7 Places to Buy Mooncakes for Under $78 in Singapore
Mooncakes take centerstage once again, as this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival occurs this September. These round (and sometimes square) shaped pastries with rich, creamy fillings have definitely evolved from the traditional Cantonese-style desserts that we all know and love. Mooncakes are now stuffed with a dizzying array of flavours imaginable, from ice and jellies, to alcoholic infusions.
They’ve also amped up the aesthetics…The standard golden-brown mooncakes have been modified into the prettiest pastries in delicate hues, and placed in elaborate packaging, perfect for gift-giving. So whether you want to buy mooncakes as a treat for yourself or as gifts for family, friends, and co-workers, here’s where you can get them in Singapore – and they’re all under $78!
1. For old-school Mooncakes with a Signature Lotus Seed flavour: Tai Chong Kok Mooncakes
Tai Chong Kok Mooncakes, also known as Da Zhong Guo Mooncakes, are made by hand and from scratch. The bakery, which has been producing these classic mooncakes since 1935, uses only premium ingredients such as their lotus seed paste. (This paste uses 100% original lotus seeds and is strictly made in-house.)
You can’t go wrong with their plain lotus paste mooncakes, as well as their other classic varieties, such as their snowskin and single/double yolk mooncakes. Looking for vegetarian mooncakes? Don’t worry, they’ve got them too!
2. For the best Durian Mooncakes in Singapore: Golden Moments
Durian lovers will always make a beeline at Golden Moments to grab their supply of what many consider as the best durian mooncake on the island. The bakery’s signature creations include the Premium Golden Lava Custard mooncake, the Docello Hazelnut Mao Shan Wang mooncake, and the Mao Shan Wang snowskin mooncake. These run out of stock frequently, especially nearing festival time!
Even those that don’t enjoy the famous fruit find themselves surprisingly enjoying these popular durian-flavoured treats. The bakery’s non-durian creations – the Lychee Martini snowskin mooncake and a Classic Pandan snowskin mooncake, are must-trys as well!
3. For Award-winning Mooncakes: Ding Bakery
Ding Bakery’s creations are like the Meryl Streep of mooncakes – multi-awarded and always in demand. Their recipe, combined with the use of natural, high-quality and preservative-free ingredients, produces the premium mooncakes that sell well all-year-round.
Aside from their signature traditional mooncakes, Ding Bakery is also known for its famous White Lotus mooncake, which comes in a yolk-free variety too. If you live for snowskin mooncakes, Ding’s ultra decadent Pure Cacao Dark Chocolate snowskin mooncake and creamy Matcha snowskin mooncake are truly worth sinning for!
4. For super pretty Mooncakes designed to impress!: Raffles Hotel Singapore
If you’re looking for mooncakes to give to your boss, or others that you seriously need to impress, check out Raffles Hotel Singapore’s mooncake collection. These lovely treats come in intricate designs and stunning packaging, it’s almost a shame to actually consume them…
The fillings definitely match the designs – your taste buds will weep for joy when you sample their signature favourites, such as the Champagne Truffle Snow-Skin mooncake, the Yuzu and Osmanthus Truffle Snow-Skin mooncake, and the Earl Grey Tea and Pearl Snow-Skin mooncake. Don’t forget to try their new snowskin mooncake creations, too – the Yunnan Dark Brown Sugar and Rum Truffle Snow-Skin mooncake, or the fruity Da Li Rose and Strawberry Chocolate Snow-Skin mooncake.
5. For Low Sugar, No Lard Mooncakes: The Marmalade Pantry
Being calorie-conscious doesn’t mean you have to forgo eating delicious mooncakes. The Marmalade Pantry’s array of baked mooncakes are just the low-sugar, lard-free treats you’re looking for. What’s not to love about their signature flavours?…Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste baked mooncake and the Charcoal with Black Sesame and Macadamia Nuts mooncake.
But don’t pass up on their newest additions either; try the Classic Earl Grey infused Lotus Paste mooncake, and the Pandan Kaya with Melon Seeds variation, which has a kaya-paste centre. To further sweeten the deal, the cakes this year arrive in beautiful gift sets (including a limited edition tote bag made from scarlet red PVC leather and woven rattan webbing).
6. For those who love anything Starbucks: Starbucks
If you just want to buy your mooncakes whilst you do your usual latte run, Starbucks has got you covered. Their mooncakes come in yummy assorted flavours like Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate, Mango Yuzu, and Pandan Gula Melaka.
You can get them in boxes of eight pieces for you to take home, or order an individual serving if you just want to enjoy a mooncake with your coffee. Purchasing them from here is super convenient too, because they’re also available on Foodpanda, GrabFood, and Deliveroo.
Price: From SGD $60.90
Address: Multiple branches across the island. (See website for full listing)
Opening Hours: Schedule varies per branch, purchases can be in-store or via GrabFood, Foodpanda and Deliveroo
7. For tropical fruit-inspired Mooncakes: Goodwood Park Hotel
Here’s another source of unique mooncakes…This year, Goodwood Park Hotel’s snowskin offerings are inspired by lush tropical fruits. Take their Tropicana Mooncake for example, which bursts with flavours of coconut, passionfruit, and pineapple.
But year after year, loyal customers keep coming back for their ‘Mao Shan Wang’ and Black Thorn Durian snowskin mooncakes in particular. Other fan favourites include their Cempedak snowskin mooncake, and the Blue Pea Flower with White Lotus Paste & Melon Seeds snowskin mooncake.
So go ahead and share the most unique and delicious mooncakes available with your family and friends to celebrate the festival. These mooncakes are in high demand right now, especially since the festivities are just around the corner!
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