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Mid-Autumn Festival 2021: 20 unique mooncakes to get this year

Last Updated: August 24, 2021

Written by Vera Leng

Mooncake season is well upon us, and as surely as the moon rises to greet us each night, we’re equally dedicated to sniffing out great finds as always. So here’s us wasting no time, jumping right into 20 unique mooncake options for your perusal this mid-autumn festival.

1. Golden Moments

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I think I speak on behalf of most Singaporeans when I say that Golden Moments needs absolutely no introduction—it’s simply the synonym of all things durian. Leading up to the mooncake season, I’ve lost count of the number of friends who’ve asked me for my opinion on the famed durian brand, and now I’ll finally taste and tell.

Cross section of Docello Hazelnut Mao Shan Wang

Clicking into Golden Moments’ website is a very kid-in-a-candy-shop moment for durian lovers because it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of options, but let me walk you through them. If you’re absolutely sure about what you’re making a beeline for, then go right ahead for the flavoured boxes that come in the classic Signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake (U.P. S$118.60, now S$78.80), Lychee Martini (U.P. S$98.80, now S$64.80), and Classic Pandan Snowskin Mooncake (U.P. S$98.80, now S$64.80).

Those looking to sample just a bit of each, however, also have that option which comes by way of the assorted boxes that I quite frankly enjoy more, simply because of the variety you’ll get from one succinct box. We got to try the Assorted 4 Flavours Snowskin mooncake (U.P. S$118.60, now S$78.80) which included a piece of Signature Mao Shan Wang Mooncake, Docello Hazelnut Mao Shan Wang Mooncake, Premium Lychee Martini Mooncake, as well as the Classic Pandan.

Golden Moments mooncake & tea pairing

I’m happy to report that the Mao Shan Wang does indeed live up to the hype of being one of the best out there. Praline lovers like me, however, will enjoy the modified version—the Docello Hazelnut Mao Shan Wang—and that subtle roasted pop against all that durian creaminess. A 10 out of 10, if anyone’s keeping score. 

From now until 11 September 2021, take up to 35% off your mooncake orders, and also receive a set of vouchers worth S$250 with every box purchased. Golden Moments fulfils your durian craving on-demand with their islandwide delivery within 90 minutes, or if you prefer to handpick the velvety goodness yourself, grab them from your nearest Fairprice Finest, selected Esso Petrol Kiosks, Cheers, and Fairprice Xpress outlets.

On top of all the goodness that’s already going on, Golden Moments is also running a Spin & Sure Win campaign for every box of mooncake purchased, exclusively on their website. Participants stand a chance to win up to S$50,000 worth of attractive prizes such as an Ogawa Foot Massager, Living Care Jewel Series Water Dispenser, ErgoTune chair, Golden Moments Gold Bar, and many more.

110 Lorong 23 Geylang, Victory Centre, #07-13, Singapore 388410
+65 8766 8960
Daily: 10am – 6pm
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2. Durian Law

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It seems like the local durian scene is shaking up because a new kid on the block, Durian Law, is bringing their A-game, and they play by their own rules. Aside from combining two of a Singaporean’s favourite things, they’ve also thoughtfully curated a Spotify playlist that comes with every box. So the next time you’re chowing down on soft, decadent durian mooncakes, you’ve got a bangin’ playlist to make your ‘treat-yo-self’ day all the more indulgent.

Durian Law flatlay

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Eight durian-packed, smashing good snowskin mooncakes are sold neatly packed, with snow-white pieces contrasting gorgeously against a gleaming gold background. And this is all encapsulated in a tin box that can be upcycled as a storage container for tea, tidbits, or anything that fits, really. Because are you truly Singaporean if your house isn’t half made up of recycled mooncake boxes? 

Though quips aside, what I love the most about Durian Law’s Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake (S$68, U.P. S$88) is their no-nonsense, 100% durian filling with no added sugar or preservatives that serves the good stuff straight to your palate, all while keeping things affordable. 

Cross section of Durian Law

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Keeping costs low and focusing on the important parts does, after all, come as second nature to the folks at Durian Law, priding themselves in sourcing premium durians and only the finest ingredients for their patrons. 

From now until 21 September 2021, enjoy up to 25% off their durian products, with free delivery included. Order your mooncakes here.

2 Woodlands Sector 1, #03-14, Singapore 738068
+65 8125 4277
Daily: 10am – 8pm (until 21 September 2021 only)
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3. Fyre Singapore

Fyre Singapore top down shot

Fyre Singapore is no stranger to us here at the SethLui.com team, seeing how we gave their Mala Xiang Guo Bak Kwa a go last year and absolutely loved every fiery bit of it. Fyre Singapore’s culinary expertise is marked by their signature smoking technique with applewood and lychee, and this festive season, they’re infusing smoky, fruity notes with their handcrafted mooncakes.

Cross section of lychee mooncake

The traditional Sakura Cherry Blossom Lychee (S$88) mooncakes are smoked in Singapore with lychee wood, infusing a heavily perfumed aroma of the sweet, sweet fruit that quite frankly leaves me both impressed and in awe. As a person who has absolutely no sweet tooth in her body, I’ve never been one for mooncakes, let alone fruity ones. So it speaks volumes when one bite into Fyre’s lychee flavoured mooncake sends my eyes lighting up in pleasant surprise, and it doesn’t take long before I find myself gobbling the rest of the piece up.

The snowskin counterparts aren’t short on the fruit-centred goodness either—indulge in the Sakura Cherry Blossom Lychee Black Gold MSW (S$148.80), or if you want to go straight for the unadulterated king of fruits, the 100% Black Gold MSW (S$118) is an unfailing favourite. This line of mooncakes is made with hand-peeled fresh durian flesh, so you can be sure that every bite is a promise of pure delight only.

Mooncake & wine pairing

If you’re really looking to one-up the mooncake experience, try pairing it with Fyre Singapore’s Granat Pomegranate Wine (S$78.80) that complements and completes your all-rounded saccharine affair. Unlike typical reds like the merlot or pinot noir, you can expect much sweeter, deeper, and almost-sour notes from the pomegranate wine that’s not only refreshing but also palate-cleansing especially after a meal.

Flaky skin taro yam lotus

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Finally, there’s also the option of bringing it way back to the classics with their Teochew Flaky Mooncakes that are encapsulated in a thousand-layered flaky skin, and comes in two flavours—the traditional Teochew Taro Yam Lotus (S$78.80), and of course, Fyre Singapore’s special Sakura Cherry Blossom Lychee Lotus (S$88.80), both healthily baked to a tee. 

Enjoy early bird promotions from now until 31 August 2021 with 35% off all Ultimum sets that grant you a little taste of everything and 25% off all mooncakes.

50 Niven Road, Singapore 228398
+65 8488 7455
Daily: 2pm – 8pm (reservations strictly required for collection)
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4. Ding Bakery

Lifestyle shot of Ding Bakery

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Based in Muar, Johor, Ding Bakery has grown from a family of home bakers to an expansion of stores all over Malaysia, and now Singapore, with a recipe that’s been perfected since 1990. For those who miss the good ol’ handcrafted mooncakes that were originally conceived in Malaysia, the good news is that you can get them right here on our sunny shores. 

Carefully and thoughtfully created, the mooncakes are made by hand, do not contain any preservatives, and are crafted with less sugar for maximum satisfaction with minimum guilt—so if it’s a healthier choice you’re looking for, you’ve hit the jackpot. 

A stylised lifestyle shot of Ding Bakery goodies

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Those who are gifting a box, you’d want to look out for their timeless classics like the award-winning MSW Durian Premium Snowskin Mooncakes (S$83.40 for eight pieces) which is made using the purest Grade AAA Mao Shan Wang Durian from Pahang Highlands, Signature White Lotus Double Yolk Mooncake (S$71.40 for four pieces), and Premium Pandan Jade Lotus Double Yolk Mooncake (S$83.40 for eight pieces). And if you’re wondering, each piece is tied to an Award-winning recipe so you know your palate is in good hands.

Assorted Snowskin flavours

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But of course, it doesn’t stop at the classics. Put a spin on your usual mooncakes with unique flavours in the box of Assortment of Premium Snowskin Mooncakes (S$83.40 for eight pieces) which sees the likes of Culinary Grade Matcha Snowskin Mooncake, Pure Cacao Dark Chocolate Snowskin Mooncake, Passionfruit and Mango Snowskin Mooncake, as well as Earliglow Strawberry Snowskin Mooncake

Ding Bakery offers free delivery for orders above S$100

140 Paya Lebar Rd, #03-13 [email protected] LEBAR, Singapore 409015
+65 8890 9055
Daily: 9am – 6pm (Collection), 24 hours (Delivery)
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5. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium

Holiday Inn Atrium box

Established in the ‘90s, Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has always been a dependable choice when it comes to Cantonese cuisine and no short of a scrumptious one at that. Many might recognise the name for its dim sum, or famed roasted duck with tea leaves dish, but that’s not why they’re on our minds today.

Baked mooncakes

Xin’s mooncake series returns this year served in a delicate baby pink dual-tiered box that doubles up as a jewellery case or multipurpose storage box to spruce up any living area. Fans can once again look forward to the signature Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk Baked Mooncake (S$78) that delivers classics like no other. It’s a perfect quartet of timeless treats palatable for the even youngest to the oldest in the family. 

Holiday Inn Atrium top down shot

To switch things up, however, some interesting takes on the snowskin mooncake series include the Green Tea Chrysanthemum Praline Mini Snowskin Mooncake (S$70) for tea lovers, Sea Salt Caramel Praline Mini Snowskin Mooncake (S$70) for those who seek a mix of buttery-smooth caramel and white lotus seed paste, as well as the unfailing Peranakan Durian Mini Snowskin Mooncake (S$70) that’s encased in a gorgeous lilac outer. 

Place your orders here by 18 September 2021 to enjoy 35% off, while stocks last.

317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075
+65 6733 0188
Daily: 9am – 9.30pm
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6. Grand Hyatt Singapore

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Dubbed as the great dame of Orchard, Grand Hyatt Singapore began hand-making mooncakes the traditional way since 2006. Staying true to the traditional methods of mooncake-crafting, the hotel’s pastry team is dedicated to every piece that comes out of the kitchen, so you can take comfort in knowing that every box purchased is made with maximum care and zero preservatives. 

Corner shot of snowskin mooncakes

This year, Grand Hyatt Singapore is truly testing the boundaries of mooncake flavours with the introduction of not just one but six new snowskin mooncake flavours—Cherry Brandy and Strawberry Cream Cheese with Oreo Crumble which are alcoholic, as well as Walnut Praline, Basil & Trigona Honey, Black Sesame & Ginger, and Sarawak Pineapple Cookie, which are non-alcoholic but equally experimental flavours. These flavours, in addition to the existing Champagne,  Lychee Martini, and D24 Durian pieces, are sold in the Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes Box of 8 (S$85).

Grand Hyatt medium shot

Though if you’re more of a traditional mooncake buff, you’re also covered in the form of the classic Reduced Sugar White Lotus with Double Yolk Box (S$85), or a fun Baked D24 Durian with White Lotus and Double Yolk (S$98)

Order online here by 21 September 2021 to enjoy 30% off with promo code <30MCGHS>, and collection of mooncakes are ongoing from now until 21 September 2021.

10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
+65 6738 1234
Daily: 10am – 8pm (Collection)
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7. Orchard Hotel Singapore

Assorted Traditional Baked

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Hua Ting Restaurant at Orchard Hotel Singapore has long established itself as the place to be, whether it’s gathering for reunion dinners, business meetings, or just a casual tête-à-tête with friends. It’s also received a host of awards to boot, proving its consistent quality and outstanding delicacies over and over. 

White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk and Macadamia Nuts (Low Sugar)

Credit – Orchard Hotel Singapore

Led by Hong Kong Masterchef Lap Fai, the team at Hua Ting Restaurant is constantly innovating and evolving, never resting on their laurels, and all while staying true to the tradition of authentic Cantonese classics. Pick up some timeless selections like the White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts (Low Sugar) (S$77.04), Seeds of Harmony (Assorted Nuts) (S$81.32), and the Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds (S$77.04), all crafted with less sugar for the health-conscious in mind.

Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnut

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An exciting new flavour is Masterchef Lap Fai’s brainchild, and comes by way of the Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnut Mini Snowskin Mooncakes 芥末榛子冰皮月饼 (S$72 for eight) that tease the tantalising line of rich with a slight kick of spice. 

Millennium Mooncakes by Hua Ting will be available at the Orchard Hotel Lobby Kiosk from now to 21 September 2021.  

442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
+65 6739 6577
Daily: 12pm – 8pm
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8. InterContinental Singapore

A lifestyle image of Intercontinental mooncakes

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Where classic mooncakes and ornate packaging are concerned, InterContinental Singapore comes to mind. Encased in a carefully and thoughtfully-baked mooncake crust that gives way to a soft, decadent centre, the offerings at InterContinental Singapore are enough to impress even the toughest critics.  

Flatlay image of snowskin mooncakes

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You’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for the traditional Low-sugar White Lotus Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts (Early Bird Price S$47.88, U.P. S$72) that’s been crafted for all diets in mind, ensuring that feasting time entails less guilt, but equal indulgence. Those looking to try something new might be intrigued by the new flavour​​—Red Bean Tangerine Paste Mooncake with Double Yolks Baked Mooncake (Early Bird Price S$47.88, U.P. S$72) which is a sweet-tangy blend that’s perfectly refreshing in Singapore’s heat, and will pair splendidly with a cup of Chinese tea. 

Lifestyle image

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Fans who belong in the snow skin mooncakes camp, you’ve not been forgotten. The Snow Skin Mooncakes: Secret Garden (Early Bird Price S$58.52, U.P. S$88) bundle set is crafted in the form of Man Fu Yuan’s signature rose shape, and comes in four enchanting tea-based flavours—Earl Grey Baileys Cream Truffle, Japanese Matcha Green Tea Paste and Osmanthus Truffle, Oolong Peach & Black Sesame Truffle, and Rose Flower Tea Truffle with Pistachio.

Use the promo code <MSL35> for 35% off the original retail price of mooncakes when you shop at InterContinental’s festive e-shop. The discount lasts until 12 September 2021, and is not applicable for mooncake bundles, snowskin mooncakes, and other items.

80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
+65 6825 1131/+65 6825 1132
Daily self-collection: 11am – 9pm
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9. Aroma Truffle

Flatlay of Aroma Truffle mooncake s

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So you’ve heard of Aroma Truffle and their coveted truffle snacks and condiments, but now we can put them to the test with their new and improved version of their 24K gold-dusted mooncakes made from imported Italian black winter truffles and Musang King durians.

A hand in frame shot of a mooncake

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Since its introduction in 2019, Aroma Truffle’s mooncake selection has been unfailingly sold out each year, so here’s the sign you’ve been looking for to get your hands on them this year. Crafted locally with fresh ingredients, the yin and yang of their mooncakes come in two toothsome flavours, Onyx Truffle Musang King Mooncake & Frosty Truffle Musang King Mooncake (S$68 for a box of four, two of each flavour). The former is probably what most would recognise—a gold sheen dusted over jet black dewy skin that truly embodies the mark of opulence, and this truffle-packed charcoal snow skin gives way to bittersweet Musang durian within. 

The other offering, the Frosty Truffle Musang King Mooncake, however, is a visually lighter take on the snowskin mooncake but contrarily heavier on the palate with the union of stronger truffle notes and creamy Pahang Musang King durian flesh. Opening up the box of mooncakes, there’s an unmistakable fragrance of truffle that rises to greet you, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have my doubts about how the two flavours would gel together. Although one bite is all one needs to quell any non-believers—it’s inconceivable how well the savoury truffle notes blend with bittersweet Musang King, but I guess they don’t call them the truffle authority for nothing. I don’t know how, but for some reason, Aroma Truffle’s managed to nail the balance to a tee.

A shot of truffle chips

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If you’re also hoping to get a sneak of their truffle snacks while you’re at it, I don’t blame you. In fact, knock yourself out—make your delivery fee or a trip down worth the while by grabbing the Box of 4 Mooncakes and 5 Truffle Chips (S$98 now, U.P. S$158) and really making a feast out of it. Though this discounted price lasts only until 21 August 2021, so be snappy if you want to snag these bundles at the slashed prices.    

Order your slice of indulgence here and have them delivered straight to you, or pick them up at any one of their three outlets. 

Jewel Changi Airport:
78 Airport Boulevard, #02-219, Singapore 819666
Daily: 11am – 8pm

Plaza Singapura:
68 Orchard Road, #06-K5, Singapore 238839
Daily: 12pm – 8pm

Chinatown Point:
133 New Bridge Road, #01-20, Singapore 059413
Daily: 12pm – 8pm

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10. Hong Kong MX Mooncakes

White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Double Yolks

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No stranger to the mooncake scene, Hong Kong MX Mooncakes is probably considered to be one of the godfathers of the traditional treat, having stayed true to their high-quality, authentic festive flavours year after year. Interestingly, the mooncakes are crafted locally in Hong Kong, so you can be sure that the standard you’ll be getting is as consistent as consistent gets. 

Where achievements are concerned, to say that you’ll be getting award-winning mooncakes is an understatement. Since 2005, HKMX Mooncakes has consecutively been awarded the Belgian Monde Selection Quality Award, an honour that rivals Michelin. This year, in the Food Products Category, the brand’s signature White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks (S$68.00 for four) and Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 2 Egg Yolks (S$63.50 for four) have been awarded the Gold and Grand Gold Medal respectively.

White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 6 Yolks

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If you’re really going for gold though, perhaps luxury in its truest form has to be the White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with 6 Egg Yolks (S$46.80 per piece) which in itself is a royal treat enough to send just about anyone head over heels. And here you thought that double egg yolks were already a mark of opulence—this 6-egg yolk mooncake really gives us a run for our money and more.

Minions Set

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And just to inject a little fun into the celebrations, Hong Kong MX Mooncakes has a special Minions Bundle Set (S$95) that features the usual yellow-and-denim clad tin boxes that come in the form of Dave and Stuart, so the cuteness sticks around even long after the mooncakes are gobbled up.  

Hong Kong MX Mooncakes offers free gifts for total cart purchases above S$100, and free delivery for purchases above S$200. Apart from their booths at Takashimaya and Vivocity Tangs, Hong Kong MX Mooncakes are also available at selected Fairprice and Cold Storage branches

Takashimaya:
391A Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, B1, Singapore 238873
+65 6862 2166
Daily: 11.30am – 8.30pm

Vivocity Tangs:
1 Harbourfront Walk #01-187 & #02-189, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Daily: 11.30am – 8.30pm

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11. Joy Luck Teahouse

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In a first-of-its-kind launch, Joy Luck Teahouse is rolling out their pilot mooncake series that’s available in both fruity and tea-based flavours. I’ve long been a fan of their classic Hong Kong Milk Tea (S$3.50) that makes one of my favourite beverages oh-so accessible, so here’s hoping that their mooncakes live up to the wake of its glory. 

Cross section of mooncake

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The Mini Mooncakes (S$48 for 8) come in pairs of four flavours—Lychee Lotus Paste, Blueberry Lotus Paste, Cassia Flowers Lotus Paste, and Pu Er Tea Lotus Paste—each one equally fragrant and delicate in its own right. Those looking for a refreshing bite might be fans of the sweet lychee and blueberry notes infused with traditional lotus seed paste. The cassia flowers and pu er ones, however, will present a more perfumed aroma that’s both unique and pleasant to the palate.    

Cassia Flowers Lotus

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Joy Luck Teahouse is extending a 10% discount off purchases for all members, but this discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers on the mooncakes. 

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12. Ah Kiat Frozen Food

Mahjong mooncakes

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If you’re just about done with the snoozefest that is traditional mooncakes, then maybe these Mahjong tile-shaped ones from Ah Kiat Frozen Food might pique your interest. These tongue-in-cheek creations are carefully and slowly made to be as realistic as realistic gets. 

Mahjong mooncakes

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The 3D Big Three Scholars Mahjong Mooncakes (S$26) box is a 16-piece set with a mix of five neo-traditional flavours—honeydew, sweet potato, red bean, green tea, and pandan bean paste.

Mahjong mooncakes

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Otherwise, upgrade your full pong experience with the multi-coloured Golden Thirteen Wonders Mahjong Mooncakes (S$28) encased in pumpkin, sweet potato, green tea, and charcoal-flavoured snow skin. The filling flavours for this set is the same as the ones before.

Collection is available every weekend with the last collection date being 19 September 2021. Order here.

85 Bedok North Street 4, Fengshan Market & Food Centre, #01-165, Singapore 460085
+65 8321 7291
Mon: 7am – 11am
Tue to Sun: 6am – 2pm
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13. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport

A pair of Crowne Plaza Changi Airport mooncakes

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport keeps things cheery with brightly coloured boxes, and even brighter mooncake skins. As usual, you’ll find the mooncake offerings split into two—snowskin and baked. 

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport flatlay

The first selection includes the Assorted Snowskin Mooncakes (S$74) that boast four innovative flavours—Mango Pomelo, Orh Nee with Gingko Nuts, Yuzu, Adzuki Beans. Otherwise, stick with what you know with the traditional Assorted Baked Mooncakes (S$74) that come in White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk, Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, Nyonya Mixed Nuts, an interesting White Lotus Orange Paste with Melon Seeds

Cross section of nuts mooncake

For a limited time only, snag a whopping 45% off your mooncakes using the code <MOONSP> when you check out and get your box of mooncakes from as low as S$38.50. Shop here

75 Airport Boulevard, #01-01, Singapore 819664
+65 6823 5300
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14. The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry lifestyle shot

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I’ve always adored The Marmalade Pantry’s menu—seeing how I gobbled up their Christmas spread like a hyena on steroids last year should be testament enough. The cafe chain comes as my Saturday arvo coffee spot with friends (that is, before all this COVID-19 mayhem came into play), so for now, I will have to relive the tea-time treats with their collection of mooncakes.

Assorted Marmalade Pantry mooncakes

The Marmalade Mix (S$72) is a medley of some of my favourite flavours reimagined into mooncakes—Pandan Kaya with Melon Seeds, Classic Earl Grey-Infused Lotus Paste, Baked Charcoal with Black Sesame, and the classic Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste. The curation balances a nice blend of modernity and tradition that will have you seeing some of your dependable favourites with a touch of contemporaneity. 

Black Sesame cross section

And sure, the mooncakes might be a palate-pleaser, but what really steals the spotlight for me is the fashionably sophisticated limited edition bag that the little desserts come in. Because mooncake boxes are so 2019, timeless mooncake bags that pair fabulously with e-girl outfits are where it’s at now. I’m frankly quite a bit more excited receiving the chic purse that features rattan webbing, encased by scarlet red PVC leather—a statement piece that’ll elevate your look anytime.

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15. One°15 Marina 

One°15 Marina Flatlay

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Did I intentionally place One°15 Marina on the 15th spot of this listicle for the satisfying number lineup? Yes, yes I did, and I can’t be stopped. My last memory of One°15 Marina wasn’t too long ago—and my Editor, Wani, might remember me taking four straight days of leave earlier this year for a staycation with some friends which happened right in this hotel. 

Group shot of mixed mooncakes

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While I doubt I’ll be getting a staycation there again anytime soon, I think I can at least relive the chill life (somewhat) vicariously through the spirit of their mooncakes. Straight from the Wok°15 Kitchen, this year’s line-up includes Lady Ispahan, Yuzu Lotus, Grand Marnier Chocolate and Premium Mao Shan Wang under the Snowskin Mooncakes Set (S$88), and White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk in a set of for the Traditional Baked Mooncakes Set (S$68)

Snowskin mooncakes shot

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Or, get a mix of both to satiate every palate in the family with the Snowskin and White Lotus Set (S$68) which entails one Lady Ispahan, one Grand Marnier Chocolate, and two White Lotus Paste with Double Egg Yolk mooncakes. One°15 Marina is currently offering free delivery to a single location per purchase without minimum spending. 

11 Cove Drive, Sentosa Cove, #01-01, Singapore 098497
+65 6305 6998
Tue to Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9.30pm
Closed on Mon
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16. Chilli Padi Goodies

Chilli Padi Goodies group shot

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To switch things up, perhaps this kueh lapis mooncake from Chilli Padi Goodies will be worth keeping an eye out for, especially if you’re seeking something other than the traditional baked or chilled snowskin mooncakes that almost everyone else seems to be offering.

Lychee Kisses

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The Marble Lapis Snowskin Mooncakes (S$86.80 for four assorted pieces, S$58.80 for two pieces of your choice) marries two Singaporean traditional favourites—the kueh lapis, as well as mooncake—and altogether elevated with a ganache centre, speckled with bits of fruit or feuilletine. The special mooncakes are available in four dreamy flavours—Lychee Kisses, Cranberry Dreams, Autumn Blues, Hazelnut Nights.  

Cranberry Dreams

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The most satisfying part is probably slicing the mooncakes open to find the pattern-mixed cross-section. These multi-textural pieces definitely sound like they’ll present a good mouthfeel, keeping things interesting with every bite.  

Orders placed on or before 10 September 2021 are entitled to an early bird discount of 20% off, and can be made through here

Blk 3015, Bedok North St 5, Shimei East Kitchen, #04-21, Singapore 486350
+65 6240 6808
Mon to Fri: 9am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Closed on Sun
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17. Mitzo

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If there were a restaurant officially credited for making Canto dining cool again, it would probably be Mitzo. The modern restaurant-cum-bar combines a contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine with an artisanal cocktail programme—making the experience there casual yet intimate. 

Mitzo baked mooncakes

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The Baked Yam Mooncake (S$74 with yolk, S$72 without yolk) comes high on the recommendation list with sweet, creamy, and earthy yam paste contrasting splendidly against spiral flaky layers of buttery crusts. Have it with or without the salted egg yolk, just the way you like it. 

To fall back on, there’s always the Baked White Lotus Seed Paste (S$72 for single yolk, S$74 for double yolk) or the healthier Baked Lychee White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake (S$72) which is consciously made with reduced sugar. 

Mitzo gift set

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Mitzo has also teamed up with Smoke & Mirrors to bring Mitzo’s Cocktail Pairing Gift Set (S$75) that comes with two mooncakes of choice, as well as two cocktails of your choosing from a selection of four bottled cocktails from Smoke & Mirrors. 

Place your mooncake orders before 31 August 2021 to enjoy the early bird discount of 25% off all mooncake sets except for the Cocktail Pairing Gift Set.

270 Orchard Rd, Level 4 Grand Park, Singapore 238857
+65 6603 8855
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm (lunch seating)
Sat, Sun & PH: 11.30am – 2.30pm (brunch seating)
Daily: 6.30pm – 10.30pm (dinner seating)
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18. Lady M

Celebration of Lights Gift Set

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Perhaps they’re your go-to when it comes to crepe cakes, or maybe you’re giving their new champagne bar a go. But Lady M delivers yet again with a custom-designed ferris wheel box this year that’s equal parts decadent and whimsical. 

Celebration of Lights flatlay

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The Celebration of Lights Gift Set (S$95) is fashioned in the form of a dreamy ferris wheel and full moon amidst fireworks, reminiscent of a mid-autumn night sky spectacle. Between six pieces, the mooncakes are available in two rich, creamy flavours—Custard and Chocolate—designed in collaboration with Kee Wah Bakery, a renowned Hong Kong-founded establishment.  

Celebration of Lights Gift Set lit up

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As if the set alone wasn’t a whole production in itself, it comes complete with a custom-designed Lady M gift bag, greeting card, and envelope for that added kiss that says, “I’m thinking of you this season” (that is, if you really are). The set can be purchased in-store or ordered here

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19. Whisking Bakes

Yam mooncake from Whisking Bakes

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We recently paid a visit to Chanel Li, an ex-flight attendant with Scoot who has since seen raving business with her brainchild, Whisking Bakes, having thought up the world’s first orh nee tart ball. She once again flexes her tenacity and versatility by proving that not only can she continue to bang out her old favourites, she’s also constantly thinking up new menu items such as mooncakes, too.

Cross section of yam mooncake

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In keeping with her signature orh nee tarts, Chanel whips up mean Mini Yam Snowskin Mooncakes (S$30 for 4 pcs) too, putting a local spin on the taro classic. The mooncakes feature a chewy, mochi-like snowskin outer encasing yam filling that’s been intentionally made with less sugar, as well as generous amounts of lotus seeds for that added crunch. 

Orders may be placed here from 5pm, 29 August 2021 and all mooncakes will be for collection or delivery on 19 September 2021

1 Irving Place, #02-13, Singapore 369546
Mon to Fri: 2pm – 8pm
Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Sun: 10am – 1pm
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20. Old Seng Choong

Old Seng Choong gift set

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We’re ending this list with an old-time favourite that’s been bringing us cookies, cakes, rolls, and all sorts of goodies resonant of the Seng Choong Confectionery, which ran from 1965 to 1996 by the parents of Daniel, Old Seng Choong’s founder. 

Assorted flavours from Old Seng Choong

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Old Seng Choong takes classics and reinvents them into something that we’re all familiar with, yet teases a sense of novelty. Try all four innovative flavours in the Four Heavenly King Premium Box (S$76.80) that brings you two of each of the following flavours—Black Truffle Red Lotus Paste with Bakwa, Bird’s Nest Pandan Gula Melaka, Hae Bee Hiam Red Lotus Paste, and White Lotus Paste with Yolk Blend. These treats will come encased in either a fuchsia or deep blue box specially designed for the occasion and gilded in intricate gold illustrations and hardware to boot.

Old Seng Choong Black Edition

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For purchases made by 29 August 2021, you can snag 20% off your order, as well as 15% off selected Old Seng Choong Heritage Cookies with any mooncake purchased. Place your orders here

171 Kampong Ampat, KA Foodlink, #05-04, Singapore 368330
+65 6282 0220
Mon to Fri: 9am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
Sun & PH: Closed
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