Best mooncakes in Singapore hotels

By Nadia Sheng,

The Moon Festival falls on 15 September this year. Do you want a change from the bakery-bought mooncakes everyone and their uncle have each year? Or are you a mooncake aficionado and want to make sure you try all the new and hottest mooncake flavours? Either way, feast your eyes on the best mooncakes in Singapore hotels featuring Raffles Hotel Singapore, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, Goodwood Park Hotel, and Orchard Hotel Singapore. You may want to buy two of everything so that you don’t end up eating your boss’ gift!

Raffles Hotel Singapore

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This year’s mooncake boxes are styled in blue.

Raffles knows good service and, at a five star hotel, service encompasses food quality. From the city’s most authentic high tea to a perfectly mixed Singapore Sling, anything Raffles made is bound to be done to perfection. So if you don’t already have an official “in the family” mooncake dealer, and you love the finer things in life, complement your family dinner with the delectable Raffles mooncakes this Moon Festival.

Raffles is a blend of modern amenities and time-honoured tradition. Its mooncakes are also a blend of both the old and new worlds, with traditional, centuries-old baked mooncakes offered alongside decades-old snow-skin mooncakes. Baked mooncakes are sold in boxes of 4 and snow-skin mooncakes are sold in boxes of 8. There are 5 snow-skin flavours and 3 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.

Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Feuilletine, ② Champagne Truffle & Ganache, ③ Earl Grey Tea and Chocolate Pearl Truffle, ④ Dark Chocolate Crunchy Pearl, ⑤ Raffles Cognac Truffle

Baked mooncakes : ① Double Yolk with Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste, ② Mother-of-Pearl with Single Yolk and White Lotus Paste, ③ Pine Nuts, Macadamia Nuts and White Lotus Paste

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Champagne Truffle & Ganache Mooncakes.

Price : Between S$70-72

Lovers say : The Champagne Truffle & Ganache Snow-skin Mooncake is an exciting, modern spin on traditional flavours and just damn velvety and delicious.

Where to order : Online via this order form till 9 September (you can select between delivery or collection, allow 7 working days for delivery and 3 working days for collection) // At Raffles Singapore – North Bridge Road Atrium till 15 September, 9am to 8.30pm daily // At the Festival Booth at Chevron House till 15 September, 11am to 7pm weekdays

Promotions : All promotions are listed here.

Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

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White Lotus Seed Paste with Chicken Bak-Kwah and Assorted Nuts Mooncake.

The bold colours of scarlet red and gold are indeed impressive. While the color combo can be a little overwhelming during Chinese New Year, it’s a pleasant sight during the Moon Festival, particularly in the form of Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s two-tier treasure chest full of luxury mooncakes.

Like at Raffles, you can take your pick from snow-skin or baked mooncakes. There’s also the additional option of selecting a gift set which consists of special karasumi and angelica baked mooncakes (mooncake flavour not sold seperately) and an aged old pu’er tea set as tea is traditionally served with mooncakes, as well as boxes of either regular-sized and mini-sized assorted baked mooncakes. Baked mooncakes are sold in boxes of 4 (with the exception of the assorted 8 piece box set) and snow-skin mooncakes are sold in boxes of 8. There are 5 snow-skin flavours and 7 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.

Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Chocolate Brownie with Cookies & Honeycomb, ② Salted Caramel with Peanut Praline, ③ Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Premium Grade Durian, ④ Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean, ⑤ White Lotus Seed Paste with Egg Yolk

Baked mooncakes : ① White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Truffle, Waxed Duck, Roasted Chestnut &
Single Yolk, ② White Lotus Seed Paste with Chicken Bak-Kwah and Assorted Nuts, ③ White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, ④ White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, ⑤ White Lotus Seed Paste with Pine Nuts, ⑥ White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts, ⑦ White Lotus Seed Paste with Prized Karasumi & Angelica

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Pure Mao Shan Wang Top Grade Durian snow-skin mooncakes.

Price : Between S$61-188

Lovers say : Durian lovers unite! Hopefully your whole family consists of durian lovers so you can bring home the hotel’s signature Pure ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Premium Grade Durian snow-skin mooncakes to a happy crowd.

Where to order : Online via this order form till 15 September (you can select between delivery or self-collection) // At Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel Forecourt Stall (hotel’s entrance) till 15 September, 10am to 10pm // At various shopping malls including VivoCity and Junction 8 (full list here).

Promotions : All promotions are listed here.

Have you started salivating yet from the insane mooncake selection at the first two hotels? If not, stomach be strong, read on.

Goodwood Park Hotel

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Yuzu Lychee Snowskin mooncakes.

Compared to other hotels, Goodwood Park Hotel offers a wider variety of flavours owing to the fact some are limited in quantity. This year, there are a lot of new entrants into the Goodwood mooncake dynasty, including a dark chocolate mousse filled snow-skin mooncake and a gin pineapple snow-skin mooncake; a twist on the tropical cocktail.

On top of the snow and traditional mooncake variations, Goodwood Park Hotel offers the choice of mooncake shape. Traditional piglet biscuits, with lotus seed paste filling, are sold by the piece (S$9.80) and are a great to satisfy your mooncake craving minus the temptation a whole box would incur. All mooncakes are sold in sets of 2 or 4. There are 8 snow-skin flavours and 6 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.

Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Yuzu Lychee Snowskin, ② Mango Pomelo Snowskin, ③ Cempedak Snowskin, ④ ‘Mao Shan Wang’ Durian Snowskin, ⑤ Dark Chocolate Crunchy Hazelnut Snowskin, ⑥ Gin Pineapple Snowskin (contains alcohol), ⑦ Choc & Gin, ⑧ Black Thorn Durian Snowskin Mooncake

Baked mooncakes : ① Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seeds, ② Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk, ③ Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks, ④ Assorted Nuts with Ham (‘Kum Toy’), ⑤ White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk, ⑥ White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk

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Choc & Gin snow-skin mooncakes.

Price : S$3382

Lovers say : The Choc & Gin is a pair of one dark chocolate crunchy hazelnut mooncake and one gin pineapple mooncake “one for the kids and one for the adults”.

Where to order : Online via this order form till 9 September (minimum order of S$80) // At Goodwood Park Hotel Deli, 9am to 9pm // By phone at (65) 6730 1867 / 68, 9am to 9pm weekdays and 9am to 1pm weekends // By emailing the order form to mooncake@goodwoodparkhotel.com.

Promotions : All promotions are listed here.

Orchard Hotel Singapore

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Left to Right: White Lotus Paste, Avocado, Salted Caramel, and Bluberry snow-skin mooncakes.

The Cantonese know mooncakes best and as Orchard Hotel Singapore‘s award-winning Cantonese Hua Ting Restaurant are the creators of the hotel’s mooncakes, you know their moon shaped pastries ought to be good. In times of celebration, eating is encouraged and so we forgive mooncakes for the calories they pack and enjoy them wholeheartedly. If it’s hard to forgive, then the hotel’s thoughtful low sugar choices for both baked and snow-skinned mooncakes are also available, and just as tasty.

As the mooncakes you eat are not often the ones you buy, but are gifted, presentation matters. The leatherette gift box with Hua Ting key tags (customisable with bulk orders) are simple yet elegant – perfect for the boss. Baked mooncakes are sold in boxes of 4 and snow-skin mooncakes are sold in boxes of 8. There are 4 snow-skin flavours and 5 baked mooncake flavours to choose from which are listed below.

Snow-skin mooncakes : ① Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine, ② Salted Caramel with Hazelnut Crunch, ③ Avocado with Almond Flakes, ④ White Lotus Paste with Champagne Ganache

Baked mooncakes : ① White Lotus Paste, ② White Lotus Paste with Single Yolk and Macadamia Nuts, ③ White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk and Macadamia Nuts, ④ Red Bean Paste with Melon Seeds, ⑤ Seeds of Harmony

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Leatherette Gift Box.

Price : S$68-72

Lovers say : Avocado lovers unite! We just love how avocados keep us on our toes by finding their way into the ingredients of all kinds of dishes and with the gold-dusted charcoal snow-skin the Avocado with Almond Flakes mooncake is a particularly exquisite surprise.

Where to order : At Orchard Hotel Lobby Kiosk till 15 September, 9am to 9pm // By phone at (65) 6739 6577 // By emailing mooncake.ohs@millenniumhotels.com // At other Millennium Collection hotels including Studio M Hotel Singapore (full list here).