Traditionally filled with lotus paste, mooncakes have come a long way since their origins. Today, we have all kinds of modern renditions that include the ever-popular durian, miso milk tea, and even gin. As Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 dawns on us, we’ve gathered up some of the best mooncakes to enjoy this season. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional baked mooncakes or snowskin mooncakes, there’s bound to be something that will delight your tastebuds and gift recipients!
One of the most popular mooncake brands in Singapore, Ding Mooncake is known for their award-winning mooncakes, all handmade with fresh ingredients with less sugar and without any preservatives or additives. This year, they’ve created a gorgeous Majestic Designer Mooncake Box to house their products like their Signature White Lotus Mooncake (S$65 for box of 4) and Traditional Pandan Mooncake (S$65 for box of 4). Those who love snow skin mooncakes can look forward to the Assortment of Premium Snow Skin Mooncakes (S$79 for box of 8), which has two pieces each of Fuerte Avocado, Piedmont Hazelnut, Kyoto Hojicha and Thai Young Coconut flavours. A must-try for durian lovers is also the Pahang Highlands Black Gold Mao Shan Wang Durian snow skin mooncake (S$89 for box of 8).
This year, Andaz Singapore's mooncakes come encased in a two-tier Kampong Glam shophouse-inspired box that pays homage to the historical neighbourhood. Savour two new creative mooncake flavours, Citrus Surprise and Gula Galore, and two other all-time favourites, 5 ON 25 Signature Tea and Silver Lotus ++. Choose from a box of four assorted mooncakes (S$88) or go for traditional mooncakes with a box of four Silver Lotus ++ Mooncakes (S$92).
Raffles Hotel’s 2023 selections include two new snowskin mooncake flavours: Sakura & Raspberry Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake (S$97 for box of 8), which pairs fresh raspberries with cherry blossom; and Yam & Coconut Rum Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake (S$97 for box of 8), which accentuates rich notes of rum with creamy flavours of coconut, skilfully blended with white chocolate enveloped with silky homemade yam paste. Along with these new creations are the well-loved Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake (S$99 for box of 8), Baileys Chocolate Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake (S$97 for box of 8), Yuzu & Osmanthus Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake (S$97 for box of 8) and an array of traditional baked mooncakes.
The Michelin-recommended restaurant has two new baked flavours and a series of four tea-infused snowskin mooncakes available for Mid-Autumn 2023. The beautiful new Snow Skin Mooncakes: Blossom and Brew (S$104 for box of 4) consists of beautiful rose-shaped tea-flavoured mooncakes with a chocolate truffle centre. Look forward to enjoyable flavours like the Honeysuckle Flower with Chrysanthemum, Violet Flower with Black Tea, Magnolia Flower with Osmanthus Honey and Rose Flower with Chamomile Tea. Aside from these tea nad floral flavours, the restaurant also has the White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk (S$96 for a box of 4) and the vegetarian Assorted Nuts with Plant-based Ham (S$88 for a box of 4).
Hai Tien Lo is offering a limited edition Four Treasures Baked Mooncakes Premium Gift Set (S$192.24 for box of 4) that comes with an accompanying teapot set or bottle of Taittinger Brut Réserve Champagne. The highlight of the collection is the No.1 Tea Baked Mooncake, which is made with a blend of tea and herbal ingredients. Other baked options include the Black Sesame Baked Mooncake, Single Yolk White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake, and the Double Yolk White Lotus Paste Baked Mooncake, while new exclusive snowskin mooncakes this year range from the Strawberry Paste Hai Tien Lo No.1 Tea Ganache Snow Skin Mooncake, to the Yam Paste White Rabbit Candy Ganache Mooncake!
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore celebrates the season with a wide range of mooncake offerings this year, including a mooncake set for kids (S$59 for box of 4)! Coming in loose brick pieces, little ones create their very own unique masterpiece to house the Mini Chocolate Mooncakes in. Older folks can look forward to the classic Shangri-La Mooncake Selection Gift Box (S$125.80) which comes with nine traditional baked mooncakes, all featuring the hotel's signature 50-year-old aged mandarin peel. Shangri-La has also teamed up with Origin Bar to create a snowskin mooncake set (S$114.75) inspired by their cocktails.
Taking the centerstage this year at Mandarin Oriental Singapore is the Oriental Beauty tea mooncake made with ginger and red dates — available in both baked and snowskin styles. Another new addition is the baked Low Sugar Chestnut with Cashew Nuts and Truffle featuring a smooth chestnut filling, aromatic truffles and crunchy cashews. For snowskin creations, the hotel takes inspiration from Peranakan heritage for the Lemongrass Lotus with Ginger snowskin mooncake, enveloped in a rich, silky lotus paste and the citrusy flavours of lemongrass and ginger zest. These traditionally baked and snowskin mooncakes are available in sets of two or four, each packed individually in tin boxes and housed in an elegant trio of ivory, lilac, and red-coloured boxes embellished in floral motifs.
Get your 2023 mooncake fix from Peach Blossoms’ Celestial Delights Handcrafted mooncakes (S$95-S$98 for box of 4) and take your pick from four unique flavours. Enjoy a mix of nutty, savoury and sweet flavours like the classic Single Yolk with White Lotus Paste Mooncake, or the refreshing Lychee with Wolfberries Mooncake. For vegetarians, there’s the unique Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust Mooncakes. Want something savoury? Try the Assorted Nuts with Chicken Ham Mooncakes. If you’re looking for an extravagant gift set, the limited-edition Moonlit Pavilion box (S$108 per set) has a design inspired by the hotel’s signature sculptural pavilions. It can even be repurposed as a bedside lamp after the festivities are over!
This year, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore introduces two new baked mooncake flavours: Almond Red Bean Paste that’s filled with creamy red bean paste and crunchy almonds, and Walnut White Lotus Paste with earthy walnuts and fragrant white lotus paste. Snowskin mooncakes are also available in new flavours that include Almond Red Bean Paste, Pistachio and Japanese Matcha Mochi. The mooncakes are presented in a two-tier tin box (S$88) with the glorious facade of Capitol Building on one side and Stamford House on the other. Alternatively, you can purchase the mooncakes through the Celestial Collection (S$112), which comes with an additional chic canvas carry-on tote, available in two colours!
Indulge in unique mooncake flavours from Xin Cuisine, such as the Mini Snowskin Cheesecake Mooncake (S$76 for box of 6) that’s inspired by the classic New York cheesecake. Or go for the Dirty Matcha Latte Mini Snowskin Mooncake (S$76 for box of 6) that’s made with silky matcha lotus seed paste and a café latte praline. If Xin Cuisine’s signature mooncakes are your go-to, you’ll be glad to know that perennial favourites like the Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake with Double Yolk (S$75 for box of 4), Peranakan Durian Mini Snowskin Mooncake (S$80 for box of 6), Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk Mooncake (S$84 for box of 4) and Mini Baked Egg Custard with Yolk ($76 for box of 8) are all making a comeback.
Presented in a baby blue or blush pink leather-woven mooncake vanity box, Summer Pavillion's Mid-Autumn Festival treats include the popular Mini Snowskin Lycheetini Mooncake alongside a new Irish Coffeetini flavour, adapted from Republic’s Kim Sisters cocktail. Well-loved mooncake offerings such as the Snowskin "Mao Shan Wang" Durian, Snowskin Green Tea, and traditional baked ones are also available. The vanity boxes feature velvet interiors with dual compartments, an elastic interior pocket, a Ritz-Carlton bag tag and a matching shoulder chain, making it the perfect travel companion!
Lime Restaurant’s lineup this year includes molten lava mooncakes and time-honoured favourites. Available in 2 flavours. The Salted Egg Lava Mooncake (S$98 for box of 4) is filled with a savoury oozy salted egg yolk lava, while the Matcha Lava Mooncake (S$98 for box of 4) is infused with aromatic green tea. Classic mooncakes are also available, like the White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk Mooncake (S$88 for box of 4) or the refreshing White Lotus Paste with Lychee Bits Mooncake (S$88 for box of 4) that comes with a fruity twist. All the mooncakes are housed within a durable biodegradable bamboo box that can be repurposed or upcycled!
Janice Wong’s mooncake inspirations are Childhood Memories, Japan and Floral. Explore familiar treats turned into chocolate flavours such as Peanut Butter Snickers, Vanilla Biscoff and Salted Pecan Dark Chocolate (S$16.50 for box of 2, S$78.75 for box of 8), while Japan-inspired baked mooncakes (S$78.75 for box of 8) include flavours like Kuromitsu Sea Salt and Kinako Macadamia. In the Floral category (S$37.50 for box of 4), flavours include Rose with actual petals folded in, an oriental-forward Osmanthus Figs, Jasmine tea-infused filling and Lavender Apricot.
Bynd Artisan and Sunday Folks come together again for the third year with an upgrade on the adorable bunny-shaped mooncake. The Tùgether In Harmony Mooncake Basket (S$108) features six boxed baked mooncakes in two flavours: Yuzu Custard that brims with vibrant and tangy notes, and Lava Custard which reveals a golden trail of sumptuous salted egg yolk and creamy custard in every bite. They’re packed in an elegant, vegan-weaved leather basket with a nylon dustbag and an adjustable strap design by Bynd Artisan.
One-Michelin star Shisen Hanten gets in on the Mid-Autumn festivities with the new Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Sakura Prawn, Pistachio, and Melon Seed Mooncake, a medley of sweet and savoury flavours. Not forgetting the restaurant’s Signature Assorted Nuts and Jamón Ibérico Mooncake, which is their take on the Cantonese classic and part of the Shisen Hanten Collection (S$178 for box of 4), which also comes with a bottle of Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs 2018, Kent. Snowskin delights are also available such as the Premium Oolong Tea Chocolate with Orange Paste and the Lychee Martini Chocolate with White Lotus Paste in Low Sugar.
Looking for snowskin mooncakes with a modern twist? La Levain has Liqueur Infused Truffle Centre Snowskin Mooncakes this Mid-Autumn season. The delicately crafted mooncake features a sumptuous truffle-infused filling encased in velvety snowskin. The box of 8 (S$82) comes housed in an elegant, colourful box, and the mooncakes are a delightful combination rich, aromatic flavours thanks to premium liqueurs and quality ingredients such as Valrhona chocolates, lime ganache and burnt cheesecake filling.
Made using premium and natural ingredients, Bread Garden’s mooncakes are also halal-certified! The Diamond Grandeur Gift Set (S$85 for box of 4) is the perfect choice for gifting. The set comes in a beautiful mini luggage packaging with four flavours: Golden Emerald, Charcoal Golden Emerald, Golden Red Emerald and Golden Royale, all of which comes with a centre of salted egg yolk. Those who fancy snowskin mooncakes also have some new flavours to look forward to, such as the Raspberry Cheese Snow Skin Mooncake (S$19) and Yuzu Mango Blast Snow Skin Mooncake (S$17), along with the popular Premium MSW Durian Snowskin Mooncake (S$28).
Mdm Ling Bakery combines mooncake with kueh lapis for their Mid-Autumn Festival 2023 range. Meticulously layered and infused with dominant flavours, these delightful treats are crafted to perfection. Each set (S$58) comes in an intricately designed Peranakan-inspired gift box and contains four different flavours from Belgium Chocolate to Fragrant Pandan. Also new is the Fruity Truffle Snowskin mooncakes (S$58 for box of 8) which consist of the Popping Candy Truffle, featuring the characteristic crackling candy with sweet dragonfruit, and a Yuzu Truffle that’s refreshing on the palette. You can also get the treats in a Mdm Ling Bakery Monopoly Game Box, so you and your family can gather round for a game or two!
Elevate your Mid-Autumn celebration with the fusion of Swiss craftsmanship and timeless tradition through Laderach’s exquisite collection of elegant gift boxes. Each Autumn Bliss Gift Box (S$98) features 200g of assorted FrischSchoggi, as well as two traditional baked mooncakes in Double Yolk and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste and Peach Oolong and Melon Seeds White Lotus Paste.
Michelin-starred Summer Palace unveils its highly anticipated mooncake collection, which features a selection of four traditional baked mooncakes, including the innovative signature Parma Ham and Pork Floss with Assorted Nuts (S$59 for two), showcasing a bold and harmonious fusion of flavours. For snowskin varieties, they range from Lemon Mascarpone Chocolate with Blue Pea Tea (S$55 for four) to Coconut Chocolate with Black Glutinous Rice (S$55 for four). Hotel bar Manhattan also has specially made creations, with a Gold Charcoal with Roku Gin Chocolate and Cherry mini snowskin mooncake. Get it as part of the gift set (S$398) which comes with Purple Moon cocktail (200ml) and 2 Roku Gin sake cups.