Looking out for the best mooncakes in Singapore this year?

There are also many creative flavours to look out for, from Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake, Peppermint Paste with Chamomile Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, Osmanthus Oolong with Macadamia Nuts, Ondeh Ondeh Snowskin, to Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncakes.

Big-scaled fairs such as the Takashimaya’s Mid-Autumn Festive Celebration 2022; or you can always shop for mooncakes online at Oddle Eats.

Here are 12 must-have mooncakes in Singapore 2022, and also included are details such as the new flavours, box design, purchase venue, and promotions:

Raffles Hotel Singapore
Brass Lion Butterfly Pea Gin with Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake

This newly-introduced and limited-edition Brass Lion Butterfly Pea Gin with Pandan and Lemongrass Snow-Skin Mooncake is a fitting tribute to Raffles Hotel Singapore’s 135th anniversary.

An exclusive tie-up with Brass Lion Distillery, Singapore’s first-ever fully developed micro distillery, has given rise to this unique delicacy.

Featuring Brass Lion Distillery’s Butterfly Pea Gin, this special mooncake carries an infusion of floral aromas, combined with sweet pandan flavours and citrus notes from lemongrass.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
It is hard not to be smitten by this pretty-in-pink snow-skin mooncake inspired by the popular Da Li Rose Petal Ice Cream ($86).

A signature item from Chinese restaurant 藝 yì by Jereme Leung, Da Li Rose Petal Ice Cream is a sweet and refreshing treat.

At the centre of this mooncake lies a divine blob of Strawberry Chocolate combined with the fragrant Da Li Rose.

The Box:
This year’s collection comes in elegantly designed ivory boxes complete with intricate details of the hotel’s iconic façade, designed in celebration with Raffles Hotel Singapore’s 135th anniversary.

The design itself is a tribute to the Grand Dame, a showcase of rich heritage and origins, which makes this box a keep for its memento value.

Available at:
Booth: North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles arcade
Online: rafflescelebrations.com.sg

Promotion:
– 20% online orders on mooncake selections for AMEX, Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, OCBC, Standard Chartered and UOB cardholders
– 15% off in-store purchases on mooncake selections from now till 4 Aug 2022
– 10% off in-store purchases on mooncake selections from 15 Aug to 21 Aug 2022

Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore
Peppermint Paste with Chamomile Truffle Snowskin Mooncake

For fans who love Hai Tien Lo’s Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake, it is back again this year with a brand-new look.

There are 6 NEW Mooncakes introduced (4 Snowskin and 2 Baked), including Peppermint Paste with Chamomile Truffle, Rose Lychee, White Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk, and Hazelnut Chocolate with Matcha, White Lotus Paste with Melon Seed, and Pandan Paste with Pumpkin Seed.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
Specially made for those who appreciate the flavours of tea, the elegant mint-coloured Peppermint Paste with Chamomile Truffle Snowskin Mooncake ($86) showcases the earthy and floral chamomile.

The highlight to me is the white chocolate truffle in the centre, which fuses the sweetness of white chocolate with refreshingly minty notes.

The Box:
Get the mooncakes encased in a special ruby red velvet-lined box adorned with floral décor and a golden clasp closure.

There is also the Premium Gift Box, an elegant leatherette box is designed in a luxurious hue of ruby red and features two tiers. Inside, it comes with a smooth velvet lining to house a set of four baked mooncakes and tea set.

Available at:
Level 2 of Pan Pacific Singapore (beside JTB Lounge)
Online: ppsinshop.com

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Mini Mixed Snowskin

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore has introduced five exciting and exquisite flavours of Mini Snowskin Mooncakes. You can savour all five in the Mini Mixed Snowskin ($78 onwards depending on box, 8 pcs).

The highlight would be the Champagne Truffle Snowskin, and the rum-based Mini Valrhona & Plantation 1840 Truffle Mooncake re-created from the hotel’s signature cocktail “Plantation 1840” resulting in sweet treats with an alcoholic edge.

The Lychee Rose Snowskin, Mao Shan Wang Durian, and brand-new Matcha Mochi Snowskin Mooncake complete the heavenly flavours.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
If you are looking out for something new, the Matcha Mochi Snowskin Mooncake comprises of a mochi core with rich and aromatic matcha flavour.

Also experience the smooth and delicate snow skin along with the fragrance of Japanese green tea in a single bite.

The Box:
I know that many people are eyeing these chic tote bags. The mooncakes are presented in two new elegant boxes and two new multi-purpose bags (in monochrome and red) that borrow inspiration from landmarks of Singapore’s Civic District: Capitol Singapore, CHIJMES and Capitol Theatre.

Available at:
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
Online: www.shop-capitolkempinski.com

Promotion:
25% early bird promotion, ending 12 Aug 2022.
15% privilege for UOB, OCBC, Citibank and DBS card members.
Bulk purchases privileges available for purchases of 50 boxes and above.

Paradise Group
Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes

Paradise Group is known for its Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes in exciting flavours of Yuzu Sake with Chestnut Paste, Martell Cherry with Lotus Paste and more.

Handcrafted and freshly made upon order with no preservatives, the Liqueur Snow Skin Mooncakes ($68 per box, 8 pc) are filled with silky smooth chestnut paste, jasmine paste or white lotus seed paste and a Valrhona dark chocolate truffle core infused with different liqueurs.

Looking out for new flavours? They will be the Lychee Martini with Jasmine Paste, and the Irish Coffee Liqueur with Lotus Paste snow skin mooncakes which make the perfect complement of traditional mooncake paste and liqueur.

You can also look out for the Mini Baked Custard with Molten Salted Egg Yolk ($60 per box, 8 pc) brushed with edible gold dust; and Traditional Teochew Yam Pastry with Single Yolk Mooncake ($60 per box, 4 pc) known for its smooth yam paste, flaky crust and luscious salted egg yolk centre - both will be making a return and requires advance order.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
The Japanese Yuzu with Sake is a firm favourite, 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:
The striking blue box this year has a clear cover which the Chinese characters wishing ‘Happy Mid-Autumn’ printed over.

Slide the cover off to reveal four colourful vibrant boxes housing the mooncakes - each bearing an embossed motif including a full moon, lantern, rabbit and mooncake.

Available at:
All Paradise Group of restaurants (excluding Le Shrimp Ramen, LeNu, Canton Paradise Noodle & Congee), from 12 Aug - 10 Sep 2022. While stocks last.

Promotion:
Exclusively for Citibank and Maybank Credit or Debit Cardmembers, and PGR Members:
- 10% OFF from 15 Aug – 10 Sep 2022
- Public enjoys 20% discount for orders above 50 boxes. For orders above 50 boxes, email festive@paradisegroup.com.sg

Orchard Hotel
Osmanthus Oolong with Macadamia Nuts

Award-winning Hua Ting Restaurant has two new wonderful creations this year - the Osmanthus Oolong with Macadamia Nuts ($78 per box, 4 pcs); and Passion Fruit with Hazelnuts ($74 per box, 8 pcs).

Created by Masterchef Lap Fai and team, the Passion Fruit with Hazelnuts Snow Skin combines the sweetness of the lotus paste balanced with the citrusy flavour of the passion fruit.

You can also relish Hua Ting’s signature traditional baked mooncakes like the White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk & Macadamia Nuts ($82 per box, 4 pcs) and the Seeds of Harmony ($80 per box, 4 pcs).

Other all-time favourites of snow skin mooncakes include the lilac-hued Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine ($74 per box, 4 pcs) made using 30-year 陈年花雕 (vintage rice wine); and White Lotus Paste & Champagne Ganache ($74 per box, 4 pcs) if you are craving for some alcoholic mooncakes.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
New this year is the Osmanthus Oolong with Macadamia Nuts ($78 per box, 4 pcs) – traditional baked mooncakes which are light-tasting, smooth with a beautiful whiff of floral tea aroma.

The Box:
The aesthetic mooncake gift boxes come in refined colours of coral pink and tiffany blue – colours that speak both sincerity and elegance, and decorated with flower motifs.

Available at:
Orchard Hotel Lobby Kiosk till 10 Sep 2022.
Website: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/offers/asia/orchard-hotel-singapore/dining/millennium-mooncakes

Promotion:
- 25% OFF early bird promotion from now till 12 Aug 2022.
- 15% OFF from 13 Aug – 10 Sep 2022.

The Peninsula (HK)
Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes

The Peninsula from Hong Kong has been creating these now-iconic Egg Custard Mooncakes ($86 per box, 8 pc) since 1986, which have become one of our favourite must-haves.

These mooncakes contain light custard laced with the distinct savoury note of the salted duck egg yolks which make them very pleasurable to have. They are now available in boxes of 4 and 8 pieces.

There are three new mooncake highlights to look out this year.

They include the Egg Custard with Peninsula Blend Tea Mooncake, Sesame and Mung Bean Paste Mooncake, and Salty Lemon with White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake.

The last two are created by The Peninsula’s Michelin-starred culinary advisor Chef Tang Chi Keung.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
To get the best of everything, there is the Constellation Mooncake Gift Box which contains eight pieces of The Peninsula’s most classic and innovative flavours.

The box features the White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Double Yolks, Mini Golden Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Yolk, Mini Tie Guan Yin-infused Egg Custard Mooncakes, and Mini Peninsula Blend Tea Flavoured Egg Custard Mooncake. The best of the best in one box.

The Box:
The Star Chef Full Moon Gift Box comprises four pieces each, complete with a tin of Pu-Er tea for the perfect pairing. This is available in limited quantities.

Available at:
Mid-Autumn Fairs at Takashimaya B2 and Tangs L1 at VivoCity (till 10 Sep 2022). Also online via takashimaya.com.sg, Tangs.com and Oddle Eats: https://peninsulaboutique.oddle.me/en_SG

Promotion:
25% OFF for corporate bulk orders of 30 boxes on selected mooncakes. Email peninsulaboutique@starexpress.com.sg

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk Mooncake

Miss Xin Cuisine’s Peranakan Durian Mini Snowskin Mooncake ($76 for 6 pcs)?

The best-seller is back in the pretty-in-purple iconic hue and smooth durian fillings with bitter sweet goodness.

If you are up for something new, mooncake flavours you can look forward to this year include the Rum & Raisin Praline Mini Snowskin Mooncake, Soursop Paste with Dragon Fruit Mini Snowskin Mooncake and Lychee Martini Praline Mini Snowskin Mooncake – enjoy the sweetness of lychee with a punch of vodka in the praline.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
Making a return this year, the Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk Mooncake ($82 for 4pcs) is sought after for its delicately-smooth yam paste and salted egg yolk, complete in the golden flaky pastry.

The Box:
An elegant pastel pink box decorated with intricate floral patterns that symbolise happiness, unity and stability. The box comes with drawers which can double-up for other keep-sake purposes.

Available at:
Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium L4 (+65 3138 2531 or email xin.sinhi@ihg.com)
Online: https://singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/mooncakes-2022

Promotion:
35% OFF Traditional Baked & Mini Snowskin Mooncakes using promo code MOONCAKE35
20% OFF Signature Series Mooncakes using promo code SIGNATURE20

Hong Kong MX Mooncakes
MX Lava Custard Mooncake

Known for making award-winning delicacies, Hong Kong MX Mooncakes is popular for its Lava Custard Mooncake, which comes in several choices of dazzling box sets.

Check out the new additions of Lava Caramel Macchiato, Lava Chocolate and Lava Cheese series to elevate your enjoyment this Mid-Autumn Festival.

You can also try its revolutionary product MX Lace Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake. The hybrid mooncake combines tradition with a popular molten dessert technique.

The brown baked skin contains crushed 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.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
Hong Kong MX Lava Custard Mooncake delights with its unique double-baked technique. When you bite into one, you can experience the molten creamy custard with silky-smooth texture and eggy aroma.

The Box:
This is for the Marvel fans. The Hong Kong MX Tokachi Red Bean Mooncakes this year comes in a special collectible box. The cylindrical box comes decorated with the face of Spider-Man.

Plus, it has a special hidden mechanism in the lid that can project the face of Spider-Man. This is complete with a limited Spider-Man-inspired package box and paper bag.

Available at:
Takashimaya Square B2, Tangs VivoCity, Change Alley, NEX (L1 floor atrium, Tampines Mall (L1 atrium), Northpoint (North Wing near UOB), Westgate (L2 atrium).
Online: hkmxproducts.sg

Promotion:
FREE Delivery for purchases above $200. T&C apply.
FREE gifts for online total cart purchases above $100.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with Jamon Iberico Ham & Single Yolk

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.

Check out these five new bold and refreshing fruity Mooncake flavours.

For the Baked series, they have premium Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with Jamon Iberico Ham & Single Yolk, and Imperial “Long Jing” Tea with Pumpkin Seeds Baked Mooncakes.

If you prefer the Snowskin series, there are the Tropical Soursop Vanilla Snowskin Mooncakes, Peach Passionfruit Truffle Blueberry Snowskin Mooncakes and Cognac Truffle Tiramisu Snowskin Mooncakes – all in pretty pastel colours. From timeless classics to new flavours, there is something for everyone.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
The limited and exclusive gold-dusted Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with Jamon Iberico Ham,
Single Yolk and Pistachio is a must-have every year for its luxurious taste.

You get a combination of aromatic earthiness from the black truffle, and intense flavours from the Jamon Iberico ham.

Gifting someone? Opt for the Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant’s Premium Gift Set box ($238 for gift set), which comes with a bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut Champagne.

The Box:
The limited-edition Premium Gift Set is presented in a luxurious gold dresser-style box, featuring intricate magnolia and peony motifs and an oriental wheel that resembles the full moon and symbolises love and harmony.

As for the Red Treasures Box, it boasts a two-tier chest-drawer design accompanied with opulent red and gold accents that represent happiness, good fortune and prosperity.

Available at:
Mid-autumn booth at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Forecourt (place your order from 7 Aug 2022)
Online: https://celebratorydelights.com/mooncakes
Tel: +65 6831 4708
Email: singaporemarriott.festive@marriott.com

Promotion:
Early Bird Specials: 20% OFF from now till 14 Aug 2022
15% OFF online orders from 15 Aug to 10 Sep 2022
Additional 8% OFF for self-collection at the hotel’s mooncake booth (10am - 9:30pm)
List of promotions: https://celebratorydelights.com/mooncakes/promotions

Imperial Patisserie 皇玥香港
Halal Lava Mooncake from Hong Kong

The Imperial Patisserie Lava Mooncake from Hong Kong 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.

The making of the mooncakes is led by two exceptional Master Chefs, who specialise in Halal Chinese pastries in Hong Kong. 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.

You can get these Halal mooncake choices from Hong Kong right in Singapore, and include the Lava Custard Mooncake, Savoury Assorted Lava Mooncake, Classic Assorted Lava Mooncake, Lava Green Tea Mooncakes, Low Sugar Egg Custard Mooncakes and more.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
The Lava Custard Mooncakes ($78 for 6 pc, $89 for 8 pc) made with French natural butter and top salted egg yolk secret fillings, is known for its silky lava effect right from the box even at room temperature.

The rich egg custard flavours and scent of the salted egg yolk are well-balanced with different components that complement well without overwhelming one another, yet refined and intricate.

The Box:
The light purple coloured mooncake gift box is made of complex delicate paper art, plus boosts of a unique leather texture with embroidered lines. That is not all – the mooncake gift box can be transformed into a jewellery treasure box which is great for gifting.

Available at:
Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Festive Celebration 2022 (4 Aug - 10 Sep 2022)
Tangs Fair (12 Aug – 10 Sep 2022)
Also available online on Takashimaya Online, TANGS Online, Isetan Online, Shopee, and Lazada.

Promotion:
Early Bird Promotion: 10% OFF till 14 Aug 2022

Goodwood Park Hotel
Ondeh Ondeh Snowskin

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

Durian lovers will be also happy to know that Goodwood Park Hotel is introducing a Durian Combo ($116 nett for 4 pc) featuring one piece each of D24, Mao Shan Wang, Black Thorn, and D88 Durian which is exclusive to this set.

Good to know that all the mooncakes are still crafted by hand and without use of preservatives by Hong Kong chefs in annual collaboration with the hotel’s culinary team.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
Newly introduced this year, the Ondeh Ondeh Snowskin ($52 nett for 2 pc, $82 nett for 4 pc) transforms our favourite sweet treat into a mooncake of novel flavour.

It comes with attractive green swirls made of all-natural pandan. Give it a bite and experience the luscious pandan centre in choux pastry. You also get traces of Ondeh Ondeh from the gula melaka that is imported specially from Java, along with freshly grated bits of coconut at its base.

The Box:
Get the limited-edition packaging of a symbolic octagonal shape box at an additional $28 nett, which boasts intricate oriental motifs and topped with a red tassel, available for 4-piece baked and snowskin mooncakes.

Available at:
The Deli at Goodwood Park Hotel (Opening hours: 10am – 8pm, till 10 Sep 2022)
Online: https://goodwoodparkfestive.oddle.me
Mooncake fairs at Takashimaya B2 Square, VivoCity, CIMB Plaza, Jurong Point, NEX, Junction 8, Tampines Mall

Promotion:
Early Bird Offer at The Deli: 25% OFF for all guests; 30% OFF for Goodwood Park Hotel Gourmet cardmembers with a min purchase of 2 boxes (till 18 Aug 2022). T&Cs apply.
Regular Offer: 15% OFF for Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, OCBC, UOB cardmembers; 20% OFF for Goodwood Park Hotel Gourmet cardmembers (till 10 Sep 2022). T&Cs apply.

InterContinental Singapore
InterContinental Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake

InterContinental Singapore’s Mid-Autumn Treasures continue to take on an “ambrosial” theme this year.

The Snow Skin Mooncake: Signature Tea Treasures ($98, 4 pcs) showcases the mooncakes in Man Fu Yuan’s iconic shape of the blooming rose. These elegant snow skin mooncakes contain floral tea and traditional infusions, along with decadent chocolate truffle centres.

Flavours featured include the Passionfruit Earl Grey, Lychee Oolong, Thai Cheese Milk Tea and Sea Salt Caramel Rose – this comes with a pop of caramel sea salt truffle centre.

They come in beautiful soft pastel colours of pink, peach, light green and violet; with the texture of the snow skin mooncake delicately light and soft, almost mochi-like.

The Must-Have Mooncake:
New this year is the InterContinental Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake ($126) which is a luxurious creation of innovative flavours.

What you get is a combination of premium white lotus seed paste and Negroni truffle
centre which promises a decadent depth of flavours. Available in limited quantities.

The Box:
An elegant emerald-turquoise coloured box comprising motifs of enchanting flowers and butterflies.

Available at:
Man Fu Yuan Shoppe, located at the Level 1 side entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction mall.
Online: singapore.intercontinental.com/mooncakes

Promotion:
30% savings on selected mooncakes (now till 17 Aug 2022)
25% savings on selected mooncakes (now till 10 Sep 2022)

* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape and @DanielFoodDiary. This post is brought to you in partnership with Goodwood Park Hotel, Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, Hong Kong MX Mooncakes, Imperial Patisserie, InterContinental Singapore, Orchard Hotel Singapore, Pan Pacific Singapore, Paradise Group, The Peninsula (HK), Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.

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