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The ULTIMATE Guide To Singapore’s BEST Mooncakes In 2021

There's nothing like spending time with friends and family on Mid-Autumn Day and enjoying delicious mooncake along the way!

When the moon is round in autumn, that’s the signal to reunite and enjoy the festivities with your loved ones!

Mid-Autumn Festival falls on the 21st of September this year and you know what that means – it’s mooncake time! Whether you’re a fan of the traditional lotus paste variety (sans salted egg yolk or with) or fancy a creative snow skin, mooncakes are a delicious way to celebrate this holiday. It goes without saying that the mooncakes available in Singapore during this period are gastronomical delights with plenty of surprises, as chefs try and outdo each other.

We tried some of the most unique offerings – such as mooncakes stuffed with decadent chocolate and ones infused with pu’er tea – and rounded up our picks of the best mooncakes in Singapore this year!

1. Peach Blossoms @ PARKROYAL COLLECTION

Peach Blossom's selection of traditional mooncakes in Singapore.
(image: Peach Blossom)

Peach Blossom introduces two new lavish mooncake flavours this year. Pu’er with Mochi ($77) combines the subtle fragrance of black tea with a dry sweetness from the mochi; whilst the Lychee with Wolfberries ($77) exudes a refreshing floral and fruity twist. Its signature mooncake, Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste ($79), is filled with velvety less-sugar lotus paste with baked double egg yolk.

Peach Blossoms @ PARKROYAL COLLECTION
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Level 5, 039594
Tel: 6845 1118
Opening hours: 12 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 10 p.m. (Daily)

2. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel

the capitol kempinski mooncakes singapore
(image: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel)

This Mid-Autumn Festival, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel unveils a seamless union of East-meets-West with its West-inspired mooncakes. The hotel’s signature cocktail, Plantation 1840, has been transformed into the Mini Valrhona & Plantation 1840 Truffle Mooncake ($80). This delectable treat is filled with rich Valrhona chocolate paste and a Plantation 1840 inspired truffle at its core. For those that prefer something lighter, try its Mini Lychee Rose Mooncakes ($80), filled with whipping cream, lychee and white lotus paste.

These heavenly morsels come in handy mini sizes – all the better to share with loved ones – presented in a beautiful and elegant box that borrows inspiration from CHIJMES and Capitol Singapore.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel
Address: 15 Stamford Rd., 178906
Tel: 6715 6871

3. The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry has mooncakes from Singapore.
(image: The Marmalade Pantry)

Craving for a healthier option this festive season? The Marmalade Pantry’s collection of baked mooncakes have been crafted with a low sugar and no lard recipe. New flavours include the Pandan Kaya with Melon Seeds Mooncake, a local twist to a classic mooncake featuring pandan-infused paste and crunchy melon seeds. Fret not, signature flavours like its Baked Charcoal with Black Sesame and Macadamia Nuts will still be on the menu!

Prices start from $72 for a box of four mooncakes. (Psst: Each order comes with a limited edition, specially designed hand carry bag!)

The Marmalade Pantry
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

4. Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Collection of mooncakes from Mandarin Oriental Singapore.
(image: Mandarin Oriental)

Mandarin Oriental’s 2021 collection unveils unique creations such as the Apricot and Melon Seeds Mooncake (from $82), a Japanese-inspired delight with an ivory dairy centre encased in luscious chestnut paste and crunchy melon seeds. Those seeking a healthier option can opt for the Lychee Martini and Chocolate Truffle flavour (from $80), which features a chocolate orb centre enveloped in lychee infused white lotus paste.

Mandarin Oriental
Address: 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square, 039797
Tel: 6885 3500
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Daily)

5. Goodwood Park Hotel

Goodwood Park Hotel's collection of mooncakes 2021 singapore
(image: Goodwood Park Hotel)

Venture beyond lotus paste and try something new this Mid-Autumn with Goodwood Park Hotel’s Tropicana Snowskin Mooncakes (from $42). Drawing inspiration from tropical fruits, the new Tropicana features an alluring combination of coconut and passion fruit purée studded with morsels of pineapple cubes and coconut flakes. This tangy filling is enveloped within a beautiful snowskin of orange and white.

Goodwood Park Hotel
Address: 22 Scotts Rd., 228221
Tel: 6737 7411
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Daily)

6. Conrad Centennial Singapore

Mooncakes from Conrad Centennial Singapore.
(image: Conrad Centennial)

From 1 July to 21 September, Conrad Centennial Singapore presents its Mid-Autumn promotion, “A Celestial Celebration”. The much sought-after Sweet Potato in Crispy Filo Pastry Mooncake (from $82) and the signature Royal Hazelnut Crunch Mooncake (from $88) will be making its return. Don’t miss out on new flavours such as the luscious Honey Osmanthus Snowskin (from $88) and Açai with premium Dates & Goji Berries (from $88)!

Conrad Centennial Singapore
Address: 2 Temasek Blvd., 038982
Tel: 6432 7486 / 6432 7489

7. Raffles Hotel

Delicious mooncakes from Raffles Hotel Singapore
(image: Raffles Hotel)

Nothing says “I love you” like a bouquet of roses and chocolate-covered strawberries. These elements come together in Raffles Hotel’s latest mooncake creation, the Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snowskin Mooncake ($78). Known for its sweet flavour and aromatic fragrance, the Da Li rose has been integrated with the fruity notes of Strawberry Chocolate, making this a refreshingly balanced sweet treat.

Raffles Hotel
Address: 1 Beach Rd., 189673          
Tel: 6337 1886

8. The Peninsula Boutique

Mooncakes from The Peninsula Singapore.
(image: The Peninsula)

For over 30 years, The Peninsula’s Chef Tang Chi Keung, an acclaimed Michelin-starred chef, has been creating his brand of legendary mooncakes. The newest flavours of the season by Chef Tang include the subtly sweet (and highly nourishing!) Red and South Date Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake. We recommend getting the Constellation Mooncake Gift Box ($120) which includes a medley of seven classic baked mooncakes and signature tea flavoured renditions such as the Mini Tie Guan Yin Flavoured Egg Custard Mooncake.

You can find The Peninsula’s mooncakes for sale at Basement 2 of Takashimaya from 5 August to 14 September and at Tangs, VivoCity from 2 August to 21 September.

The Peninsula Boutique
Address: 5 Coleman St., 179805
Tel: 6416 1132 / 6416 1230

9. Furama Singapore

Gift set from Furama Singapore.
(image: Furama Singapore)

Level up your gift-giving game this festive season with Furama Singapore’s newest mooncake collection! Aptly named “A Whimsical Odyssey”, the collection comes in an ornate carrier designed to be repurposed as a beautiful trinket box. Each box comes with a quartet of flavours: Luscious Lychee, Macadamia Mania, Golden Goodness and Sesame Sensation. ($62.80)

Best part? Furama’s mooncakes are low in sugar and part of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Rainbow Centre, a charity organisation supporting persons with disabilities.

Furama Singapore
Address: 405 Havelock Rd., 169633 / 60 Eu Tong Sen St., 059804
Tel: 6333 8898 / 6533 3888

10. Royal Durian

royal durian mooncakes singapore
(image: Royal Durian)

Love it or hate it, durian is a quintessential part of the Singaporean identity. And what better way to celebrate the king of fruits than with Royal Durian’s 100-percent Pure Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake ($118)? Before being used to make the filling, each durian undergoes a stringent three-step quality control system to ensure only the best durians are being used.

Royal Durian
Address: 134 Jurong Gateway Rd., #01-303A, 600134
Tel: 8186 8552
Opening hours: 12:30 to 10:30 p.m. (Daily)

11. Fairmont Singapore

(image: Fairmont Singapore)

Talk about creative – Fairmont Singapore’s 2021 mooncake collection is truly one that explores out-of-the-box flavours. Bite into instant nostalgia with its White Rabbit Candy Snowskin Mooncake ($76), a definite must-try for culinary enthusiasts. For those that prefer a bolder flavour, the Sea Salt Caramel Snowskin Mooncake ($76) will definitely hit the spot. This collection also sees the return of bestsellers like the exquisite Champagne Truffle and Chocolate Ganache Snowskin Mooncake ($78), filled with a generous dose of liquor and silky chocolate.

Fairmont Singapore
Address: 80 Bras Basah Rd., 189560
Tel: 6339 7777
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Daily)

Available on Lazada.

12. The Hainan Story

Hainan Story's Salted Egg mooncake Singapore
(image: The Hainan Story)

The Hainan Story has launched its first ever range of mooncakes to celebrate this Mid-Autumn Festival with you! Assorted flavours include the Salted Mixed Nuts Mooncake, stuffed full of a variety of premium nuts, and the signature Hainanese Traditional Savoury Mooncake. Modern renditions like the Coconut Gula Melaka and White Lotus Mooncake and the Hainanese Kopi Walnuts White Lotus Mooncake with Single Yolk are not to be missed as well. Sample all four flavours in a set for just $78.

The Hainan Story
Address: 500 Jalan Sultan, #01-09 Hotel Boss, 199020 / 17 Petir Rd., #01-15/16 Hillion Mall, 678278
Tel: 6970 8191
Opening hours: 24 hours (Daily) / 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m (Daily)

13. Shangri-La Singapore

Mooncakes from Shangri-La Singapore
(image: Shangri-La Singapore)

This one’s bound to be a hit with the kids. A nostalgic treat for the young at heart and the perfect introduction to mooncakes for the little ones, Shangri-La Singapore’s new Mini Dino-Milo Mooncakes ($48) is perfect for the whole family. Each mooncake contains a creamy chocolate filling, complete with melt-in-the-mouth milo nuggets and hidden almond flakes.

Other must-try flavours includes the Premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes ($98) and returning favourite, Kaya with Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Snowskin Mooncake ($78).

Shangri-La Singapore
Address: 22 Orange Grove Rd., 258350
Tel: 6737 3644
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Daily)

14. Paradise Group

Mooncakes from Paradise Group Singapore
(image: Paradise Group)

Paradise Group is bringing its hot favourite mooncakes back to Singapore. The 2021 offerings include an assortment of its traditional baked mooncakes made with less sugar. Flavours include: Baked Pure White Lotus Paste ($56), Baked White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk ($60), Baked White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk ($64) amongst others. Fans of the snowskin variety will be happy to know that Paradise is bringing back the Fruity Liqueur Snowskin Mooncakes ($65), as well.

Paradise Group
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

15. Joy Luck Teahouse

Joy Luck Teahouse's selection of fruity mooncakes.
(image: Joy Luck Teahouse)

Fans of fruit-based mooncakes ought to sample Joy Luck Teahouse’s first-ever series of mooncakes. These fruity mooncakes come in four flavours: Lychee Lotus Paste, Blueberry Lotus Paste, Cassia Flowers Lotus Paste and Pu Er Tea Lotus Paste. You can sample all four flavours in a box for just $48! Alternatively, opt to get them individually packed at just $6.50 each.

Joy Luck Teahouse
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

16. Yàn

(image: Yàn)

Yàn is well known for serving up authentic Cantonese cuisine at the National Gallery. This year, Yàn celebrates the Mid-Autumn festival with a signature repertoire of five traditional mooncakes and a snowskin creation. The baked pastries present choices such as single or double order Salted Egg Yolk cushioned in Pure White Lotus Seed Paste, as well as an option with Macadamia nuts embedded within the filling. Durian lovers can rejoice at Yàn’s incusion of their Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes.

Traditional mooncakes start from $66 for a box of 4, whereas the snowskin mooncake costs $100 for a box of 4.

Yàn
Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Rd., #05-02 National Gallery, 178957
Tel: 6384 5585
Opening hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6 to 10:30 p.m. (Daily)

17. Kam’s Roast

Assortment of mooncake options from Kam's Roast.
(image: Kam’s Roast)

Mix and match between five different flavours at Kam’s Roast and create your ideal Mid-Autumn gift box! Choose from: Red Dates Longan, Almond Egg Custard, Coconut Egg Yolk, Kam’s Roast Red Bean Orange Peel and Kam’s Roast Assorted Nuts with Roast Duck. Each box retails for $68 for 6 pieces or $10.80 per mooncake.

Kam’s Roast
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #02-210, Jewel Changi Airport, 819666
Tel: 6513 3718
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Daily)

18. Janice Wong Singapore

Janice Wong offers an assortment of chocolate mooncakes Singapore
(image: Janice Wong Singapore)

Helmed by multi award-winning Chef Janice Wong, this confectionary brand aims to test the limits of dessert making in creative and innovative ways. This year, Janice Wong’s signature drip painted Chocolate Mooncakes ($98) makes a return to our sunny shores. Set on a base of chocolate sponge, flavours like Coffee & Chocolate with lashings of kopi ganache, Caramelised Sea Salt Pecan Dark Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Snickers are spins on classics. For the non-conformist, the Coconut Vanilla Biscoff with hints of caramel and vanilla ganache, will hit the spot.

Janice Wong Singapore
Address: 290 Orchard Rd., #B1-K28, 238859 / 252 North Bridge Rd., #B1-48, The Providore, 179103
Tel: 9233 7547 / 8262 5645
Opening hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Daily) / 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Daily)

19. Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa has a line of mooncakes.
(image: Resorts World Sentosa)

Fancy a cup of tea and dessert? How about trying tea infused in your dessert? Receive a boost of vitality with Resorts World Sentosa’s fragrant Green Tea with American Ginseng Snowskin Mooncake (from $66), crafted with dried American ginseng, candied walnut and silky green tea paste. Fancy something sweeter? Sample the Shui Xian Oolong with Osmanthus and Longan Snowskin, filled with house-made white lotus seed paste, dried longan and pine nuts.

Resorts World Sentosa
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Tel: 6577 6688

20. Marina Bay Sands

Mooncakes from Marina Bay Sands.
(image: Marina Bay Sands)

Led by executive pastry chef Antonio Benites, Marina Bay Sand’s pastry team celebrates the time-honoured artistry of traditional mooncakes through three delicate flavours, thoughtfully crafted using all-natural, premium ingredients. You can opt for low sugar Lotus Paste with Melon Seeds, Premium Pandan with Melon Seeds or Yam and Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk. Retailing for $88 nett, each gift set from Marina Bay Sands consists of two elegant tea-infused tumblers filled with eight mini baked mooncakes and two tins of Imperial Pu’er tea leaves.

Marina Bay Sands
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave., 018956
Tel: 6688 8588
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Daily)

21. The Clan Hotel

The Clan Hotel's gift box of mooncakes.
(image: The Clan Hotel)

This Mid-Autumn Festival, delight in the presence of like-minded kin to observe an age-old tradition with The Clan Hotel Mid-Autumn Gift Set. Retailing at $85 nett, the gift set includes a box of four classic baked mooncake flavours – Traditional Lotus with Egg Yolk, White Lotus, Green Tea and Black Sesame, and a specially curated Clan tea blend of Osmanthus and Tie Guan Yin. Best part? The mooncakes are halal-certified!

The Clan Hotel
Address: 10 Cross St., Singapore 048417
Tel: 6228 6388

22. InterContinental Singapore

Line of mooncakes from InterContinental Singapore.
(image: InterContinental Singapore)

Talk about too pretty to eat – InterContinental Singapore’s mooncakes are encased in a literal garden tin ($88), decorated by motifs of flowers and birds. Each mooncake has been crafted in the form of Man Fu Yuan’s signature rose shape and have been imbued with either traditional or floral tea ambrosial infusions. These exclusive snow skin mooncake flavours include Japanese Matcha Green Tea complemented with Osmanthus Truffle, and Oolong Peach with Black Sesame Truffle. Sharing the limelight with a touch of Western inflection is the equally divine Earl Grey Baileys Cream Truffle, and aromatic Rose Flower Tea Truffle with Pistachio.

InterContinental Singapore
Address: Multiple locations
Tel: See website
Opening hours: See website

23. Birds of a Feather

Mooncakes from Birds of a Feather Singapore
(image: Birds Of A Feather)

Tired of the usual lotus paste or snowskin mooncakes? How about a Mala Chicken Floss Mooncake? That’s right, Birds of a Feather’s 2021 mooncake collection features a Mala Chicken Floss and Salted Egg Yolk with Low Sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncake. The medley of Sichuan spices imparts a mild spicy note that elevates the savouriness of the salted egg yolk. Furthermore, the chicken floss offers an incredible mouthfeel that is unlike anything you’ve ever tasted before.

Each box boasts a chinoiserie-style motif depicting harmonious birds roosting on branches and retails for $68 for a box of four.

Birds of a Feather
Address: 115 Amoy St., 069935
Tel: 6221 7449
Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Daily)

24. JW Marriott Singapore South Beach

Line of mooncakes from JW Marriott.
(image: JW Marriott)

One for the adventurous explorer, savour traditional baked mooncakes with a twist such as the signature Blueberry Paste with Chia Seeds (from $80) and Single Yolk Lychee Lotus Paste (from $82) from JW Marriott Singapore South Beach. Perennial favourites Double Yolk Lotus Paste (from $88) and Premium Mixed Nuts (from $88) complete this year’s selection.

Choose from two palatial designed gift boxes – the Blue Blossom, a marble box encased in royal blue cherry blossoms signifying love in Chinese culture or Peranakan Teal, a vibrant presentation adorned with decorative Peranakan motifs, an ode to Singapore’s multi-cultural city.

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Address: 30 Beach Rd., 189763
Tel: 6818 1888

25. Sheraton Towers Singapore

Mooncakes from Sheraton Towers Singapore
(image: Sheraton Towers)

Sheraton Towers Singapore celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival with a curation of traditional baked and contemporary snowskin mooncakes handcrafted to perfection by the award-winning team behind Li Bai Cantonese restaurant. Li Bai unveils two new flavours this year – the White Lotus Seed Collagen Paste with Single Egg Yolk Mooncake ($74.70) and the new Mini Snowskin Brown Sugar Mochi (from $67), an indulgent creation reminiscent of the well-loved brown sugar bubble tea, featuring brown sugar filling that is generously studded with chewy mochi.

Sheraton Towers Singapore
Address: 39 Scotts Rd., 228230
Tel: 6839 5623
Opening hours: 12 to 8 p.m. (Daily)

26. Mo Bar @ Mandarin Oriental

Cocktails from Mo Bar, inspired by the flavours of mooncake.
(image: Mo Bar, Mandarin Oriental Singapore)

So this isn’t technically a mooncake, but we had to include Mo Bar’s snowskin mooncake inspired cocktails for just how creative they are. Enjoy the tropical flavours of Jade ($18), a soothing cocktail infused with pandan essence, coconut, locally-sourced gin and lime. Fans of fruit-flavoured mooncakes opt to give Ruby ($18), a luxurious blend of white chocolate with lychee juice and clarified whisky milk punch, a try. Completing the trio is Amber ($18), Mo Bar’s twist on rum-based cocktails with a touch of tart apricot sweet.

These beverages are available exclusively online till 21 September 2021, so grab your own mooncake-inspired cocktail today!

Available at Mo Bar.

By Sabrina Ng, August 2021

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