As we rapidly approach the 1st of October, the day of the mooncake festival, the hunt for the perfect mooncake is at its peak. Sadly due to the current situation, visiting the traditional physical mooncake fests are no longer an option. Plenty of stores have now moved to an online order and delivery service. One benefit from this is that there are a variety of promotional offers offered, and the earlier you are, the more value you get.
Check out our top 5 Signature Singapore Mooncakes to help you decide which one of these wildly famous mooncakes should be the one you take home.
1. Raffles Hotel Mooncakes: A Classic Signature Singapore Mooncake
One of the more popular mooncakes on this list, the ones made by Raffles Hotel, is immensely popular. This year they have changed their packaging design from their classic plain tin box to one that has motifs of palm leaves and gold lotus flowers.
The beloved Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin has always been a favourite among people. For those who aren’t aware of this mooncake created in the 1990s, it is a delectable treat that has truffles coated with white chocolate infused with champagne and cream. That’s not all. Each truffle is richly covered with a creamy white lotus seed paste, which is further covered in a glutinous layer of rice. This rich explosion of flavours and textures has made it a cult-classic and the go-to-choice for many.
This year, Raffles Hotel is also presenting two new offerings, the Apricot and Sourplum Snow-Skin Mooncake and the Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake. The Apricot and Sourplum mooncake has a delicate yet pretty tinge of pink. The combination of the sweet apricot tart and the sour plum gives it a distinct sweet and sour flavour. The Yuzu and Osmanthus, on the other hand, are a more pastel yellow and have a more citrus flavour thanks to the yuzu. Many would find it slightly sweet and would enjoy the pleasant aroma.
Pricing and Promotions:
- Both the Apricot and Sourplum Snow-Skin Mooncake and the Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake currently retail for $76.00 for eight pieces.
- The Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin currently retails for $78.00 for eight pieces for the Snow-Skin variant or four pieces of the Classic Baked variant.
For those with an HBSC card, they offer a 20% off from the 1st of September to the 25th of September.
2. Regent Singapore Mooncakes: The Experimental One
Regent has always tried to put a unique spin to their mooncakes, and this year is no different. This year, Regent is providing mooncakes with traditional Italian ingredients. Their Pistachio, Fig, and Amarena Cherry Snow Skin Mooncake has delicious ingredients like Amarena cherries, which are sourced from Bologna, Silician pistachios, and honeyed figs. Another take on a classic Italian element would be the Double Espresso and Almond Marzipan Snow Skin mooncake, a treat that can’t be missed by lovers of the drink.
Coffee isn’t the only drink that the Regency takes inspiration from this year. Their Green Tea with Melon Seeds is sure to please those who enjoy the mild taste of green tea while their Macapuno Mooncake is infused with plantation rum, spiced coconut, and yuzu.
Other offerings include their classic Signature Black Sesame Paste and the Mao Shan Wang Durian Snow Skin mooncake. That’s not all; they have even taken their packaging a step further by providing a beautiful box that can be transformed into a lantern, genuinely giving the feeling of festivity.
Pricing and Promotions
- The Signature Black Sesame Paste, Mao Shan Wang Durian Snow Skin, and the Green Tea with Melon Seeds costs $80 for eight pieces.
- The Double Espresso and Almond Marzipan Snow Skin, Macapuno Mooncake, and the Pistachio, Fig, and Amarena Cherry Snow Skin Mooncake cost $82 for eight pieces.
- An assortment of 8 pieces retails for $85.
They offer various discounts if the customer wishes to place a bulk order, a 30% off is being provided with a minimum order of 50 boxes and a 40% off with a minimum order of 100 boxes. Those that use CIMB, UOB, HSBC, OCBC, and the Maybank may avail a 15% off with their credit cards.
3. Carlton Hotel Mooncakes: For Those Who Wish To Admire The Moon
This year, the Carlton Hotel seeks to celebrate the moon; keeping this in mind; they have introduced the Mini Baked Custard Mooncake and the Mini Black Forest Snow Skin Mooncake. The famous custard bun inspires the Baked Custard. The sweetness of the custard is complemented by the slightly savoury taste of salted egg yolk and will be enjoyed by those who aren’t fans of extremely sweet things.
The Black Forest Snow Skin has Valrhona Chocolate as its main ingredient and is a sure hit for all ages. For those who would prefer to stick to the basics, they can opt for the more classic Mini Walnut Moontarts with Egg Yolks (It also has a low-sugar variant without the yolks, making it a healthier alternative) and the Mini Mao Shan Wang Durian.
Keeping up with the theme, these mooncakes will be served in a tingkat, which shows the full moon against the clouds.
Pricing and Promotions
- The Mini Baked Custard Mooncake and the Mini Walnut Moontart (with low sugar) costs $69.30 for eight pieces.
- The Mini Black Forest Snow Skin costs $72.75 for eight pieces.
If the payment is made using a CitiBank, DBS/POSB, OCBC, or UOB card, then the customers may avail a 25% off if they purchase up to 30 boxes; if they purchase more than 30 boxes, they receive a 30% off.
4. Pan Pacific Mooncakes: The Ornate One
Pan Pacific is going all out this season and presenting over 11 varieties of mooncakes, which ensures that there is something for everyone. They have introduced three new types of Snow Skin mooncakes this year. The Matcha Black Sesame Snow Skin which is sure to attract Green Tea fans with the delicious combination of Matcha and white chocolate. The Raspberry Chocolate Snow-skin is a gorgeous treat for those who enjoy the new ruby chocolate, and for those who still want to enjoy summer with a fruity taste, they have the Soursop Lychee snow skin.
On popular demand, they are bringing back the Mao Shan Wang Durian Snow-skin and the Hazelnut Yuzu. And when we mentioned that the Pacific had everyone covered, we meant it. They have the delicious White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts and Jade Paste with Melon Seeds for those wanting to celebrate with healthier options. There are also Halal-free options available upon request.
The mooncakes come in a magnificent crimson red box, which is covered in satin and looks exceptionally ornate.
Prices and Promotion
Prices begin from $68.80 for four pieces of the Snow Skin variant and $69.80 for four pieces of the baked variant.
5. Shangri-La Singapore Mooncakes: The List Can’t Be Complete Without It
When we talk about Signature Singapore Mooncakes, no list is complete without the Shangri-La’s premium mooncakes. This year, their highlight is the Limited Edition Peranakan-Inspired Gift Box Set, which is designed by Benny Ong. The mooncakes in this box have the wonderful flavours of Bak Kwa, Pork Floss, and nuts.
Their most famous offering, the Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest, makes a return. Its creamy centre and the incredibly generous amount of bird’s nest in the centre make it a premium classic. They even have a vegan variant that replaces the yolk with sweet pumpkin, making it perfect for vegans.
For those wishing for a more alcoholic mooncake to enjoy, they offer the Hennessy XO Chocolate Mini with its alcohol-infused chocolate flavour and the Yuzu Sake Mini, which has a more citrus flavour.
Price and Promotion
- You can purchase their limited edition box for $118 for four pieces.
Those who order their classic baked mooncakes online can get a 20% discount, and Golden Circle Members earn an additional 5% off.
This concludes our list of the Best Signature Singapore Mooncakes. If there are any other mooncakes that you believe should have made the list, drop a comment and let us know about your favourites.
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