Takashimaya’s Mid-Autumn Festive Celebrations is back, probably the most highly-anticipated mooncake fair in Singapore.
Happening from now till 21 September 2021, you won’t want to miss out on participating in Singapore’s biggest mooncake fair.
The fair is taking place at B1 Talking Hall and B2 Food Hall. For those of you who prefer to shop at the convenience of house, you can do so online at https://store.takashimaya.com.sg/mid-autumn-festival-2021
There is FREE Delivery with a minimum purchase of $150.
And yes, the search for the best mooncake is on. Find out what is new this year at selected hotels and restaurants, or eagerly await your returning favourites.
Participating hotels and brands include Goodwood Park Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, InterContinental Singapore, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, Home’s Favourite, Tai Chong Kok, Häagen-Dazs and more.
For those who crave for mooncakes from Hong Kong, you will find best-sellers from The Peninsula Boutique, Hong Kong MX, and Imperial Patisserie.
Check out these 10 recommended gustatory treats like baked skin mooncakes, snow skin mooncakes, durian mooncakes, exquisite tea selections, and even exclusive overseas brands:
Snow-Skin Top Grade Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake
Since 1997, Home’s Favourite has preserved their mother’s baking legacy through sharing delectable handmade pastries. Each tart, cookie, and cake recipe is inspired by love and tradition.
After launching the 100% pure Durian Mooncake in 2002 and the first-ever Black Durian Mooncake in 2007, Home’s Favourite became synonymous with top quality durian mooncakes.
This season, catch one of their bestsellers – the Snow-Skin Top Grade Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake ($96 per box of 4 pcs).
Relish the most popular durian variety – Mao Shan Wang – with its unusual combination of both bitter and sweet flesh in one fruit. The sticky, creamy and bittersweet fruit filling is delicately encased in a gold-dusted black charcoal snow skin.
The tropical fruit Chempedak takes the spotlight in the Snow-Skin Chempedak Mooncake ($70 per box of 4 pcs). If you’re a fan of Chempedak, you get to savour its sweet, aromatic flavour minus the mess when you eat the actual spiny-skinned fruit.
And don’t miss this year’s new flavour. The Snow-Skin Pure White Lotus Paste Mooncake ($65 per box of 4 pcs) has a level of sweetness that is not overwhelming. Its white lotus paste filling has a velvety smooth texture giving you an enjoyable mouthfeel.
Flaky Pastry Teochew ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake with Premium Golden Pumpkin & Single Yolk
Peony Jade joins the celebration with its bespoke, signature Flaky Pastry Teochew ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake with Premium Golden Pumpkin and Single Yolk ($79 per box of 4 pcs).
With pastry light-as-air, these flaky baked goods are made from fresh, quality ingredients while following high standard craftsmanship and consistency.
In contrast, you will find its golden pumpkin filling rich, thick, creamy and aromatic. There are no preservatives, colouring, artificial flavouring, additives, cream, milk, custard, gelatine – just pure and natural filling with reduced sugar. Perfect for those who need to skip or lessen sugar intake.
Also do not miss the limited-edition Penang Black Gold MSW Durian ($125 per box of 4 pcs) with Japanese Bamboo Charcoal Snowskin. Prepared 100% organic, this snowskin set looks elegantly black with golden streaks in the middle.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Tropicana Snowskin Mooncake
Inspired by tropical fruits, Goodwood Park Hotel’s Mid-Autumn Festival 2021 collection launches a new mooncake flavour – Tropicana Snowskin Mooncake.
Featuring a blend of coconut and passionfruit, the exquisite Tropicana ($42 for 2 pcs, $65 for 4 pcs) is filled with a sweet tangy puree studded with pineapple cubes and coconut flakes. Outside, the striking variegated orange-and-white snowskin adds a tropical island feel.
The collection also showcases a new handcrafted pair of bird-shaped pastries called the Chicky Duo. These are filled with white lotus seed paste enriched with a quarter of golden salted egg yolk.
Making a comeback this year is the Premium Duo – Mao Shan Wang Durian and Black Thorn Durian. Reunite your taste buds with ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian ($63 for 2 pcs, $98 for 4 pcs) encased in a luxurious white snowskin with lovely bittersweet notes.
In contrast, the Black Thorn Durian ($76 for 2 pcs, $128 for 4 pcs) is set in a distinguished black snowskin, with intense and bitter flavours. Both are must-tries this season. Best to consume these snowskin mooncakes within 3 days as they are freshly handcrafted with no preservatives.
Secret Garden Mooncakes
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 recommended gift would be the Secret Garden ($88 for box of 4 pcs).
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.
The Peninsula Boutique
The Peninsula Mini Egg Custard Mooncake
Rekindle your mooncake craving this Mid-Autumn Festival with The Peninsula’s legendary Mini Egg Custard Mooncake.
An original creation introduced in 1986, it is now a perennial fave and remains one of Hong Kong’s most coveted mooncake delicacy.
Served in a new, exquisite gift box, these must-share mooncakes are part of the 2021 Mooncake Collection curated by Chinese Culinary Advisor and Michelin-starred Chef Tang Chi Keung. Ideal for gifting for families and business associates, or simply for your own personal enjoyment.
Each set of Mini Egg Custard Mooncake ($83 for 8 pcs) showcases a contemporary spin to the traditional filling of lotus seed paste and duck egg yolk.
You are guaranteed all mooncakes are homemade in Hong Kong and imported to Singapore. They are also vegetarian-friendly.
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.
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. There is a 10% early bird special.
Hong Kong MX
Lace Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake
Veer away from the usual and try Hong Kong MX’s revolutionary product Lace Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake.
Known for making award-winning delicacies, Hong Kong MX offers a hybrid mooncake combining tradition with a popular molten dessert technique. The result? An amalgam of aroma, texture and flavour for a multi-dimensional experience.
The brown baked skin contains crushed caramelised peanuts; inside, a smooth white lotus seed paste encapsulates a high-quality salted egg yolk filling. Tear the mooncake with your hands (don’t slice) and witness a satisfying filling pull!
Elevate your gifting with leading-edge Lace Lotus Paste Mooncakes ($66), presented in a luxurious packaging with a complimentary bespoke bag.
Premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes
Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival Shangri-La style with two indulgent mini snowskin mooncakes inspired by local flavours.
If you are a durian lover, Premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes ($98 for 8 pcs) will satisfy you with its plump, fragrant pulp with bittersweet tastes.
For those who count calories, the returning Kaya with Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Snowskin Mooncakes ($78 for 8 pcs) is a charm. This chilled mooncake with its rich and creamy filling is popular among young and old.
This year, why not make it unique and send a Peranakan-inspired Mooncake Gift Box Set ($118)?
This set includes mooncakes flavoured with Sakura Shrimp with Peanut and Assam Tea with Almond. No less than internationally-acclaimed fashion designer and artist Benny Ong designed the gift box.
And as Shangri-La turns 50 this year, it also unveils a spanking new Shangri-La 50-year Aged Mandarin Peel, Rose and Red Bean Paste Mooncakes Gift Box ($148 for 9 pcs). Catch this limited-edition mooncake only this year.
Mdm Ling Bakery
Insta Worthy Lavalicious Mooncake Series
Want mooncakes that look as good as they taste? Mdm Ling Bakery takes on the challenge with its Insta Worthy Lavalicious Mooncake Series.
This renowned home-grown brand boasts of a well-curated selection of famous buns, signature cookies and best-selling mooncakes.
Each Insta Worthy Lavalicious Mooncake Assortment Gift Box ($78 for 4 pcs) includes 4 uniquely flavoured mooncakes, filled with decadent lava core to symbolise the full moon.
You get a range of aroma, texture and flavour over these flavours: Lavalicious Japanese Matcha Mooncake, Lavalicious Nanyang Coffee Caramel Mooncake, Lavalicious Hong Kong Salted Egg Custard Mooncake, and Lavalicious Finest Belgian Chocolate and Italian Chocolate Hazelnut Mooncake.
Plus, the Gift Box has a built-in limited edition Premium Imperial Chinese Chess Set. How’s that for a fun gifting experience for family and friends?
Tai Cha, Beauty Of Orient, Muscat Oolong, Li Shan Oolong, Sun Moon Lake Red Tea
Show your finest appreciation to the tea lover in your life with Tai Cha, an exquisite collection from Pryce Tea. These fine teas are tended at an incredible height of 2000 metres above sea level for that phenomenal flavours.
Featuring no less than Li Shan Oolong, the crown jewel of Taiwanese teas, this set also includes outstanding infusions of Muscat Oolong and Beauty of Orient.
Did you know that precious Li Shan Oolong represents only less than 1% of teas produced in Taiwan? Meanwhile, Muscat Oolong and Beauty of Orient each won a UK Great Taste Award. That’s how prized these teas are!
Together they are enclosed in a deluxe collector’s tin inside a handcrafted wooden box ready for gifting. A true display of craftsmanship, seasonality and premium quality.
Make your gifting this season extra special with Pryce Tea offers a complimentary live inscription service to make your gifting extra special. Visit their booth.
Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festive Celebrations 2021
Till 21 Sep 2021
At B1 Talking Hall and B2 Food Hall
Online Store: https://store.takashimaya.com.sg/mid-autumn-festival-2021
There is FREE Delivery with a minimum purchase of $150.
1st delivery 23 Aug 2021 (Mon); Last delivery 20 Sep 2021 (Mon)
Self-collection is available. No min. spend required. Self collection starts from 1 Sep 2021 (Wed) to 20 Sep 2021 (Mon). Venue is Rose Room, Level 3.
From 19 Aug (Thurs) to 14 Sep 2021 (Tues), DBS Takashimaya cardholders will receive Double Bonus Points for all self-collection orders.
* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Takashimaya Singapore.