‘Tis the season for vibrantly colored lanterns and feasting on mouth-watering mooncake creations once again as the Mid-Autumn Festival draws near come September 21, 2021. Whether you’re craving for all-time favs like traditional white lotus seed paste ones with savory yolk fillings or looking to see what fancy new flavors and unique creations various hotels, restaurants, and even cafés have to offer, we’ve got you sorted with our 2021 mooncake guide. You’re sure to be spoilt for choice!
Marmalade Pantry's mooncakes are always sold out so if you're still shopping around, look no further! We love the chic gift sets packed in a woven..handbag! Available in two sizes, these bags boast PVC leather with woven rattan. Check out their low sugar goodies including new flavors like pandan with melon seeds and Earl Grey-infused lotus paste. Always a favorite is the baked charcoal with black sesame and macadamia nuts, and double yolk with white lotus paste flavors. Enjoy 15% Early Bird Discount when you pay with Mastercard by August 22, 2021. Use promo code 'MCG15'. Order HERE.
The Marmalade Pantry, Orchard, Downtown, Novena & SMU, www.themarmaladepantry.com.sg/promos/marmalade-mooncake-collection-2021
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore pays homage to its heritage and upholding the traditionally tried and tested this Mid-Autumn, bringing back the most classic of mooncakes when it comes to flavor. These heavenly morsels also come in handy mini sizes – all the better to share with loved ones – presented in a beautiful and elegant box that borrows inspiration from two landmarks of Singapore’s Civic District: Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. We simply love the box of 8 mini baked mooncakes! Choose from White Lotus Paste with Egg Yolk, White Lotus Macadamia Nuts, Pandan Paste Melon Seed, and Black Sesame Melon Seed. Shop HERE.
The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906, +65 6715 6871, www.shop-capitolkempinski.com/pages/mid-autumn-festival
Well-known for its range of handcrafted Teochew mooncakes, established local stalwart pastry shop Thye Moh Chan 泰茂栈 has meticulously curated an exceptional repertoire of mooncakes this Mid-Autumn comprising evergreen baked signatures of both familiar and exciting new flavors; as well as an exquisite fresh creation – Momoyama mooncakes. Inspired by its namesake Japanese wagashi or Japanese sweet, Momoyama Mooncakes (SG$7.20/piece; SG$40.80/ box of 6) are characterized by a smooth and delicate skin made with white kidney bean paste which renders a snow skin like exterior when baked. Compared to traditional mooncake pastry, the Momoyama mooncake skin is more wholesome and a healthier option as it is lower in sugar and fat. These petite, mountain-shaped gems are available in three tempting options conjured by Thye Moh Chan’s team of chefs. Mooncakes are available at all Thye Moh Chan, selected BreadTalk and Toast Box outlets, and online at www.breadtalk.com.sg shop (limited flavors) until September 21, 2021; Shopee until September 5, 2021; Lazada Redmart, Takashimaya, and Tangs Online Mooncake Fairs from August 2 till September 21, 2021; while stocks last. Island-wide delivery is also available on Grabfood from July 25, 2021. Mooncake vouchers can also be purchased at Thye Moh Chan outlets.
Thye Moh Chan, Jewel Changi, Chinatown Point, and Paragon, www.thyemohchan.com/products/products-mid-autumn-festival
Savor Raffles Hotel Singapore's latest creation for this Mooncake season, the Yunnan Dark Brown Sugar and Rum Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake, featuring a unique caramelization of Yunnan Dark Brown Sugar with a divine blend of rum and candied winter melon showcasing a decadent, earthy aftertaste. Revel in its perennial favorite Champagne Truffle Snowskin Mooncake or much-loved baked mooncakes, featuring the Double Yolk With Macadamia Nuts And White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake, Mother-Of-Pearl With Single Yolk And White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake and the Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts And White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake, all delicately presented in an elegant floral box. Check out credit card promotions and place your orders HERE!
Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Rd, Singapore 189673, +65 6337 1886, www.rafflescelebrations.com.sg/category/mooncake-selection
From now to 21 September 2021, Yàn celebrates the autumn festival with a signature repertoire of five traditional mooncakes and a snowskin creation. The festive delights are presented in three new vibrant packagings dressed in modern Chinese elements. Sets of four mooncakes are available in two different packagings. A perfect gift for those who appreciate classic designs, the elegant Get-Together Box is a stunning fuchsia drawer box with a striking gold-colored stencil of auspicious phrases. The Bamboo Tote presents a classic handwoven basket made from natural bamboo, cradling four boxes of mooncakes stylishly bundled in a fuchsia cloth. The reusable tote is perfectly sized to hold daily essentials, or as a gift bag for sharing treats with family and friends – a nod to sustainable gifting. Ideal as simpler gifts, the Double Moon offers sets of two mooncakes that are fitted into a box with a satin ribbon handle and adorned with prints of Chinese-influenced fabric embroidery – inspired by a striking feature wall at Yàn. This year, Yàn collaborates with three locally grown brands – Fossa Chocolate, Kindred Tea, and Smoke & Mirrors – for four curated gift sets, offering pairings that elevate the enjoyment of the mooncakes. Each festive set features four pieces of White Lotus Paste Mooncakes with either macadamia nuts or single salted egg yolk. Order HERE.
Yàn, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore 178957, +65 6384 5585, www.yan-restaurant.myshopify.com
This Mid-Autumn Festival, savor sweet reunions with family and friends with a collection of signature baked and snowskin mooncakes crafted from the finest ingredients. Highlights this year include the Limited Edition - Shangri-La 50-year Aged Mandarin Peel, Rose, and Red Bean Paste Mooncake to commemorate the golden anniversary; a Peranakan-inspired Mooncake Gift Box Set, designed by Benny Ong - internationally-acclaimed fashion designer and artist, comprising mooncakes that are flavored with Sakura Shrimp with Peanut and Assam Tea with Almond; a collaboration with NestBloom for the Bird’s Nest Mooncake Gift Box, which includes 9 pieces of Mini Custard Bird’s Nest Mooncakes and a Nestbloom Custard Almond Cream Bird’s Nest; as well as two indulgent mini snowskin flavors inspired by the local palate, including Premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes and returning favorite, Kaya with Reduced Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Snowskin Mooncakes. For those get-togethers with discerning traditionalists, bring classic baked mooncakes presented in your choice of gift boxes nostalgic red, elegant gold, or sophisticated blue, all patterned with flowers in full bloom to represent the bountiful harvest that the festival celebrates. Order HERE.
Shangri-La Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Rd, Singapore 258350, +65 6737 3644, www.shangri-la.com/singapore/shangrila/offer-detail/dining/over-the-moon
This year, Goodwood Park Hotel continues to herald the festive traditions with an impeccable range of Mid-Autumn delicacies, handcrafted by Hong Kong chefs in annual collaboration with the hotel’s culinary team. From August 13 (3pm) to September 21, 2021, the grand dame celebrates the divine season with a splendid repertoire of new creations, enticing snowskin mooncakes, and traditional baked mooncakes, all handmade without the use of preservatives. The 2021 collection introduces the new stunning Tropicana snowskin mooncake and a pair of baked pastries in endearing forms of baby birds, Chicky Duo. This year, the ambrosian treats are presented in new elegantly designed boxes adorned with gold floral motifs, perfect as festive gifts of appreciation for friends and corporate associates. Elevate gifting with the Limited Edition Deluxe Packaging at a supplement of SG$20 per set, available exclusively for baked mooncakes. The more lavish packaging showcases an auspicious gold and red design flourished with colorful intricate motifs. Order HERE.
Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 ScottsRoad, Singapore 228221, +65 6737 7411, www.goodwoodparkhotel.com/promotions/mid-autumn-grandeur-2021
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with Mitzo's treats of tradition from now till 21 September. This year's line-up showcases three flavors made with the freshest ingredients, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Cocktail aficionados will rejoice with an exciting cocktail pairing made in an exclusive collaboration with one of Singapore's top bars - Smoke & Mirrors. High on the recommendation list is the Baked Yam Mooncake, a delicacy with a depth of well balanced flavors, textures, and taste. Sweet, creamy, and earthy yam paste contrasts beautifully with spiral flaky layers of buttery crusts, savored with the decadent salted yolk (SG$74 nett or SG$72 nett for without yolk for a box of four). Order HERE.
Mitzo Bar & Restaurant, Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, 270 Orchard Road, Singapore 238857, +65 6603 8855, www.mitzo-mooncakes.myshopify.com
This year, Hai Tien Lo introduces a healthier selection of five traditional baked classics with reduced sugar that will suit every diet. Look forward to perennial delights including White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Single Yolk and Double Yolk, White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Jade (Pandan) Paste Mooncake with Melon Seeds. Making its debut in the restaurant’s line-up of low sugar baked mooncakes is the Pu'er Lotus Seed Paste Mooncake which pays tribute to the tea-appreciating festival. Five snowskin mooncake flavors are also available for those seeking more contemporary flavors. The best-selling Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake makes a return with a marbled lavender and white skin redolent of fine purple jade together with Matcha Black Sesame Snowskin Mooncake and Gianduja Yuzu Snowskin Mooncake. You will also find two new flavors in the repertoire, including Mango Passionfruit Snowskin Mooncake and Virgin Singapore Sling Snowskin Mooncake. Presented in a ruby leather-esque box imprinted with ornate motifs of birds and flowers and adorned with a gold clasp, the luxurious ensemble of baked and snowskin mooncakes is perfect for gifting. Order HERE.
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595, +65 6336 8111, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/offers/an-exquisite-medley-of-handcrafted-mid-autumn-delights.html
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore and Peach Blossoms commemorate the Mid-Autumn Festival with a divine ensemble of traditional baked mooncakes. Savor the all-new Pu 'er with Mochi, a sublime marriage of fragrant and earthy notes, exclusively crafted for Peach Blossoms, or the mellow Lychee with Wolfberries which exudes a gently refreshing floral and fruity twist. Not to be missed is the exquisite Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust, a crowd favorite and signature creation that perfectly blends an oh-just-right sweetness and a nutty roasted aftertaste. Rounding off is the all-time favorite Double Yolk, made with velvety “less-sweet” lotus paste complemented with luscious salted yolks. The mooncakes are presented in an elegant two-drawered box with built-in Bluetooth speakers, and beautifully adorned in elements of peach blossoms floral design on pastel green and complete with a gold emblem clasp. For online orders or takeaways, click HERE. For inquiries and orders, call +65 6845 1118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039594, +65 6845 1000, www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pr-collection-marina-bay/offers/mid-autumn-enchantments.html