With the Mid-Autumn Festival quickly approaching, brands in Singapore have upped their ante this year for a slew of luxurious treats, from perennial favourites, to contemporary renditions and more.
Here, we list the most luxurious moon cakes to splurge on during this Mid-Autumn festival. After all, an indulgence like this only comes once a year.
Shang Palace, Shangri-La
Now, here’s something for fellow traditionalists to get behind. Award winning Chef Mok Kit Keung gives the classic custard flavoured mooncake a luxurious treatment with his limited edition Shangri La Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest ($120/8pcs). The smooth, creamy custard is paired with bird’s nest bits for an indulgent treat.
Prices start from $80 for 8 pieces. Order here.
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Summer Palace, Regent Singapore
If you like your moon cakes with a side of booze, why not combine the two? Summer Palace, the Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant has teamed up with Manhattan Bar, the #3 world’s best bar, this year for a boozy snowskin mooncake concoction. The Manhatten Hanky Panky features Ford’s Gin and bitters such as Cocchi di Torino and Fernet Branca, and is finished with crunchy chocolate pearls for a sweet aftertaste. Or if you’d prefer something more savoury, Basilico’s Truffle Carbonara snowskin mooncake features an aromatic black truffle cream cheese filling.
Prices start from $81.30 for 8 pieces. Order here.
Known for their exceptional durian desserts, Golden Moments has come up with a truly luxurious spread of durian mooncakes this year. Most notably, their delightfully decadent Limited Edition Premium Mao Shan Wang Truffle Snowskin Mooncake. The mooncake features a dark chocolate shell with a ganache that comes with a layer of fresh Australian Winter Black Truffle with truffle paste and truffle oil centre, Mao Shan Wang puree, and a skin of 3 layers of 24K gold leaves. And if that’s not enough, the mooncakes are accompanied with an actual Branded 999.9 24K Pure Gold (3g) Plate, and cutlery all in the same golden hue.
$568. Order here.
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A local favourite, Home’s Favourite’s mooncakes are filled with pure durian flesh, which undergo a proprietary cold-pasteurisation process to preserves the fruit’s original flavour. They’ve upped their extravagance this year with their Premium Top Grade Crystal Golden Pearl Durian Mooncake that is topped with gold flakes in a crystal finish and filled with the bittersweet, caramel taste of their signature 100% golden pearl durian.
$98/4 pcs. Order here.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
- If you’re looking for a luxurious gift this season, you can turn to JW Marriott Singapore South Beach’s Madame Fan’s Signature Jewellery Box that is sure to impress. Pick from four of the hotel’s signature mooncakes, from classic to contemporary, to encase in a rose gold velvet jewellery box. And for a perfect pairing of tastes, the box includes a bottle of Brut Premier’s award-winning champagne from the esteemed house of Louis Roederer. But hurry – this box is only limited to 200 pieces.
Madame Fan’s Signature Jewellery Box, $188. Exclusively available at Madame Fan, Level 2, The NCO Club, 32 Beach Road, Singapore 189764. For orders and enquiries, please call +65 6818 1908, or email email@example.com
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Making a debut this year under Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, is four luxurious gold-dusted red date baked mooncakes, an ode to Cantonese tradition where mooncakes where primarily made with red date paste: Pistachio, Jambon de Bayonne, Sesame & Salted Egg. Their gift set comes with a bottle of Chateau Rieussec Cru Classé Sauternes, France 2015 (375ml), that is fruity and floral and a perfect pairing for the mooncakes, and is finally encased in a luxurious two-tier, gold satin chest box.
Prices start at $238. Order here.
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Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
For a gift that doubles as a stylish, yet functional box, the Ritz-Carlton Mooncake box transforms into an elaborate desk stationary drawer – the top flap opens to a magnetic calendar, a three-slot penholder, and a miniature photo-frame, with the top box and four side drawers roomy enough to hold a variety of stationary, making it a chic addition to any desk. As for the mooncakes, choose from the hotel’s signature mini snowskin martinis, which includes the Orangetini and Lycheetini that contains fruit liquor and real fruit bits, or traditional assortments such as the White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Sesame, or local favourite Snowskin ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian.
Prices start from $72/4 pieces. Order here.