As we approach the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on 1 October this year, hotels and bakeries also gear up to impress and bedazzle with newfangled flavours and oh-so-fancy packaging.
From gold-dusted mooncakes to intricately-carved wooden packaging, consumers are inundated with boundless choices as restaurants outdo themselves year-on-year. We know you might be overwhelmed with the options out there, which is why we’ve rounded up the top 7 gift-worthy mooncakes to ease your stress during this gifting season!
For the boss that’s hard to impress
The insane size, the luxurious packaging – what a sight to behold. For its 120th Anniversary, Goodwood Park Hotel is going all out with its 120th Anniversary Mooncake (S$108), a lavish 16.5cm baked lotus paste mooncake complete with 12 golden yolks (yes, you read that right). All this deliciousness is encased in a resplendent red and gold box, making it perfect for gifting. If this doesn’t impress your boss, we don’t know what will.
For your traditional mother-in-law
Teochew mooncakes might seem simple, but they come with an extremely arduous preparation process. Peony Jade’s Flaky Teochew ‘Orh Ni’ Mooncake with Premium Golden Pumpkin & Single Yolk (S$64.60) is painstakingly hand-rolled to achieve the mooncake’s flaky, multi-layered crust. Always a hit with the older folks, this timeless classic is bound to impress even the toughest mother-in-law’s.
For that special someone
Colony Bakery’s Mini Snowskin Lycheetini Mooncake Hamper (S$198) will surely make your significant other feel super loved. Complete with 8 Pieces of Mini Snowskin Lycheetini, 8 pieces of Chocolate Truffles, Ronnefeldt Green Tea and a bottle of Ruffino Moscato d’Asti, you’ve got the perfect ingredients for a romantic mid-autumn picnic under the moonlit sky.
Early Bird Special: All Citibank, DBS/POSB, HSBC, OCBC, and UOB cardholders enjoy a 20% privilege on all mooncakes from now until 30 September 2020.
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For the atas AF friend
It literally cannot get more atas than Bird’s Nest encased in a snowskin mooncake. Complete with beautiful marbled turquoise skin and creamy Japanese sweet potato filling, JW Marriott‘s Snowskin Bird’s Nest with Japanese Sweet Potato (S$82.24) are a treat for the eyes and a delightful pop in the mouth. Bundled in a box of 8, this makes the perfect gift for that very atas friend that’s hard to impress.
For the durian fanatic
The D24 Durian Mooncake (S$69) from Four Seasons Restaurant includes 100% D24 durian purée encased in a thin layer of snowskin, which goes perfectly with a freshly brewed cup of tea. Four Seasons Restaurant also offers mini durian mooncakes, of both the D24 and Mao Shan Wang variety, if you prefer to savour all the yummy goodness all in one bite!
For your health-conscious friend
The Collection (S$62) from Simple Indulgence Patisserie is not only a pretty gift, it is also a tribute to Singapore’s heritage with its intentional use of fresh, local ingredients like pandan leaves and butterfly pea to achieve its vibrant colours. These sweet treats are also lovingly prepared with only real fruits, vegetables, flowers and food ingredients, and are 100% free from shortening and lard, which make them the perfect cheat day snack for your health nut or gym rat friend.
For the indecisive foodie
Got a friend who can never decide on a dinner spot? Simplify their lives with Pan Pacific Singapore’s Four Treasures Snowskin Mooncakes (S$68.80), which comes with 4 delectable flavours such as Hazelnut Yuzu, Raspberry Chocolate, Matcha Black Sesame and Soursop Lychee. Adorned in an elegant satin-covered crimson box with intricate floral motifs, your friend will surely be impressed.
The best part?
If you’re looking to go all out this mid-autumn festival, why not amp up your gift with a Limited Edition Tea Set (worth $68) from Oddle Eats? All you have to do is purchase $120 worth of mooncakes to receive this tea set from us, FOR FREE!
Complete with teacups and a specially curated selection of premium rose and golden chrysanthemum teas, you’ve got all you need for the perfect moon appreciation soirée.
Shop for mooncakes with Oddle Eats today, and enter code <OddleGift> at checkout to redeem.