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Mid-Autumn Indulgence

Celebrate the mooncake festival with new and traditional treats that make perfect gifts for all.

Published Fri, Aug 12, 2022 · 05:50 AM

Crystal Jade Group

Crystal Jade's mooncake range. PHOTO: Crystal Jade

Indulge in Crystal Jade’s new assorted fruity blossom petite snow skin mooncakes ($42 for four pieces (one flavour each) or $68 for eight pieces (two flavours each)) for this year’s Mid-Autumn celebration. Each pastel-coloured mooncake boasts smooth and delicate snow skin filled with familiar or inventive flavours. 

The Honey Chrysanthemum with Orange Peel presents a sweet chrysanthemum note, brightened with zesty fresh orange peel. Enjoy the pleasantly-tangy Roselle with Blueberry – a perfect match of two slightly tart fruits in one well-balanced treat. For a local touch, check out the Pandan Coconut featuring fragrant pandan with grated coconut, as well as Fragrant Taro with Gingko. The latter is a nod to the well-loved traditional Teochew dessert. 

For baked versions, a new addition this year is Yuzu with Macadamia Nut ($58 for four pieces).  White lotus paste with a hint of yuzu peel is studded with chopped macadamia and enveloped in Crystal Jade’s thin golden brown pastry. Alternatively, consider the traditional less sugar baked mooncakes of Single Yolk with White Lotus Paste ($62 for 4pcs) and Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste($70 for four pieces).

 This year, all the mooncakes are snugly encased in regal jade green or deep orange boxes set with a gold ring against a floral motif of oriental lilies. 

Crystal Jade snowskin mooncakes. PHOTO: Crystal Jade

These sweet treats are also best partnered with soothing tea. Consider getting a premium tea gift set comprising Superior Longjing and Da Hong Pao tea leaves at $58 with any order of mooncake.

For orders, visit estore.crystaljade.com or Crystal Jade outlets - walk into any outlet to purchase the mooncakes from now to Sept 10. Delivery is available at $20 per location. 

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Yan Ting, The St. Regis Singapore

Yan Ting's Gilded Collection. PHOTO: Yan Ting

The St. Regis’ fine dining Cantonese restaurant Yan Ting is showcasing a sublime collection of handcrafted mooncakes using the finest ingredients and time-honoured recipes. 

They are presented in The St. Regis Singapore’s glass box adorned in floral blooms - available in either iconic Gilded Gold or vibrant Resplendent Silver-Violet. You can select traditional baked mooncakes (from $80) or mini snowskin mooncakes (from $85).

New highlights to revel in include the fragrant Pandan Paste with Melon Seeds Traditional Baked Mooncake and the Snowskin with Royal Milk Tea Paste with Irish Coffee Truffle. 

The snowskin collection also features luxurious fillings such as Yuzu Paste with Cream Cheese Truffle, and Lychee Paste with Peach Passionfruit Truffle. Otherwise, pick the Black & White Sesame Paste with Salted Peanut Truffle or the signature Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian. 

Yan Ting Mini Snowskin Mooncakes. PHOTO: Yan Ting

Those who prefer classic baked items can settle on the White Lotus Paste with Single, Double or Four Yolks, the savoury White Lotus Paste with Assorted Nuts and Yunnan Ham or the Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts.

For the ultimate gift this special season, Yan Ting presents the signature Lavish Gift Set ($198) as well as the Petite Gift Set ($60). The former features a gold jewellery box with clear glass cover, complete with a premium ceramic orient jade teapot set with two cups, along with choice of four assorted traditional baked mooncakes or eight assorted mini snowskin mooncakes. The smaller set contains two traditional baked mooncake flavours or four mini snowskin flavours. 

For orders, visit https://giftwithstregis.oddle.me. Collection will be available at Yan Ting restaurant (Level 1U), from now to Sept 10, from 11am to 9.30pm.

The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore 

Capitol Kempinski Red Tin Box and Red Tote Bag. PHOTO: Capitol Kempinski

This year, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel’s mini-sized mooncakes (eight pieces) are presented in two beautifully designed boxes. Choose between the vibrant crimson tin box or the elegant jade-inspired box. The packaging is embellished with iconographies that depict the heritage of Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES as well as the iconic Capitol Theatre. The Capitol Building and Stamford House which houses The Capitol Kempinski Hotel are also woven into the design. These boxes come with matching tote bags made from premium canvas and adorned with classic heritage images and iconographies as well.

There are five snowskin flavours to tuck into. A new one to sample is the Mini Matcha Mochi: aromatic matcha mingles with a chewy mochi core, and is enveloped in delicate snowskin. This year also sees the return of the popular Champagne Truffle Snowskin mooncake, an excellent choice for those who like a subtle boozy aftertaste.

Jade Treasure Box and Blue Tote Bag. PHOTO: Capitol Kempinski

For something unique, the Mini Valrhona & Plantation 1840 Truffle Mooncake is inspired by the hotel’s signature cocktail – the Plantation 1840. It contains rich and velvety 70% Valrhona Guanaja chocolate and a Plantation 1840 rum-flavoured truffle. There’s also the floral Lychee Rose Snowskin Mooncake filled with whipping cream, rose petals, lychee, and white lotus paste. Durian fans will enjoy the premium Mini Snowskin Mao Shan Wang Durian made with pure Mao Shan Wang pulp. For a touch of tropical flavour, go for the new Mini Baked Pineapple Paste with a tangy-sweet pineapple filling. 

Prices start from $74 for the baked mooncakes, and $76 for the snowskin mooncakes. 

Available from now until Sept 10.  For online orders and delivery, visit www.shop-capitolkempinski.com Or call 6715 6852.

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

The Fullerton 15 Treasures PHOTO: Fullerton Singapore

This Mid-Autumn Festival, look forward to the Jade Signatures Mooncake Collection 2022 from The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat from The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore. 

Snow skin fans will enjoy two new flavours in the Jade Signatures Harmony Snow Skin Gift Box: Rose Bandung Snow Skin Mooncake and Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin Mooncake. There’s also the best-selling Osmanthus with Wolfberry Snow Skin Mooncake. These delicacies are housed in red or turquoise boxes, adorned with elegant imagery of peonies and peacocks. Those who prefer baked treats can order the Jade Signatures Classic Baked Gift Box which comprises classic baked flavours as well as two new creations: Chestnut with Pistachio, and Black Sesame with Hokkaido Milk Ginger (box of four pieces from $78). 

The Clifford Pier Tingkat 2022. PHOTO: Fullerton Singapore

For a memorable gift idea, opt for The Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set ($208) . This limited-edition set showcases a giant baked mooncake, filled with white lotus seed paste and eight golden yolks. This centrepiece is flanked by 14 smaller baked mooncakes in assorted flavours. 

Meanwhile, The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat takes inspiration from Peranakan heritage. Each tiffin carrier contains four baked mooncakes in flavours inspired by Singapore’s hawker cuisine. For instance, the Baked Mixed Nuts with Satay Sauce features a mixture of nuts and seeds, sweetened with candied tangerine and melon, and juxtaposed with lime leaf and a dash of satay sauce. Another unique flavour is the Assam Lotus with Mango, consisting of lotus paste fused with tamarind tea and dried mango. 

For orders, visit shop.fullertonhotels.com or The Fullerton Mooncake Boutique at the lobby of The Fullerton Hotel Singapore and La Brasserie in The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, from now to Sept 10.

Shangri-La Singapore

Shangri-La's Mooncake Selection Gift Box PHOTO: Shangri-la Singapore

Shangri-La Singapore has rolled out a stellar selection of mooncake creations this year.  Making a debut are Origin Bar’s limited-edition snowskin mooncakes. These bespoke goodies are paired with a bottle of Moon Tipplers Cocktail ($128). The unique creations consist of four Origin Signature Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes – a take on the bar’s signature cocktail, each mooncake is filled with spiced pineapple marmalade, lime zest, white lotus paste, white chocolate gin truffle, dry gin and vermouth. The remainder are inspired by the classic Negroni Cocktail, and filled with rich dark chocolate paste, spiced chocolate rum, Campari and vermouth. All these are presented in a robin-egg-blue box fashioned after a luggage case. 

Origin Signature Cocktail Snowskin Mooncakes. PHOTO: Shangri-La Singapore

A stand-out gift idea for gourmands is the Shangri-La Mooncake Selection Gift Box ($148) containing three unique flavours: red bean paste from Tianjin with 50-year-aged mandarin peel and rose petals from Yunnan; red bean paste and chestnut and 50-year-aged mandarin peel; and mini white lotus seed paste with yolk. The nine-piece mini baked mooncakes are beautifully packaged in a sophisticated cylindrical box.   

Another highlight is the new Premium Gift Set ($168), which contains the popular Shang Palace Four Treasures – a quartet of assorted baked mooncakes and a bottle of Shangri-La-branded Clarendelle Rouge Bordeaux wine. 

Making a return too are the luxurious Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest ($120 for eight pieces) and the Premium Mao Shan Wang Durian Snowskin Mooncakes ($98 for eight pieces).  

For orders, visit bit.ly/SLSMooncake22 or the Mooncake Specialty Counter at the hotel’s Tower Wing Lobby from now to Sept 10.

 Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel

Hua Ting's Snow Skin Mooncakes. PHOTO: Hua Ting

This Mid-Autumn Festival, award-winning Cantonese restaurant Hua Ting presents both traditional baked and snow skin mooncakes that are perfect for gifting. The delicacies are elegantly encased in coral pink and tiffany blue gift boxes. 

This year, the spotlight shines on the new baked mooncake – Osmanthus Oolong with Macadamia Nuts  ($78) – its light floral notes are contrasted with crunchy macadamia. Traditionalists will enjoy Hua Ting’s signature baked mooncakes such as the White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk and Macadamia Nuts ($82), the low-sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts ($76) and the Seeds of Harmony ($80), complete with assorted nuts.  All baked mooncakes come in a box of four.

Hua Ting's Salted Egg Yolk Custard Mooncakes. PHOTO: Hua Ting

Another new creation is the Passion Fruit with Hazelnuts snow skin mooncake, which perfectly balances both the tangy flavour of passionfruit and the sweetness of the lotus paste. Other crowd pleasing snow skin mooncakes include Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine ($74) and White Lotus Paste & Champagne Ganache ($74). 

Millennium Mooncakes by Hua Ting is available at Orchard Hotel Lobby Kiosk from now till Sept 10. Mooncakes are available for collection from 12pm to 8pm. For orders, visit https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/offers/asia/orchard-hotel-singapore/dining/millennium-mooncakes/ 

Peach Garden

Peach Garden's Special Edition Golden Mirror Box. PHOTO: Peach Garden

Peach Garden’s mooncakes are meticulously handcrafted by a team of master chefs using premium ingredients, reduced sugar, and less oil with no added preservatives. Each mooncake is carefully made with the perfect balance of filling and optimal thickness of mooncake skin. 

This year, Peach Garden presents the first-ever Premium Collagen Yuzu Lemon Baked Mooncake ($71.69 nett) and Premium Mini Collagen Yuzu Snowskin Mooncake with Lemon Truffle ($72.76 nett). Collagen is well-known for benefits such as skin rejuvenation, and improvement in health and immune system. The refreshing mooncakes are ideal for those who do not fancy traditional mooncakes.

Another new flavour to sink your teeth into is the Mini White Lotus Snowskin Mooncake with Lychee Martini Truffle. Making a comeback is the Signature Mini White Lotus Snowskin Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Signature Mini Golden Pandan Snowskin Mooncake with One Yolk. These flavours are sold separately and also available in Peach Garden Snowskin Deluxe Combination Set that comes with all four snowskin flavours (all reduced sugar and priced at $72.76).

Peach Garden's Mini White Lotus Snowskin Mooncake with Lychee Martini Truffle. PHOTO: Peach Garden

Other offerings include the classic Peach Garden Deluxe Assorted Nuts and Kam Hua Ham Mooncake; Signature Premium White Lotus Mooncake with Two Yolks (reduced sugar); Golden Pandan Mooncake with One Yolk (reduced sugar) ($75.97).

The mooncakes come in a Limited Edition Vanity Carrier and Special Edition Golden Mirror Box which can double as a jewellery and accessories box. 

For orders, visit PeachGardenEShop.com/mooncakes  or the outlets from now to Sept 10. Corporate purchases are available as well. Enjoy Early Bird Discounts from now till Aug 26.

Peach Blossoms, Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore

Peach Blossoms' Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust. PHOTO: Peach Blossoms

This year, fine dining Cantonese restaurant Peach Blossoms at Parkroyal Collection Marina Bay, Singapore goes traditional with their collection of baked mooncakes. The selection showcases the signature Charcoal Black Sesame Paste with Melon Seeds and Gold Dust mooncake ($88 for four pieces), which are suitable for vegetarians. There’s also the crowd-favourite Lychee with Wolfberries mooncake ($85 for four pieces) with a refreshing floral and fruity twist. Classic options include the Single and Double Yolk, filled with velvety reduced-sugar lotus paste ($85 and $88 respectively).

Staying true to the hotel brand’s attribute of sustainability and environmental responsibility, the elegant four-tier lantern tower mooncake box is crafted with paper board and medium-density fibreboard (MDF), which are predominantly made using wood fibre and unutilised wood shavings. The beautiful pastel pink boxes are adorned with intricate illustrations of chinoiserie peach tree flowers, along with majestic birds. 

Peach Blossoms range of mooncakes. PHOTO: Peach Blossoms

Self-collection is available at Peach Blossoms Mooncake Counter, located at the hotel’s lobby on level one, from 11am to 6pm, and is available until 3pm on Sept 10.  Orders must be placed at least three days prior to collection date. While a delivery charge of $60 applies, complimentary delivery to one location is available for orders of 50 boxes and above.

For orders and enquiries, call 6845 1118 or email promotions.prmsb@parkroyalcollection.com.

Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

Dusit Thani's mooncakes come in exquisite hand-woven tote bags. PHOTO: Dusit Thani

Mid-Autumn Festival gets a meaningful spin at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore as the hotel partners with Penan Women Project to create a collection of baked mooncakes presented in exquisite Carla tote bags. 

The unique packaging is done in support of the Penan Women Project, a non-profit social enterprise that helps Penan women of Sarawak generate income through their weaving skills. A variety of five different colours are available, and each hand-woven tote bag carries a tag that lists the name of the Penan weaver who brought it to life. So you get to celebrate the traditions of mid-autumn while honouring a worthy cause. 

The unique packaging is in support of social enterprise Penan Women Project. PHOTO: Dusit Thani

This year’s mooncake flavours include the signature Thai Milk Tea mooncake, which is rich, aromatic and balanced. Baked classics include the Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts and Baked Low Sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncake, available in Double Yolk or Single Yolk. These are perfectly complemented with fragrant premium Ronnefeldt tea. Guests can mix and match their preferred mooncake flavours to create a box of four. 

A box of mooncakes (four pieces) and Ronnefeldt Jasmine Gold tea presented in a Carla tote bag is $105. A box of mooncakes (four pieces) is $85. 

For orders, visit www.dusitthanilagunasingapore.com, or call 6321 6726, from now till Sept 8. Collection and Delivery Date from now till Sept 10.

Man Fu Yuan, InterContinental Singapore

Man Fu Yuan's Snow Skin Mooncake Signature Tea Treasures. PHOTO: Man Fu Yuan

This year, the InterContinental Singapore team has conceived a range of mooncakes from innovative to traditional flavours, housed in an elegant emerald box with pretty motifs of flowers and butterflies.

Meticulously moulded into Man Fu Yuan’s signature rose shape is the new Snow Skin Mooncake: Signature Tea Treasures, featuring tea delicately paired with a sweet truffle centre. Savour the Passionfruit Earl Grey comprising Earl Grey tea with a tangy passionfruit truffle centre and Lychee Oolong – a fragrant TWG Maori Spring Tea infused creation with a lychee truffle centre. Adventurous palates can zero in on the savoury sweet Thai Cheese Milk Tea, a combination of Thai Milk Tea with savoury cream cheese truffle centre. There’s also the Sea Salt Caramel Rose – a light rose flower tea married with a pop of caramel sea salt truffle centre. All these are priced at $98 for four pieces.

Man Fu Yuan's [Limited Edition] Assorted Premium Baked Mooncakes. Man Fu Yuan

For a boozy alternative, try the new limited edition InterContinental Negroni Truffle Snow Skin Mooncake, a decadent combination of premium white lotus seed paste and Negroni truffle centre ($126). 

For business associates, the  premium gift collection featuring a charming ivory tea set will impress. This exquisite set ($106) comes with four assorted baked mooncakes including Black Sesame with almond lotus paste, Sakura Shrimp with mungbean, Pineapple Matcha with red bean and Oolong Cashew perfumed with Tie Guan Yin.

Walk-in purchases are available from now to Sept 10 at Man Fu Yuan Shoppe, Level 1 side entrance of InterContinental Singapore from Bugis Junction mall. For orders, visit singapore.intercontinental.com/mooncakes, or call +65 6825 1131 / 1132.

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