One of the highlights each year is the Mid-Autumn festival, held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar. The annual festival, which falls on 4 October this year, often sees Singapore’s streets set alight with glowing lanterns and — in certain areas such as Chinatown — dragon and lion dance performances. It also gives us all a reason to feast, thanks to the many restaurants and hotels rolling out inventive selections of mooncakes.
One of our go-to spots for these festive treats is Grand Hyatt Singapore, which is known for creating traditional handmade mooncakes with a modern twist. This year, the hotel offers snow skin mooncakes in four unique flavours, including strawberry-lime-tequila truffle, and black sesame with Buddha’s Hand truffle — the latter of which has fragrant black sesame seeds to accompany the citrusy taste of the Buddha’s hand fruit.
For a more boozy option, the Violette & Gin is infused with Tanqueray No. Ten gin and crème de violette liqueur for a distinctive floral flavour. The chocolate-mint fondant is also a must-try, as it boasts the perfect balance of white and dark chocolate.
If you prefer baked mooncakes, the hotel offers options such as red lotus double-yolk with roasted melon seeds, white lotus double-yolk with roasted melon seeds, black sesame lotus double-yolk with bamboo ash, and white lotus with roasted melon seeds. The latter is a less sinful option, as it doesn’t contain egg yolk — so you can indulge without guilt.
Grand Hyatt’s mooncakes also make luxurious gifts for family, friends, or business associates, as they are packaged in intricately patterned boxes that feature a mosaic of rose, red and gold floral accents. These beautiful boxes can be personalised with any four traditional flavours, or any nine snow skin mooncakes of your choice.
You can enjoy Grand Hyatt’s selection of mooncakes (or pamper your loved ones) for S$69 nett per box. All mooncakes will be available for sale at the shop in mezza9 from 28 August to 4 October (11:00am to 10:30pm) and at the lobby shop on the hotel’s ground floor from 29 August to 4 October (11:00am to 10:30pm).
Additionally, retail booths will also be present at Ngee Ann City’s basement 2 (31 August to 4 October), Chevron House (on weekdays from 4 September to 4 October), and Vivo City (5 September to 4 October).