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Digest Mid-Autumn Festival 2020: The Most Popular Baked Mooncakes In Singapore

Mid-Autumn Festival 2020: The Most Popular Baked Mooncakes In Singapore

Mid-Autumn Festival 2020: The Most Popular Baked Mooncakes In Singapore
Image: Sheraton Towers Singapore
By Dudi Aureus
By Dudi Aureus
August 19, 2020
Be it the baked brown crust or its flaky yam counterpart, these classic traditional and non-traditional mooncake flavours are back by popular demand

The Mid-Autumn Festival isn’t complete without the traditional baked mooncake varieties we’ve come to love for generations. Every year, the chefs bring back classic flavours that we look forward to sampling time and time again. Here are 10 of them. 

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1/10 Mixed Nuts and Jamón Ibérico

This baked mooncake remains popular for a reason. Each bite is a delicious medley of sweet and savoury flavours, thanks to its luscious filling of smooth lotus paste enhanced with mixed nuts and jamon Iberico bits. Available until October 1. Order here.

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Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro

Restaurant, $$, Chinese, Orchard

2/10 Baked Pu Erh with Chia Seeds

Much to the delight of gourmands, the culinary team has brought back its signature favourite this year. Each baked mooncake comprises a delectable tea-infused filling mingled with chia seeds for that gentle crunch. Available until October 1. Order here.

Madame Fan | 32 Beach Road, S(189761) | 6818 1921 |  dining.reservations@theNCOclub.com

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3/10 Traditional Baked White Lotus Paste with Double Yolk

Every year, fans can’t get enough of this mooncake variant showcasing the culinary team’s signature thin and golden brown pastry skin. Bite into it and savour the generous filling of low-sugar white lotus paste and double yolk in its centre. Available until October 1. Order here.

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Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant

Restaurant, $$, Chinese, Orchard

4/10 Smoked Duck with Assorted Nuts and Lime

The restaurant is famous for its signature Peking Duck, and this was the inspiration for the culinary team’s popular variant created in 2017. The secret lies in the premium silver lotus paste jazzed up with bits of Peking Duck, which have been smoked in a mesquite wood-fire oven for extra flavours. Available until October 1. Order here.

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Jiang-Nan Chun

Restaurant, $$$, Chinese, Orchard

5/10 Baked Taro Mooncake with Lychee

Included in the classic collection this year is this all-time favourite, featuring a healthier but no-less delicious yam paste studded with roasted melon seeds. Providing a fruity counterpoint are the lychee notes, which perfectly balance the sweet and nutty taste. Available until October 1. Order here.

The Marmalade Pantry | 04-11A, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, S(238801)

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6/10 White Lotus Seed Paste Mooncakes with Macadamia Nuts

The chefs wanted to give you more baked options, so they’ve come up with this all-time favourite. The golden brown skin—baked to perfection—still holds a delectable white lotus seed paste. But instead of a single or double yolk in the centre, the filling has a sprinkle of macadamia nuts for a nutty finish. Available until October 1. Order here.

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Restaurant, $$, Chinese, Orchard

7/10 Signature Mini Baked Custard with Bird’s Nest

The upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival means we get to feast on celebrated chef Mok Kit Keung’s beloved creation. These bite-sized delights comprise a generous filling of nourishing bird’s nest, delicately wrapped within a smooth and creamy custard before they’re baked to golden brown. Available until October 1. Order here.

Shang Palace

Restaurant, $$, Chinese, Orchard

8/10 Green Tea and Black Sesame

Those with a penchant for delicious and healthy mooncakes will love this perennial favourite, composed of a green tea-infused lotus paste that’s packed with nutrients. And for that delightfully nutty crunch, it’s finished with a generous amount of melon seeds. Available until October 1. Order here.

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Li Bai Cantonese Restaurant

Restaurant, $$$, Chinese, Cantonese, Orchard

9/10 Thousand Layer Yam

A different rendition of the traditional mooncake is the classic Thousand Layer Yam variation, showcasing crisp and golden swirls of pastry that envelop the fragrant sweet yam paste. You have the option of having it with a single or double yolk. Available until October 1. Order here.

Yàn

Restaurant, $$, Chinese, Cantonese, City Hall/ Bras Basah

10/10 Home-Baked Yam Mooncakes with Salted Egg Yolk and Pistachio Nuts

Executive chef Nicky Ng’s signature baked variety comprises spiral flaky layers that easily fall apart to reveal a delicate and smooth yam paste. Its sweetness is balanced with the saltiness of the salted egg yolk as well as the nuttiness of the crushed pistachio nuts. Available until October 1. Order here.

Mitzo

Restaurant, $$, Chinese, Modern, Orchard

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