Best mooncakes in Singapore

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The yearly mooncake rush returns with new and more unusual flavours. The TOS team rounds up the season’s standout entrants

First published on 2 Aug 2012. Updated on 25 Sep 2012.
White Lotus Paste with Green Tea Chocolate
Where: Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
White lotus paste’s traditional partner, egg yolk, is replaced with green-tea cream encased in a white chocolate ball in this a snowskin mooncake. $52 per box of 7 pieces. Lobby Lounge, Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Blvd (6823 5300, www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/us/en/singapore). Until 29 Sep.
 
White Lotus Custard with Macadamia Nuts
Where: Orchard Hotel
Featuring custard instead of the traditional salted egg yolk and with bits of macadamia nuts added, this is a healthy alternative to the original. It’s for those who prefer their baked mooncakes sweet, not salted. $17 per piece. Hua Ting, Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Rd (6739 6666 www.millenniumhotels.com.sg/orchardhotelsingapore/). Until 30 Sep.
 
Mini Snowskin with Kwai Feh Lychee Liqueur
Where: New Majestic Hotel
Add a dose of spirits to your Mid-Autumn Festival with this delicacy, featuring fruity Kwai Feh lychee liqueur- and red wine-flavoured white bean paste. $48 per box of 8 pieces. Majestic Restaurant, New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Rd (6511 4718 www.restaurantmajestic.com). Until 30 Sep.
 
Black Sesame Yuzu Truffle
Where: Grand Hyatt Singapore
Black sesame, a Chinese but non-traditional flavour, is paired with Yuzu Truffle for extra sweetness. The snowskin is coated in a layer of gold dust for extra pizzazz. $58 per box of 8 pieces. Mezz9, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Rd (6887 5492 www.singapore.grand.hyatt.com). Until 30 Sep.
 
Secret Snowskin Mooncake
Where: TWG Tea Company
Creamy lavender mousse sprinkled with chocolate chips and infused with TWG’s White Secret Tea is nestled in a pale snowskin pastry. One bite reveals a chocolate-and-apricot centre. $48 for a boxed set of four mooncakes, $68 for a boxed set of two mooncakes plus TWG’s Silver Moon Tea or Singapore Breakfast tea (100g), $15 for individual mooncakes. TWG Tea Company, #B2-89/89A The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Ave (6535 1837, www.twgtea.com). Until 30 Sep.
 
Green Tea and Black Sesame Lotus Seed Paste studded with Olive Seeds
Where: Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant
The traditional baked mooncake is given an aromatic and nutrient-rich twist thanks to this harmonious marriage of flavours. $53-$98 for a boxed set of four baked mooncakes, $45 for a boxed set of eight snowskin mooncakes. Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, lower lobby level, Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, 39 Scotts Rd (6839 5609, www.sheratonsingapore.com). Until 30 Sep.
 
Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mooncake with Coconut
Where: Man Fu Yuan
This pasty-textured, bittersweet delight gets a double dose of flavour from the distinctive mao shan wang durian and fragrant coconut milk. $32.80 for a boxed set of two mooncakes, $54.80 for a boxed set of four mooncakes. Man Fu Yuan, L/2 Intercontinental Hotel Singapore, 80 Middle Rd (6825 1062, www.singapore.intercontinental.com). Until 30 Sep.
 
The French Panache Mini Snowskin Mooncake
Where: Fairmont Singapore
If standard mooncakes strike you as too sweet, try this salted caramel and dark chocolate mooncake in a mini snowskin pastry, which strikes a balance among bitterness, sweetness and saltiness. $53 for a boxed set of eight mooncakes. Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Rd (6339 7777, www.fairmont.com/singapore). Until 30 Sep.
 
Baked Mooncake with Single Yolk, Mixed Nuts, X.O. Sauce, Pu'er, Milk Tea and Coffee
Where: Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Traditionalists are bound to enjoy this highly flavourful yet smoothly textured mooncake, which goes well with a pot of your favourite Chinese tea. $55 for a boxed set of four mooncakes. Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Blvd (6831 7130, www.fourseasons.com/singapore). Until 30 Sep.
 
Dark Chocolate Orange Snowskin
Where: Marina Bay Sands
This snowskin mooncake has a silky smooth chocolate interior contrasted with a sharp tangy hint of orange and Grand Marnier. $30 per box of 4 pieces, $58 per box of 8 pieces. Sweet Spot, Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3, 10 Bayfront Ave (6688 5668, www.marinabaysands.com). Until 30 Sep.

Ice cream Mooncakes in four chocolate flavours
Where: Haagen-Dazs
Nothing makes us scream for ice cream like Haagen-Dazs ice cream mooncakes – this year's flavours are white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and strawberry chocolate which are available per piece or as part of a two- or four-piece gift set. $24 per piece, $48 for a Petite Gift Set of two, $68 for a Classic Fift Set of four. Until 30 Sep. Visit www.haagendazs.com.sg to locate an outlet near you.
By Choo Jun and Dannon Har
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