Our list takes into consideration not only the appearance of the mooncakes, but also the beautiful boxes that safeguard them
Pardon us as we go against the proverb of judging a book by its cover when mooncakes are involved. Likening to precious gems in treasure troves, the presentation of mooncakes is something not to be taken lightly of when the Mid-Autumn festivities come around. From the intricate etchings on their snow-skin facades to the elaborate vessels that host them, these mooncakes have commanded our attention with their gorgeous appearances alone.
5. Antoinette’s Mini Snow Skin Mooncake collection ($56.50 for a box of eight)
Calls us a little bias, but whenever we see a food item touting a coat of coconut shavings, consider our Singaporean soul sold. From homegrown Parisian pâtisserie Antoinette comes its usual lineup of mini snowskin mooncake offerings, featuring the ever-popular salted yolk truffle, white chocolate matcha truffle, and crunchy chocolate pearls. Joining these favourites are the super local editions of orh nee, consisting yam paste, coconut milk and a white chocolate centre with pumpkin puree and shallot, alongside the eye-catching pandan paste-filled ondeh ondeh offering that is rolled in coconut shavings and breaks open to reveal liquid gula melaka that flows out from its white chocolate centre.
Available at all Antoninette’s outlets