Mooncakes 2023 Guide: Your Essential Must-Have Selections!

It is mooncake season once again, with the period bringing a wonderful variety of these small, colourful seasonal treats to enjoy with friends and family. They really are a special dish to help usher in the Mid-Autumn Festival!

Have yet to collect any yourself? Don’t worry; you can check out our mooncake-buying guide featuring a delicious collection of flavours to savour, with some even coming packaged with beautiful and unique boxes to house these luscious bites. 

Hilton Singapore Orchard

Mooncake Guide 2023: Hilton Singapore Orchard - Mooncakes 2023

This first mooncake selection is a doozy, bringing a multi-sensory experience when you receive it. Hilton Singapore Orchard’s beautiful botanical-inspired mooncake packaging is enhanced with AR (augmented reality) that reveals a stunning display of animated flowers in full bloom when buyers use their phones to scan and hover over the mooncake box — paying tribute to Orchard Road’s beginnings as a home to fruit orchards and spice gardens.

But let’s not forget about the mooncakes too! Hilton Singapore Orchard’s range includes favourites like Plain White Lotus (S$82, box of 4), made with a golden layer of delicately baked skin that houses a classic lotus seed paste. There’s also the Matcha Black Sesame (S$88, box of 4) flavour that brings a contemporary twist that all will enjoy. Lastly, sweet tooths can savour the Gula Melaka with Azuki ($88 for a box of four), which nicely combines Gula Melaka with red bean paste into a delicious pairing.

You can see all the available flavours on offer by Hilton Singapore Orchard and make your purchase by visiting the hotel’s Ginger.Lily restaurant page

WOK°15 Kitchen

Mooncake Guide 2023: WOK°15 Kitchen Mooncakes

Renowned Cantonese restaurant WOK°15 Kitchen is celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with their latest assortment of mooncake offerings, called “A Golden Reunion”.

The “A Golden Reunion” collection consists of three mooncake sets. The first is the Exquisite Snow Skin Mooncakes Set (S$79), which features snow skin mooncakes filled with four fruity and earthy flavours — Organic Japanese Genmaicha with Pecan Nuts, Superior Bird’s Nest with Golden Custard Paste and Orangeat, Strawberry Mascarpone, and Premium Mao Shan Wang

Meanwhile, traditionalists will enjoy the Classic Baked Mooncakes Set (S$69), with each mooncake wrapped in traditional pastry skin and filled with creamy white lotus paste, together with either single or double yolk. If you can’t decide between the two, there’s the Dual Treasures Snow Skin & Classic Mooncakes Set (S$79), which comes with White Lotus with Double Yolks, White Lotus with Single Yolk, Superior Bird’s Nest with Golden Custard Paste and Orangeat, and Strawberry Mascarpone. 

All that decadence can be enjoyed by ordering the sets off from the ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore website

Glenfiddich Whisky-infused Mooncakes

Mooncake Guide 2023: Glenfiddich Whisky-infused Mooncakes

Fancy something with an adult taste? Glenfiddich, known for their single malt whisky, is returning to the world of mooncakes for the third time with their limited edition whisky-infused snow skin mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival period.

The mooncakes are based upon Glenfiddich’s selection of single malt Scotch whiskies, exhibiting light, delicate flavours that allow the distinct notes of the whiskies to shine. The Glenfiddich Solera 15 Mooncake presents a sweet roasted finish, with dark chocolate and

raspberry filling encasing a Glenfiddich 15-year-old whisky-infused chocolate praline and fresh cream. 

Meanwhile, the Glenfiddich Small Batch 18 Mooncake provides a balanced and full-bodied palate with its lychee and walnut filling and the chocolate praline centre infused with the Glenfiddich 18-Year-Old.  

You can grab a limited-release box of 2 Glenfiddich Whisky-infused Mooncakes containing one each of the Glenfiddich Solera 15 Mooncakes and Glenfiddich Small Batch 18 Mooncakes for S$68. If you’d like to present this as a gift, there’s also an option to include a personalised bottle of Glenfiddich Solera 15 Whisky for S$159. Pre-orders for the mooncakes are live till 22 September 2023 at Glenfiddich’s official website.

Starbucks Mooncake Gift Box

Mooncake Guide 2023: Starbucks Mooncakes

You no longer need to worry about buying multiple boxes of mooncakes to satisfy different taste buds, as the all-new Starbucks Mooncake Gift Box (S$65.90) is the solution to that very problem. 

The box now comes with a total of eight whopping flavours, such as the Black Sesame Mochi, Starbucks Coffee with Caramel and Hazelnut, and more (S$6.50 each)! But that’s not all; buzz with excitement as the all-new Pure Matcha Mochi flavour will also be included! The baked mooncake consists of pure matcha-infused lotus paste and a chewy mochi in the centre for a light, textured delight. So, if you’re a matcha addict like us, you’ll have so ‘matcha’ love for this mooncake! 

Run to your nearest Starbucks outlet to get your hands on the Starbucks Mid-Autumn Mooncakes. Or if you’re too tired to run, simply order via the Starbucks app or the Starbucks Online Store.

Feng Shui Inn Mooncakes

Mooncake Guide 2023: Feng Shui Inn Mooncakes

Enjoy the Mid-Autumn festival with Feng Shui Inn’s mooncakes, which not only consist of a variety of different flavoured mooncakes but different types of mooncakes, too! Thoughtfully handcrafted, the Snow Skin and Baked mooncakes bring you the best of both worlds. 

Peacefully savour the Feng Shui Inn Mini Snow Skin Mooncake Set (S$98), which includes fragrant flavours such as the Oolong Tea Mooncake with Dates and Wolfberries, Osmanthus Wine Citrus Mooncake, and more. These flavours will have you feeling super zen and wash away your inner chaos! 

Level up your mooncake game with the Feng Shui Inn Baked Mooncake Set (S$98), filled with classic flavours but with a twist! Savour the Mala Mixed Nuts Mooncake with Bak Kwa, which is perfect for all the mala lovers out there. And if you’re trying to cut down on your sugar intake, don’t worry about missing out, as the Low-sugar White Lotus Paste Mooncake with Double Yolk allows you to enjoy feasting on mooncakes with everyone else! 

Not only do these delectable mooncakes come in exquisite gift boxes, but adorable paper lanterns too, which are only available from now to 29 September 2023! So quickly place your orders online via the Resorts World Sentosa website or in person at the Hotel Michael Lobby. 

Janice Wong 2023 Mooncake Collection

Mooncake Guide 2023: Janice Wong Mooncakes

What’s a celebration without colours to lighten up the mood? A boring one, of course. So sprinkle some vibrant colours with a dash of sugar this Mid-Autumn Festival with the Janice Wong 2023 Mooncake Collection, which consists of not one but three whole product themes; talk about variety!

Famous for its chocolates, it’s a no-brainer that Janice Wong is bringing back their Signature Chocolate Mooncakes (S$105 for 8 pieces). Unleash your inner child with the chocolatey goodness specially curated around the theme of “Childhood Memories”. With nostalgic flavours such as Peanut Butter Snickers, Vanilla Biscoff and more, these mooncakes will have you feasting on sugary treats like the ones your parents prevented you from overindulging! 

Say goodbye to basic golden-brown shells because the colourful Japan-inspired Baked Mooncakes (S$105 for 8 pieces) are here to change things up. It features four classic street flavours and a modern twist that you will surely love! Feast healthily with the Kuromitsu Sea Salt, which balances black sugar with a hint of saltiness. If you’re nuts for nuts, indulge in the Kinako Macadamia for a warm and nutty bite. And if you prefer a mixture of nuts and fruits, you can also opt for the Raspberry Almond with Azuki paste. Or go green with the Pistachio with green tea bean paste.

With a delicate contrast as compared to the indulgent chocolate and baked variants, the beautiful Floral-themed Snowskin Mooncakes (S$50 for 4 pieces) might look too pretty to eat! Presented in a pastel palette, the floral flavours include Rose (with actual petals folded in), Osmanthus Figs, Jasmine, and Lavender Apricot

So, if you’re looking for not-so-basic mooncakes, choose from Janice Wong’s many available options! Pre-order boxes are available across Janice Wong boutiques, or you can have them delivered to their homes via the Janice Wong website.

Conrad Centennial Singapore Golden Peony

Mooncake Guide 2023: Conrad Centennial Singapore Mooncake Collection 1

Feel bougie with Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Golden Peony Mooncake Collection, which comes encased in elegant round boxes and draws inspiration from the enchanting peony gardens that define its signature Chinese restaurant, Golden Peony. 

One flavour many Singaporeans will be familiar with is Ondeh Ondeh (S$94) — inspired by the nostalgic Southeast Asian dessert. Then there’s the Avocado with Vanilla Truffle flavour (S$94), which adds some hipster points to the menu. Meanwhile, the Signature Royal Hazelnut Crunch (S$94) will serve as a nice dessert after a meal. 

The full selection of mooncakes from Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Golden Peony comes as a box of eight mooncakes and is available for island-wide delivery and takeaway. Order via Oddle or the Hilton website. Fastest fingers first, as the collection is only available from now till 29 September 2023. 

P.SCafe Debut Collection

Mooncake Guide 2023: PS.Cafe Mooncakes

We’re sure many cafe hoppers are familiar with the famous PS.Cafe. But did you know that the cafe actually provides so much more than Insta-worthy food and beverages? PS.Cafe is now debuting its very own mooncake collection for 2023! Specially created by the cafe’s culinary team, the PS.Cafe Debut Mooncake Collection (S$98) has been crafted to celebrate some of the brand’s signature flavours. Fusing a traditional delicacy with the deliciously iconic tastes of PS.Cafe, these mooncakes are one of a kind.

The debut collection features four delectable flavours, showcasing classic staples from the brand’s menu in a unique yet familiar way. The White Truffle Mooncake is packed with velvety white truffle paste infused with the brand’s signature Truffle Oil, mixed with premium-grade salted egg yolk. On the other hand, the Sticky Date Mooncake consists of plump honeyed dates and brown sugar mochi mixed with date paste inspired by PS.Cafe’s Sticky Date Pudding. 

The Superfood Mooncake is perfect for all the health nuts. With a mix of pine nuts, sunflower seeds, walnuts, melon seeds and almonds combined with candied orange peel for natural sweetness, this healthy flavour tastes just as good as the usual sugary ones. And lastly, the Verandah Mooncake, which has a smooth paste of pandan blended with fresh coconuts, and premium-grade salted egg yolk, this local-inspired goodness sounds absolutely delicious. Each mooncake in the selection is encased in a Cantonese-style dough baked to a glossy and golden perfection. 

Get online to add your orders to your cart via PS.Cafe’s website, PS.Cafe At Home on LazMall or selected delivery platforms only from 1 August to 26 September.

The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Mooncake Guide 2023: The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Mooncake

Calling all ladies who have been infected with the travel bug! Treat yourself to this Mid-Autumn Festival with the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s new Assorted Mini Snowskin mooncakes (S$98, box of 8), which come in exquisite leather-woven mooncake vanity boxes! 

The exquisite leather-woven mooncake vanity boxes are available in blush pink and baby blue, featuring velvet interiors with dual compartments, an elastic interior pocket, a Ritz-Carlton bag tag and a matching shoulder chain. All the more reason you should get your hands on the set! 

The set includes the new Irish Coffeetini flavour, adapted by Republic’s Kim Sisters cocktail. It is filled with white lotus seed paste with an Irish coffee liqueur-infused dark chocolate truffle in the centre. It comes alongside Summer Pavilion’s signature Mini Snow skin Lycheetini mooncakes in a newly reimagined mooncake box.

Other classic flavours include Mini Snowskin Green Tea (S$88 for 8 pieces)and Snowskin “Mao Shan Wang” Durian (S$110 for 4 pieces) mooncake – revered for its creamy texture and bittersweet taste for all durian lovers.

All mooncake varieties can be purchased online via Oddle or at Colony Bakery from 17 July to 29 September 2023. Also, a limited-edition scarlet tweed box with four pieces of baked White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Yolk (S$102 for 4 pieces) mooncakes is available for walk-in purchase, while stocks last!

Like what you saw for 2023’s selection of mooncakes? Be sure to let us know what you’ve gotten by letting us know via our socials on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!

Visuals courtesy of Hilton Singapore Orchard, WOK°15 Kitchen, Glenfiddich, Starbucks Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, Janice Wong Singapore, Conrad Centennial Singapore, PS.Cafe, and The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore.


Brought to you by The DANAMIC Editorial Team!

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