Mid-Autumn Mooncake Madness
It’s that time of the year again, when shopping mall atriums are transformed into mooncake sampling paradises and heated debates between snowskin vs traditional are threatening to end friendships. No matter what kind of mooncake you like, you can’t deny how important mooncakes are to us Singaporeans.
Whether you’re a mooncake connoisseur who wants to try them all, or a thrifty soul who wants to score some brownie points with your in-laws, here are 10 hotel mooncakes you can get with incredible early bird discounts.
1. Goodwood Park Hotel
Goodwood Park Hotel is famous for their durian mooncakes, and this year, that delectable favourite has been kicked up a notch. Instead of using D24 durians in their mooncakes, they’re using Mao Shan Wang instead, kicking up the durian quality a notch.
Other interesting mooncakes up for grabs include their Dark Chocolate Crunchy Hazelnut snowskin mooncake ($38 for 2 pieces, $56 for 4 pieces) and the Gin Pineapple snowskin mooncake ($38 for 2 pieces, $56 for 4 pieces). And if you’re the kind who likes fruity flavours, they’ve got snowskin mooncakes filled with yuzu lychee, cempedak, and mango and pomelo.
Plus, their famous Black Thorn Durian snowskin mooncake ($54 for 2 pieces, $88 for 4 pieces) has made a comeback, and the creamy, intense bittersweet flesh packs one heck of a punch. They’re being made in limited quantities, so snap them up fast.
DBS/POSB cardholders: From 20 – 21 August, head down the hotel’s deli counter to enjoy 20% off their mooncakes (10% off for the Black Thorn Durian snowskin mooncake)! And if you buy four boxes or more, you can get 25% off – not inclusive of the Black Thorn Durian mooncakes, because those are a class of their own.
If you miss this window though, you can still get 10% off the Black Thorn Durian, and 15% off all their other mooncakes, till 15 September at select locations. Visit their website to find out more!
2. Royal China at Raffles Hotel
For classic, traditional mooncakes done – well – with style and flair, Royal China over at Raffles Hotel has it made. They’ve got traditional baked mooncakes with lotus paste ($34 for 2 pieces, $62 for 4 pieces), filled with egg yolks ($34 for 2 pieces, $62 for 4 pieces), and they even come in mini sizes (fr $34 for 4 pieces) for easy eating!
For snowskin mooncakes, they’ve got interesting flavours like blueberry with dried grapes ($34 for 4 pieces, $60 for 8 pieces), and green tea with honey walnut ($35 for 4 pieces, $64 for 8 pieces)! And if you can’t make up your mind about what flavours you want, they’ve got a box of assorted mooncakes ($35 for 4 pieces, $64 for 8 pieces) for you to sample to your heart’s content.
Head over to Royal China’s online order form to place your orders now – P.S: they do deliveries too.
DBS/POSB cardholders: From now to 6 August, get 25% off your mooncake purchases from Royal China. The discount drops to 20% from 7th August, then to 15% on 21 August, so get your mid-autumn treats ASAP!
Ritz-Carlton is hopping on the ever-popular salted egg trend, and they’re making it work with their Mini Custard Lava with Vanilla Mooncake ($72 for 8 pieces), a lovely combination of salted egg and vanilla that is salty and sweet.
Aside from their salted egg mooncake and the traditional white lotus ($66 for 4 pieces) mooncakes, Ritz-Carlton is also offering delicious mini durian snowskin mooncakes (made from Mao Shan Wang durians, as well as an adorable assortment of delicious martini-inspired mooncakes. With flavours like lycheetini and coffeetini, this is one unique way to get a boozy kick.
DBS/POSB cardholders: Ritz-Carlton has 25% off their mooncakes till 14 August, but it only applies to online orders – head over to their website to place your order today!
There’s also a 15% discount from 15 August to 15 September for both online orders and orders made from retail locations (like shopping mall mooncake extravaganzas), so keep your eyes peeled.
4. Fullerton Hotel
Fullerton Hotel’s mooncake selections look like typical, classic mooncakes, but dig deeper, and you’ll be surprised. In terms of baked mooncakes, aside from good old-fashioned white lotus paste (from $58 for 4 pieces), they’ve got flavours like pandan with salted green bean (from $60 for 4 pieces), and even one filled with gooey golden custard ($71 for 8 pieces)! Mmm.
And their snowskin mooncakes aren’t to be outdone – with flavours like pandan with gula melaka (from $60 for 4 pieces), and tangerine lemon with matcha red bean paste (from $60 for 4 pieces), it’s an exciting experience for the tastebuds.
DBS/POSB cardholders: Fullerton Hotel has 25% off 4 piece mooncake boxes, with a minimum order of 10 boxes, up till 18 August – great if you’ve got many people to give mooncakes to!
They also have 20% off their baked mooncakes, except the Golden Custard Mini Mooncake, and 15% off the Golden Custard mooncake and snowskin mooncakes. Head over to their website to place an order.
5. Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
Over at Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, the mooncakes they’ve got on hand are a delicious mix of creativity and traditionalism. Tuck into a Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk ($68 for 4 pieces) mooncake, or indulge in their award-winning Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Egg Yolk Mooncake ($58 for 6 pieces), which is salted egg encased in a beautiful custard.
They’ve got some unique flavours on the snowskin ones as well, with combinations like Black Sesame Lotus Seed Paste with Strawberry Praline Snowskin Mooncake ($56 for 6 pieces) mixing old and new. And if you’re a fan of tangy flavours, give their Passion Fruit Paste with Plum Snowskin Mooncake ($56 for 6 pieces) a shot – it’s refreshing and light, very different from your usual mooncakes.
DBS/POSB cardholders: Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium has 30% off their mooncakes till 15 August, and after that, you can get 25% off their mooncakes. This promotion doesn’t apply to their Teochew Yam Paste with Single Yolk and Low Sugar White Lotus Seed Paste with Four Yolks mooncakes, but you can get 15% off Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk!
They also require you to place your orders at least 3 days in advance. Enter the code ‘DBS30’ for baked skin and snowskin mooncakes, or ‘DBS15’ for Xin’s Signature Mini Egg Custard with Yolk. Check out their website to place your orders.
6. Mandarin Orchard
Mandarin Orchard’s mooncake selection has something for everyone. Whether you want something utterly indulgent, or are looking for something you can eat guilt-free, they’ve got it. For folks looking for healthy mooncake options, there are low-sugar options, like the Baked Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste ($70 for 4 pieces) mooncake.
But if you’re looking to indulge, go for it, because their flavours are pretty wild. They’ve got a baked mooncake with azuki red bean and pine nuts ($70 for 4 pieces), as well as green tea snowskin mooncakes with red bean ($65 for 8 pieces), but the real show-stopper is their new Mini Snow Skin Salted Egg Custard with Manuka Honey Corn ($65 for 8 pieces) mooncake. A balanced mix of salty and sweet, it’s a true treat for the tongue.
DBS/POSB Cardholders: From now till 12 August, you can get 25% off their delicious mooncakes! And after 12 August, you can still get 20% off. The promotion’s only valid at the hotel’s festival counter, so head down to get your mooncakes!
7. Orchard Hotel
Over at Orchard Hotel, Millennium by Hua Ting may not be serving up the biggest variety of mooncake flavours, but what they do have is impressive.
Traditional lotus mooncakes ($18.50 for 1 piece, $68 for 4 pieces) aside, they’ve got some exquisite snowskin creations that will pique the palate. Their Salted Caramel with Hazelnut Crunch mooncake ($9.50 for 1 piece, $68 for 8 pieces) is decadence encased in a delightful snowskin shell, but if you’re on the health-conscious side, the Blueberry with Vintage Hua Diao Wine ($9.50 for 1 piece, $68 for 8 pieces) mooncake combines the sweetness of blueberry with the tartness of wine, while being also low in sugar.
DBS/POSB Cardholders: You can get 20% off their mooncakes, and their hotel festival counter opens on 5 August! Alternatively, head over to their website to find out more.
8. Grand Copthorne Waterfront
Grand Shanghai over at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel doesn’t serve up any exotic flavours or unique combinations – they go classic and true to traditional mooncake roots.
Aside from their white lotus ($52 for 4 pieces) mooncakes and yam paste ($52 for 4 pieces) mooncakes, their signature is the authentic Shanghainese-style Crispy Skin ($52 for 4 pieces) mooncakes, filled with red dates and full of delicious flavour. Shanghainese-style mooncakes are a rare sight in the Singapore mooncake scene, and true to their name, Grand Shanghai makes it a very grand treat indeed.
DBS/POSB Cardholders: They’ve got 20% off all their mooncakes, so visit their website to find out more and place your orders.
9. Park Hotel Group
Yes, the Park Hotel Group knows what they do best and sticks to it. They’re offering only 4 mooncakes this year: the White Lotus Seed Paste ($60 for 4 pieces), White Lotus Seed Paste with Macadamia Nuts ($62 for 4 pieces), White Lotus Seed Paste with Single Yolk ($62 for 4 pieces), and White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk ($64 for 4 pieces).
Healthy eaters can take the low-sugar macadamia nut option, but the one all mooncake lovers have to try is the single yolk option, which is their bestseller by a mile.
DBS/POSB Cardholders: The Park Hotel Group consists of Grand Park Orchard, Grand Park City Hall, Park Hotel Alexandra, and Park Hotel Clarke Quay, and you can get 20% off their mooncakes! Check out their website to place your order.
10. Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza
For those who want to feel like a King on Mid-Autumn’s night, Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza has White Lotus Seed Paste with Black Truffle, Waxed Duck, Roasted Chestnut & Single Yolk ($80 for 4 pieces). There is also White Lotus Seed Paste with Chicken Bak-Kwah and Assorted Nuts ($64 for 4 pieces), which gives a savoury kick to the usual mixed nuts mooncakes.
Their snowskin mooncakes sound equally alluring. Chocolate Brownie with Cookies & Honeycomb ($61 for 8 pieces) and Salted Caramel with Peanut Praline ($61 for 8 pieces) make indulgent desserts of the night, and Sencha Green Tea with Japanese Red Bean ($63 for 8 pieces) is great if you want something lighter on the palate.
DBS/POSB cardholders: Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza has 20% off all mooncakes up to 31 August, and 10% off all mooncakes from 1 to 15 September. Visit their website to find out more.
Bonus: 20% off Crystal Jade mooncakes till 15 Sept
Crystal Jade’s low sugar traditional baked mooncakes are great for the health-conscious, and their Signature Mixed Nuts & Ham ($33 for 2 pieces, $60 for 4 pieces) mooncakes are packed full of Chinese ham and an array of nuts that will go well with your cuppa tea.
On the note of healthier options, their Chlorella with Melon Seeds ($28 for 4 pieces, $50 for 8 pieces) mini snowskin mooncakes will pique the interest of those who are always on the lookout for superfoods. To give yourself a treat, Lychee with Pine Nuts ($28 for 4 pieces, $50 for 8 pieces) is sweet enough to fill your dessert quota without being jelak.
DBS/POSB cardholders: Crystal Jade has 20% off for online purchases up to 12 September, and for outlet purchases from 15 August to 15 September. Visit their online store here and enter ‘DBSCJMoonkcake’ upon checkout to enjoy the discount.
Celebrate the DBS Mooncake Fiesta
These are the best 10 hotels you can get mooncakes from, with discounts of up to 25% if you book early! And no matter what kind of mooncake-lover you are, there’s definitely something for everyone among all these options from here.
From good old-fashioned white lotus paste mooncakes to zany snowskin ones filled with salted egg and honeyed corn, you’re spoilt for choice. Plus, if you spend more than $200 on mooncakes in a single receipt with your DBS or POSB card, you can win staycations or even free flights!
Step 1: Download the DBS Lifestyle App now (iOS, Android)
Step 2: Spend S$200 in a single receipt and receive a SMS with a code to enter DBS Mooncake Fiesta Game on DBS Lifestyle app.
Step 3: Start the DBS Mooncake Fiesta Game and win exciting prizes!
If you want more options, you can also get up to 50% off mooncakes at over 30 brands at DBS Mooncake Fiesta!
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!
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