Time to go on a mooncake mania once again as the Mid-Autumn Festival looms in. Surely, this traditional food will put everyone in a festive mood (aside from all the tea and the lanterns!)—especially the little ones who will soon be continuing this tradition. What new flavours will we discover this year? You’re in luck as the following restaurants offer sumptuous mooncakes that the whole family will love.
Bakerzin’s award-winning mooncakes will have you spellbound with this year’s line-up, featuring a new boba-inspired Bobba Love Collection, a new baked skin Bean There Collection, as well as six other irresistible mooncake collections.
Get ready to fall in love with Bobba Love Collection’s four stunning boba-inspired flavours: Pearl Latte Snowskin Mooncake, Pearl Yuan Yang Snowskin Mooncake, Kanten Passion Fruit Mango Grains Snowskin Mooncake, and Kanten Matcha Red Bean Pomelo Snowskin Mooncake. If you’re looking for a gift idea, the new Bean There Collection—which comes in boxes of two—showcases a new classic red bean collection with Bakerzin’s secret recipe and fragrant peanut oil. Swear by the Traditional Red Bean Mooncake infused with fragrant red bean paste and the Traditional Red Bean Egg Yolk Blend Mooncake with Bakerzin’s signature egg yolk blend. As if that isn’t enough to convince you, all Bakerzin mooncakes are handcrafted with premium less-sugar lotus paste, offering a healthier mooncake option for customers.
Bakerzin 2019 Mooncake Collections are on sale until 13 September 2019 at all Bakerzin outlets and online.
#2 Crystal Jade
Crystal Jade’s range of mooncakes takes a “back to basics” approach with its meticulously-handcrafted pastries packed with premium ingredients and less sugar. What’s new this year is that its traditional mooncakes will come in two new flavours: Oolong Pu’er, which combines the robustness of pu’er black tea and the alluring fragrance of oolong, and Black Sesame & Lotus, which brings out the toasty and nutty notes as well as aroma of the dark seed.
Your all-time favourite mooncakes from Crystal Jade won’t be forgotten too. Your family can still enjoy the well-loved Classic Assorted Nuts and Chicken Ham, White Lotus Paste with either Single and Double Yolk, and the White Lotus Paste with Melon Seed. Combine all four classic flavours and you get the Happiness Four box, which is perfect if you can’t decide which one to keep for yourself!
Crystal Jade mooncakes are available for sale at all outlets until 13 September 2019. Click here for more information on outlet locations.
#3 Kam’s Roast
Have you ever heard of a roast-duck mooncake? Yup, it’s happening as Kam’s Roast is set to unveil the first-ever roast duck mooncake in Singapore. Made with its Roast Goose’s Michelin-quality signature duck, Kam’s Roast mooncakes come in two variants: Red Bean Orange Peel Mooncake and Assorted Nuts with Roast Duck Mooncake. Kam’s Roast’s mooncakes are free of preservatives as well as artificial flavouring and colouring.
Let’s dig in deeper. The Red Bean Orange Peel Mooncake is generously layered with 23-year aged premium orange peels, giving it a creamy filling and citrusy sweetness. Meanwhile, the Assorted Nuts with Roast Duck Mooncake has specially selected assorted nuts including walnuts, sesame seeds, almonds, melon seeds, and olive seeds. Imagine the earthy notes of the nuts kicking in with the sweetness of the paste and the savoury punch of the roast duck, and you get to taste a mooncake like never before.
Kam’s Roast mooncakes are available at Kam’s Roast outlets at Pacific Plaza and Jewel Changi Airport. Click here for more information.
#4 Peach Blossoms
Unbox the jewels of mid-autumn courtesy of Peach Blossoms’ ensemble of traditional mooncakes. Its newest offering this year, the Caramel Lotus Paste with Seasalt and Macadamia Nuts, is worth a try because of its decadent, sweet, and salty flavours. Those who want something that’s not too sweet can go for the White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk. You can choose from a single-tier or two-tiered box—both elegantly adorned in floral motifs, a top flap, and a Meritus emblem, adding to its class and elegance.
Peach Blossoms mooncakes are available at Cafe Mocha (Level 1, Marina Mandarin Singapore) and Peach Blossoms (Level 5, Marina Mandarin Singapore) until 13 September 2019. Click here for more information.
#5 Resorts World Sentosa
A luxurious mooncake treat awaits you and your family as Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) introduces a new interpretation of its salted egg yolk lava mooncake. Executive Chef Li Kwok Kwong of Feng Shui Inn recreates the most luxurious version of the molten mooncake, now calling it Crispy White Lotus Custard Milk Mooncake, which resembles a full moon. Adding to the twist is its crisp buttery crust, generously sprinkled with roasted white sesame seeds, with a rich molten lava custard core oozing a perfect blend of sweet and salty with salted egg yolk. It also comes with a multi-textured base of custard, dairy milk, coconut milk and salted butter that will leave you craving for more.
Aside from this year’s specialty, RWS has also curated a selection of popular traditionally-baked mooncakes including Low Sugar White Lotus Paste, Single Yolk, White Lotus Paste, Double Yolk White Lotus Paste, and Ng Yan Assorted Nuts.
Mooncakes will be more appetising for kids with Swensen’s Mickey Go Lokal ice cream mooncakes, available in a range of flavours including the ever indulgent Sticky Chewy Chocolate and Cookies ‘N’ Cream, the nostalgic Bandung, and Kaya which is made of old-school rose cordial. Each mooncake is topped with a white chocolate printed with the iconic Mickey Mouse, delivering an approving “SHIOK”! Buy all four and you get a limited edition cooler bag, embellished with cheeky illustrations of the famed mouse.
Swensen’s also offers the Flavours of Home Collection, which consists of six classic ice cream mooncakes including the newly launched Bandung and Kaya, as well as crowd-pleasers Yummy Yam, Durian Supreme, and Sedap Chempedak. The Sticky Chewy Chocolate flavour also makes a comeback this year together with Sedap Chempedak! Chempedak, the mouth-watering mooncake that resembles the taste of its cousin jackfruit.
Swensen’s mooncakes are on sale until 13 September 2019 at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets, and are available for dine-in and takeaway.
#7 Tim Ho Wan
Delight your loved ones with Tim Ho Wan’s Mooncake Trio, which comes with the following signature mooncakes: Low Sugar Pandan & Lotus Seed, Black Sesame & Melon Seed, and Single Yolk Low Sugar White Lotus Paste. Each mooncake is inscribed with three Chinese characters: 添好运, which means “bringing good tidings” and represents a set of well wishes: 添: 添福添寿 (to increase luck and longevity), 好: 花好月圆 (perfect happiness), and 运: 福运当头 (fortune shines down on you). Tim Ho Wan’s mooncake is perfect for health-conscious individuals because it is made with a low amount of sugar.
Tim Ho Wan’s mooncake set is available until 12 September 2019.
#8 Yan Ting
Debuting at this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival is Yan Ting’s snow skin mooncake collection curated by the restaurant’s Dim Sum and Pastry Chef Vaness Chai. The collection gives way to irresistible new flavours and crowd favourites that are all handcrafted to perfection. One is the Chendol Paste with Melon Seeds, the locally-inspired chendol mooncake which features a robustly flavoured lotus paste, aromatic coconut and gula melaka, and bits of melon seeds. Another flavour to look forward to is the Taro Paste with Salted Egg Yolk Truffle and Almond Flakes Snow Skin Mooncake, which marries the sweetness of the taro with the saltiness of the egg yolk.
Other than the classic favourites, other flavours you’ll love are Royal Milk Tea Paste with Oolong Tea Truffle Snowskin Mooncake for bubble tea lovers, Black Sesame Paste with Salted Peanut Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake for a taste of local dessert black sesame tang yuans, and Pure “Mao Shan Wang” Durian Snow Skin Mooncake for those with a penchant for the “king of fruits.”
Yan Ting mooncakes can be purchased onsite on 13 September 2019. Click here for more information.