7 Sweet & Savoury Shanghai Mooncakes To Indulge In

box of six shanghai mooncakes in a red box with prints

If you’re a fan of traditional pastries like tau sar piah and wife pastry, chances are you’ll enjoy Shanghai mooncakes. What sets them apart from traditional baked and snowskin mooncakes is its signature shortcrust pastry, which gives it a crumbly and buttery texture. While you can expect usual suspects like lotus paste and red bean fillings encased within, Shanghai mooncakes are also known to come in flavours like sambal and even pork floss for that savoury kick. Need recommendations on where to get them? Read on for our lowdown on where to get the best Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore!

What are Shanghai mooncakes?

shanghai mooncake with green tea paste and egg yolk center cut in half on a plate
(Credit: August Baking Studio)

Think mooncakes and you’d immediately picture golden brown traditional baked skin, lotus paste within, and embossed prints of Chinese characters on top. Either that, or colourful snowskin mooncakes. Shanghai mooncakes deviate from that with its buttery shortcrust pastry – which are similar to traditional Chinese pastries. In terms of fillings, you can find classic lotus paste, green bean paste, and red bean paste, as well as savoury options like sambal and pork floss.

Traditional mooncakes vs Shanghai mooncakes

Traditional baked mooncakes Shanghai mooncakes
  • Baked with plain flour covering
  • Chewy texture
  • Baked with flour, butter, and sugar 
  • Buttery and crumbly texture

Where to get the best sweet Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore

1. Gin Thye

gin thye shanghai mooncakes best shanghai mooncake singapore
(Credit: Gin Thye Official)

Famous for traditional pastries like da lao bing and tau sar piah, Gin Thye is a brand you can trust to deliver some of the best Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore. The Gin Thye Shanghai Short Crust Mooncake (available on Gin Thye Official) comes in eight different flavours. This includes lotus paste, creamy Portuguese custard paste, a refreshing Yuzu paste, as well as rich red date paste. Enveloping these fillings is a crisp, buttery shortcrust pastry which complements these flavours perfectly. Each flavour comes in a pair – one with salted egg yolk and one without so you can get the best of both worlds. This caters to different tastes and preferences, which is perfect for sharing amongst the family!

Shanghai mooncake delivery 2022:
2 August – 3 October 2022
$8 delivery, free shipping for orders above $19

2. Yong Sheng

yong sheng mooncake pie best shanghai mooncake singapore
(Credit: Yong Sheng Singapore Official Store)

Take your mooncake tastings up a notch this Mid Autumn 2022 with the Award Winning Yong Sheng Mooncake Pie (available on Yong Sheng Singapore Official Store)! Their flaky pastry skin takes the cake for the best texture amongst other Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore, and it’s the reason why customers come back for more each year. These mooncake pies feature flavours like your classic lotus paste with egg yolk centre, as well as green tea lava that ooze out with each bite. Yam lovers can also indulge in the violet gem pie, which is savoury and creamy at the same time. Furthermore, these Shanghai mooncakes are halal-certified, so you can share them with your Muslim pals too.

Shanghai mooncake delivery 2022:
$1.49 delivery, free shipping for orders above $45

3. Kluang Yuen Fatt 

Kluang Yuen Fatt Traditional Shanghai Mooncake
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The Kluang district is known to produce some of the best Shanghai mooncakes, but you don’t have to drive all the way up North to get them. Available for delivery online in Singapore, the Kluang Yuen Fatt Traditional Shanghai Mooncake (available on KieKie.World) is sure to satisfy your mooncake cravings. Shaped like a mouse, or some say a fish, these Shanghai mooncakes are highly reviewed for their melt-in-your-mouth pastry and the not-so-sweet paste. You can get an assortment of red bean, lotus paste, and pandan paste filling – or choose to get one flavour only. As they are freshly baked, it is recommended to consume them within two days for the best flavours. Thereafter, remember to keep them in the refrigerator for up to seven days!

Shanghai mooncake collection 2022:
13 August and 3 September 2022

4. Kluang Yu Kang

kluang yu kang shanghai mooncake best shanghai mooncake singapore 2022
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Another frontrunner for the best Shanghai mooncakes from Kluang that you can get in Singapore is the Kluang Yu Kang Shanghai Mooncake (available on KieKie.World). To add on to the fragrance of their masterful pastry skin, black sesame and white sesame seeds are sprinkled on top to enhance its overall flavour. In terms of variety, they offer classic flavours such as white lotus paste, tau sar, and green tea. For the best enjoyment, we recommend popping them in the microwave or the oven for five minutes to savour them hot and fresh!

Shanghai mooncake collection 2022:
13 August and 3 September 2022

Where to get the best savoury Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore

5. August Baking Studio

august baking studio mooncake giftset best shanghai mooncake singapore
(Credit: August Baking Studio)

For mooncakes that check the box for both taste and aesthetics, you won’t go wrong with the ones from August Baking Studio. Known for offering a wide variety of mooncakes from the best yam mooncakes in Singapore to the best snowskin mooncakes in Singapore, they certainly don’t disappoint with their Shanghai mooncakes either.  The Handmade Shanghai Mooncake Gift Set (available on August Baking Studio) has sweet, earthy flavours like pandan lotus paste and red bean paste, as well as savoury ones like chicken floss lotus paste. It may sound odd, but the sweet and savoury flavours blend surprisingly well together. In addition, these mooncakes are handcrafted from scratch and baked fresh daily, so you can enjoy them at its best! 

Shanghai mooncake delivery 2022:
13 August – 8 September 2022
$3.99 delivery, free shipping for orders above $45

6. Treasure Patisserie

treasure patisserie low sugar shanghai mooncakes

Mooncakes are an annual indulgence, and we can’t deny that they’re high on calories. If you’re looking to feast guilt-free this Mid-Autumn 2022, the Treasure Patisserie Traditional Shanghai Mooncake (available on TREASURE GOURMET & GROCER) is a healthier option to opt for. It uses a low sugar recipe using brown sugar, which is just right for those who would find normal desserts too sweet. They’ve also got a variety of savoury flavours you would seldom find in other types of mooncakes so you can change up your usual mooncake tastings. This includes lotus chicken floss, lotus hae bee hiam, and jade pandan chicken floss that are oh-so-fragrant. What’s more, all flavours also come with an egg yolk centre to satisfy your salted egg cravings!

Shanghai mooncake delivery 2022:
$1.49 – $3.99 delivery, free shipping for orders above $45

7. Dora Bakehaus

dora bakehaus sambal shanghai mooncake
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Nestled within the hoods of Clementi lies Dora Bakehaus – a humble bakery that doles out yummy cookies and mooncakes with unique flavours. If you love a spicy kick, spice up your mooncake tastings this 2022 with their fragrant Sambal Lotus Shanghai Mooncakes (available on Dora Bakehaus)! Encased within a buttery pastry crumb is a flavourful blend of sweet and spicy sambal flavoured lotus paste, and a salted egg yolk in the centre. These best Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore are handmade using natural ingredients, and baked fresh daily. They are also individually packed in bunny-style boxes, which makes them perfect if you’re looking for a pretty mooncake gift set!

Shanghai mooncake delivery 2022:
Now till 21 September 2022

Savour the best Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore this Mid-Autumn 2022

Excited to try the best Shanghai mooncakes in Singapore this 2022? Snag them while stocks last at our Mooncake Fair, where value-for-money deals await! For more mooncake recommendations, check out our roundup of the best traditional mooncakes in Singapore and the best low sugar mooncakes! Durian lovers, we’ve got you covered too with a list of the best durian snowskin mooncakes in Singapore!

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