12 local-inspired mooncakes that will send you over the moon

Singapore Sling, bubble tea, hawthorn, and more!

12 local-inspired mooncakes that will send you over the moon
12 local-inspired mooncakes that will send you over the moon
19 Aug 2019

12 local-inspired mooncakes that will send you over the moon

Every year, hotels and restaurants try to one-up each other with adventurous mooncake flavours, but nothing quite compares to those with a Singaporean twist (blame it on the fact that we’re still reeling from high from the National Day celebrations). From Singapore Sling to bubble tea to a nasi lemak-inspired mooncake, here are 12 quirky mooncakes to try this year.

Xin Cuisine’s White Lotus Seed Paste with Singapore Sling Praline
Xin Cuisine’s White Lotus Seed Paste with Singapore Sling Praline
19 Aug 2019

Xin Cuisine’s White Lotus Seed Paste with Singapore Sling Praline

Now you can have Singapore’s national cocktail in mooncake form. Xin Cuisine’s new snowskin offering comprises of sweet white lotus seed paste with a fruity Singapore Sling praline core. The taste of the cocktail isn’t pronounced, with just a hint of alcohol, but we like the refreshing burst of flavour.

Price: $60 for 6 pieces. Available at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium’s hotel lobby or pre-order online at singaporeatrium.holidayinn.com/eshop.

Shang Palace’s Kaya Truffle
Shang Palace’s Kaya Truffle
19 Aug 2019

Shang Palace’s Kaya Truffle

This year, Shang Palace pays homage to kaya, featuring Shangri-La Hotel’s housemade coconut spread in their snowskin mooncake. Encased in a white chocolate shell within reduced sugar white lotus paste speckled with assorted nuts, the spread is coconutty and silky, but lacks the pandan flavour that we like in our kaya.

Price: $80 for a box of 8 as part of the Shang Palace Mini Snowskin Mooncakes set. Available at the lobby of Shangri-La Hotel or call 6313 4398 or 6213 4473 to order.

Antoinette’s Ondeh Ondeh
Antoinette’s Ondeh Ondeh
19 Aug 2019

Antoinette’s Ondeh Ondeh

Antoinette’s Ondeh Ondeh mooncake not only looks like the beloved kueh, but also tastes like it. Beneath the generous lashing of coconut flakes are a fragrant pandan paste and a core filled with molten gula melaka that oozes out when bitten into.  

Price: $80 for an assortment of 8 mini snowskin mooncakes. Available at Antoinette at 30 Penhas Road and Millenia Walk, 01-28.

Hua Ting’s Hawthorn with Melon Seeds mooncake
Hua Ting’s Hawthorn with Melon Seeds mooncake
19 Aug 2019

Hua Ting’s Hawthorn with Melon Seeds mooncake

Love shan zha (hawthorn fruit)? So does Hua Ting chef Lap Fai, who made his favourite childhood snack into a mooncake. The sweet and tangy hawthorn paste packs a punch and is studded with melon for a contrast of textures.

Price: $74.90 for 8 pieces. Order at bit.ly/MillenniumMooncakes2019.

Chang Ho Sek’s Bubble Tea Delights
Chang Ho Sek’s Bubble Tea Delights
19 Aug 2019

Chang Ho Sek’s Bubble Tea Delights

The bubble tea craze has spread to mooncakes. Inspired by Singaporeans’ obsession with the beverage, Chang Ho Sek has introduced two BBT snowskin mooncakes which come complete with tea-infused lotus seed paste filling and chewy boba. The Milk Tea is not too sweet and pretty legit too. Also available in Matcha Green Tea.

Price: From $40 for 2 pieces. Order online at www.changhosek.com.

#GrabMooncakes' Sambal Shrimp
#GrabMooncakes' Sambal Shrimp
20 Aug 2019

#GrabMooncakes' Sambal Shrimp

At first glance, it looks like a regular mooncake but bite into it and you will be greeted with an explosion of sweet, umami and spicy flavours. Even though it’s inspired by nasi lemak, there’s no rice in this mooncake, instead you’ll find a kaffir lime-infused shrimp sambal centre wrapped with lotus paste. Best paired with a pot of tea.

Price: $72 for a box of an assortment of 4 distinctly Singaporean #GrabMooncakeshandcrafted by home bakers. Purchase by August 25 via Grab app.

Old Seng Choong’s Yam and Pumpkin Snowskin
Old Seng Choong’s Yam and Pumpkin Snowskin
19 Aug 2019

Old Seng Choong’s Yam and Pumpkin Snowskin

Orh nee (Teochew yam paste dessert) mooncakes aren’t new, but few taste as authentic as the Yam and Pumpkin snowskin treats from Old Seng Choong. Beneath the soft mochi-like snowskin is a layer of shallot-oil scented yam filling that envelopes a smooth pumpkin core. It’s rich, creamy and irresistible.

Price: $68.80 for a box of 8 as part of the Four Heavenly Beauties set. Available at Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #01-48, or order online at www.oldsengchoong.com.

Pine Garden’s Crispy Skin White Lotus Paste with Nonya Filling
Pine Garden’s Crispy Skin White Lotus Paste with Nonya Filling
19 Aug 2019

Pine Garden’s Crispy Skin White Lotus Paste with Nonya Filling

Instead of yam, Pine Garden’s blue pea flower-tinged flaky pastry mooncake is filled with white lotus paste and Nonya-style braised pork, making this sweet and salty treat a winner.

Price: $15.89 each. Order online at www.pgcake.com.

Thye Moh Chan’s Yuan Yang with Salted Egg Yolk
Thye Moh Chan’s Yuan Yang with Salted Egg Yolk
19 Aug 2019

Thye Moh Chan’s Yuan Yang with Salted Egg Yolk

Prefer something savoury? Try Thye Moh Chan’s Yuan Yang with Salted Egg Yolk mooncake which puts a modern spin on the traditional Teochew pastry. Beneath the flaky crust is a layer of mung bean, enhanced with spicy pork floss and salted egg yolk. Eating it is a messy affair but we love the floss that gives it a spicy kick.

Price: $35.80 (4 pieces) at all Thye Moh Chan outlets.

The Fullerton Hotel’s Bandung Snowskin Mooncakes
The Fullerton Hotel’s Bandung Snowskin Mooncakes
19 Aug 2019

The Fullerton Hotel’s Bandung Snowskin Mooncakes

New on The Fullerton Hotel’s snowskin menu is the Bandung mooncake. Filled with rose-scented lotus paste with chia seeds and chopped attap seeds, the petite pink-hued mooncake is a nostalgic treat for all ages.

Price: From $62 for 4 pieces. Order at Fullertonhotels.com

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Chendol mooncake
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Chendol mooncake
20 Aug 2019

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Chendol mooncake

Doesn’t this exquisite creation from Madame Fan restaurant look like it’s carved out of jade? Wrapped in the translucent marbled snowskin is fragrant pandan-infused low-sugar lotus paste, finished with shredded coconut and bits of signature green jellies for added texture.

Price: $72 for 8 pieces. Available at JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s festive counter and at Madame Fan at Level 2 of The NCO Club.

Feng Shui Inn’s Crispy White Lotus Custard Milk Mooncake
Feng Shui Inn’s Crispy White Lotus Custard Milk Mooncake
19 Aug 2019

Feng Shui Inn’s Crispy White Lotus Custard Milk Mooncake

The salted egg lava mooncake is given a luxe makeover by Feng Shui Inn. The buttery flaky pastry, sprinkled with white sesame seeds, comes with a sweet-salty molten filling that is like a cross between salted egg yolk and creamy, milky custard. Pop these beauties into the oven before consumption for a tantalising molten effect.         

Price: $78 for 6 pieces. To order, call 6577 6599 or visit www.rwsentosa.com/mooncakes2019

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