The Moon Festival falls on 4 October this year. Do you want a change from the bakery-bought mooncakes everyone and their uncle has each year? Or are you a mooncake aficionado and want to make sure you try all the new and hottest mooncake flavours? Either way, feast your eyes on the best mooncakes in Singapore hotels featuring Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Goodwood Park Hotel, and Orchard Hotel Singapore. Hint: you may want to buy more than one box so that you don’t end up eating your boss’ gift!
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Raffles knows good service and, at a five star hotel, service encompasses food quality. From the city’s most authentic high tea to a perfectly mixed Singapore Sling, anything Raffles-made is done to perfection. So if you don’t already have an official “in the family” mooncake dealer, and you love the finer things in life, take home a delectable tin of Raffles mooncakes this Moon Festival.
Raffles is a blend of modern amenities and time-honoured tradition. Its mooncakes are also a blend of both the old and new worlds, with traditional, baked mooncakes offered alongside snow-skin mooncakes. Baked mooncakes are sold in boxes of 4 and snow-skin mooncakes are sold in boxes of 8. There are 5 snow-skin flavours and 3 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.
Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Strawberry Yoghurt and Crunchy White Chocolate Pearl (New), ② Champagne Truffle & Ganache, ③ Earl Grey Tea and Chocolate Pearl Truffle, ④ Dark Chocolate Crunchy Pearl, ⑤ Raffles Cognac Truffle
Baked mooncakes : ① Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste, ② Mother-of-Pearl with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste, ③ Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste
Price : Between S$70-72
Lovers say : The Champagne Truffle & Ganache Snow-skin Mooncake is an exciting, modern spin on traditional flavours and just damn velvety and delicious.
Where to order : Online till 25 September (you can select between delivery or collection, allow 7 working days for delivery and 3 working days for collection) // At Raffles Singapore – North Bridge Road Atrium till 4 October, 9am to 8.00pm daily // At the Festival Booth at Chevron House till 4 October, 11am to 7pm weekdays
Promotions : All promotions are listed here.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Each year Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza releases a premium Mid-Autumn Gift Set. This year’s luxury mooncake vessel is a two-tier, gold gift box which includes a bottle of Champagne.
Like at Raffles, you can take your pick from snow-skin or baked mooncakes. There’s also the additional option the gift set which consists of special parma ham and pistachio mooncakes (mooncake flavour not sold seperately). Baked mooncakes are sold in boxes of 4 (with the exception of the assorted 8 piece box set) and snow-skin mooncakes are sold in boxes of 8. There are 5 snow-skin flavours and 7 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.
Snow-skin mooncakes : ① White Chocolate with Apricot (New), ② Honey Lemon Lotus Paste with Lychee Martini Truffle (New), ③ Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Premium Grade Durian, ④ Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean, ⑤ White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk
Baked mooncakes : ① Premium Coconut Paste with Hazelnuts (New), ② White Lotus Seed Paste with Chicken Bak-Kwah and Assorted Nuts, ③ White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, ④ White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, ⑤ White Lotus Seed Paste with Pine Nuts, ⑥ White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts, ⑦ Salted White Lotus Seed Paste with Parma Ham, Pistachios & Single Yolk
Price : Between S$63-228
Lovers say : Durian lovers unite! Hopefully your whole family consists of durian lovers so you can bring home the hotel’s signature Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Premium Grade Durian snow-skin mooncakes to a happy crowd.
Where to order : Online till 4 October (you can select between delivery or self-collection) // At Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel – Forecourt Stall (hotel’s entrance) till 4 October, 10am to 10pm // At various shopping malls including VivoCity and Junction 8.
Have you started salivating yet from the insane mooncake selection at the first two hotels? If not, stomach be strong, read on.
Goodwood Park Hotel
Compared to other hotels, Goodwood Park Hotel offers a wider variety of flavours owing to the fact some are limited in quantity. This year, there are a lot of new entrants into the Goodwood mooncake dynasty, including a refreshing citrusy Prickly Pear with Bergamot Snowskin mooncake.
On top of the snow and traditional mooncake variations, Goodwood Park Hotel offers the choice of mooncake shape. Traditional piglet biscuits, with lotus seed paste filling, are sold by the piece (S$9.80) and are a great to satisfy your mooncake craving minus the temptation a whole box would incur. All mooncakes are sold in sets of 2 or 4. There are 8 snow-skin flavours and 6 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.
Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Prickly Pear with Bergamot Snowskin Mooncake, ② Mango Pomelo Snowskin, ③ Cempedak Snowskin, ④ D24 Durian Snowskin, ⑤ Root Beer Snowskin Mooncake, ⑥Apple Cider Snowskin ⑦ ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Snowskin
Baked mooncakes : ① Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seeds, ② Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, ③ Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks, ④ Assorted Nuts with Ham (‘Kum Toy’), ⑤ White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, ⑥ White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk
Price : S$32–80
Lovers say : The Apple Cider & Root Beer is a pair of one mildly-alcoholic apple cider mooncake and one root-beer mooncake flavoured with a tinge of run – “adult desserts with flavours that are reminiscent of childhood”.
Where to order : Online till 4 October (minimum order of S$80) // At Goodwood Park Hotel – Deli, 9am to 9pm // By phone at (65) 6730 1867 / 68, 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 1pm weekends // By emailing the order form to firstname.lastname@example.org // At various shopping malls including Chevron House and Junction 8 (full list here).
Promotions : All promotions are listed here.
Orchard Hotel Singapore
The Cantonese know mooncakes best and as Orchard Hotel Singapore‘s award-winning Cantonese Hua Ting Restaurant are the creators of the hotel’s mooncakes, you know their moon shaped pastries ought to be good. In times of celebration, eating is encouraged and so we forgive mooncakes for the calories they pack and enjoy them wholeheartedly. If it’s hard to forgive, then the hotel’s thoughtful low sugar choices for both baked and snow-skinned mooncakes are also available, and just as tasty.
As the mooncakes you eat are not often the ones you buy, but are gifted, presentation matters. The leatherette gift box with Hua Ting key tags (customisable with bulk orders) are simple yet elegant – perfect for the boss. Baked mooncakes are sold in boxes of 4 and snow-skin mooncakes are sold in boxes of 8. There are 4 snow-skin flavours and 5 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.
Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine, ② Cempedak with Mung Beans, ③ Green Tea Twist with Yolk, ④ White Lotus Paste with Champagne Ganache
Baked mooncakes : ① White Lotus Paste (low sugar), ② White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and Macadamia Nuts, ③ White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk and Macadamia Nuts, ④ Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds, ⑤ Seeds of Harmony
Price : S$68-79.18
Lovers say : If you want to try all the flavours but don’t want to buy several boxes of all the separate flavours in order to do so, there’s the Hua Ting Mini Snowskin Treasures box of 8 option where you can select different flavours of mini mooncakes! The traditional mooncakes also have a special box of assorted flavours.
Where to order : At Orchard Hotel Lobby Kiosk till 4 October, 9am to 9pm // By phone at (65) 6739 6577 // By emailing email@example.com // At other Millennium Collection hotels including Studio M Hotel Singapore (full list here).