The Mid-Autumn Festival in 2018 occurs on the 24th September and this year, hotels are once again showcasing some fancy flavors to top each other for the season. As early as June 2018, I am already starting to see hotels in Singapore announcing their best mooncake line-up so for everyone’s benefit, I am listing the unique flavors here as and when I receive information on them so do check this page regularly for more updates!
The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
Beyond the hotel’s stately facade, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore has been consistently launching unique mooncake flavors each year and for 2018, it has the “Mile Zero” Milo Dinosaur Snowskin Mooncake which is comprised of a smooth milk lotus paste and crunchy pops of milo.
Prices: S$61 for 4 pieces (classic box) / S$73 for 4 pieces (premium box)
Order HERE (you will need to change delivery date to between 11th August to 24th September 2018 to access the mooncakes in the website. Alternatively, call +65 6877 8943 for orders)
Grand Hyatt Singapore
For a touch of local sensibilities, the Teh Tarik and Chocolate Truffle Snowskin Mooncake is a decadent option with its rich and creamy aroma derived from the teh tarik and enhanced with the fragrance of chocolate truffles. Other interesting flavors include Green Apple and Basil with Trigona Honey Truffle as well as Black Sesame with Walnut Truffle.
Prices: S$78 for eight mooncakes
Availability: 1 August to 24 September 2018 (pre-orders accepted from 16th July until 15 August 2018)
Order HERE and get 25% off until 15 August 2018
Raffles Hotel Singapore
One of the most well-known hotel to roll out its mooncakes year after year, the current renovations aren’t stopping Raffles Hotel Singapore from rolling out a new flavor this year. The Acai Berry and Chia Seeds Snowskin Mooncake is definitely one-of-a-kind, taking advantage of the acai berry’s reputation as a superfood for a delicious and nutrition-packed confectionery to have during the mid-autumn festival.
Prices: S$72 for a box of 8
Availability: 1 June to 16 September 2018 (online); 3 August to 24 September 2018 (at Raffles Hotel grounds)
The hotel focuses on tea-themed flavors this year with a selection that drawns inspiration from tea blends at Man Fu Yuan. The new mooncake flavors include Black Sesame with Ambrosial Osmanthus and White Lotus with Mandarin Peel. These snowskin mooncakes are shaped in Man Fu Yuan’s trademark floral pattern which is the case for their snowskin mooncakes each year.
Prices: S$74 for a box of 4 snowskin mooncakes (do note that Man Fu Yuan’s mooncakes are much bigger than the usual snowskin mooncakes)
Availability: 22 July to 24 September 2018
Order HERE (from 22nd July onwards)
Conrad Centennial Singapore
This year, the hotel is launching a couple of mooncake flavors including the Durian Snowskin. The most unique one from their side is the Ondeh Ondeh Snowskin which comes with gula melaka and fine coconut bits – a very localized flavor for a seasonal Chinese treat.
Prices: S$76 for a box of 8
Availability: 23 July to 20 September 2018
Pan Pacific Singapore
Usually the first hotel in Singapore to come up with their mooncake offerings each season, Pan Pacific Singapore this year has a tropical theme to its snowskin mooncake collection. Flavors include the Durian Mao Shan Wang, Durian Gula Melaka, Cempedak and Lychee & Soursop.
Prices: S$68.80 for a box of 4 snowskin mooncakes (single flavor except Durian Mao Shan Wang) / S$88.80 for a box of 4 mixed or Durian Mao Shan Wang) / Traditional Mooncakes range from S$63.80 to S$80.80 for box of four
Availability: 23 July to 24 September 2018
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
It is no secret that many people buy mooncakes in order to collect the beautiful, often handcrafted boxes. While Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has a good selection of flavors including the Black Sesame, Pandan, Chestnut and Red Date Champagne Truffle, the hotel has been known for its practical boxes. I still remember their mooncakes last year which came in mini suitcases. For 2018, every box of mooncakes purchased will come with a limited edition reversible leather tote bag.
Prices: S$54.60 for a box of 4 snowskin mooncakes when bought from online store (regular price: S$78) / S$49 per box of 4 traditional mooncakes from online store (regular price: S$70)
Availability: 15 July to 24 September 2018
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel usually has some of the most unique baked mooncakes each season and this year it does not disappoint. Some of this season’s highlights include the Gold-dusted White Lotus Seed Paste Baked Mooncake with Chrysanthemum, Mixed Grains, Serrano Ham and Salted Egg Yolk which can be ordered along with a limited edition box with a bottle of Amarone wine (S$238 per box). Continuing on the tradition of meat-infused mooncakes, the Chicken Bak Kwa Baked Mooncake with Assorted Nuts is another interesting concept this year. Within the snowskin variety, the hotel also has the Mango Yoghurt Snowskin with Lime Margarita Truffle, Mocha Snowskin with Milk Chocolate Royaltine and White Lotus Seed Snowskin with Salted Egg Truffle.
Prices: Between S$66 to S$78 for a box of 4 baked mooncakes / Between S$66 to S$82 for a box of 4 snowskin mooncakes
Availability: From 20 August to 24 September 2018 (pre-orders available online from 23rd July)
Order HERE (site will be available from 23rd July onwards)