You already know what a mooncake is, but if you have been living in a cave; we’ll enlighten you. Mooncakes are pastry-like confectionery items that either have a sweet or salty filling. Now, coming to the main topic of discussion- we have curated a list of 8 types of mooncakes in Singapore you must try atleast once.
Why you may ask? Well, you have to try them because they are some of the best mooncakes Singapore has to offer its citizens and tourists. So, don’t dilly-dally any longer and plunge into these types of mooncakes that will make you weak in the knees.
Chinese name: 巧克力月饼 Qiǎokèlì yuèbǐng
Chocolate lovers need their go-to flavour in everything, thus mooncakes. That is why, there are various types of mooncakes in the chocolate section, ranging from peanut butter, dark chocolate, and Ferrero Rocher to coffee.
Red Bean Mooncake
Chinese name: 豆沙月饼 dòu shā yuè bǐng
The second on the list of types of mooncakes in Singapore is the red bean one which is an all-time classic. The sweet bean paste and the crusty outer layer give it a rich taste which makes it a popular choice amongst Singaporeans.
Snow Skin Mooncake
Chinese name: 冰皮月饼 bīng pí yuè bǐng
Compared to the traditional ones, the snow skin mooncake is relatively new, has to be stored in the refrigerator and has crystal clear skin. The glutinous rice gives it the effect that has made it quite Instagrammable, not to forget its adorable size.
Chinese name: 榴莲月饼 Liúlián yuèbǐng
It was about time the King of fruit in Asia made its debut in mooncakes. The durian is a strong-smelling fruit that tastes incredible as a sweet and creamy filling in the mooncake. It is a famous and probably the best mooncake amongst children and adults.
White Lotus Mooncake
Chinese name: 莲蓉月饼 lián róng yuè bǐng
Next up on the types of mooncakes is the White Lotus, also known as Cantonese style. The filling is made of fresh lotus seeds, giving it a natural scent and thus, enhancing the whole experience. Besides that, it’s pretty high on calorie intake, thanks to the overdose of sugar.
Minced Pork Mooncake
Chinese name: 鲜肉月饼 xiān ròu yuè bǐng
This is one of the best mooncakes in Singapore for meat lovers. It has a filling of minced pork spread with the meat juice and then baked to give a crisp and delectable taste. This one is ideal to break the monotony of sweet mooncakes.
Green Tea Mooncake
Chinese name: 茶叶月饼 chá yè yuè bǐng
You have heard of green tea flavour in several things, so why not in mooncakes? This is one of those types of mooncakes that will never disappoint you, no matter from which cake shop you taste it. The green tea powder gives it neither too sweet nor too dry taste and a definite health shot.
Salted Egg Yolk Mooncake
Chinese name: 蛋黄月饼 dàn huáng yuè bǐng
As the name suggests, this one has a salted egg yolk filling. Thus, making it the best mooncake for breakfast! It is pretty great when you want to change your palette from all the sweet or meaty mooncakes.