Mooncakes for every moment in your life
Once a year, we gather in groups to appreciate the full moon — or rather to enjoy the delicious tradition of mooncakes that come with it. Love it or hate it, the annual occasion isn't going anywhere and we're definitely not complaining.
With just two weeks away till the festival on 4 October, we've sussed out five unique mooncakes that will cater to all the different special moments in your life. Forget the calorie count, because whether you're a die-hard traditionalist or superfood fanatic, these will have you salivating.
TO IMPRESS THE IN-LAWS
There's no better way to convey respect and honour than through a box of delectable mooncakes. And while you and your other half might enjoy how sweet mooncakes usually are, the older folk might not necessarily share the same sentiment. Pick up St. Regis' snowskin creations — it's made with a reduced-sugar green apple paste and macadamia nuts, which also acts as a nutritious alternative for health-concious folks. Brownie points, sorted.
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Tel: 6506 6888
YOUR WEEKLY YOGI GATHERING
It was only going to be a matter of time before the açaí wave crashed in on our mooncakes. Now you and your superfood-loving gang can mingle over these Açaí and White Chocolate Prosecco Truffle Mooncakes from Poppy & Co. This beautiful combination featuring the likes of organic freeze dried açaí, white lotus paste, and white chocolate prosecco truffle. Now, whoever said mooncakes were a thing of the past?
Available online on Redmart.
WHILE ADMIRING THE FULL MOON
If you love mooncakes primarily for the festivities, you'll be familiar with the gathering of family and friends outside to get the best view of the full moon, while cutting up mooncakes and lighting up pretty lanterns. We say, grab a box of Assorted Baked Mooncakes with White Lotus Seed Paste and Double Yolk from The Ritz-Carlton Singapore. Nothing's better than honouring tradition with the creations we grew up eating.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Tel: 6337 8888
GIRLS' NIGHT IN
Let's face it, why deal with rowdy club crowds when you can just stay in? It's much better hanging with your girlfriends in the comforts of your home (sans the heavy make-up and painful stilettos) while splitting a thousand calories. Lady M's first ever mooncake range is just the perfect fit — their Peanut Butter Chocolate Truffle will be sure to hit the spot. While you're at it, grab a few slices of their addictive Mille Crepe cakes for the ultimate indulgence. Chick-flick time!
Available at Lady M or Lady M online.
FOR YOUR OWN PLEASURE
Sometimes it's okay if you want to savour a box of mooncakes, all by yourself. So you don't feel like sharing, or seeing the occasion as a social gathering, by all means — you deserve it. Try the Garden Collection from Man Fu Yuan — these snowskin delights are filled with roselle and red date, rosemary, almond and green tea, rose and pistachio and last but not least, pandan and macadamia. These aren't just delicious but are shaped worthy for the 'Gram. #AllByMyself #Fab #NotSharing
Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, Tel: 6825 1008