Every Mid-Autumn Festival is always an interesting event, especially for folks with a sweet tooth or adventurous taste buds. Mooncakes are as tasty as they are sinful, but they’re also generally pricey, which means that over indulging could make you both fat and poor.
We’ve gathered the prices of the 10 most popular mooncake brands in Singapore. Your weighing scale will not thank you, your wallet neither. Mooncake prices in Singapore range from $82 upwards to $130 this year.
As with every year, expect hotels to pull out all the stops and release fancy mooncake gift boxes. Expectatasselections made with premium ingredients and wrapped up in pretty packaging.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival, and more importantly, happy eating!
1. When is Mooncake Festival 2022?
Mooncake festival, or mooncake festival, takes place on the Sept 10,2022, Saturday. On this full moon day, the Chinese legend of goddess Chang-E, her husband Hou Yi, and the sacrificial Jade Rabbit are celebrated over mooncakes and tea as a family.
2. Top 10 hotel mooncakes prices
Need to buyatashotels and Chinese restaurant mooncakes to impress your biggest client or, worse, mother-in-law? Hotels are your best bet, as they combine luxe packaging with interesting and often exotic flavours and premium ingredients.
|Raffles Hotel Mooncake||$88||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Snowskin|
|Goodwood Park Mooncake||$88/ $110||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Mao Shan Wang Snowskin|
|Peony Jade Mooncake||$86||Set of 4 Double Yolk Orh Nee Flaky Skin|
|Ritz Carlton Mooncake||$96/ $82||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Set of 8 mini Snowskin|
|Shangri-La Mooncake||$88/ $98||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Set of 8 mini Mao Shan Wang Snowskin|
|Mandarin Oriental Mooncake||$82||Set of 8 mini Snowskin|
|Peach Garden Mooncake||$75.97||Set of 4 Double Yolk|
|Intercontinental Singapore Mooncake||$86/ $98||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Set of 4 Snowskin|
|Marriott Mooncake||$84||Set of 4 Single Yolk|
|Fullerton Hotel Mooncake||$85/ $78||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Set of 4 Snowskin|
3. Top 10 Heartland Mooncakes Prices
|Awfully Chocolate Mooncake||$88/ $92||Set of 4 Classic Chocolate/ Set of 8 Truffles|
|Bengawan Solo Mooncake||$56/ $41.40||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Set of 9 mini Snowskin|
|Gin Thye Mooncake||$58/ $128||Set of 4 Double Yolk/ Set of 8 Mao Shan Wang Snowskin|
|Four Seasons Durian Mooncake||$125||Set of 4 Snowskin Durian|
|Swensens Mooncake||$52.80||Set of 4 Mao Shan Wang Durian & Gula Melaka|
|Golden Moments Mooncake||$128||Set of 4 Mao Shan Wang|
|East Ocean Mooncake (Ngee Ann City)||$60/ $64||Set of 4 Yam with Yolk/ Set of 4 Snowskin with Yolk|
|Home Favourite Mooncake||$99||Set of 4 Black Gold Mao Shan Wang|
|Meixin Mooncake||$69.50||Set of 8 mini Lava Custard|
|Kele Mooncake||$82||Set of 8 mini Durian Avocado|
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4. Raffles Hotel Mooncake
Raffles Hotel’s classic Double Yolk with white lotus paste mooncakes will be going at $88 for a set of 4. If four full-sized mooncakes sounds a little much, opt for thelimited edition 135th anniversary mooncake box($135) which comes with premiumlong jingand ImperialPu-Erhteas as well.
Online Bookings Until:Aug 28,2022
Collection: July 13 to Sept 10, 9am – 8pm
Collection Location: Raffles Singapore, North Bridge Road Atrium
5. Goodwood Park Hotel Mooncake
Apart from the classic single and double yolk mooncakes, Goodwood Park is best known for their Mao Shan Wang durian mooncakes. This year, the hotel is treating its durian fans to a Durian Combo Snowskin set ($116 for set of 4) showcasing the best durian variants – D24, Mao Shan Wang, Black Thorn, and D88.
Ongoing Goodwood Park mooncake promotions include:
- Citibank, DBS, POSB, HSBC, OCBC, UOB Credit Cards: 15% discount
- Goodwood Park Hotel Gourmet Card: 20% discount
Online Bookings:July 4 toSept 5,2022
Walk-In Purchase: The Deli, Goodwood Park Hotel (10am – 8pm)
6. Peony Jade Mooncake (Amara Hotel)
Peony Jade, the famed Szechuan and Cantonese Michelin restaurant at Amara Hotel Tanjong Pagar is best known for their traditional flaky Teochew Orh-Nee mooncakes (taro mooncakes).
These flaky pastry skin Teochew mooncakes are hard to come by, and usually are priced at a premium. A set of 4 Double Yolk orh nee mooncakes will set you back by $86.
Too expensive? You’ll have to knock on one of your Teochew auntie’s door to get one of these delicious babies.
Early Bird Booking: Until Aug 31,2022
Self Collection: Aug 13to Sept 5,2022
Collection Location: VivoCity Level 1, or The Butcher’s Dog at 1 Jalan Bingka
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7. Ritz Carlton Mooncake
Created by the Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant Summer Pavilion, Ritz Carlton’s mooncakes are a mainstay in the local Mid-Autumn festivities.
This year, you’ll be able to find all of Ritz Carlton’s offerings on Lazada. Prices are very competitive, with a default 20% discount across the board. A classic set of 4 Double Yolk white lotus mooncakes will cost you $76.80 after discount. Pretty value for money!
Ongoing Ritz Carlton mooncake promotions include:
- Citibank, DBS, HSBC, OCBC, POSB and UOB credit cards: 20% discount (until 10 Sep)
Self Collection: Until Sept 10,2022
Collection Location:Colony Bakery, Level 3,The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
8. Shangri-La Mooncake
Shangri-La’s mooncake menu is not the widest, but it hits all the right spots. Here, you’ll find classic Single and Double Yolk white lotus seed paste mooncakes with reduced sugar. Prices hover around $86 to $88 for a set of 4.
Otherwise, Shangri-La has a funky (but popular!) classic skin mixed nuts with chicken ham mooncake ($78) that sounds children-friendly.
Finally, you’ll also find Mao Shan Wang mini snowskin mooncakes at $98 for a set of 8.
But… the most signature of all is the bird’s nest custard mini mooncake ($120 for a set of 8).
Ongoing Shangri-La mooncake promotions include:
- Order before Aug 9: 25 per centdiscount
- Mastercard Promotion: Spend $350 online via Shangri-La Boutique, receive $50 e-voucher. Spend$450 online via Shangri-La Boutique, receive $170 e-voucher.
Self Collection: Until 10 September 2022
Collection Location: Shangri-La Singapore (Tower Wing Lobby), 11am – 8pm
9. Mandarin Oriental Mooncake
While Mandarin Oriental offers both classic and snowskin mooncake options online. However, most flavours were snatched up pretty quickly, leaving only an assortment box ($82 for eightmini snowskin) available for sale.
There are no ongoing Mandarin Oriental mooncake promotions.
Self Collection: Until Sept 10,2022
Collection Location: Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
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10. Peach Garden Mooncake
Another renowned mooncake maker is the Chinese restaurant chain, Peach Garden. Peach Garden’s entire range of mooncakes are on Shopee with delivery dates through Sept 10still available for booking.
A classic set of 4 Double Yolk white lotus paste mooncakes will set you back by $75.97, while mini snowskin mooncakes will cost you $72.76. All prices are inclusive of shipping.
11. InterContinental Mooncake
Known for their beautiful afternoon high tea sets and pastries, InterContinental Singapore (at Bugis) is another favourite when it comes to mooncakes.
Classic Single and Double Yolk white lotus seed paste mooncakes range from $82 to $86 for a set of 4, while snowskin flavoured mooncakes such as Thai Cheese Milk Tea, Lychee Oolong, and Passionfruit Early Grey are priced at $98 for a set of 4.
InterContinental’s signature mooncake, the Negroni Truffle snowskin mooncake is priced at $126 for a set of 4.
Ongoing InterContinental mooncake promotions include:
- Order beforeAug 17: 30 per centdiscount
- Corporate bulk orders: up to 45 per centdiscount
Self Collection: Until Sept 10,2022
Collection Location: Level 1, InterContinental Singapore (11:30am – 8:30pm)
12. Marriott Mooncake
You’ll be able to find Marriott Hotel (Tang Plaza)’s mooncakes on Shopee this year.
A classic set of 4 Single Yolk white lotus seed paste mooncakes is priced at $84. But there’s a 20 per centdiscount ongoing, which means you’ll be paying $67.20 instead.
For the adventurous tastebuds, there’s a luxurious Jamon Iberico ham and Single Yolk gold dusted set of 4 black truffle mooncakes going at $88 (now $70.40). All prices come with shipping included.
If you don’t trust the couriers bashing up your precious mooncakes, you can opt for self-collection from Marriott Hotel itself.
Self Collection: Marriott Hotel Tang Plaza, Lobby (10am – 10pm)
Collection: Until Sept 10,2022
13. Fullerton Hotel Mooncake
When you’re cashing in money for a top-notch hotel brand like Fullerton, you’d want to go big on the famed Clifford Pier’s sweets.
To impress, go for The Clifford Pier Mooncake Tingkat ($108) with fourdifferent classic mooncake flavours housed in a nifty Peranakan tiffin. The flavours are namelyMixed Nuts with Satay Sauce,Salted Lotus with Hae Bee Hiam,Assam Lotus with Mango, andBaked Pandan Coconut with Chendol.
Other Classic Single and Double Yolk mooncakes are available at $78 to $98.
Ongoing Fullerton mooncake promotions include:
- Order fromAug 266pm to Sept 26pm: 25 per centdiscount offJade Signatures Double Fortune Classic Baked Mooncakes, and Harmony Snow Skin Mooncakes
Self Collection: Until Sept 10,2022
Collection Location: The Fullerton Hotel, South Courtyard, Lobby Level or La Brasserie, The Fullerton Bay Hotel
14. Other famous mooncake brands
Pine Garden Mooncake
Pine Gardenis an Ang Mo Kio heartland bakery that made it big.
They’ve got an extensive variety of mooncakes including lychee kumquat, coffee, chendol, citrus yuzu, ham etc. This is in addition to a repertoire of baked skin, snow skin, and Mao Shan Wang snowskin mooncakes
Crystal Jade Mooncake
Everyone’s favouritela mianshop also has a bakery, and you can now order mooncakes on their website. This year, other than their traditional baked single and double yolk and white lotus paste with yolk mooncakes,Crystal Jadehas concocted yuzu, and fruity mini snowskin mooncakes.
Crystal Jadeite Members, Citibank, UOB Credit Cards: 12 per centdiscount withpromo code 22DIT5M
Tai Chong Kok Mooncake
This shop has been crafting handmade mooncakes and Cantonese pastries for longer than most of us have been alive. It’s been 87 years andTai Chong Kokstill at it.
Its mooncake offerings for 2022 include white lotus paste with four (!!) yolks, red bean mooncakes. There’re also ‘piglets’ in basket andgongzaibiscuits, as well as pretty box sets to send as gifts.
This is a festive shop cleverly marketed to the Internet generation with a compelling website and snappy copy.Kelespecialises in pastries for special occasions, including pineapple tarts and mooncakes.
The selection consists mainly of snow skin mooncakes in flavours like avocado, durian, mango, lychee martini etc.
Ongoing Kele mooncake promotions:
- Spend $138 on traditional and snowskin mooncakes, get a free sakura glass plate
- Order before Aug 31: 15 per centdiscount withpromo code EARLY15
Old Seng Choong Mooncake
Despite this shop’s old-school sounding name, it is actually run by the founder of the former Bakerzin that closed for good in 2020.Old Seng Choongoffers a small selection of mostly classic lotus paste mooncakes.
Check out their luxe-looking Black Truffle Red Lotus Paste with Bakwa mooncake ($88.80), and the assortment of flavours in the Four Heavenly King tray set ($73.80).
Hong Kong Mei Xin bakeryspecialises in mooncakes and the brand has even won numerous awards for their confectioneries. They have an extensive selection of traditional and snowy mooncakes, as well as lava and custard mooncakes for those looking for a gooier experience.
Swensen’sis better known for their ice cream sundaes and baked rice, but yes, it also sells mooncakes during the festive season.
This year, expect mochi-snowskin ice cream mooncakes with the Swensen’s logo emblazoned across them, available in a range of flavours including sticky chewy chocolate, sea salt gula melaka, and Mao Shan Wang.
This local’s favourite, Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant has been quietly offering a special mooncake selection called Madam Leng’s Handmade Mooncake.
Even though they are from Fujian (Hokkien), Putien’s mooncake is actually similar to that of a Teochew Orh-Nee mooncake – purple sweet potato and taro filling with flaky pastry skin and salted egg yolks. Prices start from $40.70 for a box of 2 mooncakes.
Thye Moh Chan Mooncake
From a simple bakery that gradually made its name over 70 years ago,Thye Moh Chanis now a chain owned by the BreadTalk group.
Expect a classic selection of the usual lotus, yam, assorted nuts and durian mooncakes, as well astau sar(mung bean paste)to supplement your moon-viewing sessions. You’ll also find a traditional flat and wide teochew mooncake available.
Historically, the most popular choice is one that combines spicy pork floss, salted egg yolk and savoury mung bean.
Gin Thye Mooncake
Established in 1964,Gin Thyespecialises in Asian pastries and has been recognised by the National Heritage Board.
They also started sellingice cream white rabbit snowskin mooncakea few years back – inspired by the nostalgic White Rabbit sweets everyone here grew up with, as well as bamboo charcoal Mao Shan Wang for durian lovers.
This article was first published inMoneySmart.