Kick-start your Mid-Autumn celebrations with this list of delicious creations from 8 hotels. Baked tradition, snowskin creations and beautiful boxes are in the catalogue of goodies this year. Have a read through our list and mark your targets!
RAFFLES HOTEL SINGAPORE
The newest addition in their snowskin mooncake line-up promises to please the health-conscious. Bite into the pastel green Avocado and Yuzu Snow-skin Mooncakes ($72 for 8 pieces) and enjoy a burst of refreshing mango and yuzu flavours, mixed with creamy avocado textures and balanced with flaxseeds. Other returning flavours include the all-time favourite Champagne Truffle Snow-skin ($78 for 8 pieces), Earl Grey Tea and Pearl Snow-skin, Cognac Truffle Snow-skin and Açaí Berry and Chia Seeds Snow-skin mooncakes ($76 for 8 pieces).
In their range of baked mooncakes, expect the perennial signature Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and, for the healthier option, Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste Mooncake.
Raffles Hotel Singapore also offers a gift set! Their Premium Baked Mooncake Set comes with 4 traditional baked mooncakes and 2 tins of signature Raffles Blended Teas: Pu Erh and Silver Tips, encapsulated in a two-tiered, soft pink box of peonies and wild berries.
Orders can be made here, or visit the Raffles Mooncake Booth at the North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles Arcade. Booth is open daily from 9am to 8pm from 23 July to 13 September 2019.
Raffles Hotel Singapore
1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673
- Booth will be located on the opposite end of the hotel from this address.
MAN FU YUAN, INTERCONTINENTAL SINGAPORE
With its beautifully handcrafted rose shape, Man Fu Yuan’s Snow-skin Mooncakes: Tea Collection Series presents a specialised take on mooncake flavours in conjunction with German teahouse, Ronnefeldt. We usually enjoy our mooncakes with tea anyway, so why not have them both in one place? Tea is not uncommon in mooncakes, but Man Fu Yuan has broadened the selection of tea flavours beyond green tea and earl grey.
Discover Irish Whiskey Cream Infused in Assam Tea with Milk Chocolate Truffle (black) or the Mango Citrus Fruits Blended with Sencha and studded with Hazelnut Chocolate (sky blue). Go healthy with the uplifting Peppermint Tea peppered with Chia Seeds and a core of tangy Lemon Hibiscus Jelly Truffle (yellow). Last but not least in the line-up is the floral Peach Tea Infused with bouquets of Roses and Hibiscus, slightly spiced with a ginger passionfruit centre. Baked mooncakes are available too, and their Baked Mooncake with Assorted Nuts contain the welcome addition of sesame seeds for extra fragrance.
Order by 11 August 2019 to enjoy 30% off in early bird savings, with an additional 5% off when you purchase online here. Alternatively, buy it physically from the Man Fu Yuan Shoppe located at the entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction, or at 14 other locations islandwide, including Jewel Changi Airport, Junction 8, Causeway Point and Northpoint. Mooncake sales will last until 13 September 2019.
80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966
SINGAPORE MARRIOTT TANG PLAZA HOTEL
Upping the ante this year, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel is pulling out the stops to showcase new and unique flavours that epitomize traditional mastery and modern refinement.
Indulge in the limited edition Wan Hao Premium Gift Set that features their debuting mooncake special: Golden Red Date Baked Mooncake with Pistachio, Jambon de Bayonne, Sesame & Salted Egg. For S$238 nett, take home 4 of these exclusive mooncakes accompanied with a bottle of Chateau Rieussec Cru Classé Sauternes, France 2015 (375ml). Mooncakes are encased in a luxurious two-tier, gold satin chest box and hotstamped with peonies. This elegant statement piece represents prosperity and good fortune, making it a perfect gift that will definitely leave a lasting impression on your recipient. Their regular bestsellers return as well, so expect to see the White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake with Double Yolk and its family of baked goodies, especially the Chicken Bak-Kwa Baked Mooncake with Assorted Nuts!
Another new addition to Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant’s line-up is the White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake with Jambon de Bayonne, Lavender & Pistachio, a middle ground between traditional baked mooncakes and a more novel take on the fillings.
Snowskin renditions boast 3 new flavours this year with Raspberry Yoghurt Snowskin Mooncake with Rosemary Honey Praline, Mocha Snowskin Mooncake with Rose Liquor Praline and Coconut Snowskin Mooncake with Champagne Praline, while not forgoing the snowskin favourite: Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Premium Grade Durian Snowskin Mooncake.
Snowskin mooncakes (in boxes of 8) go for $72 with the exception of the ‘Mao Shan Wang’ variant ($82); baked mooncakes (in boxes of 4) range from $70-$80; Baked Degustation Collection of 8 mini mooncakes (for selected flavours) go for $78; limited edition Wan Hao Premium Gift Set goes for $238.
For pre-orders, go here, call +65 6831 4708 or visit the hotel’s Forecourt Stall and various shopping malls.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
JW MARRIOTT SINGAPORE SOUTH BEACH
Two new baked mooncake flavours take centre stage this year in JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s collaboration with Madame Fan. Look out for the Blueberry Mooncake, set to take you on a nostalgic trip back to childhood as you savour its berry sweetness, and the new Premium Mixed Nuts Mooncake with a mixture of the finest pecans and almonds in the woody spice perfume of cinnamon.
Of their returning range, the Signature Pu’er Tea Mooncake has been revamped with the addition of chia seeds. Their exquisitely handcrafted snowskin creations highlight the all-new Signature Tian Mi Mi – a mooncake rendition of the well-loved cocktail from Madame Fan Bar – swathed in a white chocolate shell filled with spiced whisky, ambrosial honey and zesty mandarin packed in a ganache. While you’re at it, why not delight in other Asian flavours like the Osmanthus and Chendol; the Chendol Mooncake bears a unique marbling stain on its skin, creating a visually stunning surface that resembles majestic green jade. A limited edition Madame Fan Mooncake Box is also available at $188 nett, constructed like a jewellery box and accompanied by a 375ml bottle of fine champagne from Louis Roederer for a perfect pairing of exquisite flavours.
Up to 11 August 2019, Marriott Bonvoy members and DBS/POSB cardholders enjoy a 20% early bird discount and a 15% discount from 12 August to 12 September 2019. For UOB, Citibank and OCBC cardholders, early bird discounts are at 15% and 10% respectively. Marriott Bonvoy members are also eligible to attain reward points on top of the discount!
To place an order, email [email protected] or call +65 6818 1908. Alternatively, retail purchases commence on 12 August 2019 at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Festive Counter and Madame Fan. Sales end on 13 September 2019.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
30 Beach Rd, Singapore 189763
Madame Fan, Level 2 of NCO Club
32 Beach Rd, Singapore 189764
MARINA MANDARIN SINGAPORE, BY MERITUS
Available from 6 August to 13 September 2019, Peach Blossoms at Marina Mandarin Singapore, by Meritus once again rolls out their mooncake collection and this year they have unveiled a new flavour: Caramel Lotus Paste with Sea Salt and Macadamia Nuts. This new flavour offers a myriad of familiar tastes with the added crunch from the light macadamia. Their signature Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust now comes in a mini version as well, and it comes with egg yolk.
A classy two-tiered box is also offered by the hotel: a mini clothes chest structure with a top flap and bottom drawer with the Meritus insignia on its knob. This box houses 4-6 individually packed mooncakes. If you’re looking to get less than that, a Double Happiness single-tier box would be your choice, with 2 mooncakes to go with it.
Selected credit cards enjoy an early bird discount of 25% from 6 to 29 August 2019, as well as a standard 15% discount from 30 August to 13 September 2019. Orders must be placed at least 3 days prior to collection and may be collected at Café Mocha (level 1 of Marina Mandarin Singapore) from 10am to 7pm daily, or at Peach Blossoms (level 5 of Marina Mandarin Singapore) from 7pm to 10pm daily, between 6 August and 13 September 2019.
Marina Mandarin Singapore, by Meritus
6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594
XIN CUISINE, HOLIDAY INN SINGAPORE ATRIUM
This year, Xin Cuisine at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium offers two new snowskin mooncake flavours with their modern take on this traditional delight. Wind up with the nightlife-inspired White Lotus Seed Paste with Singapore Sling Praline Snowskin Mooncake, a refreshing burst of sweet, fruity flavour that is gentle enough to be consumed as an office snack! Then, wind down with the White Lotus Seed Paste with Rosemary Honey Praline Snowskin Mooncake. Rosemary is known to improve concentration, digestion, alleviate muscle pain and prevent brain aging. It even promotes hair growth! In this mooncake, the distinctive aroma of rosemary is enhanced by honey. Xin Cuisine recommends pairing it with White Peony Tea from their tea menu ($18/tin).
Expect their classic line-up of vibrant snowskin mooncakes to return, including the Peranakan Durian, Green Tea Paste with Baileys Irish Cream Praline, Passion Fruit Paste with Plum and not to forget the Pandan Paste with Champagne Praline. The usual traditional baked collection is still available as well; if you didn’t know before, their low sugar baked mooncake series offer two variants: White Lotus Seed Paste and Yam Paste. Yam lovers shouldn’t miss out on this!
Xin Cuisine’s new MOON Box showcases a beautiful blue-hued exterior with a drawer that depicts the wax and wane of the moon, something fresh for the box collectors among you. Baked classics range from $66-$74 for 4 pieces; Xin’s Signature Collection (3-day advance order required) go at $68 for 6 Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk mooncakes, and $76 for 4 pieces of regular-sized Snowskin Peranakan Durian or Teochew Yam Paste with Single Egg Yolk; mini snowskin favourites go at $66 for 6 pieces.
Early bird discounts of up to 35% off applies and vary depending on the box selection. Xin Cuisine’s mooncakes are available for pre-order here until 13 September 2019. Otherwise, they can also be bought from the hotel lobby from 12 August 2019 and 8 other locations island-wide. Collection for pre-orders commences 12 August 2019 at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s hotel lobby.
Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Rd, Holiday Inn Atrium, Singapore 169075
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SINGAPORE
Michelin-Starred Jiang-Nan Chun revives its perennial favourites alongside new, limited edition snowskin mooncakes this year. The baked Silver Lotus Paste range (with Melon Seed/Single Yolk/Double Yolk) makes a comeback with the Smoked Duck with Assorted Nuts and Lime inspired by Jiang-Nan Chun’s signature Peking Duck. Silver Lotus requires a lower quantity of oil and sugar to create the paste, making it a healthier option for all ages.
New on the snowskin namelist is the tropical Passion Fruit with Dried Mango, a refreshing addition that is tangy with a dash of sweetness. Also a highlight not to be missed is the Bird’s Nest with Custard – a rare combination and an even rarer flavour for a mooncake. Among the many species of durian, the Mao Shan Wang might just be the most coveted, and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore pleases with their smooth and creamy Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake. If you’ve been to the hotel and have tried their well-loved Hazelnut Royaltine Cake, delight yourself with the Hazelnut Royaltine Chocolate snowskin mooncake this year!
Baked mooncakes range from $78-$82; snowskin collection ranges from $80 -$98. Enjoy 30% off Mooncakes ordered from now to 11 August 2019, excluding Mao Shan Wang Snowskin Mooncakes.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
190 Orchard Blvd, Singapore 248646
SI CHUAN DOU HUA RESTAURANT
In commemoration of the Legend of Chang’E, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant launches a cast of baked low-sugar treats. A newcomer but certain to-be crowd-pleaser in Si Chuan Dou Hua’s baked mooncake line-up this year is the refreshing Red Bean Paste with Preserved Orange Peel Mooncake. Orange peel is the understated prince of refreshing tastes. Fragrant and zesty, these little chewy bits in the mooncake make for an incredible taste profile that balances out the thick, moderately sweet red bean paste.
Expect the pre-existing low-sugar mooncakes as well, including the Charcoal White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts.
In the Mid-Autumn edition of their Imperial High Tea, diners can indulge in the new Red Bean Paste with Preserved Orange Peel Mooncake with 6 dim sum items, paired with full-bodied Pu’er tea. Si Chuan Dou Hua takes pride in their teas, with professional tea sessions and presentation service, so their teas are not to be missed if you are a fan!
Imperial High Tea set is available at TOP of UOB Plaza and PARKROYAL on Beach Road, at $42 and $32 per person respectively. Mooncakes commence sales from 1 August to 13 September 2019 and prices range from $58-$62 per box of 4. An early-bird special of 25% off applies to AMEX and UOB Cardmembers from 1 August to 18 August 2019. After which, a 15% discount applies for AMEX, UOB, Citi, DBS/POSB and OCBC cardholders from 19 August to 13 September 2019. Further discounts on bulk orders and corporate purchases are available, so do check in with them!
For more information and order details, visit here or head down to their outlets at:
TOP of UOB Plaza
PARKROYAL on Beach Road
PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road
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