Guide: Boba, Keto and More Bold Mooncakes of 2019

Guide: Boba, Keto and More Bold Mooncakes of 2019

The year 2019 is a blast. Here's the best boba, keto-friendly, and more bold mooncakes that made 2019 a remarkable year for everyone. Read now.

How many ways to fill a mooncake? Bubble tea pearls, alcoholic mixes, and ketogenic mooncakes are 2019’s bold new mooncake offerings.

1. Boba bits and more

Bubble tea pearls are the attractive stars in four fun mooncake flavours of homegrown bakery Bakerzin. And this mid-autumn, they’ve launched a line of bubble tea inspired mooncakes called Bobba Love –classic mooncakes with chewy white tapioca pearl bits.

They are:

1. Pearl Latte Snowskin Mooncake: Snowskin outside, latte-flavoured inside with chewy white boba bits.

2. Pearl Yuan Yang Snowskin Mooncake: Snowskin outside, made with Bakerzin’s in-house blend of rich Arabica beans, and equally strong tea notes with chewy white boba bits.

3. Kanten Passion Fruit Mango Grains Snowskin Mooncake: Enjoy the refreshing zest of all-natural passionfruit paste, sweet mango and kanten jelly.

4. Kanten Matcha Red Bean Pomelo Snowskin Mooncake: Infused with Japanese matcha powder, shredded pomelo and soft red beans with kanten jelly. SGD 70 per box of 8 pieces; Limited to 1000 boxes. Some say the fashionable ingredient should be a mainstay in mooncakes, after dominating milk tea drinks. And we could see that trend happening soon. By 2023, experts expect the bubble tea market to be valued at over USD 3 billion.

More info on their website.

Too new for you? The classic yolked mooncake never goes out of style, and taste. We’ve got that recipe right here.

2. Diet-watching with cocao and keto

Diners watching their diet will appreciate Hai Tien Lo’snew low-sugar jade paste with melon seeds for a healthier alternative. Another classic, the white lotus seed paste with macadamia nuts is also given the low-sugar treatment. They retail at nearly SGD 70.

The Chinese fine dining restaurant of Pan Pacific Hotel also created four new flavours this year, including two smooth snowskin ones.

Dark chocolate lovers will enjoy the decadent gianduja and yuzu snowskin made with cacao barry dark chocolate, hazelnut praline and crunchy hazelnut bits.

And it’s not just Chinese tea that goes with mooncakes, English tea does too. In a tantalising cherry snowskin mooncake, aromatic earl grey tea leaves are mixed with dried cranberries, morello cherry puree, premium dark araguani and bahibe milk chocolate.

If that was a mouthful, just know that there’s loads of health-boosting properties of dark chocolate, so don’t eat be stingy on a slice.

You'll enjoy up to 20% savings on all orders placed between 5 August to 14 September 2019. Check their website for more details.

Snowskin is lovely to look at, and decidedly simple to make, with as little as five ingredients. Here’s a recipe of ours, made with yam and matcha fillings. But really, you can fill a mooncake with your favourite things.

Another local food brand, KELE’s avocado madadamia nut mooncake has been selling fast. But the stars of their season are the very local flavours of adzuki gula melaka. Others available are also lychee martini, mulberry cream cheese, rum and raisin. More info on their website.

3. Edgy and alcoholic

Aptly named Tipsy Treats, this alcoholic mooncake collection by Bakerzin is infused with all-time favourite liqueurs such as apple vodka, butterscotch baileys, latte kahlua and coconut liqueur. It's so popular that this time in 2018, advance orders were fully booked before Mid-Autumn. Full flavours here:

1. Apple Vodka Truffle Snowskin Mooncake: Crisp, refreshing flavour of apple vodka complements indulgent chocolate truffle and mooncake paste.

2. Baileys Butterscotch Truffle Snowskin Mooncake: A smooth and buttery blend of the ever-popular butterscotch baileys encased in a truffle shell.

3. Coconut Liqueur Truffle Snowskin Mooncake: A strong hint of coconut liquer brings out sweet lotus paste.

4. Latte Kahlua Truffle Snowskin Mooncake: For the coffee-lovers, you’ll enjoy this latte kahlua mooncake, it’s big shot of coffee and alcohol.Sold at $70 per box of 8 pieces.

More info on their website.

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