We round up our favourite mooncake 2020 flavours in Singapore for Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 – a kid-friendly celebration of the phases of the moon and the enchanting goddess Chang Er, with fun lanterns thrown in for good measure! – falls on Thursday 1 October this year. One of our fave ways to celebrate is with mooncakes!
If you’re new to Singapore or unfamiliar with mooncakes, they’re a sweet treat that come in two main varieties: the traditional baked version includes a salted egg yolk (representing the full moon) surrounded by lotus seed paste in a flaky pastry. Snowskin mooncakes are lighter (and slightly lower in calories and cholesterol), with a chewy, mochi-like consistency, and come with a variety of fillings that can include chocolate, Champagne, nuts, and liqueurs.
Hotels, bakeries and restaurants around Singapore put out their own versions of mooncakes each year. The famous Takashimaya Mooncake Fair at Ngee Ann City is online this year – or there’s Change Alley at Raffles Place – but we’re saving you a trip, mama, by letting you know about all the best new mooncake 2020 flavours!
Check out our gallery for our top mooncake 2020 flavours!
Lead image: Raffles Hotel Mooncake 2020 selection
Bring home a piece of Singapore heritage reminiscent of the Capitol Kempinski’s own stunning history this mid-Autumn with an absolutely gorgeous multi-functional jewellery box that will house the mooncake 2020 selection (sadly the pearls pictured above are not included). The top of the box even features a replica of the stained glass windows at CHIJMES, along with a striking silhouette cut-out on the front with an outline of the hotel’s buildings.
Both the Capitol Kempinski’s baked mooncakes and snowkin mooncakes come in an adorable mini size, and both feature inventive and imaginative flavours you won’t find anywhere else in Singapore.
Read more: Capitol Singapore Virtual Mooncake Fair
Baked Mini Mooncake Flavours:
- White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk (Reduced Sugar)
- White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts (Reduced Sugar)
- Red Bean Paste with Orange Peel
- Pandan Paste with Melon Seeds
Mini Snowskin Mooncake Flavours:
- Plantation 1840 (Alcoholic)
- Tiramisu (Alcoholic)
- Valrhona 70%
- Salted Caramel
- Lychee Rose
- Mao Shan Wang Durian
Plantation 1840 is a nod to the hotel’s signature cocktail, with a kick of flavoured rum and mangoes. Tiramisu, with a hat tip to the hotel’s own Italian restaurant, La Scala, presents dessert in a slightly different form without compromising on its creamy, caffeinated punch. And chocolate lovers should make a beeline for Valrhona 70%!
Mooncake promotion: There is a 20% Early Bird discount for orders made through the hotel’s online store by 31 August 2020. Separately, there are also various credit card and bulk purchase privileges.
How much: $70-$78 per box (8 pieces of any one flavour); Assorted Mini Baked Mooncakes: $74 (8 pieces); Assorted Mini Snowskin Mooncakes: $78 (8 pieces, max 2 pieces of Mao Shan Wang Durian).
How to order: Mooncakes are available for purchase through 1 October 2020. Order online at www.shop-capitolkempinski.com, purchase in person at the Boutique at 15 Stamford, or order via WhatsApp at (+65) 9817 2750.
Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906, www.kempinski.com/en/singapore/the-capitol-singapore
The InterContinental Singapore Mooncake 2020 selection might just be the prettiest offering in town, with four flowery snowskin mooncakes that evoke the hotel’s rich cultural heritage. Choose from four flavours inspired by classic Peranakan desserts:
- Chendol (with Gula Melaka, Red Bean, Coconut and Pandan), Durian Pengat)
- Pulut Hitam (Dark Glutinous Rice with Candied Longan and Coconut)
- Durian Pengat (Durian Cream, Gula Melaka, and Butterfly Pea)
- Pandan and Coconut Kaya (Pandan Kaya Jam with a Coconut Kaya Jam centre)
In addition you’ll find the traditional baked mooncakes with white lotus paste and a single or double yolk. Man Fu Yuan’s mooncakes will be presented in elegant traditional tingkat carriers in a striking blush and turquoise hue. Mooncakes are available for purchase from 7 August to 1 October.
Use promo code ICSMAMA35 to take an exclusive 35% off baked mooncakes when you purchase online!
Mooncake promotion: Enjoy early bird savings of 30% on mooncake purchases placed by 26 August 2020.
How much: Box of 4 Snowskin Mooncake: Heritage Collection: $84 ($55.86 with discount); Low-Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts (4 pieces): $70; Single/Double Yolk White/Red Lotus Paste (4 pieces): $66-$74.
Intercontinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966, www.singapore.intercontinental.com
The Pan Pacific mooncake 2020 selection is an absolute must for chocolate lovers! Head to Hai Tien Lo and choose from five delectable snowskin mooncake flavours:
- Raspberry Chocolate
- Matcha Black Sesame Snowskin
- Hazelnut Yuzu
- Soursop Lychee
- Mao Shan Wang Durian
Can’t settle on a favourite? You can mix-and-match with the Four Treasures Snowskin Mooncakes set that contains four varieties. In addition to classic baked mooncakes with the single or double yolk and signature white lotus seed paste, Pan Pacific also has Charcoal Black Sesame Seed Paste with Melon Seeds, Assorted Nuts with Chicken Ham, and low-sugar Jade Paste with Melon Seeds. This year’s sultry selection is presented in a satin-covered crimson box adorned with intricate florals and a wooden lattice centrepiece.
If you’re in the mood for more than just dessert, Hai Tien Lo is also offering a Six-Course Mid-Autumn Topaz Set Menu showcasing exquisite Cantonese dishes prepared with premium ingredients like foie gras, suckling pig, rack of lamb and more. The decadent meal ends on a sweet note with Pan Pacific’s mooncake selection and is priced at $236 for two people. Order for takeaway online or email [email protected] for more details.
Mooncake promotion: Guests placing an advanced order with eligible credit cards by 31 August 2020 will enjoy an exclusive early bird deal of 25% savings on all prepaid orders. Save 15% off when you order between 1 September and 1 October 2020.
How much: Snowskin mooncakes start at $68.80+ for a box of four. Baked mooncakes start at $69.80+ for a box of four. Prices do not include early bird discount.
Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, Singapore 039595, www.panpacific.com/singapore
Yan Ting’s Pastry Chef Vanessa Chai has created an impeccable mooncake 2020 selection featuring irresistible flavours and premium ingredients. The 2020 snowskin slate runs the gamut from inventive to classic, with an emphasis on delicate tea-infused flavours. Choose from the following Mini Snowskin Mooncakes this year:
- Royal Milk Tea with Honey Osmanthus Truffle
- Green Tea Paste with Oolong Tea Truffle
- Black Sesame Paste with Caramel Sea Salt Truffle
- Honey Purple Sweet Potato Paste with Orange Yuzu Truffle
- Pure “Mao Shan Wang” Durian
In addition to classic Double and Single Yolk baked mooncakes with White Lotus Paste, Yan Ting also offers White Lotus Pate with Assorted Nuts and Yunnan Ham, as well as the truly luxurious White Lotus Paste with Four Yolks, and a Reduced Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts.
Yan Ting’s mooncakes are presented in a stunning, custom-designed glass box in a vibrant orange hue that signifies prosperity and good luck. Choose either the Assorted Snow Skin Mooncakes Premium Gift Set or the Assorted Traditional Baked Mooncakes Premium Gift Set and it will also include an elegant tea pot set and premium-grade Pu-Erh tea. You can also opt for a limited-edition 4-piece box in pastel pink or blue that doubles as a lovely jewellery chest.
Mooncake promotion: Citibank, Maybank, OCBC, UOB and select American Express cardholders enjoy an exclusive 20% early bird discount on purchases made from 6 August to 6 September 2020, and a 15% discount for purchases made between 7 September and 1 October 2020.
How much: Mini Snowskin Mooncakes (Box of 8): $76-$78; Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Mini Snowskin Mooncakes: $118; Traditional Baked Mooncakes (Box of 4): $75-$111; Mid-Autumn Gift Sets: $56-$188.
St. Regis Hotel Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911, www.yantingrestaurant.com/midautumn2020
This year the Shangri-La has collaborated with local artist and fashion designer Benny Ong to create a limited-edition, Peranakan-inspired gift box set. Inside you’ll find four pieces of baked mooncakes filled with bak kwa, pork floss and nuts. Meanwhile, new snowskin flavours this year include Hennessy X.O. Chocolate Mini Snowskin Mooncakes and Yuzu Sake. Another unique offering: Limited Edition Mini Vegan Mooncakes (pictured) with specially-curated ingredients like pumpkins from Japan and organic cinnamon from Sri Lanka.
Mooncake promotion: Enjoy an early bird discount of 30% off your orders placed by 16 August 2020, and order baked mooncakes online to receive 20% off.
How much: Baked Mooncakes: $19-$32 per piece, $78-$120 per set (4 pieces); Mini Snowkin Mooncakes: $88 (8 pieces); Peranakan-Inspired Gift Box: $118; Limited Edition Mini Vegan Mooncakes (8 pieces): $138.
Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350, www.shangri-la.com/singapore
The 2020 Crowne Plaza Mooncake selection comes with super pretty snowskin mooncakes alongside traditional baked mooncakes with Single and Double Yolks, a Low Sugar White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, and the new Nyonya Mixed Nuts flavour that also includes almonds, white sesame seeds and Peranakan Buah Keluak. The snowskin mooncake 2020 lineup includes:
- Mango Pomelo
- Orh Nee (Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts)
- Kueh Salat (Glutinous Rice and Butterfly Pea Flower)
- Pandan Kaya
Mooncake promotion: Enjoy 30% off mooncakes when you purchase online for self-collection.
How much: Baked mooncakes: $42-$48 (box of two); $70-$74 (box of four); Snowskin mooncakes (box of 4): $74.
How to order: Order online at bit.ly/crowne-plaza-estore, email [email protected] or call (+65) 6823 5429. You can also purchase from the hotel’s Lobby Lounge or visit the mooncakes booths at Change Alley (Raffles Place) and Compass One.
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, 75 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819664, www.changiairport.crowneplaza.com
For the first time ever in 2020, Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore presents the inaugural Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat. Drawing inspiration from Singapore’s storied culinary heritage, it’s a tribute to the vibrant hawker scene that once surrounded Clifford Pier in days of yore and is a nod to rich, robust Singaporean flavours both spicy and fruity.
The sleek tiffin carrier is beautifully adorned with orchids, and includes baked mooncakes in a mix of modern and traditional flavours:
- Baked Mooncake with Assam Lotus and Mango
- Baked Mooncake with Pandan Coconut and Chendol
- Baked Mooncake with Mixed Nuts laced with Satay Sauce
- Baked Mooncake with Salted Lotus and Hae Bee Hiam (spicy shrimp sambal)
The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat is available for purchase from 18 August to 1 October 2020.
How much: $98
The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326, shop.fullertonhotels.com
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore celebrates Singapore’s rich culinary heritage and well-loved flavours with the Jade Signatures Mooncake Collection 2020, along with The Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set. Presented by award-winning Jade Restaurant, the Jade Signatures Mooncake Collection 2020 features the following flavours:
- Yuan Yang Snowskin (Nanyang-style coffee paired with Hong Kong milk tea)
- Passion Fruit with Chin Chow Snowskin
- Orange with Salted Kumquat Snowskin
- White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk Snow Skin
In addition you’ll find new baked flavours for 2020 like the refreshing Red Bean and Pineapple with Tangerine Peel, and Baked Mixed Nuts with Black Dates.
The limited-edition Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set includes a giant baked mooncake with white lotus seed paste and eight egg yolks at its centrepiece, encircled by 14 baked mooncakes in different flavours.
Mooncake promotion: Order by 6 September 2020 to enjoy 20% off selected baked mooncakes, and 15% off Selected Snowskin mooncakes, both in a classic box. Discount is for online orders only and does not apply to the Premium Gift Set or Mooncakes in a Premium Box.
How much: Jade Signatures Snowskin and Baked Mooncakes (4 pieces): $70-$72 in a Classic Box, $80 in a Premium Box; The Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set: $198.
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178, shop.fullertonhotels.com
Look forward to two new snowskin mooncake flavours for 2020, along with a 1-for-1 mooncake promotion this year from award-winning Xin Cuisine Chinese Restaurant.
This year’s two new mooncake flavours are White Lotus Seed Paste with Grand Marnier Praline Mooncake and Green Tea Paste with Jackfruit Praline Mooncake. In addition you’ll find perennial best-sellers like the Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, along with the popular, purplish Peranakan Durian Mini Snowskin Mooncake.
Mooncake promotion: In celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday, order online through the e-shop by 9 August 2020 and receive a 1-for-1 early bird offer!
How much: Mini Snowskin Mooncakes (6 pieces): $66; Baked Classic Mooncakes (4 pieces): $66-$74.
How to order: Mooncakes are available for delivery or collection from 1 September 2020 (order by 29 September). Order online or call (+65) 3138 2531 to order.
Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore, 317 Outram Road, Singapore 169075, www.holidayinn.com/sinatrium
Always a hotly anticipated offering at Mid-Autumn Festival, the Raffles Hotel Mooncake selection features hand-crafted snowskin mooncakes alongside baked classics. New mooncake 2020 flavours include:
- Apricot and Sourplum Snowskin Mooncake
- Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snowskin Mooncake
- Champagne Truffle Snowskin Mooncake (a Raffles Mooncake signature!)
- Earl Grey Tea and Pearl Snowskin Mooncake
- Cognac Truffle Snowskin Mooncake
The Raffles Hotel Mooncake collection for 2020 is presented in a cream ivory box designed with gold lotus flowers and palm leaves.
Mooncake promotion: Order by 31 August 2020 to receive 25% off all online mooncake purchases with selected bank partners (order between 1-25 September 2020 for a 20% discount).
How much: Snowskin mooncakes (8 pieces) $76-$78; Baked mooncakes (4 pieces): $76-$78.
How to order: From 10 August to 1 October, visit the Raffles Mooncake Booth daily at the North Bridge Road Atrium of Raffles Arcade; order online now at www.rafflescelebrations.com.sg; email [email protected] or call (+65) 6412 1122 to order.
Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673, www.rafflescelebrations.com
The Regent has definitely brought their A-game when it comes to their mooncake 2020 selection: Michelin-Starred Summer Palace and ‘World’s Best’ Manhattan Bar have each created an original snowskin flavor to go along with popular favourites like the Signature Black Sesame Paste, Durian, and White Lotus Paste with Salted Egg Yolk and Melon Seeds. Sophia Kang, Head bartender of Manhattan, has concocted a tropical combination of Plantation Rum, Spiced Coconut & Yuzu in a Macapuno mooncake. Chef Leong from Summer Palace has created a zesty Orange and Pine Nuts mooncake, while Chef Angelo Ciccone from Basilico has dreamed up a Pistachio, Fig and Amarena Cherry snowskin mooncake for 2020 with cherries from Bologna and Sicilian pistachios!
Mooncake promotion: Until 23 August 2020, there is a 30% early bird discount off all 4- and 8-piece mooncake box purchases! Orders placed from 24 August with certain credit cards are entitled to a 15% discount. Enquire about additional bulk discounts, too!
How much: Baked mooncakes (4 pieces): $78-$86; Snowskin mooncakes (8 pieces): $80-$85.
Regent Singapore, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249715, www.regentsingapore.com.sg
– Janice Wong’s Chocolate Mooncakes: Looking for mooncakes to gift chocolate-lovers? Janice Wong, Singapore’s very own celebrated pastry chef launches 8 hand painted Chocolate Mooncakes ($88 on sale now $57.20) in unique and fun flavours like Baileys Irish Cream Praline with Chocolate Cake. There’s also a DIY mooncake kit ($65) where you can make your own snowskin from a premix, mould the mooncake and fill with tasty fillings – everything needed comes in the kit.