10 unique mooncakes to try this Mid-Autumn Festival

Sink your teeth into these unique festive delights!

Ernest Cheng

Has an unhealthy obsession with iced lemon tea.

Published: 25 August 2022, 8:53 AM

With the Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, the season of mooncake shopping has begun.

Beyond the mainstream flavours, each year’s Mooncake Festival also sees the entrance of innovative new mooncakes to try.

Here are 10 unique mooncake flavours that can put a different spin on your Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.

1. Monopoly-themed mooncakes

As part of a collaboration with Hasbro, Mdm Ling Bakery has introduced a selection of never-seen-before Monopoly-themed mooncakes. 

Mdm Ling Bakery offers five different versions of mooncake game boxes – the LAVALICIOUS! Signature Baked Series, YUMMYLICIOUS! Cookie-inspired Baked Series, DESSERTLICIOUS! Nostalgic Baked Series and the LUSCIOUS! Traditional Classic Baked Series that comes either with or without egg yolk.


Altogether, there are 18 mooncake flavours to choose from, ranging from sweet to savoury. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/MDM LING BAKERY


The mooncake boxes are also designed to transform into a Monopoly game board set.

The Monopoly Street Smart Mooncake Box can be purchased from their website at $118, but early-bird customers are entitled to a limited-time discount of 18 per cent off one box, or 25 per cent off three boxes. 

2. Roku Gin-infused mooncakes

Fans of the boozy alcoholic drink can now enjoy a special series of three gin-infused mooncakes crafted by Roku Gin and celebrity chef Janice Wong.  

Inspired by the six unique Japanese botanicals that go into Roku Gin’s refreshing blend, the collection features mooncake flavours like Sakura Strawberry Gin, Bergamot Yuzu Gin and Matcha Lemon Thyme Gin.


Customers can also find a 200ml bottle of Roku Gin in the set. PHOTO CREDIT: JANICE WONG SINGAPORE


Each set includes eight mooncakes packed in a special reusable rabbit-themed metal tin, alongside two Roku Gin ceramic cups.

The mooncakes can be purchased at $138 per set from Janice Wong’s website. Customers will be entitled to an early bird discount of 10 per cent if they purchase the set by Aug 31.

3. Cream cheese snowskin mooncakes

Famously known for their cheesecakes, premium bakery Cat & the Fiddle recently launched their exclusive selection of locally-inspired cream cheese snowskin mooncakes

This includes two different six-piece mooncake sets, featuring four new flavours – Kopi Gao, Teh Peng, Bandung and Mao Shan Wang Durian.


The Kopi Gao flavour has a unique centre made up of Cat & The Fiddle’s signature cream cheese, white chocolate truffle and dark chocolate, complemented by a local coffee filling. PHOTO CREDIT: CAT & THE FIDDLE


The Meowskeeter Trio set features the Kopi Gao, Teh Peng and Bandung flavours, costing $68.90. 

The Meowsketeer Towkay set features the Mao Shan Wang mooncakes with a “rich and bittersweet” durian filling, and costs $78.90.

All of Cat & The Fiddle’s mooncakes are officially halal-certified. They can be purchased from their website, as well as at all outlets islandwide.

4. Chocolate dessert mooncakes

Looking to satisfy your chocolate cravings? Awfully Chocolate’s mooncake collection might just be for you!

This year’s edition features three new additions – the Tiramisu, Chocolate Brownie and Hazelnut Custard Double Yolk mooncakes, alongside Awfully Chocolate’s Original Chocolate mooncake.


The mooncakes are sold in majestic marquetry wooden chests, each containing four pieces. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/AWFULLY CHOCOLATE


Awfully Chocolate’s Chocolate Brownie mooncake pairs their iconic chewy fudge brownie recipe with molten salted caramel. Their Tiramisu mooncake is packed with roasted coffee lotus, while the Hazelnut Custard Double Yolk enrobes soft Portuguese custard lotus in fragrant hazelnut pastry. 

Each box can be purchased at $88 from their website.

5. Mochi-skin mooncakes

Swensens has brought back their exclusive ice cream mooncakes, which carry a first-of-its-kind chewy mochi-like skin.


Swensens’ mooncakes are embossed with its iconic sundae glass logo. PHOTO CREDIT: SWENSENS


Customers can choose from seven mooncake flavours – Sticky Chewy Chocolate, Cookies ‘N’ Cream, Durian King (D24), Chempedak, Sakura Lychee, Yam and Pulut Hitam.

The mooncakes are sold in sets in 4 pieces at $43.80 on their website

6. Cocktail snowskin mooncakes

If you’re up for something more grand, try out Shangri-la’s collection of exquisite handcrafted mooncakes. 

This year’s highlight is Shangri-la’s Origin Bar Cocktail Snowskin Mooncake set, containing four of their Origin Signature Cocktail Snowskin mooncakes alongside four other Negroni Cocktail Snowskin mooncakes.


Mooncake flavours in the set include Spiced Chocolate Rum, Spiced Pineapple Marmalade and White Truffle. PHOTO CREDIT: SHANGRI-LA


The set also comes with a 250ml bottle of Origin Bar’s Moon Tippler Cocktail. Customers can get their hands on this mooncake set from Shangri-la’s website at $108.80.

7. Vegan mooncakes

For those on a diet or with dietary restrictions, fret not. Plant-based eatery Green Common allows one to enjoy Vegan Custard mooncakes guilt-free.


All of their mooncakes contain 0mg of cholesterol and trans fat while retaining their velvety texture. PHOTO CREDIT: GREEN COMMON


Freshly baked in Hong Kong and made with award-winning Miyoko’s organic vegan butter, the mooncakes are 100 per cent plant-based. 

A box of four mooncakes costs $54 and they can be ordered from Green Common’s website. Customers can either opt for self-collection at their VivoCity outlet or online delivery.   

8. Mickey and Friends-themed mooncakes

Calling all Disney fans! Local pastry brand Hock Wong has teamed up with Disney to come up with their Mickey and Friends-themed mooncake series. 

Choose from seven different limited-edition mooncake gift boxes, ranging from a Royal Mickey-embossed duffle bag to a Disney 3D-embossed multi-function tin box.


You can find your favourite Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck printed on the mooncakes. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/HOCK WONG


Some of the flavours on offer include Pandan Single Yolk, Birdnest Lychee and Premium Musang King Durian.

Customers can place an order on Hock Wong’s website, or visit their two retail outlets. Hock Wong will also set up pop-up stores at various locations, including Vivo City and NEX till Oct 9.

9. Truffle Mao Shan Wang Durian snowskin mooncakes

Feast your eyes on Aroma Truffle’s luxurious 24k gold dust mooncakes, a fusion of Mao Shan Wang (MSW) durians and lavish air-flown Italian black winter truffles. 


There is also a complimentary tube of Eight Treasure Organic Tea in each set. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/AROMA TRUFFLE


Each set includes four Onyx Truffle MSW mooncakes and four Frosty MSW mooncakes, which also come with Aroma Truffle’s gold-plated cutlery set.

Customers can order the mooncake sets from Aroma Truffle’s website or at any of their two outlets.

10. Sakura Milk Tea snowskin mooncakes

Inspired by Japan’s famous cherry blossoms, Carlton Hotel’s new Mini Sakura Milk Tea Snowskin mooncake is one of the must-tries in their selection. 

Packed with creamy milk tea lotus paste and paired with chocolate crunch bits, this mooncake offers customers a taste of Japan with every bite.


The mooncakes are presented in a stylish yet sustainable box designed with hologram floral motifs on the exterior and a vibrant pink interior. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/CARLTON HOTEL


Each box retails at $85 and consists of eight mooncakes. Customers can fill up the e-order form to purchase the different mooncake sets.

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