10 Exotic & Traditional Hotel Mooncakes in 2016 That Will Fly You To The Moon

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Mid-autumn festival is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for exotic mooncake flavours that will thrill your taste buds, this year’s selections are wide and plentiful to choose from.

For die-hard traditionally baked mooncake-lovers, your favourite hotels have also come up with interesting flavours that will have you flying to the moon and back. Same goes for the snowskin varieties.

HSBC cardholders will get to enjoy a slew of discounts with these selected partners when you place orders early! With so many flavours to choose from, here are some that will be sure to satiate your yearly mooncake obsession.

10. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel

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Using only the finest ingredients, Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant at Sheraton Towers Singapore offers some noteworthy premium mooncake flavours. The new Baked Mixed Nuts with X.O. Sauce Mooncake ($66 per box of four pieces) is embedded with premium Japanese scallops that add a deeper flavour to the classic delight.

Not forgetting an old favourite, the Baked White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolks ($68 per box of four pieces) will jolt one’s memory of the good ole’ days of yesteryears. Gather some old friends to share these sweet morsels over a pot of piping hot tea for a heart-warming catch up session.

To evoke nostalgia, this year’s mooncakes by Li Bai will be packed in an auspicious red tin box, designed with elements and motifs that will instil good luck and wealth when given to loved ones.

HSBC cardholders can get 20% off mooncake purchases, from 15 August to 15 September 2016.

Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant: Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Road, Singapore 228230 | Tel: 6839 5636/5623 | Website

9. Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel

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Regent Singapore reinvents classic local desserts we grew up eating into assorted snowskin mooncake flavours.

The hotel hits the nostalgic touches by cleverly incorporating a Chinese chess board inside its felt packaging, complete with a playable chess set, so you can enjoy a game or two while slowly savouring the pieces of mooncakes.

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Sweet and refreshing, the Momordica Fruit with Logan (S$64+ per box of eight) has hints of Cheng Tng in it, while the Chendol (S$64+ per box box of eight) flavour hides a white chocolate centre.

For HSBC cardholders, get 15% off mooncake purchases for orders made from 11 August to 15 September 2016.Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel: 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715 | Tel: 6725 3239Website

8. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore

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For an extra decadent oomph to your traditional mooncakes, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s Sea Salt Caramel and Single Yolk (S$70 per box of four pieces) is luscious, with pockets of saltiness between the caramelised sweetness. A great jazz up from the traditional classic ones that even the older generation will appreciate.

You may think that the salted egg yolk and sea salt caramel would cause the mooncake to be too savoury, instead, it goes hand-in-hand and balances the sweetness of the lotus paste surprisingly well.

If you’re looking for a packaging to impress, the treasure box slides open at its sides to unveil another layer of mooncakes at the bottom compartment.

HSBC cardholders get 15% off mooncake purchases, from 10 August to 15 September 2016.

Mandarin Oriental, Singapore: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, Singapore 039797 | Tel: 6885 3081/ 6885 3500 | Website

7. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

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The Fullerton Hotel Singapore offers a range of mooncake flavours that marries unconventional ingredients to make up a collection of perfect unions.

Who would have thought that Tangerine Lemon would go well with Matcha and Red Bean paste? The tangy snowskin adds a zest to the sweetness of the paste, making it easy and light to eat even if you don’t have a sweet tooth.

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If you’re slightly old school, try the Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin Mooncake, in which the palm sugar adds a deeper sweet note to the snowskin mooncake.

HSBC cardholders enjoy up to 20% off mooncake purchases, from now to 15 September 2016

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178 | Tel: 6877 8178 | Website

6. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore

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Beautifully hidden within a box that replicates the designs of the traditional Chinese drawers, Four Seasons Hotel’s Jiang-Nan Chun offers a limited edition Heaven on Earth snowskin mooncake.

Coloured in its signature cerulean blue and emblazoned with bird motifs, the filling is infused with the restaurant’s exclusive 1% alcohol concoction made of Scotch 12 years whiskey, sake, camomile and lime. Truly a one-of-a-kind mooncake indulgence you can snack on without getting high.

HSBC cardholders get 15% off mooncake purchases, from 18 August to 15 September 2016.

Four Seasons Hotel Singapore: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646 | Tel: 6734 1110 | Website

5. Holiday Inn® Singapore Atrium

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For a different durian mooncake experience, grab Holiday Inn’s Singapore Atrium Peranakan durian ($68 per box / 4 large pieces) snowskin mooncake.

The luxurious, aromatic strong-smelling durian filling is housed by a purplish blue snow skin which is naturally coloured using blue pea flower. It even comes in bite sizes ($56 per box / 6 large pieces)!

The Green Tea Lotus Paste ($56 per box) with Baileys Cream Praline is a unique mooncake that combines tradition and modernity. With a hint of baileys to contrast the sweetness of the green tea lotus paste, this mooncake is extremely balanced.

For HSBC cardholders, grab hold of the Early Bird Special to get 25% off mooncake purchases, from 15 July to 15 August 2016.  From 16 August to 15 September 2016, get 20% off mooncake purchases.

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium: 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075 | Tel: 6733 0188 | Website

4. Conrad Centennial Singapore

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Unveiling Conrad Centennial Singapore’s mooncakes is like finding treasures in a chest box. Clad in colours of velvet red and luxe gold, both the packaging and baked goods are set to impress.

The Traditional Baked Delights box (S$69.50 per box of four pieces) houses classic mooncakes, including the Double Yolk in White Lotus Paste for aficionados of salted egg yolk; and Traditional Baked Mooncakes with Single Yolk in White Lotus Paste for an unpretentious treat. A selection of delicately crafted snowskin gems are also available.

For HSBC cardholders, grab hold of the Early Bird Special to get 20% off mooncake purchases, from 1 to 15 August 2016. From 16 August to 15 September 2016, get 15% off mooncake purchases. Terms and Conditions applies.

Conrad Centennial Singapore: 2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982 | Tel: 6432 7486/7 or 8322 0129 | Website

3. Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

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East meets West in the Honey Chocolate collection by Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, which features four flavours, including Dark ChocolateMilk Chocolate and Salted ToffeeWhite Chocolate Passion Fruit with Mango; and Roasted Sicilian Pistachio (S$88 per box of eight pieces).

Unlike the regular snowskins and baked skins we’ve tried, these mooncakes have a thin layer of crunchy rich chocolate that conceals a decadent filling. Every element from the crisp chocolate shell to the smooth creamy ganache within, and even the gold decorative motif has been lovingly hand-crafted by Area Executive Pastry Chef Herve Potus.

The Honey Chocolate collection is suffused with raw, unprocessed Leatherwood Honey from Tasmania, which gives the mooncakes a distinctive floral aroma. Besides being artisan, these little treats boast a slew of health benefits for the conscious eater.

For HSBC cardholders, get 15% off when you purchase 9 to a maximum of 49 boxes of mooncakes. Get 10% off when you purchase up to 8 boxes of mooncakes. Valid from 22 July to 15 September 2016.

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore: 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350 | Tel: 6213 4473 | Website

2. Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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The white lotus seed paste golden baked mooncake with black truffle, waxed duck, roasted chestnut & single yolk ($80 per box of 4 pieces) packs a myriad of prized ingredients and exquisite flavours that are hard to resist. While the black truffle produces an overall deep earthy taste, the sweet lotus paste is complemented by the smokey flavours of the savoury waxed duck — almost like having bits of bacon drenched in sweet maple syrup.

Encased in a classy gold-dusted, black charcoal mooncake skin, this luxurious low sugar treat, which is handcrafted by the culinary team at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, makes a great gift for your family and close friends.

For HSBC cardholders, grab hold of the Early Bird Special and get 25% off mooncake purchases, from 11 August to 31 August 2016. This offer is not valid for the Limited Edition Gift Set.

From 1 to 15 September 2016, get 15% off mooncake purchases. This offer is not valid for the Limited Edition Gift Set

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Forecourt Stall (By the Hotel Entrance): 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865 | Tel: 6831 4708 | Website

1. Raffles Singapore

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Peanut butter and mooncake is an unusual combination that is surprisingly impressive. A new mooncake flavour by Raffles Singapore, the Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Feuilletine Snow-Skin Mooncake ($70 per box of eight pieces) (brown) hides a crunchy middle and packs a sweet nutty kick. The light snow-skin really is our favourite out of the bunch.

The mooncake has a refreshing creamy and crispy texture that contrasts the delicate, smooth doughy skin. A delight to munch on while enjoying a view of the full moon.

For HSBC cardholders, enjoy 20% off online purchases, from now till 9 September

Raffles Hotel Singapore: 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673 | Tel: 6412 1122 | Website

Indulge in scrumptious snowskin mooncakes and traditional favourites at a fraction of the cost, with up to 30% off when you pay with HSBC credit and debit cards.

With a wide assortment of flavours to choose from the above list, there’s something to keep everyone, from picky eaters to weight watchers, happy and satisfied this Mid-Autumn Festival.

Hop on over to HSBC’s website for more information.

*This post was brought to you in partnership with HSBC.

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