(Mid-Autumn Festival 2014) Mandarin Orchard Singapore

Mandarin Orchard Singapore introduces new exotic flavours this year, such as the Sichuan-inspired Baked Mooncake with 8-Treasure Mala and Jamon Iberico that imparts a balanced sweet, savoury and spicy kick. Also making big debut is the Baked Mooncake with Azuki Red Bean Paste and Pine Nuts.

Baked Mooncake with 8-Treasure Mala Szechuan spice and Jamon Iberico ($65 for 4 pieces)

Baked Mooncake with Azuki Red Bean Paste and Pine Nuts ($57 for 4 pieces)

Those who prefer traditional flavours can rely on popular favourites such as the Baked Mooncake with Double Yolk and White Lotus Paste ($61 for 4 pieces) and Baked Mooncake with Sinle Yolk and White Lotus Paste ($57 for 4 piece). What would be ideal for the more health-conscious is the Baked Mooncake with Macadamia Nuts and Low Sugar White Lotus Paste ($57 for 4 pieces).

Noteworthy are Mandarin Orchard’s exciting new snowskin mooncake flavours, such as the Mini Snow Skin Yam and Yam Puree (my personal favourite), Mini Snowskin Japanese Yuzu Cheese Mooncake, and Mini Snowskin Green Tea Paste with Azuki Red Bean Mooncake, priced at $53 for a box of 8 pieces.

Although there are remarkable flavours at various hotels, Mandarin Orchard’s snowskin selection defines comfort food in the form of mooncakes. Flavours evoke a sense of familiarity and are bound to delight.

The Mini Snowskin Lychee Martini and Chocolate Mooncake ($53 for 8 pieces) makes its return having met by overwhelming popularity last year. At the epicentre is a spherical white chocolate ball filled with smooth creamy filling invigorated with a touch of martini.

For the undecided, the Assorted Mini Snowskin Selection ($58 for 8 pieces) consists of two of each flavour. The elegant red-hued box with intricate gold lattice accents makes for a great gift.

Mooncakes will be available at Mandarin Orchard’s Deli Counter (Hotel Lobby, Level 1) from 1 August 2014 to 8 September 2014.

For orders or enquiries, call /6262 or email .