Mooncakes have come a long way from their traditional hand-baked exterior with white lotus filling. With the boundaries of creativity constantly being challenged each year, fresh and interesting mooncake flavours are always on the rise. From Mala Chicken Floss to Wasabi flavoured mooncakes, can’t keep track of all the new interesting flavours? Here’s a guide on 10 interesting mooncake flavours from top brands for you to indulge in this Mid-Autumn Festival.
1. Pandan Kaya with Melon Seeds Mooncake by The Marmalade Pantry
Packaged in Limited Edition handbags, The Marmalade Pantry is making waves with its fashionable packaging. However, that’s not their only new feature. Have a go at their Pandan Kaya with Melon Seeds Mooncake which is found in The Marmalade Mix ($72 for a box of 4) and other gift sets. In fact, created with a silky pandan paste lined with the contrasting taste of kaya and completed with the crunch of melon seeds, this new addition is actually a tribute to Southeast Asian flavours.
2. Virgin Singapore Sling from Pan Pacific Singapore
4. Mala Chicken Floss, Salted Egg from Birds Of A Feather
Specialising in Sichuan flavours, you can trust Birds Of A Feather to bring a unique Sichuan twist to these traditional delights. Try their Mala Chicken Floss, Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake which is beautifully packaged inside the Birds Of A Feather Mooncake Box ($40.80 for a box of 4). This daring combination creates a surprising harmony between a mildly spicy tone together with the savouriness of salted egg yolk and chicken floss.
5. Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnuts Mooncake by Hua Ting
Who would’ve thought of infusing wasabi into mooncakes? This year, Hua Ting is pulling all the stocks to bring the taste of Japan to their mooncake collection. The Wasabi with Roasted Hazelnuts Mooncake ($77.04 for a box of 8) is inspired by one of Japan’s most unique tastes. On top of that, the infusion of hazelnut brings the perfect crunch to the otherwise soft texture of this delicate delight.
When it comes to Instagram worthy mooncakes, Goodwood Park Festive is the best one out there. This year, Tropicana ($42 for a box of 2) is joining their line of aesthetically pleasing mooncakes. Inspired by tropical flavours, indulge in the harmonious blend of tangy-sweetness of pineapple, passion fruit and coconut, all packaged into this decadent pastry. Head to Oddle Eats and order them now!
9. Pandan Lotus Paste Teochew Mooncake by August Baking Studio
Still looking for more interesting flavours? Savour Lavender Bakery‘s best-selling bite-sized Custard Lava Mooncake ($36 for a box of 8). Each bite comes with an explosion of its intensely flavoured lava core filled with creamy salted duck yolks. Furthermore, its small size makes it perfect for tea time or an after-dinner snack.