Best Mooncakes To Gift Your Family & Friends - Disney Themes, Adorable Packaging & Unique Flavours!

Best Mooncakes To Gift Your Family & Friends - Disney Themes, Adorable Packaging & Unique Flavours!

Lifestyle Food
By Sophie Hong on 10 Aug 2022
Senior Editor

With Mid-Autumn Festival (10 September) approaching, this is our PSA for you to start putting in your mooncake orders before they’re all snapped up! Spoilt for choice? From traditional baked mooncakes with a modern twist to delicate snowskin mooncakes in exciting flavours, we’ve got you covered with this list of pretty mooncakes that are great for gifting. 

Read on for our pick of mooncakes to gift your family and friends this year!

Hock Wong

Disney Modern Shanghai Mooncake Gift Box, $36, Hock Wong. Photo from Hock Wong

If you or your giftee are die-hard Disney fans, then look no further than Hock Wong. Their traditional baked mooncakes come in 6 flavours - including chocolate, green tea and sweet potato lotus - and are adorned with the silhouettes of Mickey and Minnie Mouse, as well as Donald and Daisy Duck. But the main draw here for Disney fans is the gorgeous limited-edition packaging that these mooncakes come in, and here’s the best part - each purchase of the Disney Mooncake set from Hock Wong gives you a chance to win air tickets for two to Bali! 

The Disney Love Destiny Mooncake Box ($32) contains 2 pieces of mooncakes, and when you open the box, the die-cut of iconic Disney couples Mickey and Minnie, or Donald and Daisy, will “meet” in the middle. How adorable! For the style-conscious, there’s the Singapore-exclusive Disney Modern Shanghai Mooncake Gift Box ($36), containing 2 pieces of mooncakes. It features Mickey and gang decked out in chic old-world Shanghai fashion, and the box itself features motifs such as button knots and traditional Chinese patterns. Take your pick from Mickey or Minnie Mouse (peony pink box) or Donald or Daisy Duck (royal blue box). 

Royal Mickey Embossed Classic Duffle Bag, $108, Hock WongPhoto from Hock Wong

Fancy something that can be reused? There’s the Disney 3D Embossed Mooncake Tin Box ($58) - available in classic red or vintage black - which you can then repurpose as a lunch box, jewellery box or storage container! FYI, instead of 4 pieces of traditional baked mooncakes, you can also opt for Musang King snowskin mooncakes. What we’ve got our eye on, however, is the Royal Mickey Embossed Classic Duffle Bag ($108). It contains 6 pieces of traditional baked or snowskin mooncakes, and when you’re done, the duffle bag can be used for just about anything - be it a cute tote, a travel carrier or even a picnic basket! 

Available at Hock Wong's retail store at 64 Pagoda Street and mooncake pop-up stores in Takashimaya, Vivocity, NEX, Northpoint and Tampines Mall. You can also place your order via Hock Wong’s online store here.


Flavours (from left): Illumination and Pure. Photo from TWG Tea

This shiny gold snowskin mooncake from TWG Tea is sure to dazzle anyone who receives it, so definitely go for this if you’re trying to impress (perhaps your partner’s parents?).  Named Illumination, this mooncake is made with a smooth white lotus paste infused with TWG’s Immortal Moon Tea, so you’ll get a hint of the tea’s fruity and flowery notes. It is accompanied by white chocolate pearls and a white chocolate heart filled with mango confit. 

Another one of our favourites this year from TWG Tea is Pure, a snowskin mooncake with a beautiful snow-white exterior. Inside, you’ll find an aromatic matcha-infused white lotus paste encasing a white chocolate heart filled with matcha ganache. Definitely a must-try for anyone who adores matcha! And of course, don’t forget to pair these mooncakes with TWG Tea’s Immortal Moon Tea, a blend of white and green tea leaves that carry the sweet fragrance of ripe berries. 

TWG Tea’s Immortal Moon Tea Mooncake Collection will be available at all TWG Tea Salons & Boutiques from now till 10 Sep. Available in a set of two mooncakes paired with Immortal Moon Tea, $88; and a set of four mooncakes, $78. 

Cat & Fiddle

Cat & Fiddle’s Bandung snowskin mooncake.Photo from Cat & Fiddle

For a uniquely Singaporean take on mooncakes, try Cat & Fiddle’s snowskin mooncakes inspired by local flavours. Each one of them is filled with the patisserie’s proprietary cream cheese filling, and stamped with an adorable cat face. Who can resist that!

Meowsketeer Trio, $68.90, Cat & Fiddle. Photo from Cat & Fiddle

There are two sets available - first is the Meowsketeer Trio ($68.90) which contains 6 pieces of mooncake in the flavours Teh Peng, Bandung and Kopi Gao. For durian lovers, there’s the Meowsketeer Towkay ($78.90), which features 6 pieces of charcoal snowskin mooncake with a decadent Mao Shan Wang filling. Both come in a two-tier drawer-type mooncake box carrying a quirky illustration of a kopitiam at a HDB block.

Place your orders at all Cat & Fiddle islandwide or online here.

Goodwood Park Hotel

Ondeh ondeh mooncake, Goodwood Park Hotel.Photo from Goodwood Park Hotel

We’ve seen many reinterpretations of ondeh ondeh over the years, but never in a million years did we expect to see an ondeh ondeh mooncake. Available at Goodwood Park Hotel, this snowskin mooncake features a pandan centre encased in choux pastry, gula melaka sourced from Java and a freshly-grated coconut base. We also can’t get over how pretty the pandan green swirls look! 

$52 nett for 2 pcs, $82 nett for 4 pcs. Get them here

The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry’s special edition Blush Pink Rattan Vanity Case. Photo from The Marmalade Pantry

We’re suckers for good gift boxes that can be reused, which is why we’re obsessed this rattan vanity case from The Marmalade Pantry. The vintage-style bag features hand-woven rattan, complete with a blush pink PVC leather cover, gold clasp and top handle - and we can definitely see ourselves using this as a weekend or travel bag! 

So how do you get this special edition vanity case? Simply order any of these three mooncake gift sets: The Marmalade Mix ($88+), with 4 pieces of each baked mooncake flavour, The Classic Collection ($90+) with 4 pieces of double yolk with white lotus paste baked mooncake, or The Deluxe Marmalade Mix ($148), with 8 pieces of baked mooncakes in total, two of each flavour. 

Flavours (from left): Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste, Baked Charcoal with Black Sesame and Melon Seeds, Traditional White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, Hojicha Matcha with Raisin.Photo from The Marmalade Pantry.

The four mooncake flavours are: Traditional White Lotus Paste with Macadamia Nuts, Hojicha Matcha with Raisin, Baked Charcoal with Black Sesame and Melon Seeds, and Double Yolk with White Lotus Paste. All of The Marmalade Pantry’s mooncakes are also made with low-sugar, no-lard recipes, so you can feel less guilty when you inevitably help yourself to another slice! 

Orders can be made now at The Marmalade Pantry’s ION and Downtown Bugis outlets, or online here.

Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza Hotel

Flavours (from top): Cognac Truffle Tiramisu, Tropical Soursop Vanilla, White Lotus Seed Paste with Salted Egg Truffle, Peach Passionfruit Truffle Blueberry. Photo from Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza Hotel

Yes, we’re typical millennials who love anything that comes in shades of pastel but you can’t deny that these snowskin mooncakes from Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant by Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza Hotel look so cute! This year, they’ve added three new flavours to their repertoire: Tropical Soursop Vanilla, Peach Passionfruit Truffle Blueberry and Cognac Truffle Tiramisu. We find that the fruit-flavoured ones are particularly refreshing on a hot day. 

The limited edition premium gift set, which contains 4pcs of Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes and a 375ml bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee Brut, $238. Photo from Marriott Singapore Tang Plaza Hotel

But if you’re the type who prefers going for bold, whether in terms of flavour or gifting, then you’ll love Wan Hao’s Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with Jamon Iberico Ham, Single Yolk and Pistachio. It is definitely not for the faint-hearted, with an earthy aroma of Black Truffle and a salty, nutty punch from Jamon Iberico Ham. These flavours are complemented by a salted egg yolk centre and white lotus seed paste studded with pistachios for crunch. 

Prices start from $80 for 8pcs of snowskin mooncakes, and $88 for 4pcs of Golden Black Truffle Baked Mooncakes with Jamon Iberico Ham & Single Yolk. Get them here.

Peach Garden

Mini White Lotus Snowskin Mooncake with Lychee Martini Truffle, Peach Garden.Photo from Peach Garden

In case you were wondering, these Mini White Lotus Snowskin Mooncake with Lychee Martini Truffle from Peach Garden taste as good as they look. These pretty pink mooncakes are perfect for your BFF, especially if her go-to cocktail is the lychee martini! 

Premium Collagen Yuzu Snowskin with Lemon Truffle, Peach Garden.Photo from Peach Garden

Gifting mooncakes to the women in your life? We’re sure they’d appreciate the Premium Collagen Yuzu Snowskin with Lemon Truffle, which is infused with collagen for good skin and joint health. Plus, the zesty flavours of yuzu and lemon are an excellent alternative for those who do not fancy the rich flavours of traditional mooncakes. 

Prices start from $62++ per box of 8 mini snowskin mooncakes. Get them here.


Flavours (from top left): Chocolate Caramel Fantasy, Fit To The Tea, Berry Delight, Nuts Over Coconuts.Photo from PAUL

For the second year in a row, French restaurant bakery PAUL is applying its French flair to mooncakes. Dubbed Moon Tarts, these exquisite-looking pastries are a twist on entremets, with flavoured mousse sitting atop a buttery sable tart shell, then topped with glaze and edible decorations. The Moon Tarts come in four flavours this year: Fit To The Tea, with notes of black tea, yuzu and chocolate; Berry Delight, which has a tart flavour profile with its redcurrant and yoghurt combo; Nuts Over Coconuts, a chestnut and coconut tart that comes with a delightful mouthfeel; and Chocolate Caramel Fantasy, which is bound to satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. 

PAUL’s Moon Tarts are retailing at $50 for a box of 8pcs. Online pre-ordering is available from 20 Aug onwards here. Pre-orders should be made at least three days in advance. Get free delivery to a single address when you spend at least $120 nett. 

Roku Gin x Janice Wong

Roku Gin x JW Snowskin Mooncake set ($138).Photo from Janice Wong

Mooncakes are traditionally paired with tea, but do you know that they go pretty well with certain types of alcohol too? In collaboration with Roku Gin, celebrity chef Janice Wong has launched three mooncake flavours showcasing the Japanese craft gin. There’s the sweet and floral Sakura Strawberry Gin mooncake, the citrusy Yuzu Gin mooncake and the earthy Matcha Lemon Thyme Gin mooncake. Get them all with the Roku Gin x JW Snowskin Mooncake set ($138), which contains 8 pieces of mooncake, a 200ml bottle of Roku Gin, and 2 Roku Gin ceramic cups. 

Order online here. Enjoy a 25% early bird discount when you make your pre-order by 15 Aug.

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