Where to Buy the Best Mooncakes in Singapore
Published 01 August 2022 at 16:35
Mooncakes are an essential part of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a holiday that falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth lunar month. It is a traditional Chinese pastry made from wheat flour and sweet stuffing and it symbolizes a family reunion as it is cut into pieces that equal the number of people in the family.
There are several traditional tastes of mooncakes:
- Traditional ones, filled with lotus paste or red bean paste. Sometimes they have one or two salted egg yolks in the center of the filling.
- Snowskin mooncakes. These are not baked as the crust is made with glutinous rice and they are filled with fruits
- Teochew mooncakes are made of filo pastry and the filling is made with yam, green or red bean paste.
However, today bakeries, hotels, and restaurants go above and beyond to amuse eaters with unique and original tastes of this traditional delicacy. And despite the fact that this year the physical mooncake fairs or roadshows are unlikely to take place, there is no need to worry! There will be plenty of online fairs and mooncake deliveries will work like a charm.
And we have rounded up some of the best places to buy the best mooncakes in Singapore!
Image Credit: Scoopz
Scoopz is well-known for its delicious ice cream as the first scoop of handmade ice cream was made here in 1996. Since that time Scoopz has gained a reputation as the provider of high-quality, natural, and affordable ice cream, cookies, pastries, mooncakes, and party bundles. All the delicacies here are handmade from scratch using seasonal fruits and ingredients. And, all products here are made in small batches to ensure freshness and consistency in quality.
The sets of mooncakes by Scoopz offer different mixes of traditional and original flavors, yet, all of them are low sugar. In addition, some flavors such as Lava black sesame are eggless. Bring into the notion that for your convenience and safety the allergens are listed in the description of the products.
The available flavors are Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream, Cocoa indulgence, Lava black sesame, White lotus, double yolk white lotus, Lava Salted Egg, Lava Black Sesame, and Golden Pandan.
Price: 32-72 SGD.
Special offers: Take up to 25% off the Mooncake Collection when you order more than 3 mooncake items! Flat 15% discount on all mooncake items otherwise. A discount will be automatically applied to your cart.
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Image Credit: InterContinental Singapore
This Mid-Autumn Festival, InterContinental Singapore has prepared something special: six varieties of handmade baked mooncakes and snowskin mooncakes.
All mooncakes are delivered in rose gold or gold keepsake tin decorated with a garden motif of flowers and birds with a two-tiered stand inside.
The baked mooncakes are White Lotus Paste with single or double yolks; Assorted Nuts – a wholesome blend of almonds, walnuts, macadamia, and sesame seeds; and Low-sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncake with macadamia nuts.
Snowskin mooncakes are InterContinental Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake and Snow Skin Mooncake: Signature Tea Treasures set with 4 different flavors: Passionfruit Earl Grey, Thai Cheese Milk Tea, Lychee Oolong, Sea Salt Caramel Rose.
Price: 50.70 - 94.50 SGD.
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Image Credit: Pan Pacific
Meet the selection of the handcrafted baked and snowskin mooncakes created by Hai Tien Lo at Pan Pacific!
The baked classics are the popular White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and Double Yolk and the newcomers of the year the White Lotus Paste with Melon Seed and Pandan Paste with Pumpkin Seed.
Snowskin collection includes Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake, Peppermint Paste with Chamomile Truffle Snowskin Mooncake, Rose Lychee Snowskin Mooncake. White Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk Snowskin is an ode to the traditional baked treats, and the Hazelnut Chocolate with Matcha Snowskin combines the natural sweet nuttiness with the earthy notes of matcha.
This year, Pan Pacific Singapore presents a limited-collection Premium Gift Box that makes for a presentable gift to business partners and loved ones to commemorate the season. The two-tiered leatherette box is decked in a luxurious ruby red hue that opens to an elegant velvet interior housing an assortment of four baked mooncakes and a handcrafted tea set. For the classic selection, the sweet treats of the festival are also encased in a ruby red box with cream velvet-textured interior, imprinted flowers embellishment and adorned with gold clasp closure.
Price: 82.18 - 105.72 SGD.
Website: Pan Pacific Singapore.
Special offers: Till 10 September 2022, members of Pan Pacific Privileges and Pan Pacific DISCOVERY as well as selected credit card holders will enjoy exclusive privileges on our mooncake selections. Find more details here.Find Out More
Image Credit: The Fullerton
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore is well-known for the finger-licking mooncakes! This year, The Fullerton has prepared two collections of famous sweets: Jade Signatures Mooncake Collection 2022 from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat from The Fullerton Bay Hotel. The first one includes raspberry Hokkaido milk, rose green tea with pistachio, and osmanthus with wolfberry snowskin flavors, as well as rose coconut and oolong tea with dried cranberries baked mooncakes. The other one includes baked mixed nuts with satay sauce, baked salted lotus with hae bee hiam, baked Assam lotus with mango, and baked pandan coconut with chendol.
All mooncakes are low sugar and extremely delicious!
Price: 78 - 208 SGD.
Website: The Fullerton.
- 20% off Selected Baked Mooncakes in Classic Box
- 15% off Selected Snow Skin Mooncakes in Classic Box
Image Credit: Goodwood Park Hotel
The festive delicacies created by the culinary team of the Goodwood Park Hotel are presented in beautiful boxes with gold floral motifs. And they taste amazing too! They are made without the use of preservatives and have the flavors to please every palate!
One of the bestsellers of the collection is Black Thorn Durian and 'Mao Shan Wang' Durian and it is possible to buy separate sets or get Premium Duo set with both tastes. Another great option is an adorable traditional piglet-shaped biscuit that is filled with smooth lotus seed paste. The collection of baked mooncakes includes the mooncake with White Lotus Seed Paste with one, two, and even four yolks. Kum Toy mooncakes that include Jinhua Ham, BBQ Pork, Walnuts, Sesame Seeds, Almonds, Melon Seeds, Cashew Nuts and Candied Winter Melon, this handcrafted speciality are always popular with mooncake purists.
Also, you can elevate gifting with the limited-edition Deluxe Packaging at a supplement of $28 nett per box, available for 4-piece baked or snowskin mooncakes. Boasting a symbolic octagonal silhouette, oriental motifs, and topped with a red tassel, it is a lavish option that may also be repurposed as beautiful storage for sweets and snacks.
Price: 22 - 116 SGD.
Website: Goodwood Park Hotel.
Special offers: To enjoy 20% off, apply promo code 20GXXXX (first 4 digits of your gourmet card number) in pop-up box upon checkout.