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12 Most Unique Mooncake Flavours Of 2017 - Tom Yum, Root Beer, And Kopi With Salted Hokkaido Milk


Most interesting mooncake flavours this Mid-Autumn Festival

 

unique mooncake flavours

Image adapted from: Sheraton Singapore

We know the Mid-Autumn Festival’s ‘round the corner when mooncake booths begin sprouting up at every shopping mall atrium, and the never-ending debate between #TeamTraditional and #TeamSnowskin heats up yet again.

But with the many newfangled mooncake flavours hitting our shores, it’s no longer just the baked and snowskin varieties that we’ve gotta choose from. We’re seeing more hipster mooncakes emerge, in the likes of tom yum and yuzu bird's nest.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 12 of Singapore’s most unique mooncake flavours for adventurous mooncake-lovers to try. And the best part: if you’re a DBS/POSB cardmember, you’ll get discounts on ALL the mooncakes here!

 

1. Tom Yum - Bakerzin

 

Sweet-savoury food combinations often run the risk of tasting odd - but Bakerzin’s got the sweet-sour-spicy ratio on point with their tom yum mooncake. A traditional baked mooncake skin encases the filling, which packs a mildly sour and spicy kick reminiscent of the Thai dish itself.

unique mooncake flavours tom yum

Act fast to sink your teeth into this unique flavour combo - it’s part of Bakerzin’s limited edition Bold Collection ($61.68 for 4, assorted flavours), which only has 500 boxes stocked!

If the bitterness of alcohol’s more up your alley, Bakerzin’s apple vodka snow skin mooncake and butterscotch Baileys snow skin mooncake ($50.47 for 8, assorted flavours) aren’t to be missed either. 

unique mooncake flavours apple vodka and butterscotch baileys snow skin

Nestled in the centre of either mooncake is an alcohol-infused white chocolate truffle ganache that’ll give you the kick of liquor - just without the hangover. 

Promotion:
-15% off all mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Discount applicable on top of in-house early bird discounts
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Takashimaya, 391A Orchard Road, B2 Food Hall, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am - 9.30pm
Telephone: 6733 7672
View full list of mooncake booths here

 

2. Kopi with Salted Hokkaido Milk - The Fullerton Hotel Singapore

 

unique mooncake flavours kopi with salted hokkaido milk

Image credit: @theshutterwhale

Coffee-flavoured foods are a dime a dozen, but this Kopi-flavoured mooncake ($60 for 4) stands out with its salted Hokkaido milk core - we’ve got The Fullerton Hotel Singapore to thank for this. Fragrant coffee paste, Hokkaido’s famed dairy products, and a velvety smooth snow skin layer - an A+ combination. 

Promotion: 

20% off the following mooncakes until 4 October 2017:
-White Lotus Seed Paste with Single/Double Yolk Baked Mooncakes
-Pandan with Coconut Baked Mooncakes
-Salted Taro with Peanut Butter Baked Mooncakes
-The Fullerton Baked Classics

15% off the following mooncakes until 4 October 2017:
-The Fullerton Golden Custard Mini Mooncakes
-The Fullerton Baked Treasures
-Pandan with Gula Melaka Snow Skin Mooncakes
-White Lotus with Egg Yolk Snow Skin Mooncakes
-Kopi with Salted Hokkaido Milk Snow Skin Mooncakes
-Tangerine Lemon with Pistachio Snow Skin Mooncakes
-The Fullerton Snow Skin Treasures

Terms & Conditions:
-All offers not valid at Takashimaya Square
-Not valid for The Fullerton 15 Treasures Premium Gift Set
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details 

Address: The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
Telephone: 6733 8388
Website

 

3. Root Beer - Goodwood Park Hotel

 

unique mooncake flavours root beer

Image credit: @theshutterwhale

Drinking root beer to act “grown-up” was something I did as a child. That’s why Goodwood Park’s Root Beer mooncake ($36 for 2) brings back fond memories of the past - except that this mooncake packs in a legit alcohol kick. A tinge of rum and vanilla beans go into this concoction, before everything’s enveloped in snow skin to form a tastebud-pleasing morsel.

Promotion:
-15% off mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Discounts are not applicable at Takashimaya, VivoCity and Nex Mooncake stalls
-Not valid for dine-in or with other promotions. While stocks last
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details 

Address: Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, The Deli, Singapore 228221
Opening Hours: 9am - 9pm
Telephone (Mooncake Call Centre): 6730 1867 / 6730 1868 
Operational from 9am - 7pm (Mon to Fri), 9am - 1pm (Sat to Sun)
View full list of mooncake booths here

 

4. Violette and Gin - Grand Hyatt Singapore

 

unique mooncake flavours violette and gin

Image credit: @grandhyattsing

Past Mid-Autumn Festivals have seen Grand Hyatt Singapore roll out alcoholic mooncakes - and this year’s no different. Look out for its Violette and Gin mooncake ($69 for 8, assorted flavours available): a blend of Tanqueray No. TEN gin, crème de violette liquor, and a strong floral essence. 

Inspiration for this mooncake came from the hotel’s newly-opened gin and tonic bar. Noticing that the Tanqueray No. TEN gin’s a hot favourite among customers, the pastry masters of the Hyatt decided to combine it with violette, as both flavours harmonise well together.

Promotion:
-10% off mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Only valid for baked & snow skin mooncakes in boxes
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details 

Address: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, mezza9 and Lobby shop, Singapore 228211
Telephone: 6887 5492 (operational from 11am - 10.30pm)
Opening Hours: 11am - 10.30pm
Website

 

5. Mixed Nuts with Jamon Iberico - Mandarin Orchard Singapore

 

unique mooncake flavours mixed nuts with jamon iberico

Image credit: Foodspotting

If you thought mixed nut mooncakes were the stuff of the older generation, Mandarin Orchard Singapore’s Mixed Nuts with Jamon Iberico mooncake ($75 for 4) will make you a convert. Imagine the chewy fragrance of your typical mixed nuts mooncake - but now with the added flavour of premium Spanish iberico pork. 

This tasty - yet undeniably sinful - treat’s won over the hearts of so many in its debut year, so Mandarin Orchard’s putting it on the Mid-Autumn menu again for the second time running!

Promotion: 
-20% off mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Only valid at Hotel’s Festive booth, L1 Mandarin Orchard Singapore
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Telephone: 6831 6320/ 6831 6262
Website

 

6. Coconut Paste with Hazelnut - Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel

 

unique mooncake flavours coconut paste with hazelnut

Image credit: Marriot Singapore

We’ve tried McDonalds’ coconut pie. Next on the list of coconut-flavoured foods: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel’s Coconut Paste with Hazelnut mooncake ($78 for 4). You may be forking out a handful more dollars for the latter, but to justify its price tag, the hotel only uses coconut paste that’s air-flown from Hong Kong, which will leave a rich, creamy taste in your mouth.

The best part: the hotel bakes their mooncakes with less sugar, so you won’t have to worry about packing on the pounds post Mid-Autumn feasting! 

Promotion: 
-25% off mooncakes until 19 September 2017
-15% off mooncakes from 20 September to 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Not valid for premium gift set
-DBS General Promotions terms & conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, 320 Orchard Road, Singapore 238865
Telephone: 6831 4708
Website

 

7. White Lotus with Strawberry Sea Salt Truffle - Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel

 

unique mooncake flavours white lotus with strawberry sea salt truffle

Image credit: Sheraton Singapore

Hopping onto the truffle bandwagon is Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel, with its white lotus with strawberry sea salt truffle mooncake ($60 for 8). Expect a delicate balance of sweet and salty as your teeth bite past the traditional white lotus paste, and hit the decadent core!

Promotion:
-20% off all mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Sheraton Towers Singapore, 39 Scotts Road, Hotel Lobby and Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, Singapore 228230
Opening Hours: 11am - 9.30pm (Hotel Lobby), 11.30am - 10.30pm (Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant)
Telephone: 6839 5623 
View full list of mooncake booths here

 

8. Cherie Brandy - The Connoisseur Concerto (TCC)

 

unique mooncake flavours cherie brandy

Image credit: @shauneeie

TCC’s better known for its food and beverage selections, but the boutique cafe chain also packs a punch with its Mid-Autumn mooncake flavours. They’ve pleased the crowds with their Baileys-flavoured mooncake in previous years, and this year’s new kid on the block - the Cherie Brandy mooncake ($65 for 8, assorted flavours) - doesn’t disappoint either. 

It’s your typical white lotus mooncake, but with an added pinch of Morello cherries, unsalted butter-flavoured truffle, and brandy to spice it all up. 

Promotion:
-25% off per box of mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Mooncakes available at all TCC art boutique cafes
-Mooncake flavours are subject to availability
-Exchanging or mixing of mooncake flavours are not allowed
-The management reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-49, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm
Telephone: 6509 6106
View full list of outlets here

 

9. Snowskin martini collection - The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

 

unique mooncake flavours snowskin martini

Image credit: The Ritz-Carlton

Alcohol-lovers, here’s a martini snowskin mooncake ($72 for 8, assorted flavours) collection from The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore that you’ll devour in mere minutes. Pack on some fresh vibes with the hotel’s new fruity mangotini and orangetini mooncakes - or indulge in the bestselling lycheetini and espressotini flavours. 

We give bonus points to the chocolate truffle that’s snug in the centre of each mooncake!

Promotion:
-15% off all mooncakes until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Valid for online purchase and kiosks except for Takashimaya Square
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Level 3, Singapore 039799
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm
Telephone: 6434 5190
View full list of mooncake booths here
Website

 

10. Yuzu Bird’s Nest - Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

 

unique mooncake flavours yuzu bird's nest

Image credit: @iwanderrr

It’s often difficult to hunt for a gift for our loved ones, especially when we only want the best for them - but Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore’s Yuzu Bird’s Nest Snowskin mooncakes are a safe bet. Each box of 8 goes for $88, and contains 4 pieces of Yuzu Bird’s Nest and 4 pieces of Chocolate Salted Toffee mooncakes.

Besides improving complexion, bird’s nest also boosts immunity and nourishes one’s internal organs. Plus, the yuzu adds a tangy sweet-sour dimension to the mooncake. Having your loved ones stay in the pink of health - check!

Promotion:
-15% off boxed sets until 4 October 2017
-Promotional code for online purchase: DBS15

Terms & Conditions:
-Purchase needs to be made at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore or online
-Not valid on loose mooncake purchases and snowskin mooncakes
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, 22 Orange Grove Road, Lobby and Shang Palace, Singapore 258350 
Opening Hours: 11am - 9pm (Lobby), 12nn - 2.30pm, 6pm - 10pm (Shang Palace)
Telephone: 6213 4473
Website

 

11.  Salted Egg Yolk with Chicken Floss - Antoinette

 

unique mooncake flavours salted egg yolk with chicken floss

Image credit: Antoinette 

French pâtisserie Antoinette’s famous for its salted egg yolk croissants, complete with a flaky pastry and smooth, creamy custard. But their Salted Egg Yolk with Chicken Floss mooncake ($58 for 4) doesn’t lose out either. 

Fans of salted egg yolk won’t be disappointed, and neither will the health-conscious - ‘cause only low-sugar white lotus paste goes into this mashup of our little red dot’s best-loved flavours.  

Promotion: 
-10% off Antoinette's Mooncake Collection until 4 October 2017

Terms & Conditions:
-Pre-order required for purchase of more than 10 boxes
-Valid for walk-in purchase at Antoinette Penhas Road and Mandarin Gallery only
-Valid for Antoinette's Traditional Mooncake series and Mini Snow Skin series only
-Mooncakes subject to availability
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Antoinette - Penhas
Address: 30 Penhas Road, Singapore 208188
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm (Mon to Thurs), 11am - 11pm (Fri), 10am - 11pm (Sat), 10am - 10pm (Sun)
Telephone: 6293 3121

Antoinette - Mandarin Gallery
Address: 333A Orchard Rd, Mandarin Gallery #02-33/34, Singapore 238897
Opening Hours: 11am - 10pm
Telephone: 6836 9527

Website

 

12. Bak Kwa - Bee Cheng Hiang

 

unique mooncake flavours bak kwa

Image credit: Bee Cheng Hiang

If you look forward to CNY as a legit reason to gorge on bak kwa, you’ll love that Bee Cheng Hiang’s Signature Bakkwa mooncake ($56 for 4) gives you yet another opportunity to do the same. 

This mooncake’s baked with melon seeds, nuts, orange peel, and bite-sized bak kwa chunks - bringing that familiar homely taste that we all love.

Promotion: 
-$20 off Bee Cheng Hiang Mid-Autumn Festive Bundle, including 1 packet of sliced pork bak kwa (600g) and 1 box of Signature Bakkwa Mooncakes (4 pieces)
-20% off 1 box of Signature Bakkwa Mooncake (4 pieces)

Terms & Conditions:
-Mid-Autumn Festive Bundle only available at Serangoon, New Bridge Road, Pagoda Street, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Toa Payoh, Sims Avenue, Tanjong Katong, East Coast, Geylang, Clementi Central
-DBS General Promotions terms and conditions apply, click here for details

Address: Takashimaya, 391 Orchard Road, #B207-4-1, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 10am - 10pm
Telephone: 6835 4546
View full list of outlets here
Website

 

Snag discounted mooncakes with your DBS/POSB Card

 

unique mooncake flavours

These once-a-year delicacies can be expensive, but if you’re a DBS/POSB cardmember, you’re in luck. DBS has teamed up with over 40 hotels and restaurants this Mid-Autumn, so you’ll be able to get these unique mooncakes - and a whole lot more - for cheap. Check out the full list of participating stores here.

Simply pay for your mooncakes with your DBS/POSB credit or debit card, and you’ll enjoy discounts of up to 50%! Don’t say good things never share - it’s time to load on these sweet treats without the pinch in your wallet.

Find out more about DBS’ mooncake discounts here!


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