Mooncakes are the traditional once-in-a-year pastries that we wouldn’t want to miss. There are a few different versions of this Mid Autumn Festival pastry, but they’ve got us all obsessed with their unique flavours. Whether you are team traditional mooncakes or team snowskin mooncakes, the only thing we can all agree on is that, all of them are so yummy. In this article, we’ll be exploring a series of mooncakes with unique, delicious flavours and exquisite packagings that are great as a gift for your friends, family and even business associates.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
This year, Shangri-La teamed up with internationally-acclaimed fashion designer, Benny Ong, to create a limited edition Peranakan-Inspired Gift Box Set. This is a collector’s item with each box having a unique serial number from 001 to 999.
This exquisite box contains 4 baked mooncakes filled with bak kwa, pork floss and nuts. These pastries are amazingly flavoured with a Peranakan touch — the five spice powder. It’s gonna be a savoury burst with every bite. Shangri-La Hotel’s limited edition series also include a box of 8 mini vegan mooncakes or if you’re look for an extra luxurious gift, check out their box of Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest. Order here.
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
The tea enthusiasts are in luck this year because Mandarin Oriental had curated a collection of tea flavoured mooncakes just for you! Get a taste of the traditional baked Lugu Oolong Tea with Melon Seeds and snowskin Oolong Tea Infusion with dried apricot and pumpkin seeds. It’s a tea party.
For the snowskin lovers, the Lychee Martini and Chocolate Truffle and Osmanthus and Walnut are great choices. Can’t make up your mind? Get a box of 8 mini snowskin mooncakes — you get to savour 4 flavours at once.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park Hotel is 120 years old this year, and to commemorate this special anniversary, they’ve crafted a grand and gorgeous 120th Anniversary limited edition red and gold Mooncake Box consisting of 12 tantalising mooncakes with salted egg yolks in white lotus seed paste.
To elevate this whole special occasion, they’ve also created the Legacy Bundle that brings together popular highlights like this Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncake from the previous years as well as new highlights — Japanese Sweet Potato with Pumpkin-Coconut Centre Snowskin Mooncake and refreshing Orange with Grape Snowskin Mooncake.
Regent Singapore had teamed up Basilico and Manhattan — their in-house Italian restaurant and grand hotel bar to create their own unique spin of the Mid-Autumn staple.
Basilico worked around Italian ingredients like Amarena cherries, Sicilian pistachios and sweet dried figs. The end result is a tempting Pistachio, Fig and Amarena Cherry snowskin mooncake. This combination is nothing we’ve heard of, but is definitely a pleasant one. Also, check out the Double Espresso and Almond Marzipan snowskin mooncake — savouring this one is akin to spending slow afternoons over at an Italian coffee bar.
Cocktail lovers are going to fall in love with the Macapuno Mooncake — created by Sophia Kang, the head bartender of Manhattan. This tropical dream is made with a combination of Plantation Rum, Spiced coconut and Yuzu.
Get the authentic classic local taste with InterContinental Singapore’s mooncake selection. This year, they’ve came up with a Heritage Collection to celebrate the hotel’s rich heritage and deep-seated roots in the heart of the historic district of Bugis.
The collection is boxed in a beautiful tingkat with 4 heritage flavoured Snowskin Mooncakes in locally inspired flavours that include Chendol, Pulut Hitam, Durian Pengat and Pandan and Coconut Kaya. You can also find the traditional baked mooncakes with egg yolks and lotus paste, that will be housed in the same stunning tinkgkat carriers.
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