August 24, 2015

We can almost see the light – the light from the lanterns hanging just around the corner. Mid-Autumn Festival’s coming round again and we’re looking forward to it because it’s the only time of year we can enjoy mooncakes. And while the traditional flavours aren’t for everyone, there’s many novel options that have been creatively concocted to satisfy different palates. Here’s the low down on the new age mooncakes and the trusty traditional ones. Time to lay out the table and enjoy these delicacies under the full moon with your loved ones.

New Age Options:

SG50 Singapore Sangria
Limited edition snowskin mooncake created specially for the Golden Jubilee, after the Singapore Sangria, one of the signature bestselling cocktails in Four Seasons Hotel’s bar, One-Ninety Bar and Terrazzo by Javier de las Muelas.

Four Seasons Medley
Four different mooncakes in one box, consisting of “Silver Lotus Paste with Double Yolk and Melon Seeds”, “Silver Lotus Paste with Honey and Pine Nuts”, “Charcoal Roasted Oolong Tea” & “Vanilla Latte Paste”.


Both available at Jiang-Nan Chun at Four Seasons Hotel. For orders, email

Regent Singapore’s tea-infused snowskin mooncakes: Regent Blend Tea with Lemon Paste and Pu’er Tea with Red Dates

Introduced by Dim Sum Chef Leung Kwok Sing, the first flavour has refreshingly sweet and tangy notes while the second flavour has well-balanced complex and earthy flavours.


Available at Regent Singapore Hotel Lobby and Summer Palace from 26 Aug to 27 Sep. More info at their website.

Starbucks’ special creations


Flavours include Starbucks Coffee White Lotus Paste with Milk & White Chocolate, Green Tea White Lotus Paste with Black Sesame, Cranberry Macadamia with Yoghurt Truffle, White Chocolate Crisp with Milk Chocolate Truffle, Starbucks Coffee with White Chocolate Truffle, Camembert & Smoked Cheddar with Parmesan Truffle.

Box sets of 8 baked and 8 snowskin mooncakes are priced at $50.90 and $53.90 respectively. Available at Stabucks outlets.

Swensen’s SG50 Moon Gems

Basically they’re ice-cream mooncakes. New flavours include Crunchy Milo, Lychee Dreams and Yummy Yam.


$35.80 for a box of 4. Available at Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets until 27 Sep.

Traditional Mooncakes:

Park Hotel Group’s Classical White Lotus Paste with Six Yolks, Classical Teochew Mung Bean and Classical Read Bean and Winter Melon

The whole family can enjoy traditional mooncakes as big as half a kilogram big to foster communal sharing and the family spirit.

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Priced from $48 for a box of 4. More info at

Regent Singapore’s Signature Snowskin Mooncakes and Baked Classics

Signature snowskin mooncakes: Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds, Granny Smith with Lemongrass Chocolate, Green Tea with Melon Seeds, White Lotus Paste with Yolk and Melon Seeds, and Durian. Baked classics: White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk and Melon Seeds, White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and Melon Seeds, White Lotus paste with Melon Seeds, Parma Ham and Pork Floss with Assorted Nuts

Available at Regent Singapore Hotel Lobby and Summer Palace from 26 Aug to 27 Sep. More info at their website.

Thye Moh Chan’s Handmade Mooncakes

Our local Teochew confectionary brings us handmade mooncakes made according to time-honoured recipes, with ingredients including premium Mao Shan Wang durians.

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More info at

Singapore Marriot Tang Plaza Hotel’s Traditional Baked Mooncakes

Made with their signature low sugar white lotus seed paste, enjoy flavours like White Lotus Seed Paste with Pine Nuts, White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts, White Lotus Seed Paste with Single or Double Egg Yolk and White Lotus Seed Paste with Chicken Bak-Kwah and Assorted Nuts.

Priced from $60 for a box of 4. Order at

Raffles Singapore’s Legendary Mooncakes

Well-loved flavours include Snow-Skin Champagne Truffle and Ganache Mooncake, Snow-Skin Raffles Cognac Truffle Mooncake and Baked Mooncake with Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste. Also try the new flavour, Snow-Skin Earl Grey Tea and Chocolate Pearl Truffle Mooncake. Best enjoyed with a pot of Chinese tea.


Priced from $70 for 8 pieces, the mooncakes are available at the Mooncake Shop at Raffles Singapore until 27 Sep and online until 20 Sep.