Moon Cake Singapore: An overview

Best moon cake in Singapore

The Mid-Autumn Festival (which comes on 21 September) mainly represents a traditional harvest festival, but it’s also the start of the mooncake craze in Singapore.

1. Signature Premium MSW Durian Snowskin Mooncake

Soft Snowy Skin Mooncake encapsulating Pure, Rich, and Creamy MSW durian meat. Guarantees a delicious punch of rich durian.

Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake

2. Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake

Known as one of the most renowned in Singapore, the Raffles Hotel’s Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake features beautiful white chocolate truffles filled with champagne-infused cream.

Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin Mooncake

3. Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin Mooncake 

Inspired by Da Li Rose Petal Ice Cream from y by Jereme Leung’s, this mooncake is a non-alcoholic option. Pretty in pink and uplifting in taste.

In a single bite, the Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate give those tangy, aromatic-sweet, and chocolatey layers.

Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin Mooncake

4. Elegant-Jade Mao Shan Wang Snowskin

Sling Snowskin Mooncake and Mango Passionfruit Snowskin Mooncake are the newest offerings.

Elegant-Jade Mao Shan Wang Snowskin

5. Taste of Summer with Tropicana Snowskin Mooncake

its wonderful range of Durian Snowskin Mooncakes loaded with their rich bittersweet fillings, durian enthusiasts may look forward to the return of Goodwood Park Hotel’s durian mooncakes.

Taste of Summer with Tropicana Snowskin Mooncake

Where to buy it?

1.  Ding Bakery

Ding Bakery is a favorite of food bloggers and has a Google rating of 4.8. Whether you prefer classic mooncakes or prefer the snowskin variety, each dessert is created to order using only the finest ingredients and is minimal in both sugar and calories.

Address: #03-13, AZ@PAYA LEBAR, 140 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409015

2. Seriously Keto

These low-carb mooncakes, dubbed “Luna Cakes,” contain no added sugar. For those on a diabetic or ketogenic diet, this is an excellent choice. Although you may be disappointed, don’t give up on the real flavors just because there is no added sugar.

Address32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388

3. Grand Hyatt Singapore

This year’s Mid-Autumn Festival will be a memorable one thanks to the efforts of the Grand Hyatt Singapore. Traditional baked and snowskin mooncakes, each beautifully created by in-house pastry chefs, are available for purchase at the shop.

Address: B1; 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211

4. The Capitol Kempinski

At The Capitol Kempinski, the best of both worlds is on display. Small but strong bites of snowskin flavors such as lychee rose and Mao Shan Wang durian can be enjoyed. Mini versions of the baked mooncakes are also available for consumption by the entire household.

Address: 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906

5. The Marmalade Pantry

Stylish scarlet handbags are used to package the gift packages. The stylish accessories come in two sizes and are made of PVC leather with a rattan webbing weave.

Address: Orchard, Novena, and Tanjong Pagar locations

6. Fullerton Hotel

Fullerton Singapore Jade Signatures Moon Cake Collection features both new and old flavors. Introducing the new flavors of raspberry Hokkaido milk, rose green tea with pistachios, and osmanthus with wolfberries in snowskin, as well as baked mooncakes of rose coconut and oolong tea with dried cranberries in snowskin.

Address: 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178

7.Ritz-Carlton

The five-star hotel is introducing new dishes for the Mid-Autumn Festival, including lychee tea paste with macadamia. Summer Pavilion’s signature cocktail, the Amber Treasure, is served in a miniature snowskin.

Address: Colony Bakery, L3, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799

Why moon cake is popular in Singapore?

Lunar calendars show that the Mooncake Festival (or Zhong Qiu Jie in Mandarin) takes place on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month. Mid-autumn Festival refers to the 15th day of the month, which falls in the middle of the eighth lunar month.

From a few days before the celebration to a full month in advance, mooncakes and lanterns can be purchased in Singapore. However, giving mooncakes as gifts rather than eating them during the occasion is more usual these days.

Celebrations with family and friends have replaced the tradition of presenting sacrifices to the moon. Some people hold moon-viewing parties, where guests gather in gardens lighted by paper lanterns, drink tea, and eat mooncakes while being inspired to compose poetry in the manner of the Tang Dynasty.

Why and how do people celebrate with a moon cake in Singapore?

God of Heaven is worshipped during the Mid-autumn Festival. There are huge feasts and dance parties on this night, with lanterns illuminating a great deal of the residences in the neighborhood. A full moon in Chinese culture and literature is associated with family reunions and wholeness.

Traditional activities like “moon watching” (shangyue) and lantern-carrying are prevalent during the festival month.

People of all ages are welcome to participate in community activities that include mooncake tastings, moonlit walks, and performances of traditional Chinese music and dance. Chinese dance, Chinese opera, cross-talk, and puppetry are among the most common forms of entertainment in China.

Moon offerings include mooncakes and pomelo. For each complete lunar year, the family’s female members prepare thirteen offerings to the moon, which represent each month of that calendar.

Everything that is being offered has its own special importance. To beautify the user, cosmetics may also be placed on the altar. During the occasion, osmanthus flowers, a symbol of purity and innocence, are highly admired. Osmanthus flowers are typically in bloom around the time of a celebration.

 

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