10 unique mooncakes to try this Mid-Autumn Festival
Sink your teeth into these unique festive delights!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each set includes four Onyx Truffle MSW mooncakes and four Frosty MSW mooncakes, which also come with Aroma Truffle’s gold-plated cutlery set.
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.
Each box retails at $85 and consists of eight mooncakes. Customers can fill up the e-order form to purchase the different mooncake sets.