The most lavish mooncakes to savour this Mid-Autumn Festival
Mooncake season is almost here, and we’re completely ready for it.
This year hasn’t given us much reason to celebrate, so we’re always looking forward to the next special occasion (or public holiday) – anything to bring us some cheer in these bleak times.
Granted, the Mid-Autumn Festival is still quite some time away on 1 October, but it’s never too early to start placing orders for our favourite baked and snowskin mooncakes.
Many hotels and restaurants have already jumped on the festive bandwagon and introduced a smorgasbord of choices ranging from the traditional lotus paste and egg yolk combo, to unorthodox flavours the likes of purple sweet potato, black truffle, pulut hitam, and yuzu with sake.
Still undecided? We’ve put together a guide to all the baked and snowskin options worth trying.
Read on for our pick of the best mooncakes in Singapore.
1. Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore
Nothing goes better with mooncakes than a warm cup of Chinese tea, and Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore takes this a step further with its new tea-infused snowskin flavours of Royal Milk Tea with honey osmanthus truffle, and green tea with oolong tea truffle. The latter is delightfully creamy and perfumed with matcha – which is infused into its skin – and isn’t too sweet, making it an easy favourite.
Other noteworthy snowskin options include Mao Shan Wang durian, purple sweet potato with orange yuzu, and black sesame with a sea salt caramel truffle. These are presented in an exquisite glass box adorned with floral motifs and available in hues of bright orange, pastel blue or pink. The restaurant also offers a gift set comprising an orange box of mooncakes paired with a teapot set and Pu-Erh tea.
The mooncakes are available from now until 1 October, and must be preordered two working days in advance. Place your orders online here or call +65 9488 2741.
Orders can be collected at Yan Ting from now until 1 October between 10:30AM and 10PM, or delivered for $15 nett per location between 10AM and 6PM daily.
Address The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Phone +65 9488 2741
2. Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
Among our favourite baked mooncakes this year is Shang Palace’s rendition, which is stuffed with bak kwa, pork floss, and nuts. These sweet and savoury treats showcase a perfect ratio of velvety lotus paste and smoky strips of barbecued pork, and are incorporated with five-spice powder for a dash of umami.
The mooncakes are housed in a striking gift box covered in blue and white prints reminiscent of those found on traditional Peranakan porcelain plates. The box is produced in a limited run of 999 pieces, and is created by local fashion designer Benny Ong.
Other highlights include a new vegan flavour composed of lotus paste, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon and a centre of sweetened pumpkin; as well as a decadent baked custard option containing bird’s nest.
Orders can be placed online here from now until 1 October.
Collection can be done at Shangri-La Hotel’s mooncake specialty counter at the Tower Wing lobby on level 1, or via home delivery for $20 for orders below $200. The hotel offers complimentary delivery for orders worth $200 and above, to a single location.
Address 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Phone +65 6213 4511
3. Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore
Inspired by Peranakan desserts, Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Singapore has rolled out an assortment of lovely pastel-hued snowskin mooncakes crafted in flavours of chendol, durian pengat, pandan and coconut kaya, and pulut hitam.
The durian pengat option is a standout as it’s generously packed with durian paste and sweetened with gula melaka. For those who aren’t too keen on the fruit, try the pulut hitam instead, which tastes more like a savoury kueh with its blend of black glutinous rice with candied longan.
These snowskin beauties are particularly photogenic. They are decorated with rose patterns, and come packaged in a gorgeous pink and turquoise tiffin carrier embellished with Peranakan design motifs.
The mooncakes are available from now until 28 Septemb…
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