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5 of the Most Unique Mooncakes in Singapore

The Mid-Autumn Festival is upon us again. Nothing is more a fitting scene during the festival than having mooncakes with tea underneath a clear, moonlit sky. But with the dizzying array of flavours out there, where can you even start? Here are Tropika Club’s picks for 5 of the most unique mooncakes in Singapore (in no particular order).

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  • Galaxy Mooncakes by Rachelrax – These mooncakes are hand-painted with edible glitter and have a smooth and creamy filling. They come in flavours such as black sesame, matcha, and earl grey.
  • Lava Mooncakes by Hong Kong Mei Xin – These mooncakes have a molten lava filling that oozes out when cut. They come in flavours such as custard, chocolate, and cheese.
  • Lapis Mooncakes by The Lapis Place – These mooncakes are made with layers of lapis cake and have a moist and buttery texture. They come in flavours such as original, pandan, and chocolate.
  • Zhen Wei Mooncakes by 1A Crispy Puffs – These mooncakes have a crispy and flaky puff pastry crust and are filled with traditional or modern flavours such as lotus paste, yam paste, or durian paste.
  • Baked Mooncakes by Origin + Bloom – These mooncakes have a golden brown baked crust and are filled with premium ingredients such as black truffle, champagne, or bird’s nest.

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1. Galaxy Mooncakes by Rachelrax

The ‘galaxy’-styled pastries are back! Have a piece of the night sky on your mooncake from this formidable home-based bakery of 27-year-old Rachel Ng. A spin-off from her signature Galaxy Glazed Cake, Rachel has been serving the mooncakes since 2017.

The Rachelrax Galaxy Mooncakes are topped with a colourful glaze made of corn syrup, food colourings, and melted white chocolate. Its fillings take on a more contemporary inspiration, where the texture is lighter reminiscent of mousse. 

The flavours you can choose from range from the age-old classics to the modern favourites. Delect in flavours such as  Black Sesame Lotus with Sesame Peanut, Lotus with Salted Egg, Honey Purple Sweet Potato Lotus with Taro, Yuzu Lotus with Lemon Curd, and even Mao Shan Wang Durian.

You can order on their website here.

Price: The Galaxy Mooncakes come in either a set of four ($68), or a set of eight minis ($72).

Self-collection is at 471C Fernvale St. S793471. 

Contact: 90934161 | Facebook | Instagram

2. Lava Mooncakes by Hong Kong Mei Xin

The Rachelrax Galaxy Mooncakes are topped with a colourful glaze made of corn syrup, food colourings, and melted white chocolate. Its fillings take on a more contemporary inspiration, where the texture is lighter reminiscent of mousse. 

These are icons of the award-winning mooncake company Hong Kong Mei Xin. With the double-baked technique, these mooncakes will be oozing goodness the moment you slice them open, filling the air with an aroma that’s nothing short of heavenly. 

Signature flavours include the Lava Caramel Macchiato, Lava Chocolate, and Lava Custard. This year they’ve added a new one to the list: Lava Cheese – a gentle savoury affair consisting of the Northern Europe Gouda Cheese infused with rich nuts flavours.

You can order on their website here.

Price: If you want to enjoy all four flavours, you can order the Lava Quartet ($65 for eight pieces, with two of each flavour)

If you’re a cheese-lover, a box of 8 Lava Cheese Mooncake costs S$63.80

You can either have it delivered, or you can visit their many outlets and retailers across Singapore.

Contact: Facebook | Website

3. Lapis Mooncakes by The Lapis Place

The Lapis Place is probably the last place you’d go to find mooncakes. Infuse the charming flavours and colours of kueh lapis into the classic mooncake experience with their freshly made, one-of-a-kind Lapis Mooncakes.

They include the earthy flavours Cempedak, Pandan, and Earl Grey. If you want to make this Mid-Autumn Festivals more vibrant, their Rainbow Lapis Mooncakes will be perfect. 

You can order on their website here. 

Do order at least three business days in advance before you collect or get it delivered.

Price: You can get the Lapis Mooncakes in a two-piece box ($46) or a four-piece box ($88).

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Delivery and collections are available on Weekdays only. Free delivery for orders above $200. A flat fee of $15 applies for orders below $200.

Contact: [email protected]93381685 | Facebook | Instagram


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4. Zhen Wei Mooncakes by 1A Crispy Puffs

The traditional baked mooncakes that we eat every Mid-Autumn Festival comes in more than one iteration. Presenting: the traditional Teochew-style Yam Mooncakes! The fillings inside these mooncakes are usually made of thick yam paste, with or without egg yolk. What’s unique about traditional Teochew mooncakes is that its fried, rather than baked. That’s why there’s a crispy golden spiral shell surrounding the fillings.

The signature mooncake flavours of Zhen Wei Mooncakes by 1A Crispy Puffs are Pumpkin Yam, Single Yolk Yam, and Sesame Yam. 

You can order on their website, Shopee (delivery only). They accept orders via their WhatsApp number (+65 8931 8135), as well as through the phone (+65 62262226).

Price: Depending on the flavour, the two-piece box costs from $27 to $33, while the four-piece box range from $45 to $60.

Contact:  WhatsApp: +65 8931 8135 | Tel: +65 6226 2226 | Facebook



5. Baked Mooncakes by Origin + Bloom

Add a French twist to you Mid Autumn Festival this year. These mooncakes are expertly crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Antonio Benites over at Origin + Bloom, the café/signature restaurant of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel. They’re made with buttery puff pastry inspired by French pastry-making, so they have a crumbly texture to it.

The mooncake flavours include Baked Azuki Mooncake and Baked Cempedak Mooncake. For a more decadent adventure, try their Chocolate-covered Black Sesame Mooncake and Chocolate-covered Sweet Potato Mooncake, with the chocolate made from Araguani 72% dark chocolate.

You can order on their website here. 

Or, you can make your purchase over at their counter: Origin + Bloom @ Marina Bay Sands: 10 Bayfront Ave, Tower 3 Hotel Lobby, Singapore 018956

Price: Each mooncake costs $12, and four pieces comes in at a price of $48.

Contact: Tel: +65 6688 8588 | Facebook | Instagram | Website

Conclusion

Mooncakes are a traditional delicacy that symbolise the Mid-Autumn Festival, a time to celebrate the harvest and reunite with family and friends. But who says you have to stick to the same old flavours every year? If you’re looking for something different and exciting to spice up your mooncake experience, why not try some of these unique mooncakes in Singapore?

Whether you’re a fan of durian, chocolate, cheese, or lapis cake, there’s something for everyone in this list of 5 of the most unique mooncakes in Singapore. You’ll be amazed by the creativity and craftsmanship that go into making these mooncakes, from the stunning designs to the delicious fillings. Plus, they make great gifts for your loved ones or yourself. So don’t miss this chance to indulge in some of the most unique mooncakes in Singapore this Mid-Autumn Festival. Order them online or visit their outlets before they sell out. Trust us, you won’t regret it!

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is the Mid-Autumn Festival and when is it celebrated?

A: The Mid-Autumn Festival is a traditional Chinese festival that marks the end of the autumn harvest and the fullness of the moon. It is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, which usually falls in September or October. In 2022, it will be on September 29.

Q: What are some of the customs and activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore?

A: Some of the customs and activities of the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore include eating mooncakes, carrying lanterns, praying to the Moon Goddess, exchanging gifts, and enjoying various cultural performances and exhibitions. You can find out more about the festival at https://www.chinatownfestivals.sg or https://www.visitsingapore.com/festivals-events-singapore/cultural-festivals/mid-autumn-festival/.

Q: What are mooncakes and why are they eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival?

A: Mooncakes are round pastries that symbolise unity and harmony. They are traditionally filled with lotus seed paste or red bean paste and a salted egg yolk that represents the moon. They are eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival as a way of expressing gratitude and appreciation to family, friends, and business partners.

Q: What are some of the most unique mooncakes in Singapore?

A: If you are looking for something different and exciting to try this Mid-Autumn Festival, you can check out some of the most unique mooncakes in Singapore featured in our blog post. They include galaxy mooncakes by Rachelrax, lava mooncakes by Hong Kong Mei Xin, lapis mooncakes by The Lapis Place, zhen wei mooncakes by 1A Crispy Puffs, and baked mooncakes by Origin + Bloom. These mooncakes have stunning designs, delicious fillings, and creative flavours that will delight your taste buds.

Q: Where can I buy these unique mooncakes in Singapore?

A: You can buy these unique mooncakes in Singapore online or at their respective outlets. You can find their contact details and locations in our blog post. However, you may want to order them early as they tend to sell out fast due to their popularity and limited availability.


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