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Goodwood Park Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Interesting Mooncakes in Singapore
If you look up into the sky over the next few nights, you’ll realise the moon is shining the brightest it will ever be throughout the year. You know what that means… The Mid-Autumn Festival is here! It’s time for gathering with loved ones to sip tea, look at beautiful lanterns, and most importantly, enjoy mooncakes.
If you miss the good old mooncake fairs and feasting on a variety of samples, here’s a virtual mooncake fair for you to explore and decide which flavours you’ll be having this year.
1. The Harry Potter Collector’s Edition Chest
Source: Awfully Chocolate
If you’re a Harry Potter fan, this Hogwarts Houses mooncake series ($168) is for you. Packed in a luxurious red velvet chest, four mooncakes representing the four founders of Hogwarts sit on a collectible ceramic plate embellished with their respective crests.
Red Yam Lotus Single Yolk for Gryffindor, Pumpkin White Lotus with Double Yolk for Hufflepuff, Blue Pea Pu-Er Lotus with Melon Seeds for Ravenclaw, and Matcha Black Sesame with Black & White Sesame Seeds for Slytherin. Try them yourself to see how their taste pairs with the personalities they represent! Each chest even comes with a certificate of authenticity as an official Wizarding World product.
Buy it for… Harry Potter fans who enjoy nostalgia encased in delicious flavours and decadent packaging.
Website: Awfully Chocolate
2. Tangy Tropical Flavours from Goodwood Park Hotel
Source: Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park Hotel is known for classic mooncakes, but this year, they’ve introduced a brand new flavour – the tangy snowskin Tropicana ($65). Instead of the usual lotus paste, this vibrant yellow dessert is made of pineapple, passion fruit and coconut instead. Bites of actual pineapple cubes and coconut flakes are spread throughout as well, adding a refreshing texture.
If you’d rather your pineapple remain in a tart or on pizza, their crowd favourite Mango with Pomelo ($65) offers another fruity alternative. Feast on their comforting mango puree, sprinkled with delightful pops of pomelo sacs.
Take note, their snowskin mooncakes do not contain any preservatives, so make sure to finish them within 3 days! Although we think the bigger challenge will be making sure you don’t finish them in minutes.
Buy it for… fun friends and family who are always keen to try new things!
Website: Goodwood Park Hotel
Psst. Pro-tip. Goodwood Park Hotel offers upgrades to a deluxe packaging for their baked mooncakes selection. For those who need to impress their more traditional elders that prefer the more classic mooncake flavours.
3. Chocolate Snowskin Mooncake
Snowskin mooncakes look like delicious works of art. If your family gathers to make mooncakes every year, add this impressive treat to the list. This Chocolate Snowskin Mooncake recipe that only needs five ingredients and 20 minutes, and you don’t even have to bake it! Mix things together, roll it up, and ta-da! You have a sweet treat that the whole family will love.
Preparation Time: 20 mins. Serves 8 pieces.
Protip – RedMan has a tonne of ready-made mooncake pastes you can swap out chocolate for. They even have a sugar free pandan lotus flavour, as well as other less sweet options for guilt-free snacking.
4. Michelin-starred Savoury Mooncake
Source: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Say it with me… a smoked duck mooncake. Probably only something the Michelin-starred authentic Cantonese restaurant Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore would be able to pull off. The Smoked Duck with Assorted Nuts and Lime ($80) is inspired by Jiang-Nan Chun’s signature Peking Duck, and prepared in a mesquite wood-fire oven.
If you’re looking for something more familiar but still unusual, check out their Bird’s Nest With Custard ($92) snowskin mooncake and marvel at how the bird’s nest centre is gently encased in custard. It’s supposed to be good for your complexion as well!
Buy it for… Adventurous souls. And those who love pretty packaging. Have you seen their peach blush or misty blue floral jewellery box?? Chio!!
Website: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
5. Tea-Infused Mooncakes
Source: InterContinental Singapore
This elegant series is sure to win the hearts of all the ladies out there. InterContinental Singapore’s Snowskin Mooncakes: Secret Garden ($88) includes flavours such as Oolong Peach & Black Sesame Truffle and Rose Flower Tea Truffle with Pistachio. These traditional and floral tea ambrosial infusions are beautifully moulded into the flowers that they smell like, and are truly a treat for all your senses.
Buy it for… All the lovely ladies out there! Or anyone who loves floral scents and a taste for the finer things.
6. Snowskin Durian Mooncake
Speaking of fragrance, love them or hate them, durian mooncakes are often a star at mooncake tasting parties! Try out this simple lotus paste and durian flesh recipe at home to dazzle your loved ones, as long as they like the smell.
Preparation Time: 1 hour. Serves 8 pieces.
7. Traditional Lotus Paste Mooncake
Fancy mooncake flavours are fun. But sometimes, you just want a good old original lotus paste mooncake with salted egg yolk in the middle.
Try out this Traditional Cantonese-Style Mooncake recipe! It’s not too time consuming and easier than you think it will be. Use a traditional wooden mould for that truly authentic vibe, but we have to say that a plastic mould works even better for mooncake making beginners, as it is easier to remove the mooncakes.
Preparation Time: 50 minutes. Serves 6 pieces.
Interesting Singapore Mooncakes 2021
With the cold and rainy weather the past few days, we can’t think of anything more cosy than having some mooncake and warm tea at home after a long day of work. Quickly place your orders, or start making your own mooncakes this season before the moon begins to wane!
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