncake, to Lychee Rose Mooncake, there are certainly enough interesting choices for us consumers this year.

Here are 10 must-have mooncakes in Singapore, and also included are details such as the new flavours, box design, purchase venue and corresponding promotions. Enjoy!

Raffles Hotel Singapore
Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake

The famed Raffles Hotel hand-crafted Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake is already one of the best-known mooncakes in Singapore, featuring delicate truffles made with white chocolate shells filled with champagne-infused cream.

Each truffle is sheathed with an exceptional white lotus seed paste, then encapsulated in an ivory-toned glutinous rice skin.

Making a debut this season are the Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin Mooncake, as well as the Yunnan Dark Brown Sugar and Rum Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake – which you should not miss as well.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin Mooncake ($78 nett for 8 pcs)
A non-alcoholic choice, this mooncake is inspired by the signature dessert Da Li Rose Petal Ice Cream from 藝 yì by Jereme Leung’s. Pretty-in-pink, and pretty uplifting in taste as well.

The Da Li Rose is interlaced with Strawberry Chocolate, which provides those tart, aromatic-sweet and chocolatey layers in a single bite.

The Box:
Gorgeously presented in a shimmering cream-gold box decorated with pastel pink floral chinoiserie elements. Classy and elegant, and great for gifting.

Available at:
Raffles Hotel Singapore Mooncake Booth (North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles Arcade, till 21 Sep 2021
Online: https://www.rafflescelebrations.com.sg

Promotion:
Enjoy 20% off in-store purchases on all mooncake selections from till 15 Aug 2021, and 15% from 16 – 31 Aug 2021.

Exclusively for HSBC Credit Cardholders:
– 25% OFF online orders on all mooncake selections, from 1 Jul – 15 Aug 2021
– 20% OFF online orders on all mooncake selections, from 16 Aug – 15 Sep 2021

Other Partner Privileges:
– 20% OFF online orders on all mooncake selections for AMEX, Citibank, CIMB, DBS/POSB, Maybank, OCBC, Standard Chartered, and UOB cardholders, from 1 Jul – 15 Sep 2021

Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore
Elegant-Jade Mao Shan Wang Snowskin

If your heart is going for a Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake, Hai Tien Lo 海天楼 at Pan Pacific Singapore is bringing this favourite back, complete with a revamped “fine purple jade” exterior.

There are four other innovative flavours Snowskin mooncake flavours to look forward to this year, including the Matcha Black Sesame Snowskin Mooncake; Gianduja Yuzu Snowskin Mooncake; newly launched Mango Passionfruit Snowskin Mooncake and Virgin Singapore Sling Snowskin Mooncake. All in interesting flavour combinations.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes ($98.80 per box of 4)
This is Hai Tien Lo’s bestseller for the last four years, and loved for its alluring bitter-sweet durian flesh fillings that is lusciously creamy.

Special mention goes to the snowskin texture, which is soft and springy, almost mochi-like.

The outside is also given a facelift, with a marbled lavender and white skin inspired by purple jade, for that added touch of elegance.

The Box:
The crimson-red box is imprinted with ornate motifs of birds and flowers reminiscent of a Chinese painting and adorned with a gold clasp closure.

Available at:
Online: ppsinshop.com
Collection of Mooncakes can be made at Mooncake Booth at Level 1, Pan Pacific Singapore.

Promotion:
Use promo code EBMA25 to enjoy 25% early bird savings (excluding Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin) when you place your orders before 22 August.

Use promo code EBMSW to enjoy 15% savings on Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin.

In addition, receive a $20 voucher for Edge with every mooncake box purchased. No minimum spent required.

Goodwood Park Hotel
Taste of Summer with Tropicana Snowskin Mooncake

Well known for its delectable selection of Durian Snowskin Mooncakes filled with their luscious bittersweet fillings, durian fans can look forward to the return of Goodwood Park Hotel’s durian mooncakes.

These include the signature D24 Durian ($52 for 2pcs, $80 for 4pcs) , Mao Shan Wang ($63 for 2pcs, $98 for 4pcs), and Black Thorn Durian Snowskin Mooncakes ($76 for 2pcs, $120 for 4pcs).

Look forward to the sweet and robustly-flavouredCempedak Snowskin Mooncake ($46 for 2pcs, $73 for 4pcs); and elegant-looking Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Paste and Melon Seeds Snowskin Mooncake ($50 for 2pcs, $74.80 for 4pcs) making a comeback, decked in variegated patterns with a refined touch.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes
Goodwood Park Hotel continues to innovate and create new fruity Snowskin flavours each year.

Drawing inspiration from tropical fruits, the Tropicana Snowskin Mooncakes ($42 for 2pcs, $65 for 4pcs) are created using coconut, passion fruit and pineapple.

This results in an ultra-delightful contrast in textures from the velvety smooth passion fruit, coconut and pineapple puree (filled with refreshing and citrusy tang), chewy pineapple cubes, to crunchy coconut flakes.

The Box:
Adorned with gold floral motifs this year, the elegantly-designed boxes are perfect as festive gifts of appreciation for peers and corporate associates.

The mooncakes are also available with a Limited-Edition Deluxe Packaging that is designed with a more lavish red and gold design with colourful intricate motifs at an additional $20 per set, only exclusively for 4 pieces of baked mooncakes.

Available at:
Festive Online Shop: https://goodwoodparkfestive.oddle.me
The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel, Level 1, Hotel Lobby
Opening hours: 11am – 9pm
Tel: +65 6730 1868 (9am – 7pm, Mon – Fri; 9am – 1pm, Sat – Sun & PH)
Email: mooncake@goodwoodparkhotel.com

Takashimaya, Talking Hall, B1, 19 Aug – 21 Sep. All discounts are not applicable at this stall
Tangs in VivoCity (30 Aug – 21 Sep). Only TANGS Cardmembers enjoy 15% off mooncakes at this stall

Promotion:
– 15% OFF for Citi, DBS/POSB, UOB Debit/ Credit Cards and HSBC Credit Cards from 13 Aug to 21 Sep 2021. Not valid for Deluxe Baked Mooncake Packaging.

Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel Singapore
Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnut Snow Skin Mooncakes

Award-winning Hua Ting Restaurant is presenting something quite unique this year – a Snow Skin Mooncake included with wasabi ($72 per box of 8 pc).

Created by Masterchef Lap Fai, be prepared for a thrill to your senses with a special paste filling included with wasabi and laced with roasted hazelnuts for a textural contrast.

If not, go for their Mini Salted Egg Custard with custard paste mixed with real salted egg, providing a smooth custardy texture compared to the ‘traditional’ salted egg mooncakes.

Alternative options include the lilac-hued Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine using 30-year 陈年花雕 (Vintage Rice Wine) and White Lotus Paste with Champagne Ganache for those craving for some alcoholic mooncakes.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Hua Ting Mini Snowskin Treasures ($72 per box of 8 pc)
Features two of each snowskin specialty flavours, which includes the refreshing Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnut, Salted Egg Yolk Custard, Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine, and Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine. Great for gifting.

The Box:
Premium pine wood gift boxes decorated in Millennium Red and adorned with tasteful touches of chinoiserie motifs evoking a sense of tradition.

Available at:
Orchard Hotel Lobby Kiosk till 21 Sep 2021.
Website: http://mooncakes.millenniumhotels.com
Delivery also available via GrabFood, Foodpanda, and Oddle

Promotion:
– 25% OFF for OCBC, Citibank, DBS, HSBC and MyMillennium Members, from 1 Aug – 21 Sep 2021
– 25% OFF for bulk purchase of 50 to 199 boxes; 30% OFF for 200 to 499 boxes (> 500 boxes negotiable)

Imperial Patisserie 皇玥香港
Award-Winning Halal Lava Mooncake From Hong Kong

Specialising in Halal Chinese pastries in Hong Kong, Imperial Patisserie 皇玥香港 is led by two exceptional Master Chefs.

They are Master Chef Yip Wing Wah – creator of the famous Peninsula Hong Kong “Egg Custard Mooncake”, and 2 Michelin-starred Master Chef Lai Wing Koon.

Moving from Egg Custard to Lava Mooncakes, Master Chef Yip Wing Wah and Master Chef Lai Wing Koon have continued to perfect the standard and consistency of the Lava mooncakes such that there is a lava effect even at room temperature.

The Imperial Lava Mooncake has been awarded the world’s highest award – the Grand Gold in Monde Selection, and is the first mooncake which has ever won this highest honour.

Furthermore for 3 consecutive years from 2019 to 2021, all their products are Halal-certified by The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
Available in Classic, Fancy, Low Sugar, Inheritance and Hamper Series, the Fancy Series comes in four exquisite mooncake flavours, namely Lava Custard, Lava Green Tea, Lava Sesame, and Mini Custard.

Their signature is the Lava Custard Mooncakes ($72 for 6pc, $85 for 8 pc) with the perfect lava effect right from the box even at room temperature.

From the strong and distinctive salted egg yolk aroma to the rich egg custard flavour, the flavours are well balanced with different components that complement well without overwhelming one another, yet refined and intricate.

The Box:
Each box comes in a Tiffany-blue shade with textures of leather-like luxury pieces. Each gift box come with a different sleeve, decorated with engraved lotus flowers and crane patterns, symbolising peace, joy and happiness during this festival.

Available at:
Takashimaya B2- Mid Autumn Festival, from 16 Aug – 21 Sep 2021
Takashimaya Online, from 5 Aug – 14 Sep 2021

Promotion:
Early Bird Promotion: 10% OFF, from 5 Aug – 31 Aug 2021
FREE a pair of Japanese Handmade Chopsticks (worth $38), with purchase of $180 and above in a single receipt.

InterContinental Singapore
Japanese Matcha Green Tea with Osmanthus Truffle, and Oolong Peach with Black Sesame Truffle Mooncake

For a bloomy mooncake experience, InterContinental Singapore’s Mid-Autumn Treasures take on an “ambrosial” theme this year. Their elegant snow skin mooncakes feature floral tea and traditional infusions, along with decadent chocolate truffle centres.

Crafted in Man Fu Yuan’s iconic shape of the blooming rose, unique flavours include the Japanese Matcha Green Tea with delicately-fragrant Osmanthus Truffle encased within, and pretty-in-pink Oolong Peach complemented with Black Sesame Truffle.

Coming in soft pastel colours, the texture of the snow skin mooncake is delicately light and soft, almost mochi-like.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Secret Garden ($88 nett for a box of 4)
Each tin includes four different exclusive snow skin mooncake flavours of Japanese Matcha Green Tea with Osmanthus Truffle, Oolong Peach with Black Sesame Truffle, Earl Grey Baileys Cream Truffle, and aromatic Rose Flower Tea Truffle with Pistachio.

(Updated: InterContinental Singapore’s Snowcake Mooncakes are sold out.)

The Box:
Inspired by the afternoon tea experience, the box is a keepsake tin which opens up to reveal a two-tiered stand, decorated with garden motif of flowers and birds.

Available at:
Website: http://InterContinentalShoppe.sg till 18 Sep 2021
Man Fu Yuan Shoppe (entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction): 7 Aug – 21 Sep 2021
Takashimaya Atrium: 19 Aug – 21 Aug 2021
VivoCity Atrium: 30 Aug – 21 Sep 2021

Promotion:
Use promo code MDFD35 for 35% OFF original retail price of mooncakes when you shop at http://InterContinentalShoppe.sg. Not applicable to mooncake bundles and other items. Valid til 12 Sep 2021.

Kam’s Roast
Red Dates Longan Mooncake, Almond Egg Custard Mooncake, Coconut Egg Yolk Mooncake

Created by Executive Chef Wong Kwan Sang from Hong Kong’s one-Michelin-starred Kam’s Roast Goose, the brand is bringing five delectable Hong Kong-style mooncakes over to Singapore.

They include the Red Dates Longan Mooncake ($68+ for 6 pc in a box), Almond Egg Custard Mooncake ($68+ for 6 pieces), and Coconut Egg Yolk Mooncake ($68+ for 6 pc) with a balance of sweet fresh coconut and savoury premium salted duck egg yolk.

The Almond Egg Custard Mooncake contains lusciously-smooth golden egg custard, enhanced with fragrant almond paste made with premium hand-ground almonds.

Beside the three offerings, Kam’s Roast will continue to offer their signature best-sellers – the Red Bean Orange Peel Mooncake ($68+ for 6 pc) and Kam’s Roast Assorted Nuts with Roast Duck Mooncake ($68+ for 4 pc).

The Must-Have Mooncake:
The Red Dates Longan Mooncake ($68+ for 6 pc) is recommended for those who love the natural sweet fillings of premium red dates, while the longan within lends a delightful chewiness.

This is contrasted with a lightly-baked crisp outer layer, made with reduced portions of sugar and oil.

The Box:
A Chinese imperial inspired gift box in royal colours of red, gold and purple that symbolise prosperity and luck. Look for a surprise within the box – a unique repurposed porcelain coaster.

Available at:
Kam’s Roast, Jewel Changi Airport #02-210
Website: https://kamsroast.oddle.me

Promotion:
25% OFF for 20 boxes (6 pc box) and above
25% OFF for All Kam’s Roast Ala Carte orders with every box of mooncake purchased

Paradise Group
Fruity Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes

Paradise Group is bringing back their Fruity Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes in turquoise-blue boxes.

Handcrafted and freshly made upon order with no preservatives, the Fruity Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes ($65 per box of 8 pc) are filled with silky smooth white lotus seed paste and a Valrhona chocolate truffle core infused with different liqueurs.

New exciting additions include the floral-tasting White Peach with Prosecco with white peach purée and refreshing sparkling wine; and Cherry with Martell Noblige which marries red cherry purée and Martell Noblige.

By popular demand, the Mini Baked Custard with Molten Salted Egg Yolk ($58 per box of 8 pieces) and Traditional Teochew Yam Pastry with Single Yolk Mooncake ($56 per box of 4 pc) known for its luscious salted egg yolk center make a return. Advance order is required for Teochew Yam Pastry Mooncakes.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Fruity Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes ($65 per box of 8 pc)
Get the Japanese Yuzu with Sake, containing a white chocolate shell made with Valrhona’s Inspiration Yuzu, with citrusy yuzu purée and mildly-sweet Japanese sake encased within for that invigorating combination of flavours.

The Box:
A beautiful turquoise-blue keepsake box with unique 3D decoupage design, decorated with festive elements including a full moon, clouds, a rabbit, lanterns and a bird in flight.

Available at:
All Paradise Group of restaurants (excluding Canton Paradise Noodle & Congee, Le Shrimp Ramen and LeNu outlets), till 21 Sep 2021 (Collection of mooncake is available from 25 Aug 2021 onwards.)

Visit https://www.paradisegp.com/restaurant-locator to view outlet locations and details.

Promotion:
Exclusively for Citibank and Maybank Credit or Debit Cardmembers, and PGR Members:
– 10% OFF from 23 Aug – 21 Sep 2021
– Public enjoys 20% discount for orders above 20 boxes
– For orders above 50 boxes, email festive@paradisegroup.com.sg

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Luxurious Rose Bird’s Nest with Golden Custard Paste Snowskin Mooncakes

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s mooncakes has a well-preserved tradition of sourcing for the finest ingredients to deliver mooncakes with no added preservatives or artificial flavourings.

You can look forward to a total of 12 signatures and new favourites, specially handcrafted by chefs from the award-winning Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant. From timeless classics to new flavours, there is something for everyone.

If you love baked mooncakes, in the spotlight are the Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with San Daniele Ham, Single Yolk & Pistachios ($84 nett for 4 pc); Green Bean Paste with Pumpkin Seeds “Gai Zai Bing” Baked Mooncakes ($76 nett for 4 pc) and the best seller – White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk Baked Mooncakes ($80 nett for 4 pc).

For the beauty conscious, get your hands on the limited-edition Luxurious Rose Bird’s Nest with Golden Custard Paste Snowskin Mooncakes ($108 nett for 8 pc), infused with rose syrup for an aromatic treat. These exclusive mooncakes are housed in a classy ‘Tingkat’ – perfect for impressing your special someone.

What caught my eye was the newly launched White Rabbit Truffle with Cranberry Paste Snowskin Mooncakes ($74 nett for 8 pc), with White Rabbit Truffle wrapped in cranberry paste, complete with tangy bites of cranberries – may bring about a sense of childhood nostalgia.

The Must-Have Mooncake: Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes ($72 per box of 8 pc)
Features two of each snowskin specialty flavours, including the Champagne Truffle with Milk Green Bean Paste, Cognac Truffle with Chestnut Paste, White Rabbit Truffle with Cranberry Paste, and White Lotus Seed Paste with Salted Egg Truffle.

The Box:
The two-tier red treasure box is adorned with gold ornate peonies motifs that symbolises love; that can be recycled to contain your favourite items with its two drawers.

For a more luxurious indulgence, their Limited Edition Wan Hao Premium Gift Set ($238 nett) comes in a gold, regal chest that unveils 4 gold-dusted baked Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with San Daniele Ham, Single Yolk & Pistachios, as well as a bottle of Laurent-Perrier Brut Champagne.

Available at:
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Mid-Autumn Booth, Level 1, Hotel Lobby
Tel: +65 6831 4708
Email: singaporemarriott.festive@marriotthotels.com
Website: www.celebratorydelights.com/mooncakes

Promotion:
– Enjoy up to 30% OFF mooncake purchases with promo code “DFD2021” at www.celebratorydelights.com/mooncakes

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Mini Valrhona & Plantation 1840 Truffle Mooncake

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore has introduced five exciting and exquisite flavours of Mini Snowskin Mooncakes.

The highlight would be the rum-based Mini Valrhona & Plantation 1840 Truffle Mooncake ($80 for 8 pieces), re-created from the hotel’s signature cocktail “Plantation 1840” resulting in a sweet treat with an alcoholic edge.

Check out the two new flavours for their Snowskin Mooncake collection: Mini Strawberry Mooncake ($80 for 8 pieces) packed with white chocolate, whipping cream, strawberry coulis strawberry chunks and Valrhona strawberry inspiration; and Mini Champagne Truffle Mooncake ($80 for 8 pieces) with white chocolate, whipped cream, champagne, champagne paste, white lotus paste and champagne truffle.

If you are looking for traditional baked mooncakes, the ones offered here come in bite-sized pieces and pairs well with tea.

These include Pandan Paste with Melon Seeds ($79 for 8 pieces), earthly Black Sesame Melon Seeds ($79 for 8 pieces), classic White Lotus Seed with Egg Yolk ($80 for 8 pieces) and crunchy White Lotus Macadamia Nuts ($79 for 8 pieces).

Want to try it all? Then go for the Assorted Mini Baked Mooncake box ($79 for 8 pcs).

The Must-Have Mooncake: Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes
Both the Mini Lychee Rose Mooncake ($80 for 8 pieces) and Mini Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake ($94 for 8 pieces) have made a comeback this year as they are crowd’s favourites.

The former has light and alluring floral notes with delicate-fruity sweetness; whereas the latter is stuffed with real creamy and robust Mao Shan Wang durian flesh for the extra oomph.

The Box:
A visually stunning, intricately designed and multi-functional wooden jewelry box dressed in a vibrant crimson colour of Kempinski’s iconic Lady in Red was introduced last year.

In addition to the crimson colour, a Jade-inspired version is introduced this year, with inspiration drawn from two key landmarks of Singapore’s Civic District – Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES, with stained glass windows in CHIJMES Hall crafted onto the top of the mooncake boxes.

How many of these signature landmarks on the stained-glass designs can you identify?

Available at:
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

Opening hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Whatsapp: +65 9817 2750 or https://wa.me/6598172750
Online Store: www.shop-capitolkempinski.com

Promotion:
– 15% off for UOB, OCBC, Citibank, AMEX and DBS card members. Not applicable in conjunction with bulk purchase privileges and online orders.
– Bulk Purchases Privileges
· 25% privilege for purchases of 50 – 99 boxes
· 30% privilege for purchases of 100 – 299 boxes
· 35% privilege for purchases of 300 boxes and above
– 5 working days is required for the processing of orders. Additional delivery fee applies.

* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape and @DanielFoodDiary. This post is brought to you in partnership with Goodwood Park Hotel, Imperial Patisserie, InterContinental Singapore, Kam’s Roast, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Paradise Group, Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.

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