Growing up, the Mid-Autumn Festival has always been a special holiday for me. As a child, I remember lighting paper lanterns and admiring its colourful glow while walking around the neighbourhood with friends and family. Now, the festivities revolve around my next favourite thing: mooncakes.
Every year, restaurants, bakeries and hotels go above and beyond to present us delightful mooncakes that come in all forms and flavours, be it the traditional ones with double yolks or snowskin mooncakes in contemporary flavours like durian, bird’s nest, champagne truffle or strawberry tequila. And I haven’t even started talking about their creative packaging yet!
In preparation for the onslaught of mooncakes that’s to come this year, we’ve rounded up 22 best mooncakes to savour this Mid-Autumn Festival 2022.
1. Ding Mooncake
Award-winning Ding Mooncake is made to impress, and it starts right from its exquisite mooncake box, which comes in a gorgeous celadon green colour and is made from premium suede and trimmed with genuine aniline leather. This luxe limited-edition box is perfect for storing cosmetics and jewellery and would be a great collectible for mooncake lovers.
This year, Ding Mooncake is back with its Signature White Lotus Double Yolk Mooncake (S$83.90 for four pieces). Each mooncake is freshly baked by hand, and uses premium quality ingredients with zero preservatives or additives to ensure that you’re getting only the best there is. A no-yolk option is also available for S$72.90.
For those craving a refreshing twist on the classic traditional baked mooncake, be sure to try Ding Mooncake’s Traditional Pandan Double Yolk Mooncake (S$83.90 for four pieces), which weaves in fragrant pandan into the lotus paste for a familiar yet satisfying experience.
If there’s one snowskin mooncake you should try this year, it’s Ding Mooncake’s Highland Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncake (S$89.90 for eight pieces). It uses top grade AAA mao shan wang, directly imported from Pahang Highlands, to give the richest durian experience ever, as each mooncake is stuffed with dense durian puree. In fact, each box weighs 720g!
After two full seasons of R&D, Ding Mooncake has finally released a new line-up of snowskin mooncakes. This year’s flavours incorporate unique flavours such as Korean Yuzu, Gula Melaka, French Earl Grey Lavender and Treviso Tiramisu to create delectable and modern snowskin mooncakes that’ll be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Note that Ding Mooncake is currently running a 30% early bird promo till 22 August 2022, so be sure to head to their website and order your mooncakes soon in order to enjoy this discount!
2. Golden Moments
Golden Moments has been recognised as the highly-raved revolutionist for premium durian products, such as its truffle durian snowskin mooncake in 2019, which came with actual 24k pure gold plates!
This year, Golden Moments’ star product, the Signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes (S$128.80 for a box of four), is back by popular demand. Each mooncake is a real sight to behold— the bamboo charcoal snowskin is dusted with sparkling gold dust, and on the inside is 100% pure mao shan wang durian flesh.
Golden Moments’ other snowskin mooncakes are equally gorgeous. Its Docello Hazelnut Chocolate Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake (S$128.80 for a box of four) combines rich and decadent chocolate with luscious durian flesh, while the Lychee Martini Snowskin Mooncake (S$108.80 for a box of four) combines fruity lychee with two martini-infused truffle balls.
Making its debut this year is Golden Moments’ new Golden Lava Custard Mooncake (S$88.80 for a box of six), which puts an innovative spin on the traditional baked mooncake by inserting a molten lava core of salted egg in the middle. I loved how these mooncakes came in mini sizes, so I didn’t have to feel guilty about hoarding these indulgent treats all to myself!
Here’s the best part— in celebration of its 5th anniversary, Golden Moments is having an exclusive 1-for-1 promotion for its mooncake products till 10 August 2022! Every box of mooncakes will also come with S$200 worth of lifestyle vouchers from local brands such as Zalora, Ruhens and Braun. Gift a golden luxury to your loved ones and head to its website to place your order.
From 11 August 2022 onwards, each mooncake box purchase will grant you a chance to win attractive prizes worth up to S$30,000 from its spin-and-win campaign, with participating brands such as TCL, Dunlopillo, ErgoTune, Holistic Way, YAMAHA, IUIGA and Lumos Projector.
Golden Moments will be available for purchase online from now till 10 September 2022, and at their pop-up booths at Takashimaya, TANGS Orchard, TANGS Vivo, TANGS NEX, selected NTUC Finest, SHELL, Cold Storage and 7-11 stores from 3 August 2022.
3. Carlton Hotel Singapore
This has got to be one of the most unique mooncake boxes I’ve seen this season. Carlton Hotel Singapore and Michelin Guide-recognised Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant’s mooncakes are presented in a stellar, one-of-a-kind trapezium-shaped box that reminds me of a designer handbag.
Exclusively designed by Carlton Hotel Singapore, the trapezium-shaped box opens up two-way to reveal a vibrant pink interior, with shelving that’s inspired by antique oriental cabinet displays. This ties in nicely with the hologram floral motifs on the front of the box, making this a really exquisite box that’s great for gifting or keeping.
Not to mention, in a bid to go eco-friendly, the box is actually made of sustainable materials such as wood, and the cutleries provided within are wooden rather than plastic.
My personal favourite out of this year’s mooncake line-up is the newly launched Mini Sakura Milk Tea Snowskin Mooncake (S$80 for eight pieces), which combines two of my most loved ingredients: milk tea and cherry blossoms.
Each mooncake dons a beautiful pastel pink colour and features milk tea-infused lotus paste with cherry blossom. Topping it off are chocolate crunch notes, which gave each bite a well-needed textural contrast. With its fragrant and floral cherry blossom flavours, it really brought me back to Japan and reminded me of seasonal sweets and mochi!
Those who prefer zestier flavours will delight in the Mini Green Tea, Yuzu and Plum Snowskin Mooncake (S$80 for eight pieces), which pairs subtle green tea with citrusy yuzu. Durian lovers will adore the Mini ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Snowskin Mooncake (S$88 for eight pieces), as it uses luscious durian pulp for that extra indulgence.
While Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant and Carlton Hotel Singapore’s range of traditional baked mooncakes include perennial favourites such as the Traditional Mixed Nuts (S$86 for four pieces), Red Lotus Paste with Double Yolk (S$86 for four pieces) and White Lotus Paste with Single or Double Yolk (from S$82), our suggested pick for the season is the delightful Mini Walnut Moontarts with Yolk (S$80 for eight pieces).
These little nuggets consist of smooth white lotus paste, salted egg yolk and a walnut crust. Each piece is bite-sized, making it all the more easier to pop into your mouth like an addictive snack. For the health-conscious, a low sugar alternative without yolk is available at S$78 for eight pieces.
Selected credit and/or debit cards are applicable for early bird discounts! From 25 July to 12 August 2022, enjoy 30% off all mooncakes, while purchases from 13 August to 10 September 2022 will be eligible for 25% off (one to 30 boxes) or 30% off (31 boxes and above). Do note that mooncake prices mentioned above are nett.
To order, check out Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant and Carlton Hotel Singapore’s online shop or at the mooncake booth at Carlton Hotel’s Lobby (1 Aug onwards). For more information, visit their website, call them at 6349 1292 or email [email protected].
4. Aroma Truffle
With much anticipation, Aroma Truffle’s highly-raved truffle-infused Mao Shan Wang durian mooncakes are back again this year!
These 24K gold-dusted treats are made with real, air-flown Black Winter Truffles from Spoleto, Italy, and Mao Shan Wang durians from Pahang, so it’s no wonder that they’ve been quickly sold out every year since it was first introduced in 2019. Despite the stark contrasting taste profiles, Singaporeans just seem to love this exquisite mooncake, which brings together the world’s boldest and most distinctive flavours from the East and West.
In fact, despite Aroma Truffle producing 4,000 handcrafted boxes this season, there was an overwhelming amount of pre-orders, leaving only 2,600 boxes left for purchase. Talk about fastest fingers first!
Each box of Truffle MSW Snowskin Mooncake (S$108) comes with eight bite-sized pieces of pure luxury, consisting four Onyx Truffle MSW Snowskin Mooncakes and four Frosty MSW Snowskin Mooncakes. Also included are a set of gold-plated cutlery and a complimentary tube of Eight Treasures Organic Tea, which makes this a classy gift choice for families, friends or business associates.
The Onyx Truffle MSW Snowskin Mooncake has a truffle-infused snowskin and is filled with rich Mao Shan Wang durian flesh. To complete the look, the charcoal-coloured mooncake is topped with a dash of shiny gold dust. On the other hand, you’ll be able to taste the pureness of Pahang’s Mao Shan Wang durian with the Frosty MSW Snowskin Mooncake, as it’s made with no added artificial flavouring, preservatives or sugar— just pure, creamy and tangy Mao Shan Wang!
From now till 1 September 2022, purchase any of Aroma Truffle’s mooncake sets and receive 40% off all Aroma Truffle’s products (excluding mooncakes and capped at S$40). This promotion is available at all of Aroma Truffle’s retail outlets and on its website while stocks last. You can also catch Aroma Truffle at Mid-Autumn Festival fairs at the following locations: Takashimaya, VivoCity and NEX.
5. Grand Hyatt Singapore
Grand Hyatt Singapore’s well-loved Snowskin Mooncakes are back this year with a boozy twist! These include the hotel’s perennial snowskin favourites— the signature Champagne and Lychee Martini snowskin mooncakes— as well as the return of the Strawberry Tequila, which features tangy strawberry truffle with a hint of tequila, all of which are encased in a velvety and smooth snowskin.
Together with the Black Sesame and Ginger, these four assorted snowskin mooncakes are available in a Box of Eight (S$80) that has two pieces of each flavour, and a Box of Four (S$45) with one piece of each flavour.
This year’s mooncake gift box is decked in red with elegant gold accents and takes inspiration from Chinese culture, so you can spot classic motifs such as celestial clouds, which are worked into the contemporary and sleek design!
The Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake (S$90 for a box of eight) is a new addition that’s available on its own, making it absolutely perfect for durian lovers looking for an indulgent and decadent treat.
Each snowskin mooncake is locally made and filled with fresh durian flesh. The creamy and tangy filling goes hand-in-hand with the delicate yet fragrant snowskin mooncake, making this a real treat this Mid-Autumn Festival.
Do note that the Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake has limited stock!
Lovers of the traditional baked mooncake will rejoice in Grand Hyatt Singapore’s newest flavour— the Orange Lotus with Double Yolk and Melon Seeds, which pairs the refreshing and zesty orange lotus with savoury salted egg yolk. Accompanying this new flavour are three classic favourites: Sesame Lotus with Double Yolk, White Lotus with Double Yolk and Melon Seeds, and White Lotus with Melon Seeds.
Grand Hyatt Singapore’s assorted traditional mooncakes are available in a Box of Four (S$80), which includes one piece of each flavour, and a Box of Two (S$45), which has two pieces of the classic favourite, the White Lotus with Double Yolk and Melon Seeds.
If you have a credit card, chances are that you’ll be eligible for Grand Hyatt Singapore’s credit card discounts, which range from 35% (16 to 31 July 2022) to 15% (1 to 31 August 2022). For a full list of credit card discounts, check out Grand Hyatt Singapore’s online shop or head to its Mid-Autumn pop-up booth at the hotel lobby from 1 August onwards.
6. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel
Did you know that The Capitol Kempinski Hotel is housed in Singapore’s iconic Capitol Building and Stamford House? This timeless yet contemporary hotel continues to pay tribute to its rich heritage with its release of classic and new mini mooncakes this year, which come in packs of eight and are presented in two intricately designed multi-functional boxes and chic tote bags.
Making for perfect additions to any mooncake connoisseurs’ collection of limited-edition boxes, the vintage boxes are available in two versions, Kempinski Red Tin Box and Jade Treasure Jewellery Box, and are covered with iconographies that narrate the rich heritage of Capitol Singapore, CHIJMES and the iconic Capitol Theatre. They come in matching tote bags, which are made with premium canvas and are chic enough to be re-used as part of an active urban lifestyle.
You’ll love The Capitol Kempinski Hotel’s range of sublime snowskin mooncakes, which include the bestseller Mini Snowskin Champagne Truffle Mooncake (from S$76) and Mini Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake (from S$88), the latter of which is made with pure Mao Shan Wang flesh for that extra indulgent note!
Making its debut this year is the Mini Snowskin Matcha Mochi Mooncake (from S$76), which combines earthy Japanese matcha, a mochi core, and a silky soft snow skin for a delicate and bittersweet mooncake.
The hotel’s signature cocktail, the Plantation 1840, has also been made into a mooncake this year. The Mini Snowskin Valrhona & Plantation 1840 Truffle Mooncake (from S$76) combines Valrhona chocolate paste and a Plantation 1840-flavoured truffle core to create a rich and indulgent snowskin mooncake with an alcoholic kick.
Leading the pack of traditionally baked mooncakes this year is the well-loved Mini Baked White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk (from S$76), which comes with a golden nugget of salted egg yolk in the middle.
If you’re looking to jazz up the traditional mooncake, be sure to try the Mini Baked Pandan Paste with Melon Seeds (from S$74) or the newly launched Mini Baked Pineapple Paste (from S$74), which will suit those who prefer tropical flavours.
From now till 12 August 2022, order via The Capitol Kempinski Hotel’s online store and enjoy 25% off! For mooncake orders and enquiries, call +65 6715 6852.
7. Andaz Singapore
Andaz Singapore has always been one of my favourite hotels because of its vibrant, fresh and modern vibes. Situated in the heart of several cultural districts such as Bugis, Bras Basah, Kampong Glam and Little India, Andaz Singapore has always been about exploring Singapore through fresh perspectives.
Its newest Cantonese restaurant, 5 ON 25, opened its doors on the 25th floor of the hotel in January 2022 and has just released its first-ever line-up of mooncakes. How exciting!
Savour a total of six baked mooncakes, including three flavours exclusive to the 5 ON 25 brand— Teh Gao Siew Dai, Ruby Pandan and 5 ON 25’s very own Signature Tea Blend.
Personally, as a teh peng lover, I’m looking forward to the Teh Gao Siew Dai, as it features a combination of everybody’s favourite milk tea with rich lotus paste. Topping it off are almond flakes, resulting in a fragrant and satisfying crunch with every bite.
The other three remaining mooncakes are classic flavours, such as the timeless Silver Lotus OG, Silver Lotus++ which has two full yolks, and The Dating Longans, which combines red date lotus paste with longan meat.
Any box of four mooncake flavours is priced at S$85, while individual mooncakes are priced at S$22 per piece.
Credit card holders can enjoy an early bird discount of 25% from 1 July to 26 August 2022, while purchases from 27 August to 10 September 2022 will be eligible for a 15% discount. For more details, check out Andaz Singapore’s online store or mooncake brochure. To order or enquire, you can head down to 5 ON 25, call +65 6408 1288 or email [email protected].
8. The Orchard Hotel
The Orchard Hotel’s mooncakes are a true delight, especially knowing that it’s by award-winning Hua Ting Restaurant. Established in 1992, this Michelin-selected Cantonese restaurant has built a stellar reputation for its delicious Cantonese cuisine.
This year, Hua Ting Restaurant’s mooncakes revolve around the theme of completeness and togetherness, tying in nicely with how the Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for the entire family to gather and celebrate.
Its range of Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes come in four striking colours and flavours, all of which are available at S$74+ for a box of eight.
The newly launched Passion Fruit with Hazelnut comes in a bright pink, while the Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine dons a deep purple hue. The remaining two flavours are Salted Egg Yolk Custard and White Lotus Paste & Champagne Ganache, which are yellow and white respectively.
Pay homage to the classics with Hua Ting Restaurant’s traditional baked mooncakes. Purists will love the White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk & Macadamia Nuts (S$82+ for a box of four), while those who crave something floral should go for the new Osmanthus Oolong with Macadamia Nuts (S$78+ for a box of four), which is light but packed with mildly sweet flavours.
From now till 31 August 2022, enjoy an early bird promo of 25% off all mooncakes! Hua Ting Restaurant’s mooncakes are available for pre-order from now till 10 September 2022, and will be available for collection from 22 July to 10 September 2022. To place your orders, check out The Orchard Hotel’s website here.
9. InterContinental Singapore
This year, InterContinental Singapore’s mooncakes look almost too pretty to eat. Not only are its tea-infused snow skin mooncakes moulded into Man Fu Yuan’s signature rose, they also come in an elegant emerald box covered with butterflies and flowers. Super gorgeous!
Each box of its Snow Skin Mooncake: Signature Tea Treasures (S$98) includes four unique flavours, such as Passionfruit Earl Grey, Thai Cheese Milk Tea, Lychee Oolong and Sea Salt Caramel Rose. All four snow skin mooncakes feature a truffle centre and are paired with tea profiles.
If contemporary flavours aren’t your thing, you can always fall back on InterContinental Singapore’s Artisan Baked Mooncakes: Signature Classics, which features six traditional flavours that include the all-time favourite White Lotus Seed Paste (S$82 for single yolk, S$86 for double yolk) and Red Lotus Seed Paste (S$78 for single yolk, S$82 for double yolk).
To jazz things up this year, InterContinental Singapore will be launching several limited edition mooncakes. Man Fu Yuan’s Executive Chinese Chef, Aaron Tan, designed a premium gift collection that features an ivory tea set. The limited edition set comes with four Assorted Premium Baked Mooncakes (S$106), with flavours like Black Sesame, Sakura Shrimp, Oolong Cashew and Pineapple Matcha, making it perfect for gifting.
Also exclusively available this year is the newly launched InterContinental Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake (S$126), inspired by the hotel’s signature InterContinental Negroni cocktail and features a decadent combination of Negroni truffle centre and premium white lotus paste.
From now till 17 August 2022, shop via its online store and enjoy 30% early bird savings on selected items! Alternatively, you can also place your mooncake orders by speaking to the Festive team at 6825 1131 / 1132, or emailing the order form to [email protected] by 7 September 2022. For more information, visit InterContinental Singapore’s mid-autumn website.
10. Hong Kong MX
Hong Kong MX is an award-winning mooncake brand, and its high-quality mooncakes are made in Hong Kong and directly imported into Singapore. Since 2005, this brand has been repeatedly awarded the Belgian Monde Selection Quality Award, an honour that rivals Michelin, so you know these mooncakes are the real deal!
Whether you’re looking to purchase these mooncakes as a gift, or to share with friends and family over a pot of hot tea, Hong Kong MX’s signature Lava Custard Mooncakes (S$69.50 for eight pieces) are a must-try. It uses a unique double-baking technique to create a mooncake with a molten centre that’s made of egg yolk-laced creamy custard paste. It also sells Creamy Custard Mooncakes (S$62 for eight pieces), which comprises a crispy crust encased with silky custard.
Hong Kong MX’s Lace Lotus Paste Mooncakes (S$69.50 for eight pieces) puts a unique spin on the traditional baked mooncake by introducing their signature molten dessert technique. The soft centre will pull apart and form silky strings, just like lace, so be sure to pry this mooncake open with your bare hands and enjoy its different textures, flavours and aromas!
It also offers adorable cartoon-themed mooncakes, where each mooncake is inspired by a cute character. This year, the Minions Mooncake Gift Box (S$52 for three pieces) makes a return with a bobblehead box in the shape of Bob (aka my favourite minion), with eyes that roll and blink with every movement. Inside, you’ll find three mini Lace Lotus Paste Mooncakes which come with minion eye-shaped decorations on the top. This will definitely be a hit with the kids!
Another interesting character-themed mooncake is the Spider-Man Mooncake Gift Box (S$52 for four pieces), which has a hidden mechanism in the lid that can project Spider-Man’s face onto the ceiling when switched on! For Doraemon lovers, you’re in for a treat with their exquisite Doraemon Mooncake Gift Box (S$52 for four pieces), set to bring a smile to fans of all ages.
To check out their mooncakes, you can either head down to any of their roadshows islandwide or visit their website for their full range of products. For more information, click here.
11. Baker’s Brew
Baker’s Brew started out as a humble baking studio in 2015 with the aim of offering quality bakes and to spread the love for baking through its baking classes. Its handcrafted artisanal bakes have come a long way since, and as of 2022, the brand has a whopping eight outlets across Singapore including Paragon, Plaza Singapura and JEM!
This Mid-Autumn Festival sees the launch of The Louvelle Collection, featuring four handcrafted mooncakes which come in a stunning Mandarin orange box. Inspired by beloved luxury fashion houses, the box comes complete with a bespoke silk bow and clear display case, making it a striking yet thoughtful gift for loved ones and business associates.
All four handcrafted mooncakes are baked with less sugar and no preservatives, and come in the following flavours: the classic White Lotus with Single Yolk, Ispahan, Black Sesame, and Red Bean.
Traditionalists will enjoy the White Lotus with Single Yolk for its timeless combination of smooth lotus paste with savoury salted egg, but personally, I’m most excited to try the Ispahan, which consists of lychee-infused lotus paste with chunks of freeze-dried raspberries.
The Black Sesame looks fascinating, with premium black sesame paste with actual seeds encased in a charcoal skin. The last flavour, Japanese Red Bean Citrus, lifts the palate with the inclusion of naturally sweet Azuki red beans and chunks of citrus rinds.
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Note that pre-orders for Baker’s Brew’s mooncakes start from 1 August 2022, while in-store purchases will be available from 12 August 2022, with tasting samples being provided in-store as well. Early bird discounts end on 11 August 2022, so check out their website to enjoy the discounts before they’re gone!
12. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Housed in botanical-inspired rose gold blush and silver pastel lilac gift boxes, Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s selection of mooncakes this year includes perennial favourites and new, limited edition Snow Skin mooncakes.
Handcrafted by the hotel’s award-winning Cantonese restaurant, Jiang-Nan Chun, with premium ingredients and less sugar, mooncake lovers can look forward to the all-time favourite Smoked Duck with Assorted Nuts and Lime (S$88), which is inspired by Jiang-Nan Chun’s signature Peking duck, as well as other baked delights like Silver Lotus Paste with Macadamia (S$88).
Debuting this year is the newly launched Cherry and Sicilian Pistachio Snow Skin Mooncake (S$88). It’s a delicate and refined mooncake that combines soft, Mandarin snowskin with a cherry gelée gem and Sicilian pistachio pastry cream.
From now till 14 August 2022, enjoy 25% off baked mooncakes. Thereafter, the early bird discount will be 10% off baked mooncakes from 15 August to 1 September 2022. Note that the early bird discount will be reflected and applied at the payment page.
When the acclaimed Nobu Singapore first opened its doors on 1 June 2022, trust me when I say that the whole team was excited beyond belief. This year marks the first ever mooncake line-up by this prestigious high-end restaurant, so yes, this is one luxurious collection you’ll have to bookmark.
The Nobu Mid-Autumn Lacquered Gift Box (S$128) is encased in a gorgeous lacquered jewellery box that’s adorned with intricate gold flora. Inside, you’ll find a duo of handcrafted baked mooncakes that are inspired by Executive Chef Hideki Maeda’s heritage, so you can expect to see flavours that have appeared on Nobu’s menu.
For example, the Matcha Lotus, Black Sesame and Valrhona Chocolate Pearls mooncake is Chef Hideki’s reinterpretation of Nobu’s signature bento box dessert. The second mooncake is the Lotus with Yuzu Peel and Pine Nuts, which complements the former with its zesty scent and nutty fragrance.
Enjoy an early bird discount of 10% off the Nobu Mid-Autumn Lacquered Gift Box from now till 14 August 2022! Similar to the baked mooncakes, note that the early bird discount will be reflected and applied at the payment page.
13. Sunday Folks
Sunday Folks, the sister company of Creamier, is known for its quality artisanal desserts. In 2021, they collaborated for the first time with Bynd Artisan to create soft mochi snow skin bunny-shaped mooncakes.
Calling it the “Tùgether Again Mooncake Basket” for 2022, both companies have collaborated once again to create a traditional baked version of last year’s bunny-shaped mooncakes, with the same elegant shiro–an (white bean) filling with yuzu zest that was well-received.
Each Tùgether Again Mooncake Basket (S$88) set comes with six individually-boxed mooncakes, which are packed in a bamboo and vegan-leather basket by Bynd Artisan with a nylon dust bag— both of them can be reused however you like.
Alternatively, you may self collect at either one of these four locations: Sunday Folks Holland Village, Bynd Artisan + Sunday Folks ION Experience Store, Bynd Artisan Holland Village Atelier and Bynd Artisan Raffles City Atelier.
Läderach is renowned for their delicious large slabs of FrischSchoggi (Fresh Chocolate), handcrafted without additives or preservatives, and airflown fresh from Switzerland.
This year, the Swiss chocolatier continues its successful partnership with a local Michelin-guide recognised traditional bakery to create two baked mooncake flavours to complement Läderach’s artisanal Swiss chocolates.
This Mid-Autumn festival, add a touch of Swiss grandeur with Läderach’s two mid-autumn gift boxes crafted in the likeness of their iconic wooden crates.
If you’re like me and enjoy both mooncakes and chocolate, the Autumn Bliss Gift Box (S$98) will definitely be up your alley! It consists of one Double Yolk Low Sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncake, one Rose Tea And Wolfberries White Lotus Paste Mooncake and 200g of Assorted FrischSchoggi.
The Harmony Gift Box (S$138) comes with two Double Yolk Low Sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncakes, two Rose Tea And Wolfberries White Lotus Paste Mooncakes, 200g of Assorted FrischSchoggi, and 100g of Snacking Rocher Dark— this set seems like a better deal, if you ask me!
The collection will be available in stores from 15 August onwards. For more details, click here.
Kele is a local bakery that’s well-known for their pineapple tarts and specialty roll cakes. For 2022’s Mid-Autumn festival, they have launched traditional classics as well as mouth-watering snowskin flavours for their mooncake collection.
The traditional mooncakes come in two varieties (both with low sugar)— Double Yolk White Lotus Paste Mooncake Set (S$72 for four pieces) and White Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds Mooncake Set (S$66 for four pieces).
The Tropical Set (S$72 for eight pieces) consists of Avocado Macadamia, Pink Guava Ume, Sudachi Caramel and Mango (two pieces of each variety). These tropical snowskin mooncakes are infused with citrusy and tangy flavours, delicately encased with spherical Valrhona chocolate truffles with a surprise core filling.
Last but not least, the Booze Set (S$76 for eight pieces) features two pieces of the following flavours each: Lychee Martini, Passionfruit Cognac, Yuzu Champagne, and Raspberry Whisky. These mooncakes contain a fruity-alcoholic core filling enrobed by Valrhona’s premium white chocolate truffles— perfect for those who love their booze.
All mooncake sets will be encased in Kele’s premium mooncake box that comes in two variations, auspicious red and royal blue— perfect for all workspaces and tabletops.
Great news for SethLui.com readers— you can get 20% off all mooncakes on their website from 1 to 26 August 2022 with promo code: SETHLUI20, and 15% off all mooncakes from 27 August to 7 September 2022 with promo code: SETHLUI15.
16. Janice Wong Singapore
Kaffir lime leaf, laksa lemongrass, coconut curry leaf and ginger flower are all iconic local flavours. What if I told you that these flavours were infused into mooncakes? Yes that’s right, Janice Wong Singapore has combined these Singapore flavours in her Signature Chocolate Mooncakes (S$88).
The set consists of eight pure bean-to-bar chocolate mooncakes made in Singapore. Chocolate sponge is covered with a layer of chocolate ganache made using 70% dark chocolate from Chumphon, Thailand, and infused with unique Asian spices. Each mooncake is marked by sophisticated hand-dripped paint in pastel shades of green, blue, yellow and pink.
Janice Wong Singapore has brought back her Taste of Japan Collection with 2022’s selection of Snowskin Mooncakes (S$88). Giving their 2019 prefectures of Japan an update, this year’s four new fanciful Japanese flavours include Bergamot Sea Salt, Sake Matcha, Calpis Sakura and get this, Kombu Wasabi Chestnut— fresh wasabi is playfully laced into the snowskin— how interesting!
Order before 15 August to enjoy a 25% early bird discount and by 31 August to enjoy a 10% discount. You may collect your mooncakes from 15 July to 10 September. Pre-order them here for pick-up or delivery.
17. Swiss Cottage Bakery
We are increasingly health-conscious and looking for healthier alternatives to our favourite treats like mooncakes. Swiss Cottage Bakery is pleased to offer a wide selection of Halal-certified mooncakes that are low in sugar. Their mooncakes are produced with the finest of ingredients and baked to perfection.
Swiss Cottage Bakery offers a broad range of special flavours to choose from. Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Oriental Pearl (S$16.50)— creamy white lotus with macadamia and mochi.
- Violet Harmony (S$16.50)— taro and sweet potato with mochi.
- Azuki Milk (S$16.50)— Japanese red bean paste whipped with milk and nut.
- Pandan Lotus Single Yolk (S$17.50)— pandan lotus paste with single egg yolk.
Order their exquisitely designed mooncake box and you can choose any combination from their range to be packed into a box of two or four. This will make the perfect gift for family and friends.
Enjoy up to 20% off for orders placed before 19 August 2022. Please apply the promo code EARLY20 to enjoy the offer (excludes shipping fee).
For more information and enquiries, click here.
18. Tai Chong Kok 大中国
Besides being famous for their traditional Chinese wedding cakes, soft flour cakes, and other Cantonese confections, Tai Chong Kok also specialises in traditional hand-crafted mooncakes and have been making them since 1935.
Producing the rich and smooth lotus paste is an arduous process, and they are one of the last few places remaining in Singapore that still cooks their lotus paste from scratch. Tai Chong Kok uses 100% pure lotus seeds with no additives.
Their Traditional Lotus Seed Paste with Two Yolks (S$64 for a box of four), Red Bean Paste (S$52 for a box of four) and snow skin varieties like Snow Skin Black Sesame (S$58 for a box of four) are crowd favourites.
Tai Chong Kok’s most popular mooncake is the Mixed Nuts (S$66 for a box of four). These sweet and savoury mooncakes are filled with crunchy nuts and the fragrance of Chinese Jinhua ham. They are only made during the Mid-Autumn Festival while the rest of the mooncakes are sold all year round.
19. Chuan Ji Cafe Hainanese Delicacies
The only Hainanese-style mooncakes on this list, Chuan Ji Bakery Hainanese Delicacies was a small home-based business selling their Hainanese flaky biscuits (Hainanese mooncakes) before they started their company in 2013.
Back then, these special biscuits were only sold at the Mid-Autumn Festival, and it was the most sought-after Hainanese pastry. They opened Chuan Ji Bakery Hainanese Delicacies with the hope of preserving the legacy of these Hainanese mooncakes, and to impart the skills and recipes to the next generation.
Their Hainanese Flaky Mooncake (S$30 for six pieces) is baked in-house and features a light, buttery and flaky skin. It’s filled with a total of 13 different premium ingredients, which includes dried tangerine peel, fried shallots, melon seeds, sesame seeds, spring onions, pepper and Chinese five spice, just to name a few. It’s a mixture of sweet and savoury flavours with a subtle peppery taste.
20. Four Seasons Durians
For king-of-fruit enthusiasts, Halal-certified Four Seasons Durians are famed for their range of snow skin durian mooncakes. For this year’s Mid-Autumn festival, they are bringing back the highly popular D24 Durian Mooncake (S$82 for four pieces, S$74 for eight mini pieces).
For those who prefer Mao Shan Wang durians, be sure to order their Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake (S$138 for four pieces, S$98 for eight mini pieces). If you fancy both kinds, they have even released their Mix (MSW & D24) Mooncake (S$119 for four pieces, S$98 for eight mini pieces), where you will get four pieces of each type— how thoughtful!
Four Seasons Durians will also be including their new variant from last year, the Sultan Durian Mooncake (S$92 for four pieces, S$84 for eight mini pieces), which comes in a pretty pink hue.
If durians are not up your alley, fret not! Four Seasons Durians also brings back their Low Sugar White Lotus Baked Skin Mooncakes (S$66 for no yolk, S$74 for single yolk, S$78 for double yolk), which received overwhelming response last year. They have improved their recipe to make them even more tasty and aromatic. Their mooncakes do not contain preservatives so you can eat them with peace of mind!
In conjunction with National Day, they will be offering 57% off all 4 pieces Snow Skin variants (6 August to 9 August 2022) in limited quantities for cash and carry only.
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Their 8 pieces Snow Skin items are currently on a 30% discount, visit here for more details.
21. Green Common
Green Common, Singapore’s one-of-a-kind culinary spot for plant-based eating, is thrilled to usher in the Mid-Autumn Festival with their Vegan Custard Mooncakes (S$54 for four pieces).
The Vegan Custard Mooncakes are made with plant-based ingredients featuring a delicious mix of creamy eggless custard formula, the award-winning Miyoko’s organic vegan butter, and a golden casing made of coconut milk, flaxseed powder and agave syrup, making it an enjoyable treat— you’ll even forget that they are vegan!
They are cholesterol and trans fat-free, and do not contain any preservatives, allowing you to indulge during this festive season without feeling guilty. The packaging of the mooncake set uses completely compostable paper trays and a plastic-free box that can be upcycled creatively into a multipurpose container for plants or stationery.
Green Common is offering an exclusive early bird discount of 15% from 1 to 21 August 2022 for advance orders. To pre-order your mooncakes, click here. Walk-in pre-orders are also accepted at their physical store.
Delcies has released two new unique vegan renditions of two iconic national dishes that will be featured in their savoury mooncakes this year, in conjunction with National Day. They are Nutty Satay QQ Mochi Mooncake (S$30 for two pieces) and Laksa Coco QQ Mochi Mooncake (S$30 for two pieces)— adventurous enough to try them?
Nutty Satay QQ Mochi Mooncake— sugar-free kombucha outer skin lightly perfumed with mangoes, with a lava molten centre of smokey peanut flavours with Asian spices. It’s topped with cucumbers, red onions and chilli flakes.
Laksa Coco QQ Mochi Mooncake— sugar-free kombucha outer skin with a rich spiced laksa sauce filling with straw mushrooms, tofu puffs and knotted konjac noodles. It’s topped with a slice of tangy calamansi.
Delcies also has a lineup of other vegan and cane sugar-free mooncakes. They include White Lotus With Black Sesame Yolk (S$108 for four pieces), Pandan Lotus With Salted Mung Bean (S$108 for four pieces) and Spiral Teochew Pandan Lotus With Peach Gum Snow Fungus (S$82 for four pieces).
Delcies’ mooncakes are available for collection and delivery only from 29 July 2022 onwards and are offering a 15% early bird pre-order discount.
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