Mooncakes released by bakeries this year are breaking the mould, boasting adorable shapes and re-imagined flavours.
The ubiquitous mooncake gets retold in novel ways with Bakerzin’s impressive mooncake collections. Apart from traditional variants of melon seeds and salted egg yolk, the popular home-grown brand has taken inspiration from our regional neighbours. Enjoy unique flavours like spicy tom yum and exquisite sakura ebi infused within traditional baked mooncakes. Or opt for the proud local flavours like durian and creamy cempedek encased in delicate snow skin.
Available at all Bakerzin outlets and various booth locations, including NEX and Tampines One. For online orders, visit www.bakerzin.com/mooncakes
Goodwood Park Hotel
Few things make for a refreshing tropical treat, but none will sound more enticing than Goodwood Park Hotel’s snow skin mooncake selection. If flavours like D24 durian and mango with pomelo are not tempting enough, try their brand new boozy apple cider and root beer inspired variations, or dig into a snow skin mooncake stuffed with juicy prickly pear bits and citrus bergamot notes.
Available at various booth locations, including VivoCity and Takashimaya. For online orders, visit www.goodwoodparkhotel.com
Old Seng Choon
Mooncakes usually come in squares or circles. But the ones from Old Seng Choong are ditching their usual form to bring you a limited edition collection of adorable animal-shaped mooncakes. Available in three characters of fish, rooster, and pig – each with their own different filling like orange-infused red bean paste and egg custard – this trio of mooncakes will delight everyone in the family, from the young to the young at heart. If you have more grown up tastes, the bakery has also released a collection of mini snow skin mooncakes with chocolate ganache centres spiked with liquors like martini, whiskey, rum and Choya.
Available at various booth locations, including Jurong Point and Tampines Mall. For online orders, visit www.oldsengchoong.com
This family restaurant has come up with an exclusive Mickey and Minnie snow skin collection that will delight kids of all ages. Coming in an exquisite two-tiered lacquer box decked in the Disney characters’ signature red, black and white hues, this set is sure to impress. Inside, you will find 8 mini snow skin mooncakes filled with flavours like pandan lotus with gula Melaka, chocolate Manuka honey, chocolate Japanese yuzu and molten-centre raspberry truffle with white lotus. If you prefer to celebrate with familiar flavours, the restaurant chain has also released traditional baked favourites, which include mixed nuts and chicken ham, and less sugar white lotus paste with single and double yolk.
Available at Crystal Jade outlets. For online orders, visit www.crystaljade.com
This was adapted from an article originally written by Fabian Loo published in the September 2017 issue of SquareRooms