On the 15th of the eight month in the Lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated by Chinese people all over the world, in honour of the harvest season and the moon itself. In cosmopolitan Singapore, this festival takes on new meaning for families who gather and spend quality time together as they indulge in mooncakes—its round shape signifying reunion. Here, we round up the best new flavours to savour, from the refreshing to the truly indulgent.
Japanese Sweet Potato with Pumpkin-Coconut Mooncake
Featuring autumn harvest satsumaimo (Japanese sweet potato), this snow skin mooncake offers a delightful balance between the creamy sweet potato flesh and a core of pumpkin purée with desiccated coconut.
Available at Goodwood Park Hotel.
Bird’s Nest with Almond Paste Snow Skin Mooncakes
Boost your immune system with these snow skin mooncakes, which come with nourishing birds nest and silky almond paste for an after dinner treat that’s palette-pleasing yet not too sweet.
Available at Grand Shanghai Restaurant, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
Yuzu and Osmanthus Snow Skin Mooncakes
Best accompanied by a piping hot cup of Chinese tea, these snow skin mooncakes pair the rich tartness of yuzu (citrus fruit) with the floral scent of osmanthus tea leaves.
Available at Raffles Singapore.
Yuan Durian Pengat – Durian with Gula Melaka, and Butterfly-pea
Inspired by the classic Peranakan desert, the durian pengat mooncake features a rich and creamy blend of durian flesh and Gula Melaka, encased in blue hued snow skin courtesy of butterfly pea flowers.
Available at InterContinental Singapore.
Hennessy X.O. Chocolate Mini Snow Skin Mooncakes
Fancy an alcoholic treat? This mini snow skin mooncake features decadent dark chocolate, with its cocoa notes amplified by the heady scent of Henessy X.O. cognac.
Available at Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.
Soursop Lychee Snow Skin Mooncakes
If you prefer something more refreshing than saccharine, these snow skin mooncakes will be right up your alley with its accents of tangy sweetness from tropical fruits lychee and soursop.
Available at Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore.
Orange and Pine Nuts Mooncake
Clad in coral pink snow skin, this mooncake comes with a smooth and citrus-y orange filling, along with buttery pine nuts for an added crunch,
Available at Regent Singapore.
Bird’s Nest with Custard Mooncake
Known for its ability to enhance one’s complexion, bird’s nest takes centerstage in this luxurious snow skin mooncake, which come with velvety smooth custard,
Available at Jiang Nan Chun, Four Seasons Singapore.