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11 Irresistible Mooncakes for Your Mid-Autumn Festival This Year

Still shopping for mooncakes gift sets? Read on to uncover where you can get tasty mooncakes this year!

With more than 10 restaurants to choose from, you can’t give this article a miss.

1. Awfully Chocolate

Awfully Chocolate is launching two exquisite selections of Mooncake Collection this year. Choose between the lovely contrast of flavours and textures between fragrant Shanghai crusted mooncakes and their original baked chocolate mooncakes.

Other than the traditional mooncakes gifting, they have a special collection that is not available elsewhere – Chocolate Mooncake Truffles. This delightful collection comes in different types of chocolate ganache and “yolk” centres. Does it sound exciting to you?

The mooncakes and truffles are packed in art deco-inspired wooden chests, perfected for gifting. Even the box itself looks extremely beautiful.

The full collection will be available at ION Orchard and Marina Bay Link Mall. For more information, please visit here.

11 Exquisite Mooncakes You Should Not Miss This Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival is around the corner, it is the time to show your love and care to the friends and family.

Not only should mooncakes be tasty, but they should also be Instagram worthy too. Here are some mooncakes designs that are specially picked out for you.

1. Starbucks

Look closely and you will be able to find Starbucks logo right smack in the middle of the mooncakes. With Starbucks being the hot favourite coffee chain among the youngsters, we are sure that the mooncakes will appeal to the younger crowds too.

Other than the traditional Starbucks® White Lotus Paste with Egg Yolk Mooncake, they have other assorted flavors as well. If you have sweet tooth, be sure to try out their Starbucks® Coffee with Caramel & Hazelnut Mooncake which retails at $5.80 per piece only.

Other flavours include Starbucks® Yam Paste Mooncake and Starbucks® Honey Earl Grey Mooncake.

Pay with your Starbucks Card and enjoy a 15% discount for purchases of two boxes and more.

10 Mid-Autumn Festival Events To Celebrate The Magical Season With Your Family And Friends

Revel in brilliant lantern displays, cultural performances and more

At the heart of the Mid-Autumn Festival is spending time with family and friends. The mooncakes taste sweetest and the lanterns burn brightest when we’re enjoying them with our loved ones. So gather your family and friends, and take part in these fun Mid-Autumn Festival events and activities happening across Singapore. While the big day falls on 24 September this year, when the moon will be at its biggest and brightest, the festivities begin early with plenty of activities over the month.

Photo: Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall

1. Witness the unveiling of a record-setting giant mooncake, and take a bite of it! 

This one’s for the history books. For their annual Mid-Autumn celebrations, the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is partnering with heritage brand Kwong Cheong Thye to set a record – the largest mooncake created in Singapore! Measuring a massive 1.8 metres in diameter, the gigantic mooncake must be seen to be believed. Be a part of history by joining the unveiling ceremony on 22 September, from 6pm to 7pm, and you can get a taste of it! The mooncake is halal-certified too, so all races are welcome to sample a history-making piece. Besides snapping some awesome selfies with the giant mooncake, add a beautiful sparkle to the ‘gram at the Memorial Hall’s lantern installation under the stars! Set to an ASEAN theme, it features gorgeous lanterns from all over the region, infusing the romantic atmosphere with cultural heritage from now until 8 October. The joy at the Memorial Hall doesn’t stop there – join in the rest of the festivities going on at the Memorial Hall on 22 and 23 September! From live traditional performances under the stars, to mooncake and tea tasting, to fun craft workshops, your Mid-Autumn experience at the Memorial Hall is set to be a memorable one for the books too.

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Where To Go For Mouth-Watering Mooncakes This Mid-Autumn Season

Some outlets offer unusual ones including mooncakes in milo, blue pea flower, and even Guinness flavours

Regardless of whether you want to treat yourself or to gift other people, these selected mooncakes definitely do the job of reining in the Mid-Autumn festivities perfectly.

Photo: Yàn

1. Yàn (from $62 for a box of four) 

If you’re worried about the overkill of mooncakes, Cantonese restaurant Yàn offers the alternative of the steamed milk custard rabbit bun as part of its mooncake quartet. The steamed bun is filled with fragrant sweet and creamy milk custard. But for purists, the restaurant does offer its signatures of the white lotus mooncake variants, including the ones with macadamia nuts and single, double yolks, and our personal favourite – the flaky thousand layer yam mooncakes that come in single or double yolks options.

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5 Eye-catching Mooncakes You Should Get Based On Looks Alone

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.

Photo: Crystal Jade/Disney

1. Mickey and Friends Musical Carousel Collection ($88 for a box of eight) 

It lights up, rotates and plays music! Yes, Mickey and Friends Musical Carousel Collection does all three if you’re looking for a true dramatic mooncake offering. Designed by Disney’s own artists, the fully functioning musical carousel mooncake box is basically a gorgeous rose gold-glided tin that comes with a switch button. After connecting to a power source with the provided USB cable, the mooncake box comes alive, gently spinning around to display the 3D-graphics of beloved characters Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy riding on a merry-go-round.  The joyful tune of ‘Mickey Mouse March’ is played at the same time. Inside the tin is a removable two-tier dessert tray to hold the snowskin mooncakes of pink coral-touting Pandan Lotus with Gula Melaka in a beautiful pink coral shade, and Chocolate Manuka honey in a light brown shade.

Available at Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts’ outlets until 24 September 

Be charmed by Tung Lok Mooncakes

Food Tung Lok Mooncakes Mini Snowskin Mooncakes
Mini Snowskin Mooncakes from the New & Nourishing range

Enjoy your Mid-Autumn celebrations with this tempting range of Tung Lok Mooncakes

Relish this time of the year with traditions passed down from generation to generation, as you savour these gorgeous mooncakes from Tung Lok.

Completely Baked

With an array of traditional as well as snow skin mooncakes, you will be spoilt for choice. The Tung Lok Four Seasons ($56 for four) is made for traditionalists with flavours such as Egg Yolk White Lotus, Egg Yolk Red Lotus, and Egg Yolk Pandan Lotus with Pistachios and Mixed Nuts.

Another popular favourite is the Tung Lok Bite-Sized Mooncakes ($52 for eight). These small mooncakes help fulfil your mooncake craving without adding too much to your waistline. Of course, the Mini Snowskin Mooncakes are not forgotten.

Food Tung Lok Tutti Frutti Passion Fruit & Strawberry
Tutti Frutti Passion Fruit & Strawberry

Smooth like Snow

The Tutti Frutti Collection ($52 for eight) is for you if you love new flavours. Comprising Durian with Chestnut, Honeydew with Tropical Fruits, Mango Apricot and Passion Fruit with Strawberry, it is a refreshing change from the usual lotus paste.

Also available in the snow skin range are the New & Nourishing Collection and the Classic Favourite Collection both retailing at $52 for eight. The newly-added New & Nourishing Collection features Chrysanthemum, Grains with Brown Sugar, Black Sesame and Red Dates with Longan.

Pretty Packages

All Tung Lok Mooncakes are available from now until Sep 19, while stocks last. They come in chic suitcase-inspired boxes in a bright pink magenta, and topped with a thin strap for easy handling.

If you prefer a touch of Chinoiserie, opt for the Shanghai Dream boxes. Gracing the cover is a backdrop of charming belles from vintage posters of the 1930s era Shanghai. These designs are sure to charm you.

For enquiries and more information, call 9088 8008 or visit www.tunglok.com.

Make Your Reservations Here

Savour these beautiful mooncakes

 

This season, Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific Singapore features a range of beautiful traditional and snowskin mooncakes

Mid-Autumn is upon us and Hai Tien Lo’s Executive Chef Lai Tong Ping and his capable team present an assortment of petite snowskin mooncakes as well as traditional delights.

Novel Flavours

Hai Tien Lo’s new flavours this year include White Coffee with Red Bean Paste, Golden Corn Seaweed, Guihua (Osmanthus) Seaweed, and Oolong and Chrysanthemum Paste ($58 for eight).

“Red bean paste has been a common filling used in other savoury pastries and I wanted to experiment with incorporating this flavour into a mooncake and pairing it with the rich aroma of white coffee,” says Chef Lai.

He adds, “Combining the earthy taste of oolong and the floral tastes of chrysanthemum was a natural choice, while the umami taste of seaweed complements the subtle sweetness of both the osmanthus and corn.”

Durian lovers will be thrilled by Hai Tien Lo’s signature Durian Flavour Snowskin ($62 for eight).

Traditional Bites

Traditionalists will enjoy their baked White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes, Single or Double Yolk ($56-$60) as well as the new White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts ($54).

Presented in a multi-layered red box with traditional Chinese motifs in black, elegantly secured with red tassels, the mooncakes are also perfect as gifts for business associates and relatives.

The mooncakes will be available at Hai Tien Lo (Level 3) and Pacific Marketplace (Level 1) from Aug 19 to Sep 19, 11am to 10pm. All prices subject to GST & service charge.

Call 6826 8240 or e-mail celebrate.sin@panpacific.com for more information.

Silk Road mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

#45_500P_SR-MooncakeWhether you are a mooncake purist, or someone open to Adventurous flavours, The Silk Road Restaurant has something that will appeal to you

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival brings you Silk Road Restaurant’s repertoire of exquisite mooncakes.

Whether you prefer traditional baked favourites, or classic snow skin mooncakes, Amara Singapore’s Silk Road Restaurant offers a range of mooncakes that will please every palate.

Creative Mooncake Debuts

Check out Silk Road Restaurant’s brand new Yuzu Vodka Cello Truffle Mooncake ($55 for a box of eight pieces). With sweet lotus paste and decadent white chocolate truffle blending wonderfully with refreshing yuzu and vodka flavours, this novel mix is a must-try.

Another tantalising creation is the Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake ($59 for a box of eight), which comes with generous portions of luscious, mouth-watering durian pulp. This is perfect for those who cannot get enough of the intense bittersweet taste of Mao Shan Wang durian.

These mini snow skin mooncakes are diminutive, so you don’t have to worry about piling on the pounds, or having to finish up a mooncake in a flavour you don’t like.

Classic Favourites

Ardent fans of the perennial favourite, sweet white lotus paste and egg yolk mooncake, will not be disappointed. Silk Road Restaurant’s Plain White Lotus Paste ($55 per box of four), Single Yolk with White Lotus Paste ($62 per box of four) and Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste ($64 per box of four) Mooncakes are baked to perfection, and no less enticing than the new kids on the block.

The Perfect Gift

To complete the package, choose from three exquisite gift boxes embossed with elegant floral motifs to make the perfect gift for family, friends and business associates.

If you are unsure which mooncake flavour they prefer, get them an exclusive gift voucher so that they can redeem their desired mooncakes from Silk Road or the mooncake counter at 100AM.

Hurry, Silk Road Restaurant’s mooncakes are available at Silk Road Restaurant (Amara Singapore, Level 2) and 100AM shopping mall (100 Tras Street, Level 1).

Credit Card Privileges

ANZ, CIMB, Citibank, DBS, Maybank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, OCBC and UOB Credit and Debit card holders will enjoy 15 per cent savings on all mooncakes from Aug 12 to Sep 19. Terms and conditions apply.

Call 6227 3848 or e-mail silkroad@amaraholdings.com