It feels like I've just eaten rice dumplings and now I'm moving on the mooncakes! Time can pass so quickly sometimes. :/
So I'm very lucky to be able to try 5 different brands of mooncakes this year, so I'll be sharing my reviews about them here, especially when there are so many different brands of mooncakes out there! Seriously, I also 眼花缭乱! Haha!
Not a guide, just a sharing. :)1. Bakerzin - For awesome snowskin mooncakes
This is my second time trying Bakerzin's snowskin mooncakes. I could still remember how amazed I was when I try their snowskin mooncakes the first time. It was one of the better ones I've tried.
To make it better, A total of 9 collections were launched this year! Of which I tried 3 of them.
1. Mini momo collection
2. Bliss collection (alcoholic)
3. Celebration collection (local flavours)
Previously I've tried their (4) lush - fruits and (5) joy - fruits & chocolate collections!
(6) celestial - black sesame (BS fans will love this!)
(7) divine - durian
(8) oriental - traditional baked mooncakes with a twist
(9) classic - traditional baked mooncakes
ps: each purchase entitles you to this beautiful Peranakan inspired tote bag!
Momoyama mooncakes is sometime special for this year.
It feature a distinct cake-like baked skin made with butter bean flour!
Osmanthus Lotus Momoyama Skin
Purple Sweet Potato and Water Chestnut Momoyama Skin
Egg Custard Momoyama Skin
Green Tea Kumquat Momoyama Skin
If you're just buying one, I highly recommend the Celebration Collection!
These four snowskins were inspired by favourite local desserts!
Coconut Yam & Banana Snow Skin (inspiration: Orh Nee)
Red Bean & Black Glutinous Rice Snow Skin (inspiration: Pulut Hitam) Pandan Coconut & Gula Melaka Snow Skin (inspiration: Ondeh Ondeh) (NEW)
Mung Bean & Peanut Snow Skin (inspiration: Ang Ku Kueh) (NEW)
I have tried them all and honestly, all the 4 flavours were good!
Bakerzin Mooncakes are on sale from: 12 August – 27 September 2015.
HSBC and OCBC Card Members enjoy a 15% discount for purchases made in Bakerzin outlets only.
2. Swensen's - For ice cream mooncakes
Doing what Swensen's does best, ice cream mooncakes. Also, in celebration of Singapore’s 50th birthday, the much-anticipated SG50 Moon Gems mooncakes feature the iconic Merlion emblem!
Sticky Chewy Chocolate
Strawberry Fields Forever
I deem this as a lighter alternative to the traditional mooncakes. Also, who doesn't like ice cream and mooncakes? Especially when they are combined!
Swensen’s SG50 Moon Gems Mooncake Collection is priced at $35.80 (inclusive of GST) for a box of 4. Available from 14 August 2015 to 27 September 2015 at all Swensen’s and Earle Swensen’s outlets. No pre-orders are required. :)
3. Peony Jade - For the best durian mooncake
Honestly, because trying Peony Jade's durian snowskin mooncakes, Home's Favourite were the best.
But not anymore. I found my new love.
Left: PREMIUM POSH (farmed pesticide-free) “A” GRADE PURE Mao Shan Wang Durian Mooncake in Organic Pandan Snow Skin, 100% 纯正顶级 (无农药成分)猫山王榴莲有机香兰冰皮月饼 ($60 nett for 2 pieces and $102 nett for 4 pieces).
Right: 100% PURE PREMIUM Durian Snowskin Combo, 冰皮纯正顶级榴莲组合月饼, captures some of the best durian wonders namely D100, a new hybrid that is distinguished by its slightly grey tones in its yellow flesh, the buttery and creamy Jin Feng or Golden Phoenix, and the ever-popular Grade “A” Sultan D24 Durians ($85 nett per box).
So good that it's almost like eating the durian itself!
Besides the famous durian snowskin mooncakes, Peony Jade offers a range of different classes of mooncakes as well!
For more exotic and interesting flavours.
Mini Century EggsPastry Mooncakes, 迷你皮蛋酥月饼 ($62 nett for 8 pieces).
Baked Mini Egg Custard Mooncakes, 迷你奶黄月饼 ($62 nett for 8 pieces).
I love the contrasting yet complementary sweet and savoury notes of the custard!
Baked Mooncake with Premium Mother of Pearl White Lotus Paste & Single Yolk, 纯正顶级单黃珍珠白莲蓉月饼 ($37 nett for 2 pieces, $66 nett for 4 pieces).
Flaky ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake with Premium Golden Pumpkin & Single Yolk, 前皇冠酒店潮洲酥皮金瓜芋泥单黃月饼 (S$38.50 nett for 2 pieces, S$67 nett for 4 pieces).
Please all Peony Jade’s mooncake hotline at 6659 4159, or log-on to www.pjmooncakes.com and www.peonyjade.com to place your mooncake orders! The last day of collection for online mooncake orders is 20 September 2015, 5pm (self-collection at Vivocity from 1 Sep to 23 Sep, 12 noon to 7pm).
4. Sheraton Towers - For traditional mooncakes
I'm not a big fan of traditional mooncakes, but I really like the 4 flavours that Chef Chung from Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant, has specially crafted.
传统五仁Mixed Nuts, 4 pcs $64.
传统双黄白莲蓉White Lotus Seed Paste with Double Egg Yolks, 4 pcs $66.
传统瓜子肉绿茶黑芝蔴莲蓉Green Tea and Black Sesame Lotus Seed Paste with Melon Seeds, 4 pcs $63.
传统蔓越莓黄莲蓉Yellow Lotus Seed Paste with Cranberries, 4 pcs $63.
Green tea and black sesame mooncake.
Really, it is a perfect combination for fans of both! This is my fav flavour of all!
传统五仁Mixed Nuts, which was packed with some much ingredients! Another of my pick too. :)
Mooncakes from Sheraton Towers will be available at:
1) Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant (11.30am – 10.30pm) OR Sheraton Towers Singapore Hotel Lobby
Mooncake booth (11.00am – 9.30pm), from 24 August to 27 September 2015
2) Mooncake Booth at Change Alley from 31 August to 25 September 2015 (10.00am – 7.00pm,
3) Mooncake Booth at Takashimaya from 27 August to 27 September 2015 (10.00am – 10.00pm)
4) Mooncake Booth at Jurong Point from 7 to 27 September 2015 (9.30am – 10.30pm)
5) Mooncake Booth at Jem from 15 to 27 September 2015 (9.30am – 10.30pm)
6) Mooncake Booth at Ang Mo Kio Hub from 14 to 27 September 2015 (9.30am – 10.30pm)
7) Mooncake Booth at VivoCity from 1 to 27 September 2015 (10.00am – 10.00pm)
5. Crystal Jade - For elegant mooncake boxes
Yes, mooncake boxes are VERY IMPORTANT! Especially when we are talking about gifting.
The stylish-chic acrylic boxes were love at first sight for me and I'm definitely keeping these boxes! :D
Mixed nuts and ham 翡翠金华火腿($38 / $68 for box of two and four).
Less sugar white lotus paste with single and double yolk 低糖单 黄 / 双黄白莲蓉 ($36/$62 and $38/$68 for box of two and four respectively),
The less sugar option is a perfect choice for people who don't like their mooncakes too sweet!
Assorted mini snow skin selection 缤纷迷你冰皮月饼 ($32 / $58 for box of four and eight).
1. Exclusively for DBS/POSB Cardmembers (for online purchases only):
15% off (14 - 27 Sep)
2. Outlet Purchase:
10% off (14 - 27 Sep)
So what to get for this festive? :P
Well, alternatively, make your own mooncakes!:D